Bandera ISD COVID-19 School Closure Information

Access distance learning assignments by clicking the Learning@Home button below.

Update 3: March 27, 2020--A Letter to the Community

Update 2: March 27, 2020--School Closure Extended Through April 17, 2020

Update: March 27, 2020--News for Next Week

Chromebook Checkout-Day 2: Monday, March 30, 2020

To better serve our students working from home, we ask that BISD parents please fill out the BISD Internet Access Survey. This information will allow BISD to know what type of technology access our students have while they are working from home, and to allow the Bandera Electric Cooperative to determine if the residence is eligible for BEC Fiber Internet Service.

If you do not have a reliable computer at home, and you are interested in checking out a BISD Chromebook for your child/children to use while they are working from home, BISD will hold a second Chromebook check out day on Monday, March 30, 2020 from 5:00-7:00 pm in the Bandera High School Cafeteria Bus Loop

We ask that all interested patrons fill out the Chromebook Checkout Form before arrival.

This will expedite the process, and limit your time in line. You may also fill out the Chromebook Checkout Form on site, as well.

Need A Desk for Learning at Home?

Meals Week of March 23, 2020

Update: March 25, 2020--A Message from the Superintendent

COVID-19 FAQS

Is Bandera ISD closed due to coronavirus concerns?

Yes, Bandera ISD will be closed through April 3, 2020

Will meals be available for students who need them?

Yes. Southwest Foodservice Excellence, LLC, the district’s food service provider, will provide meals for children under the age of 18 at Bandera Middle School (back parking lot) and Hill Country Elementary School (parent pick up). Breakfast will be delivered to vehicles from 8:00-9:00 am, and lunch will be delivered to vehicles from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm.

When will we know the impact this will have on the remainder of the school year?

Bandera ISD will be requesting a waiver from TEA so the instructional days lost would not have to be made up. Each school district will be required to show some degree of instructional support in order for the waiver to be granted. Our Learning Team is working hard now to determine what that will look like, especially for our youngest learners.

How will the closure impact the STAAR test?

As of Monday, March 16, 2020, Governor Greg Abbott announced that he would waive testing requirements for this year’s STAAR exam, as many schools expect to be closed at least through the April testing window, due to the new coronavirus.

How can my student continue learning from home?

Please visit the BISD Learning@Home page.

Will we be able to request transcripts during this closure?


Transcripts can be ordered by clicking the Transcript Request button on the Bandera High School homepage.

How can I stay informed?

Bandera ISD communicates important information on www.banderaisd.net, as well as through Remind and Facebook. To join Remind, text @cf4ak4 to 81010.

Update: March 20, 2020--Learning@Home FAQs & Changes to Meal Distribution and a Message from the Superintendent

Update: March 19, 2020--New Learning@Home Information

Update: March 18, 2020--School Closure Extended

Update: March 17, 2020--Learning@Home Site Launched

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Update: March 16, 2020--Message from the Superintendent

Update: March 13, 2020--School Closure

Bandera ISD will be closed March 16-20. Based on the current state of events regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19), it is out of an abundance of caution that Bandera ISD has made the decision to implement social distancing by closing school the week of March 16-20, 2020. This decision was made in an effort to limit, and hopefully prevent, any potential exposure to students, staff, and community.

In addition, all extracurricular activities, events, and practices have been cancelled for BISD during the week of March 16-20. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends, “Discourage children and teens from gathering in other public places while school is dismissed….” BISD appreciates your support in encouraging your children to maintain social distancing and to use healthy practices, most especially thorough handwashing. For more information, visit https://tinyurl.com/healthtipsbisd.

We will remain in close communication with local and state health authorities and provide ongoing updates, as they become available, on our BISD website, Remind, and social media.

We urge everyone to follow all health guidelines to keep you and your families protected. We thank you for your support and we appreciate your understanding.

For further Information, please visit the following resources:

Centers for Disease Control

Texas Department of State Health Services

Talking to Kids about COVID-19