Return to in-person, face-to-face instruction for 22-23 school year
The first line of defense begins at home
Protocol for individuals who are test-confirmed to have COVID-19
- In the case of an individual who is symptomatic and is diagnosed with COVID-19, the individual may return to school when all three of the following criteria are met:
Fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever suppressing medications. Fever is a temperature of 100° Fahrenheit (37.8° Celsius) or higher;
- the individual has improvement in symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath); and
- at least
- five (5) days have passed since symptoms first appeared for STAFF
- five (5) days have passed since symptoms first appeared for STUDENTS as per the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Rule. Children who test positive for COVID-19 but do not have any symptoms must stay home until at least 5 days after the day they were tested.
Notification to parents and staff of COVID-19 cases on campus will continue
As of January 7, 2022, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) no longer required notification of parents and staff for non-close contact situations, however, we continued the practice due to the high levels of community spread. As of January 1, 2022, TEA no longer requires notification of close contacts.
Due to these changes, along with changes made by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and a lowering in COVID-19 transmission, the district will no longer be sending notification letters to parents and employees regarding confirmed COVID-19 cases at school.
However, anyone may continue to look up the number of COVID-19 cases through the district’s COVID Dashboard online at, https://covidash.mcisd.net/. This allows you to check by campus and includes numbers for students and staff members. Temperature checks will be conducted as needed.
We still encourage you to report positive cases of COVID-19 to your campus as that not only helps keep everyone informed as to the current state of the spread of the disease but also allows us to report more accurately to the county health authorities.
TEA allows for up to 20 days (for the whole school year) of online instruction for students who have to quarantine due to COVID-19.
2022-23 school year), the relevant portion of the proposed rule language is provided below.
Return to In-Person Plan Document (Detailed)
The purpose of this document is to outline operational protocols and procedures that will allow for the continued safety of students and staff during the 2022-2023 school year while mitigating spread of COVID-19. This plan is a requirement of accepting and utilizing ESSER III funding provided by the federal government through the US Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. MCISD will follow all local, state, and federal health guidelines including those issued by the Center for Disease Control (CDC). This webpage shall serve as an addendum to the 22-23 Return to In-Person Instruction.
Staff Who Have COVID-19 or Who are Close Contacts
Similar to students, Mission CISD excludes staff from attending school in person who are actively sick with COVID-19, who are suspected of being actively sick with COVID-19, or who have received a positive test result for COVID-19.
- If symptomatic, at least five (5) days have passed since symptom onset, and fever free, and
other symptoms have improved.
- For those with no symptoms, at least five (5) days after the day they tested positive. Fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever suppressing medications. Fever is a temperature of 100° Fahrenheit (37.8° Celsius) or higher.
Calculating Isolation/Quarantine Period
Day 0 is your first day of symptoms or a positive viral test. Day 1 is the first full day after your symptoms developed or your test specimen was collected.
If a staff or student is a close contact and had confirmed COVID-19 within the past 90 days
Results are available in 15 minutes and no appointment is necessary.
Testing is available Monday through Friday, from 8 AM to 7 PM and Saturdays 8 AM to 12 PM.
The district has partnered with Goodside Health to make it possible for your child to be treated under the care of a pediatrician or pediatric specialized provider right in the school nurse’s office through two-way video conference. It’s like a visit to your pediatrician’s office without leaving school!
COVID-19 Vaccination Resources
COVID-19 vaccines are available at local pharmacies.
Mission CISD uses high-tech, electrostatic disinfection units in schools and school buses
New touchless water fountains installed district-wide!
Safety Protocols on School Buses *8/10/21 Update
- cleaning and disinfecting between routes using e-mist and other disinfecting products
- students will be assigned seats to assist with contact tracing, if needed
- hand sanitizer is available on all buses
- students in the same household will be allowed to sit together
- our students, drivers and employees are recommended to wear masks on buses
- the air filters on our buses are replaced weekly and are effective against COVID-19 viral particles that are captured by the filter
- we will open bus windows a small amount to increase the amount of fresh air intake in conjunction with the air conditioning system.