On second thought, DoDEA will close its Guam schools after all


In a sudden reversal, the Department of Defense has decided to close all DoDEA Guam schools, one day after issuing a letter to parents explaining they were going to keep those schools open.

The island’s DoDEA schools were open yesterday and today. Now they will close effective tomorrow, according to the latest announcement from school officials.

According to a statement from the DoDEA Pacific South District – the decision was made to close the schools following the most recent recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and concerns voiced by many DoDEA-Guam families.

Monday March 16 DoDEA letter to parents explaing why schools would be kept open

This decision was made out of an abundance of caution, states today’s release, in order to mitigate the potential spread of COVID-19 and to preserve the health and welfare of students and employees. DoDEA Pacific South District will coordinate closely with JRM, U.S. Naval Hospital Guam, and government of Guam partners to re-assess the COVID-19 situation in Guam and evaluate the possible resumption of classes following the scheduled DoDEA-Guam school recess April 6-10.

Students will have access to online learning Monday, March 23 through Friday, April 3. Families will receive more information regarding online learning assignments and expectations from their child’s school.

Visit the DoDEA Pacific South District website and DoDEA Pacific Facebook page for up-to-date information:
. https://www.dodea.edu/Pacific/south/index.cfm
. https://www.facebook.com/dodea.pacific/