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Highland Park Middle School COVID Cases

March 26, 2021
 
All student families at HPMS were notified by email that there is one (1) new lab-confirmed case of COVID-19 involving a student. The student was last on campus March 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 this case. 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 a thorough contact-tracing investigation. 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. If you are contacted, please make every effort to respond timely to contact tracing calls from DCHHS and HPISD.
 
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 MIS/HPMS and you will be kept apprised of any further updates.
 
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. Remember to wear a mask when in public, practice social distancing guidelines, and wash or sanitize hands frequently to help prevent the spread of the virus.
 
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
  • 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 should notify HPMS school nurse Rachel Stienke at (214) 780-3620.
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March 5, 2021
 
One (1) student previously lab-confirmed with COVID-19 has been cleared to return to in-person instruction and campus activities. 
March 4, 2021
 
One (1) student previously lab-confirmed with COVID-19 has been cleared to return to in-person instruction and campus activities. 
All student families at HPMS were notified by email that there is one (1) new lab-confirmed case of COVID-19 involving a student. The student was last on campus Feb. 22. 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 a thorough contact-tracing investigation. 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. If you are contacted, please make every effort to respond timely to contact tracing calls from DCHHS and HPISD.
 
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 MIS/HPMS and you will be kept apprised of any further updates.
 
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. Remember to wear a mask when in public, practice social distancing guidelines, and wash or sanitize hands frequently to help prevent the spread of the virus.
 
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
  • 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 should notify HPMS school nurse Rachel Stienke at (214) 780-3620.
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All student families at HPMS were notified by email that there is one (1) new lab-confirmed case of COVID-19 involving a student. The student was last on campus Feb. 22. 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 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 a thorough contact-tracing investigation. 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. If you are contacted, please make every effort to respond timely to contact tracing calls from DCHHS and HPISD.
 
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 MIS/HPMS and you will be kept apprised of any further updates.
 
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. Remember to wear a mask when in public, practice social distancing guidelines, and wash or sanitize hands frequently to help prevent the spread of the virus.
 
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
  • 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 should notify HPMS school nurse Rachel Stienke at (214) 780-3620.
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February 22, 2021
 
One (1) staff member and six (6) students previously lab-confirmed with COVID-19 have been cleared to return to in-person instruction and campus activities. 
February 11, 2021
 
One (1) staff member previously lab-confirmed with COVID-19 has been cleared to return to in-person instruction and campus activities. 
February 10, 2021
 
One (1) student previously lab-confirmed with COVID-19 has been cleared to return to in-person instruction and campus activities. 
February 8, 2021
 
One (1) student and two (2) staff members previously lab-confirmed with COVID-19 have been cleared to return to in-person instruction and campus activities. 
All student families at HPMS were notified by email that there is one (1) new lab-confirmed case of COVID-19 involving a staff member and two (2) involving students. The individuals were last on campus as recently as Feb. 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 a thorough contact-tracing investigation. 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. If you are contacted, please make every effort to respond timely to contact tracing calls from DCHHS and HPISD.
 
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 MIS/HPMS and you will be kept apprised of any further updates.
 
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. Remember to wear a mask when in public, practice social distancing guidelines, and wash or sanitize hands frequently to help prevent the spread of the virus.
 
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
  • 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 should notify HPMS school nurse Rachel Stienke at (214) 780-3620.
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All student families at HPMS were notified by email that there is one (1) new lab-confirmed case of COVID-19 involving a student. The individual was last on campus Feb. 1. 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 a thorough contact-tracing investigation. 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. If you are contacted, please make every effort to respond timely to contact tracing calls from DCHHS and HPISD.
 
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 MIS/HPMS and you will be kept apprised of any further updates.
 
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. Remember to wear a mask when in public, practice social distancing guidelines, and wash or sanitize hands frequently to help prevent the spread of the virus.
 
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
  • 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 should notify HPMS school nurse Rachel Stienke at (214) 780-3620.
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All student families at HPMS were notified by email that there are two (2) new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 involving students and one (1) involving a staff member assigned to the campus. The individuals were last on campus as recently as Jan. 29. 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 a thorough contact-tracing investigation. 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. If you are contacted, please make every effort to respond timely to contact tracing calls from DCHHS and HPISD.
 
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 MIS/HPMS and you will be kept apprised of any further updates.
 
