The Archdiocese of Mobile Catholic Schools announced Wednesday that students could return for in-person classes as soon as Monday, May 4.
The schools broke the news on social media this morning, though it did leave room for the planned return date to be adjusted depending on how the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds locally.
A spokesperson later clarified that “schools are closed until at least May 4,” but the social media post “does not mean they are reopening at that time.” For now, epidemiologists are projecting Alabama could see its peak number of cases somewhere between April 18-22.
“We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and adjust this date as needed based on the recommendations set forth by the CDC and the state of Alabama,” a statement from the Archdiocese said. “We are praying for our students, faculties, and their families during this most Holy Week.”
In a letter sent out to parents Wednesday afternoon, McGill-Toolen Catholic High School confirmed that it will not have second semester exams regardless of whether students return May 4. Instead, students’ second semester grade will be determined by averaging grades from the third and fourth quarters
“We do not know yet what our possible return to school will mean for activities that are currently scheduled for May, including graduation. We will send information as soon as we have confirmation,” the school said in a statement.
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