Planned Reopening of In-Person Learning at Claude O. Markoe Put Off 'Until Further Notice'

Education Published On March 01, 2021 05:37 PM
Staff Consortium | March 01, 2021 05:37:25 PM

Claude O. Markoe Elementary School By CLAUDE O. MARKOE FACEBOOK PAGE

The planned reopening of the Claude O. Markoe Elementary School campus for in-person instruction on March 2 has been postponed, the Dept. of Education has announced, adding that students who were set to attend the school tomorrow will continue learning virtually "until further notice."

D.O.E. St. Croix District Insular Superintendent Carlos McGregor made the decision to keep the Frederiksted school closed following a report of roof leakage affecting several areas of the campus.

“The heavy rains we experienced over the weekend tested the integrity of some of the repairs that were performed by our maintenance staff,” he said. “This extra time will allow the contracted vendor to come onto the campus and perform permanent repairs to the roof.”

All students attending Claude O. Markoe Elementary School will continue to learn from home until further notice. Other schools in the district are not affected and will resume in-person instruction as previously announced, D.O.E. said.

Who Returns and When

Beginning Tues., March 2, PreK-1st grade, Special Education Self-contained, and Career & Technical Education second- and fourth-year certificant students will resume in-person instruction, five days a week. Beginning Tues., March 9, students in 2nd and 3rd grades will resume in-person instruction, five days a week.

School schedules are as follows:

  • Pearl B. Larsen PreK8 | 8:15am-1:15pm
  • Juanita Gardine K8 | 8:15am-1:15pm
  • Eu1a1ie R. Rivera K8 | 8:15am-1:15pm 
  • Arthur A. Richards K8 | 8:15am-1:15pm
  • Ricardo Richards Elementary | 8:30am-1 :30pm
  • Lew Muckle Elementary | 8:30am-1:30pm
  • Alfredo Andrews Elementary | 8:30am-1:30pm
  • Career & Technical Education Center | 8:00am-3:30pm


General education students in grades 4-12 will continue learning from home and parents of students in grades PreK-3rd retain the option of continuing to have their children learn from home.

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