Health and Safety
At HCISD, our top priority is the health, safety, and well-being of our students, faculty, and staff. Based on recommendations from the Center for Disease Control and the American Academy of Pediatrics, we have developed a comprehensive plan that includes new procedures designed to help protect you and those you love. There will be enhanced sanitization efforts, resources for health screenings, access to personal protective equipment, workplace and classroom wellness guidance, and social distancing protocols. With the addition of these new procedures, along with attention to personal hygiene, proper social distancing, and self-care, we can all do our part to protect our campus community. 
Cleaning Safeguards
  • Cleaning of instructional spaces will take place by school staff prior to students entering and after students leave.
  • High touch areas (e.g., door handles) will be disinfected throughout the day at scheduled intervals
  • Any shared equipment will be thoroughly disinfected before and after each use.
  • No supplies will be shared amongst students.
  • Disinfecting sprayers will facilitate frequent sanitation for upcoming school year. Click here for story
  • Air Coil Cleaning- Click here to watch video
  • Classroom Cleanings- Click here to watch the video
  • Bus Cleanings- Click here to watch the video

  • Students and staff will be pre-screened for COVID-19 symptoms prior to entering the campus via the district’s automated system.
  • Temperature checks of all staff members and students will take place prior to entering any school building/facility.
  • Student temperature checks will take place at the vehicle drop-off location and parent must wait for clearance before the student will be allowed to enter the school.

Drop off
Modified Drop Off/Pick-Up Procedures
  • Students will be dropped off and picked up at designated locations on the campus.
  • Six-foot distances will be marked off in hallways to ensure distancing when students are lined up.
  • Limited access will be given to visitors and volunteers.

Hand Sanitizing
  • Hand sanitizing stations in the classrooms and throughout HCISD facilities

Hand Wash

Water Bottle
Touchless Water Fountains
  • Installation of 122 new touchless water fountains throughout the school district.
  • Students will be provided with one water bottle. 
  • HCISD upgrades to hand-free water fountains. Click here for story

6 feet
Social Distancing
  • All schools will physically distance desks and tables as far apart as possible. Desks and tables will be faced in the same direction.
  • No supplies will be shared amongst students.
  • Social Distancing- Click here to watch video 

Face Coverings
  • HCISD will provide personal protective equipment to students and staff when school reopens. Click here for story
  • All employees will wear face coverings (over the nose and mouth).
  • All students will wear face coverings (over the nose and mouth), except while doing an activity where the mask cannot be worn (e.g., eating, physical activity).
  • Employees and students will be provided with two masks.

Cohort Classes
  • When possible cohort classes will be utilized to minimize crossover among children and adults.
  • A maximum of 10 students and 1 teacher will gather together in an instructional space.
  • Groups will stay consistent and not change membership during the week.
  • No group or pair work will take place.  Each student will work individually.
  • Any group gathering outside of the instructional space will require students to be 6 feet apart and 30 feet away from the next group of students.