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Posted in , on February 19, 2021

All classes canceled Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 22-23

Following the devastating winter storm system that walloped North Texas and the rest of the state, the Arlington ISD is now picking up the pieces. Ruptured pipes, disruption to water services and power outages are just a few culprits causing the district to cancel in-person and remote learning for Monday and Tuesday of next week. The district plans to resume instruction remotely on Wednesday and open up as many schools as possible for in-person learning on Thursday.

“Mother Nature dealt us a hard blow,” said Dr. Marcelo Cavazos, superintendent, Arlington ISD. “Today, we have 26 locations with damage and many more that aren’t safe for school on Monday. We know our families and our teachers are facing many of the same challenges at their homes. We want everyone to take Monday and Tuesday of next week to focus on their needs, but be ready to resume school remotely on Wednesday.”

Cavazos goes on to say that while he is hopeful that all schools will re-open for in-person learning on Thursday, he isn’t convinced. “We have a few schools with major damage from flooding and at least two schools with damaged boilers. These are major repairs that are going to take time.”

Arlington ISD maintenance crews and contractors have been and will continue to assess, repair and inspect each facility to make for a safe re-opening next week where possible.

To keep families and students updated on the status of their school, the district created a winter weather page. The page contains information on meal service locations, City of Arlington alerts, community resources and more.