Along with area school districts, Aubrey ISD has extended its closure through Friday, April 17. All school-related activities are canceled through April 19. Currently, all Aubrey ISD schools and facilities are closed.
I met with superintendents from Denton County and county health officials through a video conference meeting this week. We all acknowledged that families need to plan. These are unprecedented times, and we want to provide our families as much notice as possible.
As we are all aware, Denton County Judge Andy Eads issued a stay-at-home order this week to help provide social distancing and to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus in our county. In support of this mandate, we are asking Aubrey ISD families and staff to stay healthy and stay at home.
“The quicker we properly keep our distance, the quicker the kids can return to school and our lives and business can continue,” said Judge Eads at a recent briefing. Except for specific essential activities, the stay-at-home order requires all Denton County residents to stay at home to protect the most vulnerable members of the community and to prevent the spread of the virus. Essential business and government service workers or residents that perform essential public infrastructure are exempt.
Aubrey ISD will continue to provide meals and instructional support during closure as we communicated previously and updated on Wednesday, March 25. Aubrey ISD and other local districts are scheduled to reopen on Monday, April 20. We will continue to follow the recommendations of local health officials and collaborate with other schools to determine whether remaining closed after April 17 will be necessary.
Thank you for your support during this time. Working together and following the recommendations of our Denton County leadership and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) will help us all make it through the health emergency and return our lives and activities back to normal.