Governor Tate Reeves declared a state of emergency Saturday afternoon for the state of Mississippi in response to the Coronavirus outbreak.  As a result of Governor Reeves’ announcement, DeSoto County Schools students will not be attending school through Friday, March 20th.

A few notes regarding this closure:

  • Parents will receive another update on or before March 20th.  Because there are so many factors that go into these decisions (student/staff safety, teacher/staff pay, state-level guidance, make-up days, etc.) and this situation is changing so rapidly, we ask for patience on updates from the district level.
  • Employees will receive an email later today or Sunday with more information.
  • The Mississippi High School Activities Association makes decisions regarding sports seasons, and school officials will be notified as we receive information from the MHSAA