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Community Update: Remote Instruction & Having Hope in Uncharted Waters

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Mar 2020
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Superintendent Keith Murphy, the Melissa ISD Executive Leadership Team, and the Board of Trustees are closely monitoring reports surrounding the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). District officials are in constant communication regarding this ever-changing situation.

In communication with county health officials, the Commissioner of Education, and the Melissa City Mayor, it has been determined that two weeks of school closure is not sufficient. In addition, there are reports of possible local cases of the coronavirus in individuals who have chosen to self-quarantine.

Melissa ISD has made the difficult decision to transition to remote instructional support for a minimum of five (5) weeks, through April 24, 2020 and until further notice, to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. By Friday, March 20, each school will communicate a plan to parents and guardians for remote instructional support, including alternatives for families without an internet-connected device.

In addition, all scheduled activities and events at Melissa Schools are suspended through April 24, 2020 for the health and safety of the community.

The district has worked diligently to address concerns related to the coronavirus and facilitate plans and procedures moving forward. Team Melissa is dedicated to educating the students of Melissa to the best of our collective ability, while encouraging social distancing and other preventative measures outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Social distancing encourages individuals to stay home in self-isolation for an extended period of time to help prevent or lessen the spread of a highly contagious disease such as COVID-19.

We understand that this is an incredibly trying time for not only our students, staff, and community, but also for our country as a whole. One of our core values at Melissa Schools is the hope that we can build a brighter tomorrow. We ask you to join us in having hope. Our landscape has changed and we are uniquely connected by this collective experience. Together, even when physically apart, we will get through these uncharted waters. The future remains bright and together we will build it.

Melissa ISD will continue to provide updates to our community as new developments unfold. We deeply appreciate your ongoing support, patience, and understanding. Please know that our thoughts are with each and every one of you.


How to Stay Connected During Remote Instruction

  1. Website Overview: Melissa ISD has created a web page at that will be regularly updated to outline the latest health-related updates at Melissa Schools, district plans, resources for our families, and frequently asked questions and answers.
  2. Parent Contact Information: If you are a parent or guardian of a Melissa ISD student, please log in to Parent Portal and make sure that your contact information is up-to-date, so that you will receive district- and school-wide communications through Remind. Please double-check your email address and phone number, in particular. You may also download the Remind app and update your notification settings to manage how you receive alerts from Melissa Schools.
  3. Email Communication: As we begin remote instructional support at Melissa Schools, our staff members will be working from home and can be reached directly by email. Email is the primary means of communication at this time, as all district buildings and offices will be closed. In some cases, teachers may also communicate with families through Remind. If you need to locate an email address, visit our Staff Directory.
  4. Follow the District Online: Please follow Melissa ISD and your student’s school on social media (namely on Facebook and Twitter) and routinely visit the district website at for the latest information related to Melissa Schools.

Media Contact:
Maddie Coe, Director of Communications

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