As the world holds its breath and watches the reporting of the global effect this novel virus is taking, it can be difficult for us to gauge how to respond as individuals, families, communities, and schools. While there is still much uncertainty surrounding this situation, we are continuing to monitor and respond to it with the safety of our community and greater society in mind. Businesses, offices, and schools have closed, while travel restrictions have been put in place around the world. In addressing his school’s community, Colorado Superintendent Darrin Peppard had the following to say, “It is important for our community to remember that these measures were enacted out of an abundance of caution and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. We did not enter into this decision lightly. In the end, it will be impossible to know if we overreacted or did too much, but it will be quite apparent if we under reacted or did too little.” At KAIS, we know that closing the school and enacting the DLP was a serious but necessary decision given the information available. Given the current state of things in Japan, we sincerely hope to return to the classroom on April 6th, after Spring Break, as we initially had projected, but are not completely certain that this will be the case. We will continue to be transparent throughout this process and provide you with frequent updates on the action our school is taking. Again, we thank you for your continued support.