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Inside FWISD May 7, 2020

In this edition:

Fort Worth ISD Continues Wages And Expectations For Employees: Compensation Authorized Through Coronavirus Shutdown | Read Fort Worth Spearheads Teacher Appreciation Event: Local Businesses To Thank FWISD Teachers with Free Food, Coffee and Giveaways | District To Showcase “Windows For Teachers” During Teacher Appreciation Week: Share Your Tribute on Social Media Using #FWISDTeachers | Thank You, FWISD Nurses: District Celebrates Its 132 School Nurses | FWISD Salutes TABS Alumnus This National Nurses Week | FWISD Joins Kroger Health To Launch Free COVID-19 Testing Site | Southwest HS Counselor Shares COVID-19 Story With FWISD Student Reporter | Complete April Data Shows Alarming 9-1-1 Trends For EMS Calls During The COVID-19 Pandemic | Open Transfer Deadline Extended To Friday | Tarrant Area Food Bank Meal Distribution Sites For May 9, 2020 | Use These 3 Tips For Staying Connected With FWISD While Learning At Home | Inside FWISD Briefs | Fort Worth ISD Snapshot |Community Resources | Calendar | View more stories throughout the week on the Inside FWISD Blog

FORT WORTH ISD CONTINUES WAGES AND EXPECTATIONS FOR EMPLOYEES

Compensation Authorized Through Coronavirus Shutdown

More than 11,500 employees of the Fort Worth Independent School District will continue to receive wages as many of them work at home during the Coronavirus public health crisis. The plan, authorized by Superintendent Kent P. Scribner, is in effect through May 29, 2020.

For those who have received premium pay previously, this will end on May 8, 2020, at midnight.

Employees are required to continue to report to work --either remotely from home or at a designated location. That work includes instruction, curriculum development, staff support, maintenance and operations, food distribution, payroll, and business office functions, just to name a few.

“Everyone is contributing toward our team effort to keep students engaged and safe,” said Superintendent Kent P. Scribner. “We are grateful for this collaborative spirit as we learn new ways of doing our work.”

Each employee is expected to follow the guidance of his or her supervisor. Some may be directed to work at a designated location. Those workers are reminded to practice social distancing and to follow CDC guidelines.

All employees should be available during normal business hours or on a schedule provided by the Superintendent or his designee. If a District employee can’t work, he or she must call in an absence. You can read the entire newly authorized document outlining pay and expectations on the FWISD website. Trustees granted authority to Dr. Scribner at the March 31 Board meeting to implement procedures and to act swiftly in the best interest of the District’s students and employees.

Regular employees whose work calendar ends prior to May 29, 2020, will receive continued compensation to the end of the 2019-20 work calendar for their position.

Qualified substitute employees, who as of March 6, 2020, worked at least 100 days for the 2019-20 school year, will be paid their daily rate through May 28, 2020. This continues to be calculated by adding all the full-day and half-day assignments completed before spring break. Those whose assignments total 100 full days will continue to receive compensation.

Read Fort Worth Spearheads Teacher Appreciation Event

Local Businesses To Thank FWISD Teachers with Free Food, Coffee and Giveaways

Read Fort Worth and the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce are partnering to celebrate Fort Worth ISD teachers with free food, coffee and giveaways from local businesses this week.teacherappreciation

To celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week, FWISD teachers are being honored for their investment to student success with food, coffee and giveaways, Thursday and Friday, May 7 and 8 at six Fort Worth businesses.

For more details, visit http://readfortworth.org/weheartteachers.

District to Showcase “Windows for Teachers” During Teacher Appreciation Week

Share Your Tribute on Social Media Using #FWISDTeachers

May 4 – 8 is national Teacher Appreciation Week, and there is no better time to recognize our teachers in Fort Worth ISD. The District is asking students and parents to decorate a window with hearts, rainbows, flowers, and other images of hope and gratitude to show teachers how much we appreciate their dedication and hard work, especially now.

Many schools are working with their parent organizations and partners to creatively thank their teachers throughout the week. “Windows for Teachers” allows students and families to participate in this special week. Share appreciation photos on social media with the hashtag #FWISDTeachers.

