Dear Lovejoy Families,
We want to extend our thanks to our amazing Lovejoy community for the concern and care that you’ve shown during the rapidly changing circumstances surrounding COVID-19.
Lovejoy ISD remains committed to providing outstanding education in a safe and secure learning environment while keeping students at the heart of all of our decisions.
Due to the March 11, 2020 announcement by the World Health Organization that the outbreak of the new coronavirus has been declared a pandemic, updated announcements by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and information from medical professionals and state and federal health officials, the following action is being taken in an attempt to minimize health and safety risks to our Lovejoy community.
As a precaution, Lovejoy ISD is extending spring break by one week.
Schools will remain closed Monday, March 16 through Friday, March 20, as we assess the situation in our community as travelers return from spring break.
Lovejoy ISD will continue to monitor and evaluate the public health situation prior to reopening school on Monday, March 23, and will communicate across all channels as updated information becomes available.
During this extended break, district offices will be closed, and all-district events and competitions that have been scheduled within the district during this timeframe will be considered canceled until further notice. District travel for student competitions and events outside the district will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
We are taking these steps out of an abundance of caution. Public health officials have not yet made this a requirement for public institutions. Nevertheless, given all that we know, and what we can anticipate based on information from local, state and national agencies, including Collin County Health Services, Texas Health and Human Services, Texas Education Agency and the Centers for Disease Control, we believe this is the most prudent course of action at this time.
Please know that Lovejoy provides many digital tools to support in-class learning, and our students will have access to these resources, which are aligned to their classes through Google Classroom and the use of other technology platforms. We will provide information on additional ways to leverage our rich technological resources for continued student support should it become necessary to extend closure beyond next week.
Meanwhile, care for yourself, your family and those within our community. Continue to adhere to the preventative measures as recommended by public health officials, such as limiting interaction and practicing social distancing. Visit the CDC website for more information.
This is a rapidly progressing situation that impacts those far beyond our Lovejoy community. Thank you for your patience and partnership as we partner together to keep our One Heart. One Lovejoy. community safe.