Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We continue to monitor updates for COVID-19 from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as local, state and federal organizations. Effective March 24th, the district has moved to Level 3 of our response plan, as detailed in the below visual or explained in this letter.

March 31, 2020: Based upon recent developments within our region, our state and our nation, the following adjustments will go into effect for STISD immediately: 

• Schools will remain closed until further notice.
• Instructional resources and/or support will be provided by your teacher or the campus principal.
• The district will provide five days’ worth of breakfast and lunch meals through curbside distribution two days each week– Monday and Wednesday. Children are no longer required to accompany parents to pick up meals; however, parents will be asked to present documentation for their children. Please see the district website for further details.
• Designated essential campus staff will continue to report to work Monday and Wednesday from 8:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
• Teachers will continue to prepare for potential long-term flexible learning by ensuring usage of a technology learning platform.
• All staff members must be available remotely from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
• All departments will continue to provide campus support for our STISD Community.

Faculty and staff should check their e-mail and communicate with their supervisors for further details.

During the school closure, STISD will continue to provide instruction to students - beginning on Tuesday, March 24 - through Flexible Learning, and will continue to serve meals at no cost to children ages 18 and under within our communities. 

To access information on meals, flexible learning campus plans, archived letters/communication, and employee information please select the appropriate tab below. 
LATEST UPDATE - - - 

MARCH 31, 2020:

Below is an update letter from Dr. Marco Antonio Lara, Jr., Ed.D., Superintendent of Schools for STISD:

South Texas ISD Superintendent Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: March 31, 2020

I hope all is well with you and your loved ones.  I am so proud of our STISD community for your attempts to minimize the spread of this horrible virus by sheltering in place, practicing good hygiene, and by social distancing.  We continue to work closely with local, state, and national agencies as we monitor the Coronavirus (COVID-19). President Donald Trump recently announced the extension of social distancing until April 30th, 2020. Cameron County and Hidalgo County also issued mandatory "Shelter-in-Place" orders last week that will remain in effect until April 8th and April 10th, respectively. Based upon these updates, the following adjustments will go into effect immediately for STISD:

• Schools will remain closed until further notice.
• Instructional resources and/or support will be provided by your teacher or the campus principal.
• The district will provide five days’ worth of breakfast and lunch meals through curbside distribution two days each week– Monday and Wednesday. Children are no longer required to accompany parents to pick up meals; however, parents will be asked to present documentation for their children. Please see the district website for further details.
• Designated essential campus staff will continue to report to work Monday and Wednesday from 8:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
• Teachers will continue to prepare for potential long-term flexible learning by ensuring usage of a technology learning platform.
• All staff members must be available remotely from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
• All departments will continue to provide campus support for our STISD Community.

Please note that these decisions are based on the latest developments within our region, our state and our nation. Our previous correspondence is also posted on our district website. This situation is continuously evolving, and we will take this day-by-day and make the best decisions for the health and safety of our entire district community. We thank you for your patience, understanding, and cooperation.

Let’s all do our part to stop the spread of this horrible virus by continuing to take precautionary measures. Please stay healthy and safe.

Sincerely,

Marco Antonio Lara, Jr., Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools

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COVID 19 Levels