Robinson, Hodges update students, parents on NTI packets, graduations, meal pick up dates

Grayson County Schools Superintendent Doug Robinson and Food Service Director Kristy Hodges have released a video (seen below) updating students and parents on a variety of important topics.

In his update, Robinson reminded parents and students that school will be out until at least May 1, and that NTI packets have been sent to students, providing them with work until May 1.

Robinson said there have been “lots of questions” about graduation and prom. He said that it’s not only the senior’s graduation that has postponed, but also Kindergarten, fifth grade and eighth grade ceremonies that have been delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Robinson said he and other district leadership are aware of the importance of the events and will do all they can to “figure something out.”

Previously, Grayson County High School Principal Josh Baldwin said he would do all in his power to ensure GCHS seniors walk the line and have a prom, even if it meant having the events several months in the future.

Robinson reminded everyone to do their part in practicing social distancing and other mandates issued by local, state and federal officials to help decrease the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. He reminded people, when picking up food at the district’s food distribution locations, to please practice social distancing.

Kristy Hodges, the district’s Food Service Director, said meals will be available for pickup Monday and Thursday of this week (delivery schedule can be found below video). Since deliveries will only be made twice this week, Hodges said food service workers will “stock you up with three days’ worth of food each time.”

Hodges said some of the meal bags will contain frozen items, such as pizza and corn dogs, with instructions on how to heat the items when one is ready to eat the meals.

She noted that the district is experiencing food availability issues, similar to grocery stores, and to please be patient.

The district has served 25,000 meals since food distribution began on March 16, Robinson noted, and is currently serving about 2,000 meals per day.

Both Robinson and Hodges expressed their appreciations for the district’s food service workers and transportation teams for stepping-up and doing “a wonderful job.”

By Ken Howlett, News Director

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