District Health & Safety » District Health & Safety » COVID Information

COVID Information

Testing & COVID Protocols Below:
  • Water Fountains:
    • Water fountains will be shut down again this 2021-2022 school year on all campuses. Water provisions are at the parents responsibility. 
  • Will volunteers or parents be allowed to visit on campus?
    • No. Cumberland Academy and The Leadership Academy campuses will be a closed district for the year 2021-2022.
    • However, on the first day of school ONLY, Daycare, Pre-Primary, Pre-K and Kindergarten classrooms will be allowed to have parents walk their student to the classroom and drop them off.
    • For all other grades, there will be a number of hall monitors and staff helping students to their classrooms if needed.
  • Are masks optional now?
    • As of June 4th, 2021, Governor Abbott has banned public schools from requiring mask mandates. Masks will now be optional until further notice per his executive order.
  • Will online instruction be offered for the 2021-2022 school year?
    • No. Per TEA all students will be required to return to on-campus learning for the 2021-2022 school year.
      • The state may change this and if changes are made, an email notification will be sent.
  • Is the Covid vaccine required to attend school?
    • No. The vaccine is NOT required to attend school. Staff are not required to be vaccinated.
  • How will parents be notified of a positive case inside a classroom?
    • An email will be sent to your student's class notifying that a positive has been confirmed. 
    • If a parent wants their student to wear a mask during school hours, the emailed questionnaire must be completed and sent back to the school so that our school is aware of the parent wanting their mask to be worn at school.
  • What testing is approved if I am tested?
    • If the test is a COVID positive test, a Rapid, home test, or PCR are acceptable
    • If the test is negative, it MUST be a PCR test.
  • Do I keep my student home when testing?
    • Yes. If you have tested your student, he/she must remain home until the results come back. 
    • If a student/staff member is tested, a copy of the results MUST be emailed to the campus school nurse in order to return.
  • If I receive an email that my child's class has a positive, do I quarantine due to an exposure in the classroom?
    • No. Only students or staff positive or their household will be quarantined. Parents have the choice to quarantine their student if they wish to do so but the front office AND the school nurse MUST know for the absences to be excused.
  • If my student tests positive or a family member of the student tests positive, will the absences be excused due to having to quarantine?
    • Yes. But ONLY if the front office AND school nurse is aware in order for the students to be coded as excused. 
  • Does my quarantine start over if someone new in the family tests positive after the initial person tested positive?
    • Yes. Each time a member in the family tests positive, those who have not had it yet, the quarantine starts over.
  • Is a staff member or student who tests positive required to have a negative test to return to school/work?
    • No. The body can test positive up to several weeks after one is no longer infective due to the shedding of the virus. As long as you finish the quarantine period and are symptom free upon return date given, you may return to school/work at that time without a negative test once out of quarantine.
  • Will breakfast and lunch be served in the cafeteria or classroom?
    • CAES: Cafeteria
    • CAMS: Cafeteria
    • CAH: Classrooms
  • Can I have lunch delivered to my student's school?
    • No. Lunches may not be delivered to any school campus.
  • Will air purifiers be inside each classroom on all campuses?
    • Yes. Each classroom and the cafeterias will have air purifiers.
Please understand that the information above may be subject to change.
Revised and updated on 05/20/22
2021-2022 District Covid Positive Cases
(Since first day of school)
Elementary School:
Students: 76
Staff: 27
Middle School:
Students: 69
Staff: 12
High School:
Students: 146
Staff: 27
Leadership Academy:
Students: 63
Staff: 15
District COVID-19
Positive Cases:
Elementary School: 
13 - Staff
33 - Students
2 - Online Students
Middle School:
6 - Staff
20 - Students
2 - Online Students
High School:
10 - Staff
73 - Students
1 - Online Students
Leadership Academy: 
11 - Staff
10 - Students
2 - Online Students