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3-17-2020 Update: Lytle ISD Suspends Normal District Operations Through Friday, April 3, 2020

Dear Lytle ISD Families,

Given the rapidly evolving situation with COVID-19, Lytle ISD is suspending normal district operations through Friday, April 3, 2020 to support our nation’s need to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. 

Our school facilities are closed to students and visitors, but Lytle ISD employees are working to provide  free student meals from Wednesday, March 18 - Friday, April 3. In addition, we are finalizing plans to provide remote instruction and learning materials to our students for the duration. All Lytle ISD teachers will begin contacting parents and guardians on Wednesday, March 18, to establish connections and provide families what they need to continue student growth and learning. When possible, we’ll use existing email, phone, Remind, Facebook Classroom, Blackboard Classroom, and other available digital education tools. Based on our families’ needs, alternative learning materials will be available. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urges all communities to implement a social distancing protocol. Please discuss these precautions with your student(s) to prevent the spread of the illness:

  • Don’t shake hands 
  • Wash your hands regularly
  • Limit movement within the community, especially avoiding crowded places and maintaining 3 to 6 ft of distance between people (at least an arm’s length) 
  • If you must move around in the community, don’t congregate in large groups 
  • For those who have traveled to areas with known COVID-19 cases – both inside and outside of the country – we ask that you self-quarantine and monitor for symptoms. 
  • If you have symptoms of COVID-19, call your health care provider for medical advice. 
  • Do not leave the house if you are ill, except to access medical care 

We are actively monitoring this quickly changing situation, providing updates on www.lytleisd.orgthrough email, text messaging and social media. We are coordinating with other school districts in the area and plan to assess the situation the week of March 30th to make decisions on whether there is a need to extend the suspension further. 

Thank you for your support and cooperation as we ensure that all members of our Lytle ISD community stay safe and healthy. 

 

Lytle ISD Superintendent of Schools

Michelle Carroll Smith