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COVID-19

At Seton LaSalle, we are intentional and strategic in all that we do. So when COVID-19 hit, we were poised and ready. As the first high school in the state to have a 1:1 student Chromebook initiative, we already had technology plans in place for online learning.  Up until COVID-19, however, we had only utilized the platform for snow days.  Since its inception back in 2012, "Chrome-from-Home" days have been extremely successful and have been applauded by both students and parents alike.
 
Because of this previous utilization of technology, the transition to online learning was completely seamless. Our students didn't miss a beat, or a test, and we were still able to provide them with a robust, rich academic experience even in the most uncertain of times. We were proud to be able to continue instruction when other schools and districts did not have the infrastructure, technology, or systems in place to do so.
 
This summer, our Pandemic Response Team has been hard at work creating a flexible, responsible and comprehensive plan for returning to school that dually focuses on safety and high-quality education. Pending state regulations (mandates), we intend to bring our freshman class into the building for orientation on August 19, and our sophomores, juniors, and seniors in for their respective orientations on August 20. The first full day of school will be August 21, and we are planning to have all of our students in the building for classes. Our plan not only provides flexibility for families who need remote instruction for their student(s), we are creating appropriate safety precautions and guidelines to keep both the students and our faculty and staff safe.
The below updates are timely announcements from the Diocese of Pittsburgh regarding school closures, operations, etc. Please click the link to view the announcement. To view all Diocesan updates, click HERE.
 
April 9: Catholic Schools to remain closed remainder of year • Click HERE
March 31: Fr. Tom, School Chaplain, tests negative for COVID-19 • Click HERE
March 28: Fr. Tom, School Chaplain, exposed to COVID-19, in voluntary quarantine • Click HERE

Alison Riske-Amritraj

Professional Tennis Player

Michael Cortese

Adjunct Professor, Belmont University

LtC Meghan Cumpston, '99

US Army Lieutenant Colonel

Robbie Heinrich, '05

Personal Trainer, Girls Lacrosse Coach

Bruce, '01, & Gino, '07, Gradkowski

Former NFL Football Players

Patrick & Claudia Caruso

Business Systems Analyst & Adjunct Professor

ONLINE LEARNING: TEACHER PERSPECTIVES

Mr. Brian Klisavage
"We focus on the students and not the system and we meet them where they are –– giving them individualized options to succeed. Whether open discussions, writing essays, or Zoom lectures, SLS focuses on the person. It's all about the people, and that's why I love being a teacher at SLS."

Brian Klisavage, '83 • Social Studies Teacher
Activities Moderator, Girls Lacrosse Coach
 
 
Mrs. Meloni DiPietro Guthoerl
 
"We will not lower the bar. We have merely changed it. We are holding our students to a standard and keeping them accountable for their grades. It is about figuring out what these kids use daily to communicate and reaching out to them where they are to encourage and engage them to achieve success in this new and ever-changing environment."
 
Meloni DiPietrio-Guthoerl • Biology Teacher
SADD Moderator, Swim Coach
 
 

A MESSAGE FROM FR. TOM

A word of spiritual encouragement from our School Chaplain, Fr. Thomas Gramc