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. Remember to wear a mask when in public, practice social distancing guidelines, and wash or sanitize hands frequently to help prevent the spread of the virus.
 
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
  • 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 should notify HPMS school nurse Rachel Stienke at (214) 780-3620.
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February 1, 2021
 
One (1) student previously lab-confirmed with COVID-19 has been cleared to return to in-person instruction and campus activities. 
All student families at HPMS were notified by email that there is one (1) new lab-confirmed case of COVID-19 involving a student. The individual was last on campus Jan. 27. 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 a thorough contact-tracing investigation. 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. If you are contacted, please make every effort to respond timely to contact tracing calls from DCHHS and HPISD.
 
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 MIS/HPMS and you will be kept apprised of any further updates.
 
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. Remember to wear a mask when in public, practice social distancing guidelines, and wash or sanitize hands frequently to help prevent the spread of the virus.
 
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
  • 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 should notify HPMS school nurse Rachel Stienke at (214) 780-3620.
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All student families at HPMS were notified by email that there is one (1) new lab-confirmed case of COVID-19 involving a staff member. The individual was last on campus Jan. 27. 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 a thorough contact-tracing investigation. 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. If you are contacted, please make every effort to respond timely to contact tracing calls from DCHHS and HPISD.
 
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 MIS/HPMS and you will be kept apprised of any further updates.
 
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. Remember to wear a mask when in public, practice social distancing guidelines, and wash or sanitize hands frequently to help prevent the spread of the virus.
 
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
  • 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 should notify HPMS school nurse Rachel Stienke at (214) 780-3620.
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January 27, 2021
 
One (1) student previously lab-confirmed with COVID-19 has been cleared to return to in-person instruction and campus activities. 
All student families at HPMS were notified by email that there are two (2) new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 involving students. The individuals were last on campus as recently as Jan. 25. 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 a thorough contact-tracing investigation. 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. If you are contacted, please make every effort to respond timely to contact tracing calls from DCHHS and HPISD.
 
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 MIS/HPMS and you will be kept apprised of any further updates.
 
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. Remember to wear a mask when in public, practice social distancing guidelines, and wash or sanitize hands frequently to help prevent the spread of the virus.
 
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
  • 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 should notify HPMS school nurse Rachel Stienke at (214) 780-3620.
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All student families at HPMS were notified by email that there is one (1) new lab-confirmed case of COVID-19 involving a staff member. The individual was last on campus Jan. 21. 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 a thorough contact-tracing investigation. 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. If you are contacted, please make every effort to respond timely to contact tracing calls from DCHHS and HPISD.
 
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 MIS/HPMS and you will be kept apprised of any further updates.
 
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. Remember to wear a mask when in public, practice social distancing guidelines, and wash or sanitize hands frequently to help prevent the spread of the virus.
 
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
  • 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 should notify HPMS school nurse Rachel Stienke at (214) 780-3620.
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January 22, 2021
 
One (1) student previously lab-confirmed with COVID-19 has been cleared to return to in-person instruction and campus activities. 
All student families at HPMS were notified by email that there is one (1) new lab-confirmed case of COVID-19 involving a student. The student was last on campus Jan. 20. 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 a thorough contact-tracing investigation. 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. If you are contacted, please make every effort to respond timely to contact tracing calls from DCHHS and HPISD.
 
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 MIS/HPMS and you will be kept apprised of any further updates.
 
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. Remember to wear a mask when in public, practice social distancing guidelines, and wash or sanitize hands frequently to help prevent the spread of the virus.
 
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
  • 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 should notify HPMS school nurse Rachel Stienke at (214) 780-3620.
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January 20, 2021
 
Two (2) students previously lab-confirmed with COVID-19 have been cleared to return to in-person instruction and campus activities. 
All student families at HPMS were notified by email that there is one (1) new lab-confirmed case of COVID-19 involving a student. The student was last on campus Jan. 15. 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 a thorough contact-tracing investigation. 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. If you are contacted, please make every effort to respond timely to contact tracing calls from DCHHS and HPISD.
 
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 MIS/HPMS and you will be kept apprised of any further updates.
 
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. Remember to wear a mask when in public, practice social distancing guidelines, and wash or sanitize hands frequently to help prevent the spread of the virus.
 
