COVID-19 UPDATE NEWS FOR ST. ANTHONY HIGH SCHOOL

7/8/20 - UPDATE: 

All summer workouts are suspended at this time until further notice based on the advisement from our local health department. Athletes are not to show up on campus or Clark Field for workouts until we receive word from our local health department that we can resume.

Chris Morrison
Director of Athletics 
St. Anthony High School
620 Olive Avenue • Long Beach, CA 90802 • (562) 435-4496 ext. 1232
www.longbeachsaints.org
"Educating Minds and Nurturing Hearts Since 1920”

 

5/12/20 - UPDATE: 

Dear SAHS Families,

Thank you for your continued support during these uncertain times. We pray that you had a beautiful Mother's Day weekend and that you remain safe and healthy. 

On Friday, all Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles received communication from Mr. Paul Escala, Superintendent of Schools, which solidifies the need for continued remote online learning for the remainder of the school year. Below you will find his letter which outlines this need and rationale.  As you can imagine, the halls and grounds of St. Anthony High School are  not the same without the laughter and joy of our students and families. But, we understand the need of making sure we all stay safe and healthy.   

We ask that you join us in praying for a return to normalcy soon, in a safe and healthy way, to ease the suffering of the sick and those negatively affected by this pandemic.

Blessings,

Marcelo Eureste
Principal
St. Anthony High School
620 Olive Avenue • Long Beach, CA 90802 • (562) 435-4496 ext.1218
www.longbeachsaints.org
"Educating Minds and Nurturing Hearts Since 1920."  

4/16/20 - UPDATE: 

Dear St. Anthony High School Parents,

We pray that your Easter was joyous, safe and healthy!

At this time, St. Anthony High School will continue Remote Online Learning until further notice. SAHS is remaining in compliance with the Archdiocese of Los Angeles as well as local and state health departments.  We will continue to remain in contact with you as new developments arrive.

Thank you for your partnership and support. We continue to pray for our students, families and community during this health crisis. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me at Marcelo.Eureste@longbeachsaints.org

Blessings,

Marcelo Eureste
Principal

St. Anthony High School
620 Olive Avenue • Long Beach, CA 90802 • (562) 435-4496 ext.1218
www.longbeachsaints.org 
"Educating Minds and Nurturing Hearts Since 1920."  

4/16/20 - UPDATE:

Dear Colleagues,

I pray you and your family had a peaceful Easter Sunday. Over the past few days our office has received several inquiries about the resumption of in-person instruction. On April 3rd, you received the attached letter regarding the extension of distance learning. A public announcement from the ADLA office of communications followed and was posted on the Archdiocese website. Since this letter was issued, our status has not changed – we will return to in-person instruction when public health officials determine it is safe to do so. As a result, distance learning will continue and we must prepare to maintain this through the end of the school year. It’s possible that Santa Barbara, Ventura and Los Angeles counties could lift Safer at Home orders at varying times; this may impact our schools differently. We are in communication with public health officials in all three counties and will continue to inform you of developments.

Given the unprecedented times we are facing, we are determined on Ending the School Year Strong. Next week, the elementary and high school leadership councils will be engaged in a discussion on the conclusion of the school year, which will focus on guidance for consideration by school communities around critical milestones on subjects like graduation, baccalaureate mass, Pre-K/K and 8th grade promotion, and campus closeout and cleaning protocols. The goal is to have draft guidance from the respective councils by May 1st

In addition, I will be forming a joint taskforce of elementary and high school leaders to discuss how we will Start the School Year Smart.   This conversation will involve pastors, principals and presidents from around the Archdiocese to discuss what a return to campus looks like. There has been much said in the media lately about how schools will return to in-person instruction in the fall and many are asking critical questions about how our schools will respond. It’s vital our community comes together to weigh the faith, social and emotional, and educational needs of our students with the health and safety requirements we will likely face in the fall. I will be reaching out to school and parish leaders to invite them to this conversation with the goal of producing a draft report by June 1st.

Thank you for continued commitment to our educational ministry in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.  I’m humbled by your perseverance, passion and faith during this time of uncertainty.

Yours in Christ,         

Paul M. Escala

Superintendent of Schools

Senior Director

Archdiocese of Los Angeles

3424 Wilshire Blvd., 2nd Floor

Los Angeles, CA 90010

p (213) 637-7371 │ f (213) 637-6140

www.lacatholicschools.org │ www.la-archdiocese.org

 

3/25/20 - UPDATE: Follow the link to the LA Catholics website that has been providing up to date news from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, including prayers and resources, as well as current news. https://lacatholics.org/emergency/ 

3/24/20 - UPDATE:

Dear St. Anthony High School Families,

We hope and pray that this communication finds you safe and healthy! St. Anthony High School received an update on school closures from Superintendent of Schools, Paul Escala. This update has EXTENDED  remote online learning until April 19th. Due to the fluidity of the current Coronavirus situation, this extension could change. Attached you will find the official announcement from Superintendent, Paul Escala.

Thank you for your support and prayers during this uncertain time. We will continue to communicate all pertinent updates as we receive them.

Blessings,

Marcelo Eureste
Principal

St. Anthony High School
620 Olive Avenue • Long Beach, CA 90802 • (562) 435-4496 ext.1218
www.longbeachsaints.org
"Educating Minds and Nurturing Hearts Since 1920."  

3/19/20 - UPDATE: Click here to see Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia's update. 

3/16/20 - UPDATE: Click here to visit the Center for Disease Control websites and learn more about COVID-19.

Dear St. Anthony High School families,

 

St. Anthony High School Administration, in conjunction with the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, continues to actively monitor the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and update our response based on guidance received from the Archdiocese and state and local Public Health agencies. Today, Mr. Paul Escala, Superintendent of Schools, announced that all Catholic schools will be closed until at least March 31st and that it is possible that it may be extended. During this time of closure, all school-sponsored activities will be suspended. We will take this opportunity to give our campus a deep cleaning and be ready to resume school when safe.

At this time, SAHS will be transitioning into Remote/Online Learning. St. Anthony High School takes pride as a leader in providing a rigorous learning environment through the use of exceptional teaching methods enhanced by industry leading educational technologies. This is evidenced by our long established iPad program (2011) and online learning and management platforms such as Schoology, PowerSchool, and apps in Google Suite for Education. In response to the Archdiocesan wide campus closures due to COVID-19, we are confident in our ability to continue teaching and learning as we transition to online classrooms, or what we call Remote Learning.

 

Please click the link to see Superintendent, Paul Escala’s announcement. https://vimeo.com/397509067/416e5637ce

 

For more information on the school closure and the school’s plan for Remote/Online Learning, please see attached documents.

 

Thank you for your patience and understanding. 

Blessings,

Marcelo Eureste

Principal
St. Anthony High School
620 Olive Avenue • Long Beach, CA 90802 • (562) 435-4496 ext.1218

www.longbeachsaints.org 

"Educating Minds and Nurturing Hearts Since 1920."