Parents and Families:
On August 25, we shared that our opening of school next week would face technology issues, as a result of a severe power event, which damaged several crucial IT systems and an HVAC system that cools IT infrastructure. Many systems were brought back on-line; however, several IT systems slated for replacement next year, were damaged beyond repair. After reviewing our options, it was decided that several of the core IT systems would require replacement ahead of their scheduled refresh time.
Archbishop Curley’s administration and technology teams engaged with the Archdiocese of Baltimore technology team and various consultants, to ensure that the technology infrastructure is brought back online in a timely manner. However, many of these systems require a lengthy configuration and deployment process to ensure physical and digital safety.
As a result, in consultation with the Archdiocesan Department of Catholic Schools, Archbishop Curley will delay the first day of classes for students. The first day of classes for the academic year will be Tuesday, September 8. Synchronized sessions will not occur between August 31 and September 3. Faculty will utilize this time to prepare, so that full hybrid instruction can occur with little to no disruption the following week. Four instructional days will be added to our academic calendar to ensure that no instructional time will be lost for your son.
Again, we regret the delay in opening and the unexpected technology challenge. At the same time, we know this short delay will ensure a stronger start to the school year.
Our in-person orientations have been a huge success. Each day of orientation has been safe, faith filled and an excellent opportunity to strengthen our Curley brotherhood! We look forward to welcoming our Curley men on September 8.
Thank you for your support, patience, and understanding.
Peace and all good things,