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By CHS staff

 

Canisius has resumed normal operations, to the extent possible, in accordance with guidelines provided by state leadership. We have implemented a plan to make on-campus learning as safe as possible. The health and well-being of our school community is our highest priority.

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View letters to parents and additional resources below.

MAY 21, 2021 LETTER TO PARENTS FROM DEAN OF STUDENTS

MAY 17, 2021 LETTER TO PARENTS

APRIL 26, 2021 LETTER TO PARENTS FROM DEAN OF STUDENTS

APRIL 20, 2021 LETTER TO PARENTS

MARCH 22, 2021 LETTER TO SENIOR PARENTS

MARCH 9, 2021 LETTER TO PARENTS

FEBRUARY 1, 2021 LETTER REGARDING ATHLETICS

JANUARY 11, 2021 LETTER TO PARENTS

DECEMBER 8, 2020 LETTER TO PARENTS

NOVEMBER 24, 2020 LETTER TO PARENTS

NOVEMBER 18, 2020 LETTER TO PARENTS

NOVEMBER 9, 2020 LETTER TO PARENTS

OCTOBER 23, 2020 Video Messages from the Society of Jesus to All Jesuit Schools

OCTOBER 15, 2020 LETTER TO PARENTS

SEPTEMBER 30, 2020 LETTER TO PARENTS

SEPTEMBER 21, 2020 LETTER TO PARENTS

AUGUST 19, 2020 LETTER TO PARENTS

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 frequent new developments and guidance. Please check back often 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 webpage 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

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 you are around others

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

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Awards ceremony highlights another great HAP summer

Rising eighth graders from all over Western New York completed our Higher Achievement Program Friday as the four-week multifaceted experience concluded with our awards ceremony.

Friday’s awards ceremony was highlighted with the naming of Mr. HAP 2022: Ka’Ron Gentry of Buffalo and Nativity Miguel School’s St. Augustine Campus.

Requiescat in Pace, Charles 'Chip' Jones ‘74

We mourn the loss of Chip, a successful businessman with a long history of service to Canisius High School and several other Western New York community groups.

A former chair of the CHS Board of Trustees and an inductee into the Distinguished Alumni Hall of Honor, he embraced he Jesuit motto of being a "Man for Others" by serving on the boards of many charities and organizations.

National Honor Society induction among highlights of Junior Awards Ceremony

Several distinguished honors and the 2022 induction to Canisius's Robert Bellarmine Chapter of the National Honor Society highlighted Tuesday’s Junior Awards Ceremony in the historic Scaccia Auditorium.

"This past week, we celebrated and bid farewell to the class of 2022," said Principal Andrea Tyrpak-Endres. "Today, we gather to highlight the achievements of our rising seniors, to celebrate the accomplishments of our new student leaders – the class of 2023."

Military appointments among scores of students honored at Senior Awards Ceremony

Tuesday’s Senior Awards Ceremony honored scores of members of the Class of 2022, which collectively has earned more than $21 million in college scholarships and grants.  

Students attending service academies, earning national honors and school-wide recognition for a wide range of activities and achievements were honored before their parents and schoolmates in the historic Scaccia Auditorium.

Victor Mazzara named Mr. Canisius 2022

The 61st Mr. Canisius was announced by principal Ms. Andrea Tyrpak-Endres during this morning's senior awards.

These are the words of Mr. Canisius 2022 upon being nominated:

"I am beyond thankful for the formative role the entire Canisius community has played in my life. No longer am I the shy, anxious kid that walked through the Blue Doors in 2018 ... 

Peter Reiser ’84 named dean of students at Canisius

Peter Reiser ’84, who has 22 years of experience in Jesuit education, including six of those here at Canisius, has been named dean of students at Canisius High School, Principal Andrea Tyrpak-Endres announced Monday morning.

Reiser was the director of college counseling at Canisius from 2000 to 2006. He has spent the last 16 years at Regis Jesuit High School in Aurora, Colorado.

Finalists announced for 2022 Mr. Canisius award

The Mr. Canisius Award is presented annually to the graduating senior who, in the estimation of his peers, epitomizes all that Canisius stands for. 

Read the reflections written by the 2022 finalists about their time at Canisius and what it means to be a candidate for this award.