Back to School

Prepare for the 2020-21 Academic Year

The Back to School page is designed to help prepare you and your son for the upcoming academic year.

If you have any questions, or are looking for information that is not listed, please email us.

2020-2021 Reopening Plan

We are entering Phase II of our Hybrid Mode on October 19th. Please access our Reopening Plan for more details.

Questions? Contact communications@loyolablakefield.org.

List of 14 items.

  • After Care (Middle School Only)

    We offer an After Care Program for our middle school students. All families are required to register for the program and select one of five different levels of service. Please complete the online form by August 15, 2020.
  • Athletics Tryouts & Fall Season

    A Statement from the MIAA - Issued 10/12/20
    After much deliberation, the MIAA and IAAM have supported a return to play opportunity for fall sport student-athletes at all Member Schools. With the majority of our Member Schools welcoming students back onto campuses, the Boards of Governors from both leagues met and proposed two alternatives for consideration. A vote was taken on Friday by school leadership from both leagues and an “Open Season” approach resulted. Under this approach, the leagues will not provide official league schedules but will provide member schools the opportunity to create student-athlete involvement and competition within the comfort level determined by each school. The type and amount of activities made available will be at the discretion of each school. This pandemic has caused consternation across the board for all schools both academically and athletically. The shared focus of the MIAA and IAAM always has been and will remain, to find ways to return student-athletes to the courts and fields of play and to support healthy competition in a safe manner. It is our hope that this decision will provide that opportunity under these very trying circumstances.

    Read Message from our Athletic Director Regarding Tryouts for Fall Sports 

    Tryout Schedule:
    Due to limitations of time and space, we are able to offer the following sports and program levels this fall (please note start dates and times):
     
    Varsity & JV Cross Country – Coach Jose Albornoz (jalbornoz@loyolablakefield.org
    Start Date, Time & Location: Thursday, October 15th, 4:30 p.m. on Sheridan Field . A time trial will be held on Saturday 10/17 at 9:00 a.m. for anyone interested in trying out for the team who is not currently on the roster. 
     
    Varsity & JV Football – Coach Anthony Zehyoue (azehyoue@loyolablakefield.org)  
    Start Date, Time & Location: Wednesday, October 14th, 4:30 p.m. on Hargaden Field 
     
    Varsity & JV Soccer – Coach Lee Tschantret (utschantret@loyolablakefield.org
    Start Date, Time & Location: Wednesday, October 14th, 4:30 p.m. on Soccer & Track Fields 
     
    Varsity & JV Volleyball – Coach Tim Baier (tbaier@loyolablakefield.org)  
    Start Date, Time & Location: Wednesday, October 14th, 4:30 p.m. in the Four Court Gym 
     
    Varsity & JV Water Polo – Coach Dominic Breschi (dbreschi@loyolablakefield.org
    Start Date, Time & Location: Wednesday, October 21st, 4:30 p.m. in the pool 

    For more information regarding specific sports tryouts, please contact the coach listed above. 


    NOTE: Student athletes will not be permitted to participate in any athletic involvement without completing the student health record in your Magnus profile. Please review the profile and complete all required documents prior to extracurricular participation. View details and deadlines here.

    We also offer an Athletic Formation program. Our goal is to have an athletic program that is highly competitive, but also one that is placed within the perspective of a Jesuit, Catholic, college preparatory school. At least one parent/guardian must attend the session for the respective team before your son can compete interscholastically. The Ignatian Formation meeting will precede the parent team meeting for your son’s team. If your son is a multi-sport athlete, you will be required to attend the respective Parent Team Meeting for each season your son participates. Information on the Fall formation meeting may be found here.
  • Bus Transportation

    In order to accommodate families who travel from different parts of the metropolitan area, we offer a fee-based bus service. For additional questions, please contact Mr. Joe Pyzik at (443) 841-3644 or by e-mail. For more information and to register for bus transportation, click here.
  • Calendar

    You can access the preliminary 2020–21 Academic Calendar here.
  • Dining Plans

    We partner with SAGE Dining, whose seasonal menus are custom designed for us, reflecting our students' preferences as well as the freshest products available in the market. SAGE's registered dietitians review and approve each menu to ensure that it offers a wide variety of nutritious choices. Manage your account, review nutritional information, and more via MySchoolAccount.

    Your son's MySchoolAccount allows him to purchase meals without having to carry cash. You also have access to account statements and the ability to auto-fund the account as it depletes.

    An email was sent to set up your son's lunch account in the last few weeks. Please complete the steps to add funds to his lunch account before the first day of school.
  • Dress Code

    Students are required to dress according to standards determined by the school. In all cases, student dress should be characterized by neatness and cleanliness.

    Cold Weather Dress: During the cold weather portion of the school year, students may wear the following: quarter zip pullover/sweatshirt, sweater, or hooded sweatshirts (Loyola brand only).

