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