‘We Miss You’ Parade Connects Glen Park ES Staff, Families
More than 20 Glen Park Elementary School employees participated in the "We Miss You" Parade across the school’s attendance zone, Monday March 23.
For nearly 90 minutes, employees in decorated cars drove through the Glen Park neighborhood honking their horns, waving to families and expressing how much they were missed, from a healthy distance. Families standing on their front lawns waved and held up signs for the employees stating how much they too were loved and missed.
A Meal And A Book
Children Receive Free Books at Four “Meals To Go Sites”
Children picking up lunch and a breakfast for the next day at four Fort Worth ISD facilities were gifted free books to take home this week.
The bagged books – distributed at Clifford Davis Elementary School, De Zavala Elementary School, Como Montessori School and Hubbard Heights Elementary School – were made available on a first come, first serve basis.
The free books are made available to children at four Meals To Go sites on behalf of Read Fort Worth.
INSIDE FWISD BRIEFS
EDITOR'S NOTE: Inside FWISD Briefs are quick-hit stories of activities and events happening around the District.
Students Help Students in Resetting Passwords
Students from the the Gold Seal Advanced Media Program at Fort Worth ISD's South High School recently produced videos in English and Spanish with steps for how FWISD students can reset their passwords.
Students still having trouble resetting their password are encouraged to click here for more details.
New Materials Available For FWISD’s Learning At Home
The Fort Worth ISD launched the next phase of it Learning At Home program Monday, March 23, 2020 – grade-level instructional materials for more than 10 content areas.
The materials, aligned with what FWISD students were previously learning in classes and the TEKS (Texas Essential Knowledge & Skills), offer students tools for growing academically while away from the classroom. Read more about the new offerings here. To started with learning, students must follow these 3 easy steps:
Fort Worth further amends stay-at-home, work safe declaration for COVID-19
EDITOR'S NOTE: The following message is from the City of Fort Worth.
The City Council on Thursday unanimously voted to extend an emergency stay-at-home declaration for the City of Fort Worth through April 7 to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
These restrictions remain in place:
- Individuals are to stay at home. However, individuals may leave their residences for essential travel, essential activities or to provide or perform essential governmental functions or to operate essential businesses. This includes traveling to work at an essential business, traveling for the health of yourself or another person, leaving to get food and supplies or getting outside to exercise.
- To the extent individuals are using shared or outdoor spaces, they must maintain social distancing of at least six feet from any other person. This does not require a household or living unit to social distance when at home.
- Essential businesses such as grocery stores, pharmacies and other establishments that sell household goods will remain open but must enforce social distancing. A list of essential and non-essential businesses is below. (For specific information about businesses, call 817-392-8478 or email Covid19@FortWorthTexas.gov.
- In-house dining at restaurants is prohibited. Restaurants with or without drive-in or drive-through services; drive-in restaurants; drive-through restaurants; liquor stores; and microbreweries, micro-distilleries or wineries may only provide takeout, delivery or drive-in or drive-through services, as allowed by law.
- All businesses operating within the City of Fort Worth, except essential businesses, are required to close to the public
- Businesses that are closed to the public may continue operations consisting exclusively of the following, as long as social distancing of a least six feet is maintained between all employees and contractors during the activities:
- Performing activities at their own residences (i.e., working from home);
- Operations necessary to process payroll, maintain security, upkeep, and maintenance of premises, equipment or inventory, including but not limited to the care and maintenance of livestock or animals;
- IT or other operations that facilitate employees working from home;
- Facilitate online or call-in sales performed by employees in a store or facility closed to the public;
- In-store repair services performed by employees in a store or facility closed to the public.
- All public or private gatherings of any number of people occurring outside a single household or living unit are prohibited. This does not prohibit the gathering of members of a household or living unit.
- All elective medical procedures are prohibited.
- If someone in a household has tested positive for COVID-19, the household is ordered to isolate at home.
- Nursing homes, retirement, and long-term care facilities are to prohibit non-essential visitors from accessing their facilities unless to provide critical assistance or for end-of-life visitation.
- All in-person worship services remain prohibited, with the exception of worship support staff to facilitate online services.
FWPD Issues Statement on Stay At Home Enforcement
EDITOR'S NOTE: The following message is from the Fort Worth Police Department.
The Fort Worth Police Department has received numerous and false claims across our social media platforms indicating Fort Worth police officers are enforcing “stay-at-home” check points by pulling drivers over and asking for work documentation, etc.
These claims are NOT accurate. The department is not and will not enforce these types of traffic stops. If an officer makes a traffic stop, it will be for an observed traffic violation or for investigation of another criminal offense.
Census Bureau Suspends Field Operations Until April 1
Households Urged to Complete Census Online
The City of Fort Worth is urging residents to beware of people visiting their homes as U.S. Census takers.
The U.S. Census Bureau announced last week that it’s suspending 2020 Census field operations until April 1 to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
“The Census Bureau is taking this step to help protect the health and safety of the American public, Census Bureau employees, and everyone going through the hiring process for temporary census taker positions,” a Census Bureau statement issued March 18 reads. “During this pause in field operations, the Census Bureau will continue to evaluate all 2020 Census operations. Should any additional adjustments need to be made, the Census Bureau will communicate these changes broadly and promptly.”
Census takers are expected to begin household visits to homes where the Census has not been completed in late May, following guidance from federal, state and local health authorities, the Census Bureau reports.
Earlier this month, invitations to complete the 2020 Census began arriving in household mailboxes across the country. Americans are encouraged to complete the Census online at 2020Census.gov.
Additionally, the City of Fort Worth is urging residents protect themselves from COVID-19 scams. Read more about it here.
EDITOR'S NOTE: The following are recent photos from across the Fort Worth ISD showing how schools are connecting with families during the District closure.
Waverly Park Elementary's Talk With Tiger Teachers Talk Show: On March 18, Waverly Park Elementary launched its daily talk show, Talk With Tiger Teachers Talk on Facebook. Students are given challenges to complete each day at home and encouraged to share photos of the completed challenge on social media for a special prize. Check out the show daily at noon by visiting https://www.facebook.com/waverlyparkFW/.
Virtual Read Aloud Events with Leadership Academy at Como Elementary Teachers: Almost daily, teachers from the school are hosting virtual read aloud events for students. Check them out on the school's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/LAComoFWISD/
Community Parades: Multiple Fort Worth ISD schools hosted community parades, Tuesday, March 24 in their neighborhoods to show FWISD families how much they're missed. Here's some images from parades put on by Sagamore Hill Elementary and the Leadership Academy at Como Elementary.
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