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Return to School 2020-2021

 
Welcome to Marian Catholic’s Return to School 2020-2021!
 
We intend for this webpage to be a one-stop shop for all parents, families, students, and friends looking for information on Marian Catholic’s plans for the 2020-2021 school year: hybrid and e-learning procedures; health and safety protocols; and spiritual, wellness, and counseling resources. We recognize that the coronavirus pandemic is an evolving threat and our plans for 2020-2021 will need to change in response. Please refer back to this page regularly as we will keep it updated with the latest information.
 
Marian Catholic has decided to begin the 2020-2021 school year with a hybrid instructional model, meaning students will be divided into two groups; every day one group will be in the classroom while the other group is learning from home. Teachers will broadcast their classes using a headset so all students can follow along. Students will receive the same content, regardless of whether they are in the classroom or at home. Families can also choose to keep their students at home every day if they are more comfortable doing so. You can explore this webpage for more detailed information.

Marian Catholic is committed first and foremost to the health and safety of our students, families, faculty, and staff. That being said, we recognize the limitations of e-learning and the importance of face-to-face interaction to students’ academic, social, and emotional well-being. We also recognize that each family’s circumstances are unique with unique concerns.
 
COVID
 
Marian Catholic’s hybrid model is the result of careful consideration and many conversations that took place over the summer. We assembled two working groups, one focused on instructional alternatives and one focused on health and safety needs. We consulted with the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE), the Illinois High School Association (IHSA), fellow Dominican schools across the country, and the Archdiocese of Chicago. Ultimately, we decided the hybrid model was the best approach to keeping everyone safe while remaining adaptable to individual needs.
 
Marian Catholic continues to meet the challenges presented by COVID-19, due in large part to a second-to-none instructional technology, resilient students, engaged families, and an extraordinarily dedicated faculty and staff. I thank you for your part in making our plans a success and for your continued patience and flexibility as we navigate these uncertain times.

May God bless you and keep you and your loved ones safe,

Vince Krydynski ’81
President, Marian Catholic High School