Summer Re-Entry Plan
Cedar Hill ISD is working to follow all guidance from various state agencies and Dallas county health officials with regard to reopening school facilities.
Although Governor Greg Abbott's Reopen Texas Plan includes general allowances for businesses and public facilities, it does not necessarily outline the reopening of school facilities.
Cedar Hill ISD looks to the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and Commissioner Mike Morath for guidance on when and if to open various school buildings and facilities. The other governing body is the University Interscholastic League (UIL) which oversees athletics, cheerleading and band. Local decisions for reopening are based upon the latest information about the spread of COVID-19, as well as guidance from the Dallas County Health Department, Judge Clay Jenkins and the City of Cedar Hill. We will continue to make updates to our COVID-19 website as facilities are prepared for opening as part of our re-entry plan.
Summer School - Online Beginning June 3
Cedar Hill ISD is offering summer school virtually this year. Decisions about summer school had to be made in early May so that registration could begin. The decision to offer online learning was made well in advance of TEA's recent announcement that schools could open for summer school June 1 with restrictions. Sessions began June 3. Visit our CHISD Summer School webpage for more information.
Cedar Hill ISD Administration Center - Opening June 1
District leaders have worked closely with health officials at the state and local levels to implement safe re-opening procedures. Not all tasks can be performed from home, but rest assured, we are taking the health and well-being of each and every employee into consideration
Summer Office Hours Begin June 1 - Some administrative staff will continue to work from home when possible, so please call or email to make an appointment before coming to the building to meet a staff member. Members of the public coming to pick-up or drop-off items are encouraged to wear a mask and follow safe social distancing procedures. Safety signage will be on site to assist visitors who come to the CHISD Administration Center.
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (public business hours), Mondays through Thursday.
Central Administration is closed on Fridays during the months of June and July.
Administration Staff will report to work 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., spending the first and last 30 minutes of each day disinfecting and cleaning their own work areas.
- Wearing face coverings is mandatory for all Central Administration employees and those visiting the building.
- Individuals who are working in a private office or secluded workspace do not need to wear a face covering while working. However, when more than one employee is in a common area, all employees are required to wear a face covering.
School Buildings & Offices - Closed to Public
Although there will be some Administrators and office staff working at the schools to prepare for the 2020-2021 school year, our school buildings and offices remain closed to the public. Please email or call your campus principal if you have questions or needs at the campus level. You can access the district staff directory here.
UIL Athletics - Strength & Conditioning Begins June 8 (locker rooms/showers remain closed)
Summer Strength and Conditioning and Sport-Specific Skill Instruction
The CHISD Athletic Department has developed a plan to offer CHISD athletes the opportunity to participate in a voluntary strength and conditioning program and sport-specific skill instruction during the summer of 2020. The plan complies with the applicable orders and regulations from state and local health and governmental authorities and the guidance from the University Interscholastic League (UIL).
Click on the link below to view the UIL/TEA guidelines for Strength and Conditioning and Sport-Specific Skill Instruction: https://www.uiltexas.org/files/athletics/Summer_2020_SC-Sport_Specific_Document_FINAL_(10).docx
Information for Parents
CHISD is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all athletes and coaches. We recognize that the COVID-19 pandemic crisis has caused many changes to our daily lives. CHISD wants you to feel confident and comfortable during these uncertain times if you elect to allow your student to attend a voluntary, optional Strength and Conditioning (S&C) session.
Each head coach along with their assistants have developed a plan and will set the schedule for all strength and conditioning (S&C) and sport specific skill instruction sessions on campus. All schedules will comply with UIL rules and approved by CHISD Athletics.
On the first day of strength and conditioning, the coaches will explain all rules and expectations and athletes will complete an educational walk through of a typical S&C session. Contact activities will not be allowed.
Students who wish to participate in S&C must return a completed sign-up sheet, signed by the parent/guardian. All athletes must have a current physical on file from last school year in order to participate in S&C. If an athlete does not have a physical on file, one will be required before participating.
