Principal Loia's Message regarding COVID-19 and Cardinal Newman's Plans
Dear Cardinal Newman Families,
Due to the increasing COVID-19 pandemic and recent developments in guidance from public health, state, and local leadership, we will be suspending our classes from March 16 through 31. Based on the recommendations of officials and reflection among our leadership here in the Diocese, we believe this is the most necessary course of action to meet our obligation to the common good of our students, families, and communities.
Communication and instruction for distance learning will be delivered in the following manner:
Access Assignments will be used to communicate directly with students regarding instructions for their daily classes and documents that they may need. These will be posted prior to 4:00 PM the day before. Students will then have a clear roadmap of what is expected the following day. Pre-recorded direct instruction will be posted using an online web tool either during class time or with the previous days’ posting in Access Assignments. These will remain available to students for future reference.Students will interact with one another, posting comments to class instruction, reading analysis, and prompts given by teachers during class time.Students will meet at least one time per week through a real time online session.
We will be forwarding more information for you regarding daily school procedures, so please be vigilant about checking your email. Each teacher will also have specific instructions that they will share directly with students.
We will continue to closely monitor this evolving health crisis and remain and will communicate regularly as to adjustments we may need to make in order to continue our children's' education.
The Diocese of Charleston has launched a special website that will include updates and information about the coronavirus. You can visit that at https://charlestondiocese.org/office-of-multimedia/covid-19-response .
I ask that you especially pray for all our healthcare workers and those that may be suffering or more susceptible to the most severe effects of this virus.