Catholic schools throughout Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties will continue with distance learning through the end of the 2019-2020 academic year, the Department of Catholic Schools (DCS) of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles told parents, students, and staff May 9.
“After recent discussions with public health officials in the three counties we serve, public and private K-12 campuses will not be included in the initial stages of sector reopening. As a result, distance learning will continue through the end of the school year,” said Paul Escala, Senior Director and Superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.
Archdiocesan schools transitioned to distance learning on March 17, as schools throughout the state were urged to close in response to the threat of COVID-19. Teachers, staff and leaders of the 265 elementary and high schools in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles adjusted to ensure that the 73,000 students they serve never stopped learning.