If new coronavirus cases surpass a 3% threshold over a seven-day average, all public schools will close citywide. “We feel like we’ve been undermined. Staten Island’s Catholic elementary and high school buildings were shuttered Thursday, amid rising coronavirus numbers, as Staten Island entered a “yellow zone.” A yellow zone was designated for most of the borough because it has seven-day average positivity rates above 2.5%, and its rate of cases per 100,000 people and new daily hospital admissions have increased, according to the state. NEW YORK - Low enrollment, mass unemployment and household financial stress. Meanwhile, in the neighboring Diocese of Brooklyn, New York, school leaders said six schools will close there as of Aug. 31. The Archdiocese of New York is closing Catholic schools next week and perhaps longer due to coronavirus, officials said Thursday. Subscribe to SILive.com. But the Archdiocese of New York, which operates Catholic schools in several regions including Staten Island, said it will keep its school buildings open — irrespective of the mayor’s decision to close public schools. SHARE. They also attributed the closings to the pandemic. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 12, 2020. (Credit: Gregory A. … PUBLISHED 7:47 AM ET Jul. The archdiocese said that about 2,500 students and 350 staff members will be affected by the closings. The church says it can no longer afford the upkeep on the nine elementary schools and one high school. The archdiocese has dozens of schools in the city and more upstate. CATHOLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF NEW YORK TO CLOSE . Note to readers: if you purchase something through one of our affiliate links we may earn a commission. SHARE. More than two dozen Catholic schools and academies in New York will not reopen during the upcoming academic in wake of the pandemic. “Children are always the most innocent victims of any crisis, and this COVID-19 pandemic is no exception,” New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan said. We are absolutely devastated by this decision.”. By: Kristine Garcia Posted at 1:52 PM, Jul 09, 2020 UP NEXT. Our Archdiocese is large and diverse, with ministries serving 2.81 Million Catholics. We’ve talked going to Goshen. Superintendent of Catholic Schools Mr. Michael J. Deegan has announced Catholic Schools within the Archdiocese of New York will close all elementary schools in our system effective Monday, March 16 2020 until Friday March 20 th, 2020, … “More than ever Catholic schools are needed for the future of our religion, our faith,” said Gargiulo. It’s a shame,” said Currid. ... 26 Catholic Schools In New York Archdiocese Closing CBS New York. Twenty Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of New York, including seven in the Lower Hudson Valley, will not reopen due to the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic, the ar… Superintendent of Catholic Schools Mr. Michael J. Deegan has announced Catholic Schools within the Archdiocese of New York will close all elementary schools in our system effective Monday, March 16 2020 until Friday March 20 th, 2020, with the … NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The Archdiocese of New York is closing 20 Catholic schools and merging three others, including St. Stephen-St. Edward in Warwick, Orange County. The ill-fated Brooklyn Diocese schools racked up more than $630,000 in unpaid tuition during the 2019-2020 academic year following five years of low enrollment numbers, officials said. CNA Staff, Jul 9, 2020 / 06:15 pm (CNA).- The Archdiocese of New York announced Thursday that 20 of its schools will not reopen, following the coronavirus crisis, and three of its schools … Catholic News Service July 9, 2020. Archdiocesan education officials also announced that […] De Blasio has been warning public school parents of imminent closures as the coronavirus positivity rate rises. The New York Archdiocese has announced that is closing 20 Catholic schools, including six in Westchester and three in the Hudson Valley. Community Rules apply to all content you upload or otherwise submit to this site. The same services provided to public schools!”. “Informed by … In this file photo, a student gets their temperature check before entering at Blessed Sacrament School, West Brighton. Archdiocesan education officials also announced that […] NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — The Archdiocese of Newark is permanently closing 10 schools. The Archdiocese of New York said it is closing the 20 schools permanently as revenue shrinks amid the pandemic. NEW YORK (CNS) – Twenty schools in the Archdiocese of New York will not reopen in the fall because of the financial fallout caused by the novel coronavirus pandemic. 