St. Margaret’s to Begin Organized School Closure Effective Monday, March 16

Statement to Parent Community from Head of School Will Moseley:
On Wednesday, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic, and our nation’s leading health authorities called for all of us to prepare and be ready to adjust in support of the health and well-being of all Americans amidst this rapidly evolving health challenge.
St. Margaret’s Episcopal School is taking this situation very seriously and heavily weighing all aspects of our responsibility to first protect the health of our students and school community, and then our larger civic role to mitigate the spread of this global pandemic. As you know, our outlook will always bend toward care and caution.
We have made the decision to begin an organized, temporary school closure at the conclusion of all school activities on Friday, March 13. Please be assured that this is a preventative, proactive decision, and we have no indication that there is a case of COVID-19 in our school community. We will move to a remote learning model for students on Tuesday, March 17, with Monday, March 16 serving as an in-service day for the professional community. We ask our community to please expect a minimum two-week school closure.
Parents: for more information and continued communication from St. Margaret’s, please log in to the mySMES parents portal and access the COVID-19 resource page.
We are in this together, and are guided by our mission and core values. I am confident that the extraordinary strength of our St. Margaret’s community will enable us to persist and thrive in these challenging times. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
An independent preschool through grade 12 college-preparatory day school in Orange County, California
St. Margaret’s Episcopal School
31641 La Novia Avenue
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
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