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Several Sherman ISD schools moving online

Published: Nov. 12, 2020 at 8:40 PM CST|Updated: Nov. 12, 2020 at 10:05 PM CST
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SHERMAN, Texas (KXII) - Several Sherman ISD schools are temporarily going online after a significant increase in COVID-19 cases in the area.

A letter from the school district says the decision was not easy, but it comes after a high number of staff members on multiple campuses have been required to quarantine after coming into close contact with positive COVID-19 cases.

The district says Sory Elementary, Dillingham Intermediate, Fred Douglass and Sherman High School will all transition to online learning starting Nov. 16 and ending Dec. 1. All other Sherman ISD schools will continue to hold in-person classes.

Students at Dillingham Intermediate, Fred Douglass and the high school will still need to go to class in-person on Friday, Nov. 13. Students at Sory Elementary will not need to go to class in person on Friday, but families who cannot make alternate plans may send their child to school.

Parents should receive communication from staff members to help set their child up for virtual learning.

On Monday, the district announced they would cancel this week’s football games as well as basketball and cheerleading and this coming Monday. Now, a district spokesperson says they will not resume, and everything is canceled through Dec. 1, though they did call the situation “fluid” for athletics.

Curbside meals will be available during distance learning from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Families will need to submit their lunch order online and pick up at the following locations:

  • Sory Elementary Cafeteria Number: 903.891.6654 Meal Pick Up Location-Back of the school in the bus loop driveway. You will need to enter the back of the campus via Center Street.
  • Dillingham Intermediate Cafeteria Number: 903.891.6509 Meal Pick Up Location-5th grade drop off location
  • Fred Douglass ECC Cafeteria Number: 903.891.6558 Meal Pick Up Location-Front entrance driveway
  • Sherman High School Cafeteria Number: 903.891.6468 Meal Pick Up Location-Front of the high school building

“I recognize that this transition presents challenges for our families, and thank you for your continued patience and understanding. Please remain vigilant and stress with your families the importance of following all current health guidance so that we may all remain healthy and return to in-person learning as quickly as possible,” said Superintendent David Hicks in a written statement.

Anyone with questions is asked to contact their child’s campus or email sisdinfo@shermanisd.net.

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