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HISD School Closure & COVID-19 Virus Info

HISD School Closure & COVID-19 Virus Information

As part of our continued effort to provide the HISD community with the most current information available, this page has been created to provide a singular place for COVID-19 virus information & how it affects our community.

Harleton ISD is currently closed  until May 4.   Click here for more info

Our offices will be open at the following times for essential business only:

Central Office – Monday – Thursday from 8:00am – 12:00pm – Phone support only

Campus Offices  -Tuesday & Thursday from 8:00am – 12:00pm – Phone support only

Learning Opportunities:

HES Online Learning Resources

HJH Online Learning Resources

HHS Online Learning Resources

HHS How to Access Assignments During School Closure

Library:

Our elem/jh library catalog offers 199 ebooks  & our high school library has 121 ebooks that can be accessed online. https://hisdlib.harletonisd.net/cataloging/servlet/handlebasicsearchform.do   Students' logins are what they use to put a book on hold in the library.  If anyone needs help, they can email me and I will respond quickly!

 

Longview Public Library offers free use of thousands of ebooks.  They can use this link to search their site:  http://catalog.longviewtexas.gov/Search/default.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.3&type=Keyword.  Signup is free and easy.

 

We also have the links on the website for Storyline Online http://www.storylineonline.net/library/ and Epic! (this one offers ebooks and activities)  https://www.getepic.com/ as well.

TexQuest Databases

eBook Companies Offering Free Access

Audible free audiobooks for kids

Publisher Approved Read Alouds!

Free Wifi Resources:

We now have 3 locations where there is free wifi access.  Thanks to ETEX TElephone, Harleton VFD, Smyrna Methodist Church & Morton Baptist Church for making this possible.  To access the wifi go to the fire station @ Lake Deerwood, Smyrna Methodist on HWY 450 North, Morton Baptist on HWY 154 West.  The wifi network is called Harleton ISD Remote & the password is wildcats.  We are working to get a better wifi signal in the parking lots of the Elem / JH campus as well as the HHS campus.

Meal Provisions:

Starting Wednesday, March 25, meals will be available on Mondays and Wednesdays for either pick-up or delivery. On Mondays and Wednesdays, several meals (at one time) will be available for pick-up at the Elementary or delivery for each home that requests them for their children.

 

Athletics:

All UIL events have been suspended through April 3.  Check the Harleton Athletics facebook page for more info: Harleton Athletics

Reminders:  

If you have traveled to countries identified in the CDC’s travel warning or have been on a cruise, it is advised that you self-quarantine at home for a period of 14 days to monitor symptoms for potential infection, returning to school/work only when symptom-free. Additional information about symptoms and preventing coronavirus can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/index.html.


Please also remember to do the following to prevent the spread of infection:

  • Wash hands often for 20 seconds, and encourage others to do the same.
  • If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue away.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Disinfect surfaces, buttons, handles, knobs, and other places touched often.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay indoors to limit exposure.

 

Helpful links:

Center for Disease Control & Prevention

World Health Organization – Protective measures against coronavirus

Texas Department of State Health Service website on coronavirus

Texas Education Agency coronavirus website

Caring for Emotional Wellness during a Pandemic

The constant news coverage of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) can cause stress, fear and anxiety in students and families.  Below are a few links to resources to help anxiety and provide reassurance.

Parent Resources

Supporting Children’s Emotional Well-being during the COVID-19 Pandemic

https://www.childtrends.org/publications/resources-for-supporting-%20childrens-emotional-well-being-during-the-covid-19-pandemic

Supporting Families during COVID-19

https://childmind.org/coping-during-covid-19-resources-for-parents/