Teachers have risen to the challenge of educating their students in virtual classrooms as we deal with the global pandemic that has impacted everyone in some way. They strive to meet their students’ academic needs with online classrooms, by creating YouTube videos, and posting activities on other social media.

Teachers also do their best to meet students’ emotional needs, with neighborhood parades and special messages on social media. They tell their students they miss them, and they encourage their students to be positive and hopeful during this difficult time.

"Teachers have caring hearts -- caring hearts that are on full display daily as teachers juggle their own personal lives with the responsibility of taking care of their students," Superintendent Kent P. Scribner said.

Teachers are showing students what their homes look like, introducing family members and pets, and demonstrating that they experience the same feelings their students do. They are using their hearts to connect with their students, just as they do in their traditional classrooms.

Because our teachers have shown us windows into their worlds during this challenging time, the Fort Worth ISD community is encouraged to be creative with their “Windows for Teachers” projects.

Schools will recognize and thank teachers in a variety of ways:

  • Teacher drive throughs on campus so teachers can receive gift bags, T-shirts, free meals, desserts, as well as hand sanitizers, toilet paper, and branded masks, with administrators cheering as teachers pass by
  • Special video messages posted on social media
  • Appreciation letters sent to each teacher’s home
  • Gift bags delivered to each teacher’s home by campus leadership team
  • School administrators delivering appreciation yard signs to teachers’ homes

The public is asked to share photos and videos of your decorated windows, teacher drive throughs, yard signs, special messages, and other Teacher Appreciation Week activities, using the hashtag #FWISDTeachers

Thank You, FWISD Nurses

District Celebrates Its 132 School Nurses

National Nurses Week is underway, and the Fort Worth ISD is celebrating its 132 school nurses and nurses nationwide.

Since the District closed school doors in March to prevent the spread of COVID-19, FWISD school nurses have been hard at work conducting “well checks” at District campuses and facilities that include specific questions and temperature checks for volunteers at Meals To Go sites and employees entering school or District facilities. The “well checks” support Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/public health guidelines, while also maintaining safety and preventing disease transmission among volunteers and others, said Alice Turner-Jackson, FWISD Health Services director.

“Our school year was totally disrupted as far as ‘the norm’ due to the COVID-19 virus. Our nurses however, have ‘stepped up to the plate’ to get things done (as they always do),” she said. “Needless to say, we are very proud of them.

"Help us celebrate our great nurses."

Throughout the school year, FWISD school nurses provide health services to students and staff, “ considering the whole family dynamic when problem solving or assessing student needs,” Ms. Turner-Jackson said.fwisdnurse2

This National Nurses Day, May 6, kicks off National Nurses Week, which is annually celebrated May 6-12. The Wednesday during National Nurses Week is also a celebration of school nurses. Since 1972, National School Nurse Day has recognized school nurses while also giving insight into the role they play in the educational setting, according to the National Association of School Nurses. The 2020 National School Nurse Day theme is “School Nurses – Supporting Students in Times of Crisis.”

This year, the World Health Organization has designated 2020 as “Year of the Nurse and Midwife,” honoring the 200 birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale. This May, the American Nurses Association is extending National Nurses Week to a month-long celebration “to expand opportunities to elevate and celebrate nursing.”

FWISD Salutes TABS Alumnus This National Nurses Week

The Fort Worth ISD salutes Le’Shawn Palmer, a 2015 alumnus of the Texas Academy of Biomedical Sciences, this National Nurses Week.

Mr. Palmer is an emergency room nurse at Medical Center Arlington and is currently pursuing a master's degree in nursing from Tarleton State University.

Learn more about Mr. Palmer in this Stephenville Empire-Tribune article.

FWISD Joins Kroger Health to Launch Free COVID-19 Testing Site

The Fort Worth ISD is partnering with Kroger Health, the healthcare division of The Kroger Co. and the City of Fort Worth to add a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site on Fort Worth’s North Side.

Free testing will be offered at Fort Worth ISD’s J.P. Elder Middle School beginning today, with plans to perform over 1,000 tests weekly, or 250 tests per day. A similar site will be added in Dallas starting Saturday, May 9.

