School Closure Extended to April 17
(posted March 27)
Dear HEB ISD Families,
After consulting with Tarrant County Health officials, HEB ISD is joining other area school districts in extending our emergency closure. To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, HEB ISD will be closed through April 17. Remote learning through Home Education Bridge and meal delivery will continue throughout the closure.
As of today, Texas has more than 1,700 cases in 105 counties, and the United States surpassed both China and Italy in the number of COVID-19 cases. It’s clear that our communities need more time to flatten the curve and prevent rapid spread of the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Please join all of us in HEB ISD as we follow the emergency disaster orders and social distancing restrictions set forth by our city, county and state officials. Together, we believe we can slow down the virus and make a difference for our health care system.
Schools are not supposed to have empty hallways and quiet classrooms. I know I speak for our more than 2200 administrators, teachers and support staff when I say we truly miss your children! We are doing everything we can to provide meaningful online learning activities and counseling resources to ensure continuity of services for our students. Our employees in the technology and food service departments have been nothing short of heroic in their efforts to make sure students are connected and well fed. The pictures and posts being shared online tell a story of a community that is resilient in the face of adversity and committed to helping those in need.
Thank you, parents, for your patience and support during these difficult times. We are proud to be a part of a community that steps up to help and support one another when it’s needed most. We pledge to keep you informed about any new developments during this extended school closure. We look forward to the day when we can reopen our doors and welcome your children back with a smile and a hug.
Steven A. Chapman