Greetings Yellow Jacket Community-
This past week much has unraveled with the evolving COVID-19 virus and the impact on our community.
Our greatest priority is the safety and well-being of our students. After much consultation with the Archdiocese, UIW, Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, local school districts, local authorities and the Center for Disease Control the following actions will be taken effective immediately.
St. Anthony Catholic High School will take the following actions in an effort to emphasize our highest priority:
1- We will extend Spring Break one week. All classes will be canceled March 16-20, 2020 so faculty and staff can continue to prepare for online teaching and learning to take place the following week.
2- We will initiate our Online Learning Plan on March 23 for two weeks (March 23-April 3). We will send out further communication next week with complete details of this plan. The intent of online learning is to make a good-faith effort to provide a degree of learning and student engagement during an extended closure.
3- We will continue to consult with all of our partners and public health officials to determine further course of action. We will assess the situation and the potential to return to normal school operations on campus as the situation evolves.
4- ALL school events, activities and athletic events including practices have been canceled through April 3, 2020. This includes: Community Service Day, Archdiocese Youth Spectacular Day, Vargas Football Tournament Fundraiser, Young Oblates, Chalupa Dinner and Stations of the Cross.
Attached you will find a letter from the Archbishop and a letter from the Superintendent with further details from the Archdiocese related to the COVID-19 virus including ALL masses being cancelled through April 3, 2020.
In addition, we want to share the following information from CDC as a continued precautionary measure:
Simple measures to prevent the spread of germs:
- Wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially before eating.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid touching your eyes, mouth, and nose.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- If you have a fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, seek medical care and share recent travel history with your healthcare provider.
- Visit the CDC website for more information: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/protect/index.html
We do ask for your patience, support and prayers as we work together preparing each day for the future success of our school as we ask God to provide us with the wisdom to lead us through this unprecedented journey ahead.
We will continue to pray for our entire community.
Dr. Kristina Vidaurri