Nederland, PNG school leaders share reasons for opening Monday

Published 9:41 am Saturday, March 14, 2020

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Schools leaders with the Nederland Independent School District and Port Neches-Groves Independent School District released statements explaining their decisions to open for school on Monday.

They are below.


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At this time, there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Jefferson County or Nederland ISD. Currently, there are no planned school closures in Jefferson, Hardin or Orange County. Nederland ISD will resume school on Monday, March 16th with regular hours.

All UIL activities including athletics, music and academics have been postponed by the state until March 29th. Team sports and organizations will practice at the sponsor’s discretion. Nederland ISD will have no out of district travel by students or staff.

Perfect attendance guidelines for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year will be suspended for all students. Student perfect attendance records will be counted through the date of Friday, March 6th.

These decisions were made thoughtfully and with input from various health and educational authorities. As you know this is a fluid situation. Please visit the Nederland ISD website and social media pages for updated information.

If you have traveled out of state over the Spring Break holiday, please complete the form below. A Nederland ISD administrator will be in contact with you once your information has been received. Your personal information will remain confidential.

Student Travel Registry form –

Updated information from the CDC on coronavirus in the United States can be found at: The most recent information about coronavirus in Texas may be found at:

As a reminder:
• Stay home when you are sick.
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
• Cover your mouth and nose with the inside of your elbow when you cough or sneeze.
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

It is important that we continue to protect the health of our students, faculty and staff. Your continued support and patience is appreciated as we navigate this event.

Mr. Mike Laird – Assistant Superintendent
Dr. Stuart Kieschnick – Assistant Superintendent

The Port Neches-Groves High School auditorium entrance gets an update during Spring Break. (Mary Meaux/The News)


We hope everyone had a restful and relaxing spring break. We look forward to reuniting with our school families on Monday.

As we resume school activities, remember to abide by CDC requirements to self-quarantine if your child or student feels symptomatic or believe they have come in contact with someone infected with the coronavirus, and contact your health care provider as soon as possible.

If you choose to self-quarantine, please contact your campus administrator beginning Monday to set up an academic plan.