2020-2021 Guidelines - COVID Information
The COVID Dashboard includes any student, teacher and/or staff members who are test-confirmed with a COVID-19 infection and participated in any on-campus activity during the previous Monday-Sunday.
The dashboard will be updated on Mondays for the previous Monday-Sunday. ACA is using this reporting timeline so that the data displayed in this chart will match that which a viewer can see in the state reporting system.
The dashboard does not include remote learners who were not on campus.
When lab-confirmed cases are reported to the district, all staff and parents at the affected school will receive an emailed notification once contact tracing is complete. Due to state and federal privacy requirements, the name or details that may identify the individual cannot be released.
- Close Contacts: Anyone determined to be a close contact will receive an individual notification with further instructions. If you are not directly contacted about you/your child being a close contact, then you/your child have not been identified as possibly exposed to a lab-confirmed positive individual and will not need to isolate or quarantine based on the information we received.
- Contact of a Contact: Anyone who has been near someone who is identified as a close contact is considered a Contact of a Contact. This person has not been exposed and may continue activities as normal.
- Note: All members of the ACA community should be diligent and mindful of symptoms and isolate while contacting the campus if symptoms occur. Seek the advice of your chosen doctor.
Please remember that guidance is constantly evolving and so must our response and plan. Please note the dates of items here and use the most recent items for the most updated information. Important parent communications can be found below:
12/7/2020 - Updated "Mayday! Parent Contact for Tech Help"
12/7/2020 - 9-Week Change of Setting Option: Parents have the option every 9 weeks to change whether students attend in-person (on-campus) or asynchronous remote. Parents have much to consider in making this decision and there is much for the schools to accomplish to be sure we are adequately equipped for the expected on-campus students. In order to facilitate this planning and making necessary changes, parents should note the below windows of time where they can petition for a change. If no petition for change is received within this time frame, then ACA will assume the parent wants the current setting to remain for the following 9-weeks. Please email your requests to:
Primary Campus, Melissa Fambrough, email@example.com
Intermediate Campus, Teri Rodgers, firstname.lastname@example.org
Middle School Campus, Yolonda Dawson, email@example.com
3rd nine weeks: December 11-17 (11:59 p.m.)
4th nine weeks: March 5-11 (11:59 p.m.)
9/17/2020 - TEA and DHSH have partnered to provide information about COVID in schools across Texas through this website. The website was just released and will be growing to include searchable functions that include information on specific school systems.
Helpful Parent Information Videos and Presentations:
3) Device Care
Beginning of Year Parent Info: All Campuses - This document gives a summary of beginning of year "need to knows" for ACA families. We have coordinated resource and device pickup for all families by last name so that parents can make one trip, though you will have to go to each campus if you have multiple students.*For faster service, parents should bring the ACA Materials Checkout Form completed and signed with them to the campus on the designated day.
8/27/2020: On Campus and Remote Learning Parent Presentation Slides
PARENT and FAMILY RESOURCE SITE
What is Seesaw?
What is my child's email address?
How do I get help with technology?
How do I log in to Zoom or ScootPad?
How do I set up a space for at-home learning?
Where can I find the answers to my questions all in one place?
For more information regarding the two options for your child, please review our Academic Considerations. More details will be released as the information becomes available.
Operational Guidelines: Health and Safety
COVID SELF-REPORTING FORM: If an individual (parent, student or staff member) is determined to have symptoms of COVID-19, is medically advised to be suspected of having COVID-19, is lab tested and confirmed to have COVID-19, or has been in close contact (as defined in this document) with someone suspected or determined to have COVID; that individual should stay at home and self-report to the school for the sake of protecting our ACA community. ACA will take action to protect the identity of individuals according to laws that govern such information.
ACA COVID RESPONSE PLAN UPDATED 12/17/2020: This document (and previously recorded below presentation) meets the Texas Education Agency requirement for the posting of parent guidance prior to 5 days before the start of school per the SY 20-21 Public Health Guidance Plan. Note: This document will update with further guidance from state and local leadership.
*Mask exemptions: Any person with a medical condition or disability that prevents wearing a face covering may be exempted from the ACA mask policy through a 504 evaluation and accommodation. These persons should contact the ACA 504 Coordinator, Courtney Boswell, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information about Homework and Health will be available HERE. H&H will only be available once students are allowed back on campus and only for on-campus learners. Keep watching the H&H web page for updates.
Tarrant County Information: Tarrant County has COVID-19 testing sites at locations across Tarrant County. To do a self-screening and make an appointment go to covidtesting.tarrantcounty.com. For non-urgent questions about COVID-19 call the Tarrant County Public Health information line at (817) 248- 6299, 24 hours a day seven days a week. For more information visit coronavirus.tarrantcounty.com.