As the COVID-19 pandemic has shut down schools for the rest of this school year, schools across Grimes County are having to reschedule events in their districts.
For Anderson-Shiro CISD, nothing has been released yet as far as rescheduled high school prom or graduation. But, superintendent Scott Beene, speaking in a video to the district last week, encouraged students at ASCISD to keep up their good work.
“Stay on a schedule, or start a schedule, if you have not done that, on how you are going to deal with the remaining five weeks,” said Beene. “Continue to work hard. Many of you are diligently working, and getting work back to our staff even before the due dates, so we thank you for that.”
He also mentioned that meal-pick up for the district remains the same.
As for Iola ISD, they have announced alternate dates for high school graduation and prom for the next few months. In the release on the website, Superintendent Scott Martindale said that times and dates may be affected based on what the TEA decides to do with graduations.
Iola ISD have prom for the next three months set for June 19th, July 17th and August 1st, all scheduled to be held at the Chandelier Room in Navasota. The alternate graduation dates would be set for June 27th, July 25th, and August 8th.
All dates are dependent on social distancing and large gathering guidelines being extended or ended.
Richards ISD said in a Facebook post last week that they hope to have plans for graduation nailed down soon.