- Clint Independent School District
- News Release
JULY 17, 2020
Clint ISD Staff Update on School Building Practices During I-LEARN@HOME
Dear Clint ISD Family,
We hope that you are doing well and are ready to begin our 2020-2021 school year. Attached is a document outlining our district’s School Building Practices during ILEARN@HOME. The document includes information on safety protocols we will follow to help with the prevention, response, and mitigation of the COVID-19 virus while you are at school or district building. This document only outlines procedures on the return of our staff members. A separate document will be created geared toward our students and parents once we begin offering in-person, face-to face instruction.
Teachers and instructional staff will be returning to school buildings on Tuesday, July 21st, for professional development and to prepare for the upcoming school year. Instruction will begin on Monday, July 27th with teachers providing instruction from their classroom while students remain at home.
Clint ISD staff members who work at a school building or visit the school buildings please read the attached information. Once you have read it please complete the Google Form below. If you have any questions about district-wide protocols, you may enter these into the form and you will receive a response back from a district team member. If you have questions about specific campus procedures, please reach out to your campus principal.
Required Steps before Returning On-Site:
- Here is a brief overview video explaining the steps: https://youtu.be/fgn8VNGoH9I
- For everyone's safety, all campus staff and district staff who visit school buildings must read the Safety Protocols document: School Building Practices During I-LEARN@HOME
- After reading the document, fill out the Google Form: (Link included in the email to staff)
As the trajectory of the virus continues to evolve, the safety protocols we must follow will also evolve. For now, our main goal is for all of us to return to a safe work environment and at the same time provide a world class education for all our students. Let us work safely to ensure that our students don't miss a beat in their education.
Dr. Juan I. Martinez
Superintendent of Schools
JULY 06, 2020
Clint ISD PRESS RELEASE
The Texas Education Agency has been providing guidelines for beginning the Fall 2020 school semester throughout June to July 2, 2020. At this point, Clint ISD has used that information to create and announce our plan for instructing our students. To ensure the safety of our students and staff we have created a plan which we have named – I-LEARN@HOME.
The plan will be as follows:
1. Clint ISD will begin classes on July 27, 2020 as originally scheduled.
- All Students will attend the I-LEARN@HOME program where our staff will be back in their classrooms, providing instruction, and students will remain safely at home, learning. This will take effect from July 27, 2020 through September 25, 2020. At that time, the District will review the recommendations by the county, state and Texas Education Agency for face-to-face instruction and determine for the next grading period the instructional setting for our students.
- During the First Nine Weeks, teachers will be in their classroom, utilizing the camera for live streaming, recording content and lessons, and using computer and software systems to provide real-time virtual instruction to our students at their homes. This system has been named the I-LEARN system, or Instructional Learning Environment Audio Resource Network, and is an integrated system of equipment and software that will support our teachers with using technology to deliver instruction.
- Clint ISD has installed the I-LEARN system in over 700 classrooms and has also purchased the G Suite for Education tools for all teachers. These resources will enable our teachers to broadcast instructional activities direct from our classrooms to our students as well as capture the lesson broadcasts for later viewing.
The I-LEARN@HOME instructional program will allow our teachers access to the tools they need to provide direction instruction while they remain safe through social distancing and it will also allow our students to be instructed at higher levels while social distancing.
District employees will be allowed to bring their school-aged children to work with them if they are from the same household and are CLINT ISD students.
Information is still being released weekly by the TEA which the District will continue to review and refine in the upcoming weeks. The District administration will continue to monitor the current situation and create the best plan for our employees and students.
March 27, 2020
Clint ISD Closed Indefinitely Due to Coronavirus Pandemic
As we continue to stay abreast of all incoming information regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the health and well-being of our students and staff will always be a top priority for Clint ISD
Clint ISD will remain closed indefinitely in accordance with City of El Paso Department of Public Health guidance.
During the closure, teachers and essential staff will report to work and/or work from home in order to support continued instruction and district operations.
The Clint ISD Remote Learning Plan will continue to provide instruction for students. Teachers and District personnel will be available to support parents and students.
Meals will continue to be available for pick-up at all schools and various bus drop-off locations for all children ages 1-18 Monday through Friday.
Students and staff are asked to remain at home and follow health department guidelines regarding the spread of Coronavirus.
