Crosby ISD changes athletics, bus policies

Athletic physicals at Crosby ISD this year have undergone policy changes related to the COVID 19 outbreak, UIL has modified the requirements for students who are involved in extracurricular activities to the following:

All incoming 7th graders who are interested in athletics are required to get a physical.

All incoming 9th graders who are interested in band are required to get a physical.

All students who did not have a physical for the 2019-2020 school year are required to get a physical.

All students who have a physical on file with the Athletic Trainers for the 2018- 2019 (band only) and 2019-2020 school year are only required to complete a medical history form.

In addition to the requirements listed above, Crosby ISD and UIL have additional steps that must be completed by students to be eligible for participation in extracurricular activities.

All incoming 7th graders must have a heart screening.

All students who have never had heart screening must have one.

If you would like to have a heart screening for your child and have had one in prior years, please set up an appointment with the Athletic Trainers, and we will be happy to provide one.

All students must complete all UIL forms that is on Rankone. https:// content/

The forms can also be found on the athletics webpage under quick links.

All questions regarding physicals, heart screenings, and Rankone forms, as well as completed physicals or medical history forms can be emailed to the Head Athletic Trainer at

According to Dr. Scott Davis, Superintendent:

“We will begin face-to-face instruction on campuses for those students whose parents have already indicated that in fact next Tuesday, September 8th. Parents may still choose remote instruction at any time by communicating with your child’s campus. Switching from remote to face-to-face instruction will occur, again by parent choice, after the end of the first grading period on October 16.

“We will communicate bus route pick-ups/dropoffs on the website at 8:00 a.m. on 9/3. Again, many of the dropoff/pick-up locations have changed due to needs we all have for timing of routes and the delays that will come with screening students prior to getting on the buses. Also, please remember that students in grades 5 and lower must have a responsible adult/parent accompany them to the stops and remain with them until they get on the bus. We will require face masks/face shields on all students and this involves transportation.

“We will also be taking temperatures of each student getting on the bus and give them a dose of hand sanitizer. This will be different, so please be patient and encouraging with your child and your drivers. CISD updates the number of staff COVID cases and the number of staff COVID quarantines each day. We had indicated that this would be weekly, but it is just as easy to do on a daily basis, so please note that change. This school year is very different than anything we have ever experienced. It is up to everyone to be patient, understanding, and thoughtful in how we go about each and every day with each other. Obviously, we wish this school year was ‘just like normal.’ I am sorry that it is not, But we are facing every challenge as it presents itself. I would like to say that CISD has thought of everything, but this global pandemic has shown us, time and time again, that we must remain flexible and ready to face challenges on a daily basis. We can and will do this for our students. We can and will do this together.”