In the aftermath of Hurricane Beryl across our area, Lamar CISD is canceling all summer school classes, programs, extracurricular activities, and practices scheduled for Wednesday, July 10 and Thursday, July 11. All locations will remain closed to students and staff on Wednesday, July 10, and Thursday, July 11. This closure will allow our maintenance teams to work efficiently and without interruptions, ensuring our schools are safe. We will welcome all staff and students on Monday, July 15.

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2021-2022 COVID-19 Protocols

Aug 07, 2021 | Community Relations

As we prepare for the 2021-2022 school year, Lamar CISD looks forward to welcoming our students back to campus. 

The District is committed to creating a safe learning environment for our students and staff, and we continue to work in partnership with local and state health officials to monitor the spread of COVID-19 in the community. 

To ensure safe in-person learning experiences, the following COVID-19 protocols will be in place in District facilities for the 2021-2022 school year: 

- Face coverings in schools are optional. Parents are best equipped to decide whether or not their child should wear a mask. 
- Parents/guardians are expected to screen their students for COVID-19 symptoms each day and staff will be required to self-screen before reporting to work.
- The District will continue to disinfect facilities and high-touch areas on a daily basis.
- Plexiglass dividers will be available upon request from the parent. Information regarding feedback from teachers about the cleanliness, durability and spacing will be shared with the parents at the time of the request, for full disclosure. 
- If the County’s COVID-19 Risk Level is at Red, all District campuses will screen visitors during the school day and campuses will utilize virtual meetings and electronic communication options when necessary.
- Any individuals with a lab-confirmed COVID-19 positive test may return to school or work when the following criteria are met: If symptomatic, at least 10 days have passed since symptom onset, and fever free, and other symptoms have improved. Individuals who test positive for COVID-19 but do not have any symptoms must stay home until at least 10 days after the day they were tested.

The District is currently researching virtual learning options for a limited number of students for the 2021-2022 school year and will provide more information soon. This option would be provided for families concerned with sending their students to school due to COVID-19 fears. The District will continue to serve our immunocompromised students separately on a case-by-case basis through homebound services.

You can find more details on our 2021-2022 COVID-19 Protocols here. Please note that these protocols may change with Board approval, based on local, state and CDC guidance. Please continue to check our District website for the most up-to-date information.    

As always, we thank you for your continued flexibility and support as we work to keep the Lamar CISD community safe.