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Inside FWISD April 30, 2020

In this edition:

Fort Worth ISD Will Hold Virtual Graduations In June: The Class of 2020 Will Share Photos and Personalized Messages During Online Ceremonies | Phase 1 Of Reopening Texas Starts Friday | Show Gratitude For FWISD Teachers: Nominate A Teacher for TeacherCan Prizes Today | Fort Worth ISD Joins Other Urban Districts In Asking Congress For Support To Offset COVID-19 Costs | FWISD CTE Producing Protective Face Shields To Aid COVID-19 Response | Food Distribution To Families At Four Mobile Pantry Sites This Saturday | FWISD Makes Additional Change To “Meals To Go” Sites: Construction at Poly High School Requires the Change | Open Transfer Deadline Extended | MACE Annual Fund Drive Ends Today: Donations Support College Scholarships for Tarrant County Youth | Juniors Encouraged To Participate In The Micro College And Career Survey | Buzz Worthy: Engagement Is Key | Check Your Mailbox – Census Reminder Postcards Go Out This Week | Inside FWISD Briefs | Fort Worth ISD Snapshot |Community Resources | Calendar | View more stories throughout the week on the Inside FWISD Blog

Fort Worth ISD Will Hold Virtual Graduations in June

The Class of 2020 Will Share Photos and Personalized Messages During Online Ceremonies

Nearly 5,000 Fort Worth ISD seniors will participate in “virtual” graduations this spring as a result of the continued threat of COVID-19. However, the District plans to do everything possible to make this life event special for the Class of 2020 and their families.

The online commencement events will take place over a period of several days in June; a schedule for all 21 campuses will be released soon.

In March, Fort Worth ISD Superintendent Kent P. Scribner announced that schools will remain closed and students will remain at home until further notice. Governor Greg Abbott has since issued a directive that all schools will remain closed for the rest of the school year.

“We made the decision that all schools will remain closed until we can safely bring students back to buildings,” said Dr. Scribner. “We believe this decision to hold virtual graduation ceremonies is in the best interest of our students, their families and our many employees who each year participate in commencement ceremonies.

“It is profoundly disappointing that our seniors will not have the opportunity to celebrate their hard-earned success in person with their peers, their parents, and their teachers, but it is the right thing to do for everyone concerned.”

The virtual graduation will use technology to allow students to share photos of themselves in cap and gown – as well a personalized message as they “move the tassel” to indicate their status as newly-minted graduates. A link to a special online platform will enable family and friends to participate from any location.

Graduating seniors will receive individual notices from their schools telling them when they can pick up their caps and gowns and other commencement regalia.

Phase 1 of Reopening Texas Starts Friday

The first phase of a strategic plan to reopen Texas goes into effect on Friday, May 1.

Earlier this week, Gov. Greg Abbott announced that all retail stores, restaurants, movie theaters, malls, museums and libraries may reopen Friday at 25% occupancy.

"This strategic approach to opening the state of Texas prioritizes the health and safety of our communities and follows the guidelines laid out by our team of medical experts,"Gov. Abbott said in a statement Monday. "Now more than ever, Texans must remain committed to safe distancing practices that reduce the spread of COVID-19, and we must continue to rely on doctors and data to provide us with the safest strategies to restore Texans' livelihoods. We must also focus on protecting the most vulnerable Texans from exposure to COVID-19. If we remain focused on protecting the lives of our fellow Texans, we can continue to open the Lone Star State."

Earlier this month, the governor announced that Texas school facilities will remain closed the remainder of the 2019-2020 academic year. Fort Worth ISD will continue the learning process online via Learning At Home through the remainder of the academic year, which concludes May 28.

Click here to learn more about Phase 1 of reopening Texas.

Show Gratitude For FWISD Teachers

Nominate A Teacher for TeacherCan Prizes Today

Nominate a Fort Worth ISD teacher whose made a significant impact on a child’s life this Teacher Appreciation Week.

