Cristo Rey High School Boston

2020-2021 School Year Opening Updates

Cristo Rey Boston is actively monitoring the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak as it impacts communities at the local, state, regional, national, and international levels. While we all hope for a return to more normal routines, the school's top priority remains the health and safety of its students. This webpage offers useful information about coronavirus as well as the most up-to-date school communications regarding the issue. Stay connected, stay informed, and stay safe.
Dear Families,

I hope all are well. This is the second summer update from our COVID Task Force.

Our plan is to welcome students back to Cristo Rey Boston’s campus during late August. Grade level orientations will take place during the week of August 24 and classes for all begin on August 31 with live instruction.

Here are the updates:
1. Health Office & Nurse - We are happy to announce that we will staff the school with a full-time nurse during normal school hours as well as a dedicated health office during the school day. This office will have the mandated supplies and isolation rooms in the event students are not feeling well.
 
2. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) - Cristo Rey Boston has placed an initial order for approximately an 8-week supply of hand sanitizer, masks, gloves and other supplies for our staff and students.
 
3. Room Space - We are fortunate, as our classroom space is larger than most other schools. Over the next several weeks we will be looking at classroom setups that meet the requirements for live instruction.
 
4. Corporate Work Study - CWSP is grateful to report that most of our corporate partners are in the process of renewing their partnership with Cristo Rey Boston for the upcoming school year. We therefore expect that we will have jobs for most of our students. CWSP will be carefully following the guidance of both the State and the City of Boston with regards to student health and safety.

What we need from you at this time:
1. Immunization Records and Physicals - We are asking families to please be sure that all health records and immunizations are up to date. Please submit an up to date copy of your child’s physical and immunization records to Ms. Ortiz in the main office.
 
2. Returning to School - If you feel uncomfortable about sending your child back to school for medical or health reasons, we ask that you notify us. Please contact Ms. Ortiz via email at eortiz@cristoreyboston.org.
 
3. Live Presentation - We are hosting a live Zoom presentation on Wednesday July 22, 2020 at 6pm. We will have a 6:30 presentation in Spanish. This will be an update on the actions that the school administration has taken to prepare to open the school building in August. We will send information out next week.
Dear Parents and Families,

I hope you are all doing well! We realize our students have had to deal with a lot over the past four months. We are so very proud of how hard they have persevered through these difficult times.

This communication will be the first in a series of updates to you throughout the summer concerning the opening of school in August.

As we prepare for the opening of school, student and staff safety will be our highest priority. We will ensure that student classroom and workplace learning is consistent with our rigorous standards and high expectations for college readiness.

The school has put together a COVID Task Force to ensure these two goals are addressed. The task force will work throughout the summer taking guidance from state and local agencies, the Diocese of Boston, and the Cristo Rey Network. The task force has been divided into seven sub committees that deal with all aspects of school life.
They are as follows:
  • Communications
  • Key Health Recommendations
  • Logistics & Facilities
  • Technology
  • Corporate Work-Study 
  • Virtual Learning
  • Cultural & Socio-Emotional Health
 
Here is additional information:
  • We will host a “Listening Session for Parents” on Wednesday 7/22 in English at 6pm and a session in Spanish at 6:30 pm. We will host a second session in English and Spanish on Wednesday 8/19.
  • Click here to view the “At a Glance” calendar for the 2020-2021 school year. Please note this calendar may change as the summer progresses due to revised Covid-19 regulations.
  • Student orientations will occur the week of 8/24.
  • We will update you periodically throughout the summer on the progress made towards the opening of school.
  • The next communication will come the week of 7/6.

If you need any assistance, please do not hesitate to reach out to me.

Sincerely,

Thomas Ryan