March 12, 2020
Dear EHCA Family,
The board and administration have been in constant communication today as we continued to monitor guidelines and measures in relation to the COVID-19 virus. The situation is rapidly evolving and the update we had intended to provide was outdated before it could be sent.
Tonight Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, the New Mexico Public Education Department, and the New Mexico Department of Health announced that all New Mexico public schools will close for three weeks beginning Monday, March 16, in response to the ongoing crisis. In a news release announcing the closure, Public Education Department Secretary Ryan Stewart described the decision as "a proactive measure to limit the potential community spread of COVID-19. New Mexico is going to be proactive and do everything we can to prevent the potential spread of the virus." According to the state, school tentatively will open again on April 6.
EHCA has always followed Albuquerque Public School weather related closures in order to keep our families safe. In light of this developing public health concern and out of an abundance of caution, the board and administration have agreed that we will follow the state’s guidance. Leading up to spring break, in-person classes at EHCA from March 16 to March 27 will be cancelled. We will have class tomorrow, March 13. This is not an extension of spring break and students will need to continue learning at home. Meetings will be taking place tomorrow regarding exactly what that will look like for our student body. Please be patient with us as we work out these details. You will receive further information from us soon regarding learning at home.
Thank you for your ongoing understanding in light of this developing public health concern. Please do not hesitate to reach out to our administrators if you have any questions or concerns.
We remain thankful that God is in control and appreciate your prayers as we continue to make decisions to best meet the needs of our students and families.
EHCA Board and Administrative Team