The Catholic Diocese of Palm Beach and its diocesan school, St. Juliana Catholic School in West Palm Beach, announce that St. Juliana will reopen for classes on Monday, August 25. A leak in a pipe for the school’s air conditioning unit caused the school to be shut down last week on Thursday, August 21, and Friday, August 22, as there was no running water or air conditioning in the school.
Last week, the diocese stated that in order for the repairs to be made, all water and air conditioning in the school building had to be shut off. Out of concern and safety for the well-being of students and staff, the school closed.
In its announcement this evening, school officials stated the needed repairs have been made, the system tested and that classes will resume on Monday. Students are to follow the schedule as posted on the school’s messaging system called MyStudentsProgress.com
The administration at St. Juliana early this evening started to notify parents and staff of the school’s reopening via email and plans to post an updated message on the school’s website (www.saintjuliana.org). In the message to parents, Principal Katie Kervi told parents she appreciated their “continued understanding, patience and prayers,” wrote Kervi, and added she looked forward to seeing everyone back at St. Juliana on Monday morning. The Diocese of Palm Beach also posted information on its website (www.diocesepb.org)
The Catholic Diocese of Palm Beach encompasses the five counties of Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobee. Comprised of 280,000 Catholics in 53 parishes and missions, the Diocese also serves the faithful community through its schools.