We understand our Frenship families, staff, and community members have questions and concerns about the impact of COVID-19 on the 2021-2022 school year. 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.
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. However, Frenship ISD encourages the use of face coverings.
Per the Texas Education Agency, House Bill 1468, which would have authorized local remote and hybrid learning programs for this coming school year, ultimately did not pass at the end of the legislative session. Without the passage of HB 1468, remote/hybrid learning is not authorized for funding within the existing legal framework for the school year 2021-2022. Due to the failed legislation, Frenship ISD will not offer virtual learning for the upcoming school year.
Frenship will continue enhanced and increased cleaning and sanitation practices across the District.
Additionally, teachers removed porous and hard to clean surfaces from classrooms to assist with effective sanitizing and disinfecting procedures. High touch areas such as restrooms, entrances, desks, door handles, faucets, sinks, touch screens, keyboards, etc are cleaned daily or between use as much as possible.
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).
The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) requires schools to exclude students from attending school in person who are actively sick with COVID-19 or who have received a positive test result for COVID-19.
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).
(For more information on reporting COVID-19 and how it impacts attendance, see page 7 of the Parent Guide below)
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.