A+UP Charter Schools Houston

Updated: September 9, 2022

With COVID-19 cases making regular news in local school districts, A+UP has made adjustments that are in alignment with the latest guidance from the Houston Health Department and the CDC.

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: 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.