Bethlehem Academy and Divine Mercy Catholic School will not be holding classes on campus through at least Friday, March 27. Monday and Tuesday will be staff professional/curriculum planning days. The schools will implement online/flex learning days beginning Wednesday, March 18:
- Divine Mercy Catholic School teachers will email assignments and projects
- Bethlehem Academy teachers will email students as well as post in PowerSchool Classroom assignments and projects
Bethlehem Academy will be open to students on Monday, March 15 from 8am to 3pm for students to pick up books and materials from lockers.
There will be no spring sports practices, open gyms or open weight room at Bethlehem Academy during this time period.
The response plans to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 continues to evolve and change. We need to be flexible as our community, state and nation modify and adapt response needs. The announcement today by Governor Walz and Education Commissioner Ricker indicated there could be potential for distance learning to extend beyond March 27. Our teachers will continue to prepare projects and assignments to support continued student learning.
Bethlehem Academy and Divine Mercy Catholic School continue to monitor and receive guidance from many resources including the Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, Minnesota Department of Health, Minnesota Department of Education, Rice County Public Health and Faribault Public Schools.
We ask you to continue to pray for those afflicted by covid-19, health care providers, researchers and policy leadership during these unprecedented challenging times.