Latest Coronavirus Update (COVID-19)

Please access the links below for all communications sent to our community containing important and helpful information for our community regarding COVID-19.

E-MAIL: March 25, 2020: Governor Extends Closure Until May 4, 2020

E-MAIL: March 20, 2020: Counseling Newsletter | March 2020

e-RESOURCE
Rolando J. Díaz, Ph.D. | Licensed Clinical Psychologist | Online/Distance School Guidelines

E-MAIL: March 16, 2020 - UPDATE | Open Hours, Call Forwarding, SAT & MIAA Information

E-MAIL: March 15, 2020 - Governor Mandates 3 Week Closure for All Commonwealth Schools

E-MAIL: March 15, 2020 - Food & Technology Needs for Pioneers & Families

PDF DocumentStudent and Family Guide for Pioneers Online. Click to View.

E-MAIL: March 15, 2020 - A Message Introducing Pioneers Online & Open Hours Next Week 

E-MAIL: March 13, 2020 - Saint John's CLOSED: March 16-20, 2020

E-MAIL: March 13, 2020 - A Message for Junior Families & Students: March 14 SAT Cancellation Notice

E-MAIL: March 13,
2020 - Saint John's High School Gala Rescheduled

E-MAIL: March 13, 2020 - MIAA Notice - Delay of Spring Sports

E-MAIL: March 13, 2020 - A Message for Class of 2020 Students & Families

E-MAIL: March 13, 2020 - A Message for Global Encounter Haiti Participants: More Information & Next Steps

E-MAIL: March 12, 2020 - A Message for Global Encounter Haiti Participants: Official Postponement Notification

E-MAIL: March 12, 2020 - General Update

E-MAIL: March 10, 2020 - General Update

E-MAIL: February 27, 2020 - General Update


For additional information, the following links provide the latest official news and information regarding COVID-19:

CDC

MASSACHUSETTS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO)


Additionally, third-party news sites have launched blogs where they are conveying updates worldwide:


NEW YORK TIMES BLOG

CNN NEWS

WASHINGTON POST LIVE UPDATES

Upcoming Events & Information


UPCOMING INFORMATION


MONDAY, MARCH 16
  • NO SCHOOL - Bishop's Holiday
  • Start of the Spring Sports season has been postponed to March 30, 2020 per the MIAA.
TUESDAY, MARCH 17
  • NO SCHOOL - Professional Development Day

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18
  • Classes Resume

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LARGE GATHERINGS

MARCH 14 SAT ADMINISTRATION
  • The March 14 administration of the SAT scheduled to be held at Saint John's has been cancelled. Refunds and more information will come directly from College Board. 
COLLEGE ESSAY PRESENTATION & JUNIOR CAREER NIGHTS
  • These events, hosted by our Counseling Department have been cancelled. If and when a new date, or digital presentation becomes available, we will be in touch.
FRESHMAN/SOPHOMORE SEMI-FORMAL
  • The Freshman/Sophomore Semi-Formal, scheduled for March 27, has been cancelled for this date. If a reschedule is possible in the future, we will be in touch with our impacted students and families.
SAINT JOHN'S HIGH SCHOOL GALA
  • The Saint John's High School Gala has been rescheduled for October 24, 2020. 

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ATHLETICS

In a ruling from the MIAA, the start of the spring athletics season, for all sports, has been postponed until March 30, 2020. 

All sports at Saint John's will follow this postponement.

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COMMUNITY SERVICE

The Saint John's Volunteer Corps (SJVC) has suspended community service to service sites until further notice.

This decision was made not only on behalf of the safety of our Saint John's community, but the individuals associated with the agencies we serve.

Thank you for your understanding as we work to keep our community safe and well. 

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TRAVEL


GLOBAL & REGIONAL ENCOUNTER PROGRAMS

Saint John’s is suspending all international and domestic travel through April 27, including domestic and international Global Encounter trips and our weekly service trips.

Additionally, we will be sending out a survey to our families in a couple of weeks ahead of the April Break to learn of the travel intentions of our families. We will re-evaluate this matter in the future.

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VISITORS TO CAMPUS

Effective March 12, 2020, Saint John's High School is restricting access to our campus to all non-essential visitors until April 27, 2020. 

This includes any non-employee alumni use of our weight room and other facilities here on our campus.

We do this in an abundance of caution, keeping front and center our obligation to care for our students, faculty, and staff.