DeLeon Elementary has experienced an increase in positive COVID-19 cases since the beginning of November. Currently, there are five COVID-positive staff members and seven staff members required to quarantine. As a precaution, students and staff members will move to remote learning for two weeks (14 days) to reduce the spread of the virus. This move will be effective Wednesday, November 4, 2020, and school is expected to resume on campus Wednesday, November 18, 2020.
All other schools will continue to attend class on campus at this time.
Our team worked very hard last spring and summer to enhance our online teaching and learning strategies in preparation for future remote learning opportunities for our students. Devices and hotspots will be available for all students to have continued access to technology and the internet. Victoria ISD will have three sites for parents to utilize for drive-up meal pick up while students are learning remotely: Crain, Chandler, and O’Connor.
As more COVID-19 cases are being confirmed across the state, please remain vigilant. Monitor yourself and your family for symptoms of COVID-19.
Any of the following symptoms indicate a possible COVID-19 infection:
- Temperature of 100.0 degrees Fahrenheit or higher when taken by mouth;
- Sore throat;
- New uncontrolled cough causing difficulty breathing (or, for students with a chronic allergic/asthmatic cough, a change in their cough from baseline);
- Diarrhea, vomiting, or abdominal pain; or
- New onset of severe headache, especially with a fever.
Our students' and staffs' safety and health remain the district's primary responsibility. We understand this sudden transition will be inconvenient and your child will miss being in school; however, we greatly appreciate your families' flexibility, patience, and support. We are optimistic that the following mitigation protocols will help increase students' probability of having a safe and productive school year.