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Updates on Cheverus' Covid-19 Response


Back to School -- 2020

Click here for the latest information on Back to School Plans.

 

Planning for Fall 2020

Our priority in planning is to return to school with in-person classes; though we won't finalize these plans until the end of the month, everything we are doing right now is planning for every student to be on campus every day. We believe we have the population size and square footage to do this safely. Our Facilities team is investing in PPE and sanitation equipment, and we’re evaluating how to best use our spaces to keep everyone safe while on campus. We are investing in technology to improve our campus’ already strong network capabilities, and our classrooms are being outfitted with Meeting Owl cameras to facilitate hybrid and remote learning. Our teachers are using their experience with remote learning over the past few months and engaging in professional development to make the delivery of our curriculum even more flexible. We know that there is a degree of decision-making regarding school next fall that is beyond our control, but for those parts we can control Cheverus will be prepared. 

(posted 7/9/20)

 

COVID-19 Updates

 

Message from Cheverus President Fr. Robert J. Pecoraro, S.J. -- March 27, 2020

 

 


Social Distancing - why it is important

What Is Social Distancing And How Can It Slow The Spread of COVID-19? - Johns Hopkins University

Why outbreaks like the coronavirus spread exponentially, and how to "flatten the curve" - Washington Post

Social Distancing: This is Not a Snow Day - Asaf Bitton, MD, MPH, executive director of Ariadne Labs

 


FAQs

Can students come to campus to pick up books and personal belongings?

Since Fr. Pecoraro’s announcement on April 9 there have been a few requests to access school lockers to retrieve books, blazers, and other personal items. Under the current state and local restrictions, it is not possible for us to have students on campus, but as soon as these restrictions are lifted we will send information about how students can safely retrieve any remaining items from their lockers. 

 

Who do students contact if they have technical issues? 

We’ve set up a new email: help@cheverus.org. Messages sent here are forwarded to Dr. Nielsen and Ms. Glass. One of them will respond to try to solve the problem.

 

What about sports practices? 

The spring sports season has cancelled by the MPA (April 9, 2020). 

 

What if I have not completed my service hours or work grant hours yet? 

In coordination with both the Treasurer’s Office and our Campus Ministry team, all outstanding Work Grant & Service Hours have been waived for the remainder of this academic year. Any questions regarding work grant hours should be directed towards Ms. Kerry Bishop, and questions about service hours can be sent to Mrs. King, Mr. Szkarlat, or Mrs. Fitzpatrick. 

 

What if I have not completed my service hours or work grant hours yet? 

As of April 13, Summer Camps & Programs are all still scheduled to occur. Deposits for our Summer Sports and Basketball camps are completely refundable. Click here for more information about our Summer Camps and Programs.

Resources

Resources for managing the stress and anxiety of COVID-19. 

Campus Ministries

Bringing Comfort - poems and prayers in times of need

 

Helpful articles and resources

Quaranteenagers: Strategies for Parenting in Close Quarters

How Mindfulness Can Help You Navigate the Coronavirus Panic

Taking Care of Your Mental Health in the Face of Uncertainty

Coping with COVID-19 Related Stress

Parenting During COVID-19 - Psychology Today 

Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus - Child Mind Institute

Talking to Children About COVID-19 - National Association of School Psychologists

How to talk to children about coronavirus

 

For those in addiction recovery, social distancing can be a recipe for relapse --Looking for a virtual meeting? List here updated regularly.

The Jesuits in Britain, in coordination with Pray as you go, prepared 7 audio exercises designed to encourage, in God’s presence, prayerful awareness of any feelings of unease or distress. 


A Meditation for the Anxious During COVID-19 

From Jesuit schools and colleges

Loyola University Maryland Counseling Center - Effects of the Coronavirus on Mental Health

University of Scranton Counseling Center

 

Our Lenten Resource page may offer some ways to bring prayer into your new daily schedule. 

China Trip - canceled

Texas Immersion Trip -  canceled

Baseball team Florida Trip -  canceled

Portland Immersion March - canceled

Rosebud Reservation (South Dakota) Immersion Trip - scheduled for this summer,  no final decision made yet

March 13 - MPA Board of Directors and Interscholastic Management Committee voted to delay the start of the 2020 Spring sports pre-season practice until April 27, 2020.

 

Winter Sports Banquet on March 15 - canceled

Spring Sports Information Night on March 16 - canceled

Sportsmanship Summit on March 19 - postponed

New Balance Indoor Nationals on March 13- 15 - canceled

 

March 16 | Naples Alumni Reception - canceled

All Cheverus Business Network events - canceled until further notice

March 19 | Giving Day - postponed, date TBD

March 28 | Morning of Reflection - postponed, date TBD

April 2 | Magis Awards - postponed, date TBD

April 14 | Boston Alumni Reception -  canceled

May 2 | Cheverus Gala - postponed, date TBD

 


 

 

Any additional updates will be shared here. 

UPDATED March 27, 2020