SVA Families & Students,
SVA will have synchronous remote-learning on Friday, 01/14/22. Monday, 01/17/22, campus will be closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. We anticipate that we will be back on campus for in-person instruction on Tuesday, 01/18/22.
“Synchronous” remote learning means that students will be “in class” virtually/online through Google Meet links, which will be shared with students in advance. Teachers will actively teach lessons and work with students during this time. We are working to be mindful of how much time students are required to spend online during remote learning.
The rationale for this additional remote-learning day is:
1. The health and safety of our students and staff. At present, the Omicron and other COVID-19 variants are intensifying, as such, we need to quarantine. From Wednesday (1/12/22) to Tuesday (1/18/21) allows SVA to quarantine for five days. New NMPED quarantine is now 5 days as opposed to 10 days. Allotted 6 days will prevent spreading of the virus among staff and students. The NMPED has suggested that going remote periodically will help prevent the spread and reduce “close contact” transmission of the virus. Our goal is to reduce COVID-19/Omicron variant exposure. It is imperative that we collectively continue to reinforce COVID-19 protocols while on campus (masking, distancing and hand washing), and ask for your help in reinforcing these safety precautions both at school and at home/in public.
2. Due to the cyberattack sustained by APS, buses will not be running on Friday. SVA is not impacted in any other way by this cyberattack disruption.
We will have “Grab and Go” breakfast and lunch distributed at SVA tomorrow (Friday) from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM.
Please check Dragon Announcements for the middle and high school schedules.
All tutoring, athletic practices and games, or any other after-school activities will be canceled for Friday.
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to navigate the constantly-changing guidelines for keeping our campus open during this pandemic.