The Ringgold School Complex suffered damages from the storm that passed through the community on April 15.
According to school officials, there were leaks in the roof that caused water damage to large areas of the building.
School was cancelled last Friday, April 21, for all students.
After much discussion between the Bienville Parish School Board and Ringgold School staff, it was decided that all students would report to school yesterday, April 25, to receive information on how to proceed for the remainder of the school year or until the issue has been resolved.
From Wednesday, April 26, through Tuesday, May 2, only 3rd-grade students will report to the elementary school for LEAP testing. No other elementary grades will be allowed to attend during that time period. The testing dates for fourth grade students were changed to Wednesday, May 3, to Tuesday, May 9. The testing schedule for fifth grade students remains the same, Wednesday, May 10, through Tuesday, May 16.
For high school, 9th and 10th grade students will be testing today, April 26.
Bus drivers are adjusting their routes, so students should be at their designated bus stop early.
This schedule is subject to change.
The students received packets of schoolwork from their teachers on Tuesday to bring home and instructions on how to complete it.
School officials understand the inconvenience of this situation and are working diligently to have it resolved in order to provide a safe learning environment for the students of the Ringgold School Complex.
In order to help relieve the community the school will be providing and dropping off breakfast and lunch emergency meals to various areas of the town for the students not attending beginning today, April 26.
A driver will deliver meals according to the following locations and times:
Bienville I Apartments – 11 a.m.
Bienville II Apartments – 11:15 a.m.
Oaktree Apartments – 11:30 a.m.
Ringgold Town Hall – 11:45 a.m.
Jamestown Post Office – 12:10 p.m.
Meals will also be available for pick-up at the school in between the hours of 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Please contact the school in advance.
Ringgold Elementary School: 894-2911
Ringgold High School: 894-2271
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