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Entire Alvarado HS band to quarantine after 3 positive COVID-19 cases | Here are the cases at local schools

So far, there have been at least 20 districts that have publicly reported any confirmed COVID-19 cases in students and staff members who were on campus.

Editor's Note: This story will be continuously updated as information on cases is released. These are the cases that have been made public by school districts.

Many districts in North Texas went back to in-person classes after the Labor Day holiday. In August, more than 20 school districts returned to in-person classes.

So far, there have been at least 20 districts that have reported confirmed COVID-19 cases in students and staff members who were on campus.

RELATED: Tarrant County COVID-19 school data

Alvarado ISD

All 132 Alvarado High School band members will quarantine until Oct. 24 after three cases of coronavirus were confirmed within the marching band sphere.

Per the Alvarado Independent School District, two students and an educator had tested positive and the district was working to identify those who came into close contact with those individuals. 

School officials said the decision to quarantine was made out of "an abundance of caution." It also came after the band participated in an outdoor pep rally Wednesday night. 

"This decision was made with the safety and health of all students in mind and wanting to keep the cases and any potential exposure isolated," school officials said. 

Quarantined students don't have to get tested for the virus unless they start showing symptoms, the district said on Facebook. Siblings of students quarantined inside AISD don't have to quarantine either. 

According to data posted on the TEA website, Alvarado ISD had three total cases among students in grades 7-12, as of the week ending Oct. 13. It is not clear if those are the three cases on the band.

A large scare swept throughout the band. Friday night is the school's homecoming, a special evening no doubt for seniors. 

Senior and Color Guard Captain Emily Geer told WFAA that when the school made the announcement--she expected she and her friends would miss what limited festivities were being held.

"This has been like one of the biggest things for my senior year that I've been waiting for," Geer said. "I felt like I wasn't going to get this memory again." 

Geer's mom Brigitte tried staying positive, she knew that the district made the right move but didn't want her daughter missing out on the chance to make the memories she's earned. 

"It broke my heart because I knew her heart was breaking," Geer's mom said. 

"All the time and money and effort spent towards homecoming, it just made me so sad to know how devastated she was." 

Some good news came late Thursday, however. 

The district told WFAA that homecoming would be rescheduled after concerns were raised about the band missing their big night. 

But Geer and her mother wonder if COVID-19 will impact any other senior moments. 

"I feel like the whole year might be impacted by this," Geer's mom said. 

Weatherford ISD

Seguin Elementary in Weatherford Independent School District moved from in-person learning to remote learning on Oct. 9. 

This happened after someone who had close contact with a significant number of students and staff tested positive for COVID-19, according to the letter from Seguin Principal Jessica Duenez.

Face-to-face learning will resume on Oct. 22.

The elementary's Kanga Care Clinic will be available to students and staff during the temporary closure. The district is also allowing families to pick up technology, internet devices and prescription medications.

Child Nutrition will distribute meals to families of Seguin Elementary students. Parents can pick these up at the front entrance of Curtis Elementary School from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. every Monday and Wednesday starting Oct. 14.

Mineral Wells ISD

Mineral Wells ISD says students who are failing multiple courses or are unengaged will be required to return to in-person learning on Oct. 19 because  "many remote learning students have not been successful at all."

"Several have never logged in or communicated at all in six weeks," the district said in a letter to parents.

The district will contact parents/guardians at the end of the upcoming three week period if their child has been unsuccessful with remote learning.

The district encourages parents to bring students back sooner if it is clear their student is not succeeding.

Remote learners who have been successful will be allowed to continue to learn from home.

Parents with children who are failing but do not want them to return to campus may choose to withdraw to homeschool, withdraw and enroll in a charter or private school with virtual learning or request a transfer to another district that offers virtual learning.

Prosper ISD

Cockrell Elementary in the Prosper Independent School District is switching to full time virtual learning from Oct. 5 to Oct. 13 due to a high number of COVID-19 cases. 

As of Monday, Oct. 5, the district said there were 19 confirmed cases at the school. 

The district had 46 active cases among students and 10 among employees as of Monday.

