With school closures happening state-wide, communicating with our staff, parents, students and community is of the utmost importance.
We have compiled templates and resources to help facilitate communication with these stakeholders. Please find links to those resources below.
This page will be updated as more resources become available.
We know next steps can feel overwhelming, but we're here to help!
Below you can find a number of resources from health experts around the country.
Options to Reduce Quarantine
People with Certain Medical Conditions (updated 10/6)
How COVID-19 Spreads (updated 10/5)
Schools and Daycare Update
CDC Activities/Initiatives Supporting COVID-19 Response and President’s Plan for Opening America Up
Pandemic Flu Checklist: K–12 School Administrators
How to Clean and Disinfect Schools
Workplace, Home and School Guidance - PDF
Centers for Disease Control—What to Do If You Are Sick With Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (PDF)
Community Mitigation Strategies - PDF
TEA Guidance on how schools should prepare for, and respond to, COVID-19 (decision tree included)
TEA "Stay Well, Texas" Campaign
Face Mask Best Practices
HealthyChildren.org Resources for All Ages
Understanding the Coronavirus (VIDEO)
CDC: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Talking to Children about COVID-19 - NASP
Interactive Map Tracking COVID-19 (JHU)
Our primary concern is for the health and safety of all team members and have been following the latest guidance from local, state and federal leaders on staying healthy. Below are some steps we are taking or considering.
There are many aspects of remote learning that we must consider and prepare for, including learning management systems, delivery, etc. If you find that your campus or district needs additional assistance, the Region 12 Digital Innovation team has developed a website, Supporting Instruction During School Closures, to provide resources for remote instruction.
Additionally, the Digital Innovation Team is available 8:30 - 4 p.m. daily to answer questions or assist. Please sign up for an appointment time here.
Governor Greg Abbott is waiving all STAAR testing requirements for the current school year amid the Coronavirus pandemic and related school closures.
Questions concerning state testing or accountability?
Our ESC Region 12 Counseling Team has developed a website with resources for talking to your students about COVID-19. There is an entire tab dedicated to keeping kids informed and calm when it comes to the virus. Visit Website >
Additionally, we have our SCHOLAR website filled with other tools to support our students in all aspects of their lives.
Should you have more specific needs or questions, please contact:
ESC Region 12 continues to monitor travel advisories and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), as well as our state and county health authorities. The COVID-19 outbreak is a concern for anyone considering traveling at this time. Those with travel plans are strongly encouraged to closely monitor travel advisories and guidance from the CDC.
Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases.
The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.*
If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately. Emergency warning signs include*:
*This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.
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