Winter Break COVID-19 Information
Posted on 12/17/2020

All GCISD campuses and district offices will be closed beginning on Monday, December 21, for Winter Break. Most staff will return on Tuesday, January 5, and most students will return to campus on Wednesday, January 6 (Collegiate Academy students return on Tuesday, January 12). View complete instructional calendars here.

COVID-19 Reporting and Contact Tracing
GCISD will continue to contact trace and report positive cases through December 23. If you receive a positive COVID-19 test from now until December 23, please contact your campus nurse immediately. 

From December 24 through January 3, GCISD will not be collecting, tracing or reporting student and staff COVID cases. Our school nurses and staff need a break physically and mentally over the break to spend time with their families. Tarrant County Public Health will be handling contact tracing from December 24 through January 3. GCISD will resume contact tracing on January 4, 2021.

Therefore, beginning on December 24 through January 3, all staff and students who test positive for COVID-19 will need to report it to the Tarrant County Public Health at 817-248-6299 or visit their website to report a case. Tarrant County Public Health will be handling all contact tracing directly with families during this time.

If you test positive for COVID-19 during the break, please do not return to campus on Wednesday, January 6. Please notify your campus nurse on Monday, January 4 and the GCISD Health Services Department will be in contact with you.

COVID-19 Notifications
During the break, we will not be regularly sending notifications to staff and families about test-confirmed positive COVID-19 cases. On Tuesday, January 5, campuses will notify staff and families of any test-confirmed positive COVID-19 cases that have been reported during the break. Additionally, GCISD's online COVID-19 Case Tracker will only be updated on Tuesday, January 5.