“Kroger has always aimed to be there for our customers, associates and communities when they need us most and it has never been more important as we help to expand testing across Dallas/Fort Worth,” said Adam Wampler, president of Kroger Dallas Division. “We are thankful for the collaboration with The City of Dallas, Dallas County, City of Fort Worth, CitySquare, Fort Worth ISD, and many city departments who helped make this possible. We could not do this alone and we are confident, that together, we will get through this.”

"As we begin to take the first steps in easing restrictions and slowly re-opening, we must continue to increase our testing capacity so we can truly understand the impact this virus is having on our community,” said Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price. "I am grateful for our continued partnership with Kroger, as it will bring more than 1,000 additional tests a week to our community. We must continue to protect ourselves against this virus and testing is vital role in ultimately combating COVID-19.”

Residents can register at https://www.krogerhealth.com/covidtesting.

People needing a test will use a virtual screening tool based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines to see if they are eligible. Those who are eligible for the testing are based on CDC, state and local government recommendations.

The drive-thru testing location at J.P. Elder MS will feature a self-administered nasal swab that must be ordered and observed by a provider. J.P. Elder Middle School is located at 600 Park St., in Fort Worth. Testing hours run from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. each Tuesday through Saturday.

Those eligible will select an appointment time that will be confirmed by email and contain pre-appointment paperwork to complete. When a person arrives for their test, they should have their photo ID ready and should leave their window rolled up for check-in, until a health care practitioner comes to the car to provide the patient with the test.

Test results are expected within approximately 72 hours.

Southwest HS Counselor Shares COVID-19 Story with FWISD Student Reporter

Diane Fernandez, a counselor at Fort Worth ISD's Southwest High School, is recovering from coronavirus.

In this recent video, she shares her story with Southwest AMP TV reporter Melanie Garcia.

Also, don't forget to check out the District COVID-19 web page for the latest updates on how the pandemic is impacting the District. A new feature to the site is a state dashboard with information on the number of how many Texans and Tarrant County residents have tested positive for coronavirus.

COMPLETE APRIL DATA SHOWS ALARMING 9-1-1 TRENDS FOR EMS CALLS DURING THE COVID19 PANDEMIC

EDITOR'S NOTE: The following message is from MedStar, the ambulance service provider to Fort Worth.

Earlier this month, we wondered if the fear of Coronavirus was preventing people from calling 9-1-1 when they need to.

MedStar’s response statistics and patient outcomes for cardiac arrest victims (patients whose heart has stopped beating and require CPR on scene), has revealed an alarming trend.

Responses in which a patient was found by MedStar crews to be in cardiac arrest were up 113% in April 2020 compared to April 2019. Of the patients found to be in cardiac arrest, patients pronounced dead on scene by MedStar crews was up 164% April 2020, compared to April 2019.

During the same time period, MedStar’s response volume is down 19% from January, and ambulance transports to the hospital are down 28%.

Similar data is being reported by EMS systems across the country. In a recent survey of over 860 EMS agencies across the country by the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians, 69% of respondents reported their EMS responses have decreased, with the average reduction being 34%.

The reduction in overall 9-1-1 volume and dramatically increasing incidents of cardiac arrest is of great concern to MedStar and the region’s healthcare system. Several hospital systems have reported a significant decrease in hospitalizations, especially for cardiac and stroke victims.

MedStar data also shows dramatic reductions in calls for heart attacks and strokes in April 2020 compared to April 2019. Calls for heart attacks were down 42% and strokes responses were down 36%.

Area healthcare leaders remind everyone that it is very safe to call 9-1-1, or go to the hospital for acute medical problems. Hospitals have taken numerous steps to assure patient safety and EMS crews are well prepared to safely intervene for serious medical issues.

“We are quite concerned that locally and nationwide people are afraid, in some cases, to call 911. We are experiencing adverse patient outcomes by the patient not calling 911 or delaying the call. Hospitals and the emergency departments focus constantly on infection control. Rest assured, it is safe to seek emergency medical care with no fear of contracting COVID-19. Make the call as we are here to serve you with safe medical diagnoses and treatment,” says Stephen Love, president of the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council.