10, 2020 NEW YORK - Low enrollment, mass unemployment and household financial stress. Miranda Barbot, spokeswoman for the city Department of Education (DOE), said in a statement to the Advance/SILive.com that the city is communicating with the Archdiocese to help develop a testing program that would include free tests from the city. “In the event of a closure of public schools by the mayor’s office, our Catholic schools will remain open until our Health and Safety Task Force, working with officials from the New York State Department of Health and the governor’s office determines otherwise.”, *** CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE COVERAGE OF CORONAVIRUS IN NEW YORK ***. The archdiocese said if it doesn’t get financial assistance from the HEROES Act, currently sitting before Congress, more schools may close. NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- New York City public school buildings will be closed on Thursday, but students continue to learn all-remote, Mayor de Blasio said. Catholic News Service July 09, 2020 Our Lady Queen of Angels School in the East Harlem section of New York City is seen in this 2015 file photo. New York Archdiocese closes 20 schools; six more close in Brooklyn Diocese. The following schools are being shut down: Academy of St. Therese of Lisieux, Cresskill This file photo shows a student getting a … ... the Archdiocese of New York announced that it would be closing 20 Catholic schools. They were all A-plus schools,” Dolan said. Deegan claimed that schools were forced to close for in-person instruction because New York City failed to provide the Archdiocese with the COVID-19 testing resources the city is legally-mandated to supply. UPDATE: In a statement, Superintendent of Schools Thomas Chadzutko, Ed. The Catholic Archdiocese of New York is closing seven of its schools—five in New York City—at the end of the school year. The closing of schools has etched a profound sense of loss among teachers and families. 1 weather alerts 1 closings/delays. “New York City is legally required to provide these health services for Catholic schools, but has thus far failed to do so, despite repeated requests for parity,” Deegan wrote in a communication to families last week. Gargiulo’s children, like Currid’s, went to St. Stephen-St. Edward, which is now merging with two schools about 15 miles away in Goshen. No communication from the diocese,” said Gargiulo. “We feel like we’ve been undermined. NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The Archdiocese of New York is closing 20 Catholic schools and merging three others, including St. Stephen-St. Edward in Warwick, Orange County. Eleven of the schools are located in three of New York’s five boroughs — Manhattan, the Bronx and Staten Island — with the remaining nine in outlying communities including New Rochelle, New Windsor, Poughkeepsie and Yonkers. NEW YORK (CNS) – Twenty schools in the Archdiocese of New York will not reopen in the fall because of the financial fallout caused by the novel coronavirus pandemic. “It’s just they weren’t getting the registration that we needed.”, FLASHBACK: Throwing A Hail Mary: Catholic School Sets Up GoFundMe In Attempt To Stay Open. FOLLOW ANNALISE KNUDSON ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER. The New York Archdiocese will close schools for 19,000 students. On the same day the Diocese of Brooklyn delivered the news that it was shuttering six of its schools, the Archdiocese of New York announced it was closing 20 schools. “This is not parity under the law. “We were forced to temporarily pause in-person instruction as we continue to advocate to receive the testing services to which we are entitled under the law. In … “We’re shocked at this. The archdiocese said that about 2,500 students and 350 staff members will be affected by the closings. The archdiocese has dozens of schools in the city and more upstate. “And it has done through donations and it has done through hard work and commitment, not only by the teachers and students, but also by parents that volunteer. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Advance Local. Updated on: Dec 17, 2020, 5:46am EST. The archdiocese says in a news release that despite its best efforts, "continuing to educate students in buildings that are underutilized … Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement, Privacy Policy and Cookie Statement, and Your California Privacy Rights (each updated 1/1/20). (Staten Island Advance/ Jan Somma-Hamel). Resident Brian Currid and his wife told CBS2’s Hazel Sanchez they were blindsided by the news. Duration: 00:49 7/9/2020. I Didn't Hurt Anybody', Stimulus Check Latest: $2,000 Relief Payments Blocked By House Republicans, NYC Teachers Sound Off Parking Enforcement Blitz, After Being Issued Tickets And Having Boots Placed On Cars, 16-Year-Old Shot, Killed Outside Bronx Deli, Caught On Video: Man Shot After Dispute Over Car Trying To Escape Snow Ends In Gunfire In The Bronx, Man Killed In Harlem Shooting, Police Searching For Shooter. Are needed for the future of our the schools we funded ourselves, ” said Gargiulo for future! 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