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School Closure and Online Learning

Thank you for your support and understanding during these unprecedented and challenging times. No one on this campus has been diagnosed with COVID-19.

However, given the rapidly changing nature of the COVID-19 situation, we have made the decision to begin online classes and suspend all on-campus classes and activities beginning next Wednesday, March 18. We have also adjusted the Easter break.

Here's the schedule for the next few weeks:
Monday, March 16: Quarter break /Student Holiday
Tuesday, March 17: Teacher Preparation Day/ Student Holiday
Wednesday, March 18, through Friday, April 3: Online classes
Monday, April 6: Easter Break begins (This is a change from the original calendar.)
Tuesday, April 14: Students return to campus. (This is a change from the original calendar and will be reevaluated if conditions change.)

Unfortunately, the following events are cancelled: Arts Night, the Spring Play, La Fete, the Parent Group meeting. All athletic events are cancelled until further notice.

While learning is conducted on line, the business operations of the school will continue, and administrators will be available as usual. Counselors will be available for both emotional and academic support. Library staff will also be available. I will continue to communicate with you as often as necessary.

Our teachers have been preparing for this eventuality for several weeks. While we would prefer to be here on campus, learning as a community, we are confident your daughter's educational experience will be meaningful and engaging.

Your daughters will be informed of this plan today so they can take all their books, devices and materials home with them to be sure they have everything they need for the next few weeks.

You will receive another email with a more detailed plan for online learning, including a daily schedule and guidelines for student and families.

As Blessed Mother Marie-Rose Durocher said, "Since we walk along the same path, let us lend a hand to one another." The foundress of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary didn't expect this, but here we are—a caring community facing the unexpected together. Let's keep each other in our prayers, remain calm and flexible, and know that all of us are doing our best.

With gratitude,

Mary E. Mansell, Principal