In this document, you will find the GCA’s guidelines, requirements, and recommendations regarding the Fall 2020 school year. We know that it’s imperative to allow our families time to prepare, and we appreciate your patience as we researched many options and gained input from various groups such as TEA, CDC, TAPPS, and local health officials, to assist with these recommendations. Determining requirements during a pandemic is a little like building a house in the sand. While we all desire the strongest foundation possible, we must acknowledge that many elements are outside of our control and can change at any moment. These guidelines have been developed in good faith based on what we know at this time. Our goal is to adhere to them to the best of our abilities, but it is imperative to allow for some flexibility as unforeseen changes arise. It is also critical to keep in mind the greater good of all our students, faculty, staff, and families as we navigate this process. Finally, this is still a work in progress. We are continuing to examine details and will share additional information as soon as it is available.