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Coronavirus Update

Friday, March 13, 2020

 

Dear Nazareth Prep Families,

As a Catholic faith community we trust in God to guide us in uncertain times and use the gifts we have been given to meet today’s challenge. We want to provide an update regarding our plans around COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Campus administrators have continued to monitor official updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD), and the Diocese of Pittsburgh. The health, safety and well-being of our students, staff and families is a top priority. The situation is filled with ever-changing information, and we are committed to providing regular communications, with prompt updates, regarding important information for how we will manage the education of your children. In light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and with the guidance of the governor’s office, Nazareth Prep will be implementing Flexible Instruction Days from March 16 until March 30, 2020. 

What does this mean?

Students will be required to use their chromebook to login to access instructional materials prepared by our teachers.  Students will need to verify attendance by accessing the attendance form that will be sent to them each morning. This will need to be done by 9:00 am via their email each morning. Students who do not sign in will be marked as absent.   Assignments given will be accessible online via Powerschool Unified Classroom or similar platform. Assignments will have a due date and this will be followed to hold students accountable for assignments and grades. Teachers will have office hours during the day to help accommodate any students who have questions about assignments.

All extra-curricular activities (including athletics) and all events at Nazareth Prep will be suspended, canceled or postponed beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday, March 13, 2020 through, tentatively, Monday, March 30, 2020. We will notify all stakeholders when sponsored events and activities are rescheduled.

We are taking this action to protect our communities from the spread of the coronavirus. As we continue to monitor and take guidance from federal, state, and local agencies, our recommendations will evolve to best serve you. 

We will send updates as information becomes available. Please also check this link to the coronavirus (COVID-19) page on the diocesan website: https://diopitt.org/coronavirus-safety-precautions 

If you have any technology issues, please contact our IT Director Jenny McGrail- mcgrail.jennifer@nazarethprep.org 

If your family is experiencing any hardships due to the pandemic, please reach out to our school counselor Emma Pellicano-pellicano.emma@nazarethprep.org 

As always, please contact us if you have any questions. Our prayers go out to all those around the world and here at home confronted by this virus. 

 

Joe Oliphant

Principal

Nazareth Prep