Attendance Rules Suspended in Wake of Coronavirus

Due to the two new confirmed cases of the Coronavirus in Harris County, CFISD will suspend the perfect attendance rules for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year; instead, perfect attendance recognition will be for August 26, 2019-March 5, 2020.  Additionally, exam exemption criteria related to attendance will also be suspended for Spring 2020 exams.

“We do not want students or staff to come to school sick.” Superintendent Mark Henry said. 

 Local health officials have stated that both cases are travel- related, and there are no confirmed community-spread cases in our area. With that being said, State medical officials indicate that the best way to prevent the spread of COVID-19 are the same recommendations for the prevention of the spread of flu. 

 “The steps we are taking in CFISD to prevent the spread of all communicable diseases include continuing our daily routine of disinfecting campuses and buses with hospital-grade products, encouraging proper handwashing, and when soap and water are not available, using hand sanitizer.” Henry said. “All CFISD campuses have wall-mounted soap dispensers in restrooms and free-standing hand sanitizer dispensers at the building and cafeteria entrances. In addition, we are in the process of installing wall-mounted hand sanitizer dispensers in every classroom in the district.”

With spring break approaching, travel restrictions are in place  for several countries identified by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC),as potential risks. As of today, there are no travel restrictions or advisories pertaining to COVID-19 within the United States. Please refer to the CDC’s webpage for more information regarding travel.