The purpose of this dashboard is to provide our Royse City ISD families and staff with a transparent summary of COVID-19-related positive cases resulting in exclusion from school activities. A positive case indicates that the student or staff member has been tested and received a report confirming that they have the virus. If your child is COVID-19 positive please do not send him/her to school and reach out to the campus nurse. If an individual in your household is COVID-19 positive, please reach to to your child's campus nurse to see if quarantine is required before returning to school.
Total Number of Royse City ISD Staff - 1,050
Total Number of Royse City ISD Students - 7,719
School Health Procedures
MASKS & HYGIENE PRACTICES (Updated 12-30-21)
Royse City ISD encourages, and strongly supports, all students, parents, employees and visitors that choose to wear a face mask in District facilities and/or at school-sponsored activities. Royse City ISD is committed to serving our students in-person and, to the extent possible, providing a safe learning environment. The District has put several protocols in place to assist in these efforts as outlined in this website.
Staff and students are asked to report any positive COVID-19 test result for themselves or for a household family member to your assigned campus nurse. Royse City ISD will notify guardians/staff by email if a positive case is reported on campus. Furthermore, individuals deemed as a close contact to a positive case will recieve a second notification.
QUARANTINE REQUIREMENTS FOR POSITIVE CASES (Updated 12-30-21)
- Excluded from school/work for 5 days
- If the positive person has no symptoms or symptoms are resolved after 5 days, it is safe to return to school/work
- If the positive person has a fever, continue to stay home until fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medications
- Updated CDC guidance recommends the person wear a mask while around others for 5 additional days
QUARANTINE REQUIREMENTS FOR DIRECT CONTACT CASES: Individuals exposed to someone with COVID-19 as a Household Direct Contact (Updated 12-30-21)
Return to school/work if you are symptom free and:
- Have been boosted, OR
- Completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine within the past 6 months, OR
- Completed the primary series of J&J vaccine within the last 2 months
- Updated CDC guidance recommends mask wearing for 10 days
- Test on day 5, if possible
- If you develop symptoms stay home and be tested
- CLARIFICATION: At least 5 days have passed after the last day of contact with the positive case. This is important among families with multiple children and quarantine complexities. (Updated 1-21-22)
Stay home from school/work for 5 days if you:
- Completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine over 6 months ago and are not boosted, OR
- Completed the primary series of J&J over 2 months ago and are not boosted, OR
- Are not vaccinated
- Stay home for 5 days. Updated CDC guidance recommends that you wear a mask around others for 5 additional days.
- Test on day 5 if possible
SCHOOL HEALTH & CONTACT TRACING (Updated 8-20-21)
School nurses will resume normal protocols for contacting parents of ill children. As always, please remember that students must be free of fever, vomiting and/or diarrhea for 24 hours (without medication) before returning to school to prevent spread of illnesses. Should the campus request you to pick up a sick child, please do so as promptly as possible. Royse City ISD will conduct contact tracing and notify guardians if their child is deemed a close contact to a positive case on campus. Parents will have the choice to quarantine their child. Additionally, it is important to keep in mind that the determination regarding whether an individual is a “ close contact ” with a COVID positive individual will include a review of whether one or both were wearing masks at the time of the potential exposure. In many cases, proper masking may alleviate the identification of a “ close contact ” and recommended quarantine. The in-person instruction of our students and the safety of our students and staff are our top priorities. We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as they are available.
COVID-19 TESTING (Updated 12-30-21)
Royse City ISD Nurses will refer staff and students to area testing sites for COVID-19 testing as needed.
Custodial teams will continue to provide extra cleaning measures in areas as needed to combat germs and spreading of illnesses of any kind. Hand sanitizer stations and surface wipes will continue to be available.
AT-HOME LEARNING FOR COVID POSITIVE STUDENTS
If a student is COVID positive, campus staff will work to provide the student with learning opportunities at home. These opportunities will vary based on the grade of the child and course load. This learning from home opportunity will also extend to those students who are quarantining due to household COVID-19 exposure. Documentation for COVID-19 or household exposure will be required for excused absences.