Pathway to Recovery, School Information & Communications
As health officials take steps to prepare for the COVID-19 "Pathway to Recovery", this web page will serve as Sacred Heart Academy’s Coronavirus resource center.
Current Status From Head of School, Deirdre Cryor
The faculty, staff and I are so grateful for the partnership that we usually enjoy between home and school. That partnership was truly appreciated this spring as home became the school setting.
As we look to next school year, I was so pleased when the Governor announced that schools will be opening and in-person instruction will occur. We are thrilled to return to campus. However, we know that we will have guidelines and procedures from the federal and state government that we will follow.
We have established a Return to Campus Committee that includes faculty and staff. The committee members are reviewing expectations and regulations from state and federal agencies in order to determine the best way Sacred Heart will implement the different guidelines. Health and safety will be our highest priorities.
I anticipate that our size will give Sacred Heart Academy an advantage as we review the distancing guidelines. Much like many schools in our area are announcing, we anticipate that we will operate under four possible scenarios. The scenarios include fully open; open with social distancing guidelines; a hybrid of students receiving instruction on campus and students at home engaged in distance learning; and full distance learning with the campus closed.
We are also reviewing each division’s needs. It is possible that the divisions will operate differently. Through all of our planning, we will keep in mind our goals of providing a safe atmosphere and our solid educational program. I will continue to communicate with you through the summer.
Please stay tuned to your emails throughout the summer for additional details and campus status.
Athletics Reopening Plan
Distance Learning Communications
While our campus was closed, Sacred Heart Academy provided a continuation of academics for our students while they were not in our physical buildings.
Virtual SHA 2.0: Director of Academics and Service Requirement: 3/26/20
Message from Director of Academics: 3/18/20 Middle and Upper School Schedule
Message from Director of Academics: Middle and Upper School
Message from Lower School Director
Below are some articles you may find helpful in communicating with your daughter regarding the Coronavirus Crisis:
For questions or assistance, please contact:
Society of the Sacred Heart: Revealing God's Love in the Midst of Uncertainty
Saint Denis Church Facebook Page: 4:00 p.m. M-F Rosary, live on their Facebook page
Questions? We are here for you.
Head of School
Eileen Day (Grades 9-12)
Director of Upper School
Kimberley Trinacria (Grades 5-8)
Director of Middle School
Beth Porter (Grades K-4)
Director of Lower School
Ashley Fullen (Grades 9-12)
US Director of Counseling
Lauren Horowitz (Grades K-8)
Lower and Middle School Counselor Lauren.Horowitz@SHAbrynmawr.org
The following events have been postponed or canceled:
- First Holy Communion (Fall, 2020)
- Graduation: July 23
- Golf Outing: June 22
View the full school calendar HERE.
Talking to Children About COVID-19: A Parent Resource, National Association of School Psychologists