GRJH to close for remainder of week due to COVID-19

Jay Hinton
Glen Rose Reporter

GLEN ROSE — Glen Rose Superintendent Dr. Trig Overbo announced late Wednesday night that Glen Rose Junior High will close for the remainder of the week due to the recent uptick in COVID-19 cases at the campus.


As of Aug. 24, there were only seven active cases of COVID-19 among students and staff on three Glen Rose ISD campuses. One week later, however, that number has climbed to 42 with 37 new student cases at Glen Rose Junior High.

“This additional time away from school may help mitigate the spread of COVID-19,” he said “The campus will be conducting a deep clean prior to the children returning Tuesday as an additional safety precaution.”

With the Labor Day holiday on Monday, the campus will be closed for a total of six days.

He said, due to the late announcement, there will be no student instruction on Thursday, however, online instruction will be provided on Friday. If a student needs a jetpack, contact the office at 254-898- 3700.

“Your child will receive email instructions from their teachers/classes throughout the day (Thursday) and will be able to complete their assignments via Canvas on Friday,” Overbo said.

While there are more than three dozen cases at GRJH with students, as of Wednesday, there is just one staff case there, and there are two staff cases and two student cases at Glen Rose Elementary.

There are no cases at Glen Rose High School or with district personnel or district transportation.