COVID 19 Granger ISD Update 3.19.20 12PM
Dear Granger ISD Parents and Students,
Granger ISD is actively working with local and state health officials including Williamson County Health District and Texas State Department of Health to monitor and respond to the COVID-19 coronavirus. For the past 7 days, Granger ISD Administrative team and school staff have been working diligently on steps to ease the burdens that have been placed on you and your families and to offer a sense of stability during this unprecedented situation of the coronavirus.
First, we realize that many of our families are in need of additional food during this time away from school. Our Food Services has mobilized and will be offering sack lunches in the circle in the front of the school, beginning Monday, March 23, 2020, from 10:30 a.m. until 12:00 noon, for all children 18 years of age and under.
Secondly, we have instituted new cleaning procedures for our custodial staff during the extended school closures. This includes additional inspection processes to ensure students and staff return to clean facilities when health experts determine it is appropriate.
Third, to improve communication with our students, parents, staff, and community, a link has been added to our website exclusively for COVID-19. This link will offer support and updated information in the following categories: Instruction Plan, Food Service Plan, Counseling Plan, and Technology Plan for our students.
While the Instructional Leadership Team is in the process of developing long-term instructional plans, on Wednesday, March 25th, grade level resources will be provided to parents and students for practice and review. In the short-term, no new concepts will be introduced, and grades will not be taken. Please be on the lookout for directions from teachers on Wednesday, March 25th. Continue to check the Instructional Operation Plan tab found on the COVID-19 Support Page for updates. I will continue to provide regular updates to you as we set realistic goals for our students, staff and families.
While I know education is important to you as a parent, I encourage you to focus on the safety and health of your families and leave the stress of the school closures on my plate at this time. Continue to be positive, healthy, practice social distancing, practice personal hygiene and continue to wash your hands, as stated by health officials. We realize the decision to close schools has placed hardships on many families throughout the Granger ISD Community. This is a very fluid situation, so we will continue to evolve as we receive new information.
Superintendent, Granger Independent School District