Today at approximately 3:00 pm Governor Northam ordered all Virginia public schools to close for a minimum of two weeks.  As a result, all Salem City Schools will be closed beginning Monday, March 16 through Friday, March 27.  Division staff will meet today and Monday to coordinate the Governor’s expectation that schools provide continuity of services and the availability of meals.  The Salem City School Division will do everything possible to ensure that students who rely on school nutrition programs continue to have access to meals and that the disruption to academics is as minimal as possible.  More information on the delivery of instruction and the availability of meals will be communicated by 5:00 pm Monday.  Here is a link to Governor Northam’s full press release.

Press Release