Latest News – Important Information 2021-22 School Year
Dear Cleveland Central Catholic School Community,
COVID Notification and Home Study Day on Friday, September 17, 2021
We received word that one member of the football team and one member of the cross country team have tested positive for COVID. We are handling this situation swiftly and with an abundance of caution in order to take steps to keep our school community as safe as possible.
Because we require masks for all students during the school day, the quarantine policy will apply only to team members and coaches. Following CDC guidelines, because practices are conducted without masks, all team members and coaches must quarantine immediately for 10 days. However, if a student or coach is symptom free, the student or coach may get a COVID test on SATURDAY or any day THEREAFTER. Cross country team members may test Wednesday (tomorrow) or any day thereafter.
Once test results are available, the results must be submitted to the school nurse via email (email@example.com), fax (216-641-2045), or hand delivered by someone who is not quarantined. If the COVID test results are negative, the student may return to school at that time and bring the negative test result paperwork with him/her.
Football players and cross country team members may obtain classwork through Google Classroom.
Tonight, we will use the Clorox 360 sanitizing unit to sanitize all classrooms, offices, and common areas of the building. This process will be completed again on Friday, September 17, 2021.
On Friday, September 17, 2021 we will have a home study day because 10 staff members will be absent for various reasons (not COVID related) and we do not have the capacity to cover that many classes. Teachers will provide assignments to students on Thursday and will post them in Google Classroom.
Because our shipment of chromebooks was delayed, we do not have chromebooks to issue to students at this time. Every effort will be made to assist students to make up any missed school work on their return to school.
Thank you for your understanding as we continue to navigate the waters of a global pandemic.
Mr. Simon, Mr. Duke, Mr. Crawford, Mr. Belveal, Sr. Allison Marie
September 9, 2021
Dear Cleveland Central Catholic Families and Staff Members,
We are grateful that the beginning of the school year has been excellent. Both students and teachers have been excited to be in the school building for classes and are eager to engage in in-person learning. On August 31, 2021, Governor DeWine issued new recommendations for the handling of COVID cases in schools. In an effort to keep students and staff as safe as possible, we plan to follow the CDC recommendations and thought it would be helpful to share more information with you as follows:
- Student is displaying COVID symptoms (loss of taste, loss of smell, upper respiratory issues, shortness of breath, fever at or over 100o)
- Do not send the student to school. In order to have the student return to school, we are requiring that the student be tested for COVID.
- Once a COVID test is administered to a student, the student should remain home until the results (either positive or negative are confirmed.) The family must provide a doctor’s note to the school nurse (Miss Beane’) either in hard copy, fax (216-641-2045) or via email (firstname.lastname@example.org,) indicating the test results (either positive or negative.)
- If the student tests positive, the student must isolate for 10 days (per CDC guidelines) and may return to school after that time so long as the student has been symptom-free for 3 days and fever-free for 24 hours.
- Immediate family member tests positive for COVID 19
- If the student is asymptomatic (has no COVID symptoms), per CDC guidelines the student must wear a mask at home. Since all staff and students wear masks at school, the student may attend classes, wearing a mask if masking at home as well.
- It is recommended that 3 to 5 days after the family member receives a positive test result, the student be tested to confirm that the student does not have COVID. Once the COVID test has been administered, the student should remain at home until results are confirmed.
- Sports Teams
- Since athletic teams are not wearing masks for practice, should a student or coach test positive for COVID, the student or coach must isolate for 10 days and all of the coaches and athletes participating in that sport, regardless of individual COVID status, must quarantine.
- Coaches and team members without symptoms should be tested 3-5 days after the confirmed positive COVID case.
- Once test results are confirmed and the athlete or staff member tests negative and is asymptomatic, the athlete or staff member may return to school. If the athlete or staff member tests positive, 10 days of isolation are required as explained in Scenario 1 above.
Thank you for your cooperation with these policies as we continue to navigate our global pandemic.
Mr. Simon, Mr. Belveal, Mr. Crawford, Mr. Duke, Sr. Allison Marie
August 25, 2021 – Athletic Updates
There will be a meeting on Friday, August 27th at 4:15 p.m. in the Social Center Gym for any boys interested in playing basketball this year.
The Athletic Department is in need of volunteers to work at Friday’s football game. We need ticket takers, ticket booth workers, down markers, concession stand and workers. If interested, contact AD Maggie Lash at email@example.com
Important Information – School Uniform Polo Shirt Pick Up!
Monday, August 23rd – Seniors, Juniors and Sophomores
Time: 11am to 3pm
Tuesday, August 24th – Freshman
Time: 2 pm to 3 pm
*Shirts will also be available for pickup throughout the week in the business office.
Uniform shirts are $25 and can be paid for in the business office at Cleveland Central Catholic.
Shirt pickup will take place on the second floor, in the Father Fiala room.
Welcome back Cleveland Central Catholic Community!
We are starting off the school year off in spirit! With this in mind, the first two weeks of school will be spirited in approach of attire.
Spirit wear weeks:
Tuesday August 24th – Friday August 27th
Monday, August 30th –Friday September 3rd
WHAT IS ALLOWED?