As our local, state and federal government response to the Coronavirus pandemic evolves, decisions made by Clint ISD will also continue to be revised to ensure the safety of students and staff.
Please visit www.clintweb.net or follow us on social media for updates.
March 22, 2020
Learning and Instruction continues in Clint ISD – Although our schools and buildings remain closed due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, we are committed to continue to provide the quality education you have come to expect from Clint ISD. We have created a robust remote learning plan for every student in Pre-K through 12th grade so learning can continue for our students.
If they have not already done so, on Monday, March 23, our teachers and schools will begin contacting our students and parents to determine technology needs and provide support as our students prepare to learn from home.
On Tuesday, March 24, students will begin the Clint ISD remote learning plan through Friday, April 3. Parents may access their child’s daily learning schedule and assignments, as well as information on free lunches, technology needs, and contact information on our District website, www.clintweb.net, and on the school websites.
If you need assistance, do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher or district personnel for assistance and support between 8 am to 3 pm.
Your continued patience, flexibility and cooperation, is invaluable. We are confident that by working together, our students will receive the best education possible. Together…We Build Tomorrow.
We know that during these times, it is crucial for parents, students, teachers and the community in general to receive timely and accurate answers to their questions and more importantly, academic support while learning at home. Clint ISD is doing everything we can to serve you by providing you with this list of cell phone numbers of Clint ISD administrators and academic staff who will be readily available to assist you.
These are very challenging times for all of us, but as the Superintendent, I am inspired to see us come together to support, protect and help one another. Thank you so much for your continued support by trusting us with the education of your children. I am available to serve you 24/7. Dr. Juan I. Martinez (915) 490-3746.
Please note: These phone numbers are provided for parents, students and district employees to facilitate and assist in the delivery of instruction while the district is closed down due to Covid-19 Pandemic. Please refrain for calling for any other purpose unless you have consent. Please visit the District Contacts due to District Closure link if you need to assistance.
March 16, 2020
Clint ISD Closure March 23 – April 3 Due to Coronavirus Pandemic
As we continue to monitor the chain of events and stay abreast of all incoming information regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the health and well-being of our students and staff is a top priority for Clint ISD.
Due to continued developments regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and out of an abundance of caution, Clint Independent School District will be closed March 23, 2020 - April 3, 2020. Students and employees will return on Monday, April 6, 2020.
During the closure, teachers and essential staff will be asked to report to work and/or work from home in order to support continued instruction and district operations. Supervisors will be communicating this information. Clint ISD Board of Trustees approved a resolution on March 16, 2020 to compensate employees during this time. (see attached letter from Superintendent Dr. Juan I. Martinez to Clint ISD employees)
District officials are currently working on a learning plan and a meal service distribution plan. Those plans and details will be communicated to parents and posted on the District website, www.clintweb.net as soon as they become available.
Any employee who travels outside of the El Paso Tri-City area which includes El Paso, Las Cruces, Juarez will be required to notify their supervisor before returning to work. Travelers, employees or students, returning from outside of the Tri-city area or who are symptomatic or have been exposed to Coronavirus will be required to self-quarantine for a period of 14 days before returning to school or work.
As our local, state and federal government response to the Coronavirus pandemic evolves, decisions made by Clint ISD will also continue to be revised and readjusted to ensure the safety of students and staff.__________________
March 14, 2020The following are recommendations and directives that have been given to school districts by the department of public health and Clint ISD will be following these directives. They are as follows:
We will continue to keep you informed with any updates.
- All students will return on April 6, 2020 from spring break.
- Students with special healthcare needs will not return to school for remainder of the school year.
- All employees and students with a travel history of less than 14 days will stay home for 14 more days and may only return if asymptomatic.
- Students with influenza - like symptoms will be sent home by the nurse and may only return when fever and cough has reduced after 24 hours.
- All mass gathering events, to include but not limited to sports, commencement ceremonies, concerts, etc. will be canceled.
- We will collect information on a daily basis on absenteeism due influenza-like illness starting with first day students are back.
- We will continue to promote and implement effective hygiene activity with all students and personnel, teaching proper hand washing, cough etiquette, cleaning of working surfaces and social distancing.
- We will stagger lunches to prevent large gatherings in the cafeterias.
