As a precaution, Tyler ISD, along with other school districts in Smith County, have decided to have a Community Mitigation Period for the week of March 16-20, 2020. Schools will remain closed for students and staff during this time as we assess the situation in our community as travelers return from spring break.Community Mitigation Periods are intervention strategies recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to help slow the potential spread of illness in communities, like COVID -19.We are taking these steps out of an abundance of caution. Public health officials have not yet made this a requirement for public institutions. Nevertheless, given all we know at this time, and what we can anticipate based on the information Tyler ISD has received from local, state, and national agencies; including NETHealth, Texas Health and Human Services, Texas Education Agency and the Centers for Disease Control, we believe this is the most prudent course of action at this time.
The District will continue to monitor and evaluate the situation prior to reopening school on Monday, March 23, and will communicate across all channels as updated information becomes available. During the Community Mitigation Period, district offices will be closed and all district events and competitions that have been scheduled within the district during this timeframe will be considered canceled until further notice. District travel for student competitions and events hosted outside of the district will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.Meanwhile, take care of yourself, your family, and those around you and continue to adhere to the preventative measures as recommended by public health officials; such as washing your hands, limiting travel and practicing social distancing.Tyler ISD will continue to provide the most current and up-to-date information in regard to future closings. Further details on the framework of Tyler ISD’s Community Mitigation Period are still being worked out and will be communicated over the weekend. We urge you to continue to check our Tyler ISD website and other Tyler ISD social media outlets for additional information as it becomes available. This is a rapidly changing situation and we thank you for your patience and partnership as we work together to deliver a successful learning experience for our students under these unprecedented circumstances.UPDATE #6 - March 12, 2020
We want to assure you that the District continues to monitor the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in conjunction with local, state, and federal health officials. We know our families have a lot of questions around procedures for our return from Spring Break.
The District’s top administrators have been working diligently over the break. Please remember this is an evolving situation with new information and data coming in from health officials and health care professionals daily, if not hourly. The District will continue to send out health updates to our Tyler ISD community into the weekend as the situation develops.
UPDATE #8 - March 14, 2020 - 3 p.m.
FREE Meals Offered to ALL Tyler ISD Students via Curbside Pickup
Tyler ISD Food Services will provide FREE curbside meals March 16-20 to all of our Tyler ISD students. Meal pick up locations will be at Boulter, Hubbard, Moore, and Three Lakes middle schools, Caldwell Arts Academy, and Griffin Elementary School.
This will be a walk up/drive up style service with pick up near the back door area of the kitchens. Children 18 and under must be present to receive meals. Any student age 18 or younger can participate and pick up meals at any feeding site, regardless of what school they attend.
To help with production purposes, we ask that families call between 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. with the number of meals needed and the selected pick up location. Families can call 903-262-1106 or 903-262-1107. All meals will be served from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. daily.
Meal Pick Up Locations:
Boulter Middle School, 2926 Garden Valley Road
Hubbard Middle School, 1300 Hubbard Drive
Moore MST Magnet School, 2101 Devine Street
Three Lakes Middle School, 2445 Three Lakes Parkway
Caldwell Arts Academy, 331 South College Street
Griffin Elementary School, 2650 North Broadway Avenue