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Rio Grande City CISD cancels school for the rest of the year

Citing the first few positive cases of coronavirus in Starr County, Rio Grande City CISD Superintendent Vilma Garza announced Thursday the district is cancelling school for the rest of the school year.

“Your child’s well-being and education is of the utmost importance to me and please know that we will continue on our path of providing as many services remotely as possible, while still keeping their health and safety in mind,” Superintendent Vilma Garza stated in a letter to parents.

According to the county, 57 COVID-19 tests have been administered by the county at theur drive-thru testing site with two patients testing positive for coronavirus. A third patient was tested at a private health care facility and received a positive result, bringing the county total to three.

Despite the closure, the district will still offer online learning options and curbside meal service for students.

The meals are available Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Ringgold Elementary School, Ringgold Middle School, John & Olive Hinojosa Elementary School and Alto Bonito Elementary School. The district does not require the TEA enforced rule that students be present in the car while picking up meals.

Students that have questions can communicate with teachers, counselors and principals via emails listed on the school district’s website at and navigate to your child’s campus webpage.  For more information call 956-716- 6803 or email


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