COVID-19 Update

"Sharing the Love of the Heart of Christ"

Message From Sr. Veronica

Cor Jesu Academy’s top priority is the safety, health and well-being of our students, faculty and staff. We are continuing to monitor information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization and the St. Louis County Health Department regarding the coronavirus. We will share updates on this page as they become available.

May we place our trust in the Lord and ask for guidance, patience and understanding during this time of uncertainty in our world.

Sacred Heart of Jesus, we place our trust in you.
Sacred Heart of Jesus, we believe in your love for us.
Blessed Clelia, pray for us.

Frequently Asked Questions (Updated April 17)

List of 16 frequently asked questions.

  • Q: Will classes resume as scheduled following spring break?

    Based on the orders for St. Louis City and County, as well as the recommendations of the Archdiocese of St. Louis, Cor Jesu Academy transitioned to online learning, effective Monday, March 23. This change will last through the end of the current school year.
  • Q: Will the spring semester end as scheduled?

    Classes will end for seniors on May 8 and classes will end for the rest of the school on May 15, as planned. We will not have final exams. The final semester grade will be based on grades through the end of the semester.
  • Q: Will summer courses proceed as scheduled?

    Summer courses will begin at the scheduled time if we are allowed to meet in school, otherwise, the start of classes may be delayed until June. We will keep students and families informed as more information becomes available.
  • Q: Will summer enrichement and sports camps still be held?

    Please know that Cor Jesu Academy is still looking forward to hosting our enrichment camps this summer. At this point, the camps will take place the weeks of June 8 & 15, as planned. However, if the stay-at-home order and the restrictions to meet in larger groups is extended into June, Cor Jesu will reschedule our enrichment camps for the weeks of July 13 and July 20. If we do reschedule for July, an email will be sent out and we will post an updated schedule on the Cor Jesu Camp webpage here. Additionally, if you are already registered for a camp and we reschedule it to July, your registration will be transferred if you are able to still attend. If you cannot attend the camp on the rescheduled date, then you will be refunded.
     
    Our sports camps take place on a variety of dates over the summer and will be handled on an individual bases, in the event that they need to be rescheduled. Please continue to visit the Cor Jesu Camp webpage and check your emails for more information. We will release information as it is available.
  • Q: What if my daughter needs books from her locker?

    You may email Sr. Veronica Beato at vbeato@corjesu.org to set up a time to retrieve books. 
  • Q: Will daily attendance be taken? If my daughter will not be able to go online during the day, do I need to report her absence?

    Morning attendance will be not taken; however, students are expected to be online to complete the lessons their teachers have prepared each day. If your daughter is unable to attend her online classes because of illness, please do call the main office number (314-842-1546).
  • Q: Will students have access to resources in the Student Learning Center during this time of online learning?

    The personnel in the Student Learning Center are still available to help you with your learning needs. Please email Mrs. Kay Fellin, Ms. Sarah Zartman or Sr. Susan Marie Krupp and let them know what you need help with and when you are available to meet online for help. The SLC staff is available to help you during your study period, during activity period, and before and after school (Monday – Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.).
     
    Emails:
    Mrs. Kay Fellin: kfellin@corjesu.org
    Ms. Sarah Zartman: szartman@corjesu.org
    Sr. Susan Marie Krupp: skrupp@corjesu.org
  • Q: My daughter is having problems with her laptop, what should she do?

    The Cor Jesu Tech Office will still be available for remote assistance. Please email support@corjesu.org or call 314-300-6345, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. If the Tech Office is already taking a call, the phone will continue to ring. In that case, email your phone number to support@corjesu.org and the office will call you back. You may also email your phone number with a description of your issue to the Tech Office email if you need help after hours. The Tech Office will return your call as soon as possible.
     
    If you cannot log on to your school laptop, remember that you can check your Cor Jesu email by visiting http://mail.corjesu.org on another computer.
  • Q: How are spring sports and co-curricular activities being impacted?

    All co-curricular activities and sports programs are suspended until further notice.
  • Q: Have any events been canceled or postponed?

    With the increased impact of the coronavirus, Cor Jesu is taking the directives from St. Louis City and County very seriously to help keep our community safe. With this in mind, we need to cancel special events, including school-sponsored trips, through May 15, pending further notification from County officials. 

