COVID-19

Catholic Memorial High School’s (CMH) campus is closed in response to the COVID-19 outbreak in Wisconsin, but students continue to thrive in a virtual learning environment! Our business operations are also open! Staff members are available to assist you from remote locations. (Please refer to our Faculty and Staff listing for contact information.) Our top priority remains the health and safety of our CMH community. We are continuing to follow the guidelines and recommendations of the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and State and Federal governments. We look forward to returning to our building as soon as it is deemed safe to do so.

Academic Plan

Our students continue to rise during these unprecedented times! School is in session and learning continues through a number of online platforms and other resources. Our extraordinary faculty adapted quickly to a virtual instruction environment, developing creative remote learning options to ensure the continued academic success of every student. They are utilizing a number of online platforms that allow for class instruction as well as efficient teacher-student communication.

During this period of remote learning, we continue to expect a high standard of conduct from our students and staff, and adherence to our eight core values known as the Memorial Way: Memorial, Faith, Trust, Respect, Inclusiveness, Professionalism, Excellence and Caritas in Omnibus.

Spring/Easter Breaks

To ensure continuity of learning during this unprecedented time, we have adjusted our calendar in regard to Spring Break and Easter Observation. Spring Break has been moved to March 30-April 4. In observation of Holy Week and Easter Sunday, the students will have a four-day Easter break from April 10 (Good Friday) through Monday, April 13 (Holy Monday.) This adjustment will provide for more continuous learning for our students as they prepare for end of year assessments.

CMH Offices

All CMH Administrative Offices are closed but school staff are working remotely to ensure the best possible service to our families and prospective families.
  • Business Operations: Business operations will continue remotely to the best extent possible, but the building is closed as of March 18 at 5 p.m. The best way to reach our staff is through email.
  • Admissions Office: Our recruitment and admissions activity continue. Prospective students can apply online and register over the phone. For information/questions about:
  • Counseling Office: CMH Counseling services remain available during this time. Please contact your student’s counselor by email.
    • Incoming Students: Students planning on attending Catholic Memorial High School next year, and who have applied and been accepted, but who have not yet registered for classes can do so by phone. Please contact Chris Benyousky.

Athletics

Consistent with Governor Evers' Executive Order and the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA) guidelines, all athletics have been suspended. This includes, but is not limited to training, practices, scrimmages, and contests on or off campus. We will resume athletic activities as soon as we are advised it is safe to do so by the CDC, State and Federal authorities and the WIAA.

School Events

All school sponsored events and trips on or off campus have been postponed. It is our goal to reschedule as many of these as possible once it is safe to do so.

Faith Formation

At times like these, more than ever, it is important that we all lean on our faith, steadfast in our belief that our Lord has us in the palm of his hand. We bring faith into our virtual school every day. We start with morning prayer and Fr. John Gibson continues his video series (posted to the CMH Facebook page). Both he and our Campus Minister, Claire Hoffmeyer, provide various resources to families which are shared in communications with families throughout the week. We have provided a list of service opportunities that can be done remotely. Many of our favorite liturgical events have been postponed but planning continues, and we look forward to celebrating together soon.

Frequently Asked Questions

List of 9 items.

  • How long with CMH be closed?

    CMH is following the guidelines and recommendations of the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and State and Federal governments as they continue to monitor the spread of the virus. We will resume on-campus instruction as soon as it is deemed safe to do so.
  • How are students learning during this time?

    The faculty at CMH has worked hard to develop creative remote learning options for all students. They are utilizing a number of online platforms that allow for class instruction as well as efficient teacher-student communication. Students are following an alternate day schedule for sending in assignments, adding to a discussion or some other activity. On Mondays and Wednesdays, students submit work for Math, Science, Theology, Art, Music, PE and Health classes. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, students submit work for Social Studies, English/Literature, World Languages, Business and Engineering classes. On Fridays, students are expected to be doing work as given to them by their teachers, but only late, missing or optional work is required to be submitted on that day.
  • Has any student or faculty/staff member at CMH been diagnosed with COVID-19?

    At this time, we do not have any confirmed cases of COVID-19 at CMH.
  • Does this closure extend to all events, even if they are not held at school?

    Yes. All CMH events, both on campus and off, have been cancelled. It is our hope that we will be able to reschedule key events for our students.
  • Will graduation be cancelled?

    At this point in time there is no plan to alter graduation. This remains a very fluid and unpredictable situation. We will be continually monitoring the situation and make decisions as necessary in the days and weeks ahead.
  • Will Spring Break change?

    Yes, in order to minimize the disruption to learning for our students and prepare them for end of year exams, we have made the decision to shift spring break from the scheduled April 10-17 timeframe to March 30-April 3.
  • How will the Easter Holiday be observed?

    In observation of Holy Week and Easter Sunday, the students will have a four-day Easter break from April 10 (Good Friday) through Monday, April 13 (Holy Monday).
  • Will the school year be extended? And, if so, for how long?

    At this time the Wisconsin Department of Instruction (DPI) has indicated they will likely issue waivers to schools regarding the required number of instructional days/hours in light of the coronavirus outbreak. They have not shared the details of the waivers. We are carefully tracking student attendance and participation in remote learning so that we are prepared to demonstrate ongoing learning during this time.
  • How is technology being supported during this time? Where can my student go for help?

    For the most immediate support with IT needs and password resets please contact Andy Nordin directly.  You can email Andy at technology@catholicmemorial.net or by calling our main number 262-542-7101 and choose option 2.  Andy will ask a security question to authenticate your account.  Andy is answering calls during a typical school day from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Please use the telephone number for password resets for the most immediate response.

A Prayer to Our Lady

O Mary, full of grace, Patroness of this nation and Mother of the Church, in this time of illness and worldwide need we seek your intercession for the human family before your Son’s throne of grace and mercy.

We ask for strength in adversity, health in weakness, and comfort in sorrow. Help us, O Blessed Mother, to be filled with confidence and trust in the tender compassion of our God.

Let us not be afraid, like our own Saint Marianne Cope, who entrusted her life and ministry among the outcasts of society into the care of our Divine Physician.

Continue to watch over all who are sick as well as those who care for them and give wisdom to all who are seeking a cure.

We ask this through Christ, our Lord. Amen.

Our Lady of Memorial, Pray for Us!

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