COVID-19 & DISTANCE LEARNING

In light of the rapidly changing implications surrounding COVID-19, Xaverian has created this central page for you to find the most recent information regarding school closures, distance learning, and any other general questions and concerns you may have. Please note that updates will be made available as they happen, so please check back frequently. 

For immediate inquiry, please contact Stephanie Lorenzo P'26, Director of Communications, at slorenzo@xaverian.org, or 718-836-7100 x128. 
Information regarding the end of the school year; Class of 2020 graduation information. 

Deacon Mac’s Palm Sunday Letter - April 5 
Easter Staycation Information; Ryken and Genesis versions linked
 
Mass Reminder, WXBN information
Introduction of clubs and afterschool information
Course Selection Emails - April 1
 
Overview of what AP is planning
Counselors Available for Guidance
Last-minute reminders
Official announcement of school closure
Cancelation of weekend events; SAT cancelation
Close contact self-quarantine
Travel restrictions

Frequently Asked Questions

List of 15 frequently asked questions.

  • I need to hand in Prom payments for Junior/Senior Prom.

    Currently, Mr. Penta will be holding all checks already sent in for either the Junior or Senior prom. You do not need to mail in checks or make the original deadlines right now. We will handle payments for prom when we return to school, and as new information becomes available, we will inform you of the new payment schedule.
  •  Is there After School Tutoring?

    • Beginning Monday, March 30, our after-school tutoring program will recommence from Monday through Wednesday from 2:45-3:45. Please consult the interactive calendar at the bottom of the Xaverian Announcements page on The Harbor for the respective Zoom links to each class.
  •  What will happen with my AP exams?

    • Students in Advanced Placement classes will be sitting for the exams, albeit under different circumstances than we would have expected a month ago. AP Exams will be administered as online exams, 45 minutes in length, and will be taken on your personal devices. (Please note: AP Computer Science Principles will submit a portfolio; refer to your teacher's instructions for that exam format.)

    • Students will be tested on material that was covered through March. Your teachers will be able to answer more specific information about what curriculum will be covered on a specific exam.
     
    • College Board will be releasing the actual dates for all AP exams in the coming weeks. We will communicate exam dates to you once we have been informed.

    • College Board is offering free online review courses beginning this Wednesday, March 25. These reviews are given live by AP teachers across the country, but will be recorded so that they can be viewed at your convenience. If there is a review given at the same time as a scheduled Xaverian Zoom conference with your teachers, the Xaverian conference takes precedence. You can view the recorded reviews at another time.
  • Where can I find daily prayers and announcements?

    • Students and parents can still access daily school announcements and participate in school prayer by visiting the Xaverian Announcements page each morning. 
  • I need to speak to my guidance counselor. 

    • Xaverian is taking every step necessary to ensure that our students still maintain open lines of communication with their school counselors. If a student wishes to speak with a counselor, or a parent wishes to reach out themselves, please email the counselor directly. You can also email the Director of School Counseling, Mrs. Meghan Woods at mwoods@xaverian.org. An e-conference session, through Zoom, can be made available based on the schedules of both the student and the counselor. Our teachers have been informed to contact our school counseling department if they detect any issues or concerns on their end. 
  • What if I need to speak with my guidance counselor?

    Xaverian is taking every step necessary to ensure that our students still maintain open lines of communication with their guidance counselors. If a student wishes to speak with a counselor, or a parent wishes to reach out themselves, please email the counselor directly. You can also email the Director of School Counseling, Mrs. Meghan Woods at mwoods@xaverian.org.

    An e-conference session, through Zoom, can be made available based on the schedules of both the student and the counselor. 

    Don't hesitate to reach out!
  • When will school re-open?

    As conditions evolve, we will continue to provide you with updated information on the timeline and next steps for transitioning students back into our school building.
  • When will sports resume?

    All athletic events, including games, practices, meetings, and tryouts have been postponed indefinitely. 
  • If I need help, whom do I contact?

    For academic-related inquiries, please contact your teacher, the department chairperson, or Academic Dean / Assistant Principal. 

    For all other questions or concerns, please contact Director of Communications, Ms. Stephanie Lorenzo P'26, at 718-836-7100 x128 or at slorenzo@xaverian.org.
  • I currently do not get emails or texts from Xaverian. Help!

    If you find that you aren't getting school emails or text message notifications from school, please do the following:

    • Sign in to The Harbor, and click on your name in the upper right hand corner.
    • Click on PROFILE.
    • Here, you have the capability to add a new/edit phone numbers and digital addresses. 
    • There is nothing further you need to do; this automatically gets refreshed and you will be synced to the correct mailing lists.

    If you STILL find you are not receiving information, and your email and phone information is correct, please contact Ms. Stephanie Lorenzo P'26, Director of Communications, at slorenzo@xaverian.org or at 718-836-7100 x128 for further assistance.
  • What is the schedule? Am I following a nine period day?

    Xaverian's distance learning model does not run on a nine period, nine day cycle. Rather, we ask students and parents to check in on The Harbor frequently, as teachers will facilitate instruction in various methods that enhance the distance learning experience. 

