COVID-19 Dashboard

In an effort to keep our parents, staff, and community informed, the West Oso ISD COVID-19 Dashboard will be updated weekly with data from the current week, starting the week of August 30, 2021. This data will reflect active cases on West Oso ISD Campuses. All lab-confirmed positive cases on campuses will be communicated directly to the campus community. Individuals who may have been exposed will be contacted directly and provided information on next steps, including a quarantine timeline if needed. For information related to a specific campus, please view the current dashboard below.

Dashboard - Week of June 20–23, 2022, Summer School 

School Enrollment Active Student Cases Active Staff Cases Total Cases
John F. Kennedy Elementary School 475 0 0 0
West Oso Elementary School 394 0 0 0
West Oso Junior High School 468 0 0 0
West Oso High School 576 0 0 0

Active Student Cases - 0

Active Staff Cases - 0

Districtwide Summary - 0

A positive (active) case indicates that the individual has been tested and received a report verifying an acute infection of the COVID-19 virus. Active cases will fluctuate as people recover.

Cases Timeline

John F. Kennedy Elementary School COVID Cases Timeline graph
JFK Student and Staff Cases Timeline Description
West Oso Elementary School COVID Cases Timeline graph
WOE Student and Staff Cases Timeline Description
West Oso Junior High School COVID Cases Timeline graph
WOJH Student and Staff Cases Timeline Description
West Oso High School COVID Cases Timeline graph
WOHS Student and Staff Cases Timeline Description
District Total COVID Cases Timeline graph
District-Wide Total Cases Timeline Description

Letter from Superintendent

October 5, 2021

Dear West Oso ISD Parents/Guardians and Students,

This letter is to notify you and your student(s) attending West Oso ISD schools that at a special called board meeting on Monday, October 4, 2021, the West Oso ISD Board of Trustees voted to rescind the mask mandate. This decision of not requiring a mask while on West Oso ISD property is effective Tuesday, October 5, 2021. 

West Oso ISD strongly encourages all parents, students, and the school community to continue using a face covering (mask) to help protect our students, staff, and families from exposure to COVID-19 and its variants that are now surging in this area. As you are aware, a vaccine is not currently available for children under the age of 12 who have very little personal protection against the virus. We also have students and staff who suffer immune-suppressed systems and must be protected while on campus.  We respectfully request that you assist us in keeping everyone safe and healthy in our schools.

Since returning to in-person instruction on Monday, August 23, 2021, we are deeply grateful to all parents who have worked with us in protecting our students by having them wear a face mask and following all COVID-19 protocols and guidelines. This has resulted in continuing with in-person instruction at all campuses and allowing students to participate in school activities and sports. We continue to encourage all eligible parents and students ages 12 and above to participate in the vaccine process that is available through the Nueces County Health Department.

Please know that our staff will also be strongly encouraged to wear masks and continue following all COVID-19 protocols and guidelines in order to keep our campuses open and our students in school. Our individual behavior of also using a mask when on school property is the best way to accomplish and demonstrate individual responsibility by protecting ourselves and the children who attend our schools.

I sincerely appreciate your continued support of keeping our community safe and our schools open during these challenging times.

Sincerely,

Signature of Conrado Garcia

Conrado Garcia
Superintendent of Schools
West Oso ISD

Mask Recommendations

Mask Mandate Flyer

Letter to the Community

Dear Parents, Caregivers, and Guardians,

We commit to taking the steps necessary to help us have a safe return to school. As part of steps to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and keep our school open for in-person learning, we will offer a free COVID-19 testing program for students and staff at West Oso ISD. This program uses GenBody COVID-19 Ag Rapid Tests. These tests are optional, but we encourage all students and staff who are demonstrating symptoms of COVID-19, and those identified as asymptomatic or have been in close contact with a person that has tested positive for COVID-19 to participate for the health and safety of the district.

Through this program, we will be able to identify COVID-19 cases quickly and early, which can help us stop an outbreak before it happens. These tests are being offered in addition to existing safety protocols such as mask-wearing, social distancing, and frequent disinfection of surfaces. This will help us keep students in the classroom and able to take part in the school activities they love.

With guidance from the Texas Department of Emergency Management (TDEM), Center for Disease Control (CDC), the Texas Education Agency (TEA), and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DHSH) we will be joining other school districts throughout the state that offer this program.

How is the testing done? The COVID-19 testing is free, quick, and easy. We will only test with a parent/guardian present (for students under age 18). We require parent/legal guardian consent for students under the age of 18. We administer tests with a nasal swab (to the shallow front of the nostrils only).

  • Parent/staff will call West Oso ISD nursing staff to schedule an appointment. We will only perform testing from 9:0 to 10:00 a.m. daily in a designated site (outside) in the campus's parking lot.
  • Parent/staff drive into designated sites and remain in their car.
  • Parent/staff calls the school nurse to let them know that they are outside in the designated area.
  • Parent/staff must show a valid ID and sign the consent form given before we can perform the test.
  • Parent/staff will need to wait 15 minutes for their results.
  • Parent/staff will need to provide a valid email address or cell phone to obtain results.

We are extremely grateful to our committed families and staff who continue to show great flexibility and resilience as we work together to contain the spread of this virus. If you have questions regarding the COVID-19 testing program, please reach out to your campus school nurse.

Disclaimer:
While we realize precautions will be taken for the safety of students, please understand that neither the test administrator nor the West Oso ISD nor any of its trustees, officers, employees, or organization sponsors is liable for any accident or injuries that may occur to your child or yourself (if student age 18 or older), as a result of agreeing to the test.

Sincerely,

Conrado Garcia
Superintendent of Schools
West Oso ISD

COVID-19 Rapid Testing Flyer