Crowley’s Ridge Academy and its preschool, PALS (Planned Activities Learning School), will be closed through April 17, Superintendent Raymond Lasley announced today.
The closures are in keeping with the mandated statewide closure of public schools by Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson in response to the growing COVID-19 pandemic. CRA’s K-12 on-campus learning had already been closed most of this week as a response to the governor’s declaration.
Lasley explained that as a licensed preschool, PALS normally operates on the same schedule as CRA, but received an exemption to remain open this week as a service to its families. Lasley said the preschool will close “when the last student leaves” on Friday, March 20, and will remain closed through April 17.
PALS and CRA were already scheduled to be on Spring Break next week, March 23-27. That break will occur as scheduled, Lasley said. He encouraged families to restrict travel and practice social distancing during the time off.
CRA students (K-12) have been using “CyberDays” (Alternative Methods of Instruction, or AMI) lesson plans for the March 17-20 school days. Students will continue with AMI learning days after Spring Break, beginning March 30. A schedule of due dates for all AMI work is accessible using the appropriate link below.
Lasley also noted that all school events and trips scheduled through April 17 are canceled.
Instructions on accessing CyberDay/AMI assignments: AMI Help
Access a schedule of CyberDay/AMI due dates: AMI Due Dates