Students walk through the SSM parade field with masks

As a global learning community, Shattuck-St. Mary’s School has been constantly monitoring the rapidly changing COVID-19 situation throughout the world to help protect and support all students, employees, alums, their families, and the communities our SSM family live in.

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Important Announcements & Updates

  • March 11, 2021
    Spring Term schedule updates for on-campus students were shared with all families in preparation for their return from Spring Break and the beginning of the final term of 2020-21 school year. Important Spring Term documents follow:
    Special Schedule for Tuesday, March 16, 2021
    Spring Term Daily Schedule
    Spring Term Dress Code
    Meal Schedule March 15-21, 2021
  • February 26, 2021
    School shares updated academic plan for Spring Term, including a return to more in-person classes.
  • February 12, 2021
    School shares Commencement updates with Seniors and Senior parents.
  • February 5, 2021
    School shares summaries of Town Hall meetings with Head of School, covering general reminders, COVID-19 updates, end-of-year updates, and spring break travel reminders.
  • January 11, 2021
    Students return to campus from Winter Break and classes resume January 12th in our distance learning model for the first week. Hybrid learning model will begin the week of January 18th.
  • November 17, 2020
    School shares plan to transition to distance learning and an internal athletic model in response to Governor Walz’s renewed restrictions for the state of Minnesota due to the number of rising cases. 
  • November 13, 2020
    School reminds families of safety guidelines for day student families and visiting boarding student parents, as well as the updated plans for fall final exams and winter break travel.
  • November 10, 2020
    School shares how rising cases in the state and country might impact hybrid classes, athletic events, and upcoming holiday travel and gatherings.
  • October 22, 2020
    School shares some adjustments to COVID-19 policies around mealtime socialization, student activities, and larger gatherings in response to student and employee concerns about isolation, and emotional, mental, physical health.
  • September 22, 2020
    Parents are sent information about travel off-campus for upcoming Thanksgiving and Winter Breaks.
  • September 9, 2020
    School shares enhancements to COVID-19 response team and on-campus testing capabilities, in addition to Sports Complex spectator restrictions. The Sports Complex remains closed to the general public, including for Dome walking and rink rentals.
  • September 2, 2020
    Head of School, Matt Cavellier, updates families on status of on-campus safety measure compliance.
  • August 28, 2020
    Welcome message from Associate Head of School, Courtney Cavellier, about important reminders for the start of school, symptom decision trees, and specific day-student information for the first two weeks of online learning.
  • August 26, 2020
    Assistant Head of School for Academics, Karen Scheel, holds Zoom informational meeting with all students starting the year at a distance.
  • August 21, 2020
    School provides clarifications on “rapid testing.”
  • August 20, 2020
    Reminders were shared regarding required COVID-19 testing prior to arrival and guidance for families attending the final registration days.
  • August 14, 2020
    Important changes to the COVID-19 testing requirements shared with SSM students and families.
  • August 13, 2020
    Updates in schedules and policies shared with students and families for the second round of registration beginning on August 17th.
  • August 3, 2020
    SSM students and families receive detailed information regarding registration days, future family visits, and important guidelines for throughout the school year. 
  • July 31, 2020
    Matt Cavellier, Head of School, shares important expectations to the SSM community as students, families, faculty, and staff prepare to come back to campus. 
  • July 25, 2020
    Minnesota Governor Tim Walz announces Executive Order 20-81, stating that “people in Minnesota are required to wear a face covering in all public indoor spaces and businesses, unless alone.”
  • July 15, 2020
    Shattuck-St. Mary’s releases statement regarding the United States government reversal of its Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency’s plans to prevent international students from being in the U.S. if their educational institution were to provide online instruction only.
  • July 13, 2020
    Shattuck-St. Mary’s releases Safely Through the Arch plan addressing what the year ahead will look like in detail. 
  • July 10, 2020
    Students and parents receive FAQ addressing some of the most common questions asked in regards to the upcoming 2020-21 school year. 
  • June 15, 2020
    Shattuck-St. Mary’s School announces to students, parents, faculty, and staff the plan for returning to campus in the fall. 
  • May 28-30, 2020
    SSM hosts virtual Reunion events.
  • May 27, 2020
    Shattuck-St. Mary’s School announces to students, parents, faculty, and staff potential scenarios for returning to campus in the fall. 
  • May 25, 2020
    Designated SSM employees return to work following state guidelines and SSM COVID-19 policies.
  • May 20-22, 2020
    SSM hosts Upper School Awards, Middle School Awards, 9th Grade Moving Up Ceremony, and Commencement for the Class of 2020.
  • April 8, 2020
    Shattuck-St. Mary’s School extends distance learning through the end of the 2019-2020 school year. All campus academic and Sports Complex facilities will remain closed as well.
  • March 25, 2020
    In accordance with the Minnesota Emergency Executive Order to Stay at Home, the SSM campus - including the Sports Complex - will be closed to everyone but essential employees beginning Friday, March 27 at 11:59 p.m. CST through at least May 4, 2020.
  • March 23, 2020
    Shattuck-St. Mary’s School begins its first week of distance learning.
  • March 17, 2020
    To further protect the community, the SSM Sports Complex will be closed to all patrons through at least April 14, 2020. Normal business will be handled via email and phone during this time. Please contact Cale Politoski, Sports Complex Manager at [email protected] for questions regarding future building rentals, etc.
  • March 12, 2020
    In conjunction with the SSM Board of Trustees, the School announced the decision to start transitioning all classes to distance learning through April 30th. While continuing to monitor the situation, SSM will make a decision by April 13th to either extend distance learning for the remainder of the academic year or return to School.

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