A+UP Charter Schools Houston
Updated: September 9, 2022
We are prepared for the very real possibility that our community will experience a COVID-19-related case this school year. We are aware of this probability and are prepared.
Please read the information below carefully, as it outlines the processes that we will follow, should a case be reported to us.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Who will my children be in contact with at school?
A: A+UP will organize all students into grade level cohorts. Students will be in a group with classmates and in a grade level group for lunch. Others your students will interact with include teaching staff.
Q: What is close contact?
A: The TEA has stated that close contact determinations are based on guidance outlined by
the CDC. See also: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/php/contact-tracing/contact-tracing-plan/appendix.html#contact. A close contact generally means someone who was within six feet of an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period. A close contact does not include:
• a person who is fully vaccinated;
• a person who was previously diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last three months; or
• a student who was within three to six feet of an infected student in a K-12 indoor classroom setting if both the infected student and the exposed student(s) correctly and consistently wore well-fitting masks the entire time.