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Rio Grande Valley, Texas — Triumph Public High School officials have announced the temporary closure and extended Spring Break schedule of Triumph Public High Schools – McAllen, Mercedes, San Benito, and Brownsville. From the Superintendent, Frances Berrones-Johnson:
We continue to actively monitor developments regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) in conjunction with local and state public health officials, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 7-different city offices, 6-county offices, and over 30+ISDs.
This week, several mayors and city departments of health issued a third public health emergency and prohibited gatherings of more than 50 people and in some instances in groups of less than 10 people.
Therefore, and because of the rapidly evolving nature of this situation and out of an abundance of caution, Triumph Public High Schools (EL PASO) (LAREDO) (LUBBOCK) (RIO GRANDE VALLEY) is joining other districts in extending our closure of campus classrooms through Friday, April 3, 2020. Students and parents should, if they have not already done so, plan for long-term closures of schools.
In the meantime, we are also working to implement remote instruction. We will continue to update the Triumph Public High School website about remote instruction and will provide regular updates on our website, social media channels, and email messaging. We direct you to the Texas Education Agency COVID-19 website that was developed to provide us with support and guidance and will continue to be updated as needed.
“During this unprecedented time, we want you to know that the safety and well-being of our students and staff are our top priorities. We understand that these developments have put a strain on families. We continue to be committed to educating our students. We will get through this by working together. Thank you for your patience and understanding and for your continued support of Triumph Public High Schools. Together We Will Triumph! and Keep the Torch of Knowledge Ignited”, said Superintendent, Frances Berrones-Johnson.