    Moreover, a conference calendar has been instituted. We understand that classes will need time to come together in a more "live" setting. Having a conference calendar allows each class to have a time to do so, without conflicting with other classes or courses. 

    The goal of this calendar is to provide our students with a more formalized opportunity to meet with their teachers in the form of office hours for a live, interactive video chat. Outlined below is the calendar, which we will run on a three-day cycle, with three blocks per day. The blocks correspond to the class blocks as they appear on The Harbor, according to a Day 1 schedule. The 75-minute window of time affords teachers the flexibility in length and start time, but not all sessions will run for the full-time. 
     
    • When a teacher posts an invitation to a Zoom conference during the respective block, students are encouraged, but not mandated, to join the meeting
    • Teachers may also offer conference times outside of these parameters, beyond 2:15, which, too, provide OPTIONAL additional opportunities to meet with students. 
     
    Reserved
    Time
    Blue Day
    Gold Day
    Grey Day
    9:00-10:15
    Block A
    Block D
    Block G
     
     
     
     
    11:00-12:15
    Block B
    Block E
    Block H
     
     
     
     
    1:00-2:15
    Block C
    Block F
    Block I




  • I need to get something from school. What do I do?

    Currently, the school building is closed for all students, staff and faculty.
  • What are the new grading parameters set forth by Xaverian?

    In an attempt to ease concerns and pressure with the quarter ending soon, we have decided to combine quarters three and four. Beginning March 16, Xaverian, including seniors, will move to a semester grading schedule. This means that Quarter 3 and 4 will be combined. There will be no report card for Quarter 3, but rather one semester report card upon conclusion of the year. Final grades will be decided from semester 1, semester 2, midterm and final exam averages.
  • How do I set up a Zoom Account?

    Visit zoom.us, and click the sign-up button on the top-left corner. Once you have signed up for an account, you are all set!

    Zoom is Xaverian's approved online e-conferencing platform. 

Clipper Event Status

Please check back as new items are added and updated as the situation evolves. For immediate questions, please contact Ms. Stephanie Lorenzo P’26, Director of Communications, at communications@xaverian.org

Academic Student Life

AP Exams: Dates Vary; May
Regents: Canceled 
Final Exams: Canceled; grades will be averaged from semester grades.
June SAT: Canceled
Sophomore iPad Returns: Returns will happen in September 2020

Student Life

Kairos Retreats: Canceled
SCC Elections: Postponed until September
Art Show: Canceled 
Junior Ring Ceremony: Postponed until Fall 2020
MAX Spring Concert: Canceled
MAX BBQ: Canceled 
Spring Musical: Canceled
Junior Prom: Currently Postponed

Genesis Student Life

Genesis Spring Concert: Canceled
Genesis Ring Ceremony: Postponed until Fall
Genesis Father / Daughter Dance: Canceled
Genesis Art Show: Canceled
Genesis Confirmation: Waiting to hear from Diocese

Class of 2020 Events

Senior Prom: Postponed; TBD
Senior BBQ: Postponed; TBD
Baccalaureate Mass and Commencement Exercises: TBD, refer to letter from President Alesi '78
College Decision Day/College Sweatshirt Day: Friday, May 1.  

Advancement/Parent/Alumni Events:

Spring Spectacular: Canceled; online auction to begin in May
Xaverian Golf Classic: Postponed to September 21
All Hands on Deck Reunion: Canceled
 

Conference Calendar

Distance Learning Conference Calendar

Xaverian's distance learning model does not run on a nine period, nine day cycle. Rather, we ask students and parents to check in on The Harbor frequently, as teachers will facilitate instruction in various methods that enhance the distance learning experience. 

Moreover, a conference calendar will be instituted. We understand that classes will need time to come together in a more "live" setting. Having a conference calendar allows each class to have a time to do so, without conflicting with other classes or courses. 

The goal of this calendar is to provide our students with a more formalized opportunity to meet with their teachers in the form of office hours for a live, interactive video chat. Outlined below is the calendar, which we will run on a three-day cycle, with three blocks per day. The blocks correspond to the class blocks as they appear on The Harbor, according to a Day 1 schedule. The 75-minute window of time affords teachers the flexibility in length and start time, but not all sessions will run for the full-time. 
 
  • When a teacher posts an invitation to a Zoom conference during the respective block, students are expected to join the meeting; attendance will be taken. 
  • Teachers may also offer conference times outside of these parameters, beyond 2:15, which, too, provide OPTIONAL additional opportunities to meet with students. 
 
Reserved
Time
Blue Day
Gold Day
Grey Day
9:00-10:15
Block A
Block D
Block G
 
 
 
 
11:00-12:15
Block B
Block E
Block H
 
 
 
 
1:00-2:15
Block C
Block F
Block I

Helpful Links

Distance Learning Overview

  • Distance Learning Overview
    Please consult the entire Distance Learning Overview packet, compiled by Assistant Principal Vincent Raimondo '97, for more information.

Easter Break Information - The "Staycation"

Established in 1957, Xaverian is one of thirteen schools nationwide sponsored by the Xaverian Brothers.
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