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Posted on: April 3, 2020

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Heroic efforts are being made by Titus County school boards, administrators, faculty and staff to keep students learning, fed and feeling connected to their schools here at home during a global incident.

From serving thousands of meals each school day by delivery or at pick up, to swiftly transitioning to online and remote learning, the response to COVID-19 by the Mount Pleasant, Chapel Hill, Harts Bluff and Rivercrest educational community has been extraordinary.

“Our responsibility to serve students and their families does not cease because of this virus,” said Judd Marshall, Superintendent of Schools, Mount Pleasant ISD. “COVID-19 has caused many stresses on our community as a whole. But, we will do the very best we can to serve kids breakfast and lunch during the weekdays while providing instruction to all students in the most efficient manner possible.”

“It is great to see how teachers, staff, and everyone are working together, said Bobby Rice, Superintendent of Harts Bluff Schools.  “Students and parents need to know and trust that this is something we will get through together.”

“I am impressed, and so proud, of how the Rivercrest community family has responded to a situation that has taken us all out of our comfort zone,” said Stanley Jessee, Superintendent of Rivercrest ISD. “Everyone has joined hands to make sure the students were served and their needs were met.  Although our world is quickly changing around us, we are going to continue to make the needed adjustments.”

“Every day educators are blessed with the unique opportunity to serve students, families and our community,” added Marc Levesque, Superintendent of Chapel Hill ISD. “So it does not come as a surprise that when our school board, administrators, faculty and staff were presented with this unexpected life challenge, they have presented their love for the community in powerful ways.”

Just of few of those powerful ways include:

  • The numbers climb daily, but by mid-week this week, Mount Pleasant ISD had served by delivery or pick up 8,078 breakfast meals and 8,078 lunch meals for a total of 16,156 meals.
  • Harts Bluff has delivered electronic devices to students who needed them to access online learning and while also serving 2,400 breakfast and lunch meals from March 25 to March 31.  If you want to check out what online learning looks like, see what Harts Bluff ISD has put together.
  • Chapel Hill has so far distriubted 611 computers and 250 internet mifi devices. Families can reach out to the email hotline: wecare@chisddevils.com for guidance from mental health counselors, social workers, administrators, teachers, translators and volunteers.
  • Rivercrest has served 3,000 meals, and is issuing Chromebooks and Internet hotspots to students who need them to access online leaning.
  • The Chapel Hill School Board also implemented an employee stimulus program to give back to the local businesses that faithfully support the surrounding school districts. Each employee received $200 to spend at local businesses. Additionally, the district has been ordering meals for volunteers from local restaurants.

“We understand that the power in our community comes from the people,” said Levesque. “And this circumstance, although difficult and unexpected, will make our school districts stronger and better able to serve our community in the future.”

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Héroes de la ciudad de COVID-19:

Nuestros educadores se an colocado como los primeros en la lista de Héroes de la cuidad

Los esfuerzos heroiticos estan siendo hechos por los administradores de la directiva escolar, la facultad y el personal del condado de Titus, para mantener a los estudiantes aprendiendo, alimentándose y sintiéndose conectados con sus escuelas aquí en casa durante un incidente global.

Desde servir miles de comidas cada día escolar por entrega o al recoger, hasta una transición rápida al aprendizaje en línea y remoto, la respuesta a COVID-19 por parte de la comunidad educativa Mount Pleasant, Chapel Hill, Harts Bluff y Rivercrest ha sido extraordinaria.

"Nuestra responsabilidad de servir a los estudiantes y sus familias no cesa debido a este virus", dijo Judd Marshall, Superintendente de las Escuelas, Mount Pleasant ISD.

“COVID-19 ha causado muchas tensiones en nuestra comunidad en general. Pero, haremos lo mejor que podamos para servirles a los niños desayuno y almuerzo durante los días de semana, mientras brindamos instrucción a todos los estudiantes de la manera más eficiente posible."

"Es maravilloso ver cómo los maestros, el personal y todos están trabajando juntos", dijo Bobby Rice, Superintendente de las Escuelas Harts Bluff. "Los estudiantes y los padres necesitan saber y confiar en que esto es algo que superaremos juntos."

"Estoy impresionado y muy orgulloso de cómo las familias de la comunidad de Rivercrest ha respondido a una situación que nos ha sacado a todos de nuestra zona de confort", dijo Stanley Jessee, Superintendente de Rivercrest ISD. “Todos se han unido para asegurarse de que los estudiantes reciban servicios y que se satisfagan sus necesidades. Aunque nuestro mundo está cambiando rápidamente a nuestro alrededor, vamos a seguir haciendo los ajustes necesarios."

"Todos los días, los educadores son bendecidos con la oportunidad única de servir a los estudiantes, familias y nuestra comunidad", agregó Marc Levesque, Superintendente de Chapel Hill ISD. "Por lo tanto, no es una sorpresa que cuando nuestra junta escolar, administradores, facultad y personal se presentaron ante este inesperado desafío de la vida, hayan presentado su amor por la comunidad de manera poderosa".

Algunas de esas poderosas formas incluyen:

  • Los números aumentan a diario, pero a mediados de semana esta semana, Mount Pleasant ISD había servido y entregando 8,078 desayunos y 8,078 almuerzos para un total de 16,156 comidas.
  • Harts Bluff ha entregado dispositivos electrónicos a los estudiantes que los necesitaban para acceder al aprendizaje en línea y, al mismo tiempo, servía 2,400 desayunos y almuerzos del 25 al 31 de marzo. Si desea ver cómo es el aprendizaje en línea, visite www.hbisd.net , y haga clic en HB en HOME.
  • Chapel Hill ha distribuido hasta ahora 611 computadoras y 250 dispositivos mifi de internet. Las familias pueden comunicarse con la línea directa de correo electrónico: wecare@chisddevils.com para recibir orientación de consejeros de salud mental, trabajadores sociales, administradores, maestros, traductores y voluntarios.
  • Rivercrest ha servido 3,000 comidas, y está emitiendo Chromebooks y puntos de acceso a Internet a los estudiantes que los necesitan para acceder a la inclinación en línea.
  • La Junta Escolar de Chapel Hill también implementó un programa de estímulo para empleados para retribuir a las empresas locales que apoyan fielmente a los distritos escolares de los alrededores. Cada empleado recibió $200.00 para gastar en negocios locales. Adicional, el distrito ha estado ordenando comidas para voluntarios de los restaurantes locales.

"Entendemos que el poder en nuestra comunidad proviene de la gente", dijo Levesque. "Y esta circunstancia, aunque difícil e inesperada, hará que nuestros distritos escolares sean más fuertes y puedan servir mejor a nuestra comunidad en el futuro".

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