McKinney ISD

Welcome back! In this special video message, Dr. McDaniel welcomes everyone to the 2022–23 school year with a district mission to make this the best school year our students have ever experienced. Click here to view the video.

School starts Wednesday, August 10. Elementary school hours are 8 a.m. to 3:07 p.m., middle school hours are 8:45 a.m. to 3:52 p.m., and high school hours are 7:30 a.m. to 2:37 p.m. We look forward to seeing you!

McKinney ISD's After School Program is open for enrollment. Now featuring new programming, more registration options and new lower rates! Space is limited. Register early to reserve your child's spot. Click here to download the flyer or here to register.

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

McKinney ISD is committed to the health and safety of students and staff while at the same time reconnecting with our school communities. Our goal is to support our students’ social, emotional, and mental health and accelerate academic achievement.

Vaccinations

McKinney ISD encourages parents and students to discuss vaccines for COVID-19 with their healthcare provider.

How to Find a Vaccine

There are many ways to get fully vaccinated in Texas—you don’t need health insurance and the vaccine is always free. Please visit or call any of the vaccine resources below.

Check out your state health department’s website to find additional information about vaccinations and providers in your area.

COVID-19 vaccines information and locations for children and teens may be found on the CDC website here: https://tinyurl.com/4f8ctnyj

COVID-19 Mitigation Efforts

As students return to in-person learning this fall, McKinney ISD will continue to take measures to ensure the health and safety of teachers, staff, and students. Schools and campuses should monitor community transmission, strongly encourage staff and students to self-screen before entering the building, and monitor the occurrence of outbreaks to guide decisions on layered prevention strategies. In addition to promoting vaccinations, see below for strategies that are part of a layered approach to health and safety.

Parents and employees will continue to be required to report confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 to campus administration or their supervisor.

Campus Visits by Parents and Community

Visitors will be allowed on campus according to standard visiting rules. All staff, visitors and students (with parental assistance) should monitor for symptoms of illness prior to campus arrival.

Masks Recommended (Not required, per GA-38)

MISD understands that there are differing viewpoints on the issue of wearing masks Please note that in accordance with the Governor’s Executive Order (GA-38) school districts in Texas are not permitted to mandate the wearing of a mask. It is recommended that individuals who are returning day 6-10 after confirmed COVID-19 illness wear an appropriate face mask while around others.

Campuses will work to ensure no student is treated differently as a result of their choice to wear a mask or not wear a mask.

Good Handwashing and Hygiene

Covering coughs and sneezes can help keep educators, staff, and students from getting and spreading COVID-19 and other infectious illnesses.

McKinney ISD will reinforce good handwashing etiquette in school by encouraging adults and students to wash their hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Handwashing will be encouraged throughout the school day. In addition, when handwashing is not possible, the district will be providing hand sanitizer containing at least 60 percent alcohol for all adults and students throughout the school day.

Quarantining and Staying Home When Sick

Students

Students with symptoms of COVID-19 (until ruled out), or a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19, must quarantine for 5 days from the date of symptom onset or positive test result. If symptoms continue after Day 5, the isolation period will continue up to 10 days or until symptoms improve. Staff will not conduct close contact reviews and students will not be required to quarantine for exposure.

Staff

If a staff member tests positive for COVID-19, or is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, they are required to complete a minimum 5-day isolation period from the day of the symptom onset or positive test.

Isolation may end after Day 5 if the staff member is fever-free for 24 hours without medication and other symptoms have resolved. While not required, Collin County Health Care Services recommends that individuals wear a mask during Day 6 – Day 10 upon return. If symptoms continue after Day 5, the isolation period will continue up to 10 days or until symptoms improve.

All McKinney ISD staff, students, and visitors should self-screen for symptoms before attending school.

McKinney ISD will educate teachers, staff, families, and students about when they should stay home and when they can return to school. It is essential to keep children home if they are showing signs and symptoms of infectious illness, including COVID-19.

All students are encouraged to get tested when symptoms are compatible with COVID-19.

Current Case Numbers

Current MISD COVID-19 numbers may be accessed through TEA at https://dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/schools/texas-education-agency/

Current Collin County/City of McKinney numbers may be found at https://experience.arcgis.com/experience/8a63b1622bea4d65b28658f2101b5392

Cleaning and Disinfection

McKinney ISD will continue to disinfect and sanitize campuses. The district will continue to fog all classrooms that have been occupied by someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 24 hours.

Connect Students and Families to Nutritious School Meals

A healthy diet is important for a child’s growth and development. As schools reopen, food distribution will continue to be critical to meet students’ basic needs and ensure the health of all students. Students who qualified for free and reduced lunch in the past should complete the application this year as well. Learn more at https://www.mckinneyisd.net/school-nutrition/free-reduced-meals/

Transportation to School

McKinney ISD strongly encourages students to wear masks while riding on the bus. Please note, although recommended, in accordance with the Governor’s Executive Order (GA-38) masks will not be required on the bus.

McKinney ISD will continue to monitor guidance from the Collin County Health Department, CDC, Texas DSHS, and TEA.

Resources

Need Help?

If you need additional assistance with the content on this page, please contact McKinney ISD team member Julie Blankenship RN by phone at 469-302-4151 or by email here .