Marian Covid-19 Community Resource Page

 

Spiritual Resources

MEMORIAL AND REFLECTION FOR VIOLENCE AGAINST BLACK LIVES
On Thursday, June 25 at 7 PM Marian hosted an outdoor Memorial and Reflection for Violence Against Black Lives, honoring the memory of George Floyd and all Black victims of violence and injustice. We gathered on the Marian lawn for a time of prayer and reflection. Marian was pleased to be able to offer this opportunity while adhering to Governor Whitmer's guidelines.

AOD ADDRESSES THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR
The Superintendent of Catholic Schools, Kevin Kijewski, has addressed the faithful's questions about the onset of 2020-2021 school year in August through this letter to the community.

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 encouraged you to join us in prayer each weekday morning when you received 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 are 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.
 
JOIN THE CHURCH IN ONLINE MASSES
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 LETTER FROM FATHER DOM
Marian's Chaplain, Father Dominic Macioce, has reached out to the Marian Community through the letter linked here.

MARIAN, BE A LIGHT ... WHY DO WE PRAY THE CHAPLET OF THE DIVINE MERCY?
This past Sunday was Divine Mercy Sunday. The Divine Mercy was established when Jesus revealed himself to Saint Faustina Kowalska to make us more aware of God’s love and Mercy for all people. In Mark 2:17, Jesus says to the pharisees and tax collectors, “Those who are well do not need a physician, but the sick do. I do not come to all the righteous, but sinners.” The Chaplet of the Divine Mercy is a powerful prayer since it shows how much God loves us all and wants us to trust in Him. Click here to access the Chaplet of Divine Mercy. 

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

HOW TO MANAGE A MELTDOWN
Dr. Lisa Damour, a psychologist, best-selling author, monthly New York Times columnist, and regular contributor to CBS News, provides practical guidance to children and adolescents as well as their parents. Dr. Damour recently spoke in our community where she applied her years of experience to helping parents manage a child's meltdown. Click here to learn more about how to guide your daughter through these difficult times.

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.

MARIAN'S HOME FITNESS PROGRAM 
A new Marian Home Fitness Program strives to address the need for physical activity during this largely sedentary time and has been included in the daily schedule adopted as of April 14. This program includes an optional, daily workout that students and their families can complete at home or near their home with minimal to no required equipment. Upon completion of each day's workout, students have the opportunity to report their success to the Community and share images of their prowess.

A NEW TWIST TO THE MARIAN HOME FITNESS PROGRAM!
This Friday, May 15, our Home Fitness Program goes live and will be hosted by the one and only Mrs. Iaderosa-Kozak. Mrs. I will lead the day's workout from home. Look for other faculty members to host future workouts!

A WEB EVENT FOR PARENTS, MAY 7
The Heart of the Matter Speaker and Film Series presents Dr. Lisa Damour's webinar addressing the psychological science key to understanding how stress and anxiety operate. Parents were able to register and attend this informative event.

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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3O22mqcnPI&t=122s

 
MARIAN, BE A LIGHT
Marian Junior, Lourd Lazar, is coordinating an effort with Mr. Louis-Prescott and Project Care to bring some words of positivity and encouragement to our Marian Daily Email in an item entitled Marian, Be a Light. Inspired by a Thomas Rhett song “Be a Light,” Lourd is moved by his lyrics about making a difference amid the darkness, sadness and distress in the world, including the lines: "In a world full of hate, be a light. When you do somebody wrong, make it right. Don’t hide in the dark, you were born to shine. In a world full of hate, be a light." Reflecting on these words, Lourd encourages us all to try to be the shining light that Christ calls us to be. Remember that changes do not need to be monumental to be effective. As St. Mother Theresa said: “Do small things with great love.”
 

Community Resources

CONGRATULATIONS!
Congratulations to Marian’s Class of 2020 Valedictorian, Isabella Shuniya! Each year, the Chaldean Community Foundation, Chaldean American Chamber of Commerce, and Chaldean News honors Chaldean high school and college graduates at special ceremony. Isabella was chosen amongst many candidates to speak on behalf of the Chaldean community as the Valedictorian of this event. Marian seniors Gianna Abro, Lia Barash, Kristen Denha, Lauren Hamama, and Kayla Odeesh were also recognized. Congratulations ladies…you make Marian proud! 