TeachersCan, a movement created to thank and support teachers during this unprecedented time in our world, will host daily prize drawings the week of May 4 in which Texas school teachers will be awarded with prizes including free groceries for a year, free gas for a year, an ultimate back-to-school party for an entire school, a free Peloton bike and yearlong membership, and hundreds of gift cards. Nominations are due to TeacherCan.org no later than May 3.

More than ever, teachers need our thanks and support. Our Fort Worth ISD teachers have adapted the way they teach overnight. They are teaching on Zoom, Google Classroom, Google Hangout, YouTube and many other platforms. Teachers miss their students and have created every way possible to connect with them virtually and through phone calls and emails.

Show our teachers how grateful you are for them this Teacher Appreciation Week. Nominate a teacher at TeacherCan.org today!

FORT WORTH ISD JOINS OTHER URBAN DISTRICTS IN ASKING CONGRESS FOR SUPPORT TO OFFSET COVID-19 COSTS

The Council of the Great City Schools, the nation’s primary coalition of large urban public-school districts, is urging lawmakers to approve new funding for local school systems in the next coronavirus supplemental appropriations bill.

Fort Worth’s Dr. Kent P. Scribner was one of the 62 urban district superintendents who signed the letter.

The letter asks for support to help offset the unexpected costs districts are incurring in providing meal services to students and transforming from school-based to home-based learning in the wake of school closures. It also asks for aid in providing instruction at a distance, including resources to provide electronic learning devices and internet connections to every child.

In the letter, the Council of Great City Schools calls on an additional federal allocation of $175 billion in Educational Stabilization Funds to be distributed to the local level through the Title I formula. The group also urges Congress to provide an additional $13 billion for the Individual with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), $12 billion in additional Title I program funding, $2.0 billion for E-Rate, and emergency infrastructure funds that include public schools.

See the full news release from the Council of Great City Schools, also attached here.

FWISD CTE Producing Protective Face Shields to Aid COVID-19 Response

By Art Garcia

Inside FWISD Contributor

Fort Worth ISD Career & Technical Education (CTE) is going into overdrive to help meet a critical safety need for several local agencies on the frontlines of the COVID-19 fight.

CTE is producing 300-350 face shields a day to be 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.

CTE Executive Director Daphne Rickard and FWISD officials are presenting 750 face shields – 250 to each agency – on Friday. Many of the shields will contain the Fort Worth ISD “apple” logo.

“It’s important that we support our community,” Rickard said. “We really value the partnerships in our community, and this is something we can help with to provide an immediate response. We’re really excited to help people on the frontlines, and use the experience of our CTE teachers to provide something that’s so critical for our healthcare providers.”

Face shields are a critical component of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), which helps protect healthcare workers at the forefront of the pandemic response. There is a growing need for PPE to aid the recovery and relief efforts across the country.

The production and donation of these face shields using school district materials and equipment are allowed under the federal directive to support the efforts of dealing with COVID-19.

The CTE team developed a low-cost method to produce face shields utilizing up to five 3D printers at FWISD’s Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) in East Fort Worth. These disposable protective shields are made of clips, foam, rubber bands and transparency materials. All production and assembly takes place at the TLC.

“The District saw that the community had this need and CTE had to resources,” Rickard said. “We were able to allocate the supplies and manpower to meet this need. This is part of our District’s mission of providing college, career and community leadership.

“We would have loved for the students to have been the ones putting together and assembling these shields, but couldn’t in these times. These are the things that happen in our classrooms each and every day. It’s a testament to the District’s support of CTE and providing these opportunities for our students.”

Rickard is also a registered nurse with previous experience in health science and biotechnology instruction. This project hits close to home.

“There are some amazing people on the frontlines doing some great things and this is really the least we can do to support our community,” she said. “We’re really thankful to have such a strong healthcare and first responder community here in Fort Worth.”

