Clerc Center Community –

We will now begin an extended Spring Break on Monday March 16 for both KDES and MSSD.  Please see below for details.

First, we want to thank everyone for their continued patience and support for students as we all navigate this quickly changing public health situation.  As was communicated yesterday, Gallaudet University made the decision to transition to online education for the remainder of their semester. The Clerc Center Leadership Team met to review this decision and the impact on KDES, MSSD, and Clerc Center operations.  The team reviewed:

At this time, the following decisions have been made:

These decisions were not made easily.  We recognize the impact of school closures on families and students.  We hope to be able to return to campus and will be working with students to ensure the remainder of their semester is productive and meaningful, especially for our outgoing seniors.

We appreciate your support and we are committed to regular communication with updates as new information is available or decisions are made.  We will be developing and sharing an FAQ that will be updated regularly.  As always, please email us or your school leadership team with questions or concerns. All staff are on standby to support students and families at this difficult time.

Thank you.

Marianne Belsky, Chief Academic Officer
Nicole Sutliffe, Chief Administrative Officer