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StMM Coronavirus Update

April 24, 2020

Dear Saint Mary Magdalene Catholic School Families,

As we continue to navigate through unprecedented times, we are facing decisions that we never imagined possible. While the coronavirus pandemic has impacted so many aspects of our lives, the Saint Mary Magdalene Catholic School community and the Diocese of Raleigh have remained unwaveringly committed to the health and emotional well-being of our school families, faculty, and the greater community, while continuing to provide a Christ-centered Catholic education centering on praying, learning, and caring. 

Following the directive released today from Governor Roy Cooper and North Carolina’s public health leadership, and in coordination with the Diocese of Raleigh Catholic Schools Office and Bishop Luis Zarama, Saint Mary Magdalene Catholic School will not return to on-campus instruction for the remainder of the 2019 - 2020 school year. Academic instruction and opportunities to grow in faith will continue through distance learning until our last day of school, Friday, May 29. 

I want to thank all of our parents for their patience and support as we have navigated through these difficult waters. Please know while we are saddened we cannot return to our campus for the end of the year to celebrate our many traditions each end of year brings, we will not waiver in our commitment to providing a quality, Catholic education to each Monarch. More detailed information will be communicated in the upcoming weeks as we receive additional information and data from public health officials and our Diocese, such as when large gatherings may reoccur. 

To our 8th graders, a special message for you. First, please know as a school community, we are all praying for you. We know this is not how you imagined your last months at Saint Mary Magdalene Catholic School, and we remain committed to honoring your special place and legacy in our school family. We will continue to communicate with our 8th grade families on when and how we plan to honor this group of Monarchs in the coming days and weeks. I can assure you of one thing: While we cannot be together physically to celebrate your achievements, they will not be forgotten or go unrecognized. 

Please know how much I, our teachers and faculty, and Fr. Staib truly miss your families and children each day. However, we will continue to look forward to seeing their smiling faces online and in our distance learning platforms over the coming weeks. Please be safe so we can all return to our beautiful campus in the very near future. 

God Bless.

John Mihalyo, Principal
Saint Mary Magdalene Catholic School


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