Back to Class Message From the Superintendent

On January 4, 2022, DeSoto School Superintendent Clay J. Corley welcomed students back to class.  Corley said, “We look forward to building upon the successes of the fall semester and making 2022 a fantastic year across our system.”

Here is the Superintendent’s message:

Dear DeSoto Parish Schools Family,

Happy New Year! I hope that you were able to enjoy a wonderful holiday season with family and friends. We are excited to welcome back ALL students to campuses on Wednesday, January 5, 2022.

As we begin our work this spring, face coverings will remain optional in all DeSoto Parish school buildings, campus facilities, district offices, and surrounding property. As specified in the Governor’s Proclamation and the Presidential Executive Order (…/promoting-covid-19…), face coverings remain mandated on public transportation, including school buses. All students who ride school buses are to continue to wear a mask during the bus ride to and from school.

Extracurricular activities to include athletics will continue as scheduled at this time. There may be school events and programs that are appropriately rescheduled to a later date on a case-by-case basis as determined by the school principal and district leadership.

As always, we will continue to encourage staff and students to be mindful of periods when COVID-19 cases appear elevated in the community. Staff and students should remain at home when experiencing symptoms of any illness.

As typical when the community spread is greater, we expect that cases are likely to increase in our schools during this current spike. Nevertheless, we are committed to ensuring high-quality in-person learning in the safest and most supportive environment possible.  By working together as we have done in the past, we will continue to ensure that our children enjoy a productive, meaningful, and memorable spring semester. Thank you for your partnership, support, and your trust. Together we are making #TheDeSotoDifference!!!

For Students’ Sake,

Clay J. Corley, Superintendent

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