UPDATE, 3:15 p.m.: The Humboldt County Office of Education has published an updating spreadsheet of school closures in Humboldt County. You can find it here.
At the moment, basically everything in the county is closed with the notable exception of Eureka City Schools, which are still listed as open.
St. Bernard’s Academy announced today that the school will be closed to any “face-to-face instruction” for the next two weeks.
Instead, all classes will me taught through “remote learning.”
“The health of our students and staff is our priority,” Principal Paul Shanahan is quoted as sayin in a press release. “We will do our best to ‘flatten the curve’ of infection through social distancing.”
Jacoby Creek School also announced today that all classes will be canceled this week. Unlike St. Bernard’s, Jacoby Creek School will not be conducting classes remotely at this time.
“All currently issued independent study contracts are paused as we are not prepared to offer our entire student body independent study for next week,” Superintendent Melanie Nannizzi is quoted as saying in a press release.
Read more from Jacoby Creek School:
Dear JCS Families,
In recognition of the COVID-19 pandemic and after thoughtful consideration for our community the District has determined that it is necessary to close our school for this coming week, March 16-20. This decision is a precautionary measure as there are currently no diagnosed cases in Humboldt County.
All currently issued independent study contracts are paused as we are not prepared to offer our entire student body independent study for next week.
We are asking JCS families to: Respond individually (please do not Reply All) to your child’s teacher letting them know that you have received this email. We will be making calls to those families who do not email their child’s teachers to ensure that all families receive this communication.
If your child qualifies for free/reduced priced meal and you would like to continue receiving breakfast and lunch during the school closure, please email Mrs. Nannizzi or call our voicemail line to arrange a time to pick up food. (707) 633-9090 or email@example.com
I will send out further communication by Tuesday afternoon that outlines some of our plans for food services and a blended distance learning model for our students should this become an extended closure. This situation will be reassessed weekly and families can expect communication from me each Friday.