Students to Return to Campus for Full Day In-person Instruction

BREAKING NEWS | 12:01 pm

According to a letter sent by Dr. Fior to all parents Friday morning, “On Thursday, February 4, we were notified by local health officials when and where our faculty and staff would receive the vaccine. With these dates now confirmed, all students will return to campus for a full day of in-person instruction starting Monday, March 15 for the remainder of the semester. However, should the distribution of the vaccine by the State of Ohio be disrupted, we will adjust these plans accordingly.

The following dates and plans are scheduled to provide adequate time for faculty and staff to receive the vaccination, to recover from possible reactions to the vaccine and to maintain student learning.

● Thursday, February 18 — Our faculty and staff will receive the first inoculation of the Pfizer vaccine. Students will have an off-campus asynchronous A-Day from home.

● Friday, February 19 — Students will return to campus for an in-person B-Day of teaching
and learning.

● Wednesday, March 10 — We will move the originally planned professional learning day
from 3/11 to 3/10. Our faculty will gather for professional collaboration and learning. We
will conduct our Parent Teacher Conferences that evening as well.

● Thursday, March 11 — Our faculty and staff will receive the second inoculation of the Pfizer vaccine. Students will have an asynchronous B-Day from home.

● Friday, March 12 — Advice from our partners at University Hospital has indicated that side effects of the second inoculation are more prevalent and will vary from none to “flu-like” symptoms. We will maintain the previously scheduled “Day Off” from school.

● Monday, March 15 — Students will return to campus resuming all-day, in-person
instruction. A bell schedule is currently under construction and will be shared as soon as it is available.

Upon returning to campus on March 15, the following protocols will still be in place: universal mask wearing; the pre-arrival health assessment; frequent hand washing and hand sanitization; windows will be opened; and the strong recommendation to stay home if you are experiencing any Covid symptoms. Due to our large student population and physical facilities, classrooms and common areas in the school will be unable to accomodate 6’ physical distancing. We will do our best to maintain 3’, but we cannot guarantee that.

We realize that some families may not feel comfortable sending their sons back to campus on March 15. Any family that does not feel comfortable may enroll in our distance learning program. This option is meant for families that have existing medical conditions or students who have substantial anxiety about returning with so many students or who require this option temporarily due to quarantine or illness. Therefore, you will have the opportunity to opt in to virtual learning effective March 15, 2021. However, this will be an irrevocable decision for the remainder of this school year (with the only exception being a temporary need for distance learning due to student quarantine or illness). If you anticipate that your son will either continue with distance learning or switch to our distance learning program, please complete this Google Form by Friday, March 5. Students that are enrolled in the distance learning program may continue to participate in on campus activities. Finally, the essential vaccination dates may require us to amend our calendar and previously scheduled events. We will communicate those as soon as possible.”