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COVID 19 Confirmed Case





Dear Parent/Guardian,


In keeping with Fruitvale’s practices to respond to COVID-19, we are notifying all student families that a student who was lab-confirmed to have COVID-19 was present on the campus of Fruitvale Middle School on September 22, 2020. Due to privacy requirements, we will not be releasing the name of the individual or details that may identify him or her. The student was exposed off campus and it was not a result of community spread on campus.


The local health department has begun a case investigation and will contact any individuals determined to be in close contact with the infected individual. All students and staff that came into close contact will be directly notified no later than the end of the day on September 23, 2020. Those that were in close contact will remain off campus for up to 10 days to ensure they do not have the virus, so that there will not be any further spread. We will keep you apprised of further updates.  If your child was in close contact with this student, you will receive notification, and if you would like for your child to return to campus prior to October 1st then you will need to submit a negative COVID-19 test. Otherwise, your child will remain off campus in quarantine for 10 days.  Students may begin virtual learning immediately as to stay on track with on campus classes. We will be sending out virtual student information to all families involved, so that students may immediately stay on track with their classes. Brittany Owens is our virtual teacher that will be available to support student learning at home.


This information was provided after school on 9/22/2020 and custodians immediately went to clean all rooms this student attended on 9/21/2020 and 9/22/2020.While we do not have reason to believe that those who were not in close contact with the infected individual have reason to be concerned, we ask that you, as always watch for symptoms of COVID-19.


Any of the following symptoms indicate a possible COVID-19 infection:

  • Temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher when taken by mouth;
  • Sore throat;
  • New uncontrolled cough that causes difficulty breathing (or, for students with a chronic allergic/asthmatic cough, a change in their cough from baseline);
  • Diarrhea, vomiting, or abdominal pain; or
  • New onset of severe headache, especially with a fever.


We encourage anyone in the Fruitvale Middle School community who is lab-confirmed to have COVID-19 to please notify our school by contacting Rebecca Bain or Karla Hance at 903-896-4729.



Rebecca Bain

Superintendent Fruitvale ISD

7th Grade Girls VB Victory over Boles!
7th won 25-14,25-20  Madison Fikes scored 7pts, Reyli Owens scored 5 pts, Camilla   and Ryan Walters both  scored 4pt, Emma Masterson and Shelby Dry both scored 3pts, followed by Adison Caffey with 1 pt. 3 girls had completed 100% of their serves: Emma Masterson, Brooklyn Henson, and Tuesday Russell.

8th won in 3 against Boles 25-15, 21-25, 15-8.  Scored- Holly Hance scored 14pts, Ronnye Tull scored 10 pts, Faith Glenn scored 5pts, Hannah Craft and, Kendra Dickerson both scored 3 pts. , Emily Hodges, Sarah Nalls, and  Sindy Sevrin each scored 1 pt.
Faith Glenn  87% good serves
Holly Hance 84%  good serves
Hannah Craft 83% good serves
Ronnye Tull  76%  good serves
Kendra Dickerson 75%



Coach Sheppard

Bobcats Win on September 18th!
This past Friday the Bobcats hosted the visiting Longview HEAT. The Bobcats were able to secure a 56-19 win, their first of the season. 

The Bobcats were finally able to get their offense rolling, scoring 48 points in the first half. Jeremiah Corley and Seth Vandiver both led the offense with Corley scoring 4 touchdowns on the ground, and Vandiver adding 1 touchdown pass to BJ Russell, and also adding 2 more scores on the ground. In the second half, the Bobcats picked up another score when Lucas Hendrix connected with CJ Russell on a quick pass to the end zone. The Bobcats also picked up some big yards on a pass from BJ Russell to Hunter Lindley, and big runs from Clyde Bumgardner, Tyler Callaway, and Landon Moulton. 

Defensively, the Bobcats were led by 2 brothers on the squad, Darion Greer & Rogers Martin. Darion ended the night with 5 tackles, a forced fumble, 2 fumble recoveries, and an interception caused by his brother, Rogers, big pressure on the QB. Isidro Hernandez also came away with an interception early in the game. In the second half, the Bobcats were led by a younger bunch of Bobcats. David Bumgardner and his brothers, Adam and Clyde, all tallied 3 big tackles.

On special teams, the Bobcats picked up 4 converted kicks from Ronnie Foster and recovered several onside kicks.

These guys worked hard for their first win, and we plan to continue this momentum into the game this week at Fruitvale at 7:30 against Tyler Willowbend. Thank you again to everybody for the incredible support for these guys. We all appreciate it very much!

Final Stats:

Passing -
Seth Vandiver - 3/7 - 72 yards - 1 TD
BJ Russell - 1/3 - 20 yards
Lucas Hendrix - 1/2 - 5 yards - 1 TD
Jeremiah Corley - 0/1

Rushing - 
Jeremiah Corley - 12 carries - 90 yards - 4 TDs
Seth Vandiver - 8 carries - 76 yards - 2 TDs
Rogers Martin - 3 carries - 41 yards
Ronnie Foster - 1 carry - 26 yards
Pepper Koonce - 2 carries - 16 yards
Clyde Bumgardner - 1 carry - 13 yards
Lucas Hendrix - 3 carries - 10 yards
Brian Flores - 2 carries - 6 yards
Tyler Callaway - 2 carries - 6 yards
Hunter Lindley - 1 carry - 3 yards
Landon Moulton - 2 carries - 1 yard
Adam Bumgardner - 1 carry - 1 yard
David Bumgardner - 1 carry

CJ Russell - 2 catches - 25 yards - 1 TD
BJ Russell - 1 catch - 32 yards
Hunter Lindley - 1 catch - 20 yards
Ronnie Foster - 1 catch - 30 yards

Darion Greer - 5 Tackles - 2 FR - FF - INT
Rogers Martin - 5 Tackles - FF
David Bumgardner - 3 Tackles
Adam Bumgardner - 3 Tackles
Clyde Bumgardner - 3 Tackles
Steven McKeithen - 3 Tackles
Landon Moulton - 3 Tackles
CJ Russell - 2 Tackles
Hunter Lindley - 2 Tackles
Isidro Hernandez - 2 Tackles - INT
Lucas Hendrix - 2 Tackles
Seth Vandiver - 2 Tackles - PD - FF - FR
Jeremiah Corley - 2 Tackles - FF
Pepper Koonce - 1 Tackle
Ronnie Foster - 1 Tackle
Tyler Callaway - FF


Coach Taylor

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