Update: Governor Abbott extends school closure until April 3, 2020 – Read the order here
Due to the ongoing concerns of the COVID-19 spread, Glen Rose ISD will extend the school closure through March 27, 2020. During this time, we will be transitioning to online instructional services to ensure a continuation of education. Glen Rose High School and Junior High will begin online services Thursday, March 19, 2020 and the Intermediate and Elementary Campuses will have an instructional material pick up the same day. Detailed information regarding the plan will come from each campus.
The Texas Education Agency has made some unprecedented flexibilities available to school districts providing alternative educational approaches.
- The Governor has waived state law and STAAR/EOC testing has been cancelled for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.
- TEA has granted flexibility on the number of minutes (days) of required instruction. School districts providing a continuation of educational services at home will not have to make up days needed due to closure.
- TEA has waived the 90% attendance requirement for course or grade level.
- All extracurricular programs, competitions, and practices are cancelled until May 4, 2020. (UIL press release here)
- Glen Rose ISD will continue to provide meals free of charge to all students (at select locations) throughout the school closure.
The goal of Glen Rose ISD is to make this the best possible experience under the current factors that confront all of us. We are certainly aware of the hardships the closure will have on families and do not take this decision lightly. Glen Rose ISD will work every day to provide the best remote learning environment possible. This is going to be a change for all of us, but we will roll up our sleeves and work to support our students and families with structured and meaningful video lessons, assignments, and remote learning opportunities. We are blessed with vast resources, willing staff, and families to make this happen. A learning curve confronts us all and we must continue to work together to make the best of a bad situation. Together we will weather this storm!
All of you can help by ensuring your student is an active participant in the new educational format and communicating any issues that arise with the online/remote learning. By no means are we taking a break from teaching and learning, but merely making alterations to the traditional mode of education.
During the closure for a public health issue, Glen Rose ISD will continue to provide ongoing communication from the district and campus level to keep you up to date of the ever-changing situation. Please continue to check your email, social media, and the Glen Rose ISD website for updated information.
Thank you for your continued support and together we will overcome all obstacles before us!
G. Wayne Rotan, Superintendent
Glen Rose ISD
“Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education.”
John F. Kennedy