UPDATE 3/16/2020 8:00 PM
Grand Prairie ISD will extend the closure of schools and suspend normal school operations indefinitely. This suspension of normal school operations, taken in conjunction with surrounding districts, is in support of the nation’s effort to “flatten the curve” of the COVID-19 pandemic.
We know these issues are on the hearts and minds of the entire GPISD family and community. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has outlined the need for all communities to implement a social-distancing protocol. The CDC has publicly shared that the community should not gather in groups larger than 10 people. GPISD will remain flexible as leaders plan for long-term delivery of instruction and continue to navigate the many details of this unprecedented situation.
In the meantime, please check our website for updates. If you have specific questions, please email them to email@example.com or call 972-623-9000 Monday through Friday, 8 am to noon, and we will do our best to answer your questions.
UPDATE 3/13/2020 1:00 PM
With additional cases of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) and the potential of community transmission in Dallas County, Grand Prairie ISD will extend Spring Break through March 20, 2020.
GPISD staff will provide access to curriculum resources for students in grades PreK-12. We want to encourage you to look for communication by email, text, and website to learn more about accessing online learning resources during this time.
As a community we are stronger when we work together for the common good. Thank you for working with GPISD to ensure the safety of every student. We recognize that this closure presents unique challenges for every GPISD family and appreciate your support.
We look forward to seeing your children on Monday, March 23, 2020. Thank you for choosing GPISD.
Interim Superintendent of Schools
UPDATE: March 13, 2020 11:15 AM
With additional cases of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) and the potential of community transmission in Dallas County, Grand Prairie ISD is extending Spring Break through March 20, 2020.https://t.co/ORKnZbw607 pic.twitter.com/9zWEWkbtFX
— Grand Prairie ISD (@grandprairieisd) March 13, 2020
Grand Prairie ISD has been deep cleaning their campuses over spring break. The custodial staff is deep cleaning campuses and buildings. One of the tools they use is the E-Mist system that uses hospital-grade broad-spectrum disinfectant. The E-Mist system ensures that the germ-killing formula stays on the surface longer for a more complete clean. Today they sent this letter to GPISD students/parents.
GPISD Interim Superintendent message regarding COVID -19
Grand Prairie- March 12, 2020
Out of an abundance of caution, members of the GPISD administrative team met with Assistant City Manager Steve Dye and the City of Grand Prairie’s emergency management team yesterday. We discussed the need to safeguard our students and community during the COVID-19 virus situation.
While there has been no confirmed case or suspected case of the virus in GPISD, we took time yesterday to align our efforts and organizations to make sure we have a coordinated response. As the days move forward, our plan is to coordinate all efforts with Dallas County Health and Human Services, the City of Grand Prairie and other local, state and federal officials as needed.
In the meantime, please remember if your child is ill, they should not attend school until they have been fever-free for 24 hours. Encourage your child to use care washing their hands frequently.
We are asking that any students or staff, or family members in their households, who have traveled over Spring Break to a country with a Level 3 Travel Health Notice please stay at home for 14 days after returning from that travel.
Additionally, rest assured GPISD Maintenance and Operations staff, as well as Transportation and Child Nutrition, are using extra cleanings and other precautions to keep our buildings, cafeterias, buses, and equipment safe.
As always, thank you for being a partner with Grand Prairie ISD.
You can find updates on Grand Prairie ISD and COVID 19 on the GPISD website.