McQuaid’s Response to COVID-19/novel coronavirus

Latest Updates

Click here to review our Distance Learning Guide for Students

Click here to review our Distance Learning Guide for Parents and Families

Click here to see a listing of resources for parents and families

Click here to see a list of McQ-affiliated local business you can support during this time

As of Friday, April 17

In accordance with state and local directives, McQuaid Jesuit has suspended in-person instruction and activities, and all school facilities are closed.  Instruction and school life continue online.  All teachers and school personnel are reachable by email or Schoology message.  Per Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order under “NY Pause,” this arrangement is in effect through at least Friday, May 15.

Our Mission and Ministry team has compiled prayer resources and helpful links at this website.

Members of our IT staff are available for technology support by emailing or calling 585.256.6161.  Please do not contact individual members of the IT staff for assistance.

This page will be updated regularly.  Mr. Baber will share important messages via his Twitter account, @McQ_Principal.

Principal’s Communications to the School Community

April 3, 2020 Update

Principal’s Video Message via Schoology

March 16, 2020 Update

March 14, 2020 Update

March 13, 2020 Update 2

March 13, 2020 Update 1

March 12, 2020 Update

March 11, 2020 Update

McQuaid’s Response to COVID-19/novel coronavirus

McQuaid Jesuit’s top priority is to ensure the well-being of our students, faculty, administration and staff. This website is intended to update community members on our status, report safety enhancing initiatives, and provide resources for our community’s use.

McQuaid Jesuit’s Health Office: Mrs. Christine Jones, RN and Mrs. Pat McDonnell, RN are our school nurses, and their effort is supported by the Medical Director of the Brighton Public School District. Our nurses are in ongoing dialogue with Brighton schools and receive updates from the  the New York State Department of Health and the New York State Education Department. We also receive recommendations for schools from the Monroe County Department of Public Health and the New York State Association of Independent Schools.

To contact one of our nurses, please call 585-256-6126 or email


At this time, as with all viruses, common sense should prevail:

  • wash your hands regularly, using hand sanitizer when water and soap are unavailable
  • do not touch your face, especially your eyes, nose and mouth
  • practice proper etiquette when coughing or sneezing
  • avoid close contact with ill persons
  • stay at home if you are ill

Please explore the following resources for additional, up-to-date information:

In alignment with CDC recommendations, avoid unnecessary travel and keep a distance between yourself and others given COVID-19 is spreading in our community.  Should you become ill, discuss your care with your primary care provider BEFORE going to an urgent care center or emergency department.  If you are ill or have a fever, do not go to work or visit public places.

Parents and guardians can find helpful tips and perspective for talking with their children about coronavirus, see this article from The Irish Times.

For more education on coronavirus, click here.

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