FRAMINGHAM – All classes at St. Bridget School in Framingham will be remote this week, March 29 through April 1, due to a “potential COVID-19 exposure in the school,” announced the school principal, in ane email to staff on Friday night.
This week is Holy week, as today is Palm Sunday, and next Sunday is easter.
“Staff members central to the operations of the school and several faculty members have been identified as close contacts to the COVID positive person and have to quarantine,” wrote Principal Cathleen R. Chaves, in an email to families on March 26. “As a result, the school cannot maintain the necessary health and safety standards essential to the daily operation of in-person learning.”
The preK to grade 8 school has notified all close contacts.
“After meeting with the faculty, PreK through Grade 8 classes will be conducted via Zoom for synchronous learning Monday through Thursday, 8am – 11am,” sid Principal Chaves. “Afternoon asynchronous learning activities will be assigned as appropriate by grade level. There will be no school on Good Friday and Easter Monday as previously scheduled.”
“I know this information comes as a tremendous inconvenience for all our families, as well as our faculty and staff. It is a reminder to all of the need to remain vigilant, for strict adherence to public safety guidelines including social distancing and mask wearing, and hold off on those travel plans until school is over! We have only a few more weeks. Please hang in there and renew your commitment to the collective health and safety of our community,” said the Principal to families. “I will continue to communicate with you in the coming days as we take the necessary steps to reopen the school safely.”