After consulting with school superintendents from across the state and following the closure of all public schools in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland, Gov. John Carney has directed all schools to close for a period of two weeks, beginning Monday March 16.
Please see the Governor’s statement below.
School districts are being asked to adjust their calendars and review Spring Break dates in support of this action.
We are well aware that a decision to change Spring Break, which is scheduled for April 10-17, will create hardships for families, schools, employers and childcare providers. President Trump has declared a national state of emergency – and extraordinary measures are needed to slow the progress of this disease.
We are acting quickly to provide as much time as possible for families to plan. This is a fluid situation and that means we may not be able to answer all of your questions at this time.
The decision was a difficult one for the Governor to make. His goal, and ours is to do whatever we can to prevent the spread of the virus and to make sure we can move back to normal as quickly as possible while keeping our community healthy.
Will we have to make up the days?
At this time we know we will have to make up some if not all of the days. We do not know what that plan will be at this time.
What about graduations?
This is a fluid situation. Currently, UD is closed to outside events. We will confirm our graduation dates and times as soon as possible.
Will work be sent home while school is closed?
Learning opportunities may be posted on Schoology sites for individual courses. Students will need to check Schoology beginning Wednesday, March 18. These will be learning opportunities for students to remain engaged in coursework. This will not be new material nor will there be any assessments. Students who do not have internet access will have the opportunity to complete lessons when schools reopen.
Is there a chance that we could be out longer?
There’s always that possibility, but our hope is that this closure will help slow the spread of the disease and allow us to get back on schedule.
What will happen to the 3rd Marking Period?
We will make adjustments to the marking period calendar.
Will Co-Op students continue to work?
Yes, but the decision to participate will be made between the family, the student, and the employer. The Co-Op coordinator will be in contact with students and employers.
What if I had an IEP meeting scheduled during the closure?
When we return to school, IEP meetings will be rescheduled.
Can students continue to participate in Dual Enrollment?
Del Tech is currently closed until March 23. If the college opens before our schools open, students would have to provide their own transportation to attend classes. Please check the Del Tech website for updates.
What about sports and school activities?
All are canceled until further notice.
Please continue to visit the district/school websites for updates. More specific plans regarding continued learning opportunities will be released next week.
The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) continues to provide updated information on its website at https://dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/dph/epi/2019novelcoronavirus.html
Additionally, they have opened a call center tollfree at 1-866-408-1899 (Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) to answer questions about Coronavirus. Please continue to follow best practices for helping to prevent the spread if COVID-19.
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