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In-Person or Virtual?

You’ve seen the headlines. You’ve heard the news. Our community is experiencing increased COVID transmission, and this has moved some schools to transition from hybrid learning to all virtual learning for the short-term. This decision has created some additional anxiety for families who are concerned about our school. After seeking counsel from our School Board and health officials, we want to reassure you at this time, St. John’s will remain open for in-person school.

We think it is important to note that most of the schools who have moved to all virtual learning have cited the difficulty to effectively operate due to increased staff exposure and absences. St. John’s is not facing this same issue currently. St. John’s has experienced minimal COVID interruptions. We believe that St. John’s is safe and healthy, and our school is the best place for our children.


We all want in-person school where teachers and children can engage in teaching and learning. For us to continue with in-person school, it is vitally important that we work together to minimize the transmission of the coronavirus and other germs. We need to be safe and responsible at school and home by practicing the preventive measures (3W’s: wash your hands, wear a mask, and watch your distance), doing daily health checks, and staying home when ill or showing symptoms. Working together, our school and homes will remain safe and healthy places for all of us.

For more updates and COVID-related info: https://www.stjohnsarnold.org/covid

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