Our health officials report that cases are continuing to spread in the state, and an increase in confirmed cases in our county seems likely.  Suspending operations for this length of time will allow us to support coordination with local health officials, inhibiting the virus and potential for community spread. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has outlined the need for all communities to implement a social distancing protocol.  We want to reiterate a request to our broader community to take the following reasonable precautions to prevent the spread of the illness:


Don’t shake hands
Wash your hands regularly
Limit movement within the community, especially avoiding crowded placed and maintaining 3 to 6 ft of distance between people (at least an arm’s length)
If you are moving around in the community, don’t congregate in large groups
For those who have traveled to areas with known COVID-19 cases – both inside and outside of the country – we ask that you self-quarantine and monitor for symptoms
If you suspect you have symptoms of COVID-19, call your health care provider for medical advice
Keep your child at home if he/she feels ill, even if you think it is just a cold.
Do not leave the house if you are ill, except to access medical care

The previous packets handed out to students contained enough work to last until Spring Break. We are planning the next phase of instruction to provide for our students leading to May 4th.  If you have not completed the survey asking about the opportunity for online learning, we ask you to complete this as soon as possible.  This method of teaching will give the students and teachers the opportunity to collaborate online and assist with their assignments.  The link to the survey is, and also may be found on our school district website.


Thank you for your support and cooperation as we ensure that all members of the community in Lumberton ISD stay safe and healthy.



Gerald Chandler, Ed.D.


Lumberton ISD