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 was hard at work creating a flexible, responsible and comprehensive plan for returning to school that dually focuses on safety and high-quality education. Starting with our freshmen on August 19, we held an orientation day for each grade level to become familiar with our building and all safety protocols and guidelines. Following all mandates and regulations, we safely opened our doors on August 27 for five days of in-school instruction, in addition to a virtual option, offering school families both familiarity and flexibility. We continue to follow appropriate safety precautions and guidelines to keep our school community safe and protected.
Use the following CDC guidelines to screen for potential symptoms of COVID-19.
Are you experiencing any of the following:
Fever or chills (fever 100.4°F or higher) Cough Fatigue
Muscle or body aches Headache New loss of taste or smell
Sore throat Congestion or runny nose Nausea or vomiting
Diarrhea Shortness of breath  
 
If you are experiencing these symptoms, you should contact your physician to seek further medical advice or possible COVID-19 testing. We strongly encourage anyone that is showing these symptoms to stay home to prevent the possible spread of any possible COVID-19 infection. 
 
The CDC suggests that individuals seek immediate medical attention if you are showing any of the following symptoms: 
  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in chest
  • New confusion
  • Inability to wake or stay awake
  • Bluish lips or face
 
If you have been out of the country, please self-quarantine for 14 days prior to returning to school.

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