Positive COVID-19 Cases Instigate Tenaha High School Going to Remote Learning for 72 Hours (Extension Update)

October 8, 2020 - The Tenaha ISD administrative team has decided to extended the High School Closure ONLY for one additional day, Friday, October 9th, 2020.

  • High school staff will continue to report on Friday and continue their remote learning from their classroom.
  • The Middle School and Elementary will continue as normal. 
  • The Junior High & JV games for tonight against West Sabine have BOTH been CANCELLED.  As of right now, the High School game is still scheduled as normal, Friday 7:00pm.
  • Fall pictures for tomorrow have been CANCELLED as well. 

October 5, 2020 - Tenaha ISD has elected to go to remote learning for high school students for 72 hours out of an abundance of caution.

Information issued by Tenaha ISD is as follows:

Tenaha High School to Enter Remote Learning Through Thursday, October 8.

Out of an abundance of caution, and in light of the fact that there were multiple gatherings of members of various communities over the weekend, Tenaha High School students will be placed into remote instruction for the next 72 hours in an effort to monitor symptoms and prevent a potential surge of Covid-19.

At this time, there are two confirmed positive cases in the high school (one student, one staff) that have come to light after the weekend gatherings, but hardly an outbreak of any kind to cause a concern.  
The concern is prevention. If state-wide trends tell us anything, it is that a second wave of Covid-19 infections is possible if not likely. So, in light of the social gatherings of the weekend and the knowledge of new cases today, we feel it is in the best interest of all Tenaha High School students to engage in remote learning for a time long enough to evaluate symptoms and exposure from those gatherings.  

High School students will be required to log-in and complete class work on Google Classroom for these three days remotely.  Anyone who has device needs may come to the building to check out a chrome book from Ms. Jacobs tomorrow morning.  High School staff will be on hand in their classrooms conducting remote instruction throughout the day.  

Tenaha Middle School (Grades 5-8) and Tenaha Elementary (Grades PK-4) will carry on with school in a normal setting.  We do not have any reason to think any students on these campuses have a reasonable risk to exposure based on the data and information we have at this time.  

Tiger Football games vs. West Sabine on both Thursday and Friday night will continue as scheduled and Mr. Sours and Coach Jeremy Jenkins will be communicating practice times and expectations to the high school team and band members.  

Again, this decision is made for two reasons: 1)  an overabundance of caution to get in front of any potential surge that may come with Covid-19 and recent social communal gatherings, and 2) in the event that students in substantial numbers begin to develop symptoms as the week progresses, we may have successfully been able to isolate exposure to just those effected students.  

Students at Tenaha High School will return to regular school on Friday, October 9 barring any new information that could arise.  

We apologize for any inconvenience or concern this might cause, but it was a part of our summer planning to be prepared for just this type of scenario and contingency. Stay diligent and stay confident that together, we can all beat Covid and the disruptions it causes.