Mount Carmel School intends to resume classes on Tuesday, Nov. 13. The school noted that it will reopen with running water from water tanks that will be kept supplied, and air-conditioning, digital technology, and internet access powered by generators.
The decision to reopen was made after Bishop Ryan P. Jimenez, the school’s board of directors, and the school’s leadership team worked for the past week to mobilize all necessary resources to prepare the school. “We wanted to restore a sense of normalcy for students who are struggling in the aftermath of Yutu,” said school president, Galvin Deleon Guerrero. “That is why it was important to us that we restore as much as possible to the school’s operations and get students back in the classroom.”
To help prepare the school, two cleanups were held by the school’s students, alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and parents. The school also got help from students and teachers from Grace Christian Academy, Saipan International School, Saipan Southern High School, Marianas High School, Kagman High School, and Green Meadows School, as well as members of Marianas Young Professionals. (PR)