Waxahachie ISD administrators have been working closely with local health officials and actively monitoring the COVID-19 situation over spring break. Maintenance staff has been hard at work cleaning and disinfecting district buildings and buses.

At this time, there are no cases of COVID-19 in Ellis County. We are relying on TEA; local, state, and federal health officials; and other sources of reliable information as we evaluate the situation. To date, there has been no decision on closing public schools in Texas, particularly those in areas with no cases of the virus.

This is a rapidly-evolving situation, but as of now, Waxahachie ISD plans to resume classes on Monday, March 16. We ask that any students or staff members who have traveled to the Level 3 areas (China, Italy, Iran, and South Korea), where the virus is widespread, not come back to school for 14 days, as advised by health officials.

We will continue to disinfect our buildings and buses daily, and encourage staff and students to wash their hands regularly and take other disease-prevention measures. If students or staff members are sick, we want them to stay home.

Should a decision be made to postpone classes, we will notify families and staff members via email, social media, and our district website.

Thank you for your support of Waxahachie ISD and for your cooperation in keeping students and staff members healthy.