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CHISD COVID-19 Information

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Central Heights ISD is working closely with the Texas Education Agency (TEA), the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) regarding all issuing guidance information related to COVID-19. This information can change quickly and it can often be confusing and contradictory. We ask for your patience and understanding as we work through this process. The guidelines you read below are our understanding at this time, however they are subject to change.

Starting this 2021 Fall semester at CHISD:

  • CHISD will not provide or conduct recurring COVID-19 testing at our campus.
  • CHISD will not conduct daily temperature checks as students enter facilities or buses.
  • CHISD will follow state law for the no-mask mandate order . Every person has a choice to wear or not wear masks. Students are asked to bring a mask of their choice if they wish to wear one while on campus.
  • The district will continue to use daily cleaning practices and procedures to help mitigate the spread of any diseases and ask that students continue to practice good hygiene habits.
  • We are asking that parents monitor their child/children daily for COVID-19 type symptoms. 


If your child is having symptoms, please keep your child at home and contact your school nurse by email.

Elementary Nurses: 
Emily Penney
Debbie Glymph

Middle School & High School:
Stefanie Shoemaker


If your child is lab confirmed positive for COVID-19:

  1. Email your school nurse to set up a Re-Entry date. A strict 10-day off campus, from beginning of symptoms date will be set.
  2. Household members should all adhere to the 10 day off campus rule. There are a few exceptions to this rule; email your campus nurse to get those details.
  3. We recommend that you contact any possible close contacts to update them of your child's positive COVID status.

‚ÄčIf you have more questions, please see the letters below for more information. 

CHISD Letter COVID-19 Letter to Parents  (English)

CHISD Letter COVID-19 Letter to Parents  (Spanish)

The American Rescue Plan Act was signed into law, dedicating funds for K-12 schools through Elementary and Secondary School Education Relief (ESSER) III funds. CHISD has applied for the one-time, ARP (American Rescue Plan) ESSER III funding. The purpose of this funding is to help safely reopen and sustain the safe operation of schools and address the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on students.  The details of CHISD’s plan for these funds can be viewed below.  

CHISD ISD 2020-2023 ESSER III Uses of Funds Plan

Other helpful links are listed below:

Texas Education Agency COVID 19 School Guidelines

Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plan (RIPICS)

To learn more about COVID-19 please visit the Department of State Health Services COVID 19 webpage.

CHISD District Calendar

Upcoming Events

Contact Debbie Glymph