Information on COVID-19

FALL 2021

The Director of the Diocese of Pittsburgh Catholic Schools shared this document.

View the SJHS Health and Safety Plan as well as a COVID-19 Flowchart.

WINTER 2020/21

January 14 - The Pittsburgh Diocese Director of Catholic Schools shared these two documents:  Letter from Director and FAQ Document.

FALL 2020

November 30 - As SJHS prepares to return from Thanksgiving break, we have a number of staff members out (Non-COVID-related). Due to the substitute teacher shortage, students will be 100% remote from Tuesday, December 1 through Friday, December 4, and will return to classrooms for in-person learning on Monday, December 7.

Teachers will report to their classrooms for remote instruction this week since faculty absences are non-COVID circumstances. Please click on the link below for the student policy for remote learning and the 47 minute bell schedule. There will be no Mass this week.


Our athletic schedules remain unchanged at this time. Our Valos Christmas Candy Sale continues at this time. More information will be communicated in the days ahead. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding with the need to move to remote learning this week.

November 25 - The Diocese of Pittsburgh Director of Catholic Schools shared this letter with our students and families

November 16 - The Pittsburgh Diocese Director of Catholic Schools shared these two documents:  Second Quarter Update for the Catholic School Community and Catholic Schools COVID FAQ.

November 11 -COVID-19 Travel Update

It is important to note that if your family is planning to travel outside of Pennsylvania to an area where there are a high number of COVID-19 cases, your student will be required to quarantine at home for 14 days upon returning to SJHS for in-person classes, athletics and extra-curriculars. Students who travel outside the Commonwealth can attend remote classes through the 14-day quarantine.  We require that parents contact the office to communicate remote learning days for their student.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation to help our school community stay healthy and help to mitigate risks to others.

Please visit the Pennsylvania Department of Health COVID-19 Information For Travelers for a comprehensive list of states with high COVID-19 cases and risks:

August 28 - The SJHS Health and Safety Plan has been updated.

August 14  - This FAQ document is a compiled list of questions from families regarding SJHS opening plans released in the SJHS Health and Safety Plan.

The SJHS Athletic Health and Safety Plan contains information pertaining to sports at SJHS.

August 11 - The SJHS Healthy and Safety Plan is updated.

August 3 - The SJHS Health and Safety Plan is updated.

August 1-The Superintendent of the Pittsburgh Diocese has shared this letter with us to share with you.

The Pittsburgh Diocese has also approved the SJHS Health and Safety Plan. The Health and Safety Plan details the opening of the school and what specific safety protocols will be put in place at SJHS. This plan was originally created by the PA Department of Education and updated for our use by the Diocese of Pittsburgh. Understand this is a "living" document.  As the State Department of Education and the Diocese of Pittsburgh gives us guidance the document will change. The most up to date document will always be posted here.

We have also released a Return to School Education Plan. This document is a summary of the Health and Safety Plan. It contains highlights of the Health and Safety Plan in an easy to read format.

July 21 - Upon completion of a Health and Safety Plan all students will be able to attend school in person.  Students will have the ability to learn remotely if necessary.  The Health and Safety Plan will be shared with all families when complete.

Freshman will attend Orientation on Wednesday, August 26.

All students will begin school with a full day on Thursday, August 27.



April 24 - This letter was released from Bishop Zubik to the Diocese of Pittsburgh parish and school communities.

April 9 - Continuing his efforts to protect the health and safety of students and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Tom Wolf today announced that all schools will remain closed for the remainder of the 2019-20 academic year.   SJHS will continue with flexible instruction days for the remainder of the school year.

March 31 - Letter from the Diocese of Pittsburgh

March 24- This is the latest information from the Pennsylvania Department of Education; currently the school systems in our Commonwealth will remain closed through April 8 to stop the spread of  COVID-19. SJHS will remain closed to begin Easter break Thursday, April 9 through Monday, April 13. Teachers are scheduled to return on Tuesday, April 14  for an in-service day to prepare for their students returning to the classrooms.  SJHS will reopen on Wednesday, April 15 unless extending the closure is needed to contain the virus.

March 16 - SJHS is committed to continuing the high-quality of instructions our teachers provide to our students during flexible instruction days (FID) through remote learning Tuesday, March 17.  We ask our students to put forth quality and effort into every daily assignment they are receiving from each of their teachers through remote learning, embracing our core core values of SANCTITY, JUSTICE, HONOR and SCHOLARSHIP.  Students will use their school issued iPads or personal devices to connect to the Internet and access assignments our goal is to maintain teacher/student connections through this period of remote learning. Please click here for Remote Learning Instructions.pdf.

Students can Email their teachers with questions or concerns about that day’s assignment. We understand that the remote learning can present challenges. We ask the parents and students provide a good faith effort during these challenging and ever evolving times. Please click this link for a letter from Mrs. Jones and Ms. Bosser pertaining to academic support and school counseling services Counseling services. If any student is having difficulty with their school issued iPad please email Mrs. Minick: to communicate the problem.

March 13 Updated - The Diocese of Pittsburgh Schools Office is closing all diocesan schools (K-12) from March 16 until March 30, 2020. All faculty and staff will report to work on Monday March 16, 2020. SJHS will provide further information of our at-home learning plans for students following Monday’s Teacher In-service.  Letter from the Diocese.

March 13 - As of right now all student activities are cancelled or postponed, as appropriate, until further notice.  Students will not report to school on Monday, March 16.  Teachers will report for an in-service.

March 12 - Letter from the Diocese of Pittsburgh

March 11 - Letter from the Diocese of Pittsburgh