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March 13, 2020 10:30a.m. – COVID-19 Update

As of Monday, March 16, Bishop O’Dowd High School will initiate remote learning with a long-term dismissal from campus in response to the threats posed by the spread of the coronavirus. This decision protects community health and well-being by mitigating against transmission of the disease, thereby “flattening the curve.”

As of today, there remain no known cases of COVID-19 in the O’Dowd community. We are so grateful for the tremendous care and support of the entire O’Dowd community during this time and mindful that the health of everyone in our community is our highest priority.

In addition to cancelling upcoming events, we have been proactively preparing teachers and students for remote learning. Starting Monday, we will transition into remote learning.

  1. Friday, March 13: Campus will be closed to students at the end of the day today. All after-school campus activities are canceled.

  2. Monday, March 16 and Tuesday, March 17: Remote Learning Orientation (required – students off campus). Modified schedule for first black and gold rotations.

  3. Wednesday, March 18: First Day of Full Remote Learning Schedule.

  4. Wednesday, March 18 – Thursday, April 2: Remote Learning continues.

  5. Friday, April 3 – Sunday, April 19: Spring Break

  6. Monday, April 20: Return to campus. Our current plan is to return classes to campus on this date.

We will be monitoring the situation during Break and communicate any necessary changes to this plan. We will share full details about remote learning later today.

Again, thank you for your patience as we navigate this crisis. We continue to hold in our prayers all of those affected by COVID-19. Please remember that the best way to keep updated on O’Dowd’s news and actions regarding COVID-19, is at

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