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Coronavirus and Public Health Updates

This page will serve as a central resource for the Pope John Paul II High School community members. Real-time updates, the status of ongoing decisions, and helpful resources will be posted here. The school will also proactively email (and possibly text/call) parents and students regarding any significant changes to regular school operations that would directly impact them throughout the coming days and weeks.
Recent PJP Updates
PJP Campus/School Building Closed
All schools, of the five-county Archdiocese of Philadelphia, are closed until June 30, 2020, per Governor Tom Wolfe's directives.  
Activities Updates
  • ​​PJP Spring Show "Phantom of the Opera" (Friday-Sunday, March 13-15/Friday-Saturday, March 20-21) -- Postponed. New date and time TBD. ​
  • Grade School Performance of "Phantom of the Opera" (Wednesday, March 18) -- CANCELED
  • PJP College Fair (Tuesday, March 24) -- CANCELED
  • Celebrating Mary's Yes (Wednesday, March 25) -- Now a Virtual Event! On Wednesday, March 25th, the Solemnity of the Annunciation of The Lord, all are invited and encouraged to gather online at HeedTheCall.org to hear about a new vocation initiative and join Archbishop Nelson Perez as he leads us in praying the rosary.
  • PJP Spring Open House (Thursday, March 26) -- Postponed. New date and time TBD. ​
  • College Admissions Symposium (Saturday, March 28) -- CANCELED
  • Savor the Flavor (Saturday, March 28) -- Postponed. New date and time TBD. ​
  • 7th Grade Practice Test (Saturday, April 25 and Monday, May 4) -- Postponed.
  • Junior Class Mass (Wednesday, April 22) -- Postponed.
  • Junior Prom (Friday, April 24) -- Postponed.
  • Senior Prom (Friday, May 8) -- Postponed.
    Legacy Hall of Fame (Saturday, May 16) -- Postponed. New date and time TBD. ​
  • Paulies Athletic Award Banquet (Tuesday, May 26) -- Pending.
PJP Golden Panthers Athletics Updates
  • All athletic practices and games have been cancelled through Friday, March 27. 
Notifying School of Travel
  • A student or staff member who has been to China, Iran, Italy, Japan or South Korea within the past two weeks should be excluded from school for 14 days, beginning the day they departed that country. PJP will work on methods to provide educational support for children who are at home for these weeks, so that they do not fall behind. These students or staff members should to stay at home and limit contact with anyone outside the home.
  • Healthy members of a household who did not travel, but where someone else from that household returned from China, Iran, Italy, Japan, or South Korea, are not required to stay away from school as long as all members of that household are healthy (i.e., no new respiratory symptoms and no fever).
  • Students and staff members who have visited China, Iran, Italy, Japan or South Korea within the past two weeks should be advised to call their doctors for instructions if they have fever with either cough or shortness of breath.
Updates From the Archdiocese of Philadelphia
For additional information from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, please CLICK HERE.