On April 9, 2020, Governor Wolf extended the closures for all Commonwealth of Pennsylvania school buildings until the end of the 2019-2020 academic year.   Since the initial closure, Marian Catholic High School has been operating on a Flexible Instructional Day Plan approved by both the diocese and the state.   During the next 8 weeks, Marian will continue to move forward with our curriculum by delivering a quality Catholic education utilizing online instruction for our students.  Our goal is to finish the 2019-2020 school year as indicated on the Marian school calendar. Within the next few weeks, we will be addressing many questions that will need to be answered with today’s announcement from Governor Wolf, such as graduation. Many of these questions will not be able to be answered today, but we will communicate with you our decisions in the near future.

We will continue to provide ongoing educational opportunities for all students through their GOOGLE classroom. It is very important that all students are completing the work assigned by their teachers.

Marian Catholic High School continues to collaborate with the Allentown Diocese and follow the directives of our government regarding the COVID-19 virus pandemic and the government mandated shutdown. When responding to infectious diseases, it is important to know that our school follows the directions and recommendations made by the state and county health departments.

  1. The current directive for all Pennsylvania schools is that they are to remain closed from March 16 through April 6, 2020.
  2. Students should be accessing their Google Classroom on a daily basis to determine assignments that need to be completed to remain engaged in their education.
  3. Any assignment(s) which were given prior to March 16th should be completed, uploaded and emailed to your respective teacher. If you have any questions, please email your teacher(s).
  4. All extracurricular activities and campus activities are suspended through March 29th.  Student athletes should not be practicing either formally or informally both on or off site.
  5. During our time off, the Marian facilities are being cleaned and disinfected in preparation for our return to school.
  6. Take Governor Wolf’s advice: “Stay calm, stay safe, stay home!.”

Due to the uncertainty of this pandemic, please be advised that details are subject to change.  We will continue to keep you updated with new information on our website. Check back often for announcements and information.

 

Marian Administration Message for all of our
Marian family members while we are dealing with COVID-19:

According to John 14:27, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.”  The threats of this world are real, but we do not stand alone against the COVID-19. Our Heavenly Father stands with us, and in Him, we can find all we need to face such times.  The Lord offers to us a spirit of peace in place of fear and a spirit of hope in a place of worry. In 2nd Chronicles 7:14, we are reminded to humble ourselves before Him and to seek Him for healing upon our land. This earth is His creation for His people, and we know that He Who died for His creation intends to sustain it.  Draw upon His strength each day for the worry that day holds, and rest securely that He is indeed faithful to be with us, even to the end of the age. May God bless you at this challenging time!

During this period of social distancing caused by the COVID-19 virus pandemic, please remember that daily mass can be attended remotely through the Allentown Diocese with Bishop Schlert at www.ad-today.com as well as through the Scranton Diocese.

RESOURCES:

Schuylkill County School Social Worker’s Pandemic Resources