To read our CHS family update in other languages, please click the TRANSLATE link at the top.   Inside This Update   WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL Information In-School COVID Protocols […]

To read our CHS family update in other languages, please click the TRANSLATE link at the top.
 
Inside This Update
 
  • WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL Information
  • In-School COVID Protocols Update
  • Important Dates to Note
  • Summer Reading
  • Athletic Department Update
 
 
Dan Carmody, President
Hello Cathedral Families:
 
I hope you are all relaxing and enjoying the summer break. The first day of school is right around the corner and as much as we all hoped that we would be done with COVID-19 protocols and restrictions, we will need to continue to be vigilant. In order to ensure that we do not just open the school this fall, but do everything we can to keep our students and staff safe so our kids can stay in school! As always, student and staff health and safety remain my number one priority. This is a responsibility I take very seriously and am honored that you trust us with your students every day. 
 
The COVID-19 pandemic will continue to challenge us, yet, we have so much to look forward to in the coming year. I am confident that together, our students and staff will continue to exceed our expectations and thrive in spite of COVID’s attempts to disrupt our lives. 
 
I cannot wait to see all of the students and staff again soon! It’s going to be a fantastic school year!
 
 
All the best,
Dan Carmody, President
Good evening, 
 
As we plan for the start of school I am happy to share with you the Cathedral High School Back to School Plan
 
(Please click the link above)
 
Enjoy these last few weeks of summer. We looking forward welcoming our students back on September 8, 9, and 10. 
Be well! 
 
Nampeera Lugira
Principal
 
 
Updates to COVID Protocols and Policies
 
All people entering Cathedral High School will be required to wear masks, regardless of vaccination status.  There are 5 exceptions to mask use while in our building:
 
  • Masks are not required while eating.
  • Adults who are vaccinated, and in meetings with adults only, can choose to remove their mask.
  • Vaccinated individuals can remove masks when working alone.
  • Vaccinated teachers may lower their mask when speaking to a class at a distance of more than 6 feet from students.  Masks must remain in place when working closer with individual students or groups of students.
  • Students who are participating in strenuous activities through gym class or the CHS athletic program may remove their mask when at a distance of more than 6 feet.  Masks must be properly placed immediately following the activity.
 
Visitors will be permitted on campus and will go through a health screening upon arrival.
 
CHS now has on-site daily rapid testing available for close contacts and individuals with COVID symptoms.  The school nurse will administer tests as needed, and will provide health education, information, and updates on additional policies and protocols. Our goal is to keep our students in school learning.
 
CHS will return to locker use for all students.
 
These policies may be revisited and changed at any time according to the latest guidance and mandates from local, state and national officials.
 
 
 
MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR THESE IMPORTANT DATES
 
THE FIRST DAYS OF SCHOOL
 
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.
 
MAP TESTING
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.
 
SUMMER READING LIST
 
Click here for the summer reading lists for all grade levels 7-12. There is no written assignment for summer reading, however incoming students of each grade level will participate in a timed writing based on the essential question listed below during the first few days of school. Note taking is not required but is encouraged.
 
Summer reading books must be independently acquired by the student. You may purchase yourself or borrow from your local library.
 
Reminder: ELA teachers shared this list with your students in Google Classroom. Families signed up to receive Google notifications.  
Also, many teachers communicate in Blackbaud, and parents are able to receive those messages too.
 
TUITION & FINANCIAL AID
 
We will be emailing tuition account statements to families over the next several days. The email message subject will be “Statement from Cathedral High School, Inc” and messages will be sent from the “Cathedral High School, Inc. quickbooks@notification.intuit.com” address.
 
Please keep an eye on your inbox for this important information! This is a new tuition billing process and you may have questions about your account information- if so, please contact us at Finance@cathedralhighschool.net 
 
APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID
 
All students are required to apply for financial aid via FACTS Grant and Aid Assessment. Apply online at: Financial Aid & Grants Assessment via FACTS: https://online.factsmgt.com/signin/3GGXQ
 
ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT UPDATES
 
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 begin 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 Dbeasley@cathedralhighschool.net – 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.

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