COVID-19 SCHOOL CLOSING
TUESDAY, APRIL 1, 2020
Dear Raymondville parents, staff and community:
The unique challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic are causing many difficult decisions to be made. Although area counties have no known COVID-19 cases, our district will close our schools in order to safeguard the health and wellness of our students and staff, decrease the burden on the healthcare system, and protect the most vulnerable members of our community.
The Raymondville school will be extending the closing through the remaining academic year. This is uncharted territory for all of our district. It is difficult to predict where we will be a few days, much less two weeks. We appreciate your understanding.
The decision has been made with local officials about the need to practice social distancing, in order to decrease the risk to our most vulnerable populations and to reduce the burden on the healthcare system. Our decision aligns with similar actions being taken to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 by school districts across the region and state.
Although we know that this will create hardship for many of us, we are now at the point where the closure of our school is the best decision to help limit the spread of the COVID-19 and to keep our students, families, and employees healthy. We will share information as it becomes available.
We will continue with the meal service program. We will do a Go and Grab system on Tuesdays from 10-12.
We appreciate your understanding, patience, and support in this matter.
Raymondville R-VII Superintendent