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The safety, health, and well-being of our students, faculty, and staff is our top priority at Loyola. We are continuously monitoring information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, the Los Angeles Public Health Department, and the Archdiocese of Los Angeles regarding the coronavirus. Please check this page regularly for school updates.

During this difficult time, we’re all looking for ways to remain hopeful. In that spirit, we invite you to watch the following video message from Loyola President Fr. Gregory M. Goethals, SJ ’73: Hope In These Times.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Will there be a class of 2020 graduation ceremony?

Given that the Department of Health is prohibiting in-person graduation ceremonies due to the COVID-19 pandemic (please click here), Loyola is moving ahead with its month-long celebration of the Class of 2020, culminating on Commencement weekend, June 5–6. Please refer to Dr. Paul Jordan’s letter, highlighting the many activities that are scheduled. More information will follow this Friday on how we are honoring this exceptional class.

What is the plan for summer school?

Due to COVID-19 health and safety concerns for our students, faculty, staff and families as well as state-mandated social distancing, Summer Session 2020 classes are moving online. We will offer a select number of courses only to our current and incoming Loyola High School students. All other classes will be cancelled.

Any cancelled class will receive a full refund in the next two weeks for all fees paid. Anyone wishing to cancel their registration for classes that are going online, has until Friday, June 5th to receive a full refund. All classes that are being will be taught by current Loyola teachers who have successfully taught online for the last three months and are committed to creating the best academic experience for our students in an environment that pursues academic excellence.

With on-campus Summer Session being cancelled, the Loyola Athletic Department has moved their CIF dead period to June 12th to June 25th. Because of this, the Summer Weight Training and Conditioning class will commence online on Friday, June 26th and continue every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, ending on July 24th.

Please click here for the updated catalogue with the Loyola classes that will be offered online, such as Summer Reading for all grade levels, Loyola Leadership Lab, Loyola Cub Bootcamp and other courses in mathematics, science, social science, foreign language and more.

Who can help us with technical issues?

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What additional health and safety measures are being taken at Loyola?

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Have any events been cancelled or postponed?

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With campus closed, who do we contact with questions or issues?

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How is Loyola handing Mass?

Loyola continues to follow the guidance of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. On May 15th, the Archdiocese released the following update:

“Archbishop José H. Gomez dispenses all the Catholic faithful of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and all Catholics currently in the Archdiocese from the obligation of attending Sunday Mass until further notice. Furthermore, the public celebration of Mass continues to be suspended in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles until further notice. Click here to read the liturgical guidelines.”

Additional Resources

A message from the Counseling Department

Thank you for your patience as we continue to navigate the ever-changing COVID-19 situation. First and foremost, we are here to support our students and parents. Please know that the counselors are all working from home and can be reached via email with any questions or concerns. Please be aware that counselors will be checking in on students, so students, please check your email daily (and parents, feel free to remind them to do so). We would like to mention a few class specific details

Seniors:

  • Please be in contact with your counselor regarding college admissions decisions.
  • Update Cialfo.
  • If you have questions or concerns, contact your counselors.
  • If you are having a tough time during these challenging times, please reach out to your counselor.

Juniors:

  • If you were registered for the ACT or SAT tests that have been cancelled, sign up for the next test date (SAT 6/6 & ACT 6/13) to secure a spot.
  • Research universities! (There are a lot of virtual tours happening right now).
  • Continue to create your list in Cialfo and College KickStart.
  • If you have questions or concerns, contact your counselor.
  • If you are having a tough time during these challenging times, please reach out to your counselor.

Freshman & Sophomores:

  • If you have questions or concerns, contact your counselor.
  • If you are having a tough time during these challenging times, please reach out to your counselor.

Talking to Children

If you are a parent interested in how to speak with your children of varying ages about difficult news, visit the American Psychological Association website for guidance.

