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General Safety Information

AISD is committed to the safety of students and staff at each campus through the following recommended prevention methods: 

  1. AISD will attempt to have hand sanitizer and/or hand washing stations with soap and water at each entrance. In addition, we will attempt to provide hand sanitizer and/or hand washing stations with soap and water in every classroom.

  2. Students, teachers, staff, and campus visitors should be encouraged to sanitize and/or wash hands frequently.

    1. AISD will have students engage in supervised handwashing for at least 20 seconds before meal time, in addition to being encouraged to wash hands after using the restroom. Instructional videos and modeling will be used to teach students good handwashing techniques.

    2. Students, teachers, staff, and campus visitors will be encouraged to cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue. If a tissue is not available, covering his/her sneeze or cough with their elbow is the next best option.

    3. Used tissues should be thrown in the trash. Hands should be washed immediately with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or hand sanitizer will be used.

  3. The District has instituted more frequent cleaning practices, including additional cleaning by janitorial staff:

    1. The District will provide the opportunity for children to clean their own spaces before and after they are used, in ways that are safe and developmentally appropriate.

    2. The District has arranged additional cleaning and disinfecting of surfaces that are touched in common throughout the day. This would include objects such as door handles, common tables/desks, shared supplies such as art supplies, and high touch devices such as shared laptops or tablets.

    3. Schools should arrange for cleaning of commonly-touched surfaces in classrooms between different class groups, if the same room will be used by multiple class groups.

    4. The District uses CDC guidance on cleaning campuses to prevent COVID-19 spread.

    5. The District takes precaution to ensure products are stored safely, including storing harmful products where children cannot access them, and ensuring that harmful cleaning products are not used near children.

  4. Whenever possible, schools will open windows or otherwise work to improve air flow by allowing outside air to circulate in the building.

  5. The District will provide a range of printed resources such as posters that promote protective measures and can serve as helpful reminders of best practices.

  6. On the first day a student attends school on campus, the campus will provide instruction to students on appropriate hygiene practices and other mitigation practices adopted at individual campuses.

  7. Schools are required to comply with the governor’s executive order regarding the wearing of masks.

  • For the purposes of this document, masks include non-medical grade disposable face masks or cloth face coverings (over the nose and mouth)

It may be impractical for students to wear masks while participating in some UIL athletic or other extracurricular activities. When it is impractical for students to wear masks during those activities, the District will require students, teachers, staff, and visitors to wear masks when entering and exiting facilities and practice areas and when not actively engaging in those activities.

  • For example, students who are actively exercising may remove masks as long as they maintain at least six feet of distance from other students, teachers, and staff who are not wearing masks. However, schools must require students, teachers, and staff to wear masks as they arrange themselves in positions that will allow them to maintain safe distancing.

As the Governor revisits the Executive Order [No. GA-29] relating to the use of face coverings, AISD will reexamine its expectation related to face coverings.

We encourage students and staff to provide their own PPE. However, in an effort to get school started, with the support of the State, AISD has secured the following:

  • Small Disposable Face Masks: 87, 324
  • Medium Disposable Face Masks: 203,756
  • Small Re-Usable Masks: 20,215
  • Medium Re-Usable Masks: 52,554
  • Gloves: 134,266
  • Thermometers: 242
  • Hand Sanitizer: 3,426 gallons
  • Adult Face Shields: 3,949