Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has mandated the closing of all public K-12 schools in New Mexico, to begin at the end of school, Friday, March 13th.  The closure will last at least three weeks, and it may be much longer.

 

As a private school we are not under the mandate.  It is, of course, possible that special mandates will be made for gatherings that apply to our total population.  As yet, there are no such requirements for us to close.

 

For the present we are holding to our decision to stay open, for two principal reasons.  First is that interrupting the students’ education will have permanent effects on their progress; it also may not make them safer unless they and their parents are quarantined all day.  Second is that the need for parents to stay home with their children will require that they leave their jobs for the duration of a closure; there are yet no firm plans for economic relief of parents who lose job time and income.

 

We must take all the steps short of closure to prevent the spread of COVID-19:

 

You may call us at either main number, (575)521-9384 for Lou Ellen, (575)571-2269 for Vince.  You can also check or website https://lascrucesacademy.org for news.

We are developing distance education methods.  These are complex and are being tested during the week of 16-20 March.  They will be substantially developed for the week after spring break.

We’re all in this together, around the world.  We look forward to doing the best we can for everyone in the school.

 

Thanks for your consideration and for the confidence that have always shown in our work.