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.
To ensure health and safety of all students and staff, we will begin using a daily symptom checker app:
  • Students will need to show their verification screen at the door on the way into school.
  • If they have not done the symptom checker at home, they will need to complete it before entering the school.
  • The information sheet, titled Daily COVID Checker, is attached below. 

Reminders for September 2, 2020.   All classes begin at 10 AM.

For students that are attending live: Grades 9 & 12

Please do a symptom check prior to sending them to school.  They should not attend school if they have the following:

  1.  Fever (100.0° Fahrenheit or higher), chills, or shaking chills
  2. Cough (not due to other known cause, such as chronic cough)
  3. Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  4. New loss of taste or smell
  5. Sore throat
  6. Headache when in combination with other symptoms
  7. Muscle aches or body aches
  8. Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
  9. Fatigue, when in combination with other symptoms
  10. Nasal congestion or runny nose (not due to other known causes, such as allergies) when in combination with other symptoms

 Other Items:

  • The doors will open at 9:30 am.
  • Student will not have access to lockers.
  • We will open the doors for the students at 9:30 am. Students will have the ability to pick up a snack in the main hallway.  
  • We are asking students to report to their classroom by 10 am
  • We have turned the bells off as we will be using the PA system
  • At 10 am we will have a few announcements to start the day
  • At the end of each class we will come back over the announcements to guide them through the movement. Grade 12 will go first, followed by 9.
  • Students will be reminded of the following:
    1. Single File
    2. stay 6 feet apart
    3. Use sanitizer upon entering the room.

 At the conclusion of the day we ask the students to exit the building in an orderly fashion.

Please remind your child to maintain their mask and social distance once they left the property.

 Remote Students: Grades 10 & 11, and those needing to be remote

  • Please Log in to your TEAMS as you did today.
  • Engage with your class and teacher as you normally would do so.  
  • Cameras must be on and students must be in uniform shirt.  
  • The office hour segment is dedicated for you to ask any follow up questions.
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