By Whitney Wyatt/The Red River Sun—
CHILDRESS – Childress Independent School District moved to virtual learning for three days last week because of COVID-19.
“We based the move on the number of employees who were out,” said CISD Superintendent Carl Taylor. “They didn’t have any subs.”
Taylor said CISD had nearly 30 employees out, who had either tested positive for COVID-19 or were in quarantine. This caused the school to transition from on campus learning to virtual learning Wednesday, Dec. 2 through Friday, Dec. 4.
During this time, Childress ISD Child Nutrition Director Tracee Herbstritt said the school offered free meals to all students. Because of being short staffed, they did not have the availability to offer delivery, but kids or parents were allowed to come to any of the three school cafeterias and pick up breakfast and lunch meals.
“We love being able to help out our families and give them meals,” Herbstritt said. “I’m glad we can still prepare the meals, and the kids can come get it if they need it.”
Students who did not have internet were able to come to the school to receive support from teachers if needed, according to a statement from CISD. Extracurricular events were also canceled with the exception of the State Quarterfinal football game last Friday, since it was an outdoor event.
On campus learning resumed on Monday, Dec. 7, Taylor said.