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Armstrong Elementary COVID Cases

January 14, 2021

 

All student families at Armstrong Elementary School were notified that there is one (1) new lab-confirmed case of COVID-19 involving an individual assigned to the campus. The individual was last on campus Jan. 13. Because of privacy requirements, the name of the individual will not be released.

The Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) Department is always contacted about new cases and, in collaboration with HPISD, conducts contact-tracing investigations. This process includes phone calls to persons who are determined to be in close contact. The community’s full support and cooperation are needed during the contact tracing phase. Please make every effort to respond timely to contact tracing calls from DCHHS and HPISD.

Additionally, cleaning protocols for the affected areas on campus have been implemented. These protocols were established by DCHHS guidelines and are outlined in HPISD’s Back to School plan. Please remember to wear a mask in public, practice social distancing guidelines, and frequently wash and sanitize your hands to protect yourself and those around you.

The lab-confirmed case and those determined to be in close contact will remain off-campus for up to 10 days from last contact to prevent any further spread. In-person instruction will continue at Armstrong.

As always, please watch for symptoms of COVID-19. Any of the following symptoms indicate a possible COVID-19 infection:

  • Temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher when taken by mouth;
  • Sore throat;
  • New uncontrolled cough that causes difficulty breathing (or, for students with a chronic allergic/asthmatic cough, a change in their cough from baseline);
  • Diarrhea, vomiting, or abdominal pain; or
  • New onset of severe headache, especially with a fever.
  • Loss of taste or smell.


If you or any member of the Highland Park ISD community begins experiencing any of these symptoms in a way that is not typical, you are encouraged to contact your physician and the school nurse. Anyone who is lab-confirmed to have COVID-19, please notify Armstrong school nurse Crystal Tenhet at (214) 780-3120.
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January 13, 2021
 
Two (2) students previously lab-confirmed with COVID-19 have been cleared today to return to in-person instruction and campus activities. 

January 13, 2021

 

All student families at Armstrong Elementary School were notified that there is one (1) new lab-confirmed case of COVID-19 involving a student. The student was last on campus Jan. 5. The contact tracing investigation, conducted in collaboration with the Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) Department, has identified zero close contacts at school in these cases. Because of privacy requirements, the name of the individual will not be released.

The Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) Department is always contacted about new cases and, in collaboration with HPISD, conducts contact-tracing investigations. This process includes phone calls to persons who are determined to be in close contact. The community’s full support and cooperation are needed during the contact tracing phase. Please make every effort to respond timely to contact tracing calls from DCHHS and HPISD.

Additionally, cleaning protocols for the affected areas on campus have been implemented. These protocols were established by DCHHS guidelines and are outlined in HPISD’s Back to School plan. Please remember to wear a mask in public, practice social distancing guidelines, and frequently wash and sanitize your hands to protect yourself and those around you.

The lab-confirmed case will remain off-campus for up to 10 days from last contact to prevent any further spread. In-person instruction will continue at Armstrong.

As always, please watch for symptoms of COVID-19. Any of the following symptoms indicate a possible COVID-19 infection:

  • Temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher when taken by mouth;
  • Sore throat;
  • New uncontrolled cough that causes difficulty breathing (or, for students with a chronic allergic/asthmatic cough, a change in their cough from baseline);
  • Diarrhea, vomiting, or abdominal pain; or
  • New onset of severe headache, especially with a fever.
  • Loss of taste or smell.


If you or any member of the Highland Park ISD community begins experiencing any of these symptoms in a way that is not typical, you are encouraged to contact your physician and the school nurse. Anyone who is lab-confirmed to have COVID-19, please notify Armstrong school nurse Crystal Tenhet at (214) 780-3120.
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January 12, 2021

All student families at Armstrong Elementary School were notified that there are two (2) new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 involving staff members. The staff members were last on campus as recently as Jan. 11. The contact tracing investigation, conducted in collaboration with the Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) Department, has identified zero close contacts at school in these cases. Because of privacy requirements, the names of the individuals will not be released.

The Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) Department is always contacted about new cases and, in collaboration with HPISD, conducts contact-tracing investigations. This process includes phone calls to persons who are determined to be in close contact. The community’s full support and cooperation are needed during the contact tracing phase. Please make every effort to respond timely to contact tracing calls from DCHHS and HPISD.

Additionally, cleaning protocols for the affected areas on campus have been implemented. These protocols were established by DCHHS guidelines and are outlined in HPISD’s Back to School plan. Please remember to wear a mask in public, practice social distancing guidelines, and frequently wash and sanitize your hands to protect yourself and those around you.

The lab-confirmed cases will remain off-campus for up to 10 days from last contact to prevent any further spread. In-person instruction will continue at Armstrong.

As always, please watch for symptoms of COVID-19. Any of the following symptoms indicate a possible COVID-19 infection:

  • Temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher when taken by mouth;
  • Sore throat;
  • New uncontrolled cough that causes difficulty breathing (or, for students with a chronic allergic/asthmatic cough, a change in their cough from baseline);
  • Diarrhea, vomiting, or abdominal pain; or
  • New onset of severe headache, especially with a fever.
  • Loss of taste or smell.


If you or any member of the Highland Park ISD community begins experiencing any of these symptoms in a way that is not typical, you are encouraged to contact your physician and the school nurse. Anyone who is lab-confirmed to have COVID-19, please notify Armstrong school nurse Crystal Tenhet at (214) 780-3120.
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January 11, 2021
 
One (1) student and three (3) staff members previously lab-confirmed with COVID-19 have been cleared today to return to in-person instruction and campus activities. 

January 11, 2021

All student families at Armstrong Elementary School were notified that there are four (4) new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 involving students. The students were last on campus as recently as Jan. 5. Because of privacy requirements, the names of the individuals will not be released.

The Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) Department is always contacted about new cases and, in collaboration with HPISD, conducts contact-tracing investigations. This process includes phone calls to persons who are determined to be in close contact. The community’s full support and cooperation are needed during the contact tracing phase. Please make every effort to respond timely to contact tracing calls from DCHHS and HPISD.

Additionally, cleaning protocols for the affected areas on campus have been implemented. These protocols were established by DCHHS guidelines and are outlined in HPISD’s Back to School plan. Please remember to wear a mask in public, practice social distancing guidelines, and frequently wash and sanitize your hands to protect yourself and those around you.

The lab-confirmed cases and those determined to be in close contact will remain off-campus for up to 10 days from last contact to prevent any further spread. In-person instruction will continue at Armstrong.

As always, please watch for symptoms of COVID-19. Any of the following symptoms indicate a possible COVID-19 infection:

  • Temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher when taken by mouth;
  • Sore throat;
  • New uncontrolled cough that causes difficulty breathing (or, for students with a chronic allergic/asthmatic cough, a change in their cough from baseline);
  • Diarrhea, vomiting, or abdominal pain; or
  • New onset of severe headache, especially with a fever.
  • Loss of taste or smell.


If you or any member of the Highland Park ISD community begins experiencing any of these symptoms in a way that is not typical, you are encouraged to contact your physician and the school nurse. Anyone who is lab-confirmed to have COVID-19, please notify Armstrong school nurse Crystal Tenhet at (214) 780-3120.
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Lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported during the winter break include four (4) cases involving staff members and three (3) cases involving students. The contact-tracing investigation, conducted in collaboration with the Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) Department, identified zero close contacts at school in all cases. Because of privacy requirements, the names of the individuals will not be released.

As always, please watch for symptoms of COVID-19. Any of the following symptoms indicate a possible COVID-19 infection:

  • Temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher when taken by mouth;
  • Sore throat;
  • New uncontrolled cough that causes difficulty breathing (or, for students with a chronic allergic/asthmatic cough, a change in their cough from baseline);
  • Diarrhea, vomiting, or abdominal pain; or
  • New onset of severe headache, especially with a fever.
  • Loss of taste or smell.