- CCC attire or shirts in the colors of RED WHITE OR BLUE ONLY
- Jeans or school pants ONLY
- Jeans with holes ONLY IF LEGGINGS OR TIGHTS ARE WORN UNDERNEATH
WHAT IS NOT ALLOWED?
- Crop Tops
- Tops that are Revealing
- Tank tops and low cut tops
- Jogging/Sweat/Yoga pants
- Jeans with holes WITHOUT leggings or tights underneath
- Flip Flops/ Slides
- Clothing that promotes drugs, violence, or inappropriate language.
Dear Cleveland Central Catholic Families and Staff,
We pray that each of you is well. As we prepare for the 2021-2022 school year, we would like to share some important information with you.
- In order to ensure the best education possible, we are planning to conduct in-person classes five days a week for all students in the coming year. This means that we will not be offering an on-line option to families.
- We will, however, in an abundance of caution, require all students and staff to wear face masks in the building when we return to school.
- In order to provide a well-rounded education to our students, we will resume all extra-curricular and club activities.
- The Governor signed the State Budget for 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 into law. The great news is that the value of the Cleveland and EdChoice scholarships has increased to $7,500.
- Our Third Federal work study program is fully operational for the 2021-2022 academic year. Families who receive need-based tuition assistance from the Diocese of Cleveland and work in the program will be able to cover the cost of tuition with little or no out-of-pocket expense.
- We are accepting applications for 2021-2022 for students entering grades 9, 10 or 11. Please spread the word to prospective families about the increased value of the State vouchers.
- For the 2021-2022 school year, each student will be issued a Chromebook. All homework and classwork assignments will be posted in Google Classroom with grades posted in PowerSchool.
- We will be applying for a connectivity grant to ensure Internet connectivity for our families in the coming year. A survey will be posted on our website to help us determine the number of hotspots needed by families. We will send out a One-Call-Now when the survey is available. CLICK ON SURVEY HERE
- Cleveland Central Catholic will continue to offer transportation to and from school for those who sign up for this service. More information will be sent out in the coming weeks.
- We have changed our uniform shirt to a red or blue school polo shirt. Please visit our website at centralcatholichs.org to place your order. Click on the red banner at the top of the website entitled, “Order New Uniform Shirts for 2021-2022.”
We are grateful for your support and trust as we continue to navigate and respond to the needs of our times.
One with you in the Peace of Christ,
Mr. Simon, Sr. Allison Marie, Mr. Belveal, Mr. Crawford, Mr. Duke
May 26, 2021
John Simon `72 named the interim president of Cleveland Central Catholic High School
The Catholic Diocese of Cleveland has named John Simon `72 interim president of Cleveland Central Catholic High School. Simon assumes the duties of interim president after the resignation of President Leo Hyland, who is leaving the school at the end of the current school year after accepting another position. Simon takes up his new duties effective June 1, 2021, as the Office of Diocesan Education conducts a search for the high school’s next president.
In making the announcement, Frank O’Linn, Ed.D., secretary for education and superintendent of schools for the Diocese of Cleveland, praised Simon for his past leadership on the school’s advisory board as its president and his willingness to continue service as interim president for the school. “Mr. Simon has distinguished himself as a servant leader among the Cleveland Central Catholic school community. He possesses the wisdom and vision to continue the excellent tradition of Catholic education by serving as its interim president. I offer my sincere thanks to Mr. Simon for answering the call to the benefit of all the students, faculty and staff of Central Catholic.”
Simon is a 1972 graduate of St. Stanislaus/Cleveland Central Catholic. The current Cleveland Central Catholic was created during Simon’s sophomore year.
“I am extremely grateful for the education I received at Cleveland Central Catholic High School and for the generosity and financial support provided back then to help with my tuition,” said Simon. “God’s unconditional love for us, his teachings to love thy neighbor as thy self, were my personal experiences in action at CCC. I am only trying to repay the gift I was given by helping other CCC students have a chance to succeed.”
Due to his deep love and devotion to the school over many years, Simon is affectionately known by many in the school community as “Mr. CCC.”
Simon retired in 2018 from Medical Mutual of Ohio after serving for many years in varying roles, retiring as director of business operations. He earned a business degree from John Carroll University and took post-graduate coursework at Cleveland State University.
Dear Cleveland Central Catholic High School Community:
We are pleased to announce that Sean Belveal will assume the role of Assistant Principal beginning in the 2021-2022 academic year.
Since 2011 Sean has been serving students in Cleveland at Cleveland College Preparatory School and Northeast Ohio College Preparatory High School and comes to Cleveland Central Catholic with varied experiences as a teacher, coach, athletic director, and youth services program director. During the last 10 years, Sean has also served as an assistant to the school counselor, Social Studies department head, curriculum leader, professional development trainer, and has been an assessment coordinator.
Having coached football and girls basketball at Cleveland Central Catholic, Sean knows our school community well and is excited to begin this new role at our school. Sean states, “One of my great joys has been working with staff and students to overcome academic and behavioral difficulties and watch students succeed both inside and outside of the classroom.”
Sean holds a Master of Arts in Teaching degree and will earn his Master of Arts in Educational Administration this month.
We welcome Sean to our administrative team and look forward to his presence in our school community.
With much gratitude,
Sr. Allison Marie Gusdanovic, SND
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