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Karrer Campus



Dear Karrer Elementary Families, 


We want to thank you for your cooperation and hard work during the fall semester. Your daily commitment to follow the Marion ISD Re-Opening Guidelines created and maintained a safe, healthy campus for our students. 


As we enter 2021, we will continue to exercise the protocols put in place this fall. Please review the Marion ISD Re-Opening Guidelines or contact the Karrer Elementary Campus for procedural guidance specific to the campus.


On-campus and remote learning options are still available for students and families. Please review the following information carefully to understand the expectations for our students throughout the year. 


We are honored to serve the students and community of Marion. Please contact us if you have any questions or need guidance from our staff.




Paul Goetzke

Karrer Elementary, Principal

We are receiving updates and changes on a daily basis from local, state, and national authorities.  These guidelines may be subject to change as the pandemic situation remains fluid.



· Facial coverings are required for all district staff and students.

· Students will need to provide their own personal facemasks. (Dress code applies to student masks.) District will provide a mask if needed.

· All adults, including visitors, are required to wear a mask when entering the building, classroom, and/or office and must remain masked.



  • Students and staff will be educated on proper hand washing and Sanitizing during first day procedures
  • Students will be required to use hand sanitizer when entering and exiting a bus, classroom, and/or office area.




  • Parents and guardians are expected to screen their students daily for COVID 19 symptoms before sending them to school.
  • Students exhibiting symptoms must remain at home.
  • Marion ISD staff are expected to screen daily for COVID 19 symptoms as well as fill out the district screening form.


· Students and staff must wear a mask once they arrive on campus.

· Elementary campuses are closed prior to 7:15AM. Do not drop off students before this time.

· After putting your mask on/face covering, students may enter and go straight to their assigned classroom.

· Parents/guardians are encouraged to stay in their cars and not enter the building at this time.

· Alcohol-based hand sanitizer (GEL IN procedure) will be in place as students enter the building and their classroom.


· Students will remain in the classrooms and the campus will utilize the P.A. system to call car riders and buses to the loading areas. We will load busses in the front of the elementary and the car line will be in the back as normal. Parents, please have a hang tag displayed to expedite the process. This will help manage student movement in the building and decrease the risk of potential crowding outside at dismissal time.

· Sanitizing opportunities will be provided in class before dismissal.

· Early pick up will not be permitted 30 minutes before the end of the day.

· Students walking home must leave campus in a timely manner and continue to wear their mask and social distance until they are off campus.


· Teachers will monitor students throughout the day and refer to the nurse if symptoms are present.

· Teachers and students are required to wear masks.

· Each classroom will be outfitted with visual reminders of distancing requirements will be in all classrooms, marking off areas for common spaces and distancing best practices.

· Refillable alcohol-based hand sanitizer will be available and used routinely.

· Disinfectant wipes and sprays will be available to sanitize working surfaces.

Teachers will:

o Implement Gel In and Gel out procedure.

o Increase the space between desks and utilize every square inch of available space to create distance between students

o Keep classroom doors open to improve circulation and reduce the touching of the door handles.

o Wear their personal protective equipment at all times

o Teachers will wipe down students' desks upon arrival/dismissal.

Students will:

· Actively wear face masks and adhere to safety protocols outlined by the classroom teacher.

· Avoid sharing school supplies.

· Students will use hand sanitizers at the beginning and end of each class period. Gel in/Gel out.

· Avoid high-touch areas and items.

· Maintain proper social distancing at all times..



· Students and staff will wear protective face coverings and practice social distancing.

· When transitioning, students will travel in the halls utilizing the PAW prints (placed 6ft apart down the halls) to help social distance in a line.

· Traffic patterns will be established throughout the campus that separates individuals to the greatest extent possible.

· Classroom doors will be propped open to reduce high touch areas.

· Access to hand sanitizer will be provided throughout the campus.



  • Each classroom will be disinfected / sanitized daily.
  • All high touch areas will be disinfected multiple times
  • Cleaning wipes will be provided in all areas for disinfection purposes.
  • Custodians will wear masks and other personal protection devices when sanitizing.
  • Staff will have access to disinfectants to maintain the sanitation of their areas.
  • Custodial staff will have electrostatic sanitizer to aid in sanitation.


  • We strongly encourage limiting personal items on campus.
  • Students will use their backpacks for communication from school/home and for their jackets if need be.



· Students will not be allowed on the playscape equipment.

· Each classroom has a set of playground equipment for games and activities (balls, hoola hoops, etc.)

· Students will receive hand sanitizer when leaving the classroom for recess.

· Students will wash their hands when returning to the classroom after recess.

· Students recess schedules have been staggered.

· Students will have recess with their homeroom class.


