Purcell Marian has carefully prepared a reopening plan for the 2020-21 school year to best meet the educational needs of our students, while also keeping our faculty and families healthy. Our COVID-19 task force group will re-evaluate our plan every two weeks to determine if we need to transition to a new phase.
Highlights of the reopening plan include:
  • Three distinct models for student learning
    • Plan A - All students in school following mandatory safety protocols. Full classrooms with at least three feet of social distancing
    • Plan B - Hybrid Learning. All freshmen in school with sophomores, juniors, and seniors alternating between in-person and virtual learning. Classes limited to 12 students and six feet of social distancing.
    • Plan C - Online Distance Learning. All students learning virtually
  • Moving the first day of school to Wednesday, August 26 and beginning in Plan B
  • The introduction of a 4x4 Block Schedule to allow for a seamless transition between each Plan
Our full school reopening guide PDF can be found below.



Purcell Marian Google Classroom

Helpful Videos

Principal Farfsing '95 gives an overview of Purcell Marian's reopening plan:

Assistant Principal Tobin explains PM's 4x4 block schedule:

Assistant Principal Tobin explains PM's Hybrid rotation:

Dean of Student Johnetta Johnson '94 explains PM's safety measures: