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, March 27, 2020:
- Classes at Canisius High School are cancelled immediately through April 20.
- Online instruction began on March 23.
- More information regarding the eLearning plan for online instruction was emailed to parents and students on March 17. Parents and students: please check your email regularly.
- Retreats and service immersion trips have been cancelled.
- All co-curricular activities and school related travel are cancelled.
- Spring athletics season has been suspended until school resumes.
- 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: email@example.com
- GAMBIT XLVI has been rescheduled for October 17, 2020
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
Please explore the following resources for additional, up-to-date information:
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- The New York State Department of Health
- The Erie County Department of Health
Parents and guardians can find helpful tips and perspective for talking with their children about coronavirus, see this article.