Arlington ISD Closed Due to Coronavirus
By Office of Communication, Arlington ISD Communications
Posted on March 26, 2020, March 26, 2020

AISD LogoArlington ISD leaders announced Wednesday the district is closed indefinitely. The decision is in response to the new coronavirus COVID-19.

While closing schools is a daunting task, the Arlington ISD is prepared. The district began a student meal program that provides breakfast and lunch weekdays for students 18 and under at 23 locations as long as the closure lasts.

The district also launched the At-Home Learning Hub, an online learning program to keep students engaged. The hub continues to expand. It already includes lessons for students in prekindergarten through 12th grade with more curriculum in the works.

Leaders also established two hotlines for students and families coping with this crisis. School counselors are available for students to discuss stress, anxiety or other counseling-related topics. These calls are not intended to replace therapeutic sessions, but they will support students with counseling services normally provided throughout the school year by a school counselor. Counselors are available to take calls Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at 682-867-9416.

Social Workers and other support personnel are available to assist students, parents and staff with questions about available community resources. AISD staff members answering these calls are can assist families in navigating through community resources for needs related to food, clothing, shelter, transportation and advocacy. Staff is available to take calls Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at 682-867-9417.

While schools are closed, the district is operating with essential personnel who will remain on duty with a plan to work as remotely as possible. 

Additional updates can be found on the Arlington ISD Coronavirus website.

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