Safe Return to School Plan


 As we prepare for the start of a new school year, I want to personally thank you for your continued investment in our district. It is because of you that we are able to give our students the best there is to offer in education. The safety and security of our students and staff are of the utmost importance and we will continue to do what is best for them. For nearly two years, our district has operated following the Safe Return to Schools plan. This document, which is fluid, contains protocols set forth by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Texas Education Agency (TEA), and local health officials. We encourage all students and staff to follow the recommended safety guidelines that have been established. Though we have made the difficult decision to not offer virtual instruction this year, we are currently working on various instructional platforms and avenues to reach our students that may have fallen behind due to the pandemic and we are confident that we are prepared to offer a safe learning environment for our more than 23,000 students. Our Superintendent, Executive Council, and the COVID-19 Taskforce meet regularly to discuss the pandemic and what that means for the district. As conditions change with COVID-19, the Taskforce will update and modify our plan as needed.


Our district did an amazing job last school year communicating active COVID-19 cases via the COVID-19 Dashboard. We will continue to use our COVID Dashboard again this year as long as the need persists. The Dashboard will serve as our primary communication method for all COVID-related case notifications and will provide Campus Response Levels that reflect active positive cases throughout the district. The Dashboard will allow our families and staff to review the number of active COVID cases at each campus. All positive cases will be reported to our local and state health authorities. Our job is to provide the world with the next group of GCCISD GIANTS and with this plan and the buy-in from our stakeholders, I believe we can do just that.


View Our Safe Return to School Plan Here