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School Closing Update 11/08/2022

Dear DeSoto County School District Community,

As you know, student and staff safety are at the forefront of all decisions made regarding school closures and delays. With the anticipation of potential high winds starting tomorrow afternoon, all schools in DeSoto County School District will operate on a half-day schedule on Wednesday, November 9, 2022. In addition, all schools will be closed on Thursday, November 10, 2022.

We plan to resume normal school hours on Friday, November 11, 2022. We will continue to monitor the storm and any impact it has on DeSoto County. All updates will be posted on the district's website www.desotoschools.com and on Facebook.

Half-day Release Times (lunch will be offered to students before they leave)
Elementary schools - 11:15 AM,
DeSoto Middle School - 12:30 PM,
DeSoto High School - 12:40 PM,
DeSoto Secondary School - 12:50 PM, and
District offices will close at 2:30 PM.

Estimada comunidad del distrito escolar del condado de DeSoto,
Como saben, la seguridad de los estudiantes y el personal está al frente de todas las decisiones que se toman con respecto al cierre y retrasos de las escuelas. Con la anticipación de posibles vientos fuertes a partir de mañana por la tarde, todas las escuelas del Distrito Escolar del Condado de DeSoto operarán en un horario de medio día el miércoles 9 de noviembre de 2022. Además, todas las escuelas estarán cerradas el jueves 10 de noviembre de 2022.
Planeamos reanudar el horario escolar normal el viernes 11 de noviembre de 2022. Continuaremos monitoreando la tormenta y cualquier impacto que tenga en el condado de DeSoto. Todas las actualizaciones se publicarán en el sitio web del distrito www.desotoschools.com y en Facebook.
Horarios de salida de medio día (se ofrecerá almuerzo a los estudiantes antes de que se vayan)
Escuelas primarias - 11:15 AM,
Escuela Intermedia DeSoto - 12:30 PM,
Escuela secundaria DeSoto - 12:40 p. m.,
Escuela Secundaria DeSoto - 12:50 PM, y
Las oficinas del distrito cerrarán a las 2:30 p. m.
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UPDATE: 10/14/22 - DeSoto Schools Reopening Plan

10/14/22 UPDATE: There was a lot of progress made in Nocatee Elementary School today! We will reopen Nocatee Elementary on Tuesday, October 18. Thank you to our staff and community partners for helping us restore our buildings!

West Elementary, Memorial Elementary, DeSoto Middle School, DeSoto Virtual Academy, and DeSoto Secondary School will reopen Monday, October 17.

DeSoto High School is still tentatively scheduled to reopen Monday, October 24.
Please note, the Family Service Center has shifted it's reopening date to Tuesday, October 18.
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DeSoto Schools Reopening Plan

Dear DeSoto County School District Community, 

In collaboration with multiple community partners and volunteers over the past two weeks, our district and school teams have been working around the clock to address the impacts of Hurricane Ian. Our mission is to safely welcome students and staff back into our schools and facilities as soon as possible. To ensure the safety of all, an industrial hygienist is testing and clearing all facilities in the district. We are reopening schools in two phases. Please Read the Full Announcement Below:

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