The Irish Experience ~ Shadow Days

What is a shadow day at Ursuline High School?

Typically, a shadow day is an opportunity for eighth grade students to spend the day at Ursuline and experience firsthand what it’s like to be a member of the Ursuline family.  Students that shadow are paired with an Ursuline student, usually a freshman, for the day to attend classes, go to lunch and get a true feel for student life at Ursuline.  For the 2020-2021 school year, Shadow Days will be held for a half day in order to adhere to Covid-19 guidelines.  If you are interested in a Shadow Day for the 2020-2021 school year, please email mdamore@youngstowndiocese.org.

 

When should I schedule a shadow day?

Eighth grade students can schedule their shadowing dates most days from December 4, 2020 through April 30, 2021.  For the 2020-2021 school year, Shadow Days will be held for a half day on several pre-determined dates.  If you are interested in a Shadow Day for the 2020-2021 school year, please email mdamore@youngstowndiocese.org.

 

How many students can schedule on a single day?

Ursuline reserves the right to decide on the number of students who shadow at Ursuline on a particular day; however, normally no more than 4 students will be scheduled to shadow on a single day.  For the 2020-2021 school year, Shadow Days will be held for a half day on several pre-determined dates.  8 students will be welcome to shadow at one event.  If you are interested in a Shadow Day for the 2020-2021 school year, please email mdamore@youngstowndiocese.org.

 

How far in advance should I schedule a shadow day?

Please allow the staff three school days to schedule a visit.

 

Is a shadow day a full day or a half-day?

We recommend that students shadow for the entire day to fully experience life at Ursuline, however half days can be arranged at the request of a family.  For the 2020-2021 school year, Shadow Days will be held for a half day in order to adhere to Covid-19 regulations.  If you are interested in a Shadow Day for the 2020-2021 school year, please email mdamore@youngstowndiocese.org.

How do I schedule a shadow day?

Those interested in shadowing should email mdamore@youngstowndicoese.org or call Ursuline at 330-744-4563.

 

What is a shadow day like?

Typically students shadowing should arrive at Ursuline by 7:50 a.m. and report to the Main Office (2nd floor). There the students will be paired with their Ursuline host for the day. The school day ends at 2:30 p.m. and the shadowing students may be picked up in the Main Office where they will return after the dismissal bell. Ursuline provides lunch, although a student may bring his/her own lunch.  For the 2020-2021 school year, Shadow Days will be held for a half day.  Students are to be dropped off at 8:30 a.m. and picked up at 11:30 a.m.  If you are interested in a Shadow Day for the 2020-2021 school year, please email mdamore@youngstowndiocese.org.

 

What is the dress code for a shadow day?

Students shadowing at Ursuline may dress casually.  Ursuline asks that students do not wear ripped pants, sweatpants, leggings, or yoga pants.  Athletic wear is not appropriate for a Shadow Day.  While the shadowing students are not required to wear their current school uniform or the Ursuline uniform they are asked to dress appropriately.

 

Can I shadow with an Ursuline student that I know?

Yes, if a student knows a current Ursuline student they would like to shadow, parents are asked to make that request known when they schedule the shadowing visit. If shadowing students do not know any current Ursuline students, the shadowing student will be paired with an Ursuline student based on interests in academics, extra-curricular activities, etc.  For the 2020-2021 school year, Shadow Days will be held for a half day.  If you are interested in a Shadow Day for the 2020-2021 school year, please email mdamore@youngstowndiocese.org.

Admissions Contact

Maggie Damore
Assistant Principal
Ursuline High School
750 Wick Avenue
Youngstown, OH 44505
Phone: (330) 744-4563
Fax: (330) 744-3358