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Villanova will Transition to Online Classes beginning Tuesday, March 17

 

March 13, 2020

Dear Villanova Parents and Students,

As you know, California has been facing an unprecedented challenge fighting the spread of the Coronavirus. Although the risk for contracting the virus is low in Ventura County, we still need to be vigilant and make decisions that are in the best interest of the health and safety of our Villanova community. After reviewing the recommendations of Ventura County agencies and the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, Villanova will transition to online classes for two weeks from Tuesday, March 17 through Friday, March 27.

From March 16-27, there will be no on-campus classes or extra-curricular activities.  Villanova day students are welcome to come onto campus on Monday to pick up books, binders, or any other belongings from their lockers.The procedures for visiting the campus after March 16 will be announced in a separate email on Monday.

On Tuesday, online classes will begin for all Villanova students. Information about the requirements and schedule of each class will be communicated by individual teachers via Google Classroom or by email. Attendance policies for live online classes and due dates established by teachers will be enforced during this period.

For our resident students and staff, we have taken additional precautions to ensure all high-traffic areas are thoroughly cleaned and have eliminated self-serving in the Dining Room. Resident families will be receiving additional information and updates over the next two weeks from our Director of Resident Life, Mr. Joshua Kruse.

We will continue to monitor the recommendations of the CDC, California Department of Public Health, Ventura County Office of Public Health, Ventura County Office of Education, Ventura County Office of Emergency Services, and the Los Angeles Archdiocese. Depending on what transpires over the next two weeks, we may decide to extend online classes beyond Friday, March 27.

We recognize the decision to close our campus for two weeks and the transition to online learning will have an impact on many families. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to ease any inconvenience this may cause. We hope that by working in solidarity with our local agencies and schools, we will help in the effort to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus.

We will continue to give updates on our website and are happy to answer any questions by phone or email. 

Let us continue to pray for those affected by the Coronavirus as well as those who are working to prevent the spread of the illness. Mary, Health of the Sick, pray for us!

Sincerely,

Brian Grisin
VPS Head of School