Safely leading the way

Back-to-School Plan 2020

Since March, Our Lady of Mercy School for Young Women has led the way in responding to the coronavirus public health crisis while maintaining high academic standards. As one of the first schools to close in anticipation of the New York State mandate, Mercy was fully prepared to launch our heralded Synchronous Online Learning Program. While not the typical method of experiencing Mercy’s world-class education, the Online Learning Program nonetheless was championed by parents as “being on the forefront of keeping the students safe” while “giving parents and their daughters comfort during a difficult time.” Our students rose to the challenge and excelled at online learning… seeking help and assistance when necessary, and finishing the school year far ahead of students in so many other educational institutions.

We are taking the formidable strengths of our successful online program and blending them with much-desired in-person instruction which will serve as the bedrock of the Mercy HyFlex Learning Model when we reopen for the 2020-2021 school year. Click the buttons below to view a HyFlex summary infographic and a detailed information of the Mercy Back-to-School plan. You can also click here to read our formal reentry plan mandated by the New York State Department of Health.

With the safety of our students, faculty, and staff as the foundation of our plans for returning to school amid this stubborn COVID-19 virus, Mercy’s Reentry Advisory Task Force has worked tirelessly to establish the programs, procedures, and protocols in our hybrid learning model that will allow us to continue safely leading the way for our students and families. The Circle of Mercy is strong, and with the unwavering support of our entire community, Our Lady of Mercy School for Young Women will forever remain a welcoming home to our girls that will help transform each and every one of them into the leaders they are destined to become.


We had a tremendous turnout among all three Mercy’s Parent/Guardian Information Sessions. Many questions were asked and answered that focused on our back-to-school plans: the HyFlex Learning Model, health and safety, transportation, athletics, Mercy East, and so much more. We have compiled a video that contains questions from all three sessions. If you didn’t have a chance to attend one of the sessions, or if you would like to watch it again, click the button.
Governor Cuomo’s supplemental guidance mandate requires that all schools extract and separately post certain components of their back-to-school plan addressing: Remote Learning, Testing, and Contact Tracing. These components are linked below.

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