Due to an increase of Covid-19 exposures since last Friday, WILL ROGERS Elementary school students will remain in 100-percent remote instruction mode for the next two weeks.The school was closed Monday, Oct. 19, to in-person learning after one staff member tested COVID positive last week. Additionally, another staff member has tested positive and 13 Will Rogers staff members and one student who came in contact with the affected individuals are now in quarantine. Although the district had hoped to close the school for only two days, the decision was made Monday to close Will Rogers for two weeks while teachers conduct class virtually.
Parents and staff have been notified that the school is expected to re-open on its regular schedule beginning Monday, Nov. 2

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Ms. Zepeda poses wearing a pink shirt in support of Breast Cancer Awareness
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Taylor teacher Rebecca Zepeda was brought to tears when she arrived for work on Thursday and discovered staff wearing Breast Cancer awareness shirts in her honor. Zepeda, a breast cancer survivor, and the rest of Taylor's workers urge everybody to participate in Monday's Paint the County Pink event.

College Lane teacher Kayla Stratton speaks about her personal and professional struggles with remote learning in this testimonial prepared for the recent student-organized rally to re-open Hobbs schools. The painful account brings home the daily difficulties of teaching and parenting during a pandemic. (Video Courtesy David Blackwood)
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 Hobbs student athletes and their parents were at Watson Stadium on Monday night to protest the governor's rule to cancel sports until at least January. Click on the photo for highlights.

HHS teachers were out "in the field" on Wednesday delivering backpacks to students and establishing relationships that are difficult to foster through a computer screen.
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