Tornado damage to Donald T. Shields Elementary causes district to move classes Share:Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Posted in Headline, Red Oak on December 27, 2015 by Staff Report Photo courtesy Red Oak ISD. Donald T. Shields Elementary School in Red Oak, Texas.RED OAK — Tornado damage to Donald T. Shields Elementary has caused Red Oak Independent School District (ROISD) to prepare an alternate location for students to attend school through the end of the school year.Severe storms on Saturday, Dec. 26 caused significant damage at Donald T. Shields Elementary. No students or staff were on campus yesterday and no other campuses were damaged.District officials surveyed Shields Elementary and determined that it would be safest for students and staff to temporarily hold school in an alternate location while the repairs are made.Shields Elementary will be temporarily moved to the old Red Oak Junior High campus on Live Oak Street. The campus is currently vacant, making it ideal for this relocation. The duration of the relocation will last through the end of the school year while repairs are made.Donald T. Shields Elementary on Live Oak Address: 101 Live Oak Street in Red Oak, Texas.In the coming days, ROISD will communicate this transition with Shields Elementary families in more detail. Teams are currently planning for transportation, drop off, pick up and other important information. ROISD stated it is important to make this transition as easy as possible for students and staff."First, we are so thankful that school was not in session during this storm. Our thoughts and prayers are with those among our staff and families in the community who suffered damages and loss," ROISD Superintendent Dr. Scott Niven said. "We are fortunate to have the old junior high as the temporary home for Shields Elementary. It's important to remember that a building is just a building. The students, parents and staff are what make a school special. We will navigate these challenges as a family and we will be ready to welcome our kids back on January 5 into the Live Oak facility."Many district supporters, employees and community members have expressed a desire to help in any way. ROISD will work to organize all support efforts and communicate those on the district website at www.redoakisd.org and on the district's Facebook and Twitter Accounts. You may also be interested in readingRed Oak ISD announces inclement weather makeup daysJan. 15 water main repair will cut water to Red Oak’s Old Town area overnight$74M bond proposal hinges on public’s perception of a school buildingRed Oak ISD to set new elementary school boundariesROISD names principal for new elementary schoolRed Oak reroutes trains after flooding damages railwayRed Oak shooting suspect at large; May be in MexicoRed Oak and Ferris ISDs to apply for makeup day waivers from TEARural residents near Red Oak may lose fire protection servicesRed Oak ISD to host 3rd Annual Special Olympics Meet ← Red Oak reroutes trains after flooding damages railwayGov. Abbott declares State of Disaster in Texas counties → You must log in to post a comment.