March 16th Update
Statement from Athena’s Founder, Director:
Dear Athena Families,
I know we are all in uncharted waters regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, and I am certain you all are busy reorganizing your priorities around health and safety for your family, and also thinking about how to plan for the upcoming weeks for your work life and for your children should the recommendations for self-imposed quarantines continue in the predicted direction to keep everyone safe. I know a big question looming is what are the schools planning to do. At Athena, we are committed to making decisions based on the best interest of the health and safety of all of our children, staff, and families in our community, and are committed to keeping you as informed as possible. We will regularly update our website and social media platforms, and send periodic emails.
In response to the developing and rapidly-changing situation and in consideration of maximizing ways to further prevent the risk of exposure, Athena Montessori Academy will be closed for students from Monday, March 23 to Friday, April 3. We are encouraging families to create contingency plans for children to stay home longer, if we determine a need for a longer closure.
We are currently working on Montessori and other age-appropriate educational resources to be able to share with parents remotely. We are also working on a plan for our teachers to work on units of study, after Spring Break, to be able to send to parents via email for projects, crafts, activities, readings, and discussions that you can do at home with your children. This communication will include lesson plans and resources for Kindergartners. We intend to be a resource for you during this period of school closure, regardless of the length of time we may end up closed.
Read the full statement here:
March 16th Update
Athena Montessori Academy will be closed for students from Monday, March 23 to Friday, April 3.
The Athena Montessori Admin team met Sunday March 15th to discuss measures related to the spread of the respiratory virus known as Coronavirus (COVID-19). The Admin team is working on compiling a Risk Management Team, comprised of members of our Admin team, medical professionals in our community and other professionals to help guide our course of action.
As of March 15th, there are 63 confirmed cases in Texas.
We are consulting with medical experts on the best courses of action and are committing to a regular release of information on this page as well as our social media accounts.