THANK YOU TO OUR GRADUATES' FAMILIES!
Thank you to the families of the class of 2020 for welcoming Marian's administrators to your homes this week to present diplomas to our newest graduates! All in all, we were overwhelmed with the hospitality and gratitude that you showed for these unique, social distanced celebrations. 

THANK YOU TO THE SELLKE FAMILY!
The Sellke family noticed that a couple of planters on campus were in need of sprucing up and took it upon themselves to plant them for the spring season. A huge thank you goes out to Grace Sellke '22 and her family for filling the planters at the Ferris Foyer, tennis, and front doors of the building! Thank you for the beautifully designed planters!!

OUR SENIORS SAY THANK YOU!
Some of our amazing graduates have created a video thank you for their four years at Marian. Click here and see if you can get through it without shedding a tear. Thank you for the thank you, Seniors! We love you too!

MARIAN SUPPORTS SMALL BUSINESS

This directory is a collection of local businesses who have elected to share their information.

MARIAN'S 2020 DISTINGUISHED ALUMNA
Linda Pilette Hubbard '78, will be honored as this year's Distinguished Alumna. Linda attended Michigan State University where she earned a BA in Accounting from the Eli Broad School of Business. She is president and COO of Carhartt, the first non-family member to hold the position. Before Carhartt, Linda worked as partner at Plante Moran providing audit assurance, tax and consulting services. She currently serves on the MSU Eli Broad College of Business Advisory Board. Congratulations, Linda!

CLASSROOM SPOTLIGHTS 
  • This article shines a light on the great things that are happening in Marian classrooms. Today, that light shines on Mrs. Bailey's Art classroom where her students' art work is on display in two virtual art shows. Click here to see the art work from our Honors and College Prep classes and here for the work of our AP students. Great job, ladies!

  • Marian alumna Morgan Garmo '15, who works for Gallagher Insurance, Risk Management, and Consulting as an Associate Producer, shared an highly informative and engaging presentation about insurance and consumer decision-making with Mrs. Roland's Honors Economics students. We just completed a 10 Week Budget Challenge sponsored by H&R Block, so Morgan’s enthusiasm, passion, and knowledge provided an excellent wrap-up to our Personal Finance Unit. We are so blessed to have such a remarkable and charitable alum in our community. I am so grateful that she took the time to do speak with us. 

  • We shine the light on the virtual Honors Spanish II classroom of Mr. Sharp, affectionately known to our students as Profé. Profé's students recently learned that he is an American Idol superfan and was particularly fond of the Spanish-language performances of top 20 contestant Kimmy Gabriela. In an amazingly kind gesture towards their teacher, the girls reached out to Kimmy who recorded this message to Profé and his students. This makes us all beam with pride!
MARIAN CELEBRATES CLASS OF 2020!!
A big thank you goes out to all of our Seniors for attending the first ever Senior Curbside Farewell Lunch on Monday! Thanks also go out to everyone who played a part in pulling off the event. From the maintenance crew for setting up to the faculty and staff for manning stations and being such amazing supporters of our graduates! We had almost 100% participation of both our Senior Class and the Faculty and Staff! Thank you, one and all!

SENIOR CURBSIDE FAREWELL LUNCH VIDEO
Our Advancement department has compiled a montage of videos and images taken at our first-ever Senior Curbside Farewell Lunch on May 11. Click here to watch!

CONGRATULATIONS TO MARIAN'S SCHOLAR ATHLETES!
Every school year, the Catholic High School League (CHSL) recognizes student-athletes that have excelled both in the classroom and in competition. Congratulations to Alexa Crowe '20, Teresa Klein '20, and Lauren Sielicki '20!

