Effective Monday, November 16, Saint Ignatius High School will pivot to our Off Campus schedule. Our plan is to resume in person learning on Monday, January 11, returning with our current On Campus schedule.
Campus will remain open. Students will be able to come to campus to retrieve materials. Students should first report to the Principal’s office in the Main Building.
Saint Ignatius High School will deliver an academically rigorous, Catholic, Jesuit education. Our commitment to pursue excellence inside and outside of the classroom remains the same. All families were sent a survey at the end of the 2019-2020 academic year and the overwhelming response was to return to campus five days a week. We have worked hard to make that happen, while at the same time we have taken every effort to provide a safe environment for our students, faculty and staff when school resumes in August.
In uncertain times such as these, the partnership between parents and teachers is essential. The school will require that every family facilitates a daily health screening before their son steps on campus.
Your sons will follow our On Campus schedule
, allowing them to be on campus five days a week, Monday – Friday. Students will attend classes every day and be scheduled for either a morning session or afternoon session. This schedule allows for safe, physical distancing.
By being on campus five days a week, Saint Ignatius students will experience a schedule similar to that of a college student where they will encounter their teachers two to three times each week for live classes and continue to learn in an asynchronous environment in between. Students will be expected to learn in class but also during times when they are not in person with their teacher.
Our School Campus
Our large spaces on campus - the Murphy Fieldhouse, the Lobby of the Breen Center for Performing Arts, and other areas - will be utilized for structured and quiet learning centers for our students, particularly the freshmen and sophomores. We want students and families to have access to our teachers and to our resources.
In order to limit the total number of students on campus at one time, however, it is very important, that students - whether they are upperclassmen that can drive or underclassmen who have access to transportation - leave right after their morning session or arrive right before their afternoon session. Unless a student needs to stay for athletic practice, an extracurricular activity, or a meeting with a teacher, he should go home to alleviate the number of students on campus at one time.
Health and Safety
We are relying on your partnership in order for us to keep our campus open and to maintain the health and well-being of all students
, faculty and staff. Everyone on campus, including students, will be required to wear a face covering. Additionally, we ask for your help in honoring the following at-home assessment and please keep your son home if he:
- Registers a temperature higher than 100.0 F
- Has a cough
- Has a sore throat
- Is experiencing shortness of breath
- Is experiencing a loss of taste and smell
- Is experiencing GI upset
- Has been in contact with anyone who has recently (within the last 10 days) tested positive for COVID-19
The school requests that travel outside of the State of Ohio be limited to essential travel only. If travel is deemed essential, please verify whether state(s) visited are on the State of Ohio travel advisory list. If so, you must quarantine for 14 days before returning to school. Read the latest CDC Guidelines
on what to do if you or your son becomes sick.
Off Campus Schedule
While our goal is to have students on campus five days a week, there may be circumstances that require us to go to an Off Campus Schedule and employ distance learning. Please note that this schedule is NOT for students who are currently distance learning. This information is only applicable in the event of a campus closure.
We will move to our Off Campus Schedule if:
- We experience positive cases for COVID-19 requiring the quarantine of 5 – 10% of our student population and/or 15% of our faculty.
- We see a surge of COVID infections among our students, faculty and staff.
If Cuyahoga County increases to purple, we will continue to evaluate our data and consult with the medical experts at UH to determine if is it is in the best interest of the Saint Ignatius community to remain open.