Posted Date: 09/13/2021
Dear Lion Country,
The trajectory of the COVID-19 virus-positive cases has caused teacher staffing issues for our district. Monday, September 6, is Labor Day and is an LISD school holiday. Livingston ISD will be closed Tuesday, September 7 through Friday, September 10, due to the staffing shortage from COVID-19 positive cases. There will not be regular instruction on any campuses or remote conferencing instruction for COVID-19 positive students during the closure.
LHS extracurricular activities will continue as long as they can be sustained by non-COVID positive staff. All district instructional facilities will be closed September 6-10.
Angelina College Dual Credit classes will be held online during the LISD closure.
A free COVID-19 testing clinic will be available on the Livingston High School campus for staff, and students from 8:00 am to 12 noon Tuesday, September 7 through Friday, September 10. You may call the high school campus at 936-328-8600 during this time.
We encourage everyone to stay home, wash their hands often, and practice social distancing during this closure. It is crucial that staff and students protect themselves and continue to watch for symptoms of the virus (http://www.cdc.gov/.../201.../symptoms-testing/symptoms.html). We further ask that all staff and students continue to follow our strong recommendation to wear face coverings when involved in any indoor activities. Please consider vaccination if you are eligible and have not already done so.
While this is our first closure due to staffing shortages caused by COVID-19 positive cases, more closures may be necessary if we cannot work to mitigate viral spread in our community.
At this time, the district will be using the four days set aside on the school calendar as “bad weather days” for the replacement of the lost instructional time.
We encourage everyone in the community to help mitigate the virus by
• hand washing often with soap and water
• wearing a mask
• avoid crowds and practice social distancing
• vaccinate, if eligible.
We look forward to resuming regular class schedules on Monday, September 13, 2021. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone and wish each of you health and safety during this closure.
Dr. Brent Hawkins
Superintendent of Schools