As of Sept. 11, there are four active cases in students, according to the district's case dashboard. No staff members were active cases at the time.

The cases on Sept. 11 were at Folsom Elementary, Hays Middle School, and two cases at Stuber Elementary.

On Aug. 26, there were three active cases; at Hays Middle School, Prosper High School and Windsong Ranch Elementary.

On Aug. 18, the district reported a positive case at Prosper High School.

Carroll ISD

A student at Rockenbaugh Elementary School who was learning online tested positive for COVID-19, the district announced Tuesday. Two staff members who came in contact with the student will be quarantined.

That is the first case at the school.

On Monday, the district announced that 14 students at Carroll ISD will have to learn virtually due to close contact with a student-athlete who tested positive for COVID-19.

Tuesday's girls volleyball match between Grapevine and Carroll ISD was canceled due to COVID-19 precautions, the Lady Dragon Volleyball account tweeted.

The district notified families about that student-athlete who tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday and was last on campus Friday, Sept. 18.

There were 14 students who were considered close contacts due to their proximity/time near the COVID-19 positive person in class.

Those determined to be close contacts have already been notified directly and are required to stay home and move to virtual instruction for 14 days from last exposure, the district said. No staff members were identified as close contacts.  

Tarrant County Public Health was contacted, the district said.

On Sept. 1, five students were quarantining after a teacher at Walnut Grove Elementary School tested positive for COVID-19, the district said. The teacher consistently wore a face mask/shield and was not in close proximity with individual students for more than 15 minutes without their desk shields in place.

Those students were in the front row seats of the classroom, the district said.

In an unrelated case, the district also reported a positive case in the Facilities Department. The person did not come in close contact with any students or staff members. So far, eight employees at the Facilities Department have tested positive in the past two weeks.

On Aug. 31, the district said a student at Carroll High School tested positive and two other unrelated positive cases were reported for two employees at the district's facilities department. Sixteen students were quarantined as a result.

On Aug. 28, district officials reported a separate case in a student who attends Durham Intermediate School who had experienced symptoms on Aug. 27.

On Aug. 17, the district had reported seven staff members test positive for COVID-19 as well, five of whom work at the Carroll ISD Facilities Department.

On Aug. 6, school officials were notified that a staff member working on the Eubanks Intermediate School campus tested positive for COVID-19, the district said. The person has since recovered. 

On Aug. 7, a Carroll Elementary staff member tested positive for COVID-19.

The district is updating a data dashboard with the cases.

Malakoff ISD

District officials at Malakoff ISD in Henderson County confirmed Sunday that another student at the district's high school had tested positive for COVID-19.

Another student at Malakoff High School tested positive for COVID-19, officials announced in a letter to parents Sunday, prompting administrators to close the high school campus for three days from Monday, Sept. 21 through Wednesday, Sept. 23. 

The school will have a deep cleaning on Monday and students who had "close contact" with the student who tested positive will be contacted, according to officials. The closure will also prompt some homecoming activities to be rescheduled, but activities scheduled for Monday night at the high school "will be unaffected."

Students will shift to remote learning for the duration of the closure and officials expect to have an update sometime after 1 p.m. Wednesday.  

Grapevine-Colleyville ISD

Grapevine-Colleyville ISD is updating a COVID-19 case dashboard for schools in their district.

As of Wednesday, there have been 19 student cases and six cases in staff members.

Grapevine High School has the most student ases with seven and Grapevine Middle School has the most staff cases with two.

Highland Park ISD

The football scrimmage between Highland Park High School and Trinity High School in Euless have been canceled after a number of varsity football players tested positive for COVID-19, Highland Park ISD officials confirm.

The district did not say how many players tested positive, and said they were in the process of contact tracing to see how many players, students and staff may have been in contact with those positive cases.

Any varsity player who had selected in-person instruction participated in classes remotely on Thursday, officials said.

Keller ISD

Keller ISD is updating a COVID-19 case dashboards for its schools.

As of Wednesday, there are 34 total active positive cases and 28 total inactive positive cases, meaning those people are past the infectious period and no longer in isolation.

The district defines active cases as a person who has tested positive and is currently in home isolation.

