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Santa Catalina closes, moves to remote instruction in response to COVID-19
Santa Catalina closes, moves to remote instruction in response to COVID-19

Due to concerns surrounding COVID-19, Santa Catalina School made the difficult but necessary decision to close the school and move to remote instruction.

The closure took effect on March 13 and is expected to last until April 14 after spring break, though the uncertain nature of the virus means that date may change. Online classes begin March 23.

Teachers have spent the first week of the closure finding new and creative ways to adapt their classroom instruction for an online world. Students will learn in a variety of ways, including custom video lessons created by their teachers, independent work, and instructional apps. The schedule also builds in time to exercise and stay active.

Above all, teachers are making sure to maintain their connection with students, as relationships are at the center of everything we do. Teachers will reach out personally to each student, offer virtual office hours, and use video conferencing tools to stay in touch face-to-face. Children's sense of safety and normalcy thrives on routine and connection, and school is a big part of that.

For updates on Santa Catalina's response to COVID-19 and links to important resources, see santacatalina.org/coronavirus.

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