Message from the Principal’s Office

BACK TO SCHOOL – August 13, 2020

Greatness is Calling!

Go, Irish!

Dear Parents, 

We are very excited to get our students on campus!  As many of you know, the Marion County Health Department announced last week that high schools must go to 50% capacity to start the school year. This recommendation is an effort to provide for more social distancing in light of COVID-19.  However, because Cathedral High School is fortunate to have a vast 40-acre campus with three buildings, we feel confident that we can create a safe environment for our students and educators. An engineering study of our campus finds we have a school capacity of 2,363. At an enrollment of 1,030, we easily meet the 50% capacity rule while having all of our students on campus.  We are still waiting to hear from the Marion County Health Department regarding our waiver to have all students on campus. Our Academic Task Force has created a hybrid model and is ready to implement it if the Marion County Health Department mandates we do so.  

As communicated yesterday, we remain committed to starting the school year on Thursday, August 13.  However, we will build to capacity by only allowing half of the student body on campus for the first two days. This will enable students and parents to understand the new traffic flow clearly.  Having fewer on campus will also allow us to train students on how they will transition through the halls with new COVID procedures.  We will spend the first two days discussing new COVID safety procedures and policies, so it will be crucial for students to be in class in person or virtually.   

On Thursday, August 13
– Freshmen and Seniors will be on campus*
– Sophomores and Juniors will participate in virtual learning at home.  

On Friday, August 14
– Sophomores and Juniors will be on campus*
– Freshmen and Seniors will participate in virtual learning at home.  

Please CLICK HERE to review student expectations when participating in at-home learning. 

We understand that this transition to bring students on campus may cause an inconvenience. Please know this change is only for the first two days of school and is being implemented to ensure the safety of our students, families, and educators.

Monday, August 17
ALL STUDENTS ON CAMPUS, and we will begin with Day 1 of our regular seven-day rotation. 

The first-semester rotation can be found on the semester one schedule.  Specific start and dismissal times can be found on the day 1-7 Daily Schedule.  As in past years, days 2 and 5 will be late arrival days (8:50 a.m.), and days 1,3,4,6,7 will be a normal start time (7:50 a.m.).  Any special schedules or start times will be communicated to students and parents several days in advance.

We know there is a lot to digest right now, and our directives to comply with the health department change daily.  We will continue to do our best to share information promptly.

Also, please remember we are partners in this process. It is critical that your child does a self- health check each morning. *If your child is not feeling well and believes he/she has been exposed to COVID, please keep your student home. By taking steps to protect our community members, we can continue to be together in community on the Hill.

We are grateful for your patience and grace to navigate these unchartered waters. We know that greatness is calling our students back to campus, and we have all intentions to educate our students’ hearts and minds safely! Thank you for your support!  

Please continue to pray for those directly impacted by COVID-19, and for a safe and productive school year!

Class of 2024 Lughnasa

We can’t wait to see the Class of 2024 at Lughnasa this Saturday, August 8! Read More

New Student Walk Through

All new students are required to participate in the New Student Walkthrough on Wednesday, August 12 from 8-10 a.m. Read More

Textbook Ordering

The online bookstore is now open!

Cathedral has teamed up with EdTech for our online bookstore. Read More

School Lunches

In effort to reduce the congregation of students, lunch will look very different this year.  We are asking that students bring a packed lunch each day that they will eat in their classrooms. Read More

Yearbook Portrait Information

Students in all four grades will have their yearbook portraits taken during the school day on either Aug. 31 or Sept. 1 depending on when their Religion, Peer Mentoring or IB Theory of Knowledge class meets. Read More

 Parent/Student Theatre Info Zoom Party Aug. 17 at 6p.m.

Due to the restrictions of having large group gatherings, CaTheatre is having a Zoom call out “party” for all parents and students interested in how we are keeping theatre alive during COVID. Read More

Ceramic Art Still on Campus

Attention to parents of students who took any level of Ceramics last spring:  Please contact Sara Greene directly via email at to arrange the pick-up of all artwork. Read More

Student Masks

Masks are in for the 2020/21 school year! Each student will receive one Cathedral mask that they can wear this year. Read More
Friendly tip to keep you healthy – regularly wash your mask! Health officials are seeing an increase in infections around the mouth when people do not clean their mask and wash their face.

Planning for the 2020/2021 School Year

One of the most important things I have learned through this pandemic is that things are ever-changing. Read More

Please Join the Campus Beautification Group!!

Cathedral is starting a Campus Beautification Group to help Cathedral stay beautiful and provide an outlet for the love of gardening. Read More

Important Information for Student-athletes and Their Parents

There are three phases to our return to play.  These are guidelines that have been handed to us and adapted by the Indiana Department of Education and the IHSAA.  Please CLICK HERE to review important details of these phases. Read More

Parking Passes

Due to construction on campus, parking needed to be reconfigured for students and staff.  Seniors and Juniors should have received an email this week on how to receive a student parking permit. 

Cathedral Mother’s Club Used Uniform Donations

Time to clean out those closets and help the Cathedral Mother’s Club!  We are excited to announce our used uniform drop off dates: Read More

Back To School Shopping

The first day of school will be here before we know it, so start your back to school shopping at the Cathedral Spirit Shop! Get your uniform polos and sweatshirts on campus! Read More

Summer Reading

Cathedral’s English Department promotes reading year-round, and all grade levels are responsible for choosing one book from the Summer Reading List to buy, read, and annotate by the first day of school. Read More

Camp Cathedral has LIVE CAMPS offered in July! 

Are you looking for your children to brush up on their writing skills or learn more about a particular STEM area? Perhaps you want them to work on their athletic abilities and maintain their edge competitively? Maybe you are merely seeking an opportunity to get out of the house and have some fun? Read More

Campus Facility News – Updated News (7/30/20)

We are excited to share that demo work has begun as the first step in the construction process for Cathedral’s Innovation Center!  Below is a construction calendar that we will keep updated to ensure that you are aware of how this will impact our campus in the coming year. Read More

2020 Yearbook Distribution Information

Based on when the yearbook plant in Kansas City resumes production, the 2020 Cathedran yearbook is scheduled for distribution in August. Read More

2020/2021 Calendar

***PLEASE note there have been changes made in February***

We have finalized the 2020/2021 calendar. Click this link to view important dates in our academic schedule. Read More

Happenings in Our Schools, Parishes, and Community Organizations

Cathedral loves to support our schools, parishes, and community organizations.  See what’s happening in our area below. Read More