Let me begin by saying that IMSA is committed to protecting our community and the community beyond our campus during this global health crisis, while also maintaining a robust educational program. Nothing matters more to us than this: igniting and nurturing creative, ethical scientific minds that advance the human condition.
All of us are living with a new reality as a result of COVID-19. As a result, I am announcing that remote learning and working will continue through the rest of the academic year. Face-to-face instruction will be suspended for the Spring 2020 semester. I know this will be a shock to our seniors and to all of our students and families.
We will provide our families with more information on move-out days and times no later than Thursday, March 26, 2020. Decisions on spring activities including prom and graduation will be forthcoming.
This is the best information we have right now. We recognize that this information may be unexpected; but please know that we have made this decision with your best interest and our community's in mind. Our dedicated staff, including faculty, are focusing on providing quality education and timely information to our families.
Thank you for partnering with us to help slow the spread of COVID-19 on our campus and the community at large. IMSA will continue to update the situation frequently on our
. Our goal is to be open and transparent, which we believe is essential to help stop the spread of the virus. This is a growing pandemic, and as we learn more about its impact on IMSA, we will continue to share with you.
Please follow CDC guidelines and instructions, including hand washing and social distancing. And stay inside as much as possible. We’re in this together. Stay well and stay safe.
José M. Torres, Ph.D.