August 21, 2021


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Fort Bend ISD moves more campuses to online learning

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Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the need to keep students and staff safe, Fort Bend ISD has continued its efforts to move classes from on-campus to online as needed.

“The FBISD COVID Response Team monitors COVID related data and activities each day in an effort to mitigate the spread of illness and maintain the continuity of regular school and business operations within the district,” the district reported.

The latest schools to move to online learning are, according to the district, Austin High School, Barbara Jordan Elementary and Oakland Elementary, which pivoted to online learning on Monday, Feb. 1; and James Neill Elementary, Rosa Parks Elementary, Juan Seguin Elementary and Crockett Middle School, which moved to online learning on Tuesday, Feb. 2. Quail Valley Elementary and George Bush High School will pivot from face-to-face to online learning effective Wednesday, Feb. 3.

“The district has also decided for James Patterson Elementary, Oyster Creek Elementary, Madden Elementary, Hodges Bend Middle School, Christa McAuliffe Middle School and Dulles High School to extend their pivot to online learning for the week of Feb. 1-5,” according to the district. “Fort Bend ISD will continue to closely monitor all schools across the district.”

As of 7 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2, there are 257 active COVID-19 cases in Fort Bend ISD. Of that total, 179 cases are out of 77,209 reported students and 78 are out of 12,567 employees.

Hardest hit currently, solely by total number of cases, is George Bush High School with 16 reported cases, including one employee and 15 students. Austin, Dulles and Marshall high schools all have 10 reported cases of the virus.

Among middle schools, James Bowie has the most reported cases with five. Lake Olympia, Macario Garcia, Missouri City, Quail Valley and Sugar Land middle schools have four reported cases each.