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School closures pour in amid coronavirus concerns

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Posted at 9:45 AM, Mar 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-19 14:34:31-04

On March 19, Texas Governor Greg Abbott declared an order that closed all schools statewide until April 3.

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Here is a list of schools and school districts who have canceled or pushed back classes due to the coronavirus. If your school district is not listed, consult your district's website or social media pages for official start times.

School Districts

Closed from March 16 through March 20

Axtell ISD
Bishop Louis Reicher Catholic School
Bosqueville ISD
Bremond ISD
Calvert ISD
Cameron ISD
Cedar Park Charter Academy
Central Texas Christian School
China Spring ISD
Clifton ISD
Copperas Cove ISD
Cove Charter Academy
Fairfield ISD
Gatesville ISD
Georgetown Charter Academy
Hearne ISD
Kerens ISD
Madisonville CISD
Marlin ISD
Mart ISD
Memorial Christian Academy
Moody ISD
Oglesby ISD
Riesel ISD
Richard Milburn Academy
Rockdale ISD
Rogers ISD
Temple Charter Academy
Valley Mills ISD
Waco Charter School
Westphalia ISD
Wortham ISD

Closed from March 16 through March 27

Connally ISD
Groesbeck ISD
Killeen ISD
La Vega ISD
Lampasas ISD
Lorena ISD
McGregor ISD
Mexia ISD
Midway ISD
Robinson ISD
Rosebud-Lott ISD
Temple ISD
Troy ISD
Waco ISD
West ISD

Closed until April 3


Aquilla ISD
Bryan ISD
Belton ISD
Bruceville-Eddy ISD
College Station ISD
Goldthwaite CISD
Whitney ISD

All Hill County schools will be closed until April 3.

Jonesboro ISD will return to normal schedule on March 23. They said they are closing the campus from guests. More info can be found here.

Thrall ISD has suspnded normal school operations through April 3, with students returning to school on Monday, April 6.

Lometa ISD says no students will physically attend school March 16 - March 20 or the following week March 23 - March 27. But academic instruction will continue during the “work from home” period. More info here.

Harmony School of Innovation Waco and Harmony Science Academy Waco will return March 31.

Rapoport Academy

Rapoport Academy is extending their spring break by an additional week.

“Because your child’s safety, and the safety of all of our family members, is of utmost importance, Rapoport Academy has made the decision to extend spring break by an additional week.”

Mexia ISD says classes will resume on Monday, March 16.

Colleges/ Universities

Baylor University

Baylor University is extending spring break and pushing classes online due to coronavirus concerns.

The university announced Wednesday it has extended spring break by one week through March 20.

The spring semester will resume on Monday, March 23. From March 23 to April 3, classes will be taught online.

Central Texas College

Central Texas College (CTC) is extending spring break at all Texas locations (Central, Fort Hood and Service Area campuses) an additional week for students only. Campus classes are suspended and campus events are cancelled for the period of March 16-22. The spring break extension does not apply to online and blended courses currently in progress nor those that start on Monday, March 16. The face-to-face portion of the blended classes will be postponed or moved to the online format.

McLennan Community College

McLennan Community College is extending spring break for students until March 23.

MCC also announced it has moved "most classes" to an online format for the rest of the Spring 2020 semester.

Navarro College

The health and wellness of Navarro College students, faculty and staff are paramount as college officials plan for the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and how it might impact the remainder of the spring semester. In preparation for the completion of the spring 2020 semester, we have decided to extend students’ spring break on all campuses for an additional week (March 16-20). Classes will resume on Monday, March 23rd.

Faculty and staff (full and part-time) on all campuses have a one-day extension to spring break (March 16) and will report back to campus on March 17 (unless instructed by supervisor to report back to campus sooner) to prepare for the remainder of the semester. The extension will help us plan for service to students and to mitigate risk of exposure to COVID-19.

Temple Community College

Spring break will be extended one week for students. All classes are canceled March 16-20 as faculty and staff prepare to transition to working, teaching, and learning remotely. No online or in-person classes will be held during this time for all locations. More info here.

Texas A&M University

Texas A&M has canceled more class days and has moved in-person classes online through the end of April.

The university announced classes are canceled from March 16 through March 20. Classes will be moved online from March 23 through April 28.

Texas A&M University Central Texas

Texas A&M University Central Texas canceling classes March 16-21

As The Texas A&M University System continues to monitor and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, its highest priority is that we work to provide a safe environment for students, faculty, and staff. To that end we have been directed by System to cancel all classes during the week of March 16-21, allowing us time to assess and, if possible, reduce the potential for the spreading of the virus to our campus while continuing to advance our students toward their educational goals.

One of our primary commitments next week will be to convert as many face-to-face classes and services as possible to an online format, implementing those classes and services beginning the week of March 23-27 as we resume existing online classes. We realize there will be some classes we cannot convert because of the nature of the class, such as a laboratory or practicum, or because of technical limitations. Those classes will continue in a face-to-face format with a limitation on size (32 students maximum) and a requirement that the instructional environment be configured to assure adequate social distancing that includes a six foot minimal separation between individuals

During the preparation of faculty who will be moving to an online format, there must continue to be a sensitivity to those students requiring academic accommodations. Dr. Donald Norman in the Office of Access and Inclusion will be available to provide assistance. In addition, we will need to assure sensitivity toward any students who might self-identify as going through a quarantine period, or who are under medical care and may need assistance in accessing Canvas.

More detail will be forthcoming specifically for faculty and students as we prepare during March 16-21 for the conversion of courses from face-to-face to online. Faculty teaching face-to-face classes will be expected to be present during the week to prepare for the transition, and we would certainly appreciate assistance from those who may be teaching only online classes. As for staff, all university offices will be open and functioning during that week, and staff, including student workers, are expected to maintain their normal work schedules. However, all events scheduled during the week will be canceled, and future events may potentially be canceled as well.

TSTC

TSTC extending spring break.

In response to the COVID-19 situation, TSTC is extending spring break through March 29 for all TSTC campuses. For the latest information go visit tstc.edu/coronavirus

UMHB

The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor has extended spring break by one week amid growing coronavirus concerns.

The university announced classes and other university events scheduled for March 16 through 20 are canceled.