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YISD responds to rise in COVID-19 cases with new provisions

In response to the rise in new COVID-19 cases in El Paso and in cooperation with local health authorities, Ysleta ISD is implementing its approved Code-Red provisions for athletic events and delaying the date for teachers to report to campuses as part of its commitment to safeguard the health and safety of students and staff. 

Effective immediately, spectators or other student groups – such as band members, dance teams, JROTC, etc. – will NOT be allowed to attend athletic events. Only athletes, coaches, game officials, and administrators may attend/participate in athletic events. In addition, all “specialty” activities, including Homecoming and Senior Night, have been canceled. These guidelines apply to both football and volleyball games.

Middle-school soccer games and tennis tournaments scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 3, have also been canceled.

Learning Hub campuses will remain open through Oct. 9 to continue providing support to students, per Texas Education Agency (TEA) regulations. Ysleta ISD’s first intersession – or one-week school break – of its year-round calendar will take place as planned, from Oct. 12-16.

In regard to staffing, teachers and YISD Central Office employees will not be required to report to offices and campuses at 100% on Monday, Oct. 5, as previously planned. However, essential personnel will continue reporting to work, officials said. Teachers may voluntarily return to their classrooms during the week of Oct. 5 for training in new technology tools recently acquired by the district to support asynchronous remote learning.

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