School Closure - 1/17/2022

Jan 17, 2022

Good Afternoon Parents, Student, and Staff, this is Mrs. Emerick, Director of Alee Academy. The following is an urgent message.

We have been fortunate until now, to keep our school open and operational for in-person learning, however, I have received several reports from staff and students that have tested positive for COVID or been exposed to someone who is positive with COVID. After much deliberation and discussion with Alee Academy’s governing board, and because the health and safety of our staff and students is a top priority, we have decided the best and most responsible course of action is to close the school for the next 2 weeks. We hope this allows everyone enough time to get healthy. The school office phone will still be answered Monday - Thursday from 8-12, but all teachers and students will be working remotely from Tuesday, January 18th thru Friday, January 28th. We fully intend to reopen the school on Monday, January 31st.

Students are expected to continue working on assignments through APEX and Google Classroom. All available teachers will have a zoom room open to assist students with assignments and quiz resets from 7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. and again from 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. All support staff will also have zoom rooms open should students need additional support. The schedule for zoom classes will be sent to all students’ school email addresses, posted on our website, and our Facebook page on Monday. The leadership team will also be available throughout this closure by email for APEX quiz resets as well as any other questions or concerns. Please don’t hesitate to contact any of us. All staff email addresses can be found on our website.

Tuesday, January 18th, from 9 a.m. -11 a.m. and 4 p.m. - 6 p.m., the leadership team will be at the school for students to pick up their Chromebook if they do not have access to a computer at home. There are also a limited number of hotspots available for students that do not have internet access. Please email me by Monday evening if your student needs to pick up their Chromebook or an internet hotspot so we have them ready.

I look forward to having everyone back on campus on Monday, January 31, 2022. Please stay healthy and feel free to email me if you have any issues or concerns.