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Blanket Independent School District leadership has spent the last several days receiving feedback from the Texas Education Agency, healthcare professionals, Region 15, and area school leaders. For now, it has been decided that spring break will be extended for the week of March 16 through March 20. During the extended spring break, Blanket Independent School District faculty and staff have been preparing for a scenario in which students are away even longer.
Please take a moment to read Principal Chris Morrow's complete letter to parents regarding the Blanket Independent School District response plan to the COVID-19 pandemic.
As per Blanket ISD Administration:
The information on the COVID-19 virus is changing rapidly. While there have been no cases of COVID-19 in Brown county, we want to be proactive in providing educational services during very unpredictable times. Based on information received at a 10:00 a.m. meeting on March 14, 2020, Bangs, Blanket, Brookesmith, Brownwood, Coleman, Early, May, Santa Anna, and Zephyr school districts will extend spring break for students through at least March 22, 2020. This extension allows our districts to make plans to provide educational, food, and special education services within each community while students are not in attendance. You can expect to see these plans by March 18.
On March 16, all campus personnel should report at 9:00 a.m. All other district personnel should report to their usual locations at their regular start times. Any staff who traveled internationally or domestically, where they may have been exposed to COVID-19, should immediately contact their supervisor before reporting to work.
Based on the ever-changing nature of this situation, districts will continue to meet and adjust as needed. We all understand these are decisions that have huge impacts on our communities on multiple fronts. We appreciate your patience as we work through unpredictable times. Please monitor your district’s website and social media accounts for updated information. As of today, all districts plan to reopen to students on March 23, 2020. We will communicate the details surrounding these opening in the future.
Bangs ISD - Tony Truelove
Blanket ISD - David Whisenhunt
Brookesmith ISD - Scott Edmondson
Brownwood ISD - Joe Young
Coleman ISD - Brandon McDowell
Early ISD - Wes Beck
May ISD - Steve Howard
Santa Anna ISD - David Robinett
Zephyr ISD - Stanton Marwitz
The yearbook staff has a few 2018–2019 yearbooks for sale for $35.00 each. We are also selling Blanket Tiger Pop-sockets for $10.00 each.
Our teachers are available for student tutorial help before school from 7:40 a.m. until 8:00 a.m. and after school at 3:30 p.m.
We have a parent portal available for parents to see the grades and progress of your children online. For information about this system and detailed instruction for accessing the new online options, please contact Larry Smith.