Marian Catholic Return to School Plan
Marian Catholic High School is scheduled to open on August 31, 2020 on a daily basis with all registered students and staff.
Our school building is large enough to accommodate all of our registered students, in addition to the current complement of staff,
while maintaining the social distancing requirements established by the Diocese of Allentown (DOA), Schuylkill County Emergency Management Agency (SCEMA), Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) guidelines. Once open, Marian Catholic High School will continue to follow the guidelines as established by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in determining the continued operation of the school building should changes need to occur that are related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Our planning committee consisted of school administration, teachers, and staff; with guidance from the DOA. In addition, Marian Catholic’s Head of School Father Allen Hoffa hosted in-person meetings with the administrative team as well as Zoom meetings with faculty and parents. During the first school year faculty meeting on August 27, all staff will be trained to allow for proper communication of training and strategies, including protocols for monitoring student and staff health. Frequent staff meetings will review of procedures will help monitor the training. The Guidance Office will also introduce best practices for addressing student social emotional wellness for in school and at home needs. Our plan was reviewed and approved by the DOA.
We encourage our school families to review our complete Return to School Plan: