Archdiocese of Baltimore students to briefly return to all virtual learning following Thanksgiving
Thursday, November 19, 2020
William Carter, WBAL NewsRadio 1090 and FM 101.5
As a precaution, students in the Archdiocese of Baltimore will temporarily go back to virtual learning after Thanksgiving to monitor potential symptoms.
“We are truly thankful for our ability to offer both in-person and virtual instruction to our students,” reads the letter that was sent school families. “We are especially grateful to our outstanding faculty and staff who have worked so tirelessly to deliver a quality Catholic education to our in-person and remote learners, while ensuring safety and social distancing protocols are adhered to. Their dedication and commitment demonstrates the outstanding caliber of educators here … in the Archdiocese of Baltimore.”
The goal is to continue to have a safe return to school, especially given the state of the world in a pandemic. The message acknowledges the brief change as a risk mitigation strategy following the Thanksgiving holiday.
The “pivot” to virtual learning will take place from Nov. 30 through Dec. 2.
“We realize this announcement may cause an inconvenience for your family, but hope you understand the necessity. It is important that we take this extra measure to allow for monitoring of potential symptoms and, if necessary, time to secure evidence of appropriate COVID-19 test results.”