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Waco High vs. Temple
Friday, Oct. 24, 7:30pm
Waco ISD Stadium

University vs. Pflugerville Connally
Friday, Oct. 24, 7:30pm
Pflugerville


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501 Franklin Avenue
Waco, Texas 76701
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Posted on 10/22/2014
Thanksgiving is coming! And that means it's time for the annual Turkey Trot!  more
Posted on 10/22/2014
ISMS is filming a music video to show the world that the Bulldogs are Rollin' into a whole new year!  more
Posted on 10/16/2014
KWTX-TV's Rusty Garrett returns to the West Avenue Elementary campus to talk about Project Tornado  more
Posted on 10/16/2014
Waco High Choir is gettin' Tribal!  more
Posted on 10/03/2014
AT&T contributes $895,485.24 to Heart of Texas Community in Schools chapter.  more
Posted on 10/03/2014
USDA's Audrey Rowe visits Bell's Hill Elementary speaks about Food Services in American Schools  more
Posted on 10/03/2014
Know Your Schools: WacoISD Principal at HPDS, Dr. Amy Mathews-Perez  more
Posted on 09/30/2014
South Waco Elementary set up a dental clinic to help screen student's dental care.  more
Posted on 09/30/2014
Know Your Schools 2014: Waco ISD Brazos High/CRC Teacher, Mary Evans  more
Posted on 09/26/2014
Waco ISD Board of Trustees Business Meeting - September 25, 2014  more
Posted on 09/26/2014
Alfredo Loredo explains how to use Parent Portal.  more
Posted on 09/26/2014
Waco ISD Board of Trustees Business Meeting - September 25, 2014  more
Posted on 09/26/2014
Waco ISD welcomes all teachers and is thankful for all they do for Waco.  more
Posted on 07/17/2014
Hey parents you can now access school news and information wherever you go using the Waco ISD Mobile APP  more

A letter from the Superintendent

cain Dear Waco ISD Parents, Students and Staff Members:

The Ebola virus has taken center stage in Central Texas. Most recently, a family from Belton is confirmed to have been aboard a flight with a person who later was determined to have contracted Ebola. The Belton family has children who attend Belton ISD. Subsequently, three Belton schools were closed in an effort prevent the possible spread of exposure.

Like all school districts in Texas, Waco ISD is very concerned and continues to monitor what is happening where citizens are suspected to have been exposed to this deadly virus. We are thankful that as of today no confirmed cases of the Ebola virus exist in McLennan County. However, knowing this can change in an instant, Waco ISD has modified its existing Infectious Disease Control Plan to specifically address the Ebola virus.

The Infectious Disease Control Plan, part of the district's comprehensive Emergency Operations Plan, outlines readiness levels, communications protocol, and proactive measures to mitigate a crisis. The plan has four readiness levels: normal conditions, increased readiness, high readiness and maximum readiness.

In light of what has occurred in Belton, Waco ISD is currently operating under the "increased readiness" level that includes:

  • Assuring readiness of health equipment, supplies and facilities
  • Addressing any deficiencies in equipment and supplies
  • Adding to existing inventory any additional supplies recommended by Centers for Disease Control
  • Assuring that parent and staff notification rosters are up-to-date
  • Notifying key personnel of emergency operations procedures

In accordance with the IDCP, Waco ISD has:

  • Developed and distributed to all school nurses procedures for identifying, handling, isolating and transporting individuals who have exhibited symptoms of the Ebola virus;
  • Ordered additional personal protective equipment for all school nurse stations;
  • Reviewed with all school nurses the procedures to follow in applying and removing personal protective equipment;
  • Assured that all schools have ample quantities of hand sanitizer, hospital strength disinfectant and other cleaning supplies;
  • Instructed campus custodians to increase the frequency of sanitizing and disinfecting classrooms, common areas, doorknobs, walls, railings, restrooms and other surfaces routinely touched by children and staff members;
  • Ensured that all school buses are sanitized regularly;
  • Instructed campus principals to review proper hand washing techniques with students.

The District Crisis Team will continue to monitor the current situation, stay in close contact with the Waco-McLennan County Public Health District, and refine the IDCP as needed. Additionally, Waco ISD annually requires all employees to undergo training in blood borne pathogens as a way to prevent the spread of disease, particularly diseases such as Ebola, that are transmitted through bodily fluid contact.

Parents can also help prevent the spread of illnesses like common colds and influenza by keeping children at home when they are sick. Children should never come to school when experiencing fever, vomiting or diarrhea.

It goes without saying that the Ebola virus is scary and worrisome to all of us. But please know that Waco ISD is doing everything within its power and the information currently available to ensure the health and safety of students and staff.

Sincerely,

Bonny Cain
Superintendent

Helpful links:
Read this letter in Spanish
TEA Guidance on Ebola
Centers for Disease Control
Waco-McLennan County Public Health District
Information about Ebola
Information about Influenza

Posted on 10/01/2014
Waco ISD is conductings its annual search to identify Gifted and Talented students.  more
Posted on 09/22/2014
As you walk into James Villa's science class at ATLAS Academy, you might get the impression that things are about to get a little dicey  more
Posted on 09/22/2014
Through a grant from the Education Foundation, young readers at Provident Heights have carts of books delivered to their classrooms.  more
Posted on 09/22/2014
Waco ISD employee Raymond Cyr has a goal of becoming a science teacher.  more
Posted on 09/22/2014
This designation allows AJM instructors to participate in a network of T-STEM Academies.  more
Posted on 09/22/2014
"It's great to be principal of a school where parents value their child's education."  more
Posted on 09/22/2014
Students to participate in the Global Citizens Action Project in New York City.  more
Posted on 09/12/2014
Teepee and artifacts enhances Texas History lesson at Tennyson Middle School.  more
Posted on 09/10/2014
The Waco ISD athletic department is excited to announce the HOF class of 2014.  more
Posted on 09/04/2014
Educators from Australia visit Waco ISD campuses to learn about the PDS program.  more
Posted on 08/29/2014
A comparison between last year's budget and this year's budget.  more
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Posted on 10/07/2014
We'd like to welcome all graduates of UHS to the 2014 Trojan Homecoming Game  more
Posted on 10/07/2014
We'd like to welcome all graduates of WHS to the 2014 Lion Homecoming Game  more
Posted on 06/11/2014
We'd like to congratulate the Waco High and the University High Graduating Classes of 2014. You did it!  more

Did You Know?

Waco ISD has a mobile app for your smart phone or tablet that enables you to easily access district news and information, staff directories, job openings and your child's grades.

Search "Waco ISD" at the Apple App Store or Google apps. The district's app can be used with iPhones or Android devices.