If you or any member of the Highland Park ISD community begins experiencing any of these symptoms in a way that is not typical, you are encouraged to contact your physician and the school nurse. Anyone who is lab-confirmed to have COVID-19, please notify Armstrong Elementary school nurse Crystal Tenhet at (214) 780-3120.
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December 18, 2020
 
One (1) staff member previously lab-confirmed with COVID-19 has been cleared today to return to in-person instruction and campus activities. 
December 17, 2020
 
One (1) student previously lab-confirmed with COVID-19 has been cleared today to return to in-person instruction and campus activities. 
December 14, 2020
 
One (1) student previously lab-confirmed with COVID-19 has been cleared today to return to in-person instruction and campus activities. 

All student families at Armstrong Elementary School were notified that there is one (1) new lab-confirmed case of COVID-19 involving a staff member. The staff member was last on campus Dec. 7. In addition, one (1) student previously lab-confirmed with COVID-19 has been cleared today to return to in-person instruction and campus activities. Because of privacy requirements, neither the name of the staff member nor the name of the student will be released.

The Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) Department is always contacted about new cases and, in collaboration with HPISD, conducts contact-tracing investigations. This process includes phone calls to persons who are determined to be in close contact. The community’s full support and cooperation are needed during the contact tracing phase. Please make every effort to respond timely to contact tracing calls from DCHHS and HPISD.

 

Additionally, cleaning protocols for the affected areas on campus have been implemented. These protocols were established by DCHHS guidelines and are outlined in HPISD’s Back to School plan. Please remember to wear a mask in public, practice social distancing guidelines, and frequently wash and sanitize your hands to protect yourself and those around you.

 

The lab-confirmed staff member will remain off-campus for up to 10 days from last contact to prevent any further spread. In-person instruction will continue at Armstrong.

As always, please watch for symptoms of COVID-19. Any of the following symptoms indicate a possible COVID-19 infection:

  • Temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher when taken by mouth;
  • Sore throat;
  • New uncontrolled cough that causes difficulty breathing (or, for students with a chronic allergic/asthmatic cough, a change in their cough from baseline);
  • Diarrhea, vomiting, or abdominal pain; or
  • New onset of severe headache, especially with a fever.
  • Loss of taste or smell.


If you or any member of the Highland Park ISD community begins experiencing any of these symptoms in a way that is not typical, you are encouraged to contact your physician and the school nurse. Anyone who is lab-confirmed to have COVID-19, please notify Armstrong school nurse Kim Oliver at (214) 780-3120.
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December 8, 2020
 
One (1) student previously lab-confirmed with COVID-19 has been cleared today to return to in-person instruction and campus activities. 

All student families at Armstrong Elementary School were notified that there is one (1) new lab-confirmed case of COVID-19 involving a student. The student was last on campus Nov. 24. The contact tracing investigation, conducted in collaboration with the Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) Department, has identified zero close contacts at school in this case. Because of privacy requirements, the name of the student will not be released.

The Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) Department is always contacted about new cases and, in collaboration with HPISD, is conducts contact-tracing investigations. This process includes phone calls to persons who are determined to be in close contact. The community’s full support and cooperation are needed during the contact tracing phase. Please make every effort to respond timely to contact tracing calls from DCHHS and HPISD.

Additionally, cleaning protocols for the affected areas on campus have been implemented. These protocols were established by DCHHS guidelines and are outlined in HPISD’s Back to School plan. Please remember to wear a mask in public, practice social distancing guidelines, and frequently wash and sanitize your hands to protect yourself and those around you.

The lab-confirmed student will remain off-campus for up to 10 days from last contact to prevent any further spread. In-person instruction will continue at Armstrong.

