In-Person "Level Orange"

Procedures and Protocols for Briarhill Middle School

In-Person Learning Guidelines


As a reminder, families will have the opportunity to change their learning pathway (in-person, virtual or virtual plus) choices at the end of every 9-week grading period throughout the school year. Requests for changes should be submitted to your campus anytime before the 7-week mark in the 9-week grading period. The first 9-week grading period ends on Oct. 16, therefore change requests must be made anytime prior to Oct. 2. Families will soon be provided a form to submit their change requests. Learning path changes will go into effect at the beginning of the next 9-weeks.


If a student or staff member has any of the following new or
increasing symptoms, they should stay home:

  • Fever (100.4+) or chills

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

  • Fatigue

  • Muscle or body aches

  • Headache

  • Loss of taste or smell

  • Sore throat

  • Congestion or runny nose

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Diarrhea

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Self-Checks and Screening -- Checking temps will be done at home. Not school.


Mask and Face Covering Procedures

All face-coverings must be school appropriate. If you cannot wear it on a shirt, then it can't be on a mask. Shields do not count as face-coverings unless a mask is worn too. When not able to maintain 6 feet of distancing, the nose and mouth must be covered.

Also vented masks and valved masks are not accepted by CDC guidelines, so we cannot allow these as an option.

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We have received some questions about class sizes when we return to campuses, given the number of students that have selected virtual learning for the first 9 weeks of school. We want to clarify that, while there may be a smaller number of students learning in-person, there are also fewer in-person learning teachers to accommodate the need for virtual learning teachers. Consequently, in-person class sizes are expected to be about the same size as usual. With that said, every classroom in LISD will be supplied with at least 10-12 desk shields and desks will be spaced out as much as possible.

Classroom Greeting
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Masks must be worn if 6 feet of social distancing cannot occur.

Moving Around the Building

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  • Walk on the right

  • Main stairway up, back stairways down

  • No restroom during passing period

  • One grade level moving at a time in passing periods



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Student Events When Allowed

Student Only Events Protocols




  • Available to In-Person Briarhill Students. Not available to Virtual Plus students.

  • Due to the potential flammability of alcohol-based hand sanitizers, LISD will not provide sanitizer on school buses when transporting students.

  • Students may carry personal-sized hand sanitizer on buses and are encouraged to use their own hand sanitizer prior to boarding the school bus in the morning.

  • Campuses will have hand sanitizer available to students prior to boarding school buses in the afternoon.

  • Students will be required to wear facial coverings when on the bus.

  • When possible, windows on the bus will be opened to increase ventilation.

  • Distance between students will be maintained when possible and students will be seated strategically to maintain distance. However, TEA guidance does not require reducing bus capacity.

  • Buses will be cleaned after each route and will undergo thorough disinfection each day.

  • Families are encouraged to drop students off, carpool, or walk with their student to school when possible to reduce virus exposure on buses

All UIL Guidelines Will be Followed and Updated Accordingly - Before, After, and Outside of School Activities Could Have Different Guidelines

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Briarhill Fine Arts Operational Guidelines


LISD COVID Protocol | Level Orange
Sanitization & Hygiene
Movement Around Building
Cafeteria & Meals