Continuity of Services

  • In the fall of 2021, CFISD returned to all students in-person learning.  The district also provided the option for students in grades K-6 the opportunity to participate in Temporary Virtual Learning until a vaccine was widely available for students in these grade levels.

    The vaccine became available in the late fall of 2021 and Temporary Virtual Learning ended on December 17, 2021.  All CFISD students returned to in-person learning on January 4, 2022. 

    Pending Texas Education Agency approval, if the district experiences high transmission that warrants closure of the district, all CFISD students may engage in asynchronous/synchronous learning via CFISD connect.  All students have access to a Chromebook and a hotspot (if needed) to facilitate continuity of learning. 

Academic Overview

  • Based on assessments given at the beginning, middle, and end of year, the academic needs of each student will be addressed using the methods outlined below.

    • Determine student learning needs using ongoing, locally developed assessments and subsequent data analysis.
    • Providing additional learning opportunities for students such as before and after school programs, extended summer school programs for all students, tutoring, and learning opportunities embedded within the school day
    • Hiring of additional staff based on campus needs such as a class-size reduction teacher, content interventionist or content specialist
    • Purchasing of additional supplies and materials to support learning initiatives and interventions that differentiate for the academic needs of all students
    • Providing professional development for all teachers to improve student performance
    • Expanding the school start/end times at all 92 campuses to facilitate interventions designed to accelerate learning

Mental Health Wellness

  • CFISD provides a robust set of programs to support the mental health needs of our students and staff.  These supports have been accelerated based on COVID-19 and additional needs that have arisen due to time away from school and learning loss.  The supports listed below are ongoing and adjusted based on individual student and staff needs.

    Student Support


    • Evidence-based response services include:
      • Crisis intervention
      • Individual counseling
      • Group counseling
      • Behavior management
      • Substance use prevention
      • Mandatory reporting
      • Suicide Risk screening
      • Behavioral Threat Team Input
      • Homeless liaison
      • Community referrals
      • Youth Service Specialists
      • Food Pantry Distribution for families in need
      • Clothing Closet available for students in need of clothing

    • Evidenced-based resources to support Guidance and Counseling and Psychological Services initiatives
    • Interactive online program for staff to address suicide prevention and trauma-informed care
    • Curriculum and training to address multiple aspects of mental health in children and youth
    • Programs that address the five areas of competence identified in the “Casel Model”: self-awareness, social awareness, self-management, relationship skills and responsible decision-making
    • Implementation of a Mental Health Intervention Team with core duties related to suicide prevention and response, threat prevention and response, general mental health, and crisis response.


    Staff Support

    Cypress-Fairbanks ISD values and appreciates its dedicated staff.  We realize that as we focus on support for students, we must also include the adults that help lead and educate our students every day.  The supports listed below are ongoing and available to all staff.

    • Employee Assistance Program (ComPsych)
    • CFISD Employee Wellness Line (Virtual or face to face)
    • Virtual Recharging Station
    • Mental Health Intervention Counselors and Substance Use Intervention Counselor trained as Mental Health America's Emotional Backpack Project Train the Trainers
    • Staff Mental Health Resource Newsletter
    • Mental Health Minute (2 per month in English & 1 per month in Spanish)
    • Guidance and Counseling Community Resource Guide
    • Open Door Policy from all counselors on all campuses to all teachers and staff