Flour Bluff ISD has developed plans to safely reopen schools for the 2020-2021 school year. We know you have many questions about what the new school year will look like for your child. As we receive additional guidance from local, state and federal officials reopening plans will be updated.
We’ve developed some frequently asked questions and will continue to update that information as we receive answers. To find out more, visit our Flour Bluff ISD Reopening School Plans for 2020-2021 webpage.
Flour Bluff ISD was made aware today that two District employees have tested positive for COVID-19. All individuals who came in contact with the employees have been advised to self-monitor for symptoms and to contact their primary physician or the Corpus Christi-Nueces County Public Health District if symptoms occur.
One of the employees who tested positive for COVID-19 is a Student Nutrition employee. Therefore, today is the final day of the Healthy Summer Meals for Kids Grab & Go Meal program. Out of an abundance of caution for the health and safety of staff and families receiving meals, the program is ending early to reduce any potential spread of COVID-19. The program was to continue through June 30. Families who need assistance with food insecurity during this time are asked to contact the Texas Health and Human Services Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program. More information can be accessed at hhs.texas.gov/pebt.
Student Nutrition staff has been maintaining social distancing requirements and adhering to regular sanitizing and cleaning protocols. The Student Nutrition Facility is closed and deep cleaning measures will take place before any staff members are asked to return to work.
In addition, the Flour Bluff Athletics strengthening and conditioning program will suspend until Monday, July 13. The second employee had limited contact with staff and students involved in the program. However, the health and safety of our students and staff is our top priority and feel suspending the program will meet the highest standards of well-being for everyone involved. The suspension does not include the swimming and diving program.
We will continue to provide updates to our community as we are made aware of any potential exposure to COVID-19. We ask for families to review and adhere to guidelines set out by local, state and federal authorities. More information on COVID-19 safety protocols can be found at the following websites:
Texas Department of State Health Services - https://dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/
Corpus Christi – Nueces County Public Health District - https://www.nuecesco.com/commissioners-court/advanced-components/nueces-county-covid-19-information-page
Flour Bluff ISD schools to remain closed for the duration of the 2019-2020 school year - FBISD Learning at Home to continue for students
In accordance with Governor Abbott’s executive order that all Texas school buildings remain closed for in-person student instruction for this school year, Flour Bluff ISD campuses will remain closed for the duration of the 2019-2020 school year. Flour Bluff ISD Learning at Home will continue through the end of the academic calendar year. The last day of instruction for the 2019-2020 school year is Thursday, May 28. In addition, curbside meals will continue through the end of the school year.
Over the coming days, the Texas Education Agency will provide additional information for school districts. We anticipate the information to include guidance on graduation. We will provide any changes or additional information on graduation, at a later time.
We know you have many questions. We are working on compiling a list of questions and answers to make the end of the school year as smooth as possible. At this time, our focus is to provide continued instruction for our students to ensure they are continuing to learn and grow. In addition, we are here to support our families and staff as we navigate these unchartered waters.
All Flour Bluff ISD buildings will remain closed until further notice with only essential personnel working at school facilities. The majority of FBISD staff is working remotely from their homes. If you have questions or concerns, please reach out to your child’s teacher or principal or send an email to email@example.com.
Please continue to check the COVID-19 webpage which will be updated with additional frequently asked questions soon.
We appreciate your continued patience and support.
Throughout the school closure, Flour Bluff ISD Student Nutrition has been providing curbside meals-to-go for students. Beginning the week of April 6th, meal distribution will change to two times per week to help families remain home and lower the exposure to COVID-19.
The meal distributions will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays each week for the duration of the school closure. We will now offer two breakfasts and two lunch meals at pick-up on Monday and three breakfast and three lunch meals on Wednesday.
Earlier this week, the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) announced new meal pickup flexibility for parents and families. Parents or guardians of Flour Bluff ISD students may pick-up meals for their children without the child present. However, TDA is requiring that if the child is not present, one of the following pieces of documentation must be presented:
*If a parent or guarding is not able to obtain one of the items listed above and is need of an official letter/email from the school listing children enrolled, please click here for more information.
