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LC-M schools begin next week

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From LC-M: Little Cypress-Mauriceville CISD deeply regrets the losses our families have endured and looks forward to serving all with the highest quality of educational services available.

Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School (LCMHS) and Little Cypress Intermediate (LCI) are the only two campuses that did not hold water and incur extensive damages. Therefore, we will offer half-day classes using LCI, LCMHS, and North Orange Baptist Church (NOBC) classrooms. We greatly appreciate NOBC for making this possible.

The LCMCISD Board and Administration realizes these temporary times and changes in locations are not optimal. The Administration, other District employees, Texas Education Agency (TEA), and experts in disaster remediation have deliberated available alternatives to begin school safely and as soon as possible, while assuring that students’ educational needs are met.

Staff will return on Monday, September 18. School will begin for students on Wednesday, September 20:

Morning classes:

• Mauriceville Elementary (MVE) Prekindergarten through 2nd grade will go to North Orange Baptist Church (NOBC), 4775 N. 16th St., Orange,

• MVE 3rd through 5th graders will go to Little Cypress Intermediate (LCI), 2300 Allie Payne, Orange,

• Mauriceville Middle (MMS) and Little Cypress Junior High (LCJH) will go to Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School (LCMHS), 7327 Highway 87 North, Orange.

Morning School hours:

• Breakfast: 7:15-7:30 a.m.

• Instruction: 7:30-11:45 a.m.

• Lunch: 11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Afternoon classes:

• Little Cypress Elementary (LCE) Prekindergarten through 2nd at NOBC,

• LCE 3rd and LCI 4th and 5th graders will go to LCI,

• 9th through 12th graders will go to LCMHS.

Afternoon School hours:

• Lunch: 11:15-11:45 a.m.,

• Instruction: 11:45 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

School meals:

Meals will be provided free of charge to all students through September 30. Due to a lack of functioning cafeterias, the meals provided will be brown bag style. As always, students are welcome to bring their own meals.

Transportation:

Due to the changes in start and finish times, as well as the fact that many of the streets on our routes are not safely passable due to debris and household items, bus stop locations will be identified. Notification of these will be by the end of the week.

Makeup Days:

As communicated before, we have received a waiver through September 8, which means those days will not have to be made up. Other waivers have not yet been granted, but we do expect to be required to make up time. A new calendar will be developed once the decisions are made by TEA.

As mentioned earlier, this arrangement will be temporary. Returning to original campuses and schedules is dependent upon buildings being dried, cleared and cleaned by the remediation company, PAL Environmental Services, and declared safe by certified environmental hygienists.

LCMCISD deeply apologizes for the inconveniences you may endure during this time. We greatly appreciate your patience, cooperation, support, and partnership that will enable us all to move forward and enjoy a great year.

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