UDPATE: Cameron ISD closes until April 3 under state, county directive
Cameron Independent School District has announced that school will be closed through April 3 along with all the districts across the state.
CISD Superintendent Kevin Sprinkles said in a letter to the community on Thursday that given the potential community health and safety concerns due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and the guidance we have received today from the Governor of Texas, Milam County Judge Steve Young, the Milam County Health Department and County officials, Cameron ISD will remain closed, along with all districts in the State of Texas, through April 3, 2020.
“In the last few days CISD has begun the development of remote learning options for our students,” Sprinkles said. “We will communicate the details of these plans directly to CISD staff, students and families over the next two days. Remote learning options have begun and are scheduled to be in full operation on Monday, March 23. Cameron ISD will work diligently to ensure, to the best of our ability, that there is continuity of instruction for our students.”
Cameron ISD will also continue providing meals to all students.
The district’s meal program will be held at the following locations: Cameron JH/ES, C.H. Yoe High School, O.J. Thomas and Simon George Hall. Meals are grab and go and will be provided between 10:30 a.m. and 12 p.m. each weekday of closure. Meals will only be available if the student is present.
“These decisions are never easy,” Sprinkles said. “The district understands that there are many questions and concerns during times like these. Just know that the district and the board of trustees have clearly established that the safety and well-being of CISD students, staff and community remains our top priority.”
In the meantime, during this closure, CISD encourages you and your family to take precautions such as frequent hand washing, cleaning and disinfecting surfaces, and avoiding touching your face, eyes, and mouth. Other precautions can be found at the link below:
“If you have concerns that you have been exposed to the virus, or if you have any symptoms, you should contact your personal health provider immediately,” Sprinkles said.
For communication from CISD please continue to check the school websites and social media pages.