Remote Learning Update
A Message from the Principal
With our return to campus right around the corner, Dr. Pellegrino and I would like to clarify and emphasize our mindset and particular expectations for our return.
First, please know that, as always, our decisions are driven by many factors but none as important as the health and safety of our community. With all humility and by the grace of God, we feel as though the decisions we have made since March of 2020 have proven to be righteous and justified for our school. That continues to be true through this holiday remote learning session as the data and metrics can substantiate. As we return, we do so knowing it is entirely appropriate and that we can reestablish our school as the safest environment possible for our students. I need to emphasize that as we return, we will do with the standards with which we began the year.
- Only students with pre-existing medical conditions or those who are medically susceptible, or live with people who are in some way medically compromised and therefore susceptible, will still be allowed to remain remote if they so choose.
- Parents must contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a continued remote option. Even if a student was approved for remote learning in Semester I, this is still required.
- The deadline for these requests is this Friday, the 15th.
- This request will also require the submission of medical documentation to our school nurse Tracy Gumpert if she doesn't already have it.
- All students who are remote learners are required to Zoom into classes every day from which attendance will be determined.
- Absences and remote learning are not the same thing. Only students who are approved for remote learning will be allowed access to Zoom classroom links.
For all students, I also want to send the following reminders...
- Dress code will be strictly enforced including outerwear and footwear for all and facial hair and earrings for the gentlemen.
- On Tuesday, we will begin on a Day 6 with the Gold cohort in DLCs and Green in the classrooms.
- Please know that DLC protocols will be monitored with a renewed sense of compliance. This is critical to our continued success.
- Don't forget your Covid Questionnaire for Dr. Pellegrino. This is required for a return to school.
We have missed you all very much and cannot wait to see you Tuesday!!! Be smart and safe this week.
- When will Holy Cross High School reopen for the start of the 2020-2021 school year?
- How will in-person learning be possible?
- What is a Digital Learning Cohort?
- What is your Daily Schedule? When does school day begin and end?
- How will you handle arrivals and departures?
- What if my student is going to be late/absent?
- Will COVID-19 tests be mandatory at the start of the school year?
- Will facemasks be required?
- How will students acesss restrooms? How will lunch be handled?
- Will students use lockers in the fall?
- What is your plan for athletics, arts and extra-curriculars?
- What are your cleaning protocals?
- Do I have to quarantine if I have traveled out of state?
- What happens if we have to return to Distance Learning?
- Can my son or daughter choose virtual versus in person learning?
- Will tuition be discounted if we go to a virtual/online platform full time in the next school year?
- Since recommendations from government officials and medical personnel are ever-changing, how dynamic and flexible is your planning?
- How do I protect myself and others from COVID-19?
If you would like more information, we invite you to watch this virtual town meeting with Dr. Thomas C. Pellegrino, President and Mr. Thomas Pompei, Principal where they go into more detail on our reopening.