Click the button below to view the Daily Check Health Screener in English and Spanish. All students, staff members and visitors should self-assess their own health before entering Mesquite ISD campuses and facilities.
Notify Mesquite ISD of COVID-19 Illness or Possible Exposure
Students and staff are expected to notify Mesquite ISD of any lab-confirmed case of COVID-19 or any possibility of close contact exposure. This notification will help us to determine proper quarantine times if necessary. We have created an online COVID-19 reporting form for your convenience. Click one of the following buttons to access the form in your preferred language. A school nurse or the director of health services may contact you to follow up after you submit the form. Thank you for your help in keeping all of us safe.
Mask Update Aug. 17
A court ruling that impacts the entire state of Texas has been issued in Travis County. Under this new ruling, the Governor's order GA-38 (disallowing mask mandates) is suspended and not enforceable against school districts. If there is a local order in place – such as the amended order issued by County Judge Clay Jenkins – that local order will apply. Effective Aug. 17, masks will be required for students, staff and visitors in all Mesquite ISD schools and facilities.
Very likely, this highly politicized issue will continue to evolve, but Mesquite ISD will not engage in politics during this process. Our goal is to educate our students in a safe manner while following the law in consultation with our attorney. We understand this situation is frustrating for students, parents and staff members. It is frustrating for district leadership, as well. We ask for your continued flexibility and patience as we navigate this challenging environment.
Mesquite ISD encourages all eligible persons to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, maintain social distancing when possible and stay home when feeling ill or a fever is present. The district will continue to follow CDC recommendations and TEA requirements for communicable diseases.
Upcoming Vaccination Clinics
Offered in Partnership with Tom Thumb and Albertsons
All clinics are open 3 - 5 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis. The vaccine offered is Pfizer. which is a two-dose vaccine. Note the dose for each clinic. COVID-29 vaccinations are free and available to anyone age 12 or older.
|Sept. 16||1||PHS||3300 Poteet Dr|
|Sept. 23||1||MHS||300 E Davis St|
|Sept. 27||1||WMHS||2500 Memorial Pkwy|
|Oct. 7||2||PHS||3300 Poteet Dr|
|Oct. 14||1||JHHS||3300 E Cartwright Rd|
|Oct. 21||1||Kimbrough||3900 N Galloway Ave|
|Oct. 28||1||McDonald Middle School||2930 N Town E Blvd|
|Nov. 4||2||John Horn High School||3300 E Cartwright Rd|
|Nov. 11||2||Kimbrough Middle School||3900 N Galloway Ave|
|Nov. 18||2||McDonald Middle School||2930 N Town E Blvd|
FOR MISD EMPLOYEES:
Absences Related to COVID-19 Illness
Mesquite ISD provides 10 days of paid COVID leave during the 2021-22 school year for employees who test positive for COVID-19. Although the federal FFCRA program has ended, the district will continue to provide this important assistance to our employees so that they do not have to use personal days if they must remain out of work due to COVID illness. Conditions of this paid leave are as follows:
- Unlike rules of the FFCRA program, paid leave will apply only in situations where the employee is positive for COVID-19.
- Leave due to COVID that extends beyond 10 days during the school year must come from an employee’s accrued personal days.
- The employee must provide appropriate documentation of a positive, lab-confirmed COVID-19 test from an approved health care facility or other approved COVID-19 test site. Self-test results will not be accepted.
To request paid leave due to a COVID-19 diagnosis, contact Rhonda Ferrin in Personnel at ext. 7780.