As always, please watch for symptoms of COVID-19. Any of the following symptoms indicate a possible COVID-19 infection:

  • Temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher when taken by mouth;
  • Sore throat;
  • New uncontrolled cough that causes difficulty breathing (or, for students with a chronic allergic/asthmatic cough, a change in their cough from baseline);
  • Diarrhea, vomiting, or abdominal pain; or
  • New onset of severe headache, especially with a fever.
  • Loss of taste or smell.


If you or any member of the Highland Park ISD community begins experiencing any of these symptoms in a way that is not typical, you are encouraged to contact your physician and the school nurse. Anyone who is lab-confirmed to have COVID-19, please notify Armstrong school nurse Kim Oliver at (214) 780-3120.
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December 4, 2020
 
One (1) student previously lab-confirmed with COVID-19 has been cleared today to return to in-person instruction and campus activities. 

All student families at Armstrong Elementary School were notified that there is one (1) new lab-confirmed case of COVID-19 involving a student. The student was last on campus Nov. 24. The contact tracing investigation, conducted in collaboration with the Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) Department, has identified zero close contacts at school in this case. Because of privacy requirements, the name of the student will not be released.

The Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) Department is always contacted about new cases and, in collaboration with HPISD, is conducts contact-tracing investigations. This process includes phone calls to persons who are determined to be in close contact. The community’s full support and cooperation are needed during the contact tracing phase. Please make every effort to respond timely to contact tracing calls from DCHHS and HPISD.

Additionally, cleaning protocols for the affected areas on campus have been implemented. These protocols were established by DCHHS guidelines and are outlined in HPISD’s Back to School plan. Please remember to wear a mask in public, practice social distancing guidelines, and frequently wash and sanitize your hands to protect yourself and those around you.

The lab-confirmed student will remain off-campus for up to 10 days from last contact to prevent any further spread. In-person instruction will continue at Armstrong.

As always, please watch for symptoms of COVID-19. Any of the following symptoms indicate a possible COVID-19 infection:

  • Temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher when taken by mouth;
  • Sore throat;
  • New uncontrolled cough that causes difficulty breathing (or, for students with a chronic allergic/asthmatic cough, a change in their cough from baseline);
  • Diarrhea, vomiting, or abdominal pain; or
  • New onset of severe headache, especially with a fever.
  • Loss of taste or smell.


If you or any member of the Highland Park ISD community begins experiencing any of these symptoms in a way that is not typical, you are encouraged to contact your physician and the school nurse. Anyone who is lab-confirmed to have COVID-19, please notify Armstrong school nurse Kim Oliver at (214) 780-3120.
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All student families at Armstrong Elementary School were notified that there are two (2) new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 involving students. The students were present on the Armstrong campus as recently as Nov. 24. Because of privacy requirements, the names of the students will not be released.

The Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) Department is always contacted about new cases and, in collaboration with HPISD, is conducts contact-tracing investigations. This process includes phone calls to persons who are determined to be in close contact. All staff and students who were determined to be in close contact have been directly notified or are in the process of being notified by DCHHS or the campus nurse. The community’s full support and cooperation are needed during the contact tracing phase. Please make every effort to respond timely to contact tracing calls from DCHHS and HPISD.

Additionally, cleaning protocols for the affected areas on campus have been implemented. These protocols were established by DCHHS guidelines and are outlined in HPISD’s Back to School plan. Please remember to wear a mask in public, practice social distancing guidelines, and frequently wash and sanitize your hands to protect yourself and those around you.

The lab-confirmed students will remain off-campus for up to 14 days from last contact to prevent any further spread. In-person instruction will continue at Armstrong.

As always, please watch for symptoms of COVID-19. Any of the following symptoms indicate a possible COVID-19 infection:

  • Temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher when taken by mouth;
  • Sore throat;
  • New uncontrolled cough that causes difficulty breathing (or, for students with a chronic allergic/asthmatic cough, a change in their cough from baseline);
  • Diarrhea, vomiting, or abdominal pain; or
  • New onset of severe headache, especially with a fever.
  • Loss of taste or smell.


