Back to School Letter and Safety Protocols

Back to School Letter and REVISED Safety Protocols
Posted on 07/31/2020
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July 24, 2020

Good afternoon,

Welcome to the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year. I know that as a parent you have questions and concerns about what this school year will look like. Our Back to School Task Force has been working on our plan and we are ready to share with you what our Back to School Safety Protocols will be. This document was put together using guidance from the CDC, TEA, the governor’s office, and comments and suggestions you provided on our Back to School survey. This is a working document and can be amended at any time to reflect any new guidance we receive to better reflect what we do and how we respond to the current health conditions.


I know that there are still some unknowns for all of us, but, there are some things I know for sure. On August 6th, when you send your child to school, your child will have a teacher that is ready and excited to have him/her in her class. Your child will have staff members that are ready to encourage and support him/her socially and emotionally to hopefully make this their best school year yet. You can be sure that each classroom, each restroom, each hallway, each cafeteria, each bus, and every other area in our schools has been cleaned and sanitized in our best effort to make sure your child and our staff have a safe place to learn. Your child will receive instruction that is relevant, rigorous, and engaging to prepare him/her to learn and grow intellectually into the person that will be prepared to lead our city, state, and country in the future that lies before us. In a time of uncertainty, these are things you can be certain of.


Please take the time to look over our protocols. If you have more questions or concerns, please reach out to me or your campus principal and let us have the opportunity to answer your questions. As we are making our final plans and preparations for the start of school, we need you to let us know your decision for your child/children on whether they will be learning face to face at school or will they be learning remotely at home. Please go to our website:, and on our home page you will see about halfway down 2020-2021 Instructional Delivery Information. Below that you can choose to do the Parent Commitment Form to complete online or the Parent Commitment Form to print and return to campus front office. Please fill this out for each child in your household that is of school age. This information is vitally important for us to have in the next few days.


Thank you for all your support and for trusting us with the education of your child. This is not something we take lightly or for granted. I am excited for this school year and the exciting opportunities our students will have to show up and show out. This will be the year of the “Purple Tiger.”


Jason McCullough

Jason McCullough, Ed.D.


Mt. Vernon ISD

Back to School Plan and Safety Protocols

  • Original, posted July 24, 2020
  • Revised, posted July 31, 2020