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North Texas school districts encourage students, staff to wear maroon on Tuesday to support Uvalde

Students in Uvalde return to school on Tuesday, Sept. 6. It's the first time classes have been held since the May 24 massacre.

FORT WORTH, Texas — School districts throughout North Texas are encouraging students, teachers and staff to wear maroon and white on Tuesday, Sept. 6, to support the community in Uvalde.

Sept. 6 is the day Uvalde schools begin their new year. 

It's the first time classes will be held in the small Texas city after the May 24 massacre of 19 children and two teachers at Robb Elementary school.

The start date was pushed to after Labor Day as Uvalde CISD and the heartbroken community continue to deal with the aftermath of the deadly mass shooting.

Now, North Texas school districts are asking their students and staff to stand with Uvalde and wear maroon and white -- the district's colors -- to offer support on Uvalde's first day of school.

Below are the school districts, so far, that are taking part:

Fort Worth ISD

Fort Worth ISD is joining many other Texas school districts in the pledge to #StandWithUvalde.

"We want our friends and fellow educators in Uvalde to know we are thinking of them on this their first day of school," said Fort Worth ISD Interim Superintendent Karen Molinar. "And, that we will continue to support them throughout the 2022-23 school year."

The Fort Worth ISD will stand in solidarity with the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District on Tuesday,...

Posted by Fort Worth ISD on Sunday, September 4, 2022

Mansfield ISD

"Wear maroon and white as we stand together and show support for the students, staff, families and entire Uvalde community. #UvaldeStrong #MISDStrong," Mansfield ISD said in a Facebook post.

Join Mansfield ISD in supporting the Uvalde community as they return to school on Tuesday, September 6. Wear maroon and...

Posted by Mansfield ISD on Sunday, September 4, 2022

Duncanville ISD

"Duncanville ISD stands with the Uvalde community. We invite you to wear maroon on Tuesday, September 6, as the Uvalde community returns for their first day of school. #UvaldeStrong #DVILLEALLIN," the district said on Facebook.

Duncanville ISD stands with the Uvalde community. We invite you to wear maroon on Tuesday, September 6, as the Uvalde community returns for their first day of school. #UvaldeStrong #DVILLEALLIN

Posted by Duncanville ISD on Sunday, September 4, 2022

Richardson ISD

Superintendent Tabitha Branum is encouraging everyone in the district to wear maroon and white on Tuesday, posting on Twitter, "Let's show them how #RISDBelieves!"

Cedar Hill ISD

"Please join Cedar Hill ISD in supporting Uvalde students, teachers and community as they hold their first day of school on Tuesday September 6," the district posted on social media. "All Longhorns are asked to wear maroon and white in solidarity."

Garland ISD

"GISD family, join us and districts across the state in supporting the Uvalde community as they return to school on Tuesday, September 6. Please wear maroon and white as we stand together and show support for the students, staff, families & entire Uvalde community. #UvaldeStrong"

Alvarado ISD

"When we return to school on Tuesday, we invite our scholars and educators to wear maroon in support of Uvalde ISD, which has its first day of school on Tuesday! #uvalde #AlvaradoExcellence"

Keller ISD

"Join Keller ISD and schools throughout Texas in supporting Uvalde CISD as their students begin their school year Tuesday, September 6. We encourage you to wear maroon and white Tuesday to show your support for Uvalde students, staff, and families. #UvaldeStrong"

Stephenville ISD

"On Tuesday, September 6th Uvalde ISD has their first day of school.  To show our support to the community, Stephenville ISD is encouraging everyone across the district to wear maroon and white on that day!!! 

Stephenville ISD Stands With The Uvalde Community!

Plano ISD

"Plano ISD joins with districts across the state in support of the Uvalde community as students return to school on Tuesday, September 6. Please wear maroon to show support for Uvalde students, staff and families. #UvaldeStrong #PISDDedicatedtoCaring"

Argyle ISD

"Argyle ISD 'Stands With Uvalde CISD' and is encouraging all our students, staff, families and community to wear maroon and white on TUESDAY, SEPT. 6.  

This is to show our support as Uvalde students return to class for the start of the 22-23 school year on Tuesday." 

Desoto ISD

"DeSoto ISD family, join us & districts across the state in supporting the Uvalde community as they return to school on Tuesday, Sept. 6. Please wear maroon and white as we stand together and show support for the students, staff, families & entire Uvalde community."

HEB ISD

"We invite our HEB ISD community to MAROON OUT Tuesday, September 6th, in support of @Uvalde_cisd on their first day of school.  #UvaldeStrong"

EMS ISD

"Tomorrow, September 6, Uvalde students and staff return to class for the first time since the horrible tragedy that occurred May 24. In support we encourage all of our community to wear maroon and white. #EMSCommunity"

Frisco ISD

"Join us in standing with the Uvalde community as they return to school by wearing maroon and white on September 6. #FISDStandswithUvalde #UvaldeStrong"

Carroll ISD

This list will be updated as more school districts announce their plans.

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