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Important Updates

Frenship Families,

On March 2, Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued an executive order removing the state-wide face covering mandate effective March 10. In addition, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) released new guidance requiring school boards to take formal action to remove or modify the district’s face covering policy.

This morning, March 12, the Frenship ISD Board of Trustees held a special school board meeting to discuss how to address the Governor’s new order. After careful consideration, Frenship ISD parents will have the personal choice to decide what is best for their child.

However, as recommended by the City of Lubbock Health Department and stated in the new executive order, Frenship strongly encourages students and staff to continue wearing face coverings when not socially distanced.

Since the beginning of the year, Frenship has implemented protocols that allowed us to safely welcome students back into the classrooms while mitigating the risk of exposure. All other safety measures will remain in place. This includes requirements to self-screen, enhanced cleaning, social distancing when feasible, capacity limitations for extracurricular gatherings, frequent hand washing and other protocols that can be found in our ReOPENing Parent Guide. All quarantine procedures will also remain in place.

While we continue to see very low numbers of active cases, Frenship will closely monitor the COVID-19 cases across the Lubbock area. If the community begins to see a substantial increase in cases, Frenship has developed a plan that could once again require face coverings if certain criteria is met. (See charts on page 7-8 in the ReOPENing Parent Guide).

Parents are encouraged to visit Frenship’s ReOPENing webpage. On this page you will find the ReOPENing Parent Guide, information on safety protocols, quarantine requirements, and the Frenship COVID-19 Dashboard with the total number of active cases across the District.

Please have a safe Spring Break, and we will see you back at school on March 22.

Frenship ISD

Frenship families,

We appreciate your patience as we continue working toward a plan to address the Governor’s order rescinding the mask mandate on March 10. The Texas Education Agency released new guidance recommending school districts consult with local health departments and legal counsel before making final decisions. The guidance also states, “the governing board of a school system may modify or eliminate by formal action the mask-related requirements.”

What does this mean for Frenship?

As recommended, Frenship will continue to collaborate with the City of Lubbock Health Department and legal counsel on this matter. As stated by TEA, a final decision will not be made until our Board of Trustees have a chance to meet, review the updated guidance, and discuss any potential changes.

All safety protocols including required face coverings will stay in place until the board makes a decision. We know our Frenship parents and community members are eager for an answer, but this is a decision we do not want to rush and it’s one our board members do not take lightly.

We plan to have an update for our Frenship parents and community members by the end of next week. 

Frenship ISD

Frenship families,

 

This afternoon, Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued an executive order that will reopen businesses to 100% and remove the state-wide face covering mandate. This new order will go into effect Wednesday, March 10.

 

We understand many of our families have questions about how this new order will impact our students and staff. Over the next few days, Frenship ISD will work closely with the City of Lubbock Health Department, local government officials, and health experts to develop a plan that addresses the Governor’s new order.

 

Please remember, the Governor’s new order goes into effect March 10. That means all current safety protocols including requirements for face coverings are still in place.

 

We appreciate your patience as we work to develop a plan. We will continue to keep our Frenship families and community members updated on this process.

Frenship High School parents,
 
Due to current COVID-19 occupancy restrictions at the United Supermarkets Arena, FHS will host the class of 2021 graduation at Peoples Bank Stadium. Graduation will be Friday, May 21 at 7:30 p.m. 
 
There will be limited seating at the stadium, and seniors will be issued a limited number of tickets for guests. Each guest, regardless of age, must present a ticket before entering the stadium, and there will be no reentry once guests have entered. Tickets will be authenticated, so no tickets may be duplicated.
 
For those family members and friends who cannot attend, the entire FHS graduation ceremony will be streamed live on Frenship.TV.
 
FHS will release additional information regarding ticket availability, the ticket distribution process, and ceremony procedures.
 
Again, this year’s graduation ceremony will take place at the FHS Peoples Bank Stadium on Friday, May 21 at 7:30 p.m.
 
We have created a Class of 2021 Graduation webpage where we will continue to post updates on the ceremony. CLICK HERE
 
Frenship High School
Frenship families,
 
Frenship ISD has launched a COVID-19 Dashboard for staff, parents, and community members to see the latest summary of test-confirmed cases across the District.
 
