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COVID-19 Safety Protocols

We understand our Frenship families, staff, and community members have questions and concerns about the impact of COVID-19. The conditions surrounding the pandemic are continually evolving, and Frenship ISD’s plans will constantly be evaluated to adapt to the continuing changes of COVID-19, especially here in Lubbock County.

Frenship is closely monitoring guidance from the State of Texas, Texas Education Agency, UIL, and other state and local officials. Protective measures may be determined by the level of disease activity of COVID-19 in the Lubbock area. The District will rely on data from the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and City of Lubbock Health Department to determine the disease activity level and the appropriate protective measures.

Staff, students, and all campus visitors are required to self-screen for COVID-19 symptoms prior to entering a Frenship ISD facility.

  • Stay home if you are feeling ill or have fever. 
    • Must be fever free for 24 hours (without the use of fever-reducing medication) and your symptoms have improved. 
  • Wear a mask if you have symptoms or in a HIGH COVID-19 community area. 
  • Social distance when you have symptoms or around others who might be sick. 
  • Wash your hands often. 
    • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. 
    • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry. 
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. 
  • Cover coughs and sneezes. 
    • Always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow and do not spit. 
    • Throw used tissues in the trash. 
    • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. 
  • Clean and disinfect. 
    • Clean high touch surfaces regularly or as needed and after you have visitors in your home. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks. 
  • Monitor your health daily 
    • Be alert for symptoms. 
    • Watch for fever, cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19. 
    • Take your temperature if symptoms develop. 
    • Do not take your temperature within 30 minutes of exercising or after taking medications that could lower your temperature, like acetaminophen. 

Per Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s executive order GA-38, school districts are prohibited from mandating face coverings. Wearing a face covering will remain optional at Frenship ISD, and parents and staff will have the personal choice to decide what is best for their families. 

Frenship will continue enhanced and increased cleaning and sanitation practices across the District. High touch areas such as restrooms, entrances, desks, door handles, faucets, sinks, touch screens, keyboards, etc are cleaned daily.

Frenship will comply with all health and safety requirements established by the Governor, the health department, and the Texas Education Agency. Safety and health measures may be adjusted based on current guidelines and conditions.

If your child tests positive for COVID-19, please contact your child’s campus administration to report the test-confirmed case. Campus administrators will need a copy of the positive test (a physician’s note will be accepted).

Tested positive regardless of vaccination status 
  • Stay at home for five (5) days and isolate from others 
  • End isolation after five (5) days if symptoms have improved and fever free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication. 
  • It is recommended that you wear a well-fitting mask for a full 10 days after symptoms began or the positive viral test. 
  • Attendance shall be coded as “quarantine” if the parent or guardian presents proof of a positive viral test.  Proof may be: 
    1. A signed and dated doctor's note which confirms a case of COVID-19. Note must also include student's name. 
    2. A confirmation document from a testing site. Document must include student's name and the date of positive. 
    3. A photograph of an at-home test which reads positive.  
  • Students absent longer than five school days for COVID-19 may require a note from a doctor or health clinic. 
 
Quarantine for close contact or exposure to someone who has tested positive with a viral test. 
  • Treatment regardless of vaccination status. 
    • After exposure it is recommended that a well-fitting mask is worn for 10 days and watch for symptoms.  
  • Notes for absence consideration must be submitted to the main office. 
  • When a student is absent for more than three consecutive days because of a personal illness or close contact, a note from a doctor or health clinic verifying the illness or quarantine may be required by the campus. 
 

Information related to an individual’s personal medical condition and diagnosis is considered sensitive and confidential. Any necessary notification to staff or parents will be made by the District based on guidance from the City of Lubbock Health Department. Notifications will be made in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations including confidentiality requirements of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

Frenship ISD COVID-19 Dashboard

The Frenship ISD COVID-19 Dashboard provides an up-to-date overview on the current test-confirmed positive COVID-19 cases across the District. This general information is presented for parent, staff, and community notification purposes. 

This dashboard is updated each school day by 1 p.m. Cases that occur over the weekend or during a holiday will be updated on the next school day.