March 13, 2020 (Updated March 14, 2020)
Due to developments and increased concerns regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and out of an abundance of caution, Clint Independent School District students will not return to school following Spring Break and classes will not be in session March 23-April 3, 2020. Lunch will be available for students at all school cafeterias during the week. Students will return on Monday, April 6, 2020.
All student activities and athletics are cancelled until further notice. All student and employee travel is cancelled.
All employees will return to work on March 23, 2020 following Spring Break. Any employee who travels outside of the El Paso Tri-City area which includes El Paso, Las Cruces, Juarez) will be required to notify their supervisor before returning to work.
Travelers, employees or students, returning from level 3 areas, and/or who are symptomatic or have been exposed to Coronavirus will be required to self-quarantine for a period of 14 days before returning to school or work.
The district will reassess the need for continued closures on March 27, 2020. Please visit www.clintweb.net or follow us on social media for updates.
Debido a lo que está sucediendo y las crecientes preocupaciones con respecto al Coronavirus (COVID-19) y por la gran precaución, los estudiantes del Distrito Escolar Independiente de Clint no regresarán a la escuela después de las vacaciones de primavera y las clases no estarán en sesión durante del 23 de marzo al 3 de abril 2020. Se ofrecerá almuerzo en todas las cafeterias durante la semana. Los estudiantes regresarán el lunes 6 de abril de 2020.
Todas las actividades después de escuela han sido canceladas hasta nuevo aviso. Todos los viajes de estudiantes y empleados también se cancelan.
Todos los empleados volverán a trabajar el 23 de marzo de 2020 después de las vacaciones de primavera. Cualquier empleado que viaje fuera del área de Tri-City de El Paso, que incluye El Paso, Las Cruces, Juárez) deberá notificar a su supervisor antes de regresar al trabajo.
Los viajeros, empleados o estudiantes, que regresen de las áreas de nivel 3 y / o que presenten síntomas o hayan estado expuestos al Coronavirus deberán realizar una cuarentena por un período de 14 días antes de regresar al trabajo o a clases.
El distrito volverá a evaluar la necesidad de continuar con el cierre y las cancelaciones el 27 de marzo de 2020. Visite www.clintweb.net o síganos en las redes sociales para obtener más información y actualizaciones.
March 3, 2020
As concerns regarding the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) have increased, Clint ISD is committed to keeping our parents and community informed. The health and well-being of our students, staff, and community are a top concern. Clint ISD will continue to monitor any developments surrounding COVID-19 outbreak through proven and trustworthy sources: City of El Paso Public Health Department, the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
We are currently following health officials recommended steps to protect against coronavirus in the same way we would prevent the spread of other respiratory illnesses like the flu. Our teachers, school nurses, and staff are working diligently to encourage the simple and effective habits of frequent hand-washing, covering every cough or sneeze, and cleaning classroom tables/surfaces frequently. Visit Clint ISD Health News for more information: https://www.clintweb.net/Page/2603
Developments and updates that directly affect students and employees will be communicated on this site, by phone calls, text messages, emails, social media and shared with the media.
For updated information on the coronavirus, please visit the City of El Paso Public Health Department webpage: http://www.elpasotexas.gov/public-health
Como las preocupaciones con respecto a la propagación del Coronavirus (COVID-19) han aumentado, Clint ISD se compromete a mantener informada a nuestra comunidad. La salud y el bienestar de nuestros estudiantes, el personal y la comunidad son una de las principales preocupaciones. Clint ISD continuará monitoreando cualquier desarrollo relacionado con el brote de COVID-19 a través de fuentes comprobadas y confiables: el Departamento de Salud Pública de la Ciudad de El Paso, el Departamento de Servicios de Salud del Estado de Texas (DSHS) y los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC).
Actualmente estamos siguiendo los pasos recomendados por los funcionarios de salud para proteger contra el coronavirus de la misma manera que evitaríamos la propagación de otras enfermedades respiratorias como la gripe. Nuestros maestros, enfermeras escolares y personal están trabajando diligentemente en los hábitos simples y efectivos de lavarse las manos con frecuencia, cubrir cada tos o estornudo y limpiar las mesas y superficies del salón con frecuencia.
Visite noticias de salud para más información: https://www.clintweb.net/Page/2603
Noticias y desarrollos que afectan directamente a los estudiantes y empleados se comunicarán en este sitio, mediante llamadas telefónicas, mensajes de texto, correos electrónicos, redes sociales y se compartirán con los medios.