Weatherford Independent School District

WISD Information Related to School Closing Due to COVID-19

Weatherford ISD is committed to the health, safety and academic learning of your child.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Coronavirus information: Weatherford ISD follows the guidance and expertise of national and local health officials to help protect our students and staff from all communicable diseases. The District is aware that The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness (COVID-19) caused by a novel (new) coronavirus. Families are encouraged to visit CDC website for more information and travel guidance regarding the Coronavirus.

 

We continue to be in communication with our local partners and stand ready to take all appropriate measures.

 

As a reminder, the CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
 
WISD COMMUNICATIONS TO FAMILIES AND STAFF

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

To submit a question that is not answered below, please email coronavirus@weatherfordisd.com . We will do our best to address all questions.

 

How long will Weatherford ISD be closed?

The District closed for the remainder of the school year on April 17, 2020 by order of Texas Governor Greg Abbott. All facilities and activities, including travel for both staff and students, athletic events and practices, and UIL competitions are cancelled.

 

Who do I contact if I need help with technology related to student learning at home? 

Call our Technology Department at 817-598-2915 for assistance Monday-Friday. 

 

What is social distancing?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, social distancing means remaining out of congregate settings, avoiding mass gatherings, and maintaining distance (approximately 6 feet or 2 meters) from others when possible.

 

How is WISD cleaning buildings?

Weatherford ISD implements procedures to minimize the spread of illness in our schools during the cold and flu season. Our campus custodial staff disinfects campuses daily with hospital-grade cleaners. Their processes include disinfecting every cafeteria serving line, disinfecting common surfaces such as door handles, and using an EMist electrostatic disinfectant sprayer to cover all surfaces in classrooms.

 

When and Where will WISD offer meals for children? 

Through July 29th, the Weatherford ISD Child Nutrition Department will begin offering free breakfast and lunch to children 18 and under at two campus locations. Pedestrian traffic at Ikard is discouraged due to safety concerns for students walking on Bankhead Highway. For the health and safety of our families and staff, food will be delivered in a drive through format with no onsite dining. Under current Texas Department of Agriculture guidelines, meal service may only be provided to students who are present.

 

Meal Pick Up Locations:

Curtis Elementary

501 W. Russell Street

 

Ikard Elementary

100 Ikard Lane

 

Serving Days and Times:

11:00 am-1:00 pm on Mondays and Wednesdays

 

What can I do if I need food assistance or know of a family that needs help? 

Please contact the Center of Hope or Manna Storehouse.  

 

What will happen with dual credit courses? Dual credit students will be directed to interact with their Weatherford College professor and will continue their coursework via their course websites in Canvas.