George Gervin Academy Charter School closed March 16-20
To: GGA Parents/Guardians,
George Gervin Academy wants to make sure you have up-to-date information when it comes to the
coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact on our District.
Based on the continued spread of COVID-19 and the San Antonio mayor’s prohibition of gatherings of
500 or more people, all GGA campuses, like other area school districts, will be closed March 16-20,
2020. All school events and practices will also be canceled.
The District is finalizing distance learning options for students and there will be information about
that on the schools’ website as well as through other existing communication vehicles at the school.
In addition, our School Nutrition department will announce procedures for the distribution of food to
address children’s nutritional needs while school is out of session. Both of these announcements will
be posted no later than close of business on March 16, 2020.
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) continues to work with the Office of the Governor, Texas
Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and the Texas Division of Emergency Management
(TDEM) to coordinate and plan the state’s response to COVID-19.
Closure was not an easy decision to make, and we know this poses a hardship and inconvenience for
many families. However, we are hoping this will help slow the spread of COVID-19 and keep our
community safe. We will work with the Texas Education Agency regarding whether the canceled days
will need to be made up. The state is working very closely with the School Districts and showing some
flexibility so we are optimistic that we will work through this issue and reduce as much inconvenience
We will also continue our conversations with the governor’s office and local health authorities to
make the best decisions for our students, parents and staff. Please continue to discuss prevention
measures with your child.
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not
available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
• Stay home when you are sick.
• Cover your mouth and nose with the inside of your elbow when you cough or sneeze.
We will continue to keep you informed and let you know of any new developments through email
notifications, social media and our website.
Frances Boynes, MBA
Superintendent of Schools