Dripping Springs ISD is fully committed to the health and well-being of all students, staff and the DSISD community. Regarding the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), Dripping Springs ISD is monitoring developments and adhering to guidance from local health officials, the Texas Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is the status of summer camps?
Q. How long will DSISD schools be closed and students learning remotely?
Q. What does remote/online learning look like for students?
Q; What is my family's financial situation has changed as a results of this pandemic and I think I may qualify for meal assistance?
Q: Is there a place to get help is a student or parent is having technical issues with online learning?
Q: How will grading be handled during the school closure/remote learning?
Q: What if students do not have access to technology or the Internet from home?
Q. What if I have paid for Kids Club after-school care or preK tuition?
Q: Are students in the Free and Reduced Lunch program receiving meals?
Following an April 17 order by Governor Abbott that shut down schools statewide for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year, DSISD announced that the school closure/remote learning status will continue the rest of this school year. Graduation has tentatively been rescheduled for June 19, with social distancing measures in place. Information on instructional support and virtual/remote learning for our students has been provided by classroom teachers. Eligible students are being provided meals on a weekly basis.
Government agencies also are posting updated information (see links below). A Hays County hotline number is available for residents with non-emergency questions regarding COVID-19. Residents can call 512.393.5525 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday through Friday; Spanish speakers are available.
State and Local
Centers for Disease Control/WHO
How to Share With Children
* Avoid gatherings and follow social distancing guidelines.
* Stay home when sick.
* Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
* If soap and water is not available, use an alcohol-based (60-95 percent) hand sanitizer.
* Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
* Cover the mouth and nose with the inside of the elbow when sneezing or coughing.
* Wash hands after coughing, sneezing, or blowing the nose.
* Disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects such as toys and doorknobs.