Dear Huntsville ISD Parents, Staff, and Community:
We understand this has been a challenging time for our community as many balance career, family and childcare. As you know, the information regarding the spread of COVID-19 has been evolving daily, even hourly, as reported cases in Texas have gradually increased. The CDC has already recommended social distancing protocols, and is now asking the public to comply with directives to limit gatherings to 10 people or less and implement multi-week school closures to help mitigate the spread of the virus. With these priorities in mind, Huntsville ISD will be postponing the reopening of our schools until at least Monday, April 6, 2020.
Huntsville ISD’s Lunch program, which started today with 5 daily stops by the Green Hornet food truck and “Grab and Go” curbside service at Huntsville High School, will continue throughout this extended closure for all Huntsville area children ages 1-18, free of charge. We know parents have a number of questions about instruction, access to technology, waivers, exemptions, graduation, the needs of specific student groups, and other school topics. These matters are all being addressed and planned for with details forthcoming. Please continue to check the Huntsville ISD Coronavirus Information Update webpage: www.huntsville-isd.org/coronavirus and parent emails for the most up to date information.
Additionally, please continue to keep general health precautions in mind, including proper hand washing and other preventative steps outlined by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): www.cdc.gov/coronavirus and the Texas Department of State Health Services (TxDSHS): www.dshs.state.tx.us/coronavirus.
Thank you for your ongoing patience and understanding as we navigate these unprecedented circumstances together and do our best to protect our Huntsville ISD school community.
Scott Sheppard, Ed.D. Superintendent Huntsville ISD