Marian Catholic Return to School Plan
Marian Catholic High School will be opening August 30, 2021 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.
Under the direction of the Diocese of Allentown, Marian Catholic will be offering five (5) days of in-person instruction each week. Virtual accommodations will only be made during the 2021-22 school year, with the approval of Marian Catholic and the Diocese of Allentown, for students with severe medical needs. These families would have to apply for continued virtual instruction.
Our planning committee consists of school administration, teachers, and staff; with guidance from the DOA. In addition, Marian Catholic’s Head of School Mr. Michael Brennan continues to be in contact with Diocese of Allentown leadership, and our medical partner, St. Luke's Health Network, for continued updates to keep our students and staff safe. During the first school year faculty meeting teachers and staff will be updated on the protocols for monitoring student and staff health. Frequent staff meetings will review procedures as changes are made. The Director of Student Support Services will also introduce best practices for addressing student social emotional wellness for in school and at home needs, as our Student Services continue to expand in 2021-22.