COVID-19 Response 03/12/20

Extension of Spring Break

Dear Clariden Community:

These are interesting and challenging times for all of us. The Novel Coronavirus has reached pandemic proportions. The Clariden Board of Directors and myself are working diligently with outside sources to evaluate, assess, and implement the precautions deemed necessary to best protect students, staff and the community at large. We are waiting for guidance from Texas Education Agency, TAAPS, health experts and the government. The Governor of TX and the Commissioner of Education met yesterday. As we continue to wait for guidance and evaluate the quickly changing situation, we want you to be aware that it is likely that life as we know it today could look very different tomorrow.

We are all aware that many universities, colleges and schools have announced unprecedented closings. Major sporting and entertainment events are being cancelled or postponed. Corporations are postponing travel and implementing working remotely. We are being asked to implement social distancing and to follow the guidelines of the CDC and local health officials.

A decision regarding what next week looks like could come earlier rather than later but we are uncertain how long the government and agencies will take in giving their guidance, so at this time, The Clariden Board of Directors has determined that it is in the best interest of our community that we extend our students’ Spring Break for two days until March 18. This will allow for us to receive information and guidance necessary to make decisions regarding the protection and well-being of our students, staff, and the community at large. 

Please look for more communication in the days to come. Be assured that decisions are not being made lightly. Please take care of each other, stay home if you are sick, follow the CDC guidelines, wash your hands frequently, and let’s be kind to each other. These are indeed trying times. 

All my best – Sallie

 

Sallie Wells, M.S., CFLE

Head of School