Food Distribution to Families at Four Mobile Pantry Sites this Saturday

he Tarrant Area Food Bank (TAFB) continues its work with local partner organizations and Fort Worth ISD and will provide boxes of food to families this Saturday, May 2, at four mobile pantry sites. Please note the new, alternating times listed below.

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

  • J.P. Elder Middle School, 709 NW 21st Fort Worth 76164 from 9 – 11 a.m., Saturday, May 2.
  • Meacham Middle School, 3600 Weber, Fort Worth 76106 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Saturday, May 2.
  • W.J. Turner Elementary, 3000 Northwest 26th St. Fort Worth 76106 from 9 – 11 a.m., Saturday, May 2.
  • Diamond Hill Elementary, 2000 Dewey Street Fort Worth 76106 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Saturday, May 2.

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.

FWISD MAKES ADDITIONAL CHANGE TO “MEALS TO GO” SITES

Construction at Poly High School Requires the Change

The Fort Worth ISD must relocate the “Meals To Go” site at Polytechnic High School to William James Middle School effective on Monday, May 4, 2020. The change is required because of construction progress at Poly High School.

William James Middle School is located at 1101 Nashville Ave., Fort Worth. The distance to William James from Poly HS is less than a mile.

The Fort Worth ISD offers meal distribution at 18 different school sites across the city on Mondays and Thursday between the hours of 12 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. The District provides six meals per child on each distribution day.

The two day-a-week schedule was recently implemented because it:

  • Provides an increase in the recommended social distancing guidelines and reduces gatherings for parents and students from five days a week to two days per week,
  • Promotes more parent and student engagement in online instruction daily versus the time required to pick up meals daily,
  • Reduces employee interaction from five days to two days per week,
  • Supports the City of Fort Worth’s Safer at Home resolution,
  • And, follows Texas Department of Agriculture revised regulations.

A complete list of all “Meals To Go” sites can be found on the COVID-19 page of www.fwisd.org.

The “Meals To Go’ Program has been a successful partnership between the District and its food service vendor Sodexo MAGIC.

Open Transfer Deadline Extended

Secondary Fort Worth ISD students (grades 6 through 12) wanting to change schools under the Open Transfer program for the 2020-2021 school year will have some extra time 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.

MACE Annual Fund Drive Ends Today

Donations Support College Scholarships for Tarrant County Youth

This is the final day to contribute to the Mexican American College Education Fund, Inc. (MACE) annual fund drive.

The 2020 campaign, launched earlier this month, awards college scholarships to Tarrant County students. This year, the organization is partnering with the United Way of Tarrant County to conduct the online fundraiser, with 100% of donations going to MACE. FWISD employees are encouraged to check their FWISD.org inboxes for instructions on how to contribute.

“During these unprecedented and uncertain times, we would like to encourage you to look towards the future and support us in raising funds during our annual MACE Scholarship Fundraiser throughout the month of April 2020,” MACE officials wrote in a message sent out to FWISD employees via email. “It is important to look towards the future so that together we will be able to continue the commitment that began in 1969 in encouraging students to succeed at the college level.

“No amount is too small or too large.”

Founded in 1969, MACE is a nonprofit that awards approximately 90 college scholarships totaling more than $50,000 annually.

Through today, FWISD employees can make a tax-deductible, online donation via an employee payroll deduction, credit or debit card to MACE. Employee payroll deductions will be processed in May, June, July and August.

For more details, contact Erin Bolden with the United Way of Tarrant County, at 817-258-8024 or email Erin.Bolden@unitedwaytarrant.org.

For more details about MACE, visit http://www.maceonline.org/.

Juniors Encouraged To Participate In The Micro College And Career Survey

High school juniors, welcome to the 2020 Fort Worth ISD Junior Micro Survey!

Through May 22, the District is asking current juniors to offer feedback on postsecondary needs and ideas for creative programming through the Micro College and Career Survey.

Participants taking the survey will be asked about life after graduation, current extracurricular involvement and their quality of educational services received as a high school student. The survey consists of three to five brief questions with an estimated completion time of five minutes.