Don’t be scared to death!

For information on the signs of heart attack and stroke, click here.

Open Transfer Deadline Extended To Friday

Secondary Fort Worth ISD students (grades 6 through 12) wanting to change schools under the Open Transfer program for the 2020-2021 school year have until Friday to submit their applications.

Due to COVID-19, the application deadline has been extended until May 8 and can be completed online. Parents who have already submitted the paper application do not need to reapply with the online application.

The application process is explained on the Fort Worth ISD website by clicking here.

Applications will be accepted until close of business on Friday, May 8, 2020. Parents wishing to appeal the transfer decision must complete the Appeals Process for Transfer Form between Wednesday, May 13,2020 and Monday, May 18, 2020.

For more information contact Gail.Crawford-Warren@fwisd.org.

TARRANT AREA FOOD BANK MEAL DISTRIBUTION SITES FOR MAY 9, 2020

The Tarrant Area Food Bank (TAFB) continues its work with local partner organizations and the Fort Worth ISD and will provide boxes of food to families this Saturday, May 9, at four mobile pantry sites.

Two sites (Greenbriar Elementary and JT Stevens Elementary) will distribute food from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and two sites (Hazel Harvey Peace Elementary and Westcreek Elementary) will distribute food from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

TAFB and its partner agencies will distribute 25-pound boxes of non-perishable food to families at the following mobile pantry sites:

  • Greenbriar Elementary, 1605 Grady Lee Fort Worth, 76134 from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
  • Hazel Harvey Peace Elementary, 7555 Trail Lake Dr. Fort Worth, 76133 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • J.T. Stevens Elementary, 6161 Wrigley Way, Fort Worth, 76133 from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
  • Westcreek Elementary, 3401 Walton Ave. Fort Worth, 76133 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Volunteers are with TAFB partner agencies and will take all necessary safety precautions and employ social distancing during food distribution. Food boxes will be provided to families on a first come, first served basis. TAFB will continue this effort with more food distribution mobile pantry sites for future Saturdays.

USE THESE 3 TIPS FOR STAYING CONNECTED WITH FWISD WHILE LEARNING AT HOME

The Fort Worth ISD facilities may be closed the remainder of the academic year, but we want to stay connected with you while Learning At Home.

During this public health crisis, the District wants to make sure it’s responding to your questions and keeping you in the know.

Stay connected to the District with these three easy tips:

  • Submit a question or comment to Let’s Talk at fwisd.org/feedback
  • Call the Parent Info Line at 817-814-2070, email parentinfo@fwisd.org or email your school principal (principal contact information is available on the Learning At Home web page)
  • Follow Fort Worth ISD on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @FortWorthISD

Policy Alert Update

EDITOR'S NOTE: The following content if from the 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:

Please feel free to disseminate to others, and if you have questions, contact Dr. Amanda Coleman in the Division of Policy and Planning at amanda.coleman@fwisd.org or 469-223-5985.

INSIDE FWISD BRIEFS

EDITOR'S NOTE: Inside FWISD Briefs are quick-hit stories of activities and events happening around the District.

Seniors Prepare For Changes To AP Exams Online

Online Advanced Placement exams get underway next week. Learn more here.

Video Discussion Led by Trustee and Superintendent Explores Community Challenges

Fort Worth ISD Board Member Quinton “Q” Phillips and Superintendent Kent P. Scribner recently visited via an internet meeting with Community Frontline to discuss the COVID-19 public health crisis. Learn more here

Community members work from home to judge District Teacher of the Year Applications

Fort Worth ISD employees and students are not the only people working from home these days. The 10 community members who judged the District Teacher of the Year award program were also sheltering in place as they reviewed more than 70 applications to determine the final teachers to be recognized for excellence in and out of the classroom.

Learn more about the 2020 contest judges here.

FWISD’s 2020 College Fair Goes Virtual

The Fort Worth ISD Academic Advisement Department is encouraging FWISD middle and high school students to take online college tours to promote higher education and achievement the week of May 25. Learn more about the virtual college tours here.

