Marian Covid-19 Community Resource Page

 

Spiritual Resources

JOIN US IN PRAYER EACH MORNING 
Staying connected during this pandemic is and will continue to be a difficult task for our Community. Our daily prayer, said each morning at 7:50 AM on the button, was an important way for all of us to connect; and we have resolved not to allow our building closure to prevent us from praying together. So, we encourage you to join us in prayer each weekday morning when you receive a robocall from Marian. Of course, this medium is less than ideal, but we hope you'll stop wherever you are when the call comes in and take a moment to reflect, knowing that your Community is doing the same. These daily prayers will be archived here.

ARCHBISHOP VIGNERON & THE AOD OFFER THEIR GUIDANCE
Archbishop Vigneron and the Archdiocese of Detroit have issued 10 Guideposts for Christians in the Time of the Coronavirus Pandemic as well as other useful resources in order to help us continue to unleash the Gospel.

LIVE STATIONS OF THE CROSS FOR THE MARIAN COMMUNITY
On Wednesday, April 1 at 11:30 AM, Marian hosted live Stations of the Cross during which we virtually visited and prayed at each Station of the Cross. This live service was hosted through Zoom and you can view it any time right here.
You may also complete the devotional exercise of praying at each of the 14 stations of the cross any time by following one of these links.

JOIN THE CHURCH IN CELEBRATING LENT
Through the Catholic Television Network of Detroit (CTND), the Archdiocese of Detroit continues to offer us a means by which to celebrate mass together. Click here for the broadcast details for AOD masses that are available via live stream or on demand. In addition, Bishop Gerard Battersby invites us all to join him in praying the Rosary every Wednesday at 7 PM. Click here to join this live event.

MARIAN'S MISSION TRIP FAMILIES NEED YOUR HELP DURING THIS CRISIS
Every February, Marian students travel to Guatemala to work with International Samaritan serving families who live in the squalor of the trash dump communities there. These families' living conditions make them particularly susceptible to the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. In order to help stave off rapid spread of the virus, International Samaritan is providing a month's worth of food and supplies to the 127 families they serve. Please click here to make a donation to this very worthy cause.

A TIME FOR PRAYER
In this tumultuous time, please consider displaying an act of devotion to our God by praying a novena. A novena is a set of prayers said at the same time each day over a nine-day period. There are several types of novenas, but a petition novena in which we ask God for a resolution to this pandemic is most appropriate now. Be sure to recite or keep in your heart this intention before each day’s novena prayers which should be said at the same time each day. While there are many novenas with many different series of prayers, the set of prayers below has been suggested for the AOD Community by Maureen Miscavish of St. Mary Catholic School in Mt. Clemens. Thank you for joining us in prayer.

Memorare
Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection, implored your help, or sought your intercession was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, I fly unto you, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother. To you I come, before you, I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in your clemency hear and answer me. Amen.

St. Michael's Prayer
St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. 
Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil. 
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, 
O Prince of the heavenly hosts by the power of God, 
thrust into hell Satan, and all the evil spirits, 
who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

Glory Be
Glory Be, to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,
world without end. Amen
 

Health Resources

HELP PREVENT THE SPREAD OF MISINFORMATION
Aside from the physical dangers associated with the spread of COVID-19, we must also be wary of the spread of misinformation. To that end, Marian has compiled a list of vetted resources for families. Please click here to access this list on the Marian Community Resource pages, use these resources to get informed and up-to-date, and help us prevent the spread of misinformation in our Community.
 
SOCIAL DISTANCING, SELF-MONITORING, SELF-QUARANTINE, AND ISOLATION
Amidst our efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19, it is important that we all do our part! That means we need to know what to do and when. NPR has published an excellent article to that end, and the content is summarized here. In any scenario, people who think that they might have contracted this novel coronavirus should call their doctor, local hospital, or public health department for guidance.

Mental Health Resources

One of the most difficult parts of this ordeal is the impact that it may have on our children’s mental health. Please click here for mental health resources that have been prepared by our administration.

LIVE MEDITATION FOR THE MARIAN COMMUNITY
Throughout the school year, Marian implemented a 3-minute meditation of reflective music immediately following our pledge and prayer once per week. The purpose of meditation is to calm the body and mind, something that may prove very useful in this time of our COVID-19 shutdown. Every Friday morning at 11:30 AM we'll meditate together.

The following two links are to guided meditations that you might find helpful. The first is a simple 5-minute generic meditation, while the second is a 10-minute Christian meditation. May they be a source of inner peace during these trying times.

Community Resources

MARIAN SUPPORTS SMALL BUSINESS
This directory is a collection of local businesses who have elected to share their information.
 
WXYZ SALUTES OUR SENIOR BASKETBALL PLAYERS!
Click here for the story; and special thanks to Mr. Swain for his efforts in getting this spot produced!

GOVERNER'S ADDRESS TO THE STATE 
Governer Whitmer outlined the efforts that the state has taken and is planning to take to slow the spread of COVID-19. Of note was the remark that "everyone can help out." To that end, all Michiganders are encouraged to navigate to this website where citizens can volunteer their services.

A CALL FOR MASKS
While staying at home during this crisis, it can be difficult to find ways to live our Lenten desire to do acts of charity. Marian’s sponsors, the IHM Congregation, has a critical need, and you can help the women who founded our school and with whose mission we live in the Marian Community. These are the details from the Sisters.

