Dallas ISD announced Tuesday that it is joining other North Texas school districts in closing “indefinitely” in an effort to contain the spread of coronavirus.

We recognize the significant impact this extended closure will have on the entire community, especially for families who depend on the district for critical services.

While our classrooms are empty, our work on behalf of children continues. We have activated at-home learning, our teachers are prepared to begin distance instruction, and Dallas ISD Food and Child Nutrition Services will distribute meals at select campus locations. These sites will become central locations for family and student resource distribution in the coming weeks.

A letter from the DISD Board of Trustees says the board is aware that “many of our students and their families do not have access to the internet.” But that the district has been working “around the clock to ensure our students are provided with the technology and resources necessary to continue their learning.”

All DISD students can pick up grab-and-go breakfast and lunch at these schools, from 9-9:30 a.m. and 12:30-1 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Some health services are available to DISD students at the district’s Youth and Family Centers.

Here is the district’s tip sheet on coronavirus.