Coronavirus Closure — Check back regularly for updates
Most Recent Communication: EMS ISD will offer remote and in-person learning options to students entering the 2020-2021 school year. For more information, visit the district's webpage 2020-2021 School Options. Additionally, the high school marching band program will not participate in the 2020-2021 competitive marching season. Read more on the district fine arts website.Keep scrolling to see all district communication with parents and community under the District Communications ArchiveEagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD will be closed to the public through the end of the school year, along with the cancellation of all extracurricular activities and school events during the same period. All announcements related to the closure will be posted on this page, www.emsisd.com/coronavirus. Our educators continue to serve students through EMS Distance Learning and District personnel are still available to answer any questions via voice mail, email, or the Let's Talk! online system.
EMS ISD is committed to helping protect the health and safety of the students, staff, and district community. Administrators are continuing to monitor the ever-changing landscape of the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
All EMS schools and facilities will be closed to the public through the end of the school year. Governor Greg Abbott has declared a Public Health Disaster in Texas due to COVID-19 – the first of its kind in the state since 1901. This closure is to encourage social distancing to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. All extracurricular activities and school events have been canceled during the same period. We will reevaluate the situation at the end of this closure before making any other long-term announcements.
The health and safety of our students and staff is a top priority. The goals of this announced closure are to help prevent the spread of disease and to give our staff additional time to plan for continuity of services (online learning) should it become necessary for public schools to close for longer. We ask each of you to do your part to help prevent the spread of disease by:
- Limiting your attendance at social gatherings and large public events.
- Isolating yourself if you begin experiencing symptoms like fever, coughing, or shortness of breath.
- Washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Avoiding close contact with other people.
- Avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue, if available, or into your elbow.
Information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Tarrant County Health Department and other resources are available below. Additionally, a topic dedicated to COVID-19 has been created in the district's Let's Talk! online system for questions regarding district operations during this closure.