As you may recall, on March 8, 2021, the Board approved a resolution removing the requirements to wear a mask which went into effect April 1. The District will continue to operate in the same standards and per Governor Abbott’s Executive Orders GA-36 and GA-38, giving students and staff the option to wear a mask if they choose.
MISD wants to remind parents and staff that with any virus, the best way to prevent the spread of illness in our schools is by staying home when you are ill. The district will continue to follow the same everyday procedures used to help prevent the spread of viruses:
cleaning procedures in all of our classrooms,
washing your hands often with soap and water or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer,
cleaning and disinfecting surfaces, and
staying at home when you are sick.
The COVID-19 vaccines are not required for students or employees but are a safe and effective recommendation for eligible individuals, including children over 12 years. There are currently three vaccines available (Moderna, Pfizer, and Johnson&Johnson) which are available at CVS, Walgreens, and other pharmacies, as well as walk-in clinics, urgent care, and the Lone Star Family Health Clinic. The vaccine is covered by insurance or free to those without insurance.
While remote learning was a response during the pandemic, it was not considered a permanent public education option. Local and state data showed that remote learning does not provide the same results as quality in-person learning; therefore, in-person instruction is the only option for all students.
Magnolia ISD looks forward to welcoming all of our students back to school on Wednesday, August 11.