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COVID-19 and School Closures

Updated: Mar 27, 2020

Dear Cassata Community,

In an attempt to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, following the recommendations of the Texas Health Department, our Superintendent made a decision that the schools in the Diocese of Fort Worth will be closed until Monday, March 30th. Please note, however, that this is not an extended vacation. Cassata students are expected to work on their courses at home—that is, to do the assignments as listed on their syllabi. We will work on the logistics of student/teacher communication so that students can have their questions answered as well as necessary materials sent to them (e.g. worksheets, study guides, etc.), and we will send an email to you by Monday afternoon with this information.

Meanwhile, we encourage all families to stay home and not congregate in large groups or community gatherings. It is strongly advised that you do not go to the movies, amusement parks, museums, concerts, etc. This is a recommendation from the Texas Health Department, and we ask that you please take it seriously. Please try not to look at these recommendations as limitations—social isolation is in fact a sound and reasonable way to approach the problem and to decrease the chance of coming into contact with the virus. Remember, yours and your loved ones’ health are the priority.

We will remain in constant contact with you to keep you informed about any changes to the closing of the school. We are also in ongoing contact with our Superintendent and the Health Department and will assess each step with their guidance.

Link to Bishop Olson’s letter to the laity regarding COVID-19 is here. It contains precautions being taken for our Diocese.Stay safe and healthy,

Maggie Harrison, Ph.D. President Cassata Catholic High School 1400 Hemphill Street Fort Worth, TX 76104Tel: 817.926.1745 Fax: 817.926.3132

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