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COVID-19 Updates

DASHBOARD
 
Current Cases   (Students and Staff *On Campus)
Students: 
0
 
Staff: 
0
 
Previous Months (Students and Staff On Campus)
February: 2
January: 4
December: 8
November: 4
 
Total Cases   (Students and Staff On Campus)
18
 
Updates and Clarification Added Jan. 29, 2021.
 
 
CDC guidelines detail quarantine lengths for those in close contact with someone who has tested positive. The CDC guidelines indicate that a person who is exposed to someone who was exposed is not at risk.
On Campus/Off Campus Change Form

Switching back and forth between on campus and distance learning:
 
  1. You may make a new decision about choosing on-campus or distance learning prior to the beginning of each quarter. 
  2. We encourage families to stay with your commitment for the quarter. However, we recognize that mid-quarter change requests may need to be made. To request a change, please complete this MWS On Campus/Off Campus Change form, and we will do our best to accommodate this request. A Meridian staff member will contact you regarding your request.
 
If you need to make a TEMPORARY switch from on campus learning to distance learning due to quarantine or illness, you may use the form above.*
 
*Primary Campus policy:
 
  1. Please make your request one calendar day in advance of the move.
  2. A temporary move to distance learning is not to be used as a general convenience as this places an additional strain on our most valuable resource - our teachers. 
  3. To be approved, requests must meet multiple criteria, including:
 
• Medical need (doctor’s note, need for quarantining) 
• Duration of absence (at least 3 days)
• Timely notification of need (at least one day prior to switch)
 
* 5th grade requests may be more readily approved due to the structure of the learning in 5th grade.

Campus COVID-19 ProtocolsImportant Resources
 
Our Return to Campus Protocols is updated as needed according to the latest recommendations from the TEA and CDC. Please come back to this resource often for guidance; you will find many COVID-19-related policies and questions answered here.
 
*Updated November 11, 2020. You can find updates by looking for comments in Google Doc above. 

CDC's guidance on quarantine timelines
TEA Attestation: School procedure for recommending distance learning students return for on-campus instruction (on an individual basis)

      • Scroll down to Past Updates and click on the most recent date
      • Then click on Williamson County COVID-19 Update Report

 

As many of you are aware, Williamson County has a pandemic scale of green (best), yellow, orange, and red. Mid November, WilCo moved from yellow to orange on this scale. Per state rules, however, whether our school remains open is based not upon conditions in the county (unless we are ordered to close), but instead are based upon conditions in the school. If there is evidence of a risk of spread in the school, we will shift to distance learning, as we are doing the week of Nov. 16-20 in the Primary Campus.

 

No matter what the condition, we should always take precautions as if any one of us was an asymptomatic carrier of COVID-19. Be vigilant about wearing your own mask and make sure your students are wearing theirs. Maintain social distancing of six feet or more. Sanitize surfaces and wash your hands often.