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Bishop Garriga Preparatory MS will go remote rest of week

School closures caused by coronavirus
Posted at 2:59 PM, Nov 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-19 11:49:27-05

Two more districts announced a switch have announced a switch to remote learning due to COVID-19.

Several other districts previously have announced a return to remote learning for their students as COVID cases spike across the Coastal Bend.

Here's a district-by-district look at what has been reported to us about current school closures among area districts.

BISHOP GARRIGA PREPARATORY MIDDLE SCHOOL: Students at the school were dismissed this morning and will begin remote learning for Thursday and Friday because of COVID-19 concers. More information will be upcoming, school officials said.

LONDON ISD: The London Independent School District will close its middle school and high school until the Thanksgiving break and return to remote learning after a teacher who had been on campus tested positive for the coronavirus.

BANQUETE ISD: Banquete school officials announced on Nov. 13 that they will be switching to remote learning until after Thanksgiving break after two students tested positive for COVID-19

TULOSO-MIDWAY ISD: On Nov. 13, Tuloso-Midway ISD announced it would be switching to remote learning after five people tested positive for COVID-19 within the span of a week.

The district said students will start learning remotely starting Nov. 16, and will “tentatively return” to campus on Nov. 30.

FLOUR BLUFF ISD: On Nov. 17, three students attending school at Flour Bluff High School have been confirmed to have COVID-19.

As of Nov. 13, Flour Bluff Independent School District currently has 18 active cases across the district. That number includes three students who are learning remotely.

THREE RIVERS ISD: On Thursday, parents of first- and second-graders picked up students after the district reported a teacher contracted the novel coronavirus.

BEEVILLE ISD: The district informed parents that it's proceeding to remote learning due to the virus affecting Moreno Junior High School and A.C. Jones High School. Students won't be able to return to campus until at least Nov. 30.

CORPUS CHRISTI ISD: Monday marked the second opportunity for parents of Corpus Christi Independent School District students to remove their children from online learning at home and return them to in-person instruction in the classroom. Read more here.

Due to a significant increase in test-confirmed COVID-19 cases on the T.G. Allen Elementary School campus, the district said Saturday it would move to remote learning. At least five cases had been reported as of Nov. 6, so the campus was closed until Nov. 16. Custodial staff are deep-cleaning the building during the closure.

BEN BOLT-PALITO BLANCO ISD: Testing held on Nov. 6 revealed multiple confirmed cases involving student-athletes, students and staff members. Because of the cases the school has gone into Stage 3 modified operations. Elementary and high school campuses are closed until Friday.

WEST OSO ISD: The district learned Nov. 8 that an employee at JFK Elementary School tested positive for COVID-19. Upon notification, we immediately contacted the WOISD central administration and were advised that out of an abundance of caution, the students who attend JFK will quarantine until further notice, and move to remote learning. The building will be completely sanitized and contact tracing will begin. No return date has been set.

TAFT ISD: On Nov. 11, Woodroe Petty Elementary administration was notified of two situations. One was of two students who met the “close contact” criteria with a confirmed positive COVID-19 family member, and one notification of a confirmed positive COVID-19 student. Staff members and parents of students who were possibly in "close contact" with the affected student have been notified. Taft ISD also said it would provide remote instruction for the school's students for the next five school days. The district will be using this time to disinfect and sanitize. On-campus instruction will resume at Taft ISD will return on Nov. 19.