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COVID-19 Update

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.

Reopening Plan

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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:

Luke LoTempio '22 named National Merit Scholarship semifinalist

Luke LoTempio '22 has been named a National Merit Scholarship semifinalist. 

The semifinalists were announced Wednesday by the National Merit Scholarship Company, and the 16,000 who are being honored represent less than 1 percent of U.S. high school seniors.  

"Being selected as a semi-finalist in the National Merit Scholarship Program is a reflection of the effort I have put into my work," said LoTempio. "It reminds me to continue to do my best."

Dr. Renier Brentjens '85 named Roswell Park deputy director, chair of medicine

Dr. Renier Brentjens '85 has come back to Buffalo for "the opportunity of a lifetime." 

Brentjens has been named the Deputy Director and Chair of Medicine at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Roswell Park describes Brentjens as "one of the most influential and accomplished figures in the field of cancer immunotherapy."

Matthew Cady named Canisius cross country/track coach

Matthew Cady is joining Canisius High School as the new head coach for cross country, indoor track and outdoor track.

Cady brings a wealth of academic and athletic experience to Canisius, where he will also be a physical education and health teacher.

Cady, who has a doctorate from Penn State, competed at Syracuse University in both cross country and track for four years before going on to coach both sports at the University of Pittsburgh for two years.

Two Jesuit novices who worked at CHS profess first vows

Two Jesuit novices who spent a year at Canisius High School prior to their novitiate pronounced their first vows this past weekend. 

Christian Zombek, SJ, and Mario Verde, SJ, professed vows of poverty, chastity and obedience Saturday at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Syracuse. They were two of five men in the USA East Province of the Society of Jesus to end their time as novices and officially become Jesuit scholastics. 

At Canisius, Zombek and Verde worked with teachers, helped with service projects and traveled to retreats during the 2019-20 academic year.

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Nine different Canisius High School alumni representing five different graduating classes were part of a basketball world record set this week in Buffalo.

The former Crusaders were part of teams that played round-the-clock basketball across six days at Nardin Academy, setting a world record in an event titled “The World’s Longest Basketball Game.”

The game, which included a mix of men and women among its 23 players, was held from August 6-11, setting a new record of 120 hours, 2 minutes.
 

Canisius principal Tyrpak-Endres again a Power 200 Women pick

For the third straight year, Canisius High School principal and executive vice president Andrea Tyrpak-Endres has been named one of Western New York’s most talented and influential women.

Tyrpak-Endres, who is entering her seventh year as principal at Canisius, was named this week to Buffalo Business First’s 2021 list of Power 200 Women.

She is No. 119 on the list, in which reporters and editors at Buffalo Business First rank “a group whose talent and influence fuel economic, social and cultural growth.”
 

World-class rower Nathaniel Sass '19 named assistant coach

Nathaniel Sass ’19 began rowing his freshman year at Canisius. This summer, he was on the United States national team. 

Sass will share his experience of becoming a world-class rower with the current Canisius team as he joins the program as an assistant coach for the 2021-22 season. 

“It’s not often your fastest current alum is able to coach your current team members,” said Canisius head rowing coach RJ Rubino.
 

Higher Achievement Program concludes

The 2021 Canisius High School Higher Achievement Program wrapped up Friday, giving rising eighth graders from all over Western New York an experience to remember.

The four-week program concluded with an awards ceremony to recognize HAP participants achievements in academics, athletics, and service.

Austin Xiao earned the Mr. HAP award, the summer camp’s top prize.

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Canisius High School is pleased to announce Keith McShea as the new Director of Communications, effective August 9.

An experienced communications leader, McShea comes to Canisius High School from The Buffalo News where he served as news staff reporter, breaking news and criminal justice team reporter, and deputy sports editor for more than 20 years.  He has also taught the next generation of journalists at The State University of New York at Buffalo and Medaille College.