Fossil Ridge High School has the most active cases with 11. On Sept. 16, district officials said the school has transitioned to 14 days of remote learning due to positive cases and quarantines.

As of Sept. 16, the high school had 11 active cases among students and two among teachers.

However, contract tracing led to another 25 teachers needing to quarantine, school officials said, which made it too difficult to maintain proper staffing levels to stay open, the district said.

Decisions about how to handle active cases and quarantines will be made on a case-by-case basis, officials said.

Students and employees are expected to return to Fossil Ridge on Sept. 30.

This is not Keller ISD's first time dealing with COVID cases since school began. 

The district has reported a number of positive cases since the year began on Aug. 26. 

On Aug. 31, the district said three fifth-grade employees at Indian Springs Middle School tested positive. All of the building's fifth-graders home for remote learning on the first full day of school as a result.

Krum ISD

Students at Krum Middle School and Krum High School will learn remotely, the district said on Sept. 14. 

There are four staff members with active COVID-19 cases at the middle school. Two staff members and one student at the high school have active COVID-19 cases, according to the district's case dashboard.

It's unclear when they will return to in-person classes. The campuses are being cleaned.

Contact tracing is being conducted.

"Thank you for being patient as we investigate the extent of the exposure for all of our staff and students," the district said in a statement. "Please keep an eye on your email for additional notices tomorrow."

No extracurricular activities will be offered Monday at the high school or middle school.

Community ISD

Community ISD, 12 miles northeast of Rockwall, confirmed on Thursday that Edge Middle School will be shut down for five days due to the level of COVID-19 cases on campus and the level of staff who are unable to operate with in-person learning, the district said.

Students at Edge Middle School were released Wednesday in a staggered release throughout the day, the district said. Students will learn online through Sept. 16.

There were three staff members and five students who had tested positive for COVID-19.

Those eight cases were in close contact (6 feet or less) for 15 minutes or more with eight other staff members at the middle school. 

None of those staff members are exhibiting symptoms and were all wearing masks. They were quarantined out of an abundance of caution, the district said.

The district has five levels of COVID-19 and it reached level four on Wednesday. Level four is when either positive COVID-19 cases reach 5% of the population or if staff is unable to operate effectively with in-person learning. The eight cases are below the 5% threshold, but the close contacts among staff members were a concern.

The district hopes to return to in-person learning on Thursday, Sept. 17.

Frisco ISD

The district is updating a COVID-19 dashboard, which shows as of Friday afternoon that there are 49 active COVID-19 cases in the district, of which are 29 students and 20 staff members.

In the student cases, 21 of the students are on-campus cases and eight students are off-campus cases.

On-campus instruction began on Sept. 3.

Memorial High School has the most active cases with three student cases and two staff member case.

At the district offices, four staff members have tested positive.

Liberty High School has one student case and three staff member cases.

Alvord ISD

Two students in the district, one at Alvord Middle School and one at Alvord High School, tested positive for COVID-19, the district said on Wednesday, Sept. 9.

The district learned of the positive tests late Monday. In a letter to families, Superintendent Randy Brown said the district would close Tuesday to allow for cleaning and give the local health department time to notify those who may have been exposed.

The middle school student was last on campus on Aug. 28 and the high school student was on campus Sept. 4.

No other information will be released to protect the identity of the students, the district said.

Garland ISD

Garland ISD has a dashboard with confirmed COVID-19 cases in the district.

There are 33 active student cases and 13 active employee cases in Garland ISD, as of Friday, Sept. 11.

Students who have chosen in-person learning returned to campuses on Sept. 8.

There are 16 recovered staff cases and 33 recovered student cases.

There are five active student cases at North Garland High School, four active student cases at South Garland High School and three active student cases at Sellers Middle School and also at Naaman Forest High School.

There are two active staff cases each at Brandenburg Classical Center and Sachse High School.

Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD

The district is updating a dashboard with confirmed cases in the district.

As of Friday, Sept. 11, there has been one case reported in one student at each of the following schools: Greenfield Elementary, Parkview Elementary, Marine Creek Middle School and Boswell High School.

