While we currently have no known cases of COVID-19 within the Currey Ingram community, we do have colleagues and family members who are in at-risk categories. Additionally, we are also a school that prides itself on serving the community, and as such it is imperative that we take steps as individuals and as a community to help limit the spread of the coronavirus.
As such, Currey Ingram Academy will move to a distance learning model starting Monday, March 23 and will continue through Friday, April 24. Although, as the situation evolves, we may have to extend our distance learning time frame.
This decision was not made lightly. It was informed not only by our priority to protect the health and safety of our students and employees but also by our communal responsibility to slow the spread of COVID-19. Many of our colleagues in our independent school community will be following a similar course. We believe this is a critical moment in the outbreak when such measures can potentially impact the spread of the disease.
As public health officials have emphasized, school closures will not be effective unless they are accompanied by social distancing strategies. We ask that you restrict your social interactions during this period. If our student body is out and about, spending time with various friend groups, the virus is more likely to continue its spread.