We hope these changes help to ensure our students are receiving healthy meals while lowering the risk of exposure to COVID-19. If you have questions or concerns, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Flour Bluff ISD Curbside Meals-To-Go Service
Monday & Wednesday (for the duration of the school closure)
9 a.m. - Noon
Pick-up in front of Central Kitchen
Monday Pick-up: 2 Breakfast & 2 Lunch Meals
Wednesday Pick-Up: 3 Breakfast & 3 Lunch Meals
Today, Governor Greg Abbott announced that all Texas schools will remain closed until Monday, May 4. Our goal is to resume all normal school operations as soon as it is safe to do so. However, we know this executive order, put in-place by Governor Abbott, will help to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
We want to first thank all our teachers, staff, parents and students who have worked to keep the learning going while school buildings are closed. This is a new normal for all of us and we will work to continue supporting our students and families to ensure our students’ academic success for the duration of the school closure. We will continue all distance learning that is currently in-place through Monday, May 4. If you have concerns, please reach out to your child’s teacher. You can also send an email to email@example.com. As we move forward over the next month, we will continue to provide updates and let you know our plans to reopen schools after Monday, May 4.
Please continue to keep up-to-date on the school closure via the FBISD website, flourbluffschools.net, through the District’s social media outlets and emails. We appreciate your continued support and partnership.
The Flour Bluff ISD Board of Trustees met tonight during a Regular Board Meeting and decided to continue with the school closure and distance learning which adhere to the Texas Governor’s Executive Order that all schools will be closed through April 3. The District is waiting for further direction on potential extended closures from local and/or state officials and will provide that information once it is available. As a school district, we are doing our part to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and keep our students and staff safe and healthy.
The District’s Student Nutrition will continue to provide curbside meals to-go throughout the school closure and while the stay-at-home ordinance for Nueces County is in effect. Curbside meals to-go include a breakfast and lunch item Monday through Friday. Pick-up times are from 9 a.m. - Noon. Meals can be picked-up in front of Central Kitchen and are for youth 18 years of age and younger. The student does not have to present to pick-up the meal.
Learning at Home is in full swing across all campuses in Flour Bluff ISD. Parents, if you have concerns regarding your child’s academic success during the school closure, please contact your child’s teacher. In addition, please complete the Family Survey located on the COVID-19 webpage on the District’s website, flourbluffschools.net. We are working to keep the learning going for the duration of the school closure and want to do all we can to provide the resources to help your child achieve success.
We will continue to provide updates on our response to COVID-19 on the district’s website, flourbluffschools.net, district social media outlets and emails to parents. That you for your continued partnership.
Flour Bluff ISD will provide an expanded curbside to-go meal service during the District’s school closure beginning Monday, March 23rd. The expanded curbside to-go meal will include a breakfast and lunch. In addition, the to-go meal pick-up hours are expanded. Meals can now be picked-up 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. (Noon).
The to-go meals will be for children ages 18 and younger and children receiving meals must be present at time of pick-up. Each child will receive one breakfast meal and one lunch meal. Meals will be available while supplies last.
Expanded Curbside Breakfast & Lunch To-Go Meal Service
Date: Monday-Friday beginning Monday, March 23 through duration of school closure
Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. (Noon)
Where: Flour Bluff ISD Central Kitchen, 2507 Waldron Road
Today, Texas Governor, Greg Abbott, announced that all Texas schools are closed through Friday, April 3. Therefore, all Flour Bluff ISD campuses will be closed Monday, March 23, through Friday, April 3. At this time, it is expected classes to resume on Monday, April 6.
The District will provide additional information on our plan for instruction and services during the two-week school closure in the coming days.
Thank you for your continued support and patience as we work to provide timely information and decisions during these uncertain times.
The District is working diligently to keep our staff, parents, students and the community up-to-date on how the COVID-19, coronavirus, outbreak is affecting our District. As information becomes available and events change, sometimes rapidly, we are working to provide you information as quickly as possible.
This week, all District campuses are closed through Friday, March 20. This includes the cancellation of all extracurricular activities. At this time, school is scheduled to reopen on Monday, March 23.
Below are some developments that occurred today...
For the coming days and weeks, we encourage our families to take care of yourselves and each other by practicing the requirements set by local and national health officials which include minimizing interaction to lessen the spread of the coronavirus.
