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Coronavirus (COVID-19) School Updates

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Texans Can Academies School District is closely monitoring the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), and is in contact with the Centers for Disease Control, and Texas Department of State Health Services to ensure all students and staff members are safe and updated with the latest information.
School District remains in regular contact with local, state and federal health officials for the latest information and will continue to provide updates to the Texans Can Community when warranted.
 


 
Beginning the week of September 28,2020 Texans Can students have the opportunity for in person learning or remote if needed .
All campuses are open for in person learning for all students.

Our COVID protocols are to ensure we keep all students and staff safe for learning.
 



 

Campus School Status
Texans Can Academy – Austin Hybrid (virtual & in-person)
Texans Can Academy – Carrollton Farmers Branch Hybrid (virtual & in-person)
Texans Can Academy – Dallas Grant East Hybrid (virtual & in-person)
Texans Can Academy – Dallas Pleasant Grove Hybrid (virtual & in-person)
Texans Can Academy – Dallas Oak Cliff Hybrid (virtual & in-person)
Texans Can Academy – Dallas North Hybrid (virtual & in-person)
Texans Can Academy – Garland Hybrid (virtual & in-person)
Texans Can Academy – Fort Worth Lancaster Hybrid (virtual & in-person)
Texans Can Academy – Fort Worth Westcreek  Hybrid (virtual & in-person)
Texans Can Academy – Houston Hobby Hybrid (virtual & in-person)
Texans Can Academy – Houston North Hybrid (virtual & in-person)
Texans Can Academy – Houston Southwest Hybrid (virtual & in-person)
Texans Can Academy – San Antonio Main Hybrid (virtual & in-person)
Texans Can Academy – San Antonio Highlands Hybrid (virtual & in-person)

 


 
 



 
 
 

– For more information about the coronavirus (COVID-19) visit the CDC.gov website.

Click here to access the Student 24/7 Assistance Program

Click here to access the Texans Can Staff Life Assistance Program

Click here to access the Texans Can Staff Behavioral Health Services

Click here to access the Texans Education Agency (TEA) coronavirus information and updates.

 


 

The following communications have been shared with the district community, beginning with the most recent:

 


Due to an abundance of caution regarding COVID19 Texans Can Academy - Dallas Oak Cliff classes will be held remotely from October 9, 2020 through October 23, 2020. All students and staff will return in person on Monday October 26, 2020. Our student and staff's health is our top priority and we will continue to monitor and update frequently regarding the status of our school.  For more information regarding school  updates, please visit us at www.texanscan.org/coronavirus-updates/ or contact your student advocate.

Due to an abundance of caution regarding COVID19 Texans Can Academy - Houston Hobby classes will be held remotely from October 9, 2020 through October 23, 2020. All students and staff will return in person on Monday October 26, 2020. Our student and staff's health is our top priority and we will continue to monitor and update frequently regarding the status of our school.  For more information regarding school  updates, please visit us at www.texanscan.org/coronavirus-updates/ or contact your student advocate.

Due to the recent increase in positive COVID-19 cases, Dallas County has opened a community walk-up testing location near you. No appointment required.

Testing is open to anyone who is over the age of 5 with or without symptoms and lives within the boundaries of the City of Dallas or Dallas County.

 

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The Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer, or P-EBT, application is open. You should have received a school email or letter with more information on how to apply for these food benefits. P-EBT is for children who received SNAP food benefits for March 2020 and for children who are certified for free or reduced-price school meals during the 2019-20 Texas school year. You could receive up to $285 per child on a P-EBT card to purchase food at stores. If you have not received P-EBT information from your school, please visit hhs.texas.gov/PEBT for more information.

(Updated Daily)

Texans Can is sharing important information regarding course credit during the Coronavirus closure.  Campus staff have been reaching out to students via phone, email or text in order to check on their well-being, gather information regarding connectivity, and provide solutions to ensure students are given the opportunity to earn course credit this term.

In order for current Texans Can Students to receive credit for term 4, they must log on and participate through the online learning portal AND engage with their teachers. You must engage with the campus via google classroom in order to have the opportunity to earn course credit.

Information regarding online engagement can be found at www.texanscan.org and click on “Latest Updates”. 

Students must be in a Google Classroom by these dates in order to earn course credit.

You can find the virtual learning portal here. If you are having difficulty connecting please contact your advisor.

  • April 17, 2020- Fort Worth, San Antonio, Austin
  • April 24, 2020- Dallas, Houston
  • May 1, 2020 - Dallas North

In compliance with the “Stay at Home” Order issued by Texas Governor Greg Abbott, Texans Can Academies will extend districtwide closure through May 4.

 

Students, parents and staff are urged to remain vigilant in their efforts to stay healthy and stay at home.

 

Administrative teams in each district will continue to evaluate the recommendations of Local Public Health Departments as well as the Center for Disease Control (CDC) to determine whether a longer closure beyond May 4 will be necessary.

Texans Can Academies – Fort Worth – Precautionary Closures

Texans Can Academies is following all local health authorities and TEA protocols. Our students’ safety is our top priority, and we will follow their protocols and recommendations to ensure everyone’s wellbeing. Out of an abundance of caution, Texans Can Academies schools in Fort Worth will be closed until further notice.

 

Administration will continue to closely monitor the situation during the closure and provide operational updates, as necessary.

 

Students, parents, and staff are urged to remain vigilant in their efforts to stay healthy.

Texans Can Academies – Houston – Precautionary Closures

Texans Can Academies is following all local health authorities and TEA protocols. Our students’ safety is our top priority, and we will follow their protocols and recommendations to ensure everyone’s wellbeing. Out of an abundance of caution, Texans Can Academies schools in Houston will be closed through Friday, April 10.

