Dear Families,

As we continue to monitor the rapidly changing coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, the health and safety of our Pathways/Coastland students, staff, and our community remains our utmost priority.

After careful consideration and consultation with our local schools and agencies, Pro Deo Foundation has made the decision to close Pathways/Coastland for a limited period in response to the growing epidemic. At this time, our shop will be closed and all programming cancelled from Monday, March 16, until the Carpinteria School District reopens for after-school activities. We are following the lead of the school district we serve and will announce our re-opening as soon as possible.

Our closure follows the recommendation from public health officials to encourage “social distancing” to slow the spread of COVID-19. It is strongly recommended that families stay home during the closure as much as possible and do not gather in public places. The decision to re-open will be made in consultation with SB County Public Health and SB County Schools.

The Pro Deo Foundation staff and board will continue to monitor the situation will notify the community with any updates. We understand that after-school program closures have significant impacts on our students, families, and staff and we hope to resume normal operations as soon as possible. We take very seriously the responsibility of keeping our student artisans safe and healthy, and we will be working diligently to keep you informed as things evolve. Please feel free to email Chris or Dave with any questions or concerns.

Thank you for your support and understanding.


Chris Pritchett

Chris Pritchett was our first CEO of the Pro Deo Foundation. He currently resides in Salt Lake City, Utah with his wife and three kids. Chris is the Senior Pastor of Mount Olympus Presbyterian Church

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