For cases in staff members, there has been one case reported at Bryson Elementary and Chisholm Ridge Elementary.

Keller ISD 

As of Friday, Sept. 11, there are 13 active positive cases of COVID-19, seven of which are students and six are employees.

There have been seven other cases in the district that have since recovered. Keller ISD started school on Wednesday, Aug. 26.

The district has been tracking cases on a COVID-19 dashboard.

On Sept. 2, two students at Keller High School have tested positive for COVID-19, the district said.

On Aug. 31, the district said three fifth-grade employees at Indian Springs Middle School tested positive. All of the building's fifth-graders home for remote learning on the first full day of school as a result.

Glen Rose ISD

An employee at Glen Rose Intermediate Campus has tested positive for COVID-19, district officials said Aug. 26. 

District officials said all campuses have been "thoroughly sanitized." The employee was last on campus on Aug. 24 and remains in isolation at home. Those who came in contact with the staff member will stay off-campus for 14 days. 

In-person classes resumed in the school district Aug. 12. Families were given the option of on-campus and virtual learning.

Azle ISD

Azle ISD officials confirmed Tuesday morning that the district has had two positive cases since the start of the school year. 

Officials said a staff member at Walnut Creek and a student at Azle elementary schools tested positive for coronavirus. 

District officials stated the staff member at Walnut Creek did not come into close contact with students. 

Health officials said all students and staff that came into close contact with the student at Azle elementary have been contacted by campus administration.

Mount Vernon ISD

Mount Vernon ISD said in a letter on Monday, Aug. 24 that two high school students tested positive for COVID-19. The district was notified on Aug. 23.

Those students were in attendance at school during the beginning of last week, the district said. The district said they notified any close contacts and the two students are self-quarantining.

"We believe the exposure was limited and that the rest of our students are safe to remain at school," the district said.

Plano ISD

Plano ISD officials confirmed to WFAA on Aug. 29 that a student at Jasper High School tested positive for COVID-19. 

District officials said they notified families and staff earlier this week. 

Officials also stated they contacted parents by phone for students who had close contact with the patient within the two days before the notice was sent. 

Wylie ISD

The district said Thursday that there was a positive COVID-19 cases at Cox and Birmingham elementary schools.

"Based‌ ‌on‌ ‌the‌ ‌information‌ ‌that‌ ‌we‌ ‌have‌ ‌gathered‌,‌‌ ‌‌the‌‌ ‌‌known‌ ‌'close‌ ‌contacts' ‌to‌ ‌the‌ ‌confirmed‌ ‌cases‌‌ ‌‌have‌ ‌been‌ ‌determined‌ and were sent separate notifications with more specific instructions for self-isolation," the district said.

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Lipan ISD

The district said on Aug. 18 that there were multiple cases of COVID-19 in students and staff members.

The district decided to switch to all online learning starting Aug. 20.

Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD

Three teachers from Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD have tested positive for the COVID-19, district officials said on Aug. 14.

Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD confirmed three teachers at Child Development Academy tested positive.

District leaders say they abiding by CDC's recommendations and requiring these teachers to quarantine at home for 14 days.

Parents who have children attending the Child Development Academy were notified and all staff members at the facility have been informed, officials said.

Due to recommendations from the Dallas County Health Department, the academy's building will be closed until further notice and undergo an in-depth cleaning and disinfection process.

Granbury ISD

A Granbury High School student tested positive and started school on Aug. 12 in-person, the district said.

A Granbury Middle School staff member tested positive for COVID-19 and was present on campus on Aug. 14, the district said.

Both were wearing a face covering but some students and staff may have been indirectly exposed, according to district officials.

"The staff member was wearing a face covering, however, some students and staff may have been indirectly exposed," the district said in a statement. "Operations at GMS will continue as usual and we will keep you apprised of further updates."

Burleson ISD

Three staff members at Burleson ISD received positive test results but had not been on campus or at work, officials said.

The staff members are self-isolating and district leaders said these cases are not expected to have an impact on the start of the school year. 

WFAA digital producer Jennifer Prohov contributed to this report.

WFAA reporter William Joy contributed to this report.

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