April 30, 2020- Updated message regarding school closure
Per Governor Baker's order, Cristo Rey Boston will remain closed for the remainder of the school year. Remote learning will continue to the end of the academic year.
March 26, 2020 - Updated message regarding school closure
Per Governor Baker's order, Cristo Rey Boston will be closed until Monday, May 4, 2020
March 26, 2020 Updated message to CWSP supervisors
Hello Cristo Rey Boston CWSP Supervisors and Supporters,
I hope that you all are doing as well as can be during this difficult time.
I am writing today to provide you with an update on the current status of our Corporate Work Study Program (CWSP).
Per the order of the Governor of the State of Massachusetts, our school building will remain closed through Monday, May 4, 2020.
This means that our students are staying home and participating from home in remote learning using Microsoft Teams. This online learning began last Tuesday and it is going well.
We have had good attendance and participation by our students and we really appreciate their work on this.
The students have academic classes online 4 days per week, and then they have CWSP training online on their 5th day each week.
In early April we will be sharing with you some of the details of what they are doing in these online classes.
Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns during this time that our CWSP program is on hold.
Thank you for your continued support of our students, especially in these very challenging times.
I hope that you all stay safe and well,
March 17, 2020 - Updated message regarding school closure
Per Governor Baker's order, Cristo Rey Boston will be closed through Monday, April 6, 2020.
March 17, 2020 - Updated message to CWSP supervisors
Per Governor Baker's Order, Cristo Rey Boston High School and Corporate Work Study Program (CWSP) will both be closed until April 6, 2020.
This means that none of our students will be able to go out to work until at least April 7th. We are offering remote learning to our students during this time and this includes both remote academic classes and online CWSP job training. Our CWSP staff are working remotely during this time that the school is closed and we are available by email Monday - Friday. We will provide you with more updates on when school may be reopening when more information becomes available. For now, I hope that you all stay safe and well through this challenging time.
Thank you for your support of our students and our school.
Paul Bowen, Director of Corporate Work Study
March 16, 2020 update: Instructions for Remote Learning/ Las instrucciones para el aprendizaje remoto
March 16, 2020
Updated message to our CWSP Partners
Your student workers should not report to work until CWSP authorizes them. If a student shows up to your workplace, please alert CWSP via email email@example.com and tell the student to immediately report home. Each student's family has been alerted about the temporary closure of CRB and suspension of work study.
March 13, 2020
At the direction of the Archdiocese of Boston, Cristo Rey Boston will be closed due to COVID-19 from Monday, March 16, 2020 through Friday, March 27, 2020.
Corporate Work Study Program Updates
While Cristo Rey Boston High School is closed, CSWP will also be closed. CWSP will, however, offer distance learning online on student's regular CWSP workday. Students will be expected to complete this online training on their weekly CWSP workday. Instructions on how to access this training will be emailed to the students and CWSP staff will be available by email and phone to support the students in this training.
Further information will be sent over the weekend to students and parents regarding online learning.
We have made the decision to require any member of our community who has traveled to an area deemed high risk by the CDC (Level 2 or higher) to remain at home for two weeks from the date of their return to the United States.
Corporate Work Study Program Updates
Some of our partner companies have already decided that part of their COVID -19 preparedness plan is to ask that their student workers and interns not report to work until further notice. Other companies may follow suit soon. If your child’s workplace has made this decision, your student should report to Cristo Rey Boston and not go to their work placement site. We will offer both CWSP training and academic support for your student on their CWSP workday here at school, and they are required to attend school on those scheduled workdays. Please remember that five unexcused absences in a quarter will result in no academic credit for that quarter.
April Vacation and Family Travel Plans
Based on the latest travel guidance from the CDC, we ask families who will be traveling to countries significantly impacted by the virus to self-quarantine upon their return to the U.S. for 14 days. As of today, these countries include China, South Korea, Italy, Japan and Iran. These are the countries for which the CDC has currently issued Level 2 and higher travel advisories. We understand this may create a burden for some families, however, we think it is important to make this request out of an abundance of caution to mitigate the risk to our community.
Prior to departing for April break, or traveling in general, we ask all families and employees to complete our brief Travel form, (see attachment) providing information about where you plan to travel in the coming months. You can edit this form later if your travel plans change.
Impact on ASD and Campaign Activities
Academic Signing Day
Our signature annual event, will take place on April 29, 2020 as planned. On April 15, 2020, if conditions are such that we cannot hold the event, we will cancel and move to an online event format.
In the event we do need to close school, we are developing a plan to address the learning needs of the students through best practices in online or virtual education.
Campus Illness Prevention Efforts
While COVID-19 is dominating headlines, the flu remains a greater risk to our community currently. We have implemented enhanced regular cleaning of all surfaces to prevent the transmission of viruses, as well as additional deep cleans. The cleaning practices we have in place for the flu also cover recommendations for COVID-19. The most important thing you can do to help in these efforts is to keep your child home from school if they are running a fever or display any other symptoms of illness, such as coughing or sneezing. As a reminder, we ask everyone to continue to take proactive precautions as recommended by public health authorities to prevent the spread of the virus. Because the coronavirus, in addition to influenza, is thought to spread mainly person-to-person through coughing or sneezing by infected people, it is important to take the following actions to stay healthy:
· Wash your hands frequently. Use warm water and soap. This can't be done too often.
· Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue or your elbow when you sneeze or cough. Do not sneeze or cough into your hands.
· Students are required to stay home if they have a temperature, sore throat, achy joints, and/or severe cold symptoms.
· Call your doctor if you have questions about your child’s symptoms.
We are prepared to take the appropriate steps needed to serve our school community, both in the short term and long term. In the unlikely event that our day-to-day functions are disrupted, we will have an e-learning component in place to ensure that our students are able to continue with their academic activities.
Please rest assured that we are continuing to monitor this evolving situation closely. We are monitoring constantly the updated information and will continue to follow the guidance of health officials and the CDC.
Thank you for your support in keeping our community healthy during this time.
Rosemary J Powers