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
  • 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 should notify HPMS school nurse Rachel Stienke at (214) 780-3620.
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January 15, 2021
 
One (1) student previously lab-confirmed with COVID-19 has been cleared to return to in-person instruction and campus activities. 
CORRECTION - One (1) case reported on Jan. 14 to be an HPMS student case is actually a student case at MIS. The data table on the Highland Park ISD COVID page has been updated to reflect this correction and families at both MIS and HPMS have been notified.
All student families at HPMS were notified by email that there is one (1) new lab-confirmed case of COVID-19 involving a student. The student was last on campus Jan. 14. 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 a thorough contact-tracing investigation. 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. If you are contacted, please make every effort to respond timely to contact tracing calls from DCHHS and HPISD.
 
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 MIS/HPMS and you will be kept apprised of any further updates.
 
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. Remember to wear a mask when in public, practice social distancing guidelines, and wash or sanitize hands frequently to help prevent the spread of the virus.
 
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
  • 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 should notify HPMS school nurse Rachel Stienke at (214) 780-3620.
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All student families at HPMS were notified by email that there are two (2) new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 involving students. The students were last on campus as recently as today Jan. 14. 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 a thorough contact-tracing investigation. 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. If you are contacted, please make every effort to respond timely to contact tracing calls from DCHHS and HPISD.
 
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 MIS/HPMS and you will be kept apprised of any further updates.
 
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. Remember to wear a mask when in public, practice social distancing guidelines, and wash or sanitize hands frequently to help prevent the spread of the virus.
 
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
  • 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 should notify HPMS school nurse Rachel Stienke at (214) 780-3620.
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January 8, 2021
 
One (1) staff member and one (1) student previously lab-confirmed with COVID-19 have been cleared to return to in-person instruction and campus activities. 

January 4, 2021

During the winter break, three (3) students previously lab-confirmed with COVID-19 were cleared to return to in-person instruction and campus activities. 

Lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported during the winter break include three (3) cases involving staff members and two (2) 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 HPMS school nurse Rachel Stienke at (214) 780-3620.
All student families at HPMS were notified by email that there is one (1) new lab-confirmed case of COVID-19 involving a student. The students were last on campus as recently as Dec. 14. 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 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 a thorough contact-tracing investigation. 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. If you are contacted, please make every effort to respond timely to contact tracing calls from DCHHS and HPISD.
 
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 MIS/HPMS and you will be kept apprised of any further updates.
 
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. Remember to wear a mask when in public, practice social distancing guidelines, and wash or sanitize hands frequently to help prevent the spread of the virus.
 
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
  • 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 should notify HPMS school nurse Rachel Stienke at (214) 780-3620.
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All student families at HPMS were notified by email that there are two (2) new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 involving students. The students were last on campus as recently as Dec. 16. 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 a thorough contact-tracing investigation. 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. If you are contacted, please make every effort to respond timely to contact tracing calls from DCHHS and HPISD.
 
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 MIS/HPMS and you will be kept apprised of any further updates.
 
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. Remember to wear a mask when in public, practice social distancing guidelines, and wash or sanitize hands frequently to help prevent the spread of the virus.
 
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
  • 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 should notify HPMS school nurse Rachel Stienke at (214) 780-3620.
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All student families at HPMS were notified by email that there is one (1) new lab-confirmed case of COVID-19 involving a student. The student was last on campus Dec. 7. 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 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 a thorough contact-tracing investigation. 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. If you are contacted, please make every effort to respond timely to contact tracing calls from DCHHS and HPISD.
 
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 MIS/HPMS and you will be kept apprised of any further updates.
 
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. Remember to wear a mask when in public, practice social distancing guidelines, and wash or sanitize hands frequently to help prevent the spread of the virus.
 
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
  • 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 should notify HPMS school nurse Rachel Stienke at (214) 780-3620.
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December 10, 2020
 

One (1) student previously lab-confirmed with COVID-19 has been cleared today to return to in-person instruction and campus activities. 

December 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. 
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. 

December 7, 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 HPMS were notified by email that there is one (1) new lab-confirmed case of COVID-19 involving a student. The student was last on campus Dec. 1. 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 a thorough contact-tracing investigation. 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. If you are contacted, please make every effort to respond timely to contact tracing calls from DCHHS and HPISD.
 
The lab-confirmed case and those 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 MIS/HPMS and you will be kept apprised of any further updates.
 
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. Remember to wear a mask when in public, practice social distancing guidelines, and wash or sanitize hands frequently to help prevent the spread of the virus.
 