If you or any member of the Highland Park ISD community begins experiencing any of these symptoms in a way that is not typical, you are encouraged to contact your physician and the school nurse. Anyone who is lab-confirmed to have COVID-19, please notify Armstrong school nurse Kim Oliver at (214) 780-3120.
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November 23, 2020
 
One (1) student and one (1) staff member previously lab-confirmed with COVID-19 have been cleared today to return to in-person instruction and campus activities. 

All student families at Armstrong Elementary School were notified about one (1) lab-confirmed case of COVID-19 involving a student. The student was present on the Armstrong campus Nov. 20. Because of privacy requirements, the name of the student will not be released.

The Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) Department is always contacted about new cases. The community’s full support and cooperation are needed during the contact tracing phase. If you are contacted, please make every effort to respond timely to contact tracing calls from DCHHS and HPISD.

Additionally, cleaning protocols for the affected areas on campus have been implemented. These protocols were established by DCHHS guidelines and are outlined in HPISD’s Back to School plan. Please remember to wear a mask in public, practice social distancing guidelines, and frequently wash and sanitize your hands to protect yourself and those around you.

The lab-confirmed student will remain off-campus for up to 14 days from last contact to prevent any further spread. In-person instruction will continue at Armstrong.

As always, please watch for symptoms of COVID-19. Any of the following symptoms indicate a possible COVID-19 infection:

  • Temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher when taken by mouth;
  • Sore throat;
  • New uncontrolled cough that causes difficulty breathing (or, for students with a chronic allergic/asthmatic cough, a change in their cough from baseline);
  • Diarrhea, vomiting, or abdominal pain; or
  • New onset of severe headache, especially with a fever.
  • Loss of taste or smell.


If you or any member of the Highland Park ISD community begins experiencing any of these symptoms in a way that is not typical, you are encouraged to contact your physician and the school nurse. Anyone who is lab-confirmed to have COVID-19, please notify Armstrong school nurse Kim Oliver at (214) 780-3120.
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November 16, 2020
 
One (1) staff member previously lab-confirmed with COVID-19 has been cleared today to return to in-person instruction and campus activities. 

All student families at Armstrong Elementary School were notified about one (1) lab-confirmed case of COVID-19 involving a student. The student was present on the Armstrong campus Nov. 6. The contact tracing investigation, conducted in collaboration with the Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) Department, has identified zero close contacts in this case. Because of privacy requirements, the name of the student will not be released.

Additionally, cleaning protocols for the affected areas on campus have been implemented. These protocols were established by DCHHS guidelines and are outlined in HPISD’s Back to School plan. Please remember to wear a mask in public, practice social distancing guidelines, and frequently wash and sanitize your hands to protect yourself and those around you.

The lab-confirmed student will remain off-campus for up to 14 days from last contact to prevent any further spread. In-person instruction will continue at Armstrong.

As always, please watch for symptoms of COVID-19. Any of the following symptoms indicate a possible COVID-19 infection:

  • Temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher when taken by mouth;
  • Sore throat;
  • New uncontrolled cough that causes difficulty breathing (or, for students with a chronic allergic/asthmatic cough, a change in their cough from baseline);
  • Diarrhea, vomiting, or abdominal pain; or
  • New onset of severe headache, especially with a fever.
  • Loss of taste or smell.


If you or any member of the Highland Park ISD community begins experiencing any of these symptoms in a way that is not typical, you are encouraged to contact your physician and the school nurse. Anyone who is lab-confirmed to have COVID-19, please notify Armstrong school nurse Kim Oliver at (214) 780-3120.
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November 13, 2020
 
One (1) student previously lab-confirmed with COVID-19 has been cleared today to return to in-person instruction and campus activities. 
All student families at Armstrong Elementary School were notified that there is one (1) new lab-confirmed case of COVID-19 involving a staff member. The staff member was present on the Armstrong campus Friday, Nov. 6. Because of privacy requirements, the name of the staff member will not be released.


The Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) Department is always contacted about new cases. The community’s full support and cooperation are needed during the contact tracing phase. If you are contacted, please make every effort to respond timely to contact tracing calls from DCHHS and HPISD.

Additionally, cleaning protocols for the affected areas on campus have been implemented. These protocols were established by DCHHS guidelines and are outlined in HPISD’s Back to School plan.

The lab-confirmed staff member will remain off-campus for up to 14 days from last contact to prevent any further spread. In-person instruction will continue at Armstrong.

As always, please watch for symptoms of COVID-19. Any of the following symptoms indicate a possible COVID-19 infection:

  • Temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher when taken by mouth;
  • Sore throat;
  • New uncontrolled cough that causes difficulty breathing (or, for students with a chronic allergic/asthmatic cough, a change in their cough from baseline);
  • Diarrhea, vomiting, or abdominal pain; or
  • New onset of severe headache, especially with a fever.
  • Loss of taste or smell.


If you or any member of the Highland Park ISD community begins experiencing any of these symptoms in a way that is not typical, you are encouraged to contact your physician and the school nurse. Anyone who is lab-confirmed to have COVID-19, please notify Armstrong school nurse Kim Oliver at (214) 780-3120.
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All student families at Armstrong Elementary School were notified that there is one (1) new lab-confirmed case of COVID-19 involving a staff member assigned to the Armstrong campus. The staff member was present on the Armstrong campus Friday, Nov. 6. Because of privacy requirements, the name of the staff member will not be released.


The Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) Department is always contacted about new cases. The community’s full support and cooperation are needed during the contact tracing phase. If you are contacted, please make every effort to respond timely to contact tracing calls from DCHHS and HPISD.

Additionally, cleaning protocols for the affected areas on campus have been implemented. These protocols were established by DCHHS guidelines and are outlined in HPISD’s Back to School plan.

The lab-confirmed staff member will remain off-campus for up to 14 days from last contact to prevent any further spread. In-person instruction will continue at Armstrong.

As always, please watch for symptoms of COVID-19. Any of the following symptoms indicate a possible COVID-19 infection:

  • Temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher when taken by mouth;
  • Sore throat;
  • New uncontrolled cough that causes difficulty breathing (or, for students with a chronic allergic/asthmatic cough, a change in their cough from baseline);
  • Diarrhea, vomiting, or abdominal pain; or
  • New onset of severe headache, especially with a fever.
  • Loss of taste or smell.


If you or any member of the Highland Park ISD community begins experiencing any of these symptoms in a way that is not typical, you are encouraged to contact your physician and the school nurse. Anyone who is lab-confirmed to have COVID-19, please notify Armstrong school nurse Kim Oliver at (214) 780-3120.
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November 9, 2020
 
One (1) staff member previously lab-confirmed with COVID-19 has been cleared today to return to in-person instruction and campus activities.

All student families at Armstrong Elementary School were notified about one (1) lab-confirmed case of COVID-19 involving a student. The student was present on the Armstrong campus for in-person instruction Monday, Nov. 2. Because of privacy requirements, the name of the student will not be released.

The Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) Department has been contacted about this new case. All students and staff who were determined to be in close contact have been notified or are in the process of being notified directly by DCHHS and the campus nurse. The community’s full support and cooperation are needed during the contact tracing phase. If you are contacted, please make every effort to respond timely to contact tracing calls from DCHHS and HPISD.

Additionally, cleaning protocols for the affected areas on campus have been implemented. These protocols were established by DCHHS guidelines and are outlined in HPISD’s Back to School plan. Please remember to wear a mask in public, practice social distancing guidelines, and frequently wash and sanitize your hands to protect yourself and those around you.

The lab-confirmed student and those who were determined to be in close contact will remain off-campus for up to 14 days from last contact to prevent any further spread. In-person instruction will continue at Armstrong.

