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Update April 24, 2020

Good Afternoon Bulldog Nation,

I wanted to take the opportunity to update you with some information.

  1. We began phase II Monday, if students have not received their packet please contact your child’s campus. Also, reminder that phase 1 packets should already have been returned. Please remember that we are grading packets and online work. If you do not complete the online work or return your packet your child is in danger of not receiving credit and could possibly be required to complete summer school or be retained for the 2020-2021 school year.
  2. We are making plans at this time for students to return to campus and clean out their locker, turn in packets, return chrome books, textbooks, and library books. If you have money owed due to cancelled field trips your money will be returned at this time. That information will be forthcoming once the state provides guidelines to districts
  3. Pre-K and Kindergarten registration is open. Please help the district share the information on the district website and/or social media to those families who may not know that registration is open.
  4. Reminder to transfer students, please return your papers into the purple drop box in an envelope.
  5. Also, please complete the census. It is more important than ever that you and your family are counted for our district and community.
  6. If you have any questions, please email communications@edgewood-isd.net and we will direct your question to the appropriate staff member.

 

Sincerely,

Kristin Prater

Kristin Prater

EISD Superintendent

Dates/Events

  • March 31st- Governor Abbott has extended the facility closure of all schools in Texas until May 4th.
  • March 19th - Governor Abbott has closed all school facilities statewide through April 3rd.
  • UIL has extended the length of the suspension of all UIL-sanctioned activities. All contests, practices, rehearsals and workouts will remain suspended until May 4th.

Facilities

All EISD school campuses, facilities, and playgrounds remain closed to all students and non-emergency personnel until EISD reopens. Also, all buildings are also closed to outside rentals during this time. All athletic facilities (fields, gyms, & weight rooms) will be closed until further notice.

Updated Statistics

Updated statistics 4/24/2020

According to the Texas Health and Human Services Department, as of April 24, 2020, there are currently 22,806 cases reported in Texas with 593 fatalities and 9,156 patients recovered. There are currently 1,674 lab confirmed COVID-19 patients in Texas hospitals.

Van Zandt county has 13 reported cases.  Van Zandt counties count according to the Texas Health and Human Services Department was last reported April 24, 2020.  

There are 201 of 254 counties reporting to the Texas Health and Human Services Department. 242,547 tests have been given.

As of April 4, 2020, the City of Edgewood has announced 1 confirmed case.

State/National Updates

March 31, 2020 - Texas Governor Requires All School Facilities to Remain Closed through May 4, 2020 (Executive Order)
Click here for complete information regarding the newest Executive Order.
Per the Governor's Executive Order, Edgewood ISD will continue to have all facilities closed through May 4th.  At-home learning will continue during this time time. Please visit our eLearning web page for more information as it will be updated on a regular basis. 

March 19, 2020--Texas Governor Closes All Schools (Executive Order)

Full article may be found at:  https://gov.texas.gov/news/post/governor-abbott-issues-executive-orders-in-accordance-with-federal-guidelines-to-mitigate-spread-of-covid-19-in-texas

  • In accordance with the Guidelines from the President and the CDC, every person in Texas shall avoid social gatherings in groups of more than 10 people.
  • In accordance with the Guidelines from the President and the CDC, people shall avoid eating or drinking at bars, restaurants, and food courts, or visiting gyms or massage parlors; provided, however, that the use of drive-thru, pickup, or delivery options is allowed and highly encouraged throughout the limited duration of this executive order.
  • In accordance with the Guidelines from the President and the CDC, people shall not visit nursing homes or retirement or long-term care facilities unless to provide critical assistance.
  • In accordance with the Guidelines from the President and the CDC, schools shall temporarily close.

This, executive order does not prohibit people from visiting a variety of places, including grocery stores, gas stations, parks, and banks, so long as the necessary precautions are maintained to reduce the transmission of COVID-19. This executive order does not mandate sheltering in place. All critical infrastructure will remain operational, domestic travel will remain unrestricted, and government entities and businesses will continue providing essential services. For offices and workplaces that remain open, employees should practice good hygiene and, where feasible, work from home in order to achieve optimum isolation from COVD-19. The more that people reduce their public contact, the sooner COVID-19 will be contained and the sooner this executive order will expire. This executive order supersedes all previous orders on this matter that are in conflict or inconsistent with its terms, and this order shall remain in effect and in full force until 11:59 p.m. on April 3, 2020, subject to being extended, modified, amended, rescinded, or superseded by me or by a succeeding governor.

March 16, 2020--Texas Governor Waives STAAR Testing Requirements: 

Governor Greg Abbott today announced that he has waived the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) testing requirements for the 2019-2020 school year.  Governor Abbott is working closely with the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to ensure that schools continue to deliver instruction to students while students are absent or while schools are closed due to COVID-19. This includes tailoring instruction for students with special needs so that they have access to the same education as other students in the district. Governor Abbott will continue to work with the TEA on developing additional methods to ensure that students are learning and ready to succeed at the next grade-level. These discussions are ongoing and more information will be provided as it develops.

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