Special Notice Regarding Covid-19 (Coronavirus)
Dear St. Vincent de Paul High School Families,
As directed by Rev. William P. Donahue, Pastor and President, St. Vincent de Paul High School will close its campus beginning Tuesday, March 17th to all students, and all instruction will move online effective immediately on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. Teachers and staff will be on campus Tuesday, March 17th, working together to prepare for the start of online learning the following day.
Monday, March 16th is a Modified A Day. Our faculty and staff will meet with our students on Monday, March 16th to explain the Google classroom platform, and the guidelines for classes during the time off. Monday will also provide students the opportunity to retrieve all necessary textbooks, notebooks and other class materials. Please see the links for Digital Learning Protocol and New Schedule.
Scheduled Events to be Postponed, Rescheduled or Cancelled:
- Junior College Information Night scheduled for March 19th
- Senior Retreat scheduled for March 25th to 27th
- Hamilton Play scheduled for April 1st
- Day of Service scheduled for March 31st
- Jazz Band Concert scheduled for April 2nd
- Parent Volunteer Hours – Approval Process
- All NCS/CIF Conference Sporting Contests and Practices – Tuesday, March 17th the CIF will determine the future of Spring Athletics
We have a tentative return date of Wednesday, April 1, 2020. The decision to reopen will be based on the recommendations of the CDC and Sonoma County Department of Health. We will be in contact with families over the two weeks to provide information and updates about a confirmed return date. While we do not have a current case of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in our school, the decision was informed by our duty to protect the health and safety of all members of our school community, yesterday’s Executive Order by our Governor, the President’s Declaration of a National Emergency, and our larger responsibility to take action to slow the spread of this virus.
We are confident that we can deliver a quality educational experience through the online use of Google classroom. Most of our teachers use Google classroom as part of their current instruction. On Friday, March 13th our contracted Information Technology firm, along with experienced teachers in this method of instruction provided a training seminar to the faculty, staff and administration.
Teachers will email students an introduction and overview of the distance learning process which will be used over the next two weeks. Thank you for your understanding and support as we navigate these challenging times. More information will be shared with you in the coming days.
God bless you and your family,
Patrick W. Daly