 
CONGRATULATIONS!
  • The Mech Warriors, Marian's Robotics Team, has again been recognized for the work they've done to assist public help workers in their fight against COVID-19 by manufacturing personal protective equipment (PPE). Click here to read the story in the Detroit Catholic. Congratulations, Mech Warriors ... and thank you to Mrs. Lisa Perez-Savage '05 and the rest of the team for helping us all stay safe
  • Shannon Kennedy and Sarah Sylvester both received an All-State Honorable Mention for their skilled participation on Marian's Varsity Basketball Team. Their coach, Mrs. Cicerone, and the whole Marian Community are very proud of this accomplishment. Congratulations, ladies!
4FRENZY WINNERS!
WDIV, Channel 4, recently announced the winners of their Spring 2020 4Frenzy Fan Choice Awards, and three Marian students are on the list! Congratulations to Clare Adams '21, who was named the Favorite Junior in the Theater category, Madeline Namy '22, who was voted Favorite Sophomore for Girls' Tennis, and Zoe Prochko '21, who won Female Supporting Actress. Click here to read more and watch the videos that were aired last week on WDIV. Great job, ladies!

WXYZ SALUTES MARIAN'S SENIOR SOCCER PLAYERS!
Brad Galli and WXYZ have saluted Marian soccer and, specifically, our Senior soccer players, Chloe Abelarde, Kate Biglin, Sophia Kostopolous, Kate Hughes, Molly Landa, Anna Leonard, Sophia Mancini, Haley Scott, and Samantha Thomas. Congratulations, ladies ... and congratulations, Marian! Click here to watch the segment.
 
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 
Executive Order 42
On April 9, Governor Whitmer issued Executive Order 2020-42 in which she extended the "stay home ... stay safe" mandate until 11:59 PM on April 30. As such, the ban on all non-essential travel continues and Marian's campus remains closed.

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.

LOCAL GROCERS RECOGNIZED BY THE DETROIT FREE PRESS 
Click here to read the Free Press story about the good work being done by local grocery stores, some of which are owned and/or operated by Marian families. 

"THE BACHELOR" HAS A MESSAGE FOR MARIAN!
Ben Higgins, ABC's season 20 lead of "The Bachelor," and one of America's all-time favorite bachelors, made a video to wish Marian students luck with their distance learning! The video was made especially for Mrs. Iaderosa-Kozak's students and was arranged by one of Mrs. I's friends, who knows that she and her students are Bachelor superfans. Enjoy Ben's greeting by clicking here!

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 YOUNG ALUMS SHARED COLLEGE ADVICE!
Juniors had the opportunity to meet with Marian alumnae from the classes of 2015-2019 to learn about their college search, how they made their decision, and what their college experience has been like to help you with your search! The schedule was posted in the Daily Emails.

Marian's Response to Covid-19

MARIAN PREPARES FOR AUGUST CLASSES
As we look toward the 20-21 school year, we are blessed to be able to draw on our spring Distance Learning experience and our end-of-year parent, student, and faculty survey feedback, as well as guidance from the state of Michigan and the Archdioceses of Detroit to help inform our academic, logistical, and safety planning. We strive to fill 20-21 with the hallmarks and traditions of the Marian experience – in what we hope will be an in-person, live, face to face format. We are working, though, to be ready for whatever August may bring.
 
Marian, much like schools across the country, is reviewing options for one of three formats for August programming: traditional face-to-face, a hybrid of face-to-face and distance learning, or a fully online, distance-learning format. As has been the case since March, we will make our decisions based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Michigan's government. While we may not know what to expect until later this summer, we feel it is important to be prepared for whichever of these three formats is necessary come August 17.
 
As such, Marian has formed two planning committees (one for health, safety, and building operations and the other for academics), and committee meetings began the week of June 1.
Marian’s faculty has already completed an in-house, week-long intensive training course in preparation for what will be called our plan for “Flexible Delivery of Curricula.” Faculty will continue to train through the summer, attending synchronous and asynchronous coaching sessions in researched, tried-and-true methods for flexible curriculum delivery – with adaptations for potential COVID-19 safety measures. This innovative perspective on content delivery and assessment will allow us to move quickly and seamlessly, if needed, between face to face, hybrid, and online scenarios. It will also provide quality support and instruction for individuals who are potentially home for extended absences. By modifying the delivery and assessment of our conventional Marian curriculum, we will be prepared in August to move forward and provide our academic programming in either a traditional OR a non-traditional format.
 
Marian is committed to providing the leadership and academic excellence that is called for by our mission. While we are hopeful to be able to return to “normal” on Lahser Road in August, we will be ready for our students and families in 2020-21, no matter what!
 
Look to the July 27 edition of the Marian Daily for more information.

