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COUNTYWIDE SCHOOL CLOSURE MARCH 16 -27
In compliance to Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone’s “Local Emergency Order” for schools, Laurel Hill will be closing for 2 weeks March 16 – March 27, reopening Mar. 30th. As you are well aware, decision-making regarding schools is very fluid at this time. We will keep you informed of changes to the duration of closure. Our vacation calendar will also change to enable the return of class days to all our Laurel Hillers.
Please be certain that Laurel Hill’s decision to remain open or to close was conditioned by strict adherence to guidance from NYS Education Department, NYS Department of Health, Suffolk County Department of Health, and the CDC. We also had access to special county health advisement made available to the nonpublic schools. Our goal was to provide our children and families with uninterrupted schooling based on expert public health counsel, knowledge of our LHS school population, and the real hygienic readiness and maintenance conditions within our buildings and grounds.
Many school districts have often used the phrase “out of our overabundance of care for our children and staff” to explain their closure; and without doubt they care. But for us caring can never be “overabundant” – never too much. Providing as many school days as we can within the parameters of a healthful physical environment is the “abundance” LHS wished to sustain.
Our teachers have done a remarkable job creating full-day learning online. It begins Tuesday, March 17th. So check your teacher’s website for your child’s class schedule and further instructions.
Robert & Helen Stark