Welcome our Wildcats! 2020

Welcome Our Wildcats! (WOW!)

The “WOW” (Welcome Our Wildcats) Plan was updated on August 21, 2020 and can be reviewed HERE. This is a living document and will be updated as needed. On July 24 it was announced that students will be welcomed back on campus August 25. See Summer Communication #16 below for details. The WOW plan will continue to evolve as we receive updated information from the Archdiocese, Shawnee County Health Department and the Kansas Department of Education. We look forward to working with our faculty, staff, parents and students in the coming weeks to strengthen the plan for the 2020-2021 school year.  





The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to be prevalent in the media and minds of our community. Hayden Catholic High School along with the Archdiocese of Kansas City, Kansas,  is closely monitoring official updates and will follow any recommendations provided by the CDC and local health authorities. We encourage all Hayden students, staff, and families to follow the CDC prevention guidelines to prevent the spread of respiratory disease (shown below).

Our team will continue to prioritize our health resources and keep our school community informed should our protocol change. Please continue to check this page for updates.


There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if your hands are visibly dirty.
  • Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.


Archdiocese of Kansas City, Kansas - http://archkcks.com/coronavirus?fbclid=IwAR3uthLxFWzrKSXwRl57ilIhULcFwMzXTsvTh_tbfhZvrIlLNyCybMl40tc

Center For Disease Control - https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html

Kansas Department of Health & Environment http://www.kdheks.gov/coronavirus/index.htm

Shawnee County Health Department - https://www.snco.us/HD/coronavirus.asp

World Health Organization - https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019