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Billings Catholic Schools will begin remote classes Tuesday

Posted at 9:10 PM, Mar 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-16 08:53:05-04

BILLINGS — Billings Catholic Schools will follow Governor Bullocks directive to close all public schools for two weeks. BCS President Shaun Harrington released the following information for parents and students:

The recent announcement from the Governor’s office has indicated that all schools in Montana will be closed for 2 weeks. We will evaluate any closures beyond two weeks based on incoming information. Here is the response from Billings Catholic Schools:

For all students:

  • Tomorrow is a PIR Day for all K-12 teachers. Students will not be expected to do any work remotely tomorrow, Monday, March 16th.
  • Teachers will use tomorrow as a PIR day to finalize preparing materials and on-line learning.
  • Starting Tuesday, March 17th, we will begin a new format for remote teaching. This will vary by grade level and specific instructions will be sent by the schools.
  • All activities are postponed until further notice (indoor and outdoor).

St. Francis School (K-8)

  • Students and parents can come to the building Monday, March 16th between 1:00 pm- 5:00pm to pick up the materials for instruction and iPads if appropriate.
  • All extracurricular activities are cancelled.

Billings Central Catholic High School

  • Students and/or parents may come to building, Monday, March 16th, between 8:00 am – 2:00 pm to pick up your iPad, textbooks, or other materials.
  • All extracurricular activities are postponed until further notice.
  • We will determine how to address the scheduled ACT testing and communicate to students and parents as soon as possible.

Pre-K and Day Care

  • A separate correspondence will be sent to daycare and preschool parents.

Social Distancing

  • As a reminder, social distancing is a key recommendation from professionals
  • Although school is cancelled, the best precautions are:
    • No playdates or group gatherings
    • Limit public places with groups (movie theaters, recreational sites)
    • Limit public contact

Please continue to visit our website for up to date information.

Shaun Harrington, President
Billings Catholic Schools