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St. Anne School, along with all Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of San Francisco, will be closed starting March 12th, with Easter break from April 10th through April 17th and resume distance learning protocol on April 20th. Once a date has been set for returning to school, it will be posted. Please call the school office and leave a message if you have a question. Someone will return your call within 24 hours. Thank you.
Frequently Answered Questions
Last updated: 3.10.20
- CDC Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention-treatment.html
- Department of Public Health: https://www.sfdph.org/dph/alerts/coronavirus.asp
- Current information will be posted on the Archdiocese website: https://sfarchdiocese.org/health-alerts
- The Department of Catholic Schools will also push communications to school presidents and principals with any necessary updates.
- The Public Health Department and CDC have posted cleaning recommendations for public spaces. While the virus has a relatively short lifespan on surface areas, schools should perform regular cleaning with products containing labels stating they have “demonstrated effectiveness against viruses similar to COVID-19.” https://www.sfdph.org/dph/alerts/files/COVID19-Cleaning-Environmental-Businesses-Agencies-24Feb2020.pdf
- The Department of Homeland Security has provided guidance for schools serving international students. DHS understands that schools will need to make accommodations for international students and is requesting any adjustments to instruction or prolonged closures be communicated to DHS within ten days. Further guidance can be found on the SEVIS website: https://www.ice.gov/sevis.
- Yes. Schools will do their best to ensure that learning continues during this closure. Learning expectations will remain as schools utilize a variety of methods to deliver instruction remotely. Schools with distance learning capabilities and robust learning management systems will utilize existing technology to deliver content and communicate expectations with students remotely. Schools may also utilize other methods, such as a packet pickup and return routine, daily and/or weekly assignments delivered through SchoolSpeak or other school communication methods. A Distance Learning Guideline has been shared with all schools and will be used to help schools determine a methodology that works best for their community.
- No. Schools are ensuring the continuation of learning and all expectations of students remain. Schools will ensure that students meet all learning and graduation outcomes during this closure.
- This is an evolving health concern and guidance is changing daily. As of the date of this FAQ, we do not anticipate the need to keep schools closed longer than what has been determined. Schools will be notified should circumstances change.