Read our latest Community Update: Spring Reflection & Looking Ahead to 2020-2021. This update includes our summer operating schedule, as well as reminders and resources for families as we begin the summer break and prepare for the upcoming school year.
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.
Maddie Coe, Director of Communications