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Archdiocese of Detroit closing all Catholic schools until April 6

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Posted at 4:17 PM, Mar 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-13 08:21:00-04

DETROIT (WXYZ) — The Archdiocese of Detroit announced Friday morning that all Catholic schools – archdiocesan and independent – would close until April 5 following Gov. Whitmer's announcement on Thursday night.

The schools were originally going to be closed on Friday and Monday for a deep cleaning.

Superintendent Kevin Kijewski sent a letter to parents saying that schools will move their customary Easter Break from April 13-17 to the week of March 16-20. STudents will not need to report physically or virtually to school at this time.

While school is not in session that week, staff will report for the purpose of preparing the school for distance learning plans.

Students and staff will then begin working through distance learning work from Mach 23-April 13.

If there is no extension or modification of Whitmer's order, students will return to schools on April 6-8 with two days off for Holy Thursday and Good Friday on April 9-10, with students returning for the first full week of school on April 13.

For more information, the Archdiocese has set up an emergency website.