 
 
CONGRATULATIONS OFFICERS AND REPS
We are proud to announce the All-school Board (ASB) and grade-level officers and representatives for the 20-21 school year. Click here for a complete list. Congratulations to all of you who were elected to represent your peers!

YEARBOOKS
Due to the closure of our publishing company as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, our 19-20 edition of The Marian Way has been delayed. The yearbooks will be delivered during our summer vacation, and students rising to grade levels 10-12 will receive their copy when they return to school in August. Arrangements will be made for members of the class of 2020 to retrieve their yearbooks.

GENERAL INFORMATION
  • Marian’s Front Office has resumed regular hours for the remainder of the vacation. Please note that only two visitors are permitted in the office at one time and that any visits to campus must be completed with both a face covering and social distancing.
  • All members of the Marian Community were 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 the 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. 
  • 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.
  • Marian used a partially synchronous daily schedule for distance learning that provided 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 were suspended.
  • Marian students, faculty, and staff continued 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.
END-OF-YEAR EVENTS RECAP
In addition to the dates that were shared earlier (see bulleted list below), please know that Marian held two end-of-year events for students in grades 9-11. Each class held a grade-level meeting on May 28, and celebrated the year's end with an all-school celebration on May 29. This event included a prayer service led by Father Dom, a celebration of Marian's outreach projects throughout the 19-20 school year, an acknowledgement of everyone celebrating summer birthdays, and, of course, the end-of-day announcements. All students, faculty, and staff were invited and encouraged to attend each event! . 

These are the previously shared end-of-year events:
  • Prom: While unfortunate,  Prom was cancelled as safety measure necessitated by social distancing protocols.
  • Candlelight: Live-streamed Virtual Program was held on May 21, 2020, 7 PM
  • Honors Convocation, Grades 9-11: Postponed to the Fall of 2020-2021
  • Senior All-Night Party: Cancelled.
  • Senior Parent Mass & Dinner: Canceled. Senior Honors will be included in our Graduation program.
  • Graduation: Wednesday, July 29, 2020, 7 PM (in-person attendance pending Governor’s orders). 
  • Class of 2020 Alumnae Event: Marian plans to schedule an event when social distancing measures are lifted.
While we are still unable to make final decisions for our end-of-year events, we have chosen to set dates for as many of these events as possible. We hope you’ll mark your calendar and join us in whatever format restrictions allow.

MARIAN'S FIRST VIRTUAL CANDLELIGHT CEREMONY
The families of the classes of 2020 and 2021 gathered online for Marian's first-ever, virtual Candlelight Ceremony. Like the ceremonies of past years, this one was beautifully conducted and powerfully emotional. Unlike past years, you can watch this one with a simple click right here. Huge thanks go out to the Candlelight Committee and speakers, Mrs. Shopinski, Ms. Copp, Ms. Howe, Ms. Denha, Ms. Geary, Mrs. Knipper '77, and Mr. Turner, graphic designer, Mrs. Riddell, mistresses of ceremony, Maya Harb '20 and Maura Mustion '20, class representatives, Emily Gombala '21 and Lauren McFarland '20, and performers, Marcella Zarouk '21, Tayla Jankowski '21, Kristen Rounds '20, Eleanore Sculati '20, and Claire Murphy '21. Each of these Mustangs and everyone who attended truly made this year's ceremony one to remember! Thank you!

VIRTUAL SHADOW VISITS
Click here to take a look at great work of Marian's Advancement department who has created a virtual tour of our campus, our academic programming, and our co-curricular offerings for prospective students.

Academic Resources

DISTANCE LEARNING
Click here for important information from our Academic Dean, Mrs. Stacey Cushman.
 
AOD ADDRESSES THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR
The Superintendent of Catholic Schools, Kevin Kijewski, has addressed the faithful's questions about the onset of 2020-2021 school year in August through this letter to the community.

