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Superintendent Update - March 16, 2020

March 16, 2020 En Español

 

Dear Families,

Jubilee Academies is working to ensure you have the most up-to-date information associated with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) as it pertains to our campuses. Based on the recent recommendations of city and federal health authorities, the campuses will remain closed through March 27.

Additionally, significant changes have been made to the state assessment. Governor Greg Abbott announced today that he has waived the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) testing requirements for the 2019-2020 school year. Despite the change, one of the top priorities is to continue delivering instruction while schools are closed. Governor Abbott and all area schools are working closely with the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to do so. This also includes tailoring instruction for students with special needs so that they have access to the same education as other students in the district.

We understand this announcement raises many questions for both districts and parents. Please note, written guidelines are expected later this week from the Commissioner of Education, Mike Morath with adjustments and the impact this decision will have on our students.

Currently, faculty and staff are working diligently to provide direction for distant learning with the best interest of our families in mind. Throughout the next two weeks, you can expect answers to anticipated questions and concerns to include graduation, grade level promotion of students, class assignments, and any additional extended periods of closure.

Please know, Jubilee is working in conjunction with the city-wide school district responses. As always, the health, safety, and well-being of our students and extended community are top priorities. 

Visit our website for the latest updates and resources.

Jubilee continues to thank you for your understanding and patience as we all work to find resolution and resources to support our families during this time.

Thank you,

Dr. Kevin Phillips
Superintendent of Schools