School closed due to Covid risk

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RICHMOND, Texas (KTRK) -- After much than week of classes, a Fort Bend ISD simple schoolhouse is closing its doors and shifting to online learning owed to a "significant" hazard of COVID-19 connected campus.

According to a letter issued to each Pecan Grove Elementary parents and guardians, classes volition beryllium wholly virtual for the remainder of the week starting Tuesday, Aug. 24.

The schoolhouse time volition commencement online astatine 9:30 a.m.

Students volition tentatively instrumentality to face-to-face acquisition connected Monday, Aug. 30.

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The missive says the district's COVID effect squad looked into "a wide scope of interior and outer indicators" to find the level of hazard oregon disruptions to in-person classes.

"All information suggested a important interaction to our quality to adequately unit the field and has caused an operational disruption that would forestall america from continuing face-to-face acquisition astatine this time," work the letter.

According to the FBISD COVID dashboard, arsenic of Monday evening, Pecan Grove Elementary has 1 lawsuit of COVID among its instructional unit and a full of 26 students with a affirmative lawsuit of the virus.

According to the dashboard, determination are a full of 741 students astatine the schoolhouse and 88 members of its staff.

Note: The district's website says these are cases reported from Aug. 13 to Aug. 22. It besides says the dashboard is refreshed regular astatine 10 p.m.

"The duration of this modulation is contingent upon field staffing and respective different interior and outer biology factors that are being monitored daily," work the letter.

Fort Bend ISD is encouraging families to usage their ain idiosyncratic devices during the displacement to online learning.

For those who whitethorn not person entree to internet, the Fort Bend ISD Lending Library volition marque exertion devices disposable for immoderate pupil successful need.

However, a constricted fig of mobile blistery spots are disposable for families without internet.

The territory encourages you to email Anne Arnold to petition a exertion instrumentality oregon mobile blistery spot. Visit the Fort Bend ISD exertion resources website for accusation and support.

The Extended Learning/Extended Day programme volition besides beryllium closed during the closure and volition reopen erstwhile the schoolhouse goes backmost to in-person learning.

The territory said it volition inactive supply grab-and-go repast work during the closure.

Meals volition beryllium served curbside astatine the autobus ramp and parents indispensable supply a pupil ID fig to prime up meals for their students. Lunch volition beryllium provided connected Tuesday, Aug. 24 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Breakfast and luncheon meals volition beryllium provided connected Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. These meals are provided to FBISD students astatine nary cost.

The territory is encouraging unit and students to deterioration masks whether they are vaccinated oregon not.

This is simply a processing story. This nonfiction volition beryllium updated arsenic much accusation becomes available.

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