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Letter: Teurlings won't start school until after Labor Day

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Posted at 3:48 PM, Aug 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-04 17:12:46-04

Teurlings High School will begin classes in September, the day after Labor Day, a letter to parents from the principal states.

The letter, dated today, lets parents know how the decision was made. Principal Michael Boyer refers to the recent loss of a Teurlings community member, and to his concern for the safety of students, faculty and staff.

"Our most important priority should be about the safety and well-being of the students you have entrusted us with. My second priority should be to my employees and their families. We have to bring our students back when the time is right and it is safer than it is today," Boyer writes. "Therefore, Teurlings Catholic High School will begin the 2020-2021 school year on Tuesday, September 8, the day after Labor Day; Orientation will be held on September 3 for juniors and seniors and September 4 for sophomores and freshmen. Not everyone will agree with this decision and we may lose students. With the recent loss of someone in our own Teurlings Catholic community, we realize the overwhelming and devastating threat of this pandemic. This decision is about the safety and well-being of our students."

Here's the full letter: