Covid-19 Information Center

Updates on TCAA's Response to COVID-19

TCCA continues to closely monitor the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. This page serves as TCCA’s official source of information, updates, and guidance.

The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is a rapidly evolving and emerging situation. Texas Center for Arts + Academics’ leadership team will continue to follow the guidance from the Governor, and monitor federal, state, and local agencies and surrounding school districts. When we feel it is safe for our children and staff, we will reopen. 

Updates will be posted below as they become available. 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

How does this impact student learning?

As of March 23rd, all students at Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts and Texas School of the Arts are learning remotely. Students will continue to learn remotely until deemed safe to return to school by Tarrant County and the State of Texas.

What if a student doesn't have computer or internet access?

If your FWAFA or TeSA student does not have access to a computer or internet access, please reach out to ______ to arrange a pick up of a computer and/or hot spot at one of our campuses. We have chrome books available for our students to use during this time.

Are special events continuing?

All school-sponsored events, performances, activities, and conservatory classes will be postponed during this time period. Along with the closure of our schools, it is with heavy hearts that we will need to cancel the following school activities and performances:

FWAFA
James and the Giant Peach
All Art Shows
Cabaret
All Spring Choir Performances
The Ballet
Prom
Senior Trip

TeSA
All Spring Musicals/Showcases
All Spring Art Shows

All paid activity fees related to these performances as well as senior trip costs will be refunded. Students and parents should expect these refunds to arrive by the end of the school year. If fees were paid via credit card, they will be refunded via credit card. If fees were paid with cash and/or checks, refund checks will be mailed. Please be patient, as we are working with limited resources.

Prom and Graduation activities are also postponed until further notice or until a virtual plan can be created.

Will conservatory education activities move online?

For our conservatory students, we are offering refunds or the option to move their tuition to the following term. We are not holding virtual education for our conservatories at this time. With questions about our conservatory activities please reach out to Sheyna Ferraro at sheyna.ferrero@artsacademics.org

Who to contact?

As we work to remain operational during this evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) response, here are some key strategies and resources to help your students make the shift to learning remotely.

For Questions about Our Charter Schools:
Betsy Compton
Send Email

For Questions about our Community Programs:
Sheyna Ferrero
Send Email

For Questions for our Communications Team:
Monica Sheehan
Send Email

Protecting Our TCAA Community

TCAA always recommends our community members follow CDC and public health guidelines, which are similar to what is recommended during cold and flu season, including:

  • Stay home if you are sick and seek medical attention.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve when coughing or sneezing.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water or an alcohol-based sanitizer.

Our facilities and janatorial staff have increased their efforts to deep clean our campuses and conservatory spaces, including focused sanitization of touch points such as handrails, door handles, common spaces, common area seating and tables, etc. While no students or staff are on campus, this helps us ensure that when we are able to return, we come back to a safe and clean space for all. 

We take the health and safety of our TCAA family seriously. There will be many questions and challenges that we will need to resolve together during this unprecedented situation. We will continue our efforts and implement new procedures and guidelines as warranted. We appreciate the work of our faculty and staff as they prepare to protect our campus and assist our students to complete the semester successfully.

Please read our frequently asked questions section to get quick answers to your questions or use the contact information listed above to reach out to one of our staff members.