February 23, 2022 4:30 p.m. Blackcat family, Due to potential inclement weather conditions and weather forecasts that continue to change, out of an abundance of caution, Mexia ISD will have a 2-hour delayed start tomorrow, Thursday, February 24, 2022. Buses will run exactly two hours later than normal. District staff will reevaluate road conditions early tomorrow morning. If conditions allow, we will continue with the delayed start. If conditions are deemed too dangerous and closure becomes necessary, that decision will be announced no later than 6:00 a.m. Stay safe and warm.
The MISD Board of Trustees approved to amend the 2021-2022 Instructional Calendar to change the early dismissal days on March 4, 2022 and May 24, 2022 to become full days of instruction. This will ensure that MISD meets the minimum number of 75,600 instructional minutes as required by the Texas Education Agency and receive full funding. Please see the attached calendar for details.
Blackcat Family, We have been informed our district phone lines are down because there was a major cut to the line. Technicians are currently working on the issue and said they will contact us with more updates when they are available. Please send an email to your child's school principal if communication is needed before our phone lines are back up. A.B. McBay - firstname.lastname@example.org Sims Intermediate - email@example.com Mexia Junior High - firstname.lastname@example.org Mexia High School - email@example.com DC Campus - firstname.lastname@example.org
Blackcat family, It is with deep regret that we inform you of the death of one of our Mexia ISD students on February 10, 2022. At this time, we are limited in the details we can share, as family members are still being notified. Please join us in respecting the privacy of the family in all capacities, including social media, as they grieve this terrible loss. Details for available counseling for students over the weekend is included in the attached letter. Please join us in prayers and thoughts for the family.
February 3, 2022 11:00am Blackcat family, Mexia ISD will be closed Friday, February 4, 2022 due to hazardous driving conditions caused by winter weather. Classes will resume on Monday, February 7, 2022 at regular time. Varsity basketball games are currently scheduled at home this Saturday beginning at 1:00pm. Depending on road conditions, start time may be delayed if necessary. The JV soccer game originally scheduled for 9am Saturday is being rescheduled to a later date. Stay safe and warm.
February 2, 2022 1:15pm Blackcat family, Due to anticipated winter weather making roads unsafe for travel, Mexia ISD will be closed Thursday, February 3, 2022. The district will reevaluate the situation tomorrow and make a decision for Friday no later than 4:00pm tomorrow. This closure includes all extracurricular and athletic activities. Unfortunately, student meals will not be available during this closure. Stay safe and warm.
Good evening Blackcats, Tomorrow we will return to regular schedule on all our campuses. If your child is healthy and not showing any symptoms of illness we look forward to seeing them in the morning. If they are ill or still on required covid quarantine please keep them home and contact their school to let us know. Thank you for helping keep our schools as healthy as possible.
Blackcat Family, Following ongoing guidance from the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to prioritize in-person instruction, we returned to school today following a temporary closure to try to break the covid cycle we were experiencing. Unfortunately, the number of staff and students who are dealing with covid continued to heavily impact attendance today. In consultation with our local office of Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), the numbers we saw today were unexpected and alarming following this closure. The most current updates posted on the CDC website state that “the science is evolving, particularly for the Omicron variant...” Considering the CDC’s framework concerning the incubation period, as well as isolation/quarantine timeframes for Omicron, all factors indicate that a 7-day closure is necessary now, given our exceptionally high number of cases. Taking all this information into account, Mexia ISD will close tomorrow, Wednesday, January 19, 2022 thru next Tuesday, January 25, 2022. This includes all extracurricular and athletic activities. We plan to resume all classes and activities on Wednesday, January 26, 2022. Tomorrow MISD staff will conduct a comprehensive cleaning and disinfecting of all campuses and buses. *** Student Meals will be made available each weekday during this closure for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. Pickup between 10AM-1PM at Sims Intermediate main entrance via curbside. Meals may be picked up for multiple MISD enrolled students. Students do not need to be present for pick-up of meals. ***MISD nurses will be available to administer covid tests for MISD students and staff during the district closure weekdays 10AM-2PM at RQ Sims main entrance. Please remain in your vehicle, the nurse will come outside test you.
Blackcats, We have been monitoring our covid situation closely and unfortunately the number of positive cases continue to rise and attendance is declining. In an effort to break the cycle of spreading the virus, Mexia ISD will close this Thursday and Friday, January 13-14, 2022. This includes all extracurricular and athletic activities. Monday is a scheduled holiday for staff and students. We will resume all classes and activities on Tuesday, January 18th. Buses will run at regular time this afternoon. Tomorrow MISD staff will conduct a comprehensive cleaning and disinfecting of all campuses and buses. Student meals will be made available Thursday and Friday for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. Pickup is from 10AM-1PM at Sims Intermediate & JH campuses main entrances via curbside. Meals may be picked up for multiple MISD enrolled students. Students do not need to be present for pick up of meals.
January is School Board Recognition Month and Mexia ISD is honored to celebrate our board members for their dedication and commitment to the district’s schools and students.
Happy New Year 2022
Friday, December 17th Early Release for all campuses. School Resumes on Wednesday, January 5, 2022.
Friday, December 17th Early Release for all campuses.
The Blackcat Band will present their sounds of the season concert for the public December 16 at 6:30 pm, Mexia High School Auditorium. The Beginners are playing on the same night at 6:00 pm.
Go Blackcats!! #THSFBPlayoff #othersfirst
Thank you to all Veterans and to the families who support them - in peace and at war. Thank you for your service, today and throughout the year. #othersfirst
FOOTBALL PLAYOFF SENDOFF
This morning a Mexia ISD bus was involved in an accident with another vehicle. First responders arrived quickly, but no injuries were reported and all students continued to school after transferring to another bus. All parents of involved students have been contacted directly.