BISD Superintendent Coronavirus (COVID-19) March 29 Updates

BISD Superintendent Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates: March 29, 2020

Brownsville Independent School District is collaborating closely with local, state, and national agencies as we monitor the Coronavirus (COVID-19). President Donald Trump just announced extending social distancing until April 30, 2020. Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino issued mandatory ” Shelter-in-Place” that is still in effect starting Wednesday, March 25, 2020, through April 8, 2020.

Based on updated information, the following further adjustments will go into effect:

A. Schools will remain closed until further notice effective immediately.
B. Distribution of Instructional packets will only continue via mail-out and upon parent request. Devices will continue to be distributed upon parent request Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Parents contact the School Principal for either the instructional packets and/or devices distribution times.
C. Our District commits to providing the Child Nutrition Meal program services from Monday-Friday from 11:30 am-1:00 pm at the same 12 designated locations.
D. The designated essential campus staff will report to work Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:00 am-2:00 pm.
E. Teachers need to continue to prepare for the long-term online learning by ensuring either usage or/and certification of any remote learning platform: Microsoft, Google Classroom, Apple Teacher, SeeSaw, Nearpod, Canvas, Classdojo, Blackboard, and Remind. For further support, please fill out the Teacher Teaching, Learning, Training Survey so we may continue to support your educational
technology needs. Teachers will be provided additional information with the recommended grade level platforms.
F. All staff members must be available remotely from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm Monday through Friday.
G. Departments will continue to provide campus support.
H. Please note that these are the latest updates. Continue to refer to the previous BISD Superintendents Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates dated March 22, 2020, and March 24, 2020, as well.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding of this new updated plan. We will continue adjusting as
needed based on new developments. Please continue to take precautionary measures and stay safe.

Dr. Rene Gutierrez
Superintendent of Schools