Abbott Announces School Closures for Remainder of 2019-2020 School Year

On Friday, April 17, Texas Governor Greg Abbott amended his Executive Order calling for all schools to remain closed in the state of Texas through the end of the 2019-2020 school year. For Keller ISD facilities, this means that all events and activities are cancelled through the end of May.

According to the KISD Communications team, online learning and meal service will continue through the official last day of school on Thursday, May 21.

Furthermore, alternate dates for the Class of 2020’s prom and graduation can be found by clicking here. According to the KISD Communications team, these dates are confirmed, but will be contingent on local restrictions regarding mass gatherings being lifted.

“We will continue to discuss plans for summer school and other June activities in the coming days with announcements made as the status of summer activities are confirmed,” the team explained in an email.

For the time being, it is encouraged to continue following the recommendations of Tarrant County Public Health, as well as to stay home, and practice social distancing.

“While this was not the ideal way to end the school year, our Keller ISD community has continued to show its strength and support throughout this time,” the communications team concluded the email. “We are proud of our students, employees, and families and look forward to being together again in the 2020-21 school year as One Keller ISD Family.”

For students and staff alike, this isn’t the news anyone was hoping for — but through thick and thin, we are Forever Timber Creek.

The email sent to KISD families following Abbott’s announcement can be seen below:

Keller ISD Families,

Texas Governor Greg Abbott amended his Executive Order calling for all schools to remain closed in the state of Texas through the end of the 2019-20 school year. This means Keller ISD facilities will remain closed and all events and activities are canceled through the end of May. Online learning and meal service will continue through the official last day of school on May 21, 2020. We will be sharing information regarding summer meals in the coming weeks.

Among events impacted by this extended closure are Keller ISD’s high school graduation ceremonies. Keller ISD has secured Saturday, July 25, as our make-up graduation date at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth. Graduation times are as follows:

Central High School | 8 a.m.
Fossil Ridge High School | 12 p.m.
Keller High School | 4 p.m.
Timber Creek High School | 8 p.m. 

Prom dates for the Class of 2020 are as follows:

Central High School | Saturday, June 27, at AT&T Stadium
Fossil Ridge High School | Saturday, June 27, at AT&T Stadium
Keller High School | Saturday, July 11, at AT&T Stadium
Timber Creek High School | Saturday, July 11, at River Ranch Conference Center

These dates are confirmed, but will be contingent on local restrictions regarding mass gatherings being lifted.

We will continue to discuss plans for summer school and other June activities in the coming days with announcements made as the status of summer activities are confirmed. Stay tuned to www.KellerISD.net and the District’s official social media accounts for the latest updates.

Keller ISD encourages families to continue to follow the recommendations of Tarrant County Public Health and stay home, avoid contact within six feet of other people, and follow social distancing directives for essential activities only as outlined by city, county, and state officials. For more information about Keller ISD’s response to the pandemic, please visit www.KellerISD.net/Coronavirus.

While this was not the ideal way to end the school year, our Keller ISD community has continued to show its strength and support throughout this time. We are proud of our students, employees, and families and look forward to being together again in the 2020-21 school year as One Keller ISD Family.

Related Posts

Got a Comment?

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.