President Therber: It’s great to be back in school

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A Scecina student checks in for school. Students complete a symptom checker form each morning that is confirmed by the staff when they arrive at school.


Scecina President Joe Therber

Joe Therber

With just over two weeks of this special school year under our belts, I want to thank everyone who helped get the year off to a safe, welcoming, and successful start.

Opening successfully was no accident, and everyone at Scecina had a hand in it. I congratulate and thank our teachers, administrators, and staff for their hard and thoughtful work in preparing to reopen school. Thank you also to our students and parents for your understanding, cooperation, flexibility, and enthusiasm as we have followed health directives from the Marion County Public Health Department (MCPHD).

Thank you to our Scecina Community for your financial support of our ongoing needs and our special COVID-19 expenses. Thanks to your generosity, we have been able to equip the school with products and equipment to promote and ensure health and safety every day.

Here’s to every day this (and every) year being a moment to receive and live the Gospel of Jesus Christ for the youth and everyone in our Scecina Community.

This summer, we developed a Value Proposition – a daily promise to ourselves and our community. That document continues to guide every step of our reopening efforts. You can read the whole document by clicking here.

We made and continue to make our promise to pray, protect, partner, and personalize. I believe we have done our best to live up to that promise, and we will continue to do so.  If you have a question or comment that may help us improve in living the promise, please let us know.

Everyone at Scecina is committed to creating a great high school experience for our students during these uncertain times, and that commitment includes extracurricular activities like sports. Our fall sports contests have begun in accordance with expectations from the Indiana High School Athletic Association and MCPHD. You will see new Marion County rules for athletic topics, including attendance. Thank you for understanding and doing your best to help Scecina comply with health authorities and live our promise to protect. Click here to read the fan protocols.

In his homily to teachers and staff before school started, Father Rick Ginther stressed the need for hope and the value of seeking to understand and support one another.

I have seen hope over the past two weeks. For the first time since March, students and teachers are back in class and on campus. I see students and staff affirming and encouraging one another while sharing the hope that we will get through this experience together. I encourage you to stay hopeful, and please let me know what I can do to help you.

God Bless,

Joe Therber


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