March 18, 2020
- Period 01 8:34 – 9:12
- Period 02 9:16 – 9:54
- Period 03 9:58 – 10:36
- Period 04 10:40 – 11:18
- Period 05 11:22 – 12:00
- Period 06 12:04 – 12:42
- Period 07 12:46 – 1:24
- Period 08 1:28 – 2:06
- Period 09 2:10 – 2:48
You always shine on our path as a sign of salvation and hope.
We rely on you, Health of the sick,
You who, at the cross, united with Jesus’ pain, keeping steadfast your faith.
March 15, 2020
Brother Kenneth Hoagland, S.M.
March 13, 2020
Dear Parents and Friends of Kellenberg Memorial High School,
This letter is to further advise you of Kellenberg Memorial’s response to the spread of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).
As you are aware, Kellenberg Memorial cancelled all classes on Thursday, March 12th and today, March 13th. We cancelled classes because we had been informed that a staff member at Kellenberg Memorial had experienced flu-like symptoms and sought the care of a physician late Wednesday afternoon.
After seeing the physician, the staff member sought a definitive medical diagnosis yesterday, March 12th. At our request, and upon the staff member’s own volition, the individual went to a facility specifically to obtain COVID-19 testing. Unfortunately, the facility would not test the staff member. The staff member was told that no testing would be provided because the staff member was not experiencing COVID-19-like symptoms, was not out of the country and was not (to the person’s knowledge) exposed to anyone who had been diagnosed with COVID-19. Apparently, the staff member was not considered a person under investigation for COVID-19.
As you may have read, COVID-19 tests are currently being rationed for only those patients who are considered at high risk for the virus. The staff member was not considered someone likely to have the virus. The person was therefore denied the test.
Given that the staff member has not been definitely diagnosed as not having COVID-19, and given all of the circumstances surrounding the nature of the virus, we have come to the conclusion that it is prudent at this time to cancel classes at Kellenberg Memorial for one additional week. Classes will be cancelled through Sunday, March 22, 2020.
Therefore, all activities and athletic events which were scheduled to take place at Kellenberg Memorial or sponsored by Kellenberg Memorial through and including March 22nd are cancelled. No practices will be held during that time and the Kellenberg Memorial campus will be closed. Cancelled events include all Kellenberg Memorial events scheduled through March 22nd, including the Alumni Communion Breakfast on March 15th, Spring PAC meeting scheduled for March 18th, Blue and Gold Practice on March 21st, and the KAPA Murder Mystery Dinner on March 21st.
All events which had been open to visitors are cancelled through April 19th. Those cancelled events include: the NYSSMA Solo Festival scheduled for March 27th – March 28th, the Grades 6 – 9 Communion Breakfast scheduled for March 29th and the Communion Breakfast for Grades 10 – 12 scheduled for April 5, 2020.
All checks received for the Communion Breakfasts will be returned.
At the current time, the Senior Trip and the Lourdes Trip are planned to proceed as scheduled. We will continue to monitor the situation and advise you should circumstances require.
Throughout next week, from Monday through Friday, students will be required to participate in remote instruction with the use of the iPad. Further information on remote instruction will be provided to you in a separate email to you today.
As your child will be learning remotely through the iPad next week, please ensure that your child maintains a regular daily routine and gets the appropriate amount of sleep each night. Please also speak with your child about the importance of using the technology in a responsible manner as we charter this unprecedented challenge.
In closing the school campus through March 22nd, please realize that no federal, state or local authorities recommended or required that Kellenberg Memorial change any of its regular school activities. We have no information that anyone associated with Kellenberg Memorial has tested positive for COVID-19 or was in contact with anyone with COVID-19. It is out of an abundance of caution, and to protect the Kellenberg Memorial student body, staff and community, that we believe these steps should be taken in the best interests of everyone involved. The health and safety of our students, faculty and community are our greatest priority.
The building is locked and is not accessible to students through March 22nd. Please know that the reopening of the school building will be continuously evaluated as the situation unfolds. We have developed further plans should the closure of school become necessary.
We will be in contact with you on or before Friday, March 20th with a further update. Please realize that we are prepared to take additional measures should they become necessary.
Please be assured of our continued prayers for the safety and health of your families.
Brother Kenneth Hoagland, S.M.
March 11, 2020
Dear Parents of Kellenberg Memorial Students,
We have just been informed that a staff member at Kellenberg Memorial has experienced flu-like symptoms earlier today and immediately sought the care of a physician.
While the staff member awaits the results of a test for Covid-19, Kellenberg Memorial will cancel all classes on Thursday, March 12, and Friday, March 13. During this time, the building will be cleaned and sanitized. Once we have further information, we will contact all students and faculty with a plan going forward for next week.
Students should consult Schoology for assignments on Friday morning. Further instructions for tele-schooling will be sent in the event we are closed for additional days.
Further information will be disseminated over this weekend. All school and sporting events are canceled Thursday, March 12 through Sunday, March 15. We will be consulting with the Nassau County Board of Health regarding the most appropriate course of action.
We appreciate everyone’s cooperation and understanding as we navigate this unprecedented and challenging situation. Please continue to keep the health and safety of all the Kellenberg Family in your prayers.
Brother Kenneth M. Hoagland, S.M.