 

Texans Can Academies is scheduled to re-open on Monday, April 13. Administration will continue to closely monitor the situation during the closure and provide operational updates, as necessary.

 

Students, parents, and staff are urged to remain vigilant in their efforts to stay healthy.

Texans Can Academies – San Antonio – Precautionary Closures

Texans Can Academies is following all local health authorities and TEA protocols. Our students’ safety is our top priority, and we will follow their protocols and recommendations to ensure everyone’s wellbeing. Out of an abundance of caution, Texans Can Academies schools in San Antonio will be closed through Friday, April 03.

All Spring Break campus events have also been canceled.

Texans Can Academies - San Antonio is scheduled to re-open on Monday, April 06. Administration will continue to closely monitor the situation during the closure and provide operational updates, as necessary.

Students, parents, and staff are urged to remain vigilant in their efforts to stay healthy.

As a precaution toward COVID-19, many schools are temporarily closing their buildings and holding classes using distance-learning tools. Texans Can Academies will be utilizing the Google Classroom platform for virtual learning.

You will soon be receiving updates and registration information for your Google Classroom classes, but in order to do so, you will need to set a few things up first.

Below is information that will help you get started.



virtual learning

Texans Can Academies – Dallas – Precautionary Closures

Texans Can Academies is following all local health authorities and TEA protocols. Our students’ safety is our top priority, and we will follow their protocols and recommendations to ensure everyone’s wellbeing. Out of an abundance of caution, Texans Can Academies schools in Dallas will be closed until further notice.

 

Administration will continue to closely monitor the situation during the closure and provide operational updates, as necessary.

 

Students, parents, and staff are urged to remain vigilant in their efforts to stay healthy.

Texans Can Academies – Austin – Precautionary Closures

Texans Can Academies is following all local health authorities and TEA protocols. Our students’ safety is our top priority, and we will follow their protocols and recommendations to ensure everyone’s wellbeing. Out of an abundance of caution, Texans Can Academies schools in Austin will be closed through Friday, April 03.

All Spring Break campus events have also been canceled.

Texans Can Academies - Austin is scheduled to re-open on Monday, April 06. Administration will continue to closely monitor the situation during the closure and provide operational updates, as necessary.

Students, parents, and staff are urged to remain vigilant in their efforts to stay healthy.

(Updated Daily)

  • Dallas ISD Grab-and-Go Meals Locations – Click Here
  • San Antonio ISD Grab-and-Go Meals Locations – Click Here
  • Fort Worth ISD Grab-and-Go Meals Locations – Click Here
  • Houston ISD Grab-and-Go Meals Location – Click Here
  • Garland ISD Grab-and-Go Meals Location – Click Here
  • Austin ISD Grab-and-Go Meals Locations – Click Here

(Updated daily)

  • FCC agreement stating that providers will waive late fees, not cutoff service for lack of payment, and open hot-spots.
  • Comcast COVID-19 response: offers free WiFi for 2 months to low income families plus all Xfinity hot-spots are free to the public during this time
  • Charter Free Internet offer for 2 months
  • AT&T COVID-19 response: offers open hot-spots, unlimited data to existing customers, and $10/month plans to low income families
  • Verizon COVID-19 response: no special offers, but following the FCC agreement.
  • Sprint COVID-19 response: follows FCC agreement, provides unlimited data to existing customers, and, starting Tuesday, 3/17/2020, will allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge.
  • T-Mobile COVID-19 response: follows FCC agreement, plus unlimited data to existing customers, and, coming soon, will allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge.

(Office of Texas Governor)

Is Requesting Suspension Of Federal Testing Requirements For 2019-2020 School Year

 

Governor Greg Abbott today announced that he has waived the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) testing requirements for the 2019-2020 school year. Additionally, Governor Abbott is requesting that the Department of Education (DOE) waive federal testing requirements for the 2019-2020 school year.

 

Governor Abbott is working closely with the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to ensure that schools continue to deliver instruction to students while students are absent or while schools are closed due to COVID-19. This includes tailoring instruction for students with special needs so that they have access to the same education as other students in the district. Governor Abbott will continue to work with the TEA on developing additional methods to ensure that students are learning and ready to succeed at the next grade-level. These discussions are ongoing and more information will be provided as it develops.

 

"Your health and safety are top priorities, and the state of Texas will give school districts flexibility to protect and ensure the health of students, faculty, and their families," said Governor Abbott. "We will empower schools to make the best decisions to protect their communities from COVID-19."

 

The move to waive testing requirements reflects the Governor’s emphasis on public health over all other priorities at this time. In normal times, Texas’ assessment system provides educators and parents with reliable information on whether or not their students have mastered grade-level content. The Governor remains committed to ensuring parents, students, and school districts have access to this information in future years.

 

Superintendents should continue to prioritize the health and safety of students, faculty, and their families. Their leadership is an important part of our statewide efforts to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 and protect public health.

Texans Can Academies announced today that they will pay full salaries and wages to all employees during school closures as a result of the conoravirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).   If schools are closed and classes are not in session, all employees will not be expected to use their Personal Time Off to continue their full salaries or contracted wages.

 

“It is important to our organization that our employees are not concerned about their salaries and paychecks while their campuses are closed,” said Richard Marquez, CEO of Texans Can Academies.  “Our staff is one big family so we are going to be sure to take care of everyone during this unplanned absence from work. We don’t want our teachers, administrators, office and campus support members to worry about finances during this time.”

 

Marquez continued, “We will stay in touch with our students as we can and hope they spend time reading during their time away from school. We are leveraging Google Classroom so that our students may connect with teachers for on-line classroom instruction.”

 

Texans Can Academies schools will follow the closure guidelines of each of the school districts where they are located.  Updates about individual campus closings will be posted on their website for students and parents to follow.

 

 

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