CoVid19 Update-Virtual Classes to Continue Until End of School Year

Monday, April 27, 2020

April 27, 2020

Dear Archdiocesan School Communities:

With the continued rise in COVID-19 cases in our state and no clear safe path for the reopening of our schools, I write today to inform you that our school buildings will remain closed through the end of the school year. The delivery of instruction to all students will continue through the end of the school year via our Virtual/Home Learning Plans.

Principals will continue to communicate with all school families regarding schedules through the last day of school.

Making this decision to close our school buildings was not an easy decision to make. However, it aligns with the communication from our Bishops that churches will remain closed through the end of May.  We hope to receive more guidance and clear directions for the reopening of our school campuses. The safety of our students and our school employees will always remain our number one priority.

I again thank you for your ongoing patience and support throughout these challenging times. We could not have accomplished all that we have without the remarkable work ethic of our students and the tremendous support that they are receiving from our wonderful teachers.

Stay safe, stay strong, and know that I continue to pray for all of our school communities. Please join me in praying for the end of the spread of COVID-19, for the development of a vaccine to protect us in the future, and for comfort for all families who have suffered hardships and loss of loved ones during this difficult time.

Diane Starkovich, Ph.D.
Superintendent of Schools

Let us pray for each other, our school communities, and all those suffering from COVID-19:

May we know we are not alone. God is with us. May we turn to God right now in our time of need. May we bring the suffering of our world-wide community into God's loving care. May God's healing and grace shower down upon us, especially those who are sick. May our weak and vulnerable be protected.

May we ask God how we are called to respond, to act, and to move forward. May God make our paths known to us. May we know how to tend to and care for those who are sick and impacted. May we seek shelter and refuge in the arms of the One who loves us and offers us mercy. May all who have experienced loss be comforted.

May we hope in you, O Lord.