Dear GSA Community,
We are continuing to closely monitor the COVID-19 situation to ensure the health and safety of our community. At this time the risk to our community remains low.
Continued Learning in the Event of School Closure
Our task force for continued learning has met and communicated with all faculty to start developing a plan. We are currently gathering information, and we will solidify our plan for continued learning in the event of a school closure in the coming days.
You can expect that our teachers will provide continued learning in the event of a school closure using technology tools, online resources, journal assignments and their regular communication tools. Your daughter will have daily assignments; however, they will not occupy the students for the full number of hours that they would be in school.
If your daughter does not have access to the internet or a device at home, please let us know.
We will follow recommendations from local authorities and as with other school closures we will follow suit if AISD were to announce a district closure.
GSA recommends that families do not travel abroad in the upcoming weeks, including spring break. If you do opt to travel out of the country or if you have visitors from abroad (particularly from areas with a risk level 2 or higher) over spring break we ask that you keep us informed by contacting the office.
Following recommendations from the CDC, any student, faculty or staff member who travels to (or has visitors from) a country designated by the CDC as a warning level 3 area, and/or anyone who has been advised to self-quarantine, will be subject to a 14-day period of self-isolation away from school upon their return.
The best precaution that we can take right now is to follow the same guidelines recommended for cold and flu season:
- Wash hands often with soap and water.
- Cover coughs and sneezes with an elbow or a tissue, and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
- Avoiding close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when sick.
- Avoid touching your face.
We are continuing to add extra sanitizing to our daily cleaning routines and requiring regular and effective hand washing with our students.
We’re all hoping that our community stays healthy and Coronavirus free, and we are prepared should we have to close temporarily.
Thank you for your support and partnership,
Shanna Prewitt-Hines and Frances Ramberg