Safely Reopen CCISD

Welcome to the Safely Reopen CCISD website, which will emerge over time to provide our staff, parents and students with timely, relevant and critical information so that together, the Clear Creek Independent School District can welcome back 42,000 students on August 24, 2020.
Click here to view the most recent Safely Reopen Plan. 


The Clear Creek Independent School District Board of Trustees approved a modification to the 2020-2021 academic calendar to provide a gradual transition of students into the schools as well as to provide teachers and staff time on campus to be trained on safety protocols, receive professional learning on technology solutions, and overall prepare for the moment students walk into the school doors.

“We will do this right and safely so that the we provide the learning experiences our students deserve and have been waiting for since March,” said Dr. Greg Smith, Superintendent of Schools. “This plan has received the support of the Galveston County Health Department and area physicians.”

cid:E956E006-AB7C-4C5C-ABB4-D4E5D024B356The transition into the 2020-2021 school year delays the official start of school from August 18 to August 24, 2020. August 24, 2020 is the official start date of school in Texas under law, which states schools may not begin any earlier than the fourth Monday of August. Since Clear Creek ISD is a District of Innovation, it has had the flexibility to change its start date. Moving to August 24, 2020 aligns with Texas law.  

The week of August 24, all students begin instruction in the School-to-Home learning model where students learn online from home and teachers provide direct instruction from their classroom. “This week will be a great opportunity to train students on our technology applications and give teachers time to work directly with students in a distance learning, live environment. In the event of a COVID-19 disruption this year, this will be the way we provide continuous instruction to students as they work from home,” said Dr. Steven Ebell, Deputy Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction. “It is important, in this world of COVID-19, that students and teachers feel confident learning in a virtual environment. We also want to take the opportunity to show parents and students that School-to-Home is not what they experienced during the emergency closure.”   

The week of August 31, 2020, the school district will welcome pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, 6th grade and 9th grade students who have selected the Brick and Mortar learning. This will provide time for these important transitions in a child’s educational journey. Then the week of September 8, all students who have elected for Brick and Mortar learning will return to school with safety measures in place, including wearing a face mask.

For those families who would like another option for learning in Clear Creek ISD, they may enroll their children in Clear Connections Online Learning Program. This is open to students in grades K-12. Instruction is provided by CCISD teachers in a structured day. Additional courses for high school have been added based on student interest. To learn more, visit

Clear Creek ISD is asking parents to select their learning choice as soon as possible to allow for adequate staffing for Brick and Mortar as well as Clear Connections Online Learning Program. Parents may make that selection by logging into their Skyward Family Access Account and completing the 2020-2021 Back-to-School forms located on the left side of the screen. The deadline to submit is August 10, 2020.

The Board also approved a $5 million package for CCISD to purchase laptops for students in Kindergarten through 3rd grade, finishing out the 1-1 initiative for K-12. The District will be sending out an update on when parents will be able to pick these up for students. 

Health Guidelines

Clear Creek ISD has a team of medical professionals monitoring the latest in the COVID-19 pandemic. In this short video, Coordinator of Health Services Marina Keeton gives information on CCISD's health protocols and tips for parents sending their children to Brick and Mortar this school year.

· Students (as developmentally-appropriate), staff and visitors will wear a face mask/covering when entering a CCISD facility.
·Hand sanitizer stations will be available upon entry and throughout CCISD facilities.
· Visitors proceeding beyond the secure vestibule area will be subject to screening by way of a symptom screening form.
· All staff will be required to take a COVID-19 Health Assessment prior to coming to work every day.
· Parents will be asked to administer the COVID-19 Health Assessment daily prior to sending their children to school, take their temperature, and keep them home if ill.

Classroom Setup

Principals from across CCISD have been working diligently to develop plans and protocol for elementary and secondary level classrooms, however, each school and classroom will handle these new challenges differently. 
Watch this video to get a peak at what your child's class might look like this school year.

Cafeteria Protocol

Breakfast and lunch time on your child's campus will look a little different this year with our social distancing guidelines. Watch as CCISD Director of Child Nutrition Fred Walker shows us how students will pick up their meals.

· Cafeteria and serving areas will be cleaned between uses.
Students may eat in various locations throughout the building to maximize social distancing.
All CCISD child nutrition staff will use face coverings/masks and gloves.
Implementing new card system to limit cash transactions.

Cleaning Guidelines

The safety and health of our students is our top priority every year in CCISD, but we understand our cleaning procedures need to be intensified to further prevent the spread of COVID-19.

· On each campus, there will be cleaning throughout the day of high touch areas and restrooms.
· Each night every classroom will be disinfected.
· Classrooms will be provided hand sanitizer and disinfecting supplies to be used between classes.
· Reduction of shared supplies.
· Students encouraged to clean desk area when they arrive and before leaving.
· CCISD Board of Trustees approved hiring 24 additional custodians, bringing total to four on each campus.

Please click here for more details on CCISD’s reopening plan.
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