This page is updated as changes are made to our county and community health guidelines.
With Solano County back to the Purple Tier, in-person instruction will continue. We are not required to go back to full distance-learning unless the State of California or Solano Public Health deems it necessary. Download our latest version of our Safe Returns guidelines updated November 10, 2020.
Christmas Break and New Year Holidays
In an effort to keep our community safe, we will delay our return to in-person instruction until January 19, 2021. Teaching and learning will resume virtually from January 6-January 15. January 18th is the Martin Luther King holiday, and dual instruction (in-person and distance learning) will resume on January 19. Our hope is that this virtual learning time will allow for a quarantine period for any of our community members that may have attended gatherings over the Christmas and New Year's holiday.
October 7, 2020
Today is a big day for all of us at#SPSV. We are beginning another new chapter in education during the pandemic: dual instruction! Approximately half of our students accepted the invitation to return to our school campus for in-person instruction, while our other Bruins have chosen to remain in distance learning for the time being.
Our faith and flexibility define us as a community as we practice patience and kindness during this process. We are so proud of our faculty, staff, and students who all continue to make this year a success for everyone and keep us safe.
Here is how we are engaging each student audience:
- It is imperative that all students, faculty, and staff are screened for a temperature daily before coming to campus. If anyone displays any COVID 19 symptoms, it is mandatory that you remain at home.
- Students follow all Safe Return guidelines guidelines and are socially distanced in their classrooms.
- Bruins must bring all of their own supplies. Faculty and staff will not be able to lend supplies, and Bruins may not borrow supplies from each other.
- All Bruins must have a mask, and it is suggested they have their own hand sanitizer (rest assured, there is plenty available throughout campus).
- Faculty and staff are out at breaks to talk with students (and help them stay socially distanced).
- Faculty are engaging with students on and off campus through technology. On this first day of distance learning, teachers used iPads, laptops, tripods, wireless microphones and earpieces, Zoom, Schoology and Google slides to deliver lessons for all students--not just those in the classroom.
- We adjusted the bell schedule to continue to accommodate students at home and allow them the time necessary to get up, take a break from their learning space, and engage with others.
Video Introduction of On-Campus Safety Procedures
Our student leaders and faculty made this informative video to outline our safety procedures for this much-anticipated return to campus.
August 11, 2020
We are currently serving our students in an Advanced Distance Learning environment.
SAFE RETURN- COVID UPDATE OCTOBER 2020
Our Safe Return to Campus offers SPSV’s plans to reduce community exposure to COVID-19. In it, readers can find our mandates on cloth face coverings, social distancing, our campus-wide disinfection plans, alternative schedules and more. Download our Safe Return to Campus Guide here.
Given the evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, SPSV will update Our Safe Return to Campus when necessary. Parents, students and staff will first receive updates by email. SPSV will then post updates to the school website as quickly as possible.
Summer Message from Principal Martin to SPSV Families July 21st, 2020
Per the direction of the Diocese of Sacramento, St. Patrick-St. Vincent Catholic High School Principal and Interim President Coleen Martin closed our campus on March 12, 2020. SPSV will remain closed through the remainder of the academic year.
This campus closure includes the cancellation of planned school events, including athletics, performances, religious services, fundraisers, and field trips.
As of now, no students, faculty, or staff members have tested positive for COVID-19. The closure simply helps mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
Our 400 students and 30 faculty have successfully transitioned to distance learning. Faculty are now teaching online using a variety of technologies, many of which were already a part of their courses. Our director of technology will keep working with faculty to define best distance learning practices for our students and to explore emerging online tools. While distance learning is no substitute for the rich on-campus experience we offer, it allows our students to stay engaged in a rigorous college-preparatory curriculum.
Please pray for the health of our entire community.
A new message from Lincoln Snyder to our Catholic School Families 4.3.20
Please refer back to this page and our social media channels for further updates:
New Fund Established to Help Students of SPSV During Pandemic
Due to the quickly-evolving nature of COVID-19, many of our students and their families here at SPSV have been faced with unexpected hardship. As always, we aim to prioritize our students’ safety, personal well-being, and educational experience. However, this is difficult when worries outside of our control upend the daily lives of our students, faculty, and staff. As this situation continues to progress, we remain committed to providing the entire SPSV community a sense of solace and comfort.
To that effect, St. Patrick-St. Vincent has established the Extend Your Hand - Emergency Fund. These funds will be used to support the school’s most pressing needs, giving our community the greatest flexibility to make a real impact on those affected by the virus. This includes investing in school resources for distance learning, supporting tuition for students and their families impacted by financial hardship, and other valuable resources.
Please consider a gift to the Extend Your Hand - Emergency Fund as the SPSV community comes together to address our school’s most pressing needs. Click here for more information on the Emergency Fund.