This live dashboard is updated each school day and provides data on the active student and staff cases at each of our 14 campuses and Central Office. Information on the total cases since the beginning of the school year is also available.
 
If a student or employee is determined to be in close contact of a positive case, parents and employees will continue to be notified individually and immediately with next steps, including quarantine information.
 
Our goal is to continue keeping our families informed with the most current information on COVID-19 cases in our District. By creating this dashboard, our families can now view the latest active cases at any campus 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
 
You can access the dashboard by clicking COVID-19 Dashboard under the ‘Parents’ tab at www.Frenship.net or by clicking the link below:
 
 
Frenship ISD
Frenship ISD and Aramark are excited to announce that breakfast and lunch will be FREE for all students across the District starting December 1, 2020 through the end of this school year. That’s right… every single Frenship student – whether they’re face-to-face or virtual – can eat for free! This means our Frenship families could potentially save hundreds of dollars this school year.
 

When are the free meals available?

All Frenship students can receive a free standard breakfast and lunch every school day starting December 1, 2020 through the end of the 2020-2021 school year on May 20, 2021. (Virtual Learner meal pick up days are every Tuesday).

How is this possible?

Frenship and Aramark are able to offer the basic breakfast and lunch at no cost to families thanks to the Seamless Summer Option (SSO) program through the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

CLICK HERE to learn more.

 
Parents, does your virtual learner need a technology device? 
 
• During registration, parents were able to fill out a form describing their technology needs.
• For those Virtual Learners who requested technology assistance, device pickup begins today and will continue tomorrow until 6 p.m. at your home campus.
• If your Virtual Learner needs a device but you didn’t fill out the form during registration, please communicate your technology needs to your child’s virtual teacher so we can get you squared away!
• Frenship will also distribute hotspots to those Virtual Learners who need assistance with internet connectivity. We’re still waiting on those to arrive, but each campus has been turned into a hotspot of any of our students to use!
 
For more information about technology assistance visit Frenship's Information Technology Department. 
Frenship families,
 
As summer winds down, Frenship is excited to welcome back students and staff for the 2020-21 school year that begins on August 17. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Frenship will offer two instructional options:
 
Reopening Frenship has required much collaboration and thoughtful action to ensure the safety of our staff and students as our top priority. While it is not possible to eliminate all risk of furthering the spread of COVID-19, there are many steps we can take to significantly reduce the risks to students, teachers, staff, and their families.
 
Frenship has created a Parent Guide that contains all the information you’ll need to know to make the best decision for your student(s) and family. In this guide, you will find information on Frenship’s safety and cleaning protocols, operational adjustments, instructional adjustments, technology plan, and more. We encourage you to read the Parent Guide, as well as the Reopening Frenship section of our website to make the most informed decision.
 
Today, July 24, registration begins, as well as enrollment for Virtual Learning. To enroll your child(ren) in Virtual Learning, you must complete the Virtual Learning Commitment Form no later than Monday, August 3 at 11:59 p.m.
 
All families are reminded to complete the Online Verification in Skyward for new and returning students, regardless of whether your child(ren) will attend school in-person or virtually.
 
Important Dates:
  • July 24: Registration and Online Verification begins
  • July 24 – August 3: Virtual Learning enrollment window
  • August 17: First day of school 
 
Frenship understands these decisions significantly impact your family. We are happy to answer any questions you have. Please contact your campus principal or call Student Services at 806.866.9541. We will continue to communicate important details as we begin a new year. We are looking forward to Seeking Perfection and Capturing Excellence for every learner in the upcoming school year.
 
Thank you,
Frenship ISD
Recently Governor Abbott released information on reopening schools across Texas. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Frenship ISD is currently working on a plan to offer two instructional options for the 2020-2021 school year that will begin on August 17.
 
The two options include in person Face-to-Face Instruction and Virtual Learning.
 
We plan to send out detailed information on the instructional options and reopening plan next week on July 25. That information will be communicated directly to parents through a Skyward email, on the Frenship website and on our social media pages.