Entrance and Exit Procedures.
Each sport has developed entrance and exit procedures for S&C participants to ensure a well-managed process. Parents, siblings or other non-CHISD visitors will not be admitted to any facility.
Daily Health Screening.
Each student and staff member must complete a daily COVID health screening and temperature check before he/she may participate or work. Staff or students who answer any screening question “yes” must stay home or, if completing the screening on site, will be sent home. A participant whose temperature is 99.6 or above, will be sent home and may not enter the facility. Any student or staff member who receives a positive COVID-19 test must report the results immediately to their head coach and Athletic Director who will notify CHISD Health Services.
CHISD will limit enrollment in each session to ensure no more than 25% of the occupancy capacity of any indoor facility is used during S&C and sport specific skill instruction.
During workout activities, students and staff must maintain at least ten feet distance when actively exercising. Staff may have a brief period of closer contact with a student if a shorter distance is required for safe participation. When not working out, students and staff must maintain at least six feet distance.
Staff to Student Ratios.
For sport specific activities conducted outdoors, students may be placed in working groups of no more than 15 total students with one staff member. For sport specific activities conducted indoors, students may be placed in working groups no larger than 10 total students with one staff member. For S&C activities, there must be one coach for every 20 students.
Students will remain in the same workout group throughout the S&C program and sport specific skill instruction to the extent possible. If a participant develops symptoms of COVID-19, all participants in the workout group will be removed until the participant has been cleared to return.
Students must report to S&C in their workout clothing. Locker rooms and shower facilities will not be available to students or staff before or after workouts. Restroom facilities will be available. Students may but are not required to wear masks during active exercise. Students are strongly encouraged to wear masks when not actively exercising. Staff will wear masks inside (unless actively exercising or instructing). Hand sanitizing stations will be available throughout the workout facility. All participants will be encouraged to wash/sanitize hands throughout the session.
Athletic facilities and equipment will be disinfected before, during and after work out sessions. Disinfectant spray and/or wipes will be available.
Only one person will be on a rack at a time. The athlete will disinfect the equipment after each use. All balls used during a sport specific skill workout will be sanitized after each session.
Food and Drink.
Students must bring their own water bottle. Water fountains and communal coolers will not be available. Coaches will assist in refilling water bottles to ensure the bottle does not touch a cooler or automatic bottle filler. Food or drink may not be shared.
Longhorn Stadium - Closed to Public
Cheerleading - No TEA or UIL guidance at this time. Information forthcoming.
UIL Marching Band - Beginning in June (Band halls/practices rooms closed)
PHASING MODEL FOR ACTIVITIES AND SUMMER CAMPS
Phase I Week of June 15, 2020
- Program leaders are to prep their respective areas for proper signage i.e. ‘social distancing’ etc., disinfectant, and arrangement of their rehearsal and practice spaces.
- Program leaders are contacting all students to conduct pre-screening questions and file paperwork.
- Program leaders are communicating the camp schedule(s) and first day reporting instructions to those members cleared to report.
Phase II Week of June 22, 2020
- Program leaders may begin camps with their leadership teams i.e.: section leaders, drum majors, captains, and officers only. Program Leaders must ensure everyone has completed the appropriate pre-screening and is clear to report to camp.
- Program Leaders may begin camp instruction by following all guidelines outlined in this document and strictly enforcing the expectations to all camp participants.
- Program Leaders must continue to disinfect all areas as outlined
Phase III Week of June 29, 2020
- Program leaders may begin allowing additional students of the program to report to camp given they are clear to report and capacity numbers are strictly enforced
- Program leaders are to ensure all safety measures are adhered to throughout the duration of camps
- Program leaders are expected to ensure documentation is filed daily and kept on record for easy retrieval
Visit the CHISD Fine Arts Website to review all the requirements and restrictions.