Dear Runge ISD Staff, Students, and Parents/Guardians,
As the local situation and government response to COVID-19 continues to rapidly evolve, we are monitoring all information and making adjustments to our flexible plans.
Per Policy EB (Local), I am declaring an emergency shutdown until further notice.
At this time, we will have very limited staff reporting to work. Instructional packets and lunches will still be provided to the students.
We will continually monitor this situation and will do our best to provide updates as they become available.
I know we are in uncertain times and many questions remain. In the face of that uncertainty, I am confident Runge ISD and the community it serves will work together to meet the needs of our students. I appreciate all of your support.
We want to make sure you have accurate information regarding how Runge ISD is handling concerns about the coronavirus and recent media coverage surrounding this respiratory illness. I want to assure you that RISD is keeping track of the situation through such reliable sources as the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). These health officials believe that risk to our community is low at this time.
Health officials are recommending local communities and schools take the same steps to protect against coronavirus as we take to prevent the spread of everyday illnesses like the common cold or the flu:
-Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
-Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
-Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
-Stay home when you are sick.
-Cover your mouth and nose with the inside of your elbow when you cough or sneeze.
-Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
The above precautions can help protect our students, teachers, and community by using simple everyday actions that protect people from other types of respiratory viruses.
DSHS has established an email for specific coronavirus questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your support and help,
Updated! Please Read
Student Packet/Lunch Adjustment:
We are adjusting delivery of packets and lunches. Beginning next Monday, March 23, 2020, your student will receive that week’s packet and a week’s worth of food. This eliminates coming up to school everyday and should be more convenient for everyone.
Your child will turn in completed packets on Mondays and pick up the new packet and lunches for the week.
This Thursday, March 19 and March 20, we will finish out daily lunch pick up. Packets for this week will need to be turned in tomorrow, March 20th.
The new adjustment will take effect Monday, March 23rd.
Again, we thank you for your patience and support during this time.