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All Schools Closed

March 23 - April 3

Given the rapidly evolving situation with COVID-19, RMA will extend the suspension of normal district operations through Friday, April 3rd in an effort to support our nation’s need to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19.  Our health officials report that cases are continuing to spread in the state, and an increase in confirmed cases in our county seems likely.  Suspending operations for this length of time will allow us to determine, in coordination with local health officials, whether the virus is continuing to have community spread or whether it has been contained.  We are coordinating with other school districts in the county and will use the week of March 30th to make any decisions on whether there is a need to extend the suspension further.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has outlined the need for all communities to implement a social distancing protocol.  We want to reiterate a request to our broader community to take the following reasonable precautions to prevent the spread of the illness:

  • Don’t shake hands
  • Wash your hands regularly
  • Limit movement within the community, especially avoiding crowded placed and maintaining 3 to 6 ft of distance between people (at least an arm’s length)
  • If you are moving around in the community, don’t congregate in large groups
  • For those who have traveled to areas with known COVID-19 cases – both inside and outside of the country – we ask that you self-quarantine and monitor for symptoms. Students who have traveled should plan to stay home for two weeks after arriving home. Please contact your campus to let them know, and this will be considered an excused absence.
  • If you suspect you have symptoms of COVID-19, call your health care provider for medical advice .
  • Keep your child at home if he/she feels ill, even if you think it is just a cold.
  • Do not leave the house if you are ill, except to access medical care

This is a quickly changing situation, and we will continue to monitor information, will assess conditions throughout the week, and will provide updates weekly via our website, social media, and by phone.

Thank you for your support and cooperation as we ensure that all members of the community in RMA stay safe and healthy.

For guidance and resources from the Texas Education Agency, visit their website for Coronavirus (COVID-19).

For assistance with Child Nutrition during closures, please check our Child Nutrition page.

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Start:
March 23
End:
April 3
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