    Dress code for the 2020–21 school year may be found here.
  • Health Records & Forms

    Please visit our Health & Wellness page for more information regarding student health information, required forms, and deadlines.
  • Math Prep

    As with many things this year, summer math packets will be changing as well. We strongly recommend that the students complete these packets so they will know what skills their teachers expect them to have working knowledge of for the 2020–21 school year. While many of these skills may be reviewed, they may not be retaught. Students should complete the packet for the course they will be entering for the 2020-2021 school year. Although the students are not required to complete the packets, anyone turning the packet in will be receiving extra credit from their teacher. Students must show all work. Answers only will not earn any extra credit.

    Math packets are to be turned in at student walk-through.


    Math packets are available for download via this page (see below).
  • Orientation & Walkthrough Week

    NEW!

    Click here to access orientation schedule
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    Click here to access student walk-through schedule
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    All students are to wear masks (will be provided) during their orientation and walkthrough sessions.

    Dress Code for All Grades: Polo shirt, khaki or dress shorts and sneakers.

    Seniors: 
    Seniors will be assigned a Jump Start session with their counselor on August 31st or September 1st.  During that session, their counselor will help them get orientated to Scoir and the Common Application so they can fill out their applications and request transcripts. There will also be an opportunity to schedule an individual appointment with their counselor and parents.
  • School Store

    Our School Store is currently open for online orders and pick-up only. You may access the online store here. After you have placed your order, Store Manager Bobbie McKenna will notify you when it is ready for pick-up.
  • School Supplies

    Time to start shopping for school supplies! We provide supply lists for students in 6th–9th grades, while students in 10th–12th grades are expected to come to school equipped with pencils, pens, and paper, and will receive their supply lists from their teachers on the first day of school. 

    Middle School Supply List
    9th Grade School Supply List
  • Student Schedules

    Student schedules will be posted on August 10th. Please log in to onCampus at that time to view your son's schedule.
  • Summer Reading

    6th Grade: Read St. Ignatius and the Company of Jesus by August Derleth and Wild Robot by Peter Brown.

    7th Grade: Student book selections may be found under Summer Reading on the Parent Resource Board via onCampus.

    8th Grade:
     Student book selections may be found under Summer Reading on the Parent Resource Board via onCampus.

    9th Grade:
     In addition to your son’s required reading of St. Ignatius of Loyola by Peggy Sklar (this book will be available through BNC K12, our online book provider), students entering 9th grade will select a book to read and complete a writing assignment. View details here.
     
    Grades 10, 11, 12: Summer reading discussions will take place on the same day as your grade level orientation in August. Students will receive an email from Ms. Darr this summer with an assigned room number. Students should be ready to discuss the pair (book/movie or two books) in detail and should plan to bring a copy of the book to the discussion.

    You may view your son's book selection by logging in to the Parent Resource Board section of OnCampus.
  • Textbooks

    You may now begin ordering textbooks for the 2020–21 school year through our online bookstore with BNC K-12 (formerly known as MBS Direct).
     
    To order books, you will need to:
     
    1. Visit the online bookstore and create an account, if you have not previously done so. The online bookstore can be accessed here.

    2. Navigate to "Menu" then "Order Your Materials". You will be asked to enter a Student ID, which is based on the following convention: first initial of student's first name, middle initial, student's last name, and class year. For example, John Paul Smith of the Class of 2021 would be jpsmith2021.

    3. View course materials and select your preferred format (new, used, or purchase from the marketplace).

    4. Check out.


    Please take note of the following:
     
    • If you order between August 3 and August 16, BNC K-12 will provide free shipping on orders $99 or more. It may take several days for books to arrive, so it would be ideal to order on or shortly after August 3.
    • You are not obligated to purchase books through BNC K-12. You may use this site to view the texts required for your son’s courses, and you may decide which texts you prefer to purchase directly from them or through other providers.
    • Take note that some texts are listed as "required, previous purchase." This means that your son likely already has this book and should have kept it over the summer. If your son for some reason does not have the text, you can then purchase it from BNC K-12.
    • If you are not sure of your son’s placement in a course, do not order the book for that course yet.

Reopening Plan

Math Prep

Students are asked to complete the packet for the math course/level they will be entering in the fall. Teachers will grant extra credit to those students who turn them in—having shown their work—at their student walk through.

Class of 2021 Senior Portraits

Seniors: Sign up for your fall senior portrait session here.

Please note that if campus is closed when your selected date arrives, you will be rescheduled for a later date.

Senior Ads

Order your Senior Yearbook ad today! All ad orders must be placed online by 11/09/2020.

9th Grade Roadmap

Incoming 9th grade students (and current members of the Class of 2024) are guided in their transition by our 9th Grade Roadmap series. You may access the videos below (new episodes will be added).


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