The Calallen ISD Central Office Building and ALL Campuses are currently closed due to COVID-19 and the Nueces County Stay-at-Home Order. If you need immediate assistance, please call (361) 242-5600 or email Annie Swetish-Rivera at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meal services for children 0-18 years of age will continue as scheduled.
Thank you for your patience as Calallen ISD teachers and staff have and will continue to work diligently to formulate content and lessons for all our students during this COVID-19 closure. Staff has been working tirelessly to plan and create engaging learning opportunities for students. Teachers have taken on the task of completely reinventing the way we provide instruction in Calallen ISD. They have done so with care, heart, and passion for your students. Online learning is a new challenge for our staff that they are embracing for the success of our students. Today, we embark on a new adventure in E-Learning, and we ask for your patience as we move forward.
If you are in need of internet access in your home, please see which Providers Supporting Families with Internet Access.
Elementary Campuses (Magee, East and Wood River):
- Online E-Learning Resource lessons are now posted and ready for students
Secondary Campuses (Calallen High School and Calallen Middle School):
- Online E-Learning Resource lessons will be posted are now posted and ready for students
- Go to www.calallen.org
- On the main page under COVID-19 NEWS & UPDATES click on E-Learning Portal
- Calallen Middle School students will choose the appropriate grade level
- Calallen High School students will choose the appropriate subject matter
- Please take the time to explore the E-Learning page and access items such as Counseling/Social and Emotional learning opportunities as well
We are very grateful for the hard work and dedication of our staff. This is a very trying time for everyone and our staff have risen to the occasion in order to serve the needs of our students in the best way possible.
Hard Copy Packet Pick Up Schedule:
Calallen ISD is supporting online instruction while students are at home, and are offering a paper solution ONLY for families that do not have access to the internet. We are working toward eliminating paper packets in order to avoid the public health risk associated with COVID-19. As a district we will be reaching out over the next two weeks to provide technology resources to families without access. If you do not have, or need internet access, please see the Calallen ISD website for information regarding Providers Granting Internet Access to Students.
Elementary Campuses (Magee, East, and Wood River):
Packets will be available for curbside pick-up at the student’s campus on Monday, April 6th, from 11:30 am-12:30 pm and from 5:30 pm-6:00 pm.
Secondary Campuses (Calallen High School and Calallen Middle School):
Packets will be available for curbside pick-up at the student’s campus on Monday, April 6th, from 11:00 am-1:00 pm. CMS will also have pick-up from 5:30pm-6:00pm
Please note: High school students will be receiving a packet for each of their seven classes. It is important for parents to have the student’s schedule with them.
We will not be able to collect completed student packets until the district is able to determine the safest/healthiest way for both families and staff members to collect completed work for evaluation. Information will be forthcoming on dates and times for work submission.
Calallen ISD to provide free curbside and mobile site lunch to children 18 and younger
Calallen ISD Food Service will provide free curbside meals for any child age 18 or younger. One meal per child will be given, and the child must be present in order to receive the free meal. Meals can be picked up curbside from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at the following locations:
- Calallen East Elementary – located @ 3709 Lott Ave.
- Calallen Magee Elementary – located @ 4201 Calallen Dr.
- Wood River Elementary – located @ 15118 Dry Creek Dr.
In addition, Calallen ISD will provide 3 mobile meal distribution sites at the following locations:
- Alaniz Gardens I and II – located @ 3801 Violet Rd
- St. Mary’s Mission – located @ 4849 Cynthia St
- Intersection of County Road 73 and Rock Island Dr
Please note: NEW MEAL SERVING DAYS!!! ONLY SERVING MEALS ON MONDAY'S, WEDNESDAY'S AND FRIDAY'S.
On Monday's, a meal for Tuesday will also be given out. On Wednesday's, a meal for Thursday will also be distributed .
However on Friday's, a single meal will be served as Calallen ISD can no longer distribute meals for the weekend.
Meals will not be served on Friday, April 10th because it is a school holiday.
Notice to Parents Regarding SCHOOL CLOSURE (April 2, 2020)
April 2, 2020
Dear Calallen ISD Families,
Calallen ISD will follow Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s Executive Order announced in a press conference on March 31, 2020, and is extending our school closure through Friday, May 1st. We are hopeful to return to school on Monday, May 4th.