GUIDANCE NEWS
Marian’s Guidance department continues to prepare answers to many of your academic questions.  Please click here for updated Guidance News which addresses …
  • Marian Young Alums Shared College Advice 5/18-5/28 FOR JUNIORS!
  • Junior College Planning Information
  • Online Summer Enrichment Programs
  • Mental Health Therapy Information
  • Big Sis + Little Sis News
  • AP Testing information
  • Ongoing information for each grade
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2020-21 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS!
Thank you to all the students who participated in this year's scholarship process. Each of the 21 scholarship committees were thoroughly impressed with the caliber of the applications that were submitted and had a very difficult time selecting the finalists for interviews and ultimately the recipients. We greatly appreciated the time and energy each student put into completing their applications, which showed example after example of the amazing, talented, well-rounded young women we are proud to have enrolled at Marian High School. Please join us in congratulating the 2020-2021 Marian Scholarship Recipients! Click here for a list of our winners!!

SUMMER HOMEWORK
Teachers of classes that will assign summer homework communicatied via email and, in some cases, Zoom meetings during the last week of school in order to share their summer homework assignments in preparation for the 20-21 school year.  

MACS REMINDER FOR THE CLASS OF 2021
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, we have made adjustments to our MACS policy. While we would like our students to be able to serve those in need throughout the year, this public health crisis has created barriers to safely volunteering at many agencies and parishes this summer. With our first concern being the safety and well-being of every student, the following guidelines will be in place. For members of the class of 2021, the due date for MACS has been pushed back from June 30 to August 17.  Rising seniors that have completed their required 40 hours are asked to turn in their essay over the summer, via email, to our Campus Minister, Mr. Louis-Prescott. It is our hope that volunteer agencies will reopen and allow time for members of the class of 2021 who have not yet completed their hours to do so by August 17. If any rising senior is unable to complete their MACS hours by August 17, it is imperative that she contact Mr. Louis-Prescott ASAP to work out a satisfactory plan for completion of the requirement.
  
Members of the classes of 2022 - 2024 ... you will need to be patient and await the reopening of volunteer agencies as the summer progresses. Please do not stress about hours that you had hoped to complete this summer and which are no longer available to you. If adjustments to due dates are called for going forward, we will act accordingly.

CARPOOLING APP LAUNCH
Brother Rice and Marian are participating in a pilot program with GoKid, an award-winning carpool solution for the upcoming 20-21 school year. Using GoKid’s technology, our families will be able to easily set up and manage carpools including students from both schools (read more about GoKid here). With COVID-19 concerns, a small carpool might be a great opportunity for families. In early June, GoKid Connect access emails will be sent to families of 9th – 11th graders, as well as those who have registered incoming freshmen for the 20-21 school year.  Each family will receive only one access email. In the case of dual household families, the access email will be directed to the parent who resides at the student’s primary mailing address. In order to make full use of the pilot program, families are encouraged to begin using the app as soon as possible! Please email any questions hereabout how GoKid Connect works.

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


I must commend you and the Marian Staff for all your hard work and everything you are doing to keep the info and families and students afloat of what’s is going on. You’ve made it feel as normal as possible in this uncertain time. Hats off to you for adjusting steadily to this way of education during this pandemic. We are living history in this moment in time. 
    - Parent of current sophomore


Hi, I just wanted to reach out and thank you for all you are doing during these challenging times.  We are grateful that we sent our girls to Marian.  This daily email is OUTSTANDING!!!!
   - Parent of a current sophomore


Please let the administration know on our behalf how centering and comforting Marian’s “wake up call” morning prayer has been—I wish it were something that would continue even after the girls return to school!
   - Parent of a current sophomore


We have been ever so impressed with the way Marian and its staff have responded to these most unusual circumstances and are so grateful for our school.
    - Parent of a current freshman


Thank you to entire Marian staff who made this unexpected transition seem flawless.  It was a great experience for the girls as colleges were already headed toward online learning. Thank you also for the constant communication, the morning prayers we looked forward to every weekday, and the support you all provided to our girls.  Thank you for all you do!  Please pass along to all the wonderful people at Marian that made this experience so positive! 
    - Parent of a current freshman
 

Obviously, this is not the ending that any of us had imagined, but you and the Marian family have done (and continue to do) everything possible to celebrate the impact, achievements and unique character of the class of 2020.  
    - Parent of a graduating senior
 

Thank you for all that you do for the students.  As a high school teacher, I know that this has been a challenging time for everyone in schools and I really appreciate how Marian has handled this. 
    - Parent of a current freshman


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.