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Updates & Resources

OLSH is carefully planning for a variety of scenarios for the 2020-2021 academic year, and a committee of faculty, staff, and administrators are considering recommendations from the PA Department of Education, PA Department of Health, Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as we develop policies and guidelines related to this ongoing public health situation. Information will be communicated to parents and students via email, and updates will be posted on this page.

The committee meets weekly and is planning for a variety of possibilities, including:

  • All students returning to school full time for face-to-face instruction
  • A hybrid schedule with a portion of the student body attending school 2-3 days per week, alternating with remote learning from home 2-3 days per week
  • Online instruction in the event of a mandated school closure
  • Options for families who have health concerns about a return to in-person instruction

School Communications

Athletics Updates

The documents below should be referenced for students and families regarding a return to athletics practices. Please note that as the public health situation is constantly changing, changes may be made to this policy at any time. Updates or changes to the information below will be noted.
Student-athletes and parents will need to submit a signed waiver and will be asked the pre-screening questions before any in-person practice or activity.

OLSH Athletics – Pre-screening Questions
Questions asked of each athlete, by a team coach, prior to a workout/competition:

  • Has your temperature been taken today? What is your temperature?
  • Have you had any cold, flu-like symptoms, coughing or breathing issues in the past 14 days?
  • Have you travelled out of the state/area in the past 14 days?
  • Have you had any close contact with a COVID-19 diagnosed person in the past 14 days?

Travel guidelines 
We are implementing the following additional health and safety precaution, until further notice:  

If a player or coach travels out of state to a reported "Hot Spot", they must quarantine for 14 days prior to rejoining the team for team activities or present evidence of two negative COVID-19 test results through an FDA approved nasal swab test taken at least 48 hours apart following the player or coaches return home.  

 As of July 7, 2020, the following are considered "Hot Spots":

Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Utah.

The following are resources to continue to practice your faith while at home during the pandemic. There are options for Sunday and daily Mass, as well as a link to the daily readings. Special thanks to Mr. McCarren and Mrs. Donoghue for compiling this list for your reference.Additional prayer and Mass live streams can be found on the Facebook pages of many local parishes.
Roman Rite Ordinary Form:
From St. Paul Cathedral in Pittsburgh (daily):http://christianassociatestv.org/events/mass-at-st-pauls/
On EWTN (daily):
Roman Rite Extraordinary Form (Traditional Latin Mass):
From Most Precious Blood Parish (daily):https://www.facebook.com/mostpreciousbloodofjesuspittsburgh/
Ukrainian Eastern Rite:
From Holy Trinity in Carnegie (Sunday's only):https://www.facebook.com/HolyTrinityUkrainianCatholicChurch/
Shrines of Pittsburgh Parish (Mass, Rosary, Adoration, Stations of the Cross, and more):
Follow them on Facebook for schedules and updates.
USCCB Daily Mass Readings
When viewing Mass remotely, you are encouraged to say this prayer of spiritual communion when the priest consumes the Eucharist himself.
My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.I love You above all things, and desire to receive You into my soul.Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You.Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.

Coping with Coronavirus: How to Manage COVID-19 Anxiety: https://share.upmc.com/2020/03/covid-19-anxiety/

Information for Parents to Help Their Children Deal With Anxiety During the Covid-19 Pandemic: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1og4I53FbqEgpvmGx0u2SlxPnrKe3reAaDyjdk3hQidM/edit#heading=h.gjdgxs

For families with younger children: https://docs.google.com/document/u/0/d/1PNjIWCI6M-IkdNKgEp24K8LQoco_-eklYKewq-PLDC4/mobilebasic

College Board and AP Updates: https://pages.collegeboard.org/collegeboard-covid-19-updates

ACT Updates: https://www.act.org/content/act/en/covid-19.html

Contact your school counselor with questions or concerns!

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