We assure you that we are here for our students and families during this closure. Now, more than ever, we want to continue to engage with our students and families through our established communication channels. Please continue to reach out to your child’s teacher(s) and campus administrators with your questions, comments or concerns.
In order to continue student learning and progress, we have initiated E-Learning across the district in Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12. We appreciate all you are doing to help us provide the best education we possibly can in these tough times. As at home learning is being launched, the district is working to make final decisions regarding grading guidelines and procedures for the remainder of the spring semester. All decisions will be clearly communicated to parents/guardians and students as soon as possible.
In addition to online learning, the district will continue to distribute meals during this closure. Please note that all previously scheduled district and school events are cancelled until May 4, 2020, and school facilities will remain closed to the public.
As Gov. Abbott said, “Now is not the time for us to let up in these distancing efforts. Now is the time to redouble our efforts to make sure we do more to stop the spread of COVID-19.” Please take care of your families, and stay healthy Wildcat Family.
Thank you for your continued grace, patience and support during this time.
Calallen ISD Administration
Notice to Parents Regarding STAAR and Updates (March 16, 2020)
Calallen ISD Staff, Parents/Guardians, and Students:
As I am sure most of you are aware, Governor Greg Abbott announced today that he has waived the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) testing requirements for the 2019-2020 school year. He has done this in an effort to support school districts in placing emphasis on public health over all other priorities.
As a district, Calallen ISD is continuing to prioritize the health and safety of students, faculty, and their families. We recognize your immediate need for information regarding school operations, but please understand that it is our priority to work diligently to ensure the health of students, teachers and personnel. As this is a very fluid and quickly evolving situation, we are taking into consideration all available information to guarantee our decision-making is in the best interest of our Calallen community. We plan to communicate plans for the upcoming week on Thursday, March 19, 2020.
Enjoy the remainder of your Spring Break with your families, and please stay healthy Wildcat Family!
Cancellations and School Access Limitations
**The Calallen High School Junior/Senior Prom has been rescheduled to May 9, 2020, at the Richard Borchard Fairgrounds.
UIL Programs: In accordance with UIL mandate, all UIL sanctioned contests have been suspended from March 16th through March 29th. UIL released an update to closures on March 19th stating that " The University Interscholastic League (UIL) is extending its suspension of all UIL sanctioned activities due to the outbreak of COVID-19 in Texas. All contests, practices, rehearsals and workouts will remain suspended until further notice. At this time, the earliest games and contests may resume is Monday, May 4th. "
Swimming Pool: Until further notice, Calallen ISD Swimming Pool will be CLOSED!
Campus Visitors/Campus Buildings: Throughout the school closure (March 23-May 4), all CISD buildings will be closed to the public. Curbside services will be available for free lunch pick-up and for instructional packet pick-up at the designated times.
Latchkey Vacation Station: The City of Corpus Christi has closed all locations for Latchkey at this time.
Del Mar Dual Credit Courses: CISD will be in contact with Dual Credit students to coordinate online course work and supports.
** All school related activities and events are cancelled during the school closure. (March 23-May 4, 2020)
Department of State Health Services advise the following basic prevention guidelines:
• Wash hands regularly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
• Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap is not available
• Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, then throw the tissue in the trash
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick
• Stay home while you have a fever or experience illness
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
Please find below links to important information and resources regarding COVID-19:
http://www.cctexas.com/coronavirus - link to the City of Corpus resource page that includes local information regarding Coronavirus
https://dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/ - link to the Department of State Health Services
https://tea.texas.gov/texas-schools/safe-and-healthy-schools/coronavirus-covid-19-support-and-guidance - link to Texas Education Agency
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html - link to the Centers for Disease Control
https://www.who.int/health-topics/coronavirus - link to the World Health Organization
Talking to Children About COVID-19 - resources from the National Association of School Psychologists on how to talk to children about COVID-19
Handwashing Video Links:
- Fight Germs. Wash Your Hands https://youtu.be/eZw4Ga3jg3E
- Handwashing Steps Using the WHO Technique https://youtu.be/IisgnbMfKvI
- What You Need to Know About Handwashing https://youtu.be/d914EnpU4Fo
- Wash Your Hands https://youtu.be/qJG72sycQB8