This survey is not being conducted anonymously, and juniors will be required to provide identifying information. Rest assured, responses will be kept private and confidential.

All juniors are encouraged to participate.

Submit any questions or concerns to the Grants Compliance and Monitoring Department at 817-814-1850 or email Askeval@fwisd.org.

Buzz Worthy: Engagement Is Key

Need best school practices? Check out this recurring Buzz Worthy tip!

Staying connected with families throughout the District closure is a top priority at Westpark Elementary School, said Principal Kendall Condit.

“During the initial roll-out of virtual learning, our specials teachers (art, music, PE/Health, and Library) wanted to be engaged with our community, but not overwhelm the families with assignments. We started with virtual spirit weeks and upload a week-at-a-glance on our site,” she said. “When the return to learn kick-off happened, we transitioned the specials activities around making good choices and promoting healthy habits. This where the taste test and food combination ideas were created.”

In recent weeks, the campus has partnered with its PTA to support local Benbrook businesses that have sponsored the campus throughout the school year. Twice weekly, Westpark staffers participate in the Meals to Go service at Luella Merrett Elementary, handing out FWISD meals. Another team partners with community partners delivering meals to neighborhoods with limited access to food stores, Ms. Condit said. Most of this work is shared with families via social media.

Ms. Condit offers these helpful tips for how to engage with your campus community. If you need additional guidance, email her at Kendall.Condit@fwisd.org.

How It Works

Westpark has a social media team led by its assistant principal that distributes information on multiple media platforms. Students and families can also participate by uploading content to Facebook, Dojo, email, or Google classrooms. The school also utilizes Twitter to send messages and a weekly principal call out via Parent Link on Sunday evenings.

Tips

1. “Acknowledge the struggle and show grace to ALL! We are all in a learning mode and trying to stay connected. Reach out in multiple platforms so that you can meet the varied needs of your community. Google phone numbers, morning meetings (social-emotional meet-ups, mailing handwritten notes, password resets phone calls, Dojo, check-ins, Facebook Live. Create a campus social media team to create engaging posts and share the workload (Many hands make light work)”

2. “Collaborate and share ideas - View other campus sites/educational blogs and borrow ideas (scavenger hunts, morning meeting ideas, class read alouds, music classes, dance parties, volunteer readers)”

3. “Keep it easy! We want to engage not overwhelm. When we notice our involvement or engagement is down, we put our heads together and try and come up with new ideas. We try to remain calm and realize some things are out of our control.”

Impact

The overall process gives not only keeps Westpark connected with its families, but it gives the campus “ a little insight into what our students are doing at home.”

What a great idea!

Want to be featured on Buzz Worthy? Follow these easy steps:

1. Post it on your campus social media page or email inside.fwisd@fwisd.org

2. Provide photos of the impact

Check Your Mailbox – Census Reminder Postcards Go Out This Week

Reminder postcards will appear in mailboxes, beginning this week, for an estimated 69 million households that have not completed the 2020 Census. Households that do not respond to the census will receive an in-person visit from a census taker later this summer, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

The confidential 2020 Census asks households to answer questions about the area of the country in which they live and the number of people living in their households. Americans are encouraged to complete the Census online at 2020Census.gov, by phone in English or 12 other languages at 1-844-330-2020 or via mail. Nearly 60 non-English language guides and videos are available on 2020Census.gov for completing the survey.

Census reminder postcards will appear in mailboxes through May 9.

“The U.S. Constitution mandates a census of the population every 10 years. Responding to the 2020 Census is easy, safe and important, and is key to shaping the future of communities,” according to a recent U.S. Census Bureau statement released. “Census statistics are used to determine the number of seats each state holds in the U.S. House of Representatives and informs legislative district boundaries. They also inform how hundreds of billions of dollars in public funds are allocated by state, local and federal lawmakers to communities for public services and infrastructure like hospitals, emergency services, schools and bridges each year over the next 10 years.”

