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COVID-19 Salesian Community Updates

Operational Details for Remote School Classroom

Date May 1, 2020

End of the School Year Calendar

All live remote classes end on Friday, May 22nd.  All students have been assigned some type of Alternative Assessment instead of the traditional final exam in all of their classes, with the exception of Math.   Your son or daughter has been given the guidelines for a  research or creative project, paper, lab activity, writing portfolio, presentation, etc. 

We have established a  tutorial schedule for all students on Tuesday, May 26, Wednesday May 27, and on Friday May 29. Students will be able to meet with their teachers and get help with their final project, paper ,etc., during the scheduled tutorial times listed below by department.  Thursday, May 28 is reserved for Math Final exams (see schedule below).  

Schedule for the Week of May 25th:

Monday:  Memorial Day Holiday, May 25th (no school)

Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday - Tutorial Help 
World Languages:  8:00 - 9:00 am
Science: 9:00 - 10:00 am
Social Studies: 10:00 - 11:00 am
English: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Math: 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Religious Studies: 1:00 - 2:00 pm
VPA: 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Thursday: Math Finals
10:00-10:45 am:  Geometry, Geometry w/Trig., Pre-Calculus Honors
11:00-11:45 am:  Intro. to Algebra, Accel. Algebra, Intro. to College Math, Pre-Calculus
12:00-12:45 pm:  Algebra I, Algebra II,  AP Calculus

*All end of the semester projects, essays, presentations, etc., are due no later than 3:00 pm on Friday, May 29th.  Late work will not be accepted.

If you have any questions about this End of the School year schedule, please don't hesitate to contact Mr. Swanson or Mrs. Flannery.

Remote Learning Student Expectations

Teachers will teach as usual and expect that their students will access the classroom remotely via the Schoology platform. Students can be in relaxed dress code since they will be at home or at a friend's home based on the decision of their parents. They will, however, be visible to other students and their teacher through the platform. Students will be expected to log in to Schoology and check that every course and group has the Conference app visible. They will then click on that app for each block throughout the day to access daily presentations, lectures, discussions, and materials. The instructions will be posted on Schoology.

Remote School Days will be standard school days in all other respects except that students will be accessing the classroom remotely whether at home or other safe place. Students who do not timely log in during their scheduled class time will be marked as absent or tardy. Note that our platform allows teachers to know which students have accessed the class and for how long they remained in attendance.

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Preventing Illness

Self-Care Public health officials recommend the following steps people should take to reduce their risk of getting and spreading any viral respiratory infections. These include:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces.

Religious Resources

Spiritual Communion: A Salesian emergency resource during the coronavirus epidemic

A Prayer for the Salesian Community by Mr. Fulay

Lord God, our constant help and protection, in faith, we raise our hearts and voices to you during these times of uncertainty. Be with those who are ill, strengthen those who care for them, and soothe the fears and anxieties we all face. 

During these times of distance and separation, help us to remember that we share a common bond as your children. Draw us closer together in heart and mind, even though we are apart. Help each one of us to do our best to make the lives of others better, inspire us to continue to share joy and goodness. Through the intercession of Mary, our Mother, may we have a sense of peace and true hope that comes from your grace. 

We make our prayer through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who is the Way, the Truth, and the Life, and the source of healing, of the world. 



Marylou Flannery

Stephen Pezzola

Assistant Principal
Brian Swanson

Jack Stevens
Director of Guidance

David Franklin
Tuesdays & Fridays, 9-3; Wednesdays, 9-noon
Phone: (510) 967-0397

Roshelle Ogundele
Mondays & Thursdays, 9-3
Phone: (510) 467-2670

Students may speak with personal counselors via Google Hangouts or directly by phone. Please contact Mr. Franklin or Ms. Ogundele for information.

24/7 Free Resources:
Crisis Center: (800) 833-2900
Crisis Text Line: Text "HOME" to 741741

Key Dates

Summative Assessment Week - May 26 - 29

School Event Cancellations

Junior/Senior Prom

Mother's Day Brunch

School Events Postponed

29th Annual Salesian Golf Tournament - July 13

2020 Commencement Ceremony - TBD