In an announcement and email Friday morning, Principal Dr. Fior broke the news that Saint Ignatius classes will transition online for the week prior to Thanksgiving vacation. Dr. Fior said in a letter emailed to parents, “Today marks the successful completion of 58 days of in person learning. The partnership between the school, parents, and students has successfully enabled us to stay in school. Simply put: that is incredible and everyone needs to be acknowledged for their efforts. All of us are well aware of the surging numbers across Cuyahoga County, the state of Ohio, and throughout the United States. Over the last four weeks our internal numbers — of both positive cases and quarantines — have more than doubled as a result of external community spread.”

Additionally, in a statement posted on the school’s website the administration said “Effective Monday, November 16th, Saint Ignatius High School will pivot to our Off Campus schedule for one week. During the week of Thanksgiving break, students will not be required to attend virtual classes. Monday, November 23 to Friday, November 27 is now an extended Thanksgiving break. Our plan is to resume in person learning on Monday, November 30, returning with our current On Campus schedule. Campus will remain open and in season extracurriculars will continue until further notice. Coaches and moderators will reach out to students regarding practices and meetings. Families should continue reporting any positive or suspected COVID-19 cases to Mr. Brian Martin ’94 and Mr. Brad Ganor throughout the next two weeks by completing this form.”

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