INSIDE FWISD BRIEFS
EDITOR'S NOTE: Inside FWISD Briefs are quick-hit stories of activities and events happening around the District.
Free Groceries Distribution
Christ Church Fort Worth is partnering with Convoy of Hope to distribute free groceries to families in need in our community.
Convoy of Hope is sending a tractor-trailer of food to be distributed on Saturday, June 13, 2020. Distribution will in the church parking lot, starting at 9 a.m. and continuing while supplies last.
Christ Church is located at 5301 Altamesa Blvd. in Fort Worth.
The event will be a drive-through, no-contact event. Volunteers will be screened for COVID-19 and wear masks and gloves.
Fort Worth To Open More City Facilities Starting June 15
More City of Fort Worth facilities will reopen the week of June 15.
City facilities are reopening with changes including health screenings and visitors and staff being asked to wear a face covering while in the public areas and building.
"The facilities have been modified to promote physical distancing, with some of the furniture removed or spaced farther apart. Protective barriers have been installed where needed," a city statement reads.
View the city facilities reopening next week here.
Kirkpatrick Middle School and Food for the Soul Partner to Feed Hundreds of Families
Groceries were handed out to more than 300 families on Fort Worth’s North Side last weekend.
Fort Worth ISD’s Kirkpatrick Middle School partnered with Food for the Soul to distribute the food, Saturday, June 6 on its campus. Cars drove onto the campus parking lot where the groceries were loaded into their vehicles by volunteers.
Within the last two months, Kirkpatrick Middle School and Food for the Soul has distributed more than 2,000 bags of groceries, said Jeffrey Bartolotta, principal at Kirkpatrick Middle.
“The [North Side] community and Kirkpatrick Middle School is so thankful,” he said.
UIL Summer Strength and Conditioning, Band Practice Gets Green Light For Texas Member Schools
Limited University Interscholastic League (UIL) summer strength and conditioning and marching band practices could begin across Texas this week.
As restrictions put in place because of the COVID-19 pandemic begin to be lifted throughout Texas, UIL member schools can start workouts and band practices with UIL requirements and guidelines in place to mitigate spread of coronavirus. As workouts and practices get underway next week across the Fort Worth ISD, the District will adhere to a well-planned safety program that incorporates all UIL precautions and guidelines.
“We are cautiously optimistic about beginning summer strength and conditioning programs and marching band practices that safely allow students to get back to working with their coaches and directors in preparation for the 2020-2021 school year,” said UIL Executive Director Dr. Charles Breithaupt in a recent statement. “While we are eager to resume UIL activities, we must do so carefully, deliberately and with an understanding that major adjustments are needed to ensure safety. The requirements outline an approach designed to help schools mitigate risk while ensuring students are physically prepared to return to activities in the Fall, should state and federal guidelines allow.”
FWISD POLICY ALERT FOR June 2020
EDITOR'S NOTE: The following alert is from the FWISD Division of Policy and Planning
The FWISD Board Policy manual contains policies governing the operation of this District. Periodically the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) provides updates to various policies based on changes in the law and Texas Education Agency (TEA) requirements. Occasionally revisions may be needed to meet the needs of the District as well.
As a courtesy and in an effort to keep you informed, a policy alert will be provided monthly so that you may be aware of changes specific to our District. Each employee is still expected to be aware of and follow all policies of the District.
The District policy manual consists of four (4) different components:
- LEGAL policies compile federal law, state law, and court decisions, providing the statutory context in which all other policies should be read; these cannot be changed by District administration or the Board.
- LOCAL policies reflect decisions made by the Fort Worth ISD board of trustees and are specific to our District.
- REGULATION documents are administrative procedures that implement board policies.
- EXHIBIT documents may contain forms, charts, and other kinds of supporting information.
The following policies have been revised and/or added:
CO(LOCAL): FOOD AND NUTRITION MANAGEMENT
DCB(LOCAL): EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES- Term Contracts
DEA(LOCAL): COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS- Compensation Plan
DF(LOCAL): TERMINATION OF EMPLOYMENT
DIA(LOCAL): EMPLOYEE WELFARE- Freedom from Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation
EHBAF(LOCAL): SPECIAL EDUCATION- Video/Audio Monitoring
FDA(LOCAL): ADMISSIONS- Interdistrict Transfers
FDB(LOCAL): ADMISSIONS- intradistrict Transfers and Classroom Assignments
FNG(LOCAL): STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES- Student and Parent Complaints/Grievances
FNG(EXHIBIT): STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES- Student and Parent Complaints/Grievances
Please feel free to disseminate to others, and if you have questions, contact Dr. Amanda Coleman in the Division of Policy and Planning at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Scholars: Congratulations to our FWISD seniors and 2020 graduates across Tarrant County recently recognized as Student Scholar honorees by the Fort Worth Alliance of black School Educators. View video from the Student Scholar presentation here.
Senior Celebration: O.D. Wyatt High School celebrated its Class of 2020 with a Senior Parade recently.
Straight Outta Preschool: Edward J. Briscoe Elementary School recently celebrated its pre-kindergarten students with a traveling graduation. Online pre-K registration for the 2020-2021 academic year is underway at www.fwisd.org/prek.
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