Joaquin ISD officials on Monday evening said classes will close through Friday, March 20

March 16, 2020

To the Joaquin ISD Community:

After much consideration, Joaquin ISD has decided to close school campuses until March 20th. We ask that all staff and students remain at home during this time. Joaquin ISD Administration as well as campus administration staff will report as usual tomorrow in an effort to reassess the situation and devise a plan for continuation of limited operation and instruction. We will update as information arises via media outlets, the Joaquin ISD Facebook page as well as with our School Messenger emergency messaging system. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time.

Sincerely, Superintendent Ryan Fuller

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Statement released Monday afternoon:

March 16, 2020

To the Joaquin ISD Community:

Joaquin ISD is committed to ensuring the health, safety and well-being of our staff, students and community.

We are continually monitoring and assessing the situation related to the Coronavirus (COVID–19) outbreak.

We are in daily contact with the Texas Education Agency (TEA), Center for Disease Control (CDC), local health officials, as well as local governmental offices in an effort to coordinate prevention. It is our intent to provide you with the most up to date information as possible.

After much consideration, Joaquin ISD will remain open at this time unless otherwise mandated to close.

In the event that a Coronavirus (COVID–19) case is confirmed locally, we will re-assess the situation and take additional measures.

However, we respect your authority as a parent to keep your child at home if you choose.

If you decide to keep your child at home, you must contact the school to advise them of your decision so that an instructional plan can be developed as academic expectations must still be met.

At the campus level, we will continue our standard practice of disinfecting daily. Additionally, we will encourage hand washing among students and staff.

At this time, all UIL activities including practices are suspended until March 29th. All field trips and non-essential travel will also be suspended at this time.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation as this situation evolves. If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact the Joaquin ISD Administration Office at 936-269-3128.

Sincerely, Superintendent

Ryan Fuller

The Light and Champion

137 San Augustine St.
Center TX 75935
936-598-3377