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
  • 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 should notify HPMS school nurse Rachel Stienke at (214) 780-3620.
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December 3, 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 HPMS were notified by email that there is one (1) new lab-confirmed case of COVID-19 involving a student. The student was last on campus Nov. 20. 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 a thorough contact-tracing investigation. 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. If you are contacted, please make every effort to respond timely to contact tracing calls from DCHHS and HPISD.
 
The lab-confirmed case and those 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 MIS/HPMS and you will be kept apprised of any further updates.
 
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. Remember to wear a mask when in public, practice social distancing guidelines, and wash or sanitize hands frequently to help prevent the spread of the virus.
 
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
  • 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 should notify HPMS school nurse Rachel Stienke at (214) 780-3620.
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November 30, 2020
 
Three (3) students and two (2) staff members previously lab-confirmed with COVID-19 have been cleared today to return to in-person instruction and campus activities. 
All student families at HPMS were notified by email that there is one (1) new lab-confirmed case of COVID-19 involving a staff member. The staff member was last on campus Nov. 24. 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 a thorough contact-tracing investigation. 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. If you are contacted, please make every effort to respond timely to contact tracing calls from DCHHS and HPISD.
 
The lab-confirmed case and those 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 MIS/HPMS and you will be kept apprised of any further updates.
 
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. Remember to wear a mask when in public, practice social distancing guidelines, and wash or sanitize hands frequently to help prevent the spread of the virus.
 
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
  • 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 should notify HPMS school nurse Rachel Stienke at (214) 780-3620.
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All student families at Highland Park Middle School have been notified that there is one (1) new lab-confirmed case of COVID-19 involving a student and one (1) involving a staff member. The student was last on campus Nov. 19 and the staff member was last on campus Nov. 20. The contact tracing investigation, conducted in collaboration with the Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHH) Department, has identified zero close contacts in both of 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 thorough contact-tracing investigations. 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 cases will remain off-campus for up to 14 days from the last contact to prevent any further spread. In-person instruction will continue at HPMS.

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 HPMS school nurse Rachel Stienke at (214) 780-3620.
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November 23, 2020
 

One (1) staff member previously lab-confirmed with COVID-19 has been cleared today to return to in-person instruction and campus activities. 

November 19, 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 Highland Park Middle School have been notified that there is one (1) new lab-confirmed case of COVID-19 involving a student The student was last on campus Nov. 16. 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 conducting thorough contact-tracing investigations. 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 the last contact to prevent any further spread. In-person instruction will continue at HPMS.

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 HPMS school nurse Rachel Stienke at (214) 780-3620.
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All student families at Highland Park Middle School have been notified that there is one (1) new lab-confirmed case of COVID-19 involving a student and two (2) involving staff members. The contact tracing investigation, conducted in collaboration with the Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) Department, has identified zero close contacts in the student case and in one of the staff cases. The second staff member was last on campus Nov. 13. 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 and, in collaboration with HPISD, is conducting thorough contact-tracing investigations. 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 cases and those who were determined to be in close contact will remain off-campus for up to 14 days from the last contact to prevent any further spread. In-person instruction will continue at HPMS.

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 HPMS school nurse Rachel Stienke at (214) 780-3620.
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All student families at Highland Park Middle School have been notified that there is one (1) new lab-confirmed case of COVID-19 involving a student. The student was last on campus Nov. 12. 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 and, in collaboration with HPISD, is conducting thorough contact-tracing investigations. 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 the last contact to prevent any further spread. In-person instruction will continue at HPMS.

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 HPMS school nurse Rachel Stienke at (214) 780-3620.
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All student families at Highland Park Middle School have been notified that there is one (1) new lab-confirmed case of COVID-19 involving a staff member. The staff member was last on campus Nov. 9. 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 and, in collaboration with HPISD, is conducting thorough contact-tracing investigations. 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 and those who were determined to be in close contact will remain off-campus for up to 14 days from the last contact to prevent any further spread. In-person instruction will continue at HPMS.

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 HPMS school nurse Rachel Stienke at (214) 780-3620.
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All student families at Highland Park Middle School have been notified that there is one (1) new lab-confirmed case of COVID-19 involving a student. The student was last on campus Monday, Nov. 9. 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 and, in collaboration with HPISD, is conducting thorough contact-tracing investigations. 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 the last contact to prevent any further spread. In-person instruction will continue at HPMS.

