Catholic schools closed effective March 16

Published: March 16, 2020

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Theresa Hall, superintendent of Catholic schools, issued the following letter, March 14, 2020, to parents announcing the closure of all Catholic schools in Arkansas beginning March 16, 2020. 

"Dear Parents,

"In an effort to do what we can to minimize the spread of COVID-19, especially to the most vulnerable among us, the Catholic Schools Office, with approval from Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, has decided to close all the Catholic schools beginning March 16 until March 30, 2020. In response to COVID-19, we are trying to be proactive rather than reactive. Accordingly, certain measures must be put in place and the closure of school will be one of these actions.

"We will be implementing AMI (Alternative Method of Instruction) all next week. We will still observe spring break and no instruction will take place March 23-27, 2020. Each school will be in communication with their families with instructions on implementing AMI days. Teachers will be available through e-mail for any questions you may have regarding assignments. Onsite parent teacher conferences will not be held at this time.

"If you have questions or concerns, please e-mail the principal of your school. These are unprecedented times and I ask your family to pray for God's guidance and healing.

Theresa Hall
Superintendent of Catholic Schools
Diocese of Little Rock"