Holy Name High School is closed through Friday, May 1, in accordance with the rules set forth by Governor Mike DeWine. This webpage has been created to serve as a centralized location for all information that will be communicated to families during the closure timeframe. Here, you will find all emails that have been sent to parents/guardians and students, as well as other details that we hope will help the community get through the next three weeks.
As updates become available and need to be communicated, we will do so as quickly and clearly as possible. Please know that every decision made now and moving forward is with your students’ well-being and safety in mind. We realize this is a stressful time for our community and country, and our prayers are with you all as we navigate this evolving situation. Thank you for the positive messages and support you have already sent to our administration and faculty. We will get through this together, as Namers always do.
Email Communications to Parents/Guardians and Students
March 30 at 5:15 p.m. – School Closure Extended Through May 1
March 30 at 10:15 p.m. – Campus Ministry Daily Prayer Opportunities
March 23 at 8:45 p.m. – Social Distance Spirit Week, Daily Prayer and Social Media Update
March 20 at 6 p.m. – Update for Events Scheduled through April 5
March 18 at 1 p.m. – Free Spring Esports League and The Name Newspaper Released
March 16 at 2:45 p.m. – End of Third Quarter and Academic Plan Information
March 14 at 4:45 p.m. – Spring Break and On-Campus Events Update
March 13 at 3:30 p.m. – Building Open Monday & Wednesday for Materials
March 12 at 4:40 p.m. – Important: School Closure Information for HN
March 11 at 9:45 a.m. – Boys Basketball Game: Bus Canceled; Fans Limited
March 5 at 11 a.m. – A Statement about Coronavirus from Holy Name
Main Office Hours
Beginning Monday, March 23, please call the Main Office at 440-886-0300 prior to coming to Holy Name to see if someone will be in the Main Office to assist you. Office hours will vary. We are trying to limit the number of people in the building at any given time.
Where to Find Your Student’s Academic Work During the Closure
By 3 p.m. every Monday (March 16, March 23, March 30), each teacher will determine a full week of assignments for each of his/her classes. The platforms used to share lesson plans, coursework, etc. will vary from teacher-to-teacher (ex. Google Classroom). Each teacher will communicate to students what the overall plan is for that particular class.
However, please know that ALL assignments will be posted in ProgressBook, regardless of a teacher’s chosen method of digital instruction. This will allow both parents and students the ability to easily check all assignments in one location.
The assignment information will be posted in the ‘Planner’ section of ProgressBook, not on the Class Information page. It will include the assignment, the due date/time the assignment is due, and how the assignment should be submitted to a teacher (ex. via email, Google Doc, Google Classroom, etc.)
Each assignment will be worth an assigned number of points. These assignments are not optional for students to complete; they are required.
Virtual Office Hours for Teachers
In addition to sharing lesson and assignment information, teachers will share and post office hours, or times when they will be available for daily support. This will be posted in the Planner Section of ProgressBook as well. The times will vary from teacher to teacher, and may change depending on the day/week. However, during these timeframes, teachers will be available to respond to emails, Remind messages, etc. Students are of course able to reach out to teachers outside of those designated hours. Just know it may take a bit longer for a teacher to respond to a message sent outside of office hours.
Guidance Counselors, Intervention Specialists and Tutors will also all have virtual office hours.
For easy access, here is a list of all the teachers, intervention specialists, tutors, guidance counselors, administrators, coaches, and other staff members you may need to get in contact with over the next few weeks. The list includes each person’s department/title, name, and Holy Name email address.
What to Do if You are Ill
If you are sick during the next three weeks and are unable to complete the assigned work by the designated due dates, please reach out to your teachers to make them aware of your illness.
Third Quarter Final Information
The Third Quarter will end on Wednesday, March 18. Grades will be submitted by 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 19, and report cards will be mailed home the week of March 23. Parent-Teacher Conferences previously scheduled for Thursday, March 26 are canceled. If you have any questions about your child’s academic performance, please do not hesitate to reach out to the appropriate teacher.
If you are having trouble with establishing Internet access, here are a few providers that may be able to help at low costs.
To Search Overall: www.everyoneon.org
Spectrum: Charter will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription and at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households.
Century Link: Lifeline Program – https://www.centurylink.com/aboutus/community/community-development/lifeline.html
Several area school districts are providing free meals for any student who is in need of food during this closure. Below is information specifically for the Cleveland School District.
Cleveland: All children in the city of Cleveland, ages 18 and under, can pick up a bagged lunch for the day and a breakfast to take home for the next day. This will go from March 16 to April 3. The locations, times and transportation details to/from these sites is available on this information sheet.
Building Access to Alumni
For the health and safety of everyone involved, we ask that alumni please do not visit Holy Name’s campus during the closure. The Team Shop is CLOSED until at least Sunday, April 5.
All seventh grade shadowing is suspended through Friday, April 3. However, Director of Admissions Mrs. Rachel Shurtleff and Assistant Director of Admissions Mr. Joey Keleman remain available via email to answer any questions you may have at this time. Mrs. Shurtleff can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Mr. Keleman can be reached at email@example.com.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) General Information
As of Sunday, March 15, there are are no reported cases of COVID-19 on the Holy Name High School campus. As this situation evolves, we will continue to follow any guidance received from the Diocese of Cleveland, the Ohio Department of Education, and the Cuyahoga County Board of Health regarding COVID-19.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends to practice the following habits:
• Get adequate sleep and eat well-balanced meals to ensure a healthy immune system.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
• Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
• Throw used tissues in the trash.
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
• If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
• Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care.
• Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects daily.
• Avoid sharing drinking glasses, eating utensils, dishes, towels or other personal items.
• Choose a room in your home that can be used to separate sick household members.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Related Links
Wake Forest University Online Immersion Program – Learning about the Coronavirus for High School Students
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Coronavirus Information
Ohio Department of Health Coronavirus Information
Cuyahoga County Board of Health Coronavirus Information
National Association of School Psychologists – Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A Parent Resource