Most Catholic schools to resume face-to-face instruction Jan. 19; online learning still an option

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The Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Agaña will continue instruction in various modes within the next few weeks.

All Catholic schools will focus on following health and safety guidelines, delivering effective academic and religious education, and addressing the social and emotional well-being of the students. Lessons learned from the first half of this school year will continue to guide the policies and practices of all the schools.

Most schools will return to face-to-face instruction on their campuses on Tuesday, Jan. 19 after observing the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Jan. 18. Those schools will continue to offer online instruction for students whose families are not comfortable with their children returning to classes in person.

Some schools will continue online classes and gradually return to face-to-face instruction during the second semester.

All the schools have rewritten guidelines that comply with the expectations of the Department of Public Health and Social Services.

For those schools starting classes on campus, social distancing in and out of the classrooms, activities that minimize the congregation of many students, the uses of face masks and shields, and the availability of some sneeze guards will help prevent the transmission of the virus.

Families are asked to check their sons and daughters before coming to school to make sure they have no symptoms of any illness. Families are also encouraged to curtail activities outside the home to keep their children safe, healthy, and free from the coronavirus.

Families are encouraged to check the schools’ websites, Facebook pages, and communication from the school to get specific information on school activities next week.