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Coronavirus Questions And Answers

Coronavirus Questions And Answers
Coronavirus Questions And Answers

Xavier High School continues to monitor the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak and is committed to ensuring the health and safety of the entire school community. Xavier also continues to follow all cleaning/sanitizing guidelines, as well as complying with social distancing recommendations. The school building is limited to staff only.

Some frequently asked questions:

How long will Xavier be closed?

Xavier is closed until at least March 30. We will update you as soon as other information becomes available.

Has the school made a decision about April vacation?

Not at this time. School administrators will continue to send out emails as needed to keep families updated.

Can I make an in-person tuition payment or fee payment?

Yes. Please email Xavier Business Director Daniel Cizauskas (danielc@xaiverhighschool.org) to make an appointment to come to the school.

Is there any update on spring sports?

The CIAC said on Wednesday that no decision has been made yet. Here is the press release:

CHESHIRE, Conn. - Following an online meeting with nearly 70 school, athletic and governmental leaders CIAC reached a consensus that canceling the entirety of the spring sports season is premature at this time. There is a strong desire to provide student-athletes some spring athletic experience if possible. Any plan for spring sports will need to adhere to the guidelines from the Governor's office, Department of Education and health experts regarding the potential reopening of schools to establish a specific time frame.

"These are unprecedented challenges for our schools, and it is of the utmost importance that we provide answers and a structure to support our membership and maintain the possibility of a spring sports experience for our student-athletes," CAS-CIAC Executive Director Glenn Lungarini stated. "CIAC understands the value of providing students a spring sports experience, if possible. However, the health and safety of our communities must remain at the center of our decision making."

The online meeting discussion emphasized that while student-athletes may want to begin preparations for a potential season that respecting the recommendations for social distancing and avoiding group activities prior to the approved time will aid in keeping athletes safe and allow for the season to begin in a timely manner if approved. The uncertainty of the timeline for school reopenings requires the understanding that any plans to begin spring sports will be fluid and should have the ability to reflect the different needs of different school communities.

Will the Xavier Senior and Junior Proms happen?

There is no decision at this time. The school will keep parents informed.

Is there any update on where and when the College Board will hold the next SAT date?

In response to COVID-19 both SAT and ACT have cancelled March, April, and May exams. We will provide more information when we receive it.

What do I do if my son is having trouble logging into his online learning classes?

Parents and students should contact teachers first about specific classes. If you have more general issues about internet connectivity or general academic concerns, please contact your son's guidance counselor via email.

If myself or my son need to talk to a member of the Guidance Department, can we set something up?

Yes. Guidance counselors will be conducting meetings over the phone for the time being. Please contact your son's guidance counselor via email if you need to speak to them about anything.

What is happening with Driver's Education?

Driver's Education classes have been postponed until school is back in session. Students can make up missed classes when school eventually resumes.