Based on the most recent self-response data available as of Tuesday, April 28, 56.9% of households in Tarrant County have completed the 2020 Census since invitations to take the census began arriving in mailboxes on March 12, according to the bureau. Nearly 50% of Texas households have responded to the census, the data shows. Nationwide, 80.3 million households, 54.3%, have responded to the census.

People who’ve responded to the census may receive a phone call from the U.S. Census Bureau to ensure no one is left out or counted in more than one place, according to officials. Those receiving a call and concerned about its legitimacy are encouraged to call 1-844-809-7717. Click here to learn how to avoid census frauds and scams.

For more census details, visit 2020Census.gov.

INSIDE FWISD BRIEFS

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

Virtual Decision Day 2020 Set to Celebrate Fort Worth ISD Seniors

The Fort Worth ISD, in collaboration with countless partners, will sponsor its first-ever Virtual Decision Day 2020 on Friday, May 1.

All seniors are encouraged to creatively post photos and videos on social media highlighting their postsecondary choices during this cyber event. Read more here.

HUD Awards $35 Million To Fort Worth To Revitalize Stop Six Neighborhood: Federal investment expected to leverage $345 million in additional funding for neighborhood reinvestment

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced Thursday, April 23, 2020, that the City of Fort Worth and Fort Worth Housing Solutions will receive $35 million to redevelop the Cavile Place public housing complex and the Stop Six neighborhood. Provided through HUD’s Choice Neighborhoods Initiative, Fort Worth’s grant, along with three others awarded across the nation, will transform long-struggling neighborhoods and distressed HUD-assisted housing. The four grants awarded total $130 million. Read more here.

FWISD Reduces Utility Usage by 21 Percent Thanks to Innovative Cenergistic Energy Conservation Program

Fort Worth Independent School District announces its partnership with Cenergistic, a national energy conservation company, has reduced the energy footprint of FWISD by 21 percent from the program’s start. These savings have arisen despite FWISD adding an additional 2.5 million square feet of conditioned space over that timeline. Read more here.

Trinity Metro Extends Free Rides

Trinity Metro announced this week that it's extending free fares for buses, Trinity Metro TEXRail and ACCESS paratransit through Friday, May 15. Read more 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.

Inside FWISD Rewind: Take a look back at April 2020 in this Inside FWISD video recap

DTOY Honorees Surprised with Yard Signs:The 10 FWISD District Teacher of the Year winners were recently presented with yard signs to celebrate the honor. Each winner will receive a $100 H-E-B/Central Market gift card – to treat themselves to a celebratory dinner – and a check for $2,500 in honor of their excellent work. While these teachers will not be able to attend the traditional teacher award dinner, the District will shine the digital spotlight on them, with special videos and photos on the District website. They will also be virtually recognized at an upcoming school board meeting.

Hotspot Distribution: Fort Worth ISD distributed thousands of AT&T hotspots last week to provide additional students with internet accessibility so they may continue to learn at home during the COVID-19 school closure. The $1.3 M purchase was approved by the Fort Worth ISD Board of Education on April 14 and is being further supported by a generous $500,000 donation from Facebook. The Fort Worth ISD also deeply appreciates the efforts of Read Fort Worth in bringing together all parties.

Fort Worth ISD Schools Celebrate Administrative Professionals Day

Last week, multiple Fort Worth ISD schools celebrated Administrative Professionals Day. Below are a few images of how the schools showed appreciation for their administrative professionals via social media.

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COMMUNITY RESOURCES

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

Last week, the Y provided over 3,000 meals to families with children 18 years or younger in Tarrant, Hood and Johnson counties while schools are closed due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

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

Virtual Decision Day, May 1

Board of Education meeting, May 12

Share your story ideas, successes, calendar items, photos, questions and feedback with us at Inside@FWISD.org. Check the Inside FWISD blog, www.fwisd.org/insidefwisd, regularly updated throughout the week with additional content and features.

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