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School Canceled January 13-14

Dear Leopard family,

Due to the number of active COVID-19 cases affecting our staff and students and in an effort to mitigate the potential for significant spread among our Leopard family, we will be canceling school for Thursday and Friday of this week. Our custodial team will use this time to ensure that all equipment and buildings are cleaned and sanitized before students return. School will remain in session on Wednesday, but we wanted to give parents ample notice in order to make arrangements

On Monday, we will observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, which was already a district holiday.  Classes will resume on Tuesday, January 18. 

Student breakfast and lunch will be available for pick up at Chalmers and Edison from 8am-12pm.  Meals at Edison can be picked up on the northeast corner of the building at the cafeteria doors. Meals at Chalmers can be picked up at the backside of the school by taking the bus lane to the east side of the building.

Athletic events will continue as scheduled and coaches will be in communication with parents regarding practices.

As a reminder, COVID testing is available for GISD staff and students, and will continue on Thursday and Friday. To schedule testing, contact the Human Resources Department at 940-665-4362.

We ask that you use this time to quarantine and screen your children at home. If your child should test positive for COVID-19, please contact the campus nurse. 

Gainesville ISD’s priority remains the safety and well-being of our students and staff. We will continue to monitor the situation and will communicate any additional messages as needed.




Dr. DesMontes Stewart
Superintendent of Schools