To better organize COVID-19 information and resources for parents and staff, BISD created the “COVID Central” website. On COVID Central you will find the COVID dashboard and other important COVID-19 related information resources.
The link to COVID Central can be found on the front of the District and campus websites, as well as on the BISD mobile app, the QR code posted on entrances to each District facility, or at birdvilleschools.net/covidcentral. As updates become available, they will be posted on COVID Central.
Birdville ISD is collaborating with Texas Health Resources (THR) to provide COVID-19 vaccines for all interested District employees. (This is NOT for family members of employees.) The vaccine is FREE of charge and will be administered at various Texas Health Community Clinics.
If you would like to receive the vaccine, please complete the form below to register no later than 3 p.m. on Thursday, March 11. This opportunity is ONLY for the FIRST* dose. You will be given instructions on scheduling your second dose at your first dose appointment. If you miss the March 11 deadline, additional opportunities will be available after spring break.
A few days after you have registered with the District, you will receive an email from Texas Health Resources (email@example.com) with a Personal Access Code. You will need this code to schedule a vaccine appointment. Once you are registered, THR will facilitate everything with you.
You will be allowed to schedule your appointment at a location and time convenient to you. This opportunity is intended only for you and cannot be forwarded or transferred to others. Therefore, only those who have received an email and a personal access code can get the first dose.
Texas Health is administering the Pfizer vaccine. You can find additional information at TexasHealth.org/vaccine or view Pfizer Fact Sheets in (English) or (Spanish). Please Note:These are links for more information only, NOT to sign up for the vaccine. Individuals who sign up for the vaccine will receive an email from Texas Health with their unique access code and scheduling instructions.
You have all continued to serve our children and our community since this crisis began, and BISD is grateful that we’ve been able to partner with Texas Health Resources to offer this opportunity.
* This is ONLY for the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. If you have already received a first dose, we advise you to please return to that provider to receive your second dose.
Beginning Wednesday, Dec. 9, BISD is now offering free Rapid (15-minute results) COVID-19 tests for symptomatic staffONLYfrom 6:30–8 a.m. Monday–Friday at the Birdville Center of Technology and Advanced Learning (BCTAL). The BCTAL is located at 7020 Mid Cities Blvd. in North Richland Hills.
BISD is offering this testing to symptomatic employees ONLY. Students and community members will be directed to other testing sites in the area.
As we look forward to celebrating Thanksgiving next week across the nation, I want to take this opportunity to express how grateful I am for the BISD family. Our District staff, parents, and community members are the foundation of the education system we call Birdville ISD. Twelve months ago, we could not have imagined where we would be today. COVID-19 has brought on tremendous challenges in all aspects of our lives, but the BISD family has remained strong. Like any family, we have good days and challenging days. Overall, the good days far outweigh the bad.
During the holiday break, I ask our staff and families to continue to be diligent and make every effort to protect yourself from COVID-19. Experts on both sides of the fence have had a lot to say on this topic. Social distancing, wearing a mask, frequent handwashing, and avoiding others when you are not feeling well are ways to protect each other. With the possibility of a vaccine on the horizon, now is not the time for us to let our guard down.
As we prepare to resume school on Monday, Nov. 30, I want to remind staff to prescreen every day before coming to work. It is equally important that parents/guardians screen your child(ren) before sending them to school.
Students, staff, or visitors who exhibit symptoms of COVID-19, are ill, or have had contact with a COVID-19 positive person in the last 14 days, should stay home and not enter any District facility.
We ask that you, as always, watch for symptoms of COVID-19 in you or your child(ren).
Any of the following symptoms may indicate a possible COVID-19 infection:
Temperature of 100 degrees Fahrenheit or higher;
Cough that causes difficulty breathing (or, for students with a chronic allergic/asthmatic cough, a change in their cough from baseline);
Diarrhea, vomiting, or abdominal pain;
Severe headache, especially with a fever; or
Loss of sense of taste or smell.
If you or any of your family members begin experiencing any of these symptoms in a way that is not typical for you/your family member(s), we encourage you to contact your physician. If, after contacting your physician, you or anyone in your family is test-confirmed to have COVID-19, we request that you notify your school as soon as possible.
Thank you again for the vital role you play in the BISD family. We cannot do this without you.