University Schools Closure

- as of March 24 -

Shelby County Schools has announced that all classes will be cancelled until at least Monday, April 27th. Our University Schools will adhere to this closure and will also plan to reopen on Monday, April 27th. This will impact our Early Learning & Research Center, Campus School and University Middle.

As shared in the message from Shelby County Schools, there have not been any risks to schools identified by the Health Department. However, due to national developments and rapidly changing conditions regarding the spread of COVID-19, Superintendent Ray, our School Board and District leadership believe this is the most responsible course of action at this time. University leadership supports this course of action and will use this time to further deep clean and disinfect our schools in anticipation of our students return. We will utilize inclement weather days to offset the closure and will continue to work closely with our district colleagues and Health Department officials to monitor the situation in Shelby County.

You can find helpful information and resources about COVID-19, including facts from the Health Department and CDC, handwashing tips and other general guidelines for virus prevention, on the UofM website at memphis.edu/coronavirusupdates and via the Shelby County Schools website at www.scsk12/coronavirusfacts. The Health Department has also launched a hotline number for questions about COVID-19: 901.692.7523. The number is staffed during regular business hours, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

As you know, this is a continuously evolving situation. We will remain in touch should any additional updates become available. Please know the health and well-being of your child is a concern we share, and we will continue to make decisions with their best interest in mind.

-Sally G. Parish, Associate Vice President for Educational Initiatives

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