The Buena Vista Independent School District is closely monitoring the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and is in contact with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and the Texas Education Agency to ensure all students and staff members are safe and updated with the latest information.
This particular virus has obviously raised anxiety levels among students, staff, and parents. Our commitment to you, as educators, is to stay abreast of the latest developments, take the necessary precautions, plan for any contingency, expand our cleaning protocols, encourage proper hygiene to prevent the spread of disease and help our students understand this situation without creating an unhealthy level of concern. We are working to balance these significant responsibilities.
Emphasizing facts over fear is an important part of our student health messaging with families. The information below is to reassure parents that Buena Vista ISD takes the health and safety of our students and staff seriously. Prevention remains our priority. Regular communication will be sent to families providing updates, recognition of symptoms, prevention, and protection.
This web page will be updated as new information or guidelines are provided by public health officials. Thank you for your support and partnership as we work together to maintain a healthy learning environment.
As an added precaution, Buena Vista ISD is asking families and staff to notify the district of travel/return from any Level 2 or 3 countries or hotspots affected by Coronavirus (COVID-19). To view travel restrictions from the CDC.
If you have traveled or a returning from a Level 2 or 3 location, the CDC recommends individuals to self-quarantine for 14 days. Buena Vista ISD has established the same recommendation for travel as the CDC guidelines along with individual whom have been COVID-19 Hotspots. Please keep in mind, travel restrictions could change if locations are added to the risk assessment levels by the CDC.
Please complete the form above if you are traveling/returning from a Level 2 or 3 affected area or hotspot area. The confidentiality of your submissions is important. Your information will be kept secure at administrative offices. The Texas Education Agency is working to determine procedures to address this public health situation and absences. Buena Vista ISD will work with families on a case-by-case basis.
Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) is a one-time food benefit for families who lost access to free or reduced-price meals due to school closures. Eligible P-EBT families will receive application instructions from schools in late May. The P-EBT application will open the first week of June.
P-EBT food benefits are for children who received SNAPfood benefits for March 2020 and children who are certified for free or reduced-price school meals during the 2019-20 Texas school year. For more information, visit: hhs.texas.gov/PEBT
Notifications Sent to Families & Staff
COVID-19 Spring Break Extended March 15, 2020
Meal Distribution During School CancellationMarch 17, 2020
School Suspension March 23-27, 2020 Updated 3/19
FAQ's School Closure COVID-19 Updated 3/20
School Suspension till May 4, 2020 Updated 4/1