• COVID-19 SCHOOL RESPONSE PLAN UPDATE 5-25-20

St. Augustine High School

Covid-19 update – 5/25/2020

 

From the Principal – Mr. James Horne

 

Saintsmen and families,

Here we are in the last week of classes for the 2019 -20 school year …. what a ride!  And as we head into the summer, many are wondering how we envision school in the Fall.  Although many of the details are still in the planning stage, St. Augustine High school is making plans to open school on the ground this Fall.  We realize the severity of our current health crisis and will take the precautions necessary to create safe opportunities for Saintsmen to experience success …. We think that is achieved by having the boys on campus and engaged with their instructors and one another.

School wraps up this week, however, we will continue to push out these notifications through mid-June to offer more information about summer school, CIF sports and school in the fall.

Some reminders about year end pick up ……

Freshman, Sophomore and Juniors, your year-end pick-up (academic awards and yearbook) will happen as follows:

Tuesday, June 2nd

Freshman pick up 8-10:30 am

Sophomore Pick up 12-2:30 pm

Wednesday, June 3rd

Junior pick up 8-10:30 am

More details coming soon

*** Families with more than one student at Saints can come to an assigned time and pick up for all students at once.

 

From the Asst. Principal for Student Services  – Mr. John O’Beirne

 

Summer School Update

Our current plan is to open Summer School on campus June 15, 2020.  If the phased reopening stalls or regresses we have several contingency plans that our administrative team is considering. More information will be provided in the coming weeks about the expectations for summer school.  We are excited to potentially be back on campus and many of our classes are starting to fill up. We have had to adjust our offerings to accommodate our facility limitations during the summer months. 

Below you will find our NEW class schedule.  If you were registered to take a class that was removed, we will be contacting you. If the situation arises that we need to go to a modified or virtual classroom we are prepared. This is only if an extreme situation dictates. If you have any questions regarding summer school please feel free to contact the Director of Summer Session, Mr. John O’Beirne at jobeirne@sahs.org

Classes we are offering:

Biology

Algebra 1-Prerequisite Required

Chemistry

Pre-Algebra

Honors Math- Prerequisite Required

Western Civilization

Geometry- Prerequisite Required

This entire situation is so fluid that our plans and thinking change daily.  What isn’t changing is our TRUTH that the best work at Saints is done on the ground in face to face educational environment. 

 

From the Chaplain and Director of Service  – Fr. Max Villenueve and Bro. Bobby Baiocco

 

Service Hours – Students will NOT be held accountable to complete their service hours this year due to restrictions caused by the pandemic.  We are hopeful we will be able to return to a normal Christian Service commitment next school year. If you have previously completed hours which you would like placed in your file for future reference please email a copy to Bro. Bobby Baiocco at bbaiocco@sahs.org  Thank you!

 

From the Assistant Principal for Academics – Mr. Gregory Hecht

 

  1. To all our Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors:

NO INSTRUCTION ON MONDAY, MAY 25 – MEMORIAL DAY

The final day of instruction for all freshmen, sophomores, and juniors will be this Friday, May 29.

Second semester report cards will be mailed home in mid-June.

  1. To Seniors and their Parents:

Please carefully review the following information from Dr. Rey, Director of Counseling Services, concerning seniors and how to let St. Augustine know where to send final transcripts

This information was also sent home via Naviance (e-mail) on the afternoon Thursday, May 7.

The Graduation Survey in Naviance is a crucial piece to finishing the senior year.  (Please note that this is NOT the same as the Senior Exit Survey you are doing on Google Forms for your English class assignment.)  Whether you are attending a 4-year college or a 2-year college in the Fall, this survey is necessary for the following reasons:

  • We must know which college you will be attending next year so that we can send the final transcript in June.  If you have not yet decided on your college, please complete the other areas of the survey, and then enter the final college as soon as you know.
  • We need to know all the colleges you were admitted to, denied, and waitlisted so the information is available to future Saintsmen (anonymously).
  • We need to know the value of all the Scholarships and Grants that you will be using at the college you attend in the Fall.
  • We use this summary information in the Counseling Department Report to the Board of Directors so they can make informed policy decisions as Saints moves forward.

Directions for Graduating Seniors:  Please log into your Naviance account and go to About Me > My Surveys > Surveys Not Started > Graduation Survey.  Please be as thorough as possible with the requested information.

Naviance upgraded the password requirements several months ago, so if you have trouble logging in to your account please click on the “Forgot your password” button.  If that does not work, please immediately contact your counselor and ask him/her to check your email address and reset your password. 

Please note:  This survey is your formal request to have your final transcript sent in June.  If you need your transcript sent, please complete the survey!  (Again, if you don’t know the college yet, please let us know as soon as you make the final decision.)

CONGRATS AGAIN TO THE CLASS OF 2020!!

  1. Remediation Notice

If you need to remediate a class (or classes), you must begin by contacting you counselor as soon as possible and completing the off-campus request form (available from your counselor). You must have counselor and department approval BEFORE any remediation can take place.  All remediation MUST BE completed by August 24, 2020 and you are responsible to have an official transcript sent to our registrar (Mrs. Oliwa).

 

From the Assistant Principal for Auxiliary Services and the Athletic Director – Mr. Michael Haupt and            Mr. Matthew Linville

 

Summer No-Contact Period

The CIFSDS has begun discussion with our governance groups regarding the mandatory 2-week summer no-contact period.  Potential modifications and/or a waiver of the no-contact period are being discussed.  We anticipate presenting a proposal for modification/cancellation of the no-contact period to be discussed and voted on at the May 20, 2020 Board of Managers meeting.

Fall Season of Sport

As we move through the progression of restrictions this spring, governance groups have begun to discuss the potential impacts on the 2020 fall season.  No one knows when restrictions may begin to be eased but we are discussing contingency plans should we have late starts, shortened seasons, etc.  The CIFSDS office is in close, regular communication with the state CIF, Superintendents, our Board of Managers and Conference Presidents.  We will keep you updated as we receive information.

Athletic Physicals

Athletic physicals scheduled for late May at Saints have been postponed until Saturday, July 25, 2020.  July 25 is the Saturday before Fall sports are planning to start this year; we understand that this may be a tentative date, as the recommendations for social distancing are fluid.

 

Events Update

May 25 – Memorial Day – No classes

May 26 – Grade 12 – End of year items pick up (Yearbook, awards, etc)

May 29 – Baccalaureate and Graduation 9:30 am – Tentative

May 29 – Grades 9-11 – Last Day of Instruction

June 2 –   Grade 9 & 10 – End of year items pick up (Yearbook, awards, etc)

June 3 –   Grade 11-  End of year items pick up (Yearbook, awards, etc)

June 11 – Baccalaureate Mass 6pm (pre-recorded Video)

June 12 – Graduation 9:30 am

June 15 – Summer Session Begins

June 25/26 – Baccalaureate and Graduation – postponement option

 

Questions? – email us …. The Faculty and Staff email directory can be found here  https://www.sahs.org/faculty/

We will continue to be diligent in communicating facts and changes to school plans/activities and push notifications to the community using CANVAS, social media sites, and the website.

Thanks …  pray for us and know we are praying for you.

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