As always, please watch for symptoms of COVID-19. Any of the following symptoms indicate a possible COVID-19 infection:

  • Temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher when taken by mouth;
  • Sore throat;
  • New uncontrolled cough that causes difficulty breathing (or, for students with a chronic allergic/asthmatic cough, a change in their cough from baseline);
  • Diarrhea, vomiting, or abdominal pain; or
  • New onset of severe headache, especially with a fever.
  • Loss of taste or smell.


If you or any member of the Highland Park ISD community begins experiencing any of these symptoms in a way that is not typical, you are encouraged to contact your physician and the school nurse. Anyone who is lab-confirmed to have COVID-19, please notify Armstrong school nurse Kim Oliver at (214) 780-3120.
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All student families at Armstrong Elementary School were notified that there is one (1) new lab-confirmed case of COVID-19 involving a staff member assigned to the Armstrong campus. The staff member was present on the Armstrong campus for in-person instruction on Oct. 23. The contact tracing investigation, conducted in collaboration with the Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) Department, has identified zero close contacts in this case. Because of privacy requirements, the name of the staff member will not be released.


The Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) Department is always contacted about new cases. The community’s full support and cooperation are needed during the contact tracing phase. If you are contacted, please make every effort to respond timely to contact tracing calls from DCHHS and HPISD.

Additionally, cleaning protocols for the affected areas on campus have been implemented. These protocols were established by DCHHS guidelines and are outlined in HPISD’s Back to School plan.

The lab-confirmed staff member will remain off-campus for up to 14 days from last contact to prevent any further spread. In-person instruction will continue at Armstrong.

As always, please watch for symptoms of COVID-19. Any of the following symptoms indicate a possible COVID-19 infection:

  • Temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher when taken by mouth;
  • Sore throat;
  • New uncontrolled cough that causes difficulty breathing (or, for students with a chronic allergic/asthmatic cough, a change in their cough from baseline);
  • Diarrhea, vomiting, or abdominal pain; or
  • New onset of severe headache, especially with a fever.
  • Loss of taste or smell.


If you or any member of the Highland Park ISD community begins experiencing any of these symptoms in a way that is not typical, you are encouraged to contact your physician and the school nurse. Anyone who is lab-confirmed to have COVID-19, please notify Armstrong school nurse Kim Oliver at (214) 780-3120.
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October 12, 2020
 
One (1) staff member previously lab-confirmed with COVID-19 has been cleared today to return to in-person instruction and campus activities. There are currently zero active cases at Armstrong.
October 7, 2020
 
One (1) student previously lab-confirmed with COVID-19 has been cleared today to return to in-person instruction and campus activities. 

All student families at Armstrong Elementary School were notified about one (1) lab-confirmed case of COVID-19 involving a staff member. The staff member was present on the Armstrong campus for in-person instruction on Sept. 30. The contact tracing investigation, conducted in collaboration with the Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) Department, has identified zero close contacts in this case. Because of privacy requirements, the name of the staff member will not be released.

The Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) Department is always contacted about new cases. The community’s full support and cooperation are needed during the contact tracing phase. If you are contacted, please make every effort to respond timely to contact tracing calls from DCHHS and HPISD.

Additionally, cleaning protocols for the affected areas on campus have been implemented. These protocols were established by DCHHS guidelines and are outlined in HPISD’s Back to School plan.

The lab-confirmed staff member
will remain off campus for up to 14 days from last contact to prevent any further spread. In-person instruction will continue at Armstrong.

As always, please watch for symptoms of COVID-19. Any of the following symptoms indicate a possible COVID-19 infection:

  • Temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher when taken by mouth;
  • Sore throat;
  • New uncontrolled cough that causes difficulty breathing (or, for students with a chronic allergic/asthmatic cough, a change in their cough from baseline);
  • Diarrhea, vomiting, or abdominal pain; or
  • New onset of severe headache, especially with a fever.
  • Loss of taste or smell.


