Ysleta ISD would like to clarify that the city's new "Stay Home" emergency order does NOT prohibit families from participating in our drive-through meal service program, which provides curbside delivery of breakfast and lunch meals at select schools on weekdays for children under 18. The "Stay Home" order DOES allow you – and all other persons – to travel to pick up meals from our 14 select sites. Due to new state regulations, those who utilize the grab and go meal service at our 18 select sites to receive curbside delivery of breakfast and lunch for their children DO NOT need to have the children inside the car. However, they MUST provide one of the following items to receive school meals for children who are not present:
- Official letter/email/electronic school application from school that lists child(ren) enrolled;
- Individual student report card(s);
- Attendance record from YISD Home Access Center, printed or electronic, that includes names of child(ren);
- Birth certificate for child(ren) not in school; or
- Student ID card(s)
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
The Ysleta Independent School District is closely monitoring developments in regard to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), and we are following the guidance and recommendations of local, regional and national health authorities. Although there are currently no known cases of COVID-19 in El Paso County, we will remain vigilant on this matter and any developments that may follow so that we are prepared to act in a timely manner to safeguard the health and safety of our students and employees.
However, there are several best hygiene practices that everyone in our community can practice every day to help prevent the spread of diseases in general, as recommended by the Center for Disease Control (CDC). They include:
- Practicing good hand hygiene, including washing your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds;
- Avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth;
- Following appropriate coughing/sneezing etiquette;
- Staying home, resting, and avoiding close contact with others when you are sick or with fever; and
- Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces with a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
Please be assured that Ysleta ISD is also thoroughly cleaning and disinfecting buildings and buses each evening, as we do every year during flu season, which is still in effect. In addition, students and employees are being educated and instructed on following the best hygiene practices listed above.
Ysleta ISD will continue to provide any updates affecting students and employees as they become available through a variety of communications, such as automated phone calls, text messages, emails, social media posts, and local media reports. Parents and community members can also consult the CDC and City of El Paso Public Health Department websites for the most recent COVID-19 information.
Comprehensive Care Clinic
The Comprehensive Care Center located at 300 Vocational Dr. will be open for all Ysleta students from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday. As a precautionary measure, all sick patients are asked to call the clinic and speak with the nurse prior to visit. Call for appointment (915) 434-7200. Click the link for more information on the clinic. Comprehensive Care Center
As a precautionary step given the global spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), we are asking everyone in the Ysleta ISD community with travel plans outside of Texas over the Spring Break holiday to register their travel here:
Travel Reporting Form
The health and safety of students and staff is always the top priority at the Ysleta Independent School District. As a result, Ysleta ISD has decided to cancel all out-of-town, non-essential district-related travel for students and employees – including out-of-town student field trips – until further notice.
We understand many of our families are experiencing heightened concerns regarding out-of-town travel for their children, and we want to reassure them that we are taking this special precaution to safeguard the health and safety of our students, employees, and community. Please be assured we will continue to work closely with city and county health officials to help minimize the spread of germs and illnesses in general.
In conjunction with efforts by city and county health officials to increase the availability of COVID-19 testing, the Ysleta Independent School District will begin offering free COVID-19 drive-through testing to the public – by appointment only – at the following three sites beginning Tuesday, May 26:
- YISD Central Office, 9600 Sims Drive
- Ysleta Pre-K Center, 7940 Craddock
- North Star Elementary School, 5950 Sean Haggerty Drive
The testing will be offered at these three sites from 8 a.m. to noon Monday-Friday from May 26-June 5, with the district providing security and nursing staff to conduct and oversee testing.
Any member of the public can request an appointment for COVID-19 testing at the Ysleta ISD sites by calling the district’s hotline at 915-434-1092 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays, beginning Friday, May 22.
The appointment hotline will be closed this Monday, May 25, for the Memorial Day holiday, but will return to normal operating schedule at 8 a.m. Tuesday, May 26.
Drop-ins will not be accommodated in drive-through testing; appointments are required at all three Ysleta ISD sites. Testing is open to everyone, even those who are currently asymptomatic, if they have reason to believe they’ve been exposed to COVID-19. The testing is free of charge; doctor referrals are not needed.
For health questions about COVID-19, please call the city’s 21-COVID hotline from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday; and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For referrals to services, dial 2-1-1 and select option six (6).
Most current information from the Superintendent of Schools Dr. Xavier De La Torre.