Our Mission Is Essential

COVID-19 has presented a tremendous challenge for Saint Ignatius High School to balance our mission of providing an academically rigorous, Catholic, Jesuit education along with the health and safety recommendations of leading healthcare experts. On Monday, January 11, we returned to our current On Campus Schedule.

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This year, school will look very different, but with your cooperation we will be able to provide an academically excellent, faith-filled student experience.
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.  

School will look very different, but with your cooperation we will be able to provide an academically excellent, faith-filled student experience.

Class Schedule

All students will follow a morning or afternoon On Campus schedule and you will be on campus five days a week, Monday – Friday. This rotation allows you to be in class with your teachers two to three times each week for live classes. You will be expected to learn during class time, as well as during times when you are not in-person with your teacher. This schedule allows for safe, physical distancing. 
Benefits of this schedule include:
  • A consistent 8 a.m. start time and a 3:15 p.m. end time
  • Live 45-minute instruction periods delivered by our teachers two - three times per week
  • Lunch period and free periods
  • Established times for extracurricular activities and faith formation
  • Students are able to be on campus the entire day

Health and Safety

In order keep everyone on campus as safe as possible, certain requirements must be strictly adhered to. Everyone on campus is required to wear a face covering (mask or shield). This is a way for you, as a Man for Others, to protect those around you. Hallways and stairwells will be one-way. Social distancing has shown to be important in preventing the spread of COVID-19, so please be aware of your surroundings and stay six feet away from others when you are in one location for any length of time (like a classroom, St. Mary’s Chapel or study area).
Your parents should take you through a health assessment before you leave the house each day. You will need to stay home if you experience any of the following:
  • A temperature higher than 100.0 F
  • A cough
  • A sore throat
  • Shortness of breath
  • A loss of taste and smell
  • GI upset
Furthermore, or if you have been in contact with anyone who has recently (within the last 14 days) tested positive for COVID -19, you must not come to campus. Read the latest CDC Guidelines on what to do if you are sick.

Off Campus Schedule

While our goal is to have students on campus five days a week, there will 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 will be distance learning at the beginning of the semester. This information is only applicable in the event of a campus closure.

We will move to our Off Campus Schedule if:

  • The levels in Cuyahoga County increase to purple.
  • ​We experience positive cases for COVID-19 requiring the quarantine of 5 – 10% of our student population and/or 15% of our faculty. 

We will regularly evaluate our schedule and adjust it based on our context, observations, experience, need and reflection.  

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