This is a fluid situation with events changing daily, and in some cases, hourly. Therefore, we appreciate your continued support, partnership and patience as we navigate these unchartered waters.
To keep up-to-date on all the information on our response to COVID-19, please visit the webpage we have setup on our website, https://flourbluffschools.net/coronavirus-covid-19-updates/.
Flour Bluff ISD will provide a curbside to-go meal service during the District’s school closure beginning Monday, March 16th through Friday, March 20th. The meals will be available for pick-up from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. each day in front of the FBISD Central Kitchen. To-go meal can be picked up by car or walk-up.
The to-go meals will be for children ages 18 and younger and children receiving meals must be present at time of pick-up. Each child will receive one meal. Meals will be available while supplies last.
Curbside Lunch To-Go Meal Service
Date: Monday, March 16 – Friday, March 20
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Where: Flour Bluff ISD Central Kitchen, 2507 Waldron Road
Update from Flour Bluff ISD Superintendent Dr. David Freeman
This afternoon, President Trump declared the threat of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) a National Emergency. Earlier today, Governor Abbott declared a statewide public health disaster. I’m sure you are all aware that the Board decided to close schools and cancel all activities through next week. All buildings and facilities are closed as part of our containment strategy. Our staff has been working diligently to deep clean, disinfect, and fog all classrooms, offices, facilities, and buses. We hope that by taking these drastic steps, our community will help slow the spread of the virus and assist in preserving the capacity of our health care systems. With health and safety our top priorities, this social distancing helps protect students, staff, and the larger Flour Bluff ISD community.
The Board will meet again Thursday to assess the situation. I would ask that all of you be on “standby” and stay local throughout next week. You will likely receive updates from your principals and supervisors, and dependent upon the status of the threat of the virus, we could recall all staff as early as next Friday to prepare for students returning the following week. Rest assured, we will pursue all available options regarding professional staff contract days and hourly worker compensation. For hourly workers, if you don’t receive direct deposit, your payroll checks will be mailed next Wednesday. While not knowing what the future holds, I ask that principals and teachers begin planning and brainstorming alternative learning opportunities for students should the closings continue in the coming weeks. The TEA has provided guidance on what they expect as to continuity of instruction. ( https://tea.texas.gov/sites/default/files/Planning%20for%20Insructional%20Continuity%20v12.pdf )
It is also the district’s goal to offer food care packages for families on free and reduced lunch. As we await authorization and guidance from state and federal sources, strategies that allow this while social distancing are currently in development.
Finally, this is certainly unprecedented for all of us. Scholars, sociologists, and scientists will refer to and analyze these hectic times for decades. I pray that you all stay positive, healthy, and take care of yourself, your family, and your loved ones’ needs and well-being. We will traverse through this together and serve our students and community to the best of our ability.
Good Evening Flour Bluff ISD Parents & Staff,
Tonight, the Flour Bluff ISD Board of Trustees met during an Emergency Board Meeting to discuss adjusting the Official School Calendar in response to the COVID-19 or coronavirus outbreak. Out of an abundance of caution, the Board decided to suspend all classes and district activities until March 23. Therefore, schools will be closed March 16-20 and all extracurricular activities have been suspended until classes resume on Monday, March 23.
For teachers and staff, supervisors will provide further direction.
Throughout this week, the Flour Bluff ISD Maintenance Department has been deep cleaning all District facilities including District buses. The extended break will allow additional time for our Maintenance and Custodial staff to continue deep cleaning throughout the District as well as setup additional measures to promote good health. The District is in continuous contact with our local officials and following the guidelines of the Corpus Christi-Nueces County Public Health District. We are instructing anyone who has traveled to affected areas and/or are concerned about being infected with the coronavirus to contact local health officials and follow their directions. The Corpus Christi-Nueces County Public Health District has set up a phone number for citizens to call for questions. The number is 361.826.7200.
This is a fluid situation that is quickly unfolding with rapidly changing circumstances surround COVID-19. We appreciate your partnership and support as we work to ensure a safe and quality learning environment for our students. Please continue to follow preventive measures set by the Centers for Disease Control which include cleaning hands often, avoiding close contact and staying home if you are sick. Visit the Centers for Disease Control website, cdc.gov, for more details.
Please stay connected with us on our social media pages and our website, flourbluffschools.net, for updates.