Round Rock ISD Suspends Summer Extracurriculars Due to COVID-19 Outbreak

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The dominoes continue to fall due to the Coronavirus pandemic that is wrecking havoc on Texas and the schools plans on opening for the 2020 year. Shortly after Hildalgo County and Travis county announced suspending on-campus instruction and activities— in what would delay the start of a football season for major teams— Round Rock ISD announced their decision to close down extracurricular summer activities “until further notice.” Dwayne Weirich, Round Rock ISD’s athletic director, tweeted out the announcement on Wednesday morning:

With a spike in corona virus cases across the state, Round Rock ISD suspended strength and conditioning for all student-aglets in the Round Rock school district back in June. Steve Flores’, Round Rock’s superintendent, statement on the matter in June was “We will begin school on August 20 and are preparing for a hybrid model, which would include some instruction on campus and some at home… in preparation, we are also continuing to plan for a completely virtual start to the school year if conditions warrant.”

On Tuesday, Flores released a statement announcing that Round Rock ISD would begin at least their first three weeks virtually. “Following the initial three-weeks of all-virtual learning, Round Rock ISD’s current instructional plan is to offer on-campus learning starting on Thursday, Sept. 10 and continue all-virtual learning for students who have chosen that option,” wrote Flores. You can find the full statement here: https://roundrockisd.org/coronavirus/

The list of schools impacted by the suspension of extracurricular summer activities are: Cedar Ridge, McNeil, Round Rock, Stony Point, and Westwood.

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