FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 13, 2020
Diocese of Brooklyn Catholic Academies and Parish Schools to Close Next Week
Superintendent of Schools Thomas Chadzutko, Ed. D., has announced all elementary Catholic Academies and Parish Schools throughout the Diocese of Brooklyn, which includes Brooklyn and Queens, will close next week, Monday, March 16 to Friday, March 20.
“Monday will be used as a professional day for teachers to develop their distance learning plans.
The Schools Office anticipates that beginning on Tuesday, students of the Diocese of Brooklyn Catholic schools and academies will have access to online learning. While we understand that not all families may have access to online learning, we have directed all academies to utilize alternative instructional processes,” said Dr. Chadzutko.
In addition, the leadership of all Catholic Academies and Parish Schools are committed to following CDC guidelines regarding deep cleaning and sanitization of buildings.
The decision to close schools was made out of an abundance of caution due to the rapidly changing situation surrounding the Coronavirus and after further consultation with representatives of city and state agencies. For your information, there are no confirmed cases in our schools reported to us by the New York City Department of Health.
Please continue to monitor your Catholic Academy and Parish school websites next week for further updates, or the Diocesan Coronavirus section of our website: https://catholicschoolsbq.org/
The health and safety of our students, staff, and families is of the utmost importance. Our continued quest is to maintain safe and clean environments.