Dear St. John’s Community,
The well-being of our faculty, staff and especially our students is always our number one priority. Although we currently have no confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), our efforts to plan and prepare our campus community in response to this global crisis continue to evolve as new information and updated public health guidance are made available.
Due to the uncertain impact of COVID-19 and to ensure the safety of our students and the entire school community, St. John’s has made the following decisions.
Friday, March 13 - 1:10 pm Dismissal
We will operate on an abbreviated schedule for students to attend classes and receive the materials they need to begin a two-week period of online learning. March 13 will also be the last day of extracurricular activities through at least March 27. As you will see below, we are enacting our continuity of teaching and learning protocol, beginning Monday, March 16.
March 16-27 - Virtual Learning
On Monday, March 16, St. John’s will enact the distance learning plan outlined in our Continuity of Teaching and Learning protocol. Classes will meet in order based on an A day, regular schedule, and students must be “present.”
Classes will not necessarily meet the same way each day, and teachers may choose to guide their classes differently as time progresses. Students should refer to their course Canvas pages, where teachers will communicate their plans directly.
Please note the third quarter will still end Tuesday, March 17. Final grades will be posted on PowerSchool on Tuesday, March 24.
Distance learning will continue through at least Friday, March 27, and we will reassess and communicate with families on a weekly basis. All in-person events and all on-campus activities at the school are also postponed or canceled through March 27.
We have created a web page with resources and information about our response to this developing situation. Please check this page regularly for updates and more information.
Distance learning may present a few challenges for some students, and therefore we ask for your cooperation to ensure that instruction and learning continue at the highest level while our campus is closed. Please emphasize with your students that this period prior to Easter break is not a vacation; it is an online continuation of their regular schoolwork. I am very proud of the work our faculty has done to prepare for this new learning environment, and our 1:1 Educational Technology Program has also made St. John’s uniquely well-prepared and equipped to provide exceptional virtual instruction.
Thank you for your continued cooperation and patience as we work through this challenge together.