April 2 - 12:30 pm
JPII Distance Learning. Eagles continue to soar, and Catholic education at JPII isn’t missing a beat. Our students have been immersed now for eleven days. There have been successes and struggles as all transitions involve adjustments.
Even though we've had a few Schoology bumps, quality content is being delivered in a structured format that is familiar to students. As we Zoom along our faculty is using over fifteen separate digital platforms that permit a blended instruction to meet the needs of our community of learners.
Eagles continue to soar as Catholic education at JPII isn't skipping a beat.
- Parents, thank you for helping out on the home front.
- Faculty, thank you for your courageous leadership.
- Students, thank you for investing yourselves in this new version of community.
- Supporters, thank you for believing and upholding our team.
March 23 - 5:30 pm
JPII closes the school building. Gov. Inslee issued a state-wide "stay at home" order for all non-essential workers for at least two weeks beginning March 25 through April 8. All staff and faculty are conducting school functions from home. Washington State COVID Response Site. Therefore please mail all enrollment / registration forms to the school, rather than dropping off.
March 17 - 3:30 pm
JPII Community launching distance learning for students on March 18. Log into your Schoology accounts and check into your classes for a GOLD DAY. Update #8 below contains information from Mrs. Allin, instructions and links to our Distance Learning Plan and Acceptable Technology Use Agreement.
JPII Update #8: Distance Learning Information. MARCH 17, 2020
March 16 - 4:00 pm
JPII Distance Learning Instructions
Distance learning instructions will be posted on Schoology by 3:00 pm tomorrow (Tuesday, March 17). Every student should log in between 3 pm and 8 pm tomorrow afternoon and review all relevant information.
SAT & ACT Administration
In response to the rapidly evolving situation around the Coronavirus (COVID-19), College Board is canceling the May 2, 2020 SAT administration. Makeup exams for the March 14 administration (scheduled for March 28) are also canceled. For more information, please read the College Board Update - March 16, 2020.
ACT has rescheduled its April 4 national test date to June 13. For details, please visit the ACT home page.
JPII Update #7: Closure Information. MARCH 16, 2020
JPII Update #6: Closure FAQs. MARCH 13, 2020
JPII Update #5: Coronavirus (COVID-19). MARCH 13, 2020.
- Announcement of official closing from March 16 - April 24
- Reminder to check our five communication channels
JPII Update #4: Coronavirus (COVID-19) MARCH 12, 2020.
- Gov. Inslee's closes schools in three counties
- JPII remains open; continuing with athletics practices and activities
- please monitor our five communications channels
JPII Update #3: Coronavirus (COVID-19) MARCH 11, 2020.
- the announcement of our preparation for moving to online learning in the event of an extended school closure
- the decree from the Archbishop to cancel all Masses throughout the Archdiocese of Seattle and Western Washington
- a link to the Parent Tech Survey so we can assess students' digital capacity for distance learning
- the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Thurston County
- what to do if you suspect you've been exposed to the virus
JPII Update #2: Coronavirus (COVID-19) MARCH 2, 2020.
- the proclamation by Gov. Inslee
- reminders about personal hygiene
- directive to stay at home if certain conditions are met
JPII Update #1: Coronavirus (COVID-19) FEB 27, 2020.
- JPII is initiating emergency planning to operate the school
- directives to stay at home if students are ill
- plans in place to launch online learning solutions for students in the event of a closure
HELPFUL LINKS AND RESOURCES
- Ten Steps to Keep Coronavirus at Bay (link)
- Novel Coronavirus Fact Sheet: English (link)
- Nuevo Coronavirus: Spanish (link)
- Reducing the stigma (link)
For more info on Coronavirus in Washington
(Academics, Campus Life, Athletics, etc.)
As you know, JPII is now closed through April 24. Although we have prepared for this situation, we know that there are many questions and concerns on your mind. We hope that the following information will help address immediate concerns.
Please remember that this situation is new to everyone, not just to students and faculty and staff, but also for universities, the NCAA, athletics leagues, FBLA, the College Board…the list goes on and on.
Each of these organizations is working right now to provide solutions to our disrupted school year. We are monitoring all of these organizations and will update you when we learn of their plans.
Meanwhile, this is what we know…
(originally posted March 13 - 5:00 pm)
What if I need to talk to a faculty or staff member?
Teachers, staff and administration will all continue to be available to students and families via email and Schoology messaging. Please do not hesitate to reach out to any of us with your concerns or questions.
Will the school building be open?
The school building will be closed to students, parents, and the general public. Faculty and staff will continue to work both at the school and from home as they deliver the curriculum online, or provide other school services. Staff are rotating in and out so that we can limit our exposure and practice social distancing.
If you have left personal possessions at the school, please contact us so that we can give you access.
Will we continue to have athletic practices and hold co-curricular meetings and events?
No. Athletic practices, co-curricular meetings, and all competitions are cancelled until school resumes at the earliest.
Should I get together with friends to study or socialize?
No. All close social interactions run the risk of spreading COVID-19. We aim to help prevent the spread of the virus, not only for your health, but for the health of your loved ones and those in our community with fragile immune systems. This complies with the directives of the CDC, the Governor of Washington, and the Archdiocese of Seattle.
I am scheduled to take the SAT. Is it cancelled or postponed?
Check this link to see if your test center has closed: test center closure page
What should I do if my test is canceled?
You will receive a refund of all registration fees, and you can register for a future test date.
- If your test center is closed, SAT will work to schedule a makeup exam. If that’s not possible, you will receive a refund and you can register for a future test date.
- The next SAT administrations are planned for May 2 and June 6.
What about the ACT?
According to the ACT website, “ACT continues to closely monitor the situation regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19), with the safety of examinees and testing staff being our top priority. In making decisions regarding ACT test centers for our upcoming April test date, ACT is consulting with local government and school officials to make the appropriate decisions. If any test centers for the April test date are closed, ACT will notify impacted students and test center coordinators directly, as well as post and update information regarding the closures on this website.”
Will we still hold AP testing?
UPDATE MARCH 16: The AP Program is developing resources to help schools support student learning during extended closures, as well as a solution that would allow students to test at home, depending on the situation in May. Additional information will be posted by March 20.
AP exams begin in May, when we hope to be returned to school. Continue to prepare for your exams with the expectation that they will go forward as planned. Should AP plans change, we will let you know.
ACT Aspire testing is scheduled for April 24. Are we still holding that test?
We are currently working with ACT to determine if we can reschedule the Aspire test.
What is going to happen with FBLA SBC?
Under the new state mandate, SBC cannot be held in April. However, Washington FBLA is working to reschedule the conference closer to the end of the school year. We do not yet know if this will be possible, but will keep you informed.
What are we doing about the National Honor Society Induction?
The NHS Induction ceremony is cancelled. However, we will work to reschedule the ceremony as soon as possible.
What’s going to happen to the Junior Retreat?
The Junior Retreat is a very important part of our faith formation. It is a priority for JPII to reschedule the retreat if at all possible. We will keep you informed.
I am a senior? Will this affect graduation exercises?
We anticipate graduation exercises will go forward as planned. However, this is a rapidly evolving situation, and further alterations to our school schedule may be necessary. Please keep up to date through JPII’s regular communications channels.
Community Service Hours
If you have completed your community service hours, congratulations. If you have not, we will be working with you to extend the allotted time for completion.
I take a Greenways Class. What is happening with their online learning?
We do not yet know. We are working to get into contact with Greenways to determine if they are still moving forward with the semester.