Fort Worth ISD | "Did You Know?"
SEPTEMBER 12 - SEPTEMBER 18
FORT WORTH ISD WILL INSTITUTE MASK REQUIREMENT BEGINNING MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 13
At the direction of the Fort Worth ISD Board of Education, Superintendent Kent P. Scribner will implement a mask requirement for employees, students, and visitors of the Fort Worth ISD.
The directive – which begins Monday, September 13 – requires all staff, parents, students, and visitors to wear protective facemasks at all Fort Worth ISD indoor facilities, absent a medical exemption.
The decision to wear a mask at outdoor activities and events is up to the individual.
This resolution also directs the Superintendent to review the necessity for maintaining the mandate on a monthly basis by using CDC guidelines, medical guidelines and local hospital capacity. He is to advise the Board on his conclusions.
The District will implement the same indoor mask protocol staff and students followed during the 2020-21 school year.
FWISD TO HOST 2021 BOND INFORMATION SESSIONS SEPTEMBER 16- OCTOBER 27
Fort Worth ISD stakeholders are invited to attend upcoming information sessions about the Fort Worth ISD “Commitment To Classrooms” propositions.
Information sessions are being hosted at 14 District secondary schools September 16-October 27.
The Fort Worth ISD Board of Education approved a resolution on Tuesday, August 10 calling for a bond election of $1,490,400,000. The election will be held November 2, 2021 and will not result in a property tax rate increase. The proposal will, among other things, address renovations at the District’s middle schools and provide a new elementary school in Benbrook.
For upcoming session dates and additional FWISD Commitment to Classrooms details, visit www.fwisd.org/bond.
FWISD OBSERVES 9/11 ANNIVERSARY WITH MULTIPLE CEREMONIES, ACTIVITIES
Multiple ceremonies and activities were slated this week at schools across Fort Worth ISD to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
September 11, which is now observed as Patriot Day, remembers the nearly 3,000 lives lost in the deadliest terror attack in United States history.
The FWISD JROTC Department set up a 9/11 Memorial Display in the Central Administration Building lobby and invited staff and facility visitors to jot down their 9/11 reflections and emotions in a journal placed near the memorial.
>>Click here for a complete listing of 9/11 scheduled events across the District.
FORT WORTH ISD & TARRANT AREA FOOD BANK RESUME MEGA MOBILE MARKET ON WEDNESDAY EVENINGS
Fort Worth ISD will continue to work with the Tarrant Area Food Bankand open the gates to Herman Clark Stadium each Wednesday eveningfor the food bank’s Mega Mobile Market.
Distribution time will be from 6 pm to 8 pm to serve families in need.
The Tarrant Area Food Bank (TAFB) has provided meals to families on Friday mornings since September 4, 2020, at the Mega Mobile Market. Due to the return of in-person instruction and athletic events, the distributions will now take place during the evening on Wednesdays. Organizers are continuing to see an increase in families who visit the food bank for the first time, and attribute it to the most recent surge of the delta variant of the COVID pandemic.
The Mega Mobile Market is a large-scale food distribution event held each week. Each attending family receives a variety of high-quality, nutritious food.
Herman Clark Stadium is located at 5201 C.A. Roberson Blvd. in Fort Worth.
FWISD TO HOST ANNUAL COLLEGE NIGHT ONLINE SEPTEMBER 20
High school students, along with their parents, are invited to attend Fort Worth ISD’s 2021 “College Night” on Monday, September 20, 2021. This year, College Night will be held virtually and you can participate from the comfort of your home using your favorite internet-enabled electronic device.
With hundreds of universities and institutions from around Texas and across the nation constructing “virtual booths” to house YouTube videos, presentations and opportunities for live chats, College Night will provide a wealth of educational opportunities at the click of a button.
This event promises to offer “one-stop shopping” for all things higher education. Students will learn how to navigate college options during the pandemic and beyond.
Student registration is open now! Below are the steps:
- Go to www.fwisd.org/collegenight
- Select the green Virtual College Fair button
- Select Student as Registrant Type
- Fill out all the required general information
- Accept terms and conditions
- Log on to www.fwisd.org/collegenight on September 20
For more information, contact the FWISD Choice and Collegiate Programming Department at 817- 814-1560.
FORT WORTH ISD OBSERVES EDUCATION GO GET IT WEEK
Themed attire days, fun class activities, and candid college conversations are just a few of the activities being held as Fort Worth ISD observes Education Go Get It Week.
Celebrated September 13-17, the annual event informs FWISD students about post-secondary education opportunities available to them including college, military and vocational training.
During this week, FWISD counselors, college and career coaches, and teachers are highlighting the importance of higher education by:
- Spotlighting college and career information with career contests, college bulletin board decorations and the creation of career aspiration walls;
- Providing presentations that help students plan for college and understand the basics of admissions and financial aid;
- Promoting the T3 Partnership that can give additional support to and through the college and career journey;
- Taking virtual college tours and completing college applications
Education Go Get It Week continues through Friday, September 17.
And campuses, don’t forget to post photos on social media using the hashtags #GoFWISD and tagging @FortWorth_ISD on Twitter and @FortWorthISD on Facebook and Instagram. We’ll share as many photos as we can on our District platforms!
COVID-19 SYMPTOMS AND EXPOSURES: KNOW WHEN TO CALL YOUR DOCTOR OR SEEK EMERGENCY CARE
The Cook Children’s Emergency Department (ED) has seen a big influx of parents bringing in children who have been exposed to COVID-19 but show no symptoms. Children who aren’t critically-injured or ill should go instead to their pediatrician or a COVID-19 testing site.
“If your child needs emergency care treatment, our Emergency Department is here for you. That’s why we’re here,” said Natalie Carpenter, director of Emergency Services at Cook Children's. “But please don’t come to the emergency department for a simple COVID test.”
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) lists these COVID-19 symptoms requiring emergency care:
- Trouble breathing
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion
- Inability to wake or stay awake
- Pale, gray, or blue-colored skin, lips, or nail beds, depending on skin tone
For more information, visit www.cookchildrens.org/coronavirus.
FWISD PARTNERS WITH PERRONE PHARMACY TO HOST COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINICS
The Fort Worth ISD, in partnership with Perrone Pharmacy, is hosting COVID-19 vaccination clinics at 14 District high schools now until September 22.
Pfizer vaccines will be administered at no cost from 3:30 to 8:30 p.m. on designated days at each individual campus. The vaccination clinics are open to all FWISD students 12 years old and above, staff, and their families. Registration is preferred, and an appointment can be booked at an individual’s desired campus by following one of the links below. Walk-ins will be accommodated.
Two vaccination dates are designated for each campus. Each clinic offers individuals the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine on the first scheduled date and the second dose three weeks later.
>>Click here for a complete listing of vaccination clinics.
People receiving the vaccine must arrive 15 minutes prior to their scheduled appointment if they don’t complete the necessary paperwork ahead of arriving.
For additional information visit http://www.perronepharmacy.com/covid-19.
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