Willie Brown Academy Insider

September 3, 2020

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In-Person Learning to Begin Sept. 8

Beginning Sept. 8, Mansfield ISD will offer in-person classes, five days a week at all MISD campuses. In-person classes will include additional health and safety precautions in alignment with local health protocols.

WBA In-Person Re-Entry 2020
In-Person Learning

MISD In-Person Instruction Begins Sept. 8 with Extended Safety Measures

Screen Students At Home Each Morning

Parents are the first step in reducing the spread of illness at school! Check in with your child each morning for signs of illness. If your child has any of the following symptoms, keep them home.

• Temperature 100 degrees Fahrenheit or higher when taken by mouth

• Sore throat

• New uncontrolled cough that causes difficulty breathing ( for students with chronic allergic/asthmatic cough, a change in their cough from baseline)

• Diarrhea • Vomiting

• Abdominal pain

• Abnormal taste and/or smell

• New onset of severe headache ( especially with a fever)

• Has had close contact ( within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes) with a person with confirmed COVID-19

• Contact your campus nurse if your child has any of the above symptoms and keep your child home.


Individuals Confirmed or Suspected with COVID-19

  • Any individuals who themselves either: (a) are lab-confirmed to have COVID-19; or (b) experience the symptoms of COVID-19, must stay at home throughout the infection period of ten days and cannot return to campus until the school nurse screens the individual to determine that ALL conditions below have been met for re-entry.

  • 24 hours have passed without fever or the use of fever reducing medicines

  • Improvement in respiratory symptoms (cough, shortness of breath)

  • At least ten days have passed since symptoms first appeared.

  • In the case of an individual who has symptoms that could be COVID-19 and who is not evaluated by a medical professional or tested for COVID-19, such individual is assumed to have COVID-19, and the individual may not return to the campus until the individual has completed the same three-step set of criteria listed above.

  • If the individual has symptoms that could be COVID-19 and wants to return to school before completing the above 10 day stay at home period, the individual must either:

  • Obtain a medical professional’s note clearing the individual for return based on an alternative diagnosis or

  • Obtain an acute infection test at an approved testing location (https://tdem.texas.gov/covid-19/) that comes back negative for COVID-19.

  • Your child will not be permitted back on campus until the campus nurse has completed a screening (phone or in person) for re-entry. Please contact your campus nurse for this screening before sending your child back to school.

ABSENCES

If a student is absent for any reason, we will serve them as a remote learner. Please know that students will not be interacting live with their teacher while they are remote learners. Teachers will instead provide instructional support, resources, and/or videos via SeeSaw (K-2) or Canvas (3-4). Your student will be expected to complete the assigned activities and assignments each day and will be marked present if the day's activities and assignments are turned in prior to 11:59 p.m. on that day.

MISD Releases New Web Page to Track COVID-19 Cases

Mansfield ISD is committed to opening school buildings with guidelines that prioritize public health and protect students and staff to the greatest extent possible.

In addition to that commitment, the district also understands the need for transparency as we face this global pandemic together.


MISD has created a web page with the purpose of tracking COVID-19 cases within the district. The data provided includes the number of lab-confirmed positive COVID-19 cases and the recovery status of those cases by campus.


View the COVID-19 case data web page here.


The information will be updated daily. Cases will also be communicated via email directly to the employees and parents of affected facilities.

Map and Teacher Rooms

Please use the links to find a map of WBA with grade level areas marked and a list of in-person teachers with room numbers.


WBA map

Teacher Room #s

Arrival and Dismissal Procedures

Please review our campus arrival and dismissal procedures. We are committed to safety and we need your help in keeping all studets and staff safe while navigating our property and in getting everyone to and from school efficiently.


Anyone picking up in person from school (via car line or walking up to gym doors) must display the school issued car tag (not one from a previous year). All bus riders are required to have a bus tag.


If you weren't able to pick up the car tag next week, it will be sent home with your child on Sept. 8. Please make your own temporary tag that will be allowable on Sept. 8 and 9 only. Any bus tags not picked up will be given to your student on Sept. 8.


To find information on bus transportation (eligility, bus #, bus stop), click here.


Arrival and Dismissal Procedures

Water Bottles

Scholars are encouraged to bring a refillable water bottle to school. For safety reasons, the drinking portions of our water fountains are turned off, however the bottle refilling portion of the water fountains will remain on. We want our students to have access to water throughout the day and stay hydrated. Scholars will be encouraged to take their water bottles to PE, recess, and lunch. Please label the bottle with your child's name. During PE or lunch, scholars needing water who don't have a refillable bottle will have access to disposable cups.

Join WBA PTA!

Anyone can join PTA…

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Grandparents

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Our goal is 100% participation!

Please support WBA and our community and join PTA today. Simply visit https://www.joinpta.org/ to join!

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Food Allergy Notice

The health and safety of all students at Willie Brown Academy is a priority at our campus. We are requesting your help in keeping our students safe.


There are several WB scholars that have been diagnosed with a severe food allergy. A severe food allergy is a reaction to a food that may cause anaphylaxis. Anaphylaxis can cause breathing problems, hives, low blood pressure, shock, and even death. Anaphylaxis is very rapid in onset and may even cause the death of a student if left untreated. Children with a severe food allergy must avoid that food totally. Many children even react if the food gets on their skin or if they smell the food. Care must be taken to prevent the child from touching or eating the offending food. Therefore, we are asking your cooperation as we put the following guidelines into effect.


Please do not send any food items containing peanuts or tree nuts to be eaten as a snack in the classroom. It is fine to send these products for lunch, which is eaten in the cafeteria.


If you have any questions about food allergy related issues, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We appreciate your help.


September Breakfast & Lunch Menus

School Lunch Accounts

Mansfield ISD Student Nutrition has transitioned from MySchoolBucks to SchoolCafé as our provider for online meal payments and free/reduced lunch.

SchoolCafé is a safe and secure way for parents to monitor student(s) account balance, view purchases and payments and set up low balance email alerts. Register for a SchoolCafé account.


NEW FEATURE ADDED for monitoring cafeteria spending.

Families that want to set cafeteria spending limits for a la carte items can do this online at www.schoolcafe.com/mansfieldisd. A la carte items include extra entrée or menu items, bottled water or other available drinks, and snack items. You have the ability to limit purchases to specific days and limit the maximum amount your child can spend by day or week.


Allergen information on file has carried forward from last year. If there is a new allergen or a change in medical condition, please contact Seon Ervin (seonervin@misdmail.org). Spending restrictions notes from prior years have been reset and did not carry over to the current year.

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MISD Clothes Closet

Dear Parents,


Thank you for all that you do while the students are home! We appreciate our teachers and we sincerely appreciate you! As most of you know we have the Clothes Closet here in Mansfield. The Clothes Closet provides clothing and supplies for students (families) with a need for this school year. If you are in need of an appointment for Monday, please email me at lisaeubanks@misdmail.org, so that I can make sure your family is taken care of.


Thank you,

Lisa Eubanks

WBA Counselor

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