TISD Announces Plans To Close All Schools Starting Wednesday
Texarkana Independent School District announced this morning their intention of closing all campuses starting tomorrow, Wednesday, January 12 through Friday, January 14. Monday is a school holiday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day so, in-person classes will not resume until Tuesday, January 18.
This is all due to COVID-19 mitigation of course as infections have reached high levels in Texarkana once again making it increasingly hard to keep campuses open.
The full Release from TISD reads as follows:
Dear Parents, Guardians, and Staff,
The district monitors COVID-related data and activities each day in an effort to mitigate the spread of illness and maintain the continuity of regular school and business operations within the District.
Following careful consideration, the administration is closing all district operations, including all classes, from Wednesday, January 12 – Friday, January 14, 2022.
Monday, January 17 is the district’s Martin Luther King, Junior, holiday. Classes will resume on Tuesday, January 18.
The district assessed a wide range of internal and external indicators to determine the level of risk and/or possible disruption to campus operations. All data suggested a significant impact to our ability to adequately staff campuses and has caused an operational disruption that would prevent us from continuing face-to-face instruction from Wednesday through Friday of this week. We know this is disappointing and inconvenient. Safety must remain our top priority.
Please note that our Tiger Learning Center will also be closed during the duration of the schools’ closures and will reopen once classes resume.
Thank you for your flexibility and support throughout this pandemic. We understand that this disruption in academic delivery will require our community to adapt. We must remain disciplined and vigilant in our approach to this pandemic as we do our part to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 on our campuses and in our surrounding communities.
The district encourages staff and students to wear masks whether they are vaccinated or not. It is also important that you monitor symptoms, and should you feel ill, begin exhibiting symptoms, or be exposed to someone positive for COVID-19, please seek medical care.
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate these unprecedented times.