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Superintendent Update - March 13, 2020

March 13, 2020

 

Dear Jubilee Families,

 

As you know, there has been increasing focus on the coronavirus threat across the country and the CDC has confirmed travel related cases in Austin and San Antonio. While preparation is very important, the CDC is still characterizing the overall risk of exposure for the general public as “relatively low,” even in communities where the virus is present.  With the best interest of students, families, and communities in mind, we will be extending Spring Break for the San Antonio and Kingsville regions. Our campuses in Austin and the Rio Grande Valley will continue with Spring Break as scheduled. All regions will return to class on March 23, 2020.

 

During the break, our faculty and staff will be taking extra precautions to sanitize campuses, including specialized electrostatic sprayers. In addition, Jubilee is planning for remote and distant lessons should there be a required closure of our schools in the coming weeks.

 

As always, the health, safety, and well-being of our students and extended community are top priorities.  We continue to closely monitor any local developments and prepare ourselves for a variety of contingencies.  We are committed to making fact-based decisions informed by national, state, and local official sources with the best interest of our students and community in mind.

 

To reiterate what we have previously shared, we encourage everyone to act with vigilance in promoting overall preventative health hygiene to minimize the spread of infectious diseases within our schools, including:

 

•   Reinforcing thorough handwashing and covering up coughs/sneezes

•   Continuing repeated cleaning of “high-touch” surfaces

 

We are extremely grateful for the support of our parents, teachers and staff as we all work together to make sure we are following best practices to maintain a healthy and safe community.

 

Should the situation change quickly, we will notify you immediately.

 

Thank you,

 

Dr. Kevin Phillips

Superintendent of Schools