We Are Praying For Our Country and All Those Impacted By This Pandemic
Chesterton Academy of Buffalo has suspended all on-campus student activities through June 12th. Distance Learning between faculty and students will continue until further notice. Additional information will be sent directly to families on a weekly basis from faculty and the Headmaster.
Chesterton Academy of Buffalo and the Chesterton Network of schools is tracking news and information about the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). This is a quickly evolving situation; please check this page regularly for updates. As always, the health and safety of our students and staff is our highest priority, and we will remain vigilant in our efforts to help prevent the spread of illness.
For any families who are planning to travel soon, we encourage you to follow the CDC’s information for travel. In addition, New York State has established a Corona virus Hotline, which can provide additional information.
It is important to note that when we reopen in the Fall, we will naturally social distance and will eliminate the need to reimagine our school classrooms due to the fact that we have, on average, a 10 to 1 Student/Teacher Ratio. We will be taking steps to ensure our new school will be sterilized and cleaned from top to bottom upon reopening.
Distance Learning Success
Chesterton Academy of Buffalo is very pleased with the success of our Distance Learning program that was developed during this unchartered pandemic. Our teachers and staff continue to work tirelessly to maintain personal connections with our students via zoom meetings, emails and phone conferences. We are extremely happy to have been able to maintain our rigorous academic standards while providing the necessary academic, technical, personal and spiritual support our students and families needed throughout this transition to 100% Distance Learning.
Thriving in the Time of Corona
By Andrew Youngblood, Director of Curriculum and Instruction
Things were moving along fine. We were assisting the network schools as they worked towards accreditation; we were starting new initiatives to increase collaboration among teachers from various schools; we were getting ready for our Juniors to travel to Rome on pilgrimage.
That last item is what started the ball rolling. Whispers were getting louder and louder that a pilgrimage to Rome in mid-March would not be possible because of the new virus. A week before the students were scheduled to leave, the executive committee of the Chesterton Schools Network held a meeting, and we decided to cancel the trip. It was Wednesday, March 4.