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Important Message From Dr. Courtney Millet

Dear Comets,

As you most probably already know, Gov. Edwards signed a proclamation aimed to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Louisiana. This proclamation halts any gathering of more than 250 people until Monday, April 13, closes all K-12 schools statewide effective Monday, March 16 resuming Monday, April 13, as Louisiana seeks to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Our school, along with all Catholic schools in the State of Louisiana, will be following the governor’s executive order.

Students were directed to take all textbooks and ipads/laptops home with them today. They were also instructed to check their email at least 3 times per day.

Our faculty and staff will be meeting at SCC on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 from 8-3. Also, our front office will be open on Wednesday from 9-2 should a student need anything out of his/her locker, require technology assistance, or if a parent needs assistance with anything school related.

We will have additional preventive cleaning measures taking place at SCC on Monday and Tuesday. We will continue to monitor the developments of COVID-19 and following the guidance of CDC, our local Office of Emergency Preparedness, and the Louisiana Department of Health.

Please also note the following:

· March 20 WWII Museum Field Trip – Cancelled (All paperwork and checks/cash previously submitted was sent home with students this afternoon.)

· March 20 Overnight SR Retreat – Postponed
· March 25 – 28 Hello Dolly – Postponed

Thank you for your support, cooperation, and prayers. Please know that the safety and well-being of our students, teachers and parents are our top priorities.

As a community of faith, we ask that you join us and pray for the sick, those who help care for the sick, and all community leaders during the weeks to come.

Please expect further communication from SCC as we move forward for the next 30 days. Please check your email, our website, and all official school social media accounts regularly for updates.

Please feel free to contact me with any question or concerns you may have, millet.courtney@stcharlescatholic.org.

Finally, amongst all the chaos – please take a moment with your family to be quiet, create a sense of peace, and pray.

We will continue to stay connected with all of you!

Sincerely,
Courtney P. Millet

From the Office of Catholic Schools:

At this time, we want parents to know:
· Essential personnel will be onsite as necessary.
· Faculty and staff will continue to be paid during this time period.
· Tuition payments will continue as normal.
· Students will be required to complete assignments.


With regards to distance learning at SCC:

The SCC administration is preparing to have learning continue through online learning during the closure of the school. Planning for this situation has already been in place. On Wednesday, we will meet with our entire faculty and staff to review implementation procedures for distance learning.

All students have been instructed today to take all of their instructional materials (books, notebooks, computers, iPads, etc.) home.

As of now exams are postponed. A decision will be made in the near future if those exams will actually be administered (in some form) at a later date.

Teachers will begin preparing online lessons next week. We plan to hold our first online lesson trial runs on Thursday, March 19 and Friday, March 20.

Students will receive info via email and Google Classroom. Students and parents will need to check email 3 times a day (morning, afternoon, and evening) for assignments and instructions from teachers and administrators of SCC.

Resources for Coronavirus (COVID-19)
There are many resources available with information about COVID19 and methods for prevention. Below are a few that you may find useful. These are updated daily.
LA Office of Public Health
CDC Fact Sheet
CDC CoronaVirus Main Page
Hand washing Resources