No classes for Catholic schools until further notice; faculty to develop alternative teaching/learning activities

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The Archdiocese of Agaña announces the following update regarding its Catholic schools during this period of a public health emergency due to COVID-19.

Catholic school students will continue to stay home from school beginning Tuesday, March 17 until further notice. Students will observe an early spring break this week.

Faculty and staff members are asked to report to their schools beginning Tuesday, March 17 to prepare for the students’ alternative teaching and learning activities away from school (online learning, academic packets that can be picked up at the schools, etc.). The alternative teaching and learning activities will begin Monday, March 23.

Schools will convey messages to students and their families and post all teaching and learning plans on their respective websites.

Dr. Juan Flores, Superintendent of Catholic Education met with principals of all Catholic schools today to formulate the interim plan. Flores also participated in a meeting between Governor Leon Guerrero and all education superintendents this morning.

The Archdiocese of Agaña communicates closely with the Governor’s Office, public health and other community partners during these times of emergency.

Archbishop Michael Byrnes and Dr. Flores extend thanks to all students, parents and their families as well as all staff, faculty and administrators of our Catholic schools.