If you know your way around a sewing machine or can act as a sewer’s “sous chef” helper, the IHM SLC health care, housekeeping and maintenance staffs at the Motherhouse need masks to wear during their shifts. A YouTube video can demonstrate, and below are some simple tips to follow.
  • Use 100% cotton fabric and 100% cotton thread.
  • Pre-wash fabric in hot water and dry hot so that the material shrinks before you sew instead of after you complete the project.
  • Instead of elastic over the ears, please use fabric ties that will be tied behind their head. The fabric ties withstand the daily sanitization process better than elastic.
  • If possible, make one side of the mask with one color fabric and the other side another color. This will distinguish what side they were wearing it on.
Please mail completed masks to Tricia Diehl at the Motherhouse: 610 W. Elm Ave., Monroe, MI 48162. In advance, “spools of gratitude” to you for willingness to participate in this project! Marian families who participate in this project are encouraged to snap a photo and send it to Mr. Louis-Prescott.

Special thanks go out to the Michel family (Veronica '23) and Kids' Choice Apparel for their immediate response to this call and their donation of 250 masks to the IHM Congregation!

Special thanks also go out to the Fisher family (Erin Higdon '21) who posted a shipment of masks to the IHM Motherhouse last week.

SUPPORT OUR HEALTH CARE HEROES
During this global crisis, we rely more on our health care workers than ever; and there are two easy ways that the Marian Community can show its support for the tireless efforts of our doctors, nurses, therapists, first responders, and all workers on the front lines of this pandemic. Please consider one or both of these gestures.
  • White Ribbon Project. Sponsored by Henry Ford Health System, simply display a white ribbon either outside your home or in your front window to support COVID-19 first responders. Click here for an image, or create your own.
  • Home Beams for Health Care Teams. Beaumont Health has put a spin on their Moonbeams for Sweet Dreams initiative. Starting March 31 at 8 PM, you can participate by stepping outside your front door and pointing a lit flashlight toward your nearest hospital. You can also swap out your normal porch light bulb for a blue one or hang blue ribbons outside your home to support our health care heroes.

Marian's Response to Covid-19

  • Marian’s campus, including the Front Office, is closed to visitors until further notice. As we perform a deep cleaning and thorough sanitation of the building, neither parents nor students may enter the building until further notice.
  • Marian classes have moved to a distance learning format as of Monday, March 23, 2020 and will continue through the end of the school year.
  • All members of the Marian Community are invited to watch a video memo from Mr. Jeff Zajac, Assistant Head of School, and Mrs. Stacey Cushman, Academic Dean, addressing what we've learned from our first week of Distance Learning and how Marian is planning for the future.  PLEASE CLICK HERE.
  • Many of your general academic questions will be answered by our Guidance News. Click here to learn about grades, revised plans for testing, etc. 
  • All live co-curricular activities (athletics, clubs, teams, etc.) have been canceled. Other Marian events / meetings may have been cancelled, postponed, plans are yet to be determined, or have been rescheduled. Click here for all such event updates.
  • When appropriate, non-athletic, co-curricular organizations continue to convene electronically and pursue ministry projects.
  • The Marian Faculty and Staff will respond to email messages in a timely manner for the duration of this building closure, and messages left with the Front Office will be forwarded to the appropriate recipient.
  • All electronic resources (assignments, links, handouts, etc.) necessary for our distance learning format were be made available on Unified Classroom/PowerSchool Class Pages for each class in which our students are enrolled.
  • Marian is using a partially synchronous daily schedule for distance learning that provides opportunities for live, regular class meetings and teacher office hours.
  • Our Daily Email serves as the primary correspondence piece between Marian and our families. Publication of the Weekly Bulletin and Marian Journal has been suspended.
  • Marian students, faculty, and staff continue to connect through initiatives such as our Community Collage, weekly student check-ins, Guidance Department Zoom meetings, live meditation and prayer, campus ministry projects, and video memos from the faculty and staff.

Academic Resources

DISTANCE LEARNING
Click here for important information from our Academic Dean, Mrs. Stacey Cushman.
 
SUPERINTENDENT OF CATHOLIC SCHOOLS RESPONDS TO WHITMER'S ORDER
Click here for a letter from Mr. Kevin Kijewski in response to Governor Whitmer's order suspending face-to-face learning for the remainder of the school year.
 
GUIDANCE NEWS
Marian’s Guidance department has prepared answers to many of your questions. Please click here for Guidance News which addresses …
 
·     Communication with Counselors
·     End of 3rd Quarter / Grades
·     Testing – ACT & Pre-ACT
·     Testing – AP
·     Schedules for Next Year – Move-Up Tests
·     Time Management
·     Coping with Uncertainty

Community Support for Marian

We would like to thank you & the staff for doing an incredible job under these unprecedented times! May God bless you & keep you healthy & safe.
    - Parent of a current Marian freshman and junior

 
Marian is doing a fabulous job and we love and appreciate you all!!
    - Parent of a current Marian freshman

 
Thank you for all your efforts during the Coronavirus crisis.  You and your staff are doing an excellent job keeping things as normal as possible and making sure the students stay focused. Teachers have done a great job of providing an appropriate workload and adequate time for questions / instruction. We have a son in 7th grade at public school, it’s very apparent that Marian is light years ahead of the curve in terms of being prepared and able to handle the current situation.
    - Parent of a current Marian junior

 
Thank you for the new daily email communication, I have found it to be very helpful especially given the current circumstances.
    - Parent of a current Marian junior

Marian High School

7225 Lahser Road Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301
PHONE: (248) 644-1750
Marian High School, an IHM sponsored school, is fully accredited by NCA CASI, an accrediting division of AdvancED.

Marian is a Catholic college preparatory school for young women, sponsored by the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

The mission of Marian is to ensure, within a Christian environment, an excellent education built on a strong academic curriculum, which will enable young women to value human diversity and live responsible lives of leadership and action based on gospel values.

An enduring tradition: guiding young women spiritually, challenging them academically, and inspiring them to a life of leadership and service.