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3 Local Schools Closed Until Sept. 7 Due to COVID, Illnesses
Aug31

3 Local Schools Closed Until Sept. 7 Due to COVID, Illnesses

At least 3 local school districts that serve Hopkins County students are closed for at least a week due to COVID-19 cases and related absences. North Hopkins ISD North Hopkins ISD officials were the first Hopkins County school to make the decision this week to close. District officials posted a notice at 5:31 p.m. Aug. 30 that the campus would be closed due to COVID-19. “Due to an increase in Covid related absences and infection...

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Yantis ISD Closes Campuses, Switches To Virtual Learning As COVID-19 Precaution
Nov12

Yantis ISD Closes Campuses, Switches To Virtual Learning As COVID-19 Precaution

Less than 1 month after suspending all online learning, Yantis ISD announced the decision to close all school campuses and switch to virtual learning until after Thanksgiving as a COVID-19 precaution. Yantis ISD Owl logo Yantis ISD Superintendent Tracey Helfferich cited the effectiveness of face-to-face instruction compared to online learning, and the stress of the extra workload for staff in an Oct. 13 letter notifying ISD families...

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Sulphur Buff ISD Reports Additional Students Receive Positive COVID-19 Results
Aug27

Sulphur Buff ISD Reports Additional Students Receive Positive COVID-19 Results

Sulphur Bluff ISD Superintendent Dustin Carr Thursday afternoon, Aug. 27 in a letter posted on the district website to the “Sulphur Bluff Bear Family,” reported district officials were notified Aug. 26 of additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 on campus, this time for a household. SBISD students in the household were reported to have last been present on our campus Friday, Aug. 21, and Monday morning, Aug. 24. This follows...

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3 Additional COVID-19 Cases Reported At Como-Pickton; Classes Continue On-Campus
Aug27

3 Additional COVID-19 Cases Reported At Como-Pickton; Classes Continue On-Campus

Como-Pickton CISD Superintendent Greg Bower Thursday afternoon, in a letter posted to the district website Aug. 27, reported three additional high school students have tested positive for COVID-19, including one student who was already in quarantine. That’s a total of 4 students who have tested positive for COVID-19 since Como-Pickton started school. The district reported being notified Sunday night, Aug. 23, that one high...

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Governor Limits Some Businesses, Services Following Statewide Spikes In COVID-19 Case
Jun26

Governor Limits Some Businesses, Services Following Statewide Spikes In COVID-19 Case

Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued another executive order in response to the recent spikes in COVID-19 cases across the state. The order places limits on some businesses, such as bars, and services such as water and outdoor activities. Governor Greg Abbott issues an executive order limiting some businesses and services in response to the spike in COVID-19 cases across the state this week. “As I said from the start, if the...

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TEA Provides Graduation Ceremony Guidance For Texas Schools
May05

TEA Provides Graduation Ceremony Guidance For Texas Schools

As Texas continues the reopening of services in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, school buildings remain closed to normal in-classroom instruction for the remainder of the 2019-20 academic year. Schools administrators across the state have been seeking guidance as on how schools can properly celebrate graduation. Today, TEA announced what they called a “comprehensive graduation ceremony guidance” for Texas school...

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COVID-19: Hopkins County Offices Open Only By Appointment For Residents
Mar23

COVID-19: Hopkins County Offices Open Only By Appointment For Residents

Following discussion among officials Monday, Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsom Monday afternoon announced that Hopkins County’s offices will be open by appointment only and for Hopkins County residents only as a COVID-19 precaution. “To be very clear, the county is not shutting down or closing the offices. County business will continue as usual and county officials will continue to work diligently to assure that access to...

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North Hopkins ISD To Remain Closed Through April 3
Mar19

North Hopkins ISD To Remain Closed Through April 3

Elementary To Begin Distance Learning To Begin Next Week North Hopkins ISD will remain closed until April 3, per Governor Greg Abbott’s announcement today. NHISD officials will continue to monitor the situation to determine if closure will need to continue past April 3. While the school is closed, NHISD will still provide instructional supports and provide distance learning for students. NHISD teachers and staff began contacting...

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Como-Pickton CISD To Be Closed Until At Least April 10
Mar19

Como-Pickton CISD To Be Closed Until At Least April 10

Meals Available For Children, Prom Cancelled, Graduation Still On Como-Pickton CISD Thursday afternoon made several announcements Thursday afternoon, including extending closure of schools to April 10, the availability of meals for children, prom, high school and eighth grade graduations. School Closure, Instruction Due to the ever increasing spread of COVID-19 in Texas, the closure of Como-Pickton schools has now been extended beyond...

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SBISD Conducting Surveys To Better Assist Students; Other Schools Also Working To Meet Children’s Needs
Mar17

SBISD Conducting Surveys To Better Assist Students; Other Schools Also Working To Meet Children’s Needs

School may be out for students this week, but administrators and staff at local school districts have been working diligently since last week to keep abreast of the situation and be able to offer services to assist students’ families while classes are suspended due to the COVID-19 concerns. Sulphur Bluff and Miler Grove ISD administrators are asking families to complete surveys to assess their needs. Several schools, such as...

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