FWISD Graduation Regalia Order

Friday is the deadline for graduating seniors to order caps and gowns. Regalia is purchased directly through the two vendors. Caps and Gowns (regalia) are encouraged (but not required) for all students participating in the graduating class of 2020 virtual commencement ceremonies. Learn more for how to order regalia here.

FWISD To Refund Prom Tickets To HS Students

Texas Gov. Greg Abbot announced all schools are closed for the remainder of the academic year.

Due to the current public health restrictions for large events, and mass gatherings, Senior Prom events at all FWISD high schools are cancelled. Those who purchased prom tickets will receive a refund. Learn more here.

Superintendent Message to Fort Worth ISD Graduating Seniors

Fort Worth ISD Superintendent Kent P. Scribner recently released a video message directed specifically to graduating seniors, explaining more about the District’s decision to hold virtual graduations in June. Dr. Scribner’s message comes one day after Tarrant County and the State of Texas each reported their highest daily number of COVID-19 deaths to date. Read more here.

FWISD Recognizes 2019-2020 Superintendent Scholars

The Fort Worth ISD would like to recognize its more than 400 Superintendent Scholars for the 2019-2020 academic year. Being selected for these distinguished honors places the students in the top academic echelon of the District. Read more about Superintendent Scholars here.

EDITOR'S NOTE: The following are recent photos from across the Fort Worth ISD of events and ways schools are connecting with families and the community during the District closure.

Head Start Distribution: The Fort Worth ISD distributed activity bags to students served in the Head Start buildings on Wednesday. In the bags were items such as crayons, chalk, play dough and more to promote At Home Learning for our Pre-K students.

Navy Blue Angels Pay Tribute to Fort Worth Health Care Workers: The Blue Angels flew over North Texas Wednesday , May 6 in tribute to health care workers

Decision Day: FWISD graduating seniors participated in the District's first-ever Virtual Decision Day 2020 on May 1. Seniors were encouraged to creatively post photos and videos on social media highlighting their postsecondary choices during this cyber event.

Senior Salute: Western Hills High School recently hosted Senior Salute, a drive-thru special event 2020 Seniors. Graduating seniors drove through the student parking lot to receive a special yard sign, gift basket, and more. They waved to faculty, staff, and friends.

Face Shield Distribution: The Fort Worth ISD recently distributed the first batch of face shields to frontline workers. The District's CTE is producing 300-350 face shields a day that are donated to healthcare professionals at Texas Health Resources, the Fort Worth Fire Department, and the Joint Emergency Operations Center serving Fort Worth and Tarrant County. CTE’s goal is to produce approximately 4,000 face shields in the coming weeks and reassess any additional needs at that point.

Fort Worth ISD Celebrates School Principals Day Last week, multiple Fort Worth ISD schools and employees celebrated School Principals Day. Below are a few images of how FWISD showed appreciation for campus principals via social media.

Taking ownership of learning: Dr. Becky Navarre's TED-Ed Talk on helping students take ownership of their learning was recently posted on YouTube. Dr. Navarre is the FWISD assistant superintendent of technology.

COMMUNITY RESOURCES

FWISD Racial Equity Committee News and Updates

LinkedIn Learning Resources

In light of the current public health crisis, so many have made the shift from company office to home office for the first time. Balancing meetings and emails while still making time for necessary breaks and taking care of your family can be challenging. Check out these quick tips from LinkedIn Learning to help make this adjustment a little easier to navigate:

Create a productive workspace (5 mins)

Keep work hours in balance (6 mins)

Plan meaningful breaks (5 mins)

Communication tools (3 mins)

Use virtual meetings productively (5 mins)

Building boundaries with loved ones (4 mins)

Manage interruptions and emergencies (5 mins)

Succeeding as a remote worker (3 mins)

Don’t forget to schedule some fun into your breaks!

Whether it's drawing, reading or something else, make sure you have breaks in your schedule.

Questions?

Contact Aracely Chavez, executive director of Classified Learning, at aracely.chavez@fwisd.org.

