With the latest changes in State guidelines and current COVID concerns/increases, and after staff and parent feedback with overwhelming support, Red Oak ISD is postponing the student's first day of school to Thursday, August 20, which pushes the start back a week.
Staff will still return on their assigned date.
This will allow for a change in health concerns and allow the district to best prepare for the Return 2 Learn plan for both in-person and virtual instruction of your children. In addition to the state allotment of personal protective equipment (PPE) – masks, gloves, shields, hand sanitizer, etc. – the district has ordered more cleaning supplies, protective shields for front offices and cafeterias, and technology devices for virtual learning. Staff will also have additional time to prepare for the first day of school and new roles and responsibilities.
This change is also possible since the State guidelines, which previously mandated two-week shutdowns for any COVID case, now state the district would only have to close that class or wing, or possibly the school for a day depending on the number of positive cases.