HISD School Closure & COVID-19 Virus Information
As part of our continued effort to provide the HISD community with the most current information available, this page has been created to provide a singular place for COVID-19 virus information & how it affects our community.
Update April 17:
Governor Abbott just presented his Executive Order concerning the process of reopening Texas. In it, he explained that schools would not be reopening their buildings to students for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.
In the coming days, we should be receiving additional information from the Commissioner of Education and TEA regarding graduation and other processes.
The principals and I will be working together to develop a master plan to help our teachers support our students academically for the remainder of this school year.
Thank you all for your support of at-home learning and your flexibility throughout these changing times. And remember...It’s a great day to be alive and a great day to be a Wildcat!
Our offices will be open at the following times for essential business only:
Central Office – Monday – Thursday from 8:00am – 12:00pm – Phone support only
Campus Offices -Tuesday & Thursday from 8:00am – 12:00pm – Phone support only
Our elem/jh library catalog offers 199 ebooks & our high school library has 121 ebooks that can be accessed online. https://hisdlib.
Longview Public Library offers free use of thousands of ebooks. They can use this link to search their site: http://catalog.
Free Wifi Resources:
We now have 3 locations where there is free wifi access. Thanks to ETEX TElephone, Harleton VFD, Smyrna Methodist Church & Morton Baptist Church for making this possible. To access the wifi go to the fire station @ Lake Deerwood, Smyrna Methodist on HWY 450 North, Morton Baptist on HWY 154 West. The wifi network is called Harleton ISD Remote & the password is wildcats. We are working to get a better wifi signal in the parking lots of the Elem / JH campus as well as the HHS campus.
Starting Wednesday, March 25, meals will be available on Mondays and Wednesdays for either pick-up or delivery. On Mondays and Wednesdays, several meals (at one time) will be available for pick-up at the Elementary or delivery for each home that requests them for their children.
All UIL events have been suspended through April 3. Check the Harleton Athletics facebook page for more info: Harleton Athletics
If you have traveled to countries identified in the CDC’s travel warning or have been on a cruise, it is advised that you self-quarantine at home for a period of 14 days to monitor symptoms for potential infection, returning to school/work only when symptom-free. Additional information about symptoms and preventing coronavirus can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/index.html.
Please also remember to do the following to prevent the spread of infection:
Caring for Emotional Wellness during a Pandemic
The constant news coverage of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) can cause stress, fear and anxiety in students and families. Below are a few links to resources to help anxiety and provide reassurance.
Supporting Children’s Emotional Well-being during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Supporting Families during COVID-19