Tips for Working (and schooling) from Home

Plan your Work and Work your Plan
Good planning can relieve stress for both children and parents. Check in with your children about their plans and help them develop a written schedule not only for the day, but for the week as a whole. Help them prioritize and learn to create goals, tasks, and deadlines, just like adults do when they go to work. It’s important to keep a daily routine. Try to create a loose schedule for your children to follow on a daily basis including times to wake up, get ready, and do homework or a learning activity with breaks in between.

Monitor your Child’s Work
Everyone needs accountability. Even though staying home from school might feel like a holiday, remind your children that they’re not on vacation. Assignments, grades, and other requirements are not going away just because classes have moved online.

One of the worst pitfalls a new remote student will fall into is not giving their work the amount of attention it needs. A classroom limits inevitable distractions. If your child has a Powerpoint or a video to get through in place of a lecture, don’t let him or her scroll through it while the TV is on. It is also advisable to have your child put his or her phone away while doing school work—all it takes is one distracting text or tweet to derail a half-hour of hard work. It may be wise to implement the school’s cell phone policy at home when doing school work online.

If Possible, Avoid Work in Isolated Areas
To help your child stay focused on his or her school work, find a quiet but not completely secluded place to work. For many students, working from the bedroom and other isolated areas makes it easier to be distracted resulting in more time than is usually necessary to complete the work. It can also result in lower quality work. Obviously, this means that during “school hours” family members will want to keep noise and distractions to a minimum.

Communicate with the Teachers
It is critical that your children check their email for messages from their teachers. Checking their email is the best way to ensure they don’t miss anything.

If you or your child is not entirely sure about something, send a message, or have your child send a message to the teacher. Explain your problem clearly and show them where you need clarification. For group projects, it’s best to block out time for discussing it with the teacher and others in the group about how the project should move forward.

Strive to Reduce Stress
This is a stressful time, for children, for parents, and for school staff. While we cannot eliminate all stress, we can strive to reduce it as much as possible. In particular, we can strive to ensure that stress does not become paralyzing.

Acknowledge the stress while encouraging your children not to stress too much about the changes and challenges that will inevitably arise. Learning to adapt to changing situations while maintaining our composure is good spiritually, emotionally, and physically. It is also an essential 21st century skill highly sought after by employers.

The situation is rapidly changing every day, and everyone is learning as they go. Together, we will get through this and will grow as believers, adults, and students along the way.

Avoiding Panic and Rumors

We are very aware that anxiety can be heightened during situations like the current one, and we want to be sure to separate fact from rumor by relying on our healthcare experts and the local, state and federal agencies that are responsible for guiding us. As we work with members of our community to meet the challenges ahead, we are committed to keeping the channels of communication open and doing all we reasonably can to ensure the health, safety and well-being of our students, faculty and staff.

Self-Quarantine

In an abundance of caution, we are asking all Loyola families returning to the U.S. from an area identified by the CDC as an area of Level 2 or Level 3 concern to refrain from coming to campus for 14 days after their return home and to obtain medical clearance before returning to campus. This only applies to travel to areas of level 2 and 3 concern as determined by the CDC. If your travel is within the US or to an international destination that is not a level 2 or 3 concern, there is no need to self-quarantine.

Travel Implications

Many of our parents are required to travel for business, and we ask that those who travel to areas of Level 2 or Level 3 concern inform the school of their travel so that we may provide appropriate guidance. We will minimally be asking travelers to refrain from coming to campus for 14 days after their return home.

Flu Reminders

Please follow the simple steps that are routinely recommended during flu season:

  • If your children are sick or exhibiting contagious symptoms such as fever, coughing, or sneezing, please keep them home from school to avoid spreading illness
  • Frequently clean hands by using soap and warm water (for at least 20 seconds) or hand sanitizer
  • Avoid touching the eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands
  • When coughing or sneezing, cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue – dispose of the tissue immediately and wash hands
  • Avoid close contact with anyone who is sick
  • If you have a fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, seek medical care, and share recent travel history with your healthcare provider

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