Cathedral Update 8/26

Inside This Update
  • COVID Policy Update
  • 2021-22 Academic Calendar
  • Health Services & COVID Testing
  • Parent Questionnaire
  • And More!
COVID Policy Update – 8/25/2021
Due to ever-changing public health and safety concerns, Cathedral High School will require all faculty, personnel, students, and visitors to Cathedral High School to wear masks regardless of vaccination status. This indoor mask requirement will remain in effect while we gather pertinent data and closely monitor state regulations. By October 1, 2021, we will revisit the mask-mandate policy and update families on our path forward. Safety is our number one concern as we seek to educate and prepare all Cathedral students to be caring and compassionate achievers.
*Students may remove masks during meals, and outdoor activities.
View and Download the 2021-22 Academic Year Calendar
Health Services
Our school nurse, Mrs. Shannon Aikey, will be providing families with health forms and requesting your assistance in completing all required health information documentation for students. Please be on the lookout for your health forms as early as next Tuesday.
Diagnostic Testing at Cathedral High School
As a service to our faculty and students, Cathedral High School will provide COVID-19 diagnostic testing on site.
Symptomatic Testing: (for when individuals present symptoms while at school; individuals should not go to school if experiencing symptoms while at home): Shallow nasal swab samples are collected at school using the BinaxNOW rapid antigen test or another approved diagnostic test.
“Test and Stay” (close contact testing): Shallow nasal swab samples are collected at school using the BinaxNOW rapid antigen test or another approved diagnostic test. Tests are administered daily from the first day of exposure for at least five (5) days.
Our goal is to keep students in school, in classrooms; focused and present in the moment, without disruption. The school nurse will administer tests as needed, and will provide health education, information, and updates on additional policies and protocols. Again, our goal is to keep our students in school learning. Providing on site diagnostic testing is another way Cathedral High School is serving students as a priority in our school mission.
Parent Survey
We need to hear from you! Please take a moment to follow this link, and complete a quick survey.
Plan To Join the Parent Council this Year
First Parent Council Meeting of the year will be held on September 14, 2021 at 5:30pm in person. Mr. Jaron Green, Director of School and Community Engagement will share a calendar of exciting opportunities designed with parents, students, and the entire family in mind.
Wed 9/8 – 1st day for 10-12th grades only, Full day schedule.
Thur 9/9 – 1st day for 7-9th grades only, Full day schedule.
Fri 9/10 – 1st day for ALL grades, Full day schedule.
Measure of Academic Progress, is a computerized adaptive test which helps teachers, parents, and administrators improve learning for all students and make informed decisions to promote a child’s academic growth.
Here’s the upcoming schedule for MAP testing:
Fri 9/10 – Gr. 9 MAP – 8 a.m.
Mon 9/13 B – Gr. 8 MAP – 8 a.m.
Tues 9/14 C – Gr. 7 MAP – 8 a.m.
Strength and Conditioning workouts are in full effect on every Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the Gymnasium and Weight room at Cathedral High School, 74 Union Park St, Boston, MA. Gym shoes only/ NO Hoodies worn in the gym/ NO Crocs allowed on the floors. No Exceptions.
Sunday workouts are held at Carter Park, 709 Columbus Ave, Boston, MA starting at 10:00am ends at 12:00pm
All Fall Sports officially began on Aug 23, 2021 (MIAA).
You must have a current physical uploaded on Family ID before attending any practices or tryouts.
1. Football Team (Carter Park) Co-op with Cristo Rey and Matignon High
2. Cheerleading (TBA)
3. Volleyball (Cathedral Gym)
4. Soccer Boys (Rotch Park) Co-op with Cristo Rey
5. Soccer Girls (Rotch Park) Co-op with Cristo Rey
Practice Locations:
Carter Park, 709 Columbus Ave., Boston, MA 02118 
Rotch Park, 30 Randolph St., Boston, MA 02118
If there are any questions contact: Mr. Derrick Beasley, Director of Athletics at – 617-542-2325 x 413
*IMPORTANT DATE* September 21st from 3-7pm
Tufts will be conducting FREE Physical for ALL students who attend.
This event will be conducted in the Cafeteria.