At this time, KHSAA has limited the number of fans who can attend sporting events on campus. Coaches will inform their student-athletes of the number of tickets permitted per player. No cheerleaders, students, faculty, general admission, etc. are allowed at this time. We will let you know once we are permitted to allow more fans.
Thank you so much for your feedback on the survey we sent to you. With your responses, and information we received from teachers, students and health professionals, we are excited to provide what we feel is the best plan for Mercy Academy's reopening in the 2020-21 school year.
We understand that everyone has unique circumstances that may lead to unique questions. We believe this information helps answer as many of those questions as possible. Safety is our number one priority. We are working diligently alongside local health professionals every step of the way.
Mercy's school day will be from 8:00 a.m. - 2:55 p.m. every day with staggered dismissal from 2:40-2:55 p.m. We will not have 2:00 p.m. Thursday dismissals for at least the first academic quarter.
Mercy will begin the school year at 50% capacity and will re-evaluate at the end of the first academic quarter (October 8). Students will be split by their last names: A-L one week and M-Z the next. Exceptions to the assigned schedule will be considered on an individual basis.
Students have the option to remain fully online if that is their preference. Those who wish to participate in this option must complete this Online Only Request form by Friday, August 7.
Faculty, staff and students will all be required to follow the Healthy at Mercy guidelines detailed in the reopening plan.
Mercy is blessed to have a beautiful and inclusive 24-acre campus. We plan to utilize every bit of it this year! This includes, three outdoor athletic fields, outdoor classrooms, two gymnasiums, theatre, dance studio and more.
Mercy will not have attendance related awards for all four years of high school, so that students do not feel pressured to come to school when they are not feeling well.
Our July mailing will not be dispersed until early August due to changes in student schedules so that we can properly adjust class sizes for socially-distant learning.
An updated Fall Highlights Calendar will be sent in the beginning of August.
In the event that Mercy has any immediate messages necessary to communicate to you throughout the school year, we will notify you through REACH Alert. This can be set up to come as an email and/or a text.
Normally, we would host our annual Golf Classic to raise funds for Mercy's Tuition Assistance Program in June. Due to COVID-19, however, we had to cancel the scramble; but we are not giving up! Mercy needs you now more than ever.
Play a round of golf in honor of our Mercy students. Then, show your Mercy pride by donating your score to Mercy. For example, if you shoot an 85, donate $85 online, write a check, or Venmo @mercy-academy.
For questions or ways to sponsor Mercy's Golf 4 Good, email Leslie Hibdon.
Mercy understands the importance of camp offerings for families as you look for ways to keep your children active and engaged over the summer. While our in-person camps are canceled for June, Mercy is offering some FREE virtual camp options for anyone who would like to participate. Some of our camps will be rescheduling an in-person camp for a date in the fall/winter. We hope your daughters and sons will join us!
Please register online so instructors know how many campers to expect. It will also provide us with your email so we can send you the Zoom login information.
July camps are PENDING. We will continue to evaluate conditions and guidelines daily. We will make a July camp announcement as soon as we can.
REFUNDS: We will also be working over the next several weeks to provide refunds for those camps that are canceled. Those refunds will be put back onto the original form of payment when possible. We will be in touch with you if you have registered for camps that are being rescheduled for a future date. It is our hope that the rescheduled date works for you and your family. If it doesn't we will provide you with a full refund.Click here to register.
A virtual streaming of the Senior Mass, including the lighting of the candles for the cherished Circle of Mercy will take place on Monday, May 18. This is available for anyone to watch through the link below.
Recognition and Honors Ceremony: Monday, May 18, 7:00 p.m.
We will host a virtual Recognition and Honors Ceremony to officially celebrate the achievements and accomplishments of each member of the Class of 2020 at 7:00 p.m. There will also be a special address from a classmate. Detailed information was included in your class delivery. This is available for anyone to watch through the link below.
Graduation Celebration: Saturday, July 18 (details to follow)
An in-person celebration for the Class of 2020 is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, July 18. The event will include a formal conferring of diplomas for each student, followed by a reception. If social distancing requirements have not been lifted for large-group gatherings, your diploma will be hand-delivered in July and the celebration will be postponed to December 2020
All school-sponsored events scheduled between Monday, March 16 and Monday, April 7 have been canceled. Mercy faculty and staff are working daily to secure refunds and reschedule events when possible. Please continue to check your email and follow Mercy on Facebook and Instagram for updates.
Click here to read the update from our principal, Sarah Peace, to students and parents.
On February 8, 2020, Mercy will host our 25th anniversary Benefit Off Broadway. The event features live and silent auctions, dinner, a Wheel of Chance, a $25,000 capital prize drawing and the opening of the treasure chest.
If you would like to purchase a capital prize ticket online, please click here. To preview silent auction and wheel of chance items, click here.
This year's theme is Silver Soirée, and all the proceeds raised will benefit our tuition assistance program.
For information about sponsorships, volunteering or purchasing tickets, please contact Leslie Hibdon at (502) 671-2010.