Mansfield ISD plans to offer in-person classes, five days a week at all MISD campuses. In-person classes will include additional health and safety precautions in alignment with local health protocols.
Under the current order, all students will begin school on Wednesday, Aug. 12 remotely. Families who register for in-person learning will begin attending in-person classes at their campus on Tuesday, Sept. 8.
We strongly believe that face-to-face learning and connection is most beneficial for the vast majority of our students. While keeping this in mind, the safety and well-being of our students, families and staff will continue to remain Mansfield ISD’s top priority.
In-Person Learning Overview
All students and staff will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms regularly, and individuals who present with symptoms will be separated and sent home.
Masks & Social Distancing
Social distancing will be adhered to as much as instructionally possible. Regarding the wearing of masks, districts and schools will be required to comply with the governor’s executive order. Personal protective equipment (PPE) and face masks will be purchased and provided for use as needed.
Cleaning & Disinfecting
Hand sanitizer will be placed in every classroom and in highly-trafficked areas. Each teacher's classroom will also be stocked with products to clean and sanitize desks, chairs, doors, handles, etc. during the day. There will be enhanced cleaning and disinfecting, including daily cleaning for all areas of the school, multiple daily cleanings for highly touched surfaces and regularly scheduled deep cleaning when students are not present. There will be plexiglass shields for all reception, attendance and counseling counters at all campuses as well as at reception counters throughout the other facilities of the district.
Classrooms / Non-Classroom Spaces
Depending on classroom capacity, some classes may take place in non-traditional classroom spaces to allow for social distancing as required. Safety precautions will be taken for school bus services as well. Students will not be able to congregate in large groups and will be required to adhere to any socially distancing requirements when outside of the classroom. Breakfast and lunch will be served while limiting the number of students in the cafeteria at one time and following other health protocols. Student access to facilities will be organized to ensure safe and healthy environments.
For more in-depth protocols and procedures for in-person instruction, see the categories below.
- General Health & Safety Protocols [UPDATED Aug. 26]
- Face Masks / PPE [UPDATED Aug. 26]
- Screening Protocols [UPDATED Aug. 26]
- School Arrival, Movement & Dismissal
- Classrooms / Non-Classrooms / Gathering Spaces [UPDATED Aug. 26]
- District-Issued Devices [UPDATED Aug. 21]
- Sample Student Schedules [ADDED July 29]
- Student Recess & Activities [UPDATED Aug. 26]
- Student Meals [UPDATED Sept. 28]
- School Bus Services [UPDATED Aug. 26]
- Suspected and/or Confirmed COVID-19 Case Protocols [UPDATED Sept. 28]
Selecting This Option / Requesting a Transfer
Families are asked to commit to remaining in the in-person instruction setting for the entire semester. However, if circumstances change, requests to move from in-person to the Virtual Learning Academy can be made. To request a transfer, parents/guardians must submit an online application during the designated learning transfer windows.
- Fall Reopening Transfer Windows
- Fall Reopening Transfer Application
- NEW! Transfer Application Instructions (step-by-step instructions for how to change modes of instruction during the designated transfer window)
REMINDER: Applications can only be submitted during the designated learning transfer window. Students who switch learning modes are not guaranteed to have the same teachers or choices for elective courses. If you are new to the district and/or have not completed student registration for the fall, you will need to register for school.
As a continuous improvement district, parents are always welcome to submit questions and feedback to their campus principal or to the district via MISD_Fall2020@misdmail.org. The district and campus will provide updates regularly throughout the COVID-19 crisis.
Details are subject to change based on guidelines from local, state and federal authorities. This page will be updated as needed to equip the public with the latest information.