April 20th Update:
To the Moulton ISD Community:
Last Friday, April 17th, Governor Greg Abbott issued an Executive Order on gradually reopening the State’s economy. Included in that Order was the decision to continue his previous suspension of face-to-face instruction for all public and private schools in the State of Texas from May 4th through the remainder of the school year.
It is important to note that while the Governor’s decision continues the closure of school buildings for in-person classroom attendance, it in no way ends the at-home instructional support for Texas’s millions of students. Along with other districts across the State, Moulton ISD teachers have worked diligently to make the transition to virtual learning.
For the remainder of the school year our teachers will continue to provide daily academic support for their students and our students will continue to complete their on-line assignments and/or work in their instructional packets. Assignments must be completed and returned to receive credit for the sixth six-weeks grading period.
In addition to the suspension of face-to-face instruction for the remainder of the year, the University Interscholastic League has canceled all remaining UIL activities for the 2019-2020 school year. Additionally, practices, rehearsals, and workouts remain suspended until further notice.
In their statement issued Friday, the UIL stated, “We understand the value of UIL activities to students and to your community. However, UIL always keeps the health and safety of students as the top priority. We believe this very difficult decision is the best decision to support the health of our state.”
Although it is sad to realize that we will not be together for the next four weeks, at the same time it is uplifting to see the way that our Katz, Kittens, teachers, the Moulton community, and the State of Texas have responded to this unprecedented event in our lives. There is hope on the horizon, and we will all be stronger for it.
Please continue to monitor the district website and social media for updates.
Moulton Independent School District
April 1st Update:
To Members of the Moulton ISD Community:
On Monday, March 31st, Governor Greg Abbott issued an Executive Order that schools shall remain temporarily closed to in-person classroom attendance and shall not recommence before May 4, 2020. In compliance with this Executive Order, the Moulton ISD will continue the suspension of normal district operations and face-to-face instruction in support our nation’s need to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19.
The district will continue to provide meals for children 18 and under from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. daily, Monday through Friday, except for previously scheduled school holidays (Friday, April 10th and Monday, April 13th).
Additionally, the Moulton ISD will support the efforts of the Texas Division of State Health Services and the Texas Education Agency in the “Stay Well, Texas” public health campaign. This means that for the next two weeks you will be receiving public health messages from the district related to COVID-19. With so much material available regarding this novel coronavirus and how to prevent its spread, we want you to have concise and factual information to protect yourself and your family.
Please remember the following:
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has outlined the need for all communities to implement a social distancing protocol. We want to reiterate a request to our broader community to take the following reasonable precautions to prevent the spread of the illness:
*Don’t shake hands
*Wash your hands regularly
*Limit movement within the community, especially avoiding crowded placed and maintaining 3 to 6 ft of distance between people (at least an arm’s length)
*If you are moving around in the community, don’t congregate in large groups
*For those who have traveled to areas with known COVID-19 cases – both inside and outside of the country – we ask that you self-quarantine and monitor for symptoms. *Students who have traveled should plan to stay home for two weeks after arriving home. *Please contact your campus to let them know, and this will be considered an excused absence.
*If you suspect you have symptoms of COVID-19, call your health care provider for medical advice .
*Keep your child at home if he/she feels ill, even if you think it is just a cold.
*Do not leave the house if you are ill, except to access medical care
Stay safe and continue to monitor the district’s website and social media for future updates. We will also continue to utilize the district’s call-out system.
Moulton Independent School District
March 20th Update:
For the next two weeks, from Monday, March 23 through Friday, April 3, the Moulton Independent School District will be serving to-go meals for all children 18 years old and younger. Meals will be served each weekday. To assist us with meal preparation we are asking that meals are preordered the day before by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (361) 596-4821. (Meals for pickup on Mondays should be ordered on Fridays.)
Meals can be picked up in front of the Elementary School each school day from 11:00 a.m until 1:00 p.m. During that time Bobkatz Street will be one-way only. Please approach the front of the Elementary School traveling east from Pecan Street toward Main Street. Meals will be handed to you through your car window. For your personal safety and the health and safety of our food service staff, we are requesting that you remain in your car.
Instructional packets for elementary students will also be distributed at this time.
March 18th Update:
Given the rapidly evolving situation with COVID-19, the Moulton Independent School District will extend the suspension of normal district operations until Friday, April 3rd. During that time, beginning on Monday, March 23, we will suspend face-to-face instruction. Instructional services will continue for all students through on-line instruction and instructional packets.
Please see the attached document.
March 16th Update:
At Moulton ISD the safety and well-being of your children is our top priority. Therefore, out of an abundance of caution during this time of uncertainty all district schools will remain closed for the remainder of this week through Friday, March 20th. Additionally, all UIL and other school events and practices are canceled. Please continue to monitor the district website and Facebook pages for updates on reopening or extending the closure.
March 14th Update:
To the Parents of Our Bobkatz and Kittens:
At this time, Moulton ISD is planning to resume classes on Tuesday, March 17. We are closely monitoring information from the Texas Department of Health Services, the Texas Education Agency, and Lavaca County Office of Emergency Services for current information as we make decisions with regards to the COVID-19 coronavirus and how it might impact our school. Because the health and safety of your children is our top priority, we also support your decisions regarding your child's well-being and school attendance. Therefore, at this time absences related to this matter will be coded as excused until further notice.
You are probably aware there has been a confirmed case of the virus in Lavaca County. As a part of their protocol in these cases, health care workers make every effort to identify others who may have interacted with the infected individual. If you or any member of your family has been contacted by the Department of Health that you may have interacted with this individual, please contact your campus principal immediately.
For the health of you and your family continue to follow these recommendations:
Wash your hands often with soap and water (for 20 seconds);
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth;
Cover your nose and mouth when coughing with a tissue or the crook of your arm;
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces;
Avoid close contact with those who are already sick; and
If you are sick, stay home from school. (The symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, cough, and shortness of breath.)
Please continue to refer to our district website for updates, as well as our campus Facebook pages. Thank you for your support and understanding as we work together to keep everyone safe.
If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me or your campus principal.
Moulton Independent School District