Employee Assistance Program Resources for FWISD Employees

FinPath Offers FWISD Employees Tips For Managing Finances During Pandemic

FinPath, an employer-paid workplace benefit, is offering Fort Worth ISD employees financial wellness tips, coaching and resources for weathering the COVID-19 pandemic.finpath

Launched by the District last fall, FinPath offers employees tips for managing finances and much more. Recent webinars and courses offered by the service have included “Dealing with the Financial Shock of COVID-19” and “Breaking Down the CARES Act and What It Means To You.”

Not using FinPath yet? Click here to activate your account.

For more details on FinPath, visit the FWISD Employee Benefits Portal and click on the Financial Wellness tab.

Equity and Excellence, Restorative Practices Offer Social, Emotional Wellness Resources

Take care of your social and emotional wellness during this pandemic. Log onto the FWISD Restorative Practices Community Facebook page weekly for self-care lessons. Tune in Monday, Wednesday and Friday for live check-in sessions.

Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Tarrant Area Food Bank offers Grab and Go Dinners for Children

FORT WORTH YMCA GRAB & GO MEALS-NEW SCHEDULE & LOCATIONS FOR FAMILIES IMPACTED BY COVID-19

EDITOR'S NOTE: The following content is from the The YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth

The YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth is continuing to serve the growing needs of the community with free Grab & Go meals with updated service locations and times. Pick up times will change to Mondays and Wednesdays from 4pm – 6pm at the following locations.

  • Airport Area YMCA - 3524 Central Drive Bedford, TX 76021
  • Amon G. Carter, Jr. Downtown YMCA - 512 Lamar St, Fort Worth, TX 76102
  • Benbrook Community Center YMCA - 1899 Winscott Rd, Benbrook, TX 76126
  • Eastside YMCA - 1500 Sandy Lane, Fort Worth, TX 76112
  • Hood County YMCA - 1475 James Road, Granbury, TX 76049
  • Joshua Community YMCA - 1009 Joshua Station Blvd, Joshua, TX 76058
  • William M. McDonald YMCA - 2701 Moresby Street, Fort Worth, TX 76105
  • YMCA Sports Complex - 4320 Altamesa Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76133

Pick up times changed to support the City of Fort Worth requests to limit food distribution to only 3 days/week or less and to comply with “stay-at-home” recommendations on social distancing. It is important to note that families will still receive up to 5 days of food when they go to pick-up their Grab & Go Meals.

  • Mondays, families will be able to pick up meals for 2 days (Mon-Tue)
  • Wednesdays, families will be able to pick up meals for 3 days (Wed - Fri)

This change reducing the number of times people are asked to leave their homes and risk exposure, thus helping to support “flattening the curve.”

“By providing these meals to children who need them most, Fort Worth area Y’s are truly fulfilling their mission of healthy living, social responsibility, and youth development. I’m proud of their continued community outreach despite their temporary facility closures.” Julie Wilson, Chair, Board of Directors at YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth.

Meals are provided by local vendors including Purple Hearts, Inc. and Tarrant Area Food Bank and they come complete with protein, fruit or vegetable, snacks and more. Together with the support of community leaders, volunteers, staff and donors, the Y wants to ensure that every child is safe, healthy and fed.

“For over 130 years, the YMCA has served the ever-changing needs of our local community. Today is no different as we continue to find ways to support Fort Worth, Benbrook and surrounding counties by partnering with local organizations to provide grab-and-go meals at our branches.” Tony Shuman, President and CEO of YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth.

In addition to the Grab & Go initiative, the Y is continuing to support the community by providing pre-schools and childcare to the families of essential employees and first responders and connecting with seniors to check on their wellbeing to help avoid isolation.

For questions or additional information or visit www.ymcafw.org

The YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth branches have been temporarily closed for traditional health and wellness activities due to the COVID-19 public health mandates by city, county and state authorities. Staff and volunteers have continue to be vigilante in continuing to serve the community outside of the walls of the Y.

Check www.fwisd.org/COVID-19 regularly for District updates

FWISD “Meals To Go,” Available from Noon-1:30 p.m. Monday and Thursday

Join the mayor for live virtual updates on the city's COVID-19 response

Online Pre-K/ Kindergarten Registration Currently Underway

Professional Learning Opportunities with Educational Technology, Register in Eduphoria

Board of Education meeting, May 12

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