    Tentative dates for rescheduled events:
    Senior Prom – August 3 or 4
    Senior Honors Convocation & Reception – August 7
    Graduation – August 8
    August 21 – Junior Ring Ceremony (evening)
    August 22 – Junior Ring Dance
    End of August or early September – Junior Class Trip to Memphis
     
    We are continually staying informed with the CDC recommendations and will be diligent in our communications in regard to these events. Students and parents, keep an eye on your emails and check back here for updates. Information will be communicated to the appropriate parties as it is available.
  • Q: My daughter is an incoming freshman. Where can I find the latest updates on cancelations and postponements for events and deadlines for the Class of 2024?

    Please visit our Incoming Freshman Info page.  It will be kept up-to-date with the latest information on the timeline for the Class of 2024.  Colleen Smyth Dean, our  Director of Admissons, will also be sending out emails to parents with updates as information becomes available.
  • Q: I purchased a ticket to the Spring Musical online. How can I receive a refund?

    If you purchased tickets online for any performance of Bye Bye Birdie, your ticket purchase will be refunded. You may contact Nancy Kroll at nkroll@corjesu.org with any questions.
     
    If you did not purchase tickets online, the student ticket managers will be working on refunding your purchase as well. Click here for more information.
  • Q: I registered/paid for the Run with the Nuns 5k Run/Walk. How will I be refunded?

    You may request a refund of your registration fee, or we will hold your registration for the rescheduled event in the fall. You may also choose to donate your registration fee to Cor Jesu. All donations will be applied to financial aid for our current CJA families. To move forward with any of these options, please email Dr. Brian Hohlt at bhohlt@corjesu.org.
     
    *NOTE: Payments for any student events that are canceled will be refunded internally. Students will be informed by email.
  • Q: When will financial aid award amounts be received?

    Notification of financial aid awards should be received by May 15, 2020. If you have questions after that date, please contact Stephanie Hoelscher, Director of Finance at shoelscher@corjesu.org.
  • Q: What additional measures are being taken at Cor Jesu?

    During Spring Break, the offices, classrooms and common spaces were cleaned and sanitized to the extent possible, and in accordance with best practice protocols advised by the Centers for Disease Control. As always, the school provides access to clean and functional handwashing stations, soap, paper towels and alcohol‐based hand sanitizer.  

    The custodial staff of Cor Jesu routinely cleans and disinfects all frequently touched surfaces and objects, such as doorknobs, banisters, countertops, faucet handles and phones. In light of the coronavirus, our staff has increased its cleaning and disinfecting efforts in an attempt to stay ahead of the virus.
  • Q: What is the best way to contact faculty and staff?

    Since the building is closed, the best way to reach faculty and staff members is by email.  However, you may still call the main office number at (314) 842-1546 with questions and your call will be answered during business hours.  For contact information, please click on our faculty directory and staff directory web pages.

Career, College and Wellness Center Information

Personal & Wellness Counseling Services

Some words of advice from our personal wellness counselors:
Encourage your daughter to temper her expectations of how much can be done in one sitting. Remind her to stay hydratedmove her bodyget outside, and unplug from social media from time to time. It’s also good for her to do what she can to stay connected socially...this could be through texting, FaceTime, Zoom, whatever works for her!  It’s amazing how much of a difference that can make for all our spirits.   
 
Our wellness counselors will be available to our students via email and Zoom appointments.  They will also continue to send communications regularly to the students with tips for de-stressing and managing anxiety during this time. They will also send some light-hearted silliness to help them feel connected. Please see the information below if you’d like to reach out to one of our counselors:
 
Laura Gantner (Class of 2023, last names M-Z; all other classes L-Z) Lgantner@corjesu.org
Cassie Galmiche (Class of 2023, last names A-L; all other classes A-K) Cgalmiche@corjesu.org
 
Our counselors cannot respond to crisis situations remotely. If you or someone else may be in danger, please use the following resources:

 For mental health crises:
 For domestic abuse/neglect situations:
 MO Department of Mental Health COVID-19 Resources


College Counseling
The college counselors have already sent timely information to students by class and will continue to share updates as they become available. Know that they are also available by email.

Junior college meetings may be set up by appointment 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. through Zoom or, if you prefer, by phone. Note, parents and students must both be present for junior college meetings.   
 
To schedule meetings or ask further questions, please contact:
Pam Hopkins (Class of 2023, last names A-L; all other classes A-K)  phopkins@corjesu.org
Teresa Zielonko (Class of 2023, last names M-Z; all other classes L-Z)  tzielonko@corjesu.org
 
Career Counseling and Exploration
Deadlines for the Summer Engineering Experience (SEE), our new Summer Business Experience (SBE) and the RubinBrown and Watlow Scholars internships have been extended through the end of April.  At this time, we are proceeding with these programs as planned. Your daughter can register or apply at any time by emailing the specific program form and permission slip, available at www.corjesu.org/CPI directly to me. Information regarding interviews for internship applicants will be sent directly to applicants next month. For general questions regarding career or CCW departmental information, please don’t hesitate to contact Cynthia Wilhelm at cwilhelm@corjesu.org.

