CCSD To Stay Open But Suspend After-School Activities

Two Summerlin Private Schools Are Closing For At Least Two Weeks

Mitch Kelly
March 13, 2020 - 6:14 am
Logo of the Clark County School District

CCSD Twitter

Categories: 

LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - In light of the increasing numbers of cancellations of large scale gatherings to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, some have wondered whether the Clark County School District would follow suit.

The answer from Superintendant Jesus Jara: Sort of.

In a statement released on Thursday, Jara said "For the moment, there are no planned school closures. However, should the need arise, contingency plans have been developed and continue to be refined daily. The goal of CCSD is to remain open and educate our children to provide a sense of stability for our students, employees, and families.

Today, the step was taken to suspend all school, district, and non-district sponsored athletics, extra-curricular activities, assemblies, practices, and events are effective immediately until further notice."

Jara also said that CCSD will continue to share information with school communities as necessary and "will continue close collaboration with the Southern Nevada Health District and the appropriate authorities on this issue.

The public should visit ccsd.net for the latest information regarding CCSD’s response plan regarding coronavirus.”

Two Summerlin schools, the Alexander Dawson Academy and the Meadows School, as well as Faith Lutheran, have temporarily closed their doors. While the closure of Faith Lutheran is just for Friday, the closures of the Meadows School and the Dawson Academy is scheduled to go at least through March 27th.

A spokesperson for those schools says that they will shift to a virtual learning environment with classes taught online for the time being