Information Regarding the Coronavirus

Update as of April 2, 2020:

Brazos School for Inquiry and Creativity will extend campus closing, both Bryan and Houston. Texas schools are to remain closed until at least Monday, May 4, in accordance with Governor Abbot's executive order on March 31, 2020,  aimed at curbing the spread of coronavirus.

Gov. Greg Abbott said schools will reopen that day to students, "unless (the order is) otherwise extended."

Both the Bryan and Houston campuses will continue to provide instructional continuity with packets prepared for parent pick-up and teachers providing instruction on-line.

 Update as of March 18, 2020

Statewide, school districts are grappling with the need to keep children and staff safe, while at the same time maintaining the academic progress that each child has attained thus far this year.

 

In keeping with information received from State officials and health organizations, the BSIC will extend Spring Break at both campuses according to the following schedule:

 

The Bryan Campus will extend closure through April 3, with students returning April 6 for individual and small group instruction.

 

The Houston Tidwell Campus will extend closure through April 10, with students returning April 13 for individual and small group instruction.

 

Teachers will be in touch individually with students regarding

alternative instruction including on-line assignments and take-home packets.  

 

Campus Principals will provide information on grab and go meals for both breakfast and lunch for all students.

BSIC will continue to closely monitor the situation during these closures and provide operational updates as necessary. Students, parents, and staff are urged to remain positive during this turbulent time, and continue their efforts to stay strong and healthy.  

If these extensions of closure dates should change, such changes will be posted here on the website. 

In the meanwhile, the district office remains open if you have questions or concerns.  That office number is 979-775-2152

Campus offices also remain open:  Bryan Campus 979-774-5032 and Houston Tidwell Campus 713-681-1960

Update as of March 13, 2020

Brazos School for Inquiry and Creativity is monitoring information regarding the Coronavirus.  Our School Superintendent is participating daily in phone conversations with the Texas Education Agency regarding new information as it becomes available.

At this time, the district does not have any suspected cases of coronavirus, and there is no immediate concern about the virus for students and staff.  Nevertheless, staff members are monitoring the situation and proactively initiating preventative cleaning and health education as necessary out of an abundance of caution.

BSIC’s top priority is the safety and well-being of its students and staff.  All options will be considered to make sure our children and employees are safe.  Our Executive Team is ready at any time to coordinate specific plans if we feel school closure is imminent.

We understand that many families may be traveling to various places during Spring Break. The CDC has developed an interactive map in which families may view a risk assessment by country. Please use this regularly updated CDC tool to make informed travel decisions. Those traveling to countries that CDC has classified as Level 2 or Level 3 need to make your Campus Principal aware before returning to school.


With good hygiene etiquette, we can all do our part to prevent

the spread of this illness and other contagious diseases:

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water. (video here)
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Use good coughing and sneezing etiquette.
  • Properly dispose of used tissue in the proper containers.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Stay home from school or work if you are sick, especially if running a fever.

If you have any additional questions or concerns about coronavirus, please contact your campus principal.

More detailed information about Coronavirus Disease 2019 is available on the websites below. A fact sheet from the CDC is also available here.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 Resources

Brazos County Public Health

http://www.brazoshealth.org/

Harris County Public Health

http://publichealth.harriscountytx.gov/

Texas Department of State Health Services
https://www.dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Travel Information for COVID-19
Interactive Risk Assessment by Country
Cleaning Products List for COVID-19

World Health Organization
https://www.who.int/health-topics/coronavirus

This page will be updated as needed to equip the public with the latest information.

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