COVID-19 cases will keep Thrall elementary students home for at least one more week.
On Thursday, Feb. 4, Thrall ISD announced that due to a continued increase of coronavirus cases at Thrall Elementary School, all elementary students will continue remote instruction until Feb. 10. Thrall Middle and Thrall High schools students are to keep normal schedules on their campuses for classes and activities.
Elementary students will have three days of remote learning next week. All students and staff then have holidays on Thursday through Friday, Feb. 11-12, and Monday, Feb. 15. The district plans for all students to return to campus on Tuesday, Feb. 16.
Transportation for middle and high school students will continue next week. However, buses may run up to five minutes early on both pickup and drop-off times next week since elementary students will not be riding on the bus.
Elementary parents should check their email for a newsletter for more specific details and for emails from their student's teachers regarding virtual meeting times and assignments.
Staff will be working from campus. Parents are asked to direct questions via email or phone to their child's teacher.
Work drop-off and packet pickup is through the car rider line will be Monday, Feb. 8, from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. If parents or guardians are unavailable at that time, they are asked to visit the front office Monday through Wednesday 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. or call 512-898-5293.
Meals will be available for elementary students to be picked up at the back of Thrall High School Monday through Wednesday. Breakfast will be distributed at 7:30-8:30 a.m., and lunch will be 10:45-11:45 a.m.
Since Monday through Wednesday are considered school days for all students, none of these days will have to be made up.
The district has released a COVID-19 dashboard on its website. A PDF has been posted with the numbers of students and staff at Thrall ISD who reportedly have the virus or been quarantined.
As of Thursday, 17 students and two staff members at Thrall Elementary School reportedly had COVID-19. Five staff members have been quarantined.
Thrall Middle School has four students diagnosed with the coronavirus. Thrall High School has two students with the virus and two quarantined staff members. District administration has three staff members with COVID-19.
For more information, visit http//www.thrallisd.com.