· Students will remain with their homeroom class.

· Students will have 30 minutes of PE daily.

· PE will happen outside as much as possible. When the gym is utilized proper social distancing will be mandated.

· Student supplies will be cleaned and disinfected as much as possible for Challenge Lab activities and STREAM activities.



  • Visitors must go through the main office to sign in.
  • ARD meetings, 504 meetings and parent conferences will be held virtually as much as possible
  • Visitors are discouraged from routinely dropping off student items, including lunches.
  • Protocol for Student Pick-Up during the day
    • Call child’s campus, let them know your student will be picked up, and estimated time of arrival
    • Use hand sanitizer at the campus entrance door
    • Wear mask inside the building
    • Enter the building and sign your student out
    • Wait outside and a staff member will deliver your student to your vehicle.


  • Students will wear their masks and practice proper social distancing when using the restroom.
  • Students will practice proper handwashing and follow posted guidelines to ensure effective practices are used.
  • No more than three students in the bathroom at one time.
  • Because water fountains have shared surfaces, these will be disabled/turned off/covered.
  • Students are highly recommended to bring full water bottles from home in order to stay hydrated. Please write your students name on the bottle. We will have a no touch bottle filling station available for students to refill during the day.





On-Campus Learning

  • Follow Safety Guidelines Outlined in this Document
  • School Day: 7:40AM - 3:05PM
  • Students will be assigned a homeroom Teacher and instead of students rotating from class to class to different teachers in their POD, the teachers will rotate into the homerooms to minimize student transitions.


Remote Learning

  • Karrer students will engage in learning for every class period assigned
  • Students must complete daily check-in assignments.
  • Students must be active in class 90% of the days to be promoted to the next grade level.
  • Students who do not meet the attendance requirements will be required to repeat the grade level.
  • Parents and students will sign off on a remote-learning contract.

Dependent upon what learning option is selected on the Learning Option Commitment form, you will ALSO need to complete either the Parent-Student Remote Learning Contract or the Student-Parent On-Campus Learning Contract.

Transitioning Between Learning Options Timeline: Students/Families have specific dates that they are able to choose between the two learning options for the 2020-2021 school year.

  • August 3, 2020: Choice of Learning Options


  • Attendance will be taken each day for both on campus and virtual learning to ensure that students are actively engaged.
  • Students participating in remote learning are expected to be fully engaged and showing progress in their courses work each day.
  • Students will need to complete the posted daily check-in assignment for each course to earn attendance.
  • Students who do not complete the daily check-in assignment for the scheduled courses will be counted absent.
  • State attendance guidance states students must attend 90% of the days a course is offered in order to be awarded credit for the course and/or to be promoted to the next grade.
  • Students who do not meet the attendance requirements will be required to repeat the grade level.

Students and Parents will be asked to complete a Parent-Student Remote Learning Contract that outlines the student and the parent responsibilities during remote learning.



  • Students enrolled in remote learning will follow the same grading guidelines as students enrolled in on campus learning
  • The Marion ISD grading policies are published annually in the Elementary and Secondary Student Handbooks.




· Students will eat breakfast and lunch in the classroom.

· Students will have the option to order a breakfast or lunch from the cafeteria or bring one from home. (Students will be charged at the appropriate pricing for these meals. Example: free, reduced, or paid)

· Parents are discouraged from dropping off daily lunches.


  • All transportation staff required to wear facial coverings
  • All students, grades PK-12, are required to wear facial coverings while on bus
  • Bus seating will be assigned and every effort will be made to maintain social distancing
  • Students and staff required to use provided hand sanitizer upon boarding the bus
  • Bus windows will remain open to allow for additional ventilation and air flow
  • Buses will be thoroughly cleaned after each bus trip, focusing on high-touch surfaces such as bus seats, steering wheels, knobs, and door handles
  • Buses will be disinfected daily utilizing the electrostatic cleaner at the end of the day.













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Marion Independent School District  
211 West Otto St.  |  PO Box 189  |  Marion Tx. 78124
PHONE: (830) 914-2803 |  FAX: (830) 420-3268


School Hours:
Elementary Campuses (Krueger and Karrer) 
7:40 am to 3:00 pm

Secondary Campuses (Middle & High Schools)
8:30 am to 4:00 pm

In accordance with Title VI-Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX-Education Amendment of 1972, Section 504-Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title II of the American with Disabilities Act of 1992, the Marion Independent School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex or handicap.

Conforme al Título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964, al Título IX de las Enmiendas de Educación de 1972, a la Sección 504 de la Ley de Rehabilitación de 1973 y al Título II de la Ley sobre Estadounidenses con Discapacidades de 1992, el Marion Independent School District no discrimina por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, edad, sexo o discapacidad.

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