UPDATED: Plano ISD's Jackson Elementary returns to remote learning after 22% of in-person students and staff are exposed to COVID-19

Jackson Elementary School in Plano ISD will reopen for in-person learning Nov. 30. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Jackson Elementary School in Plano ISD will reopen for in-person learning Nov. 30. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Jackson Elementary School in Plano ISD will reopen for in-person learning Nov. 30. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Plano ISD’s Jackson Elementary will return to fully remote learning Nov. 16-20 after an increase in confirmed coronavirus cases forced a significant percentage of students and staff into quarantine, according to the district.

Twenty-two percent of students and staff were required to stay home after coming into close contact with someone who had the virus, according to a Nov. 13 letter to parents from the school. The school, which is located on Jackson Drive southeast of Coit Road and West 15th Street, will be closed to the public during this time. The decision was made with guidance from the Collin County Health Services Department.

The district's dashboard lists six students and two staff with active coronavirus cases at the elementary school as of 8:43 a.m. Nov. 16. Students and staff at Jackson Elementary have been asked to monitor their symptoms. If someone tests positive for the virus, they should email the elementary school’s principal at Crystal.Roach@pisd.edu.

The school will reopen for in-person instruction Nov. 30, following the student holidays and Thanksgiving break.

No other schools in the district are affected.


Students will still be able to pick up breakfast and lunch for the week at the school on Nov. 16 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. If families are unable to pick up meals during this time, they can pick up at any of the other meal pickup locations. Times and locations can be found here.

By Makenzie Plusnick
Makenzie graduated from Tarleton State University in 2019 with a degree in communications. While in school, she interned at the Weatherford Democrat and was editor of Texan News Service, a news outlet at Tarleton. She enjoys true crime podcasts, riding horses, and spending time with her dog.


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