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A letter from Jill Millican,

superintendent of Dimmitt ISD

March 2020

Dear Dimmitt ISD Community,

Dimmitt ISD will be closed starting 3/23/20 through 3/27/20 to support our community and health care professionals in the ongoing goal of containing the spread of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. Additionally, all extracurricular activities, practices and athletic events are suspended while we are closed.

We do not make this decision lightly. We fully realize it presents significant difficulties to working parents. However, we are hopeful that these measures will better ensure the long-term health and safety of children, staff, and the larger community.

Dimmitt ISD is finalizing logistics on distance learning options and the distribution of food to address children’s nutritional needs while school is out. More information and guidance will be made available on our website in the coming days. We will also take this week to further clean schools and buses and restock custodial and nursing supplies.

Teachers and staff will receive information this Thursday via email detailing work expectations during the school closure. Additionally, Dimmitt ISD asks the 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

Please be patient with us as we are making decisions in a completely unpredictable environment. As we roll out our plan to serve our students, we will need your support and feedback to best support our families during this time.

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

If you have questions or concerns, please email me at jimillican@dimmittisd.net


Jill Millican, Superintendent Dimmitt ISD