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COVID-19 Update

By CHS staff

 

Canisius is actively planning for the reopening of our campus. We will resume normal operations, to the extent possible, according to guidelines provided by state leadership. Over the coming weeks, we will be implementing plans to help ensure a safe return to school. The health and well-being of our school community is our highest priority.

View letters to parents and additional resources below.


AUGUST 5, 2020 LETTER TO PARENTS

JUNE 26, 2020 LETTER TO PARENTS FROM NURSE

MAY 29, 2020 LETTER TO PARENTS

MAY 15, 2020 LETTER TO PARENTS OF INCOMING FRESHMEN

MAY 14, 2020 LETTER TO PARENTS OF SENIORS

APRIL 30, 2020 LETTER TO PARENTS

APRIL 27, 2020 LETTER TO PARENTS

APRIL 20, 2020 LETTER TO PARENTS OF SENIORS

APRIL 9, 2020 LETTER FROM PRINCIPAL

APRIL 9, 2020 LETTER REGARDING AP EXAMS

APRIL 7, 2020 VIDEO MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT

MARCH 27, 2020 LETTER FROM PRESIDENT RE: FINANCES

MARCH 25, 2020 GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING LETTER

MARCH 21, 2020 HEALTH ADVISORY

MARCH 20, 2020 VIDEO MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT

MARCH 19, 2020 HELP DESK

MARCH 18, 2020 E-LEARNING VIDEO

MARCH 17, 2020 E-LEARNING PLAN

MARCH 15, 2020 LETTER FROM PRESIDENT AND PRINCIPAL

MARCH 13, 2020 LETTER FROM PRINCIPAL RE: FACULTY DEVELOPMENT DAY

MARCH 13, 2020 LETTER FROM PRESIDENT REGARDING GAMBIT

MARCH 12, 2020 LETTER FROM PRINCIPAL

MARCH 3, 2020 LETTER FROM PRINCIPAL
 

COVID-19/novel coronavirus is a rapidly evolving situation, with new developments and guidance coming on a daily basis. This page will be updated regularly. Please check back again for the latest information.

Canisius High School’s Response to COVID-19/coronavirus: 
Our top priority is to ensure the well-being of our students, faculty, administration and staff. This website is intended to update community members on our status, report safety enhancing initiatives, and provide resources for our community’s use.

Canisius Health Office: Ms. Denise Keating, RN is our school nurse. She is in ongoing dialogue with the Erie County Department of Public Health. We also receive regular recommendations for schools from the New York State Department of Health, and updates from the New York State Department of Education and the New York State Association of Independent Schools.

To contact our nurse, please call 716.882.0466

As of Friday, May 29, 2020:

  • Classes at Canisius are cancelled through the remained of the 2019-2020 school year.
  • Online instruction will continue through the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.
  • The last day of classes for seniors was May 7.
  • The last day of classes for underclassmen is June 5.
  • Canisius is actively planning for the reopening of its campus. We will resume normal operations, to the extent possible, according to guidelines provided by state leadership. 
  • Retreats and service immersion trips are cancelled.
  • All co-curricular activities and school related travel are cancelled.
  • Spring athletics season is cancelled.
  • Student ID cards will not allow student access to school facilities until on-site school instruction resumes.
  • iPads/IT issues should be handled through the help desk: helpdesk@canisiushigh.org
  • Canisius has established a Relief Fund to help Canisius families who are struggling with tuition due to COVID-19. Click here to donate to the Relief Fund.
  • GAMBIT XLVI has been rescheduled for October 17, 2020

Health Resources:

At this time, as with all viruses, common sense should prevail:

  • wash your hands regularly, using hand sanitizer when water and soap are unavailable
  • do not touch your face, especially your eyes, nose and mouth
  • practice proper etiquette when coughing or sneezing
  • avoid close contact with ill persons
  • stay at home if you are ill
  • wear a mask covering your nose and mouth when in public and social distancing is not possible

Please explore the following resources for additional, up-to-date information:

Parents and guardians can find helpful tips and perspective for talking with their children about coronavirus, see this article.

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