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 HPMS school nurse Rachel Stienke at (214) 780-3620.
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October 29, 2020
 
One (1) student previously lab-confirmed with COVID-19 has been cleared today to return to in-person instruction and campus activities. 
October 27, 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 Highland Park Middle School have been notified about one (1) new lab-confirmed case of COVID-19 involving a student. The student was last on campus on Oct. 19. 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 and, in collaboration with HPISD, is conducting thorough contact-tracing investigations. 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 the last contact to prevent any further spread. In-person instruction will continue at HPMS.

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 HPMS school nurse Rachel Stienke at (214) 780-3620.
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October 19, 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 Highland Park Middle School have been notified about one (1) new lab-confirmed case of COVID-19 involving a staff member. The staff member was last on campus on Oct. 15. 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 and, in collaboration with HPISD, is conducting thorough contact-tracing investigations. 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 and those who were determined to be in close contact will remain off-campus for up to 14 days from the last contact to prevent any further spread. In-person instruction will continue at HPMS.

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 HPMS school nurse Rachel Stienke at (214) 780-3620.
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October 16, 2020
 

One (1) student previously lab-confirmed with COVID-19 has been cleared today to return to in-person instruction and campus activities. 

October 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 Highland Park Middle School have been notified about one (1) new lab-confirmed case of COVID-19 involving a student. The student was last on campus on Oct. 9. 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 and, in collaboration with HPISD, is conducting thorough contact-tracing investigations. 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 the last contact to prevent any further spread. In-person instruction will continue at HPMS.

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 HPMS school nurse Rachel Stienke at (214) 780-3620.
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October 12, 2020
 

Six (6) students previously lab-confirmed with COVID-19 have been cleared today to return to in-person instruction and campus activities. 

All student families at Highland Park Middle School have been notified about one (1) lab-confirmed case of COVID-19 involving a student. The student was last on campus Sept. 29. 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.

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

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 HPMS school nurse Rachel Stienke at (214) 780-3620.
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All student families at Highland Park Middle School have been notified about one (1) lab-confirmed case of COVID-19 involving a student. The student was on campus last Friday, Oct. 2. 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.

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

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 HPMS school nurse Rachel Stienke at (214) 780-3620.
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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. 
October 6, 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 Highland Park Middle School have been notified about one (1) new lab-confirmed case of COVID-19 involving a student. The student was present on the HPMS campus Monday, Oct. 5. Because of privacy requirements, the student name 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 the last contact to prevent any further spread. In-person instruction will continue at HPMS.

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 HPMS school nurse Rachel Stienke at (214) 780-3620.
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All student families at Highland Park Middle School have been notified about five (5) new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 involving students. The students were present on the HPMS campus as late as Friday, Oct. 2. Because of privacy requirements, their names will not be released.
 

The Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) Department has been contacted about these new cases. 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 students and those who were determined to be in close contact will remain off-campus for up to 14 days from the last contact to prevent any further spread. In-person instruction will continue at HPMS.

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 HPMS school nurse Rachel Stienke at (214) 780-3620.
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All student families at Highland Park Middle School have been notified about two (2) new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 involving students. The students were present on the HPMS campus Wednesday, Sept. 30. Because of privacy requirements, their names will not be released.
 

The Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) Department has been contacted about these new cases. 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 students and those who were determined to be in close contact will remain off-campus for up to 14 days from the last contact to prevent any further spread. In-person instruction will continue at HPMS.

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 HPMS school nurse Rachel Stienke at (214) 780-3620.
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All student families at Highland Park Middle School have been notified about one (1) lab-confirmed case of COVID-19 involving a student. The student was present on the HPMS campus last Friday, Sept. 25. Because of privacy requirements, their names 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 the last contact to prevent any further spread. In-person instruction will continue at HPMS.

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 HPMS school nurse Rachel Stienke at (214) 780-3620.
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All student families at Highland Park Middle School have been notified about two (2) lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 involving one student and one staff member. The student was present on the HPMS campus last Wednesday, Sept. 23 and the staff member was on campus Friday, Sept. 25. Because of privacy requirements, their names will not be released.
 

The Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) Department has been contacted about these new cases. 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 the last contact to prevent any further spread. In-person instruction will continue at HPMS.

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 HPMS school nurse Rachel Stienke at (214) 780-3620.
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No COVID cases were reported between August 20 - September 27 at Highland Park Middle School.