Last evening, Executive Order (7J) and new Connecticut DECD guidance were released clarifying the “Stay Safe, Stay Home” initiative that becomes effective TONIGHT – Monday, March 23, 2020 – at 8:00pm. It is noted that this directive will remain in effect through April 22, 2020 unless further modified, extended, or terminated by the Governor.
We realize every family is dealing with unique challenges and hardships as a result of Covid-19. My staff and I remain committed to ensuring each child’s learning is moving forward as best we can, and hope this also provides some sense of normalcy for your child/ren during a difficult time.
At this time, our plan is for Saint James School is to maintain distance learning following the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” mandate. We will pause the distance learning for our scheduled April break (Friday, April 10th – Friday, April 17th) and resume again on April 20th. We will continually assess how to best proceed and follow the guidance from state and local leaders.
This is a rapidly evolving situation and I am grateful for the patience and support you are extending to our teachers and staff under these unfortunate circumstances. I know our families are also looking towards the future and we are still on track to conclude our academic year on Thursday, June 11th.
While the Executive Order remains in place, please note that no one will be available to answer phones at the school; If you need to contact myself or any member of the staff, please do so through email.
Please stay safe and vigilant and keep our front line workers (many of whom are a part of this school community) in your prayers.
God Bless you and your family.