Update on Keller ISD's COVID-19 Response for 2022-23
As we prepare to welcome students back on campus for the 2022-23 school year, Keller ISD would like to take this opportunity to communicate the District’s responsibilities related to COVID-19.
As required by the Department of State Health Services (DSHS), school systems must exclude students from attending school in person who have – or are suspected of having – COVID-19.
As noted in the DSHS rule, exclusion shall continue until the conditions for re-entry are met:
- Children with symptoms must stay home until at least five days have passed since symptom onset, and until they are fever free and other symptoms have improved.
- Children who test positive for COVID-19 but do not have any symptoms must stay home until at least five days after the day they were tested.
School districts remain obligated to report aggregate COVID-19 cases to the local health department. If your child is diagnosed with COVID-19, we ask that you submit a self-report form which can be found at www.KellerISD.net/SelfReport or on the Communicable Diseases page within Keller ISD’s Health Services site. No personal identifying information will be submitted to the health department with aggregate reporting. Based on our experience from last school year, relying strictly on self-reporting does not provide for the most accurate information on our district-maintained COVID-19 case dashboard, so we will no longer be utilizing that tool. Tarrant County Public Health will continue to provide accurate case information on its website.
We will continue to partner with Tarrant County Public Health in monitoring reported cases. If there is a cluster or outbreak identified by the health department, families will be notified accordingly.
Parents should not send a child to school if the child is showing signs of illness, has COVID-19 symptoms, or is test-confirmed with COVID-19, until the conditions for re-entry are met.