May 14, 2020
May 7, 2020- Crusader Connection
April 30, 2020 - Crusader Connection
April 13, 2020
Direction Regarding Appropriateness During On-Line Academic Meetings
Students and Parents, as we continue in this new way of teaching and learning, we must address on-line meetings and what is appropriate.
For any google-meetings or the like, where students and teachers are on camera, the following must be observed:
In addition, per school policy, all meetings will be recorded.
We appreciate everyone's continued support as we navigate this uncertain time in education and our world.
April 23, 2020
April 20, 2020
April 10, 2020
April 2, 2020
April 1, 2020
In a time of crisis, there are proven steps that can help us work through the uncertainties and distress we are experiencing as provided by WellSpan Employee and Family Resources:
March 26, 2020
March 25, 2020
March 24, 2020 - Video Message from President Tim Hamer
March 23, 2020
March 20, 2020
Dear Families & Friends,
In light of the statement issued by Governor Wolf last night, Lancaster Catholic will be shutting down the building to all traffic by 1 p.m. today, Friday, March 20.
After listening to feedback from parents, students and faculty, we have decided to make the Instruction week only four days going forward, beginning immediately. This means that Monday through Thursday will be Flexible Instruction Days, and Fridays will be off for all students and faculty.
Going forward, Mondays and Wednesdays will be A Days and Tuesdays and Thursdays will be B Days.
We are also shortening the teachers’ office hours to 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Thank you for your diligence in these past few days. We are very pleased that we are able to “Continue the Mission” of our school through these times.
Please take the time to fill out this short, 5-question survey to help us fine-tune our execution in the upcoming days. (https://www.surveymonkey.com/
Our amazing student Broadcast Team pulled off the impossible. They recorded a Morning Show while being home this week!!!!! Click the link & enjoy! https://www.lchsyes.org/apps/
Kameron Garcia was featured on Fun 101.3 this morning, singing one of the songs from the musical "Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat". Click the link & enjoy! https://youtu.be/Kv5lV_9q1lk
The Combined Grandview Heights Community Lawn Concert with St. Matthew's Evangelical Lutheran Church scheduled for Monday, April 20th is canceled and will be rescheduled for next year.
March 18, 2020
March 17, 2020
March 16, 2020
March 16, 2020 - 3:00 PM
From the IT Department at Lancaster Catholic High School,
As we move forward into unchartered territory during the extended period of Flexible Instruction Days, we in the IT Department are exploring the best ways to facilitate remote instruction to accommodate the needs of our teachers and students. Recognizing that real-time interaction between teachers and students is invaluable, the decision was made to roll out Google Meet. Google Meet is included in our Google Education suite of applications and is used for live audio and video streaming.
As with any technology, there is the potential for abuse. Please be assured that we are constantly monitoring this application, watching for any indications of fraud or abuse, and will notify the appropriate school personnel immediately if abuse is discovered.
Please be assured that the school’s Acceptable Use Policy will be enforced. Teachers will only be using this application during normal school hours and all teachers hosting meetings will be using a school email address that ends with @lchsyes.org. As always, monitoring your children’s online activities is the best way to ensure the proper use of technology.
Lancaster Catholic High School
March 16, 2020 - 2:30 PM
The Garden Club Pansy Sale is canceled. Orders will be returned when school resumes.
March 16, 2020 - 8:00 AM
Lancaster Catholic will remain closed for two weeks. Today begins our Flexible Instruction Day Schedule. Today is a Zero Day for Teacher Preparation. No work is due and students do not need to log into their Rediker accounts.
Beginning on Tuesday, teachers will have uploaded assignments and lessons to your Rediker accounts for a B Day. Please check your student email for instructions from teachers as well as your Rediker login. Wednesday will continue with an A Day.
Lancaster Catholic High School will follow the online instruction procedures that were previously shared and will be continued into the following week. Please follow the Purple & Gold schedule to the right.
March 13, 2020
March 13, 2020- 3:30 PM
Moments after we sent notice of the decision to close next week, Governor Wolf announced that all K-12 schools in Pennsylvania will be closed for 10 business days (March 16-27) due to the coronavirus.
The closure is effective on Monday, March 16.
Officials will continue to monitor COVID-19 and will reevaluate at the end of the 10 days to determine whether schools should remain closed for longer.
Lancaster Catholic High School will follow the online instruction procedures that were previously shared and will be continued into the following week, such that Monday, March 23rd will be an "A-Day", Tuesday, March 24th a "B-Day", Wednesday, March 25th a "A-Day", Thursday, March 26th a "B-Day" and Friday, March 27 a "A-Day."
March 13, 2020- 3:00 PM
Due to concerns about the spread of COVID-19, Lancaster Catholic High School will be closed from Monday, March 16, through Friday, March 20. All school activities are canceled for the week.
The closing will enable our custodial staff to thoroughly clean the building.
This is a rapidly changing situation. Lancaster Catholic will provide further updates as information is available.
Additionally, ALL athletic practices and games will be postponed for two weeks until March 30th. We will reassess as we get closer to that date.
Students, please be aware that Monday, March 16th is an instructional planning day for faculty and students will have no assignments due that day. Tuesday, March 17th will be a "B-Day" with the beginning of on-line instruction with "B-Day" content only. Wednesday, March 18th will be an "A-Day", Thursday a "B-Day" and Friday will be a non-instructional day as scheduled.
March 12, 2020
March 12, 2020- Updated 4:15 PM
Dear Lancaster Catholic Family and Friends,
The safety of our students, staff and community is always our paramount concern. As news of the spread of the Coronavirus unfolds, we want to provide you with the latest information on how Lancaster Catholic High School is addressing this unprecedented health crisis, and to let you know how/where to get important information going forward. Please consult the school’s website www.lchsyes.org frequently for the very latest information on all school programs and activities. We have placed a button on the front page for direct access to this information that will serve as The Digital Headquarters.
All Lancaster Catholic scheduled events (i.e. - the musical) will be evaluated individually going forward as circumstances evolve and may be canceled or postponed to prevent the spread of the virus. Communication of all school-wide cancelations and/or schedule changes will be made using the same emergency contact channels we use for weather-related closings and cancellations. Please remember to check the school website and social media accounts frequently for updates.
The PIAA has suspended all State Basketball Tournament and State Swimming competitions for a two-week evaluation period.
Teachers have been preparing for remote instruction since the school year began, initially as a response to possible weather-related closings. The protocols we communicated regarding Flexible Instruction Days in the fall will be implemented should it be necessary to close school. A copy of the Flexible Instruction Day protocol is located here and has been posted on the school website.
Parent/Student instructions to access all digital classes will also be among the menu items on the Digital Headquarters menu. Class content will be recorded in advance and aired according to the normal A/B class schedule and teachers will post daily real-time contact hours for each weekday as set forth in the Flexible Instruction Day Policy.
Additional signage has been posted in prominent areas throughout the campus to remind students and staff of the importance of thorough hand washing as the best means of preventing catching and spreading the virus.
Lancaster Catholic custodial staff uses the following industrial-grade cleaning/disinfectant products daily to thoroughly clean all campus facilities:
March 5, 2020- Coronavirus Resources