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Copperas Cove ISD provides in-home instructional support, meal support to students

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Posted at 4:18 PM, Mar 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-16 17:30:38-04

WACO, TX — Copperas Cove ISD is working to provide instructional and nutritional support to students while they are at home. All instructional resources can be accessed online through Schoology. For those without internet access, instructional packets will be available for curbside pickup at select campuses. CCISD is also supporting students with nutritious meals during this time as well.

For families with children enrolled at multiple campuses, you may pick up instructional packets for all of your children at any campuses listed below between 7 a.m.-10 a.m, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

  • Hettie Halstead Elementary, 910 N. Main Street (254-547-3440)
  • Fairview/Miss Jewell Elementary, 710 S. 5th Street (254-547-4214)
  • Mae Stevens Early Learning Academy, 302 Manning Drive (254-547-8289)

CCISD is providing free breakfast (7:30-9) and lunch (11:30-1) for children 18 and under starting Tuesday 17th at 7:30 a.m. at the three campuses located above. Children DO NOT have to be enrolled in CCISD to receive a meal but the child must be present when meals are picked up. CCISD is asking parents/guardians picking up meals and/or instructional packets for their children to NOT exit their vehicles.

As a reminder, all CCISD campuses will be closed through March 20, 2020. The district will continue to closely monitor the status of the coronavirus in the area through daily briefings with the Texas Department of State Health Services, the Texas Education Agency, Coryell County and the City of Copperas Cove officials.

If the status of Covid-19 cases decline, school closures could be lifted in the near future with significant operational adjustments based off of the Center of Disease Control and Prevention such as:

  • the broad distribution of drop off and pick up times for students
  • the expansion of breakfast and lunch service times
  • allow parents to keep their students at home if there are concerns about exposure to Covid-19

If the status of confirmed cases increase, school closures will be extended and a long term instructional support solution would be needed to assist students and their families.

According to the Texas Education Agency, they have assured school districts that a wavier will be granted for missed instructional minutes if a district provides some degree of instructional support to students impacted by the closures. CCISD anticipates graduation will not be impacted if schools are able to reopen in the next week or two. A statewide solution developed by the Texas Education Agency would be needed if schools remain closed for a longer time period.