Health and Safety

Health & Safety

The top priorities in Duncanville ISD are the health and safety of students and staff. The district's safety guidelines have been developed in compliance with the current Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Dallas County Health advisement. 

  • It is recommended not required that students and staff members wear protective face coverings at school and on the bus.
  • Temperatures will be checked routinely based on campus/facility protocols as a means for screening.
  • Desks should be spaced apart when possible to allow for social distancing or desk/face shields made available.
  • Students experiencing COVID-like symptoms should be kept away from other students.
  • At-home test cannot be validated for accuracy or patient identity, therefore testing must be done at school or under the supervision of a medical professional.
  • Campuses and student organizations are encouraged to socially distance large groups of students and stakeholders in assemblies, common areas, practices, etc.
  • Facilities will be e-misted with sanitizing spray as needed based on case data
  • Classrooms will be equipped with handheld e-misters and sanitizing spray for during the day sanitation.
  • Students will be required to routinely use hand sanitizer and wash hands throughout the school day.
  • Visitors on campus will be allowed but may be asked screening questions and/or temperature checks upon entry.
  • Materials and equipment that require disinfecting should be left out (not in cabinets or carts) to be sanitized nightly.
  • Laptops and other devices will be sanitized regularly.
  • School buses will be cleaned and sanitized daily and equipped with hand sanitizer.
  • In the event of an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in Dallas County or within the district, these additional measures may be implemented:
  • Increased number of student quarantine days
  • Strict contact tracing to avoid spread
  • Increased testing requirements and opportunities
  • Expanded cleaning and sanitation measures
  • Required use of face coverings

Monitoring Symptoms and Exposure

Campuses will continue to monitor for COVID-19 symptoms through the campus clinics and school nurses. Students will not be required to complete the daily screener however, students with symptoms should not attend school. All students with symptoms or exposure will be tracked and followed up with by the campus nurse. Nurses will be required to maintain a daily health log to track symptoms. 

Students that are demonstrating COVID-like Symptoms and have not been fully vaccinated, with administrator approval, may be quarantined in accordance with the time identified by the CDC Quarantine Calculator.  Must be fever free for 24 hours and without symptoms to return.  Offer a COVID-19 rapid test with parent permission.  A medical diagnosis can also be provided confirming symptoms are associated with a non-communicable condition.

Parents will receive notification if their child was exposed.