Water break closes D.P. Morris Elementary through Wednesday

January 9, 2023
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Due to a major water line break at D.P. Morris Elementary School, all classes and activities for students at that campus will be canceled from Jan. 9–11.  

"Early this morning, we were notified that a major water line break occurred on campus causing extensive flooding and water damage," the district said in statement. "The district’s maintenance staff responded immediately and are working to repair the issue. To ensure our students and staff are properly cared for and staff can provide quality instruction, a decision has been made to cancel school at D.P. Morris from Monday, January 9–Wednesday, January 11.

Due to the extensive damage and time needed for repairs, D.P. Morris students and staff will temporarily relocate to other MISD campuses beginning Jan. 12.  

·         Students in grades K – 2 will go to Gideon Elementary

·         Students in grades 3 – 4 will go to Brockett Elementary  

·         Students in Special Programs will have individual placements to best meet their needs. Additional details will be provided directly to impacted families from the Special Populations departments.

Transportation to the temporary campuses will be available for all D.P. Morris students during this time.

MISD’s Student Nutrition Department will provide to-go meals for D.P. Morris students during the temporary closure. Meals will be available for pickup at the main office at Gideon Elementary School, 1201 Mansfield Webb Road. Students are asked to bring an ID to enter the building. Meals will be offered at normal student prices. Breakfast meal pickup will be held from 8–9 a.m. and lunch pick up from 11 a.m.–noon.

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