ONE|SMH: The 2020-2021 School Year


A Community of Care

  • Care for each other and ensure a safe and healthy environment

  • Pledge to maintain healthy practices & adhere to federal, state, and local guidelines

  • Monitor and track illness within our community

  • Nurture students’ mental health and wellness

  • Accept responsibility for keeping each other safe



Being a Saint Mary’s Hall student is more than just going to school. SMH is an experience built around small, tight-knit classes, as well as academics, fine arts, athletics, traditions, and a community of students, faculty, parents, and alumni. A Saint Mary's Hall student’s life is forever impacted by the moments shared in and out of the classroom.

ONE|SMH: The 2020-2021 School Year is a new way of experiencing school, and is a plan that addresses all that defines the Saint Mary’s Hall experience.  We remain committed to our programmatic goals, the return to campus, and the safety of our SMH and San Antonio communities. 

Through ONE|SMH, we have defined a three-phased approach to the school year and a staggered return to campus. To appropriately address the recent spread of COVID-19 and provide a safe learning environment for students and faculty, we began virtual classes on August 17. We will aim to welcome all students back to campus for in-person learning Monday, September 14 in fixed cohorts (after a Hybrid Phase Cohort Piloting period from September 9 - September 11). As you will read on this ONE|SMH resource page, our Campus Reopening Task Force consultation with local and state health officials is extensive. The school will continue to assess current pandemic conditions and respond by shifting appropriately into one of the models shown below.

ONE|SMH Learning Phases

ONE|SMH acknowledges the important nature of the student experience, with an academic schedule and programming that offers in-person, hybrid, and online-only instruction, and various phases to respond to the ever changing nature of the pandemic.  

To give our School the maximum amount of flexibility, in each learning phase we have outlined schedules, policies, guidelines, and procedures that will allow for us to move between phases to adjust to the current pandemic conditions. We pledge to you and to our students to be ready for any change that comes. We are ready to bring students to campus or successfully educate them virtually.

OneSMH Phases: Virtual
OneSMH Phases: Hybrid
OneSMH Phases: On Campus

Red Phase


A safe, virtual Saint Mary's Hall learning experience.

Yellow Phase


Part on-campus, part virtual, all Saint Mary's Hall.

COVID-19 Dashboard

See the Metrics

Bi-weekly updates with new surveillance testing data.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Meet the Team

Reopening Task Force



Students, Faculty,
And Staff Required
To Wear Masks


Masks Distributed to
Students, Faculty, & Staff

6 ft

Social Distancing to be
Maintained at All Times



Check Your Temperature
Every Morning


20 Seconds

Vigorously Wash Your
Hands To Kill Germs

100% Clean

Entire campus
Sanitized Daily