March 25, 2020
Dear Students and Parents,
Today marks 6 full days of online classes. Thank you to our teachers who continue to be the heroes of this process. They adapted quickly in order to continue the educational process. Thank you to our students and their families, as well. Your flexibility and patience are greatly appreciated. We have done our best to listen to your feedback and make adjustments where necessary. Please see a few important updates below.
Extension of online classes:
As we all continue to follow the updates and guidelines set forth by our government and the CDC, La Salle Academy has decided to extend the dates on our online learning. At this time, our earliest possible return date will be April 20, 2020. While that seems like a long period of time, with Easter Break factored in, that means an addition of 8 online class days from what was originally planned. (Our original plan involved online classes from March 18 – March 27). We will continue the online classes from March 30th through April 8th. Easter Break goes from April 9th – 19th. We are in a time of rapidly changing circumstances. La Salle will continue to be in touch with you during this time to share updates and decisions.
We understand that the financial consequences of the current pandemic have made it challenging for many of our families to meet their expenses. To make things a bit easier, we have extended the deadline for the final tuition payment of the year by one month. So instead of it being due by April 15, you now have until May 15 to pay your balance. Please consider paying half of what you owe now and the rest in May so the expense is spread over two months. While we are aware of the struggles that many families will face in the coming months, we also have obligations to cover our ongoing expenses. As always, we appreciate all that you do to provide your sons with a Lasallian education.
As St. La Salle wrote to his fellow Brothers in 1706, I say the same to you. “I shall pray to God for you, and will have many others pray for you and your needs” (Letter 23 – to Brother Gabriel Drolin in Rome: from Paris, 12 May 1706). Stay healthy and safe. Know that the entire LSA faculty, staff, and administration are here to support you in every way we can.