Anne Frank Inspire Academy
A Preeminent 21st Century School K-12

Health Update

Anne Frank Inspire Academy is closely monitoring the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and receiving communication from the Centers for Disease Control, Texas Department of State Health Services, and the City of San Antonio Metropolitan Health District to ensure all students, families, and staff are safe and have the latest information. We will continually add new information and resources to this page.

Message from superintendent bruce rockstroh

March 17, 2020

Dear Anne Frank Inspire Academy Family,

We continue to monitor closely the COVID-19 outbreak across Texas and in the greater San Antonio area. As you may know, today the City of San Antonio has banned gatherings of 50 or more people. Additionally, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends gatherings of no more than 10 people and longer school closures (8-20 weeks) to mitigate the spread of the virus.

This afternoon, the Bexar County school districts extended their school closures through April 3, or two additional weeks. We are going to extend our school building closure through the month of April and hope to restart classes on campus on Monday, May 4.

Please take a moment to read the superintendent’s full letter

Past Superintendent Letters:

Coronavirus Information

COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus)
The 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is a new virus that causes respiratory illness in people and can spread from person-to-person. This virus was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China. Please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website for more information.

The health and safety of our students, families, and staff are a top priority. AFIA maintains daily communication with our public health officials as closely monitors all developments related to COVID-19. Because this is a rapidly evolving situation and guidance is changing daily, AFIA is actively assessing this situation. The latest updates and resources from the school can be found on this webpage.

Campus Visits, After school Care, and ARDs

Campus Visits
Upon return to school, AFIA will temporarily limit all campus visitors including application tours, parents, and volunteers. We will, of course, allow parents to pick up and drop off their children.

After School Care and ARDs
Once school resumes, after school care will continue as normal. Tutoring and admission review dismissal (ARD) meetings will also continue as scheduled. However, participants should not physically attend if feeling ill. We strongly encourage teleconferencing during this time.

Off-Campus Events and Northwest Vista College Classes

Upon return to school, all after school activities and large campus gatherings will be canceled. Sports and other extra-curricular activities have been suspended.

The Alamo Community Colleges District has canceled all Northwest Vista classes through March 20. Classes will resume on March 23 through remote teaching and learning only. Students will no longer be shuttled to classes and will be instructed by the college on how to continue classes and receive support remotely.

Academic Support During Closure

AFIA provides many online learning and support materials for students to access 24/7. Families can access online resources on our Distance-Learning Resources page. As we continue monitoring the situation, we will offer further guidance regarding both online and offline learning opportunities. The head of school and facilitators will be in contact directly with families via the email addresses provided to the school. Please visit our Meet Our Staff page for AFIA staff contacts.

Food Service

The district will be providing a hot lunch and breakfast from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. starting on Monday, March 16. This will be a drive-by service. To help better plan, please complete our online form. This allows us to estimate how many meals we need to make. We make extra, so if you need food and didn't sign up, please come anyway.

FAQs


What should I do if I am traveling internationally?

The COVID-19 outbreak is a concern for anyone considering traveling. We encourage those with travel plans to closely monitor travel advisories and guidance from the CDC.

AFIA asks for any students or employees who are traveling during spring break, or have members of their households traveling, to China, Iran, Italy, South Korea, or Japan, or any additional countries added to the CDC Level 2 and 3 lists during the break, to please stay home for 14 days after returning from travel. We will work with each family or staff member impacted during this extended absence to resolve any attendance issues due to self-quarantine from travel.


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What is AFIA doing to reduce the spread of viruses?

Student health and safety is a top concern. We completed a deep cleaning of all campus buildings over spring break. Staff have been provided with extra cleaning materials to wipe all doors, handles, and surfaces throughout the day. We are sending home any child or staff member with a fever and encourage anyone feeling ill to stay home. All attendance incentives have been suspended.

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What is the coronavirus or COVID-19 virus?

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