COVID-19 Latest Information
“The steadfast of mind You will keep in perfect peace,
because he trusts in You. Trust in the Lord forever,
for in God the Lord, we have an everlasting Rock.”
- Isaiah 26:3-4
The information on this page will be kept up to date
as plans are made according to the most current information.
ONLINE CLASSES THROUGH May 4
In response to guidance from the appropriate authorities regarding measures to limit the spread of COVID-19, Strake Jesuit will extend online classes through Monday, May 4. Should a further extension of online learning become necessary, we will update you as soon as that decision is made.
Students are attending classes in an online learning structure that includes elements of both online, face-to-face meetings and offline, self-paced instruction. Students are following the posted bell schedules and attending their classes through an online meeting platform. For questions related to online instruction, students should contact their teacher or Academic and Personal Counselor.
At this time, all in-person extracurricular activities, including practices, meetings, and competitions, are canceled until further notice. As this is a continually developing situation, coaches, directors, and moderators of extracurricular programs will communicate further information to the relevant groups as needed.
Strake Jesuit Resources
There are several members of our community ready to help you during this time if you have questions or concerns. As always, your son’s first resources are his teachers and counselors. Please do not hesitate to reach out to any of us. There are others who are ready to help with specific kinds of needs, including our I.T. Help Desk (713-490-8222) and our School Chaplain, Fr. Michael Wegenka, S.J., (713-272-4358). If your family needs financial assistance with internet connectivity at your home, please contact the Director of Information Technology, Glenn Hymel (713-490-8222).
Details on other affected events and activities are below
Given the archdiocese’s suspension of the public celebration of Mass, Masses will begin to be live streamed to our YouTube channel. They will begin this Sunday and be held Sundays at 10am and Monday through Friday 7:30am. Please subscribe for notifications!
Given the restrictions on public gatherings and interactions due to COVID-19, we have modified service requirements for students in all grade levels who have not yet completed their hours for the current academic year. Please visit the Updated Service Requirements page for more detailed information.
Wednesday, April 1 - Canceled
We will attempt to reschedule Kairos 88 in the coming weeks. We will communicate with students and parents as soon as final decisions are made.
Jesuit Colleges Excellence Tour
Wednesday, April 1 - Canceled in collaboration with the visiting colleges.
We will plan other future ways for our students to learn about Jesuit colleges.
Friday, April 3
The Re-Enrollment Deadline for currently enrolled students as well as the Registration Deadline (HAIS Common Reply Date) for incoming freshmen remains April 3.
ACT at Strake Jesuit
Saturday, April 4 - Rescheduled
The April ACT has been rescheduled to June 13 across the U.S. Visit this website for more information from ACT, inc., and visit this webpage for regularly updated Strake Jesuit testing information.
Sunday, April 5 - Canceled
The Father/Son Luncheon has been canceled, and those who already purchased tickets will be refunded as soon as possible.
Second Saturday Food Drive
April 11 - Canceled
All food drives will be suspended until further notice.
Senior Silent Retreat 2
April 15-18 - Canceled
Crusader Cruise Auction
Saturday, April 18 - Rescheduled
The auction will take place on campus on May 16th, and the original itinerary is unchanged. Plans are being made for alternatives and details will be communicated via future auction news emails. For questions or to be added to the mailing list, email Jill Ribbeck.
SJ Golf Scramble
Friday, April 24 - Rescheduled
The Golf Scramble will take place on September 18th, all other details remain consistent.
Senior Wilderness Retreat 3
April 24-26 - Canceled
Mentor Moms Orientation Coffee
April 25 - Canceled
Mentor Moms will provide alternative ways for small groups of incoming parents to get to know each other and hear some tips about life at Jesuit. Incoming parents will receive information by mail and phone call.
Junior Cross & Ring Ceremony
April 26 - Canceled
More information will be communicated to Juniors and families in the coming weeks.
May 1 - Canceled
We will monitor whether Prom can be rescheduled for a later date, and communicate any updates to students and families as soon as possible.
May 4-15 - Modified
AP exams will be 45-minute, free-response online tests that can be taken from a student’s home. More information available beginning Friday, April 3.
May 12-15 (Seniors) / May 26-29 (Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors) - Canceled
In an effort to capture additional instructional time and to remove the stress of preparing for cumulative exams, spring final exams are canceled.
“May the perfect grace and eternal love of Christ our Lord be our never-failing protection and help.”
– St. Ignatius of Loyola