Public Schools in the parish are going to 100% virtual learning. This is due to continuing problems with the city water system that feeds all schools.
On Monday afternoon Superintendent Alison Hughes sent the word to students, staff and parents: Due to inadequate water supply at all schools, ALL Red River students will begin Virtual Learning tomorrow, Tuesday, February 23rd. Our schools need adequate water pressure for cleaning, cooking, and flushing toilets. At this time, we do not have acceptable water pressure to make these accommodations.
Students at Red River JUNIOR HIGH and Red River HIGH SCHOOL without devices at home, may go to their school to check out a device. Students at Red River ELEMENTARY may pick up learning packets at their school. All schools will call this evening with more information about their plans for virtual learning and device or packet pickup.
We will issue another update about returning to school as more information becomes available. Just like you, we want what is best for our Bulldog students! Thank you for your continued support and understanding as we all navigate this time together. Have a good afternoon.
High School Principal JC Dickey gave some specific directions to students:
Good evening parents and students, this is Mr. Dickey, Principal of RRHS. I hope everyone had an amazing 2 week break with an extra week off for the snow. I would like to thank all of the students for coming to intercession grade recovery week. We had over 100 students participate that week. We understand there was serious power and water outages across the parish and pray that this message finds you all safe and restored. But we realize some of the area is still without utilities and this makes reopening schools extremely difficult. Until we can be fully operational, we will transition back to completely virtual until it is safe for all students and faculty to return to campus.
This means we need all in-person students to come pick up their chromebooks and chargers. The school will be open tomorrow from 8:30am-12:30pm for students to pick up their chromebooks they may have left at school over the break. We need all in-person students to come to school during this time to pick up their chromebooks and chargers from their classroom. If the internet is out at home, students will need to log into their Chromebook while on campus to check what assignments need to be completed. The WiFi will be on at the school and in the parking lot if students need to come by to check on or submit an assignment.
Until we return back to on-campus learning, all assignments will be posted in your students Google Classrooms, Email, and on Edgenuity daily. Please have your student log on and complete everything by the due dates. These assignments must be completed on time because when we return to school there will be no time to go back to those assignments as we will move forward.
For students at Red River Elementary: You may pick up learning packets at the school.
Packet pick up for PK3-5th will be from 11-3 Tuesday.