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All Campuses Remain Closed this School Year

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Buongiorno La Scuola,

I hope this finds you well. Like me, you’ve probably heard Gov. Gavin Newsom’s address to the State on Tuesday. Based on that and other considerations, myself and the La Scuola Board of Directors have decided to extend the closure of our campuses until the end of the school year.

We do not take this decision lightly and please know that if we do feel it is safe to do so, we will reconsider it and potentially open campus. With that, we, unfortunately, anticipate that our end of year traditional ceremonies like graduations in the preschool, step up in elementary and graduation in middle schools will not be happening in person in June. We will make sure that they happen at some point and again if the social distancing guidelines are lifted by the Mayor or the Governor, we would be delighted to reconvene with all of you at the end of this school year.

We are still hopeful that we can run our Summer Camp. We will be giving you more details soon because we really hope we can be there for you, your family and your children. We know that many of you need the childcare, so please know we will do our best to make sure that happens if it is safe to do so.

We really want you to stay connected to us and this week we are starting our Virtual Parent Meetings with myself and your wonderful Division Heads. This is in addition to the time you have with your teachers, so please join us and participate whether or not you have a question. This is a time when we just want to connect with you and we want you to feel connected to us. And you can always schedule additional time with me and you don’t need to have a specific question. If you just need to talk about how you are feeling and the challenges that you are having, know that I am here for you and we are here for you.

We will continue to deliver our online learning to the best of our abilities. We love your feedback, so please keep it coming. We want to make sure we are the secure base for you and your child during this uncertain time. We are in this together, we will continue to journey these uncharted waters with you and we will keep you informed to the best our abilities.

In the end, this too will pass and we will see each other again in person. Andra’tuttobene - All will be well!

Grazie and Ciao!

Valentina Imbeni, Ph.D.
Head of School