If you or any member of the Highland Park ISD community begins experiencing any of these symptoms in a way that is not typical, you are encouraged to contact your physician and the school nurse. Anyone who is lab-confirmed to have COVID-19, please notify Armstrong school nurse Kim Oliver at (214) 780-3120.
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All student families at Armstrong Elementary School were notified about one (1) lab-confirmed case of COVID-19 involving a student. The student was present on the Armstrong campus for in-person instruction last Thursday, Sept. 24. Because of privacy requirements, the name of the student will not be released.

The Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) Department has been contacted about this new case. All students and staff who were determined to be in close contact have been notified or are in the process of being notified directly by DCHHS and the campus nurse. The community’s full support and cooperation are needed during the contact tracing phase. If you are contacted, please make every effort to respond timely to contact tracing calls from DCHHS and HPISD.

Additionally, cleaning protocols for the affected areas on campus have been implemented. These protocols were established by DCHHS guidelines and are outlined in HPISD’s Back to School plan.

The lab-confirmed student and those who were determined to be in close contact
will remain off campus for up to 14 days from last contact to prevent any further spread. In-person instruction will continue at Armstrong.

As always, please watch for symptoms of COVID-19. Any of the following symptoms indicate a possible COVID-19 infection:

  • Temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher when taken by mouth;
  • Sore throat;
  • New uncontrolled cough that causes difficulty breathing (or, for students with a chronic allergic/asthmatic cough, a change in their cough from baseline);
  • Diarrhea, vomiting, or abdominal pain; or
  • New onset of severe headache, especially with a fever.
  • Loss of taste or smell.


If you or any member of the Highland Park ISD community begins experiencing any of these symptoms in a way that is not typical, you are encouraged to contact your physician and the school nurse. Anyone who is lab-confirmed to have COVID-19, please notify Armstrong school nurse Kim Oliver at (214) 780-3120.
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September 28, 2020
 
Two (2) staff members previously lab-confirmed with COVID-19 have been cleared today to return to in-person instruction and campus activities. There were no active cases at Armstrong Elementary on Sept. 28.

All student families at Armstrong Elementary School were notified about one (1) new lab-confirmed case of COVID-19 involving a staff member. The staff member was last present on the Armstrong campus for in-person instruction last week on Friday, Sept. 11 and is not believed to have had the virus at that time. Because of privacy requirements, the name of the staff member will not be released.

The Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) Department has been contacted about this new case. Additionally, cleaning protocols on campus have been implemented. These protocols were established by DCHHS guidelines and are outlined in HPISD’s Back to School plan.

The lab-confirmed staff member will remain off campus for up to 14 days from last contact to prevent any further spread. In-person instruction will continue at Armstrong.

As always, please watch for symptoms of COVID-19. Any of the following symptoms indicate a possible COVID-19 infection:

  • Temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher when taken by mouth;
  • Sore throat;
  • New uncontrolled cough that causes difficulty breathing (or, for students with a chronic allergic/asthmatic cough, a change in their cough from baseline);
  • Diarrhea, vomiting, or abdominal pain; or
  • New onset of severe headache, especially with a fever.
  • Loss of taste or smell.

If you or any member of the Highland Park ISD community begins experiencing any of these symptoms in a way that is not typical, you are encouraged to contact your physician and the school nurse. Anyone who is lab-confirmed to have COVID-19, please notify Armstrong school nurse Kim Oliver at (214) 780-3120.
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Staff members at Armstrong Elementary were notified that an employee present at the school on August 27 received a lab-confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19. Staff members considered to have been in close contact with the confirmed employee were contacted individually by Human Resources staff. The staff member diligently followed all safety protocols while present on campus, which greatly reduces the potential spread of COVID-19. 

To maintain the confidentiality of the employee and their family, the name of the individual was not shared. Staff members were advised to monitor their health and contact both HPISD's Human Resources staff and their primary care physician if symptoms developed.

REMINDER:  Any employee who has been exposed or has a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19 is required to notify Human Resources as soon as possible.  A copy of test results may be uploaded confidentially using the Secure COVID Documentation Upload.