Magnificat High School has not yet firmed up its start date, but students already should expect a number of changes.

The school’s tentative plans revolve around three stages, with each coinciding with the four levels assigned to how severe spread is in Cuyahoga County. When the county is in the yellow, or lowest, level, learning will be done in-person five days a week. At orange and red levels, the school will enact a hybrid model where students will attend a combination of online and in-person classes. At purple, all learning will be virtual.

For those not comfortable going to in-person classes, the school will provide the option to livestream their classes, according to a news release by the school.

For both the in-person and hybrid model, masks will be required as well as daily temperature checks before coming into school. Hand sanitizer will be provided in every classroom and restroom facilities have gone touchless.

Staff will regularly clean hallways and classrooms. Janitorial crews will also clean high-touch surfaces like doorknobs and handrails. The school’s air will also be cleaned frequently using a UV filtration system it installed last year that cleans 99.9% of viruses like COVID-19 from the air. Every night, the school will be scrubbed again.

Magnificat will encourage 6-feet and 3-feet social distancing guidelines and will designate different common space areas for each grade. The school will use the gym and fields for classes.

Students in each grade will have an assigned location to eat lunch and all physical education classes have been moved to the second semester. Magnificat athletics are still going ahead as scheduled this year, according to the news release.

For more information please contact Deans Marilyn Arundel and Julie Reines at

Contact this reporter at or 216-307-6614.

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