School Health Information
What does personal safety and well-being look like for the 2021-22 school year?
La Academia de Estrellas is committed to the safety of our school community. We are urging all eligible staff, students and family members to get vaccinated. Information about getting vaccinated can be found at the Dallas County website linked here. Vaccinations are the best way to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and to lessen the severity of illness when those who are vaccinated do become ill.
As of August 13, 2021, all staff, students and visitors must wear a mask when inside school facilities. The situation regarding mask mandates is changing rapidly, but LAE will mandate masks as long as the prevailing law allows. Should the mask mandate be lifted, we STRONGLY urge the continued use of masks.
We are asking everyone in our learning community to self-screen and stay home when certain COVID-19 symptoms are present. Specific details are outlined in the 2021-2022 LAE Safe Return Plan.
LAE will continue to conduct close contact tracing to the extent practical and will inform our school community when a positive case is found on any of our campuses. A dashboard with COVID-19 case information is located on this page. Students and staff who are positive for COVID-19 and those deemed to have been in close contact will be quarantined per the CDC guidelines.
Air purifiers will be utilized in each classroom and learning space to increase fresh air circulation.
Our custodial team will continue to provide enhanced cleaning on a weekly basis, while teachers will have access to materials to clean and sanitize classroom surfaces throughout the day.
What Learning formats will be available during the 2021-2022 school year?
School begins on Monday, August 16, 2021 for all LAE students with 100% in-person learning.
We appreciate that a small number of families would like the option for their child to continue attending school virtually this school year. Unfortunately, the Texas Legislature did not pass a virtual school bill that would allow public school districts/charter schools to continue offering a funded virtual learning option. Hence, LAE is planning for all students to be in person for the 2021-22 school year. We believe this is the best learning setting for a student’s academic and social-emotional development.
Why is LAE not offering remote Learning?
Unfortunately, the Texas Legislature did not pass a virtual school bill that would allow public school districts/charter school networks to continue offering a virtual learning option. Hence, La Academia de Estrellas is planning for all scholars to be in person for the 2021-22 school year.
We are aware that some school districts, such as Frisco ISD, have recently announced their intention to provide virtual learning to their students. However, it is still unclear at this time how they are going to receive funding, as the state will not allow schools to receive funding for virtual learning.
As a school, we do not have the power to institute a virtual learning option. The only person who can do that is Texas Governor Greg Abbott, by signing an emergency executive order allowing school districts to offer virtual learning and receive funding from the state. We urge families who want to pursue this path to contact Governor Abbott’s office directly and voice their concerns and support for virtual learning:
Telephone: 1(800) 843-5789
2021-2022 COVID Cases by Campus
General Health Information