Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
This webpage has been created to keep parents, staff and the community informed regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
UPDATE June 23, 2020: The Aledo ISD received some new guidance today on the 2020-21 school year from the Texas Education Agency but no answers about how we will be required to offer in-person instruction. Nonetheless, we are moving forward with planning to provide students and parents the choice between in-person and virtual learning options.
As we’ve shared, we are in the process of receiving input from students, staff, teachers, community members and others, and we will be sending out a parent survey with specific questions the first week in July.
We are working hard to make sure that no matter what the return to learning looks like this fall, our students and staff are provided exceptional experiences and are as safe as possible.
Superintendent Dr. Susan Bohn's Message June 18, 2020:
Bearcat families: We know you all have so many questions about what next school year is going to look like. Please know that we have been working on the options for the fall since the governor’s decision to close schools in the spring.
We want you to know that before we can make an informed decision for our community, we must first have critical and specific information from the state that is now expected next week. We also need to hear from all of our Bearcats. We will continue to gather input from students, parents and staff about their expectations for returning to school in the fall. Our hope is that we are permitted to provide parents the choice between in-person instruction and virtual learning, and that we can share final plans by mid-July. Stay tuned for an opportunity to provide the district important feedback about our return to school.
UPDATE APRIL 17, 2020: Texas Governor Greg Abbott orders all schools closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. Aledo ISD will continue to provide distance learning to students through the final day of school on Thursday, May 28.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott orders all Texas schools closed through May 4, 2020.
During the closure, Aledo ISD continues to serve its students. The District has built an at-home distance learning model and is providing daily meals for all students. All Aledo ISD buildings and facilities are closed during this time and all fields, playgrounds and gyms are off limits.
Governor Greg Abbott ordered all Texas schools closed through May 4, 2020 during an announcement on March 30. Earlier in March, Abbott declared a public health disaster in Texas on Thursday, March 19, 2020 and ordered the closing of all schools in the state through Friday, April. 3. Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley signed a declaration of local disaster due to a public health emergency on Friday, March 13. The order was signed to help contain and mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in Tarrant County. The World Health Organization declared the Coronavirus a pandemic on Wednesday, March 11, 2020.
Aledo ISD is in close contact with our local emergency management offices in Parker and Tarrant Counties, and with the Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS) regarding updates or any new developments relevant to our families. Aledo ISD follows recommended guidelines for prevention, treatment, and school closure provided by the TDSHS and the Centers for Disease Control. Aledo ISD schools, based on the recommendation by the Tarrant County Public Health Department, first closed for two weeks following Spring Break.
UIL Cancels Spring Sports for 2019-2020
The UIL canceled all spring games and championships for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. This announcement was made on April 17, 2020. Practices, rehearsals, and workouts remain suspended until further notice. The UIL will continue to follow the direction of state authorities and will work closely with member schools to navigate this unprecedented time.
At-Home Distance Learning
Beginning April 6, the district will engage in a distance learning model where students will receive weekly lessons from their teachers. Students in grades PreK-5 will access weekly plans through their home campus web page. Students in grades 6-12 will access weekly plans by visiting their teacher web page. Click here for more information.
Meals For Bearcats
Aledo ISD is providing meals for ALL Bearcats students during the school closures and through July 2020. Meals are delivered through the Aledo ISD transportation department and provided Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. for pickup service at McCall Elementary. All students enrolled in Aledo ISD are eligible for free meals and students are not required to be with parents to receive meals at pickup. Click here for information about meal services for our Bearcats.
Email for Parents, Staff, Community to Ask Questions
In an effort to provide our students, parents, staff and community an opportunity to ask questions, Aledo ISD has created an email account to assist you. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org anytime during the school closure and we will respond to your questions.
Technology FAQs & Support
How do I receive technology support from the district?
I received a hotspot from the district, how do I use it?
My internet at home is slow, can I get a Wi-Fi hotspot from the district?
I don’t have internet at home. What should I do?
- Tarrant County Department of Public Health
- Parker County Health Updates
- Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
- World Health Organization
- Texas Department of State Health Services
- Apart We Stand Together
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when you are sick. Please do not bring children to school if they are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
Aledo ISD Coronavirus (COVID-19) Messages
May 27, 2020: End-of-Year Message from Superintendent Dr. Bohn
May 21, 2020: Video Message from Superintendent Dr. Bohn
April 27, 2020: Class of 2020: Graduation Update & Senior Tributes
April 22, 2020: Video Message Update from Superintendent Dr. Bohn
April 17, 2020: Aledo ISD School Buildings Closed Remainder of 2019-2020
April 9, 2020: Aledo ISD Seeking At-Home Distance Learning Feedback
April 8, 2020: Aledo ISD Releases Distance Learning Grading Practices
April 5, 2020: Aledo ISD Providing Two Technology Device Pickup Days
April 3, 2020: Video Message from Aledo ISD Superintendent
April 2, 2020: Special Message for Seniors, Prom/Graduation Update
March 30, 2020: Governor Orders Texas Schools Closed Through May 4
March 27, 2020: Parker County School Districts Extend Closure Through April 17
March 25, 2020: Aledo ISD Technology Resources for Families
March 24, 2020: Aledo ISD Helpful Resources for Families
March 23, 2020: Aledo ISD Launches At-Home Learning Resources for Bearcats
March 23, 2020: Aledo ISD Technology Device Pickup Begins Tuesday, March 24
March 22, 2020: Video Message from Aledo ISD Superintendent
March 20, 2020: Aledo ISD Special Update for Families (Meal Plan/Instruction/Resources)
March 18, 2020: Aledo ISD COVID-19 Update from Superintendent
March 13, 2020: Aledo ISD Update Regarding Travel & School Operations
March 13, 2020: Aledo ISD Schools Closed for Two Weeks Following Spring Break
March 12, 2020: Important Update from Superintendent Dr. Bohn
March 10, 2020: Updated Message from Superintendent Dr. Bohn Regarding Coronavirus
February 28, 2020: Important Message from Superintendent Dr. Bohn
What is Coronavirus (COVID-19)?
What are the symptoms of Coronavirus?
What should I do if I have symptoms of Coronavirus?
How can Coronavirus (COVID-19) be prevented?
Are children more susceptible to the virus that causes COVID-19?
Does the clinical presentation of COVID-19 differ in children compared with adults?
Are children at increased risk for severe illness, morbidity, or mortality from COVID-19 infections?
Are there any treatments available for children with COVID-19?
My child and/or I feel(s) anxious about Coronavirus. What can I do?
Do you have resources I can use to talk about the Coronavirus with my child?
How will it be determined if an ill student should be sent home?
Where can I find more information about the Coronavirus?
What protocols is AISD using for cleaning schools?
What protocols is AISD using for cleaning buses?