More Texoma schools close, move online due to COVID-19 concerns
SHERMAN, Texas (KXII) - More Texoma schools were forced to close their doors or move online in response to the rising number of COVID-19 cases.
A Dickson schools representative said that in person instruction was supposed to resume on January 18, 2022, but the schools will now be closed for the next 2 days.
Classes will resume on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022.
Coalgate Public Schools said they are temporarily closing.
Superintendent Jack Ward said they will be closed on January 18, 2022, and students will return to class on Wednesday, January 19, 2022.
Whitesboro ISD will be closed on January 18, 2022.
The district said missed days will not have to be made up as long as they do not exceed the 3 days of banked time that is currently build into the calendar.
They add that practices and games may continue as long as students and coaches are healthy enough to participate.
Students are expected to return back to the classroom on Wednesday, January 19, 2022.
Turner Public Schools said all grade levels will be moving to virtual instruction starting January 13, 2022.
They said in person classes will resume January 24, 2022.
Atoka schools have cancelled classes and athletic events for the rest of the week.
They said classes will resume on Tuesday January 18, 2022.
Springtown schools will hold classes online on January 13, 2022 and will have no school on Friday, January 14, 2022.
Classes will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022.
Tishomingo schools will move to distance learning on Friday, Jan. 14, 2022.
And classes will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022.
Rattan Elementary School will have virtual learning days today and tomorrow, Jan.13, 2022.
They said grades 7 through 12 will remain open.
Rattan Elementary will resume classes on Monday, Jan. 18, 2022
Fort Towson Public Schools moved to virtual learning on January 12, 2022.
They said there will be no Boys and Girls Club but extra curricular activities will still be allowed and they will also continue to host the JH MC-6 tournament as scheduled, but no Fort Towson students will be allowed to attend the games.
Meals for today and tomorrow were prepared and handed out to students before they were dismissed today at 4:00 p.m.
If packets did not make it home today they can be picked up at the campus offices on Wednesday, Jan. 12th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
The school’s high school games have been rescheduled; the game against Antlers was rescheduled for Jan. 28, 2022, the games with Soper on Thursday will be rescheduled, the game with Wright City is tentatively set to be played and there will be no girls game.
In-person classes will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022.
Honey Grove ISD Superintendent Todd Morrison announced today that they will be closing for the rest of the week.
The superintendent said since extra days were built into the school calendar students will not need to make up the days.
The school will be offering COVID-19 testing at its elementary campus on Friday, Jan. 14, 2022 and on Monday, Jan. 17, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on both days.
Classes will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022, the superintendent said.
The superintendent of Ada City Schools said they will be going online for the next two days.
They said learning packets and devices went home with students today.
And grab and go meals will be given out January,13 2022 through January 14, 2022 between 10:00 a.m. through 12:00 p.m.
In observation of Martin Luther King Jr. they said no assignments will be given out.
In person classes will resume on Tuesday Jan. 25, 2022.
Gainesville Independent School District have canceled classes for the rest of the week.
During the closure meals will be available for pickup at Chalmers and Edison from 8:00 a.m. through 12:00 p.m.
And athletic events will continue as scheduled.
They said the school buildings and equipment will be cleaned and sanitized before students return to class on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022.
Byng Public Schools has closed their doors until Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022.
In the meantime they said classes will continue to online learning but all athletic activities are canceled until Tuesday.
Colbert public schools will be closing beginning tomorrow.
The district said all grade levels will be distance learning.
They said parents can coordinate with teachers if paper packets are needed and meals will be available for pick up on Monday, Jan. 17, 2022 and Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022.
In-person classes are scheduled to resume on Monday, Jan. 24, 2022.
Southern Tech in Ardmore is closing for the rest of the week and the campus will re-open on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022.
Students at Ardmore High School are moving online for the rest of the week.
This closure only impacts high school students.
Tushka Public Schools have moved all grade levels to distance learning for the rest of the week said the schools superintendent.
He said a quarter of their staff is currently out with COVID.
All extra curricular activities this week will be rescheduled.
And the homecoming ceremony and related events will be moved to February 3rd.
Tushka students are expected to return back to the classroom on Monday January 17, 2022.
Clarksville ISD added Cheatham Elementary School to the growing list of its schools moving online.
The Clarksville ISD superintendent said middle and elementary schools will be closed until next Thursday due to the up rise in COVID among students and staff.
Ector schools in Fannin County have closed for the rest of the week, Hugo schools, and Calera Pre-K, Kindergartner, and first graders have moved to distance learning.
Ector schools said the decision comes after a surge of cases over the weekend.
The superintendent said that they won’t be distance learning since their are extra days built into the calendar for the school year, so students will not need to make up the days.
Hugo schools said they moved to distance learning because of high COVID-19 numbers.
Hugo students will head back to the classroom next Tuesday.
Calera Pre-K through first grade classes have moved online for the rest of the week and all other classes will proceed normally.
This is a developing story and we will update it as more information comes in.
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