AP Exams and College Credit Class Information

AP Exam Information
AP exams will go on, but will only be on 75% of the material that is usually on the exam. This would be on material through mid-March, when schools went virtual. AP exams will be given online – they will not be given in the schools. You will need to make sure you can log in to the College Board account you created earlier. If you cannot get in, you must contact the College Board for help at (888)-225-5427 or apstudents@info.collegeboard.org.
The exam schedule will be out by April 3. Cor Jesu will send this out to our students. Other items to note include:
  • Traditional face-to-face exam administrations will not take place. Students will take a 45-minute online free-response exam at home. 
  • Some students may want to take the exam sooner rather than later, while the content is still fresh. Other students may want more time to practice. For each AP subject, there will be two different testing dates.
If you choose to drop any of your AP exams this year, AP has now waived the $40 drop fee. If you would like to drop your AP exam, please email Sr. Susan Marie Krupp at skrupp@corjesu.org and let her know which exam(s) you would like to drop. To access all the information about this year’s exams, click here.
 
1818 ACC SLU Courses
From now until April 5, St. Louis University’s 1818 program is re-opening registration this semester to give credit to students that originally planned to just take the course for AP, but have since changed their mind due to the pandemic. If you want to register now to get credit for the course you are already taking, visit the registration page for SLU at http://www.slu.edu/1818/registration.php. If you are already enrolled this semester and want to add on a course, you may go into your account and add courses.    
 
ACP UMSL Courses
UMSL will also be re-opening for registration if you would now like credit in a course that you’ve been in this semester. Click here to login to your UMSL account.   Here is the schedule for you to register to get credit from UMSL from classes first (if it’s a year-long course) and second semester that you may now want credit for due to AP changing. 
 
 
FALL SEMESTER YEARLONG COURSES
March 30 – April 5: re-open enrollment for Fall Semester 2019
 
April 6 – April 8: parents and contacts give approval for Fall Semester 2019
 
April 7 – April 10: ACP office confirms and feeds all Fall Semester 2019 enrollments from this period
 
SPRING SEMESTER COURSES
April 13 – April 19: re-open enrollment for Spring Semester 2020
 
April 20 – April 22: parents and contacts give approval for Spring Semester 2020
 
April 21 – April 24: ACP office confirms and feeds all Spring Semester 2020 enrollments from this period
 
If you have any difficulty, call the ACP UMSL office at 314-516-6886 and they can walk you through it or help you get into your account. 

Cor Jesu Contacts

Questions about particular symptoms presented by students or family members should be directed to the family’s primary care physician. 

If you have any questions relating to our policies and procedures, please feel free to contact Interim President/Principal Sr. Veronica Beato, ASCJ ’74 at vbeato@corjesu.org or (314) 842-1546 ext. 111.

For media inquiries, please contact our Director of Marketing and Social Media, Colleen Barry at cbarry@corjesu.org or (314) 842-4429 x118.

Ways to View Sunday Mass

While the Archdiocese has suspended public Masses, here are some ways that you can still view Sunday Mass in your home:

Television:
WRBU ch. 46 (ION) at 5:30 a.m.
KTVI ch. 2.2 at 9:00 a.m.
Cable:
AT&T U-Verse ch. 46 (ION) at 8:30 a.m.
Charter ch. 7 (ION) & 79 (ION) at 8:30 a.m.
Satellite:
DirecTV ch. 46 & 305 at 8:30 a.m.
Dish ch. 46 & 216 at 8:30 a.m.
Fox (digital channel only Charter: 88 antenna: 2.2) at 9:00 am
EWTN 7:00 am (live) or 11:00 am (encore)

Many parishes are also live streaming their Masses.  Please check your parish website for details.  You may also stream Sunday and daily Masses from the following sites:

Talking to Children

If you are a parent interested in learning how to speak with your children of varying ages about difficult news, visit the American Psychological Association website for guidance.

Help Support Businesses

We invite you to support businesses owned by alumnae, parents and other members of the CJA community.  Click on the link below to view a list of businesses with CJ connections you may help #ChargeOn during this time.