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Catholic School to Re-Open Monday

Our Lady of Victory elementary school, the northwest Washington parochial school closed yesterday by the swine flu outbtreak, will re-open Monday, a spokeswoman for the Archdiocese of Washington says.

The school was closed after a teacher came down with a probable flu case late last week. The teacher felt poorly over the weekend, went to a hospital Monday evening to get a flu test, which showed a likely case of the illness.

Susan Gibbs, the spokeswoman, says thus far no students have shown any flu symptoms. The school was scoured yesterday and today. The school, which has 190 students, was advised to close for 72 hours by District health officials. It was scheduled to be closed Friday for a teacher's professional development day.

Other schools in the area that were closed by the outbreak re-opened this morning.

Our Lady of Victory principal, Shelia Martinez, tells parents that the school will use e-mail to get lessons to the students, and asks that parents be alert for flu symptoms in their children.

By Michael E. Ruane  |  May 6, 2009; 11:43 AM ET
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