Ringgold students to finish the year at Catoosa County’s Heritage schools; all Catoosa schools will remain closed next week
Catoosa County superintendent of schools Denia Reese on Friday explains a plan to send students of Ringgold High and Ringgold Middle schools to Heritage High and Heritage Middle schools for the remainder of the school year. (Catoosa News photo/Adam Cook)
Ringgold High School
Ringgold Middle School (This photo was submitted by Jason Bell, who said, "These photos were taken on Thursday (April 28) by my father-in-law, who works for Catoosa County Schools Maintenance Dept."
Students from Ringgold High and Ringgold Middle schools who are now displaced due to the tornado damage will finish the year the way they started — together.
But they will do so on the campuses of Heritage High and Heritage Middle schools in Catoosa County.
“It is important for our students to remain together,” Reese said. “Our students of Ringgold High and Ringgold Middle schools will stay together with their same schedules and their same teachers. The only thing that changes is the campus they attend.”
All Catoosa County schools will be closed next week, but the hope among officials is that classes could resume Monday, May 9, if arrangements can be made.
“We are going to work and plan through over the weekend, and hopefully we can post a schedule by Monday afternoon,” Reese said.
Approximately 1,800 students currently attend Ringgold High and Ringgold Middle schools.