Incarnate Word Academy is committed to providing a safe environment for our students, faculty, and staff. We will continue to monitor the situation, prepare for possible outcomes, and keep you informed as the situation evolves.
Incarnate Word Academy will be closed and Distance Learning will continue through May 4. Please visit our Distance Learning webpage for more information.
Public health officials recommend the following steps people should take to reduce their risk of getting and spreading any viral respiratory infections. These include:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands.
- Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces.
- Stay at home and away from others if you are feeling ill.
Resources for Students and Families
- Talking to Children About COVID-19 – a resource from National Association of School Psychologists
- Coronavirus Q&A – Dr. Wesley Long, Regis parent and Director of Diagnostic Microbiology at Houston Methodist explains "How worried should you be?"
- "What to do if you are sick with Coronavirus" – info sheet from CDC
- Coronavirus FAQs - from Harris County Public Health
- Novel Coronavirus Information - from Harris County Public Health
- Coronavirus Video for children - BRAINPOP
- Talking to Kids about Coronavirus - Child Mind Institute
- How to Talk to Your Kids about Coronavirus - PBS for Parents
- K-12 grade level support - Scholastic
Event Changes and Cancellations
Cancelled: All extracurricular and club activities through April 3rd
Cancelled: All TAPPS athletic contests through April 12th
March 16th - 20th
Spring break extended
- Cancelled: Catholic Classic
- Cancelled: Dr. Fergie Visit (Infectious Disease Presentation)
- Classes to resume online
- Cancelled: Campus-Wide Mass
- Cancelled: Paradise Island