Divine Providence School
February 4, 2021 Home and School Connection
Tuesday, February 9 is a late start day. School begins at 9AM
Thank you FSA! They will provide all students with a lunch on February 5th!
Re-Registration for 2021-2022 School Year
Early-Bird Fees Available Now!
We are now in the process of planning for the upcoming school year! Planning for our school budget, textbooks, resources and the programs we can offer is all impacted by our school’s enrollment. This year, we are going paperless! We are asking all our current families to recommit to Divine Providence Catholic School for the 2021-2022 academic year. Please complete re-registration HERE.
The early-bird registration fee is $150.00 per family (non-refundable). Registration cost will increase to $200.00 per family after Friday, March 5, 2021. It is important that you secure your child’s placement on or before March 5th to avoid additional fees. Open registration begins for all new families beginning next week.
If you have any new student(s) in your household whom you plan on enrolling at Divine Providence for the next school year, please submit your child’s birth certificate, a new student application, immunization record and Baptismal certificate (if applicable) to Linda Hawkins, Director of Marketing and Enrollment at firstname.lastname@example.org
Bus Service and 1st and 2nd Grade Pick Up
Bus service will begin on Monday, February 1st, for all of those who have completed the forms. Bus service is provided to a limited area in Westchester. If you are interested in your child taking the school bus to and/or from school, please call the school office.
A gentle reminder to those who are in the pick up line in front of school, please move through the line without delay so that the bus can get through on Mayfair to the driveway. Parents, please do not exit your car. Please continue to have your child practice getting in the car on his or her own, so that the pick up process can go more smoothly. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.
UPDATED Clarification on Quarantine Requirements
Dear Catholic School Families,
We are doing our best to remain on top of changes in the COVID-19 pandemic. As such, we wish to apprise you of a further change in our guidelines for quarantines. This represents a revision from the Quarantine Guidelines distributed last week.
In discussion with the Office of Catholic Schools and our consulting medical experts, we have decided that a quarantine of 7 days with a negative test result following domestic travel is not best for our school settings. A 7-day quarantine is only effective in instances of complete avoidance of social gatherings and because in-person instruction within a classroom is essentially a form of social gathering – even with physical distancing observed – that would nullify the integrity of 7-day quarantine. Rather, observance of 10 days in all instances of domestic travel provides the greatest level of safety for all students and staff. Therefore, please note the following with changes bolded for your reference:
QUARANTINE CLARIFICATIONS – Jan. 20, 2021
- A quarantine of 10 days is required for any/all domestic travel (i.e. travel outside of the state of Illinois)
- Quarantine is required regardless of whether or not there is a negative test result, and no matter how much time is spent in another state.
- Quarantine starts the day after return home.
- International travel quarantine remains 14 days.
- Close exposure quarantines remain 14-days at the recommendation of all departments of public health in those jurisdictions in which the Archdiocese operates and our own medical advisors.
We understand that this change may pose a challenge for some. Please know that we are in continuous contact with the departments of public health and our team of medical experts to assess our standards and adjusting, as necessary, to keep the safety of all in our school communities our first and unwavering priority. And in our focus on safety, we are also making every effort to keep you informed.
As the departments of public health adopt any new guidance, which we anticipate over the coming months, we will communicate with you immediately.
Thank you for your patience and commitment to the safety protocols that continue to make this school year a success under such extraordinary circumstances.
Archdiocesan COVID-19 Task Force
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IMPORTANT - If anyone in your household tests for COVID-19
The reality is that children may be positive with the slightest of symptoms. Always keep our school in your communication.
From Dr. Jim Rigg, Superintendent, Office of Catholic Schools
February 4 - Fridolin in grade 1
February 4 - Brandyn in grade 6
February 6 - Jordyn in kindergarten
February 7 - Marcello in grade 2
Half Birthdays! (These birthdays will take place when we release for the school year in June!)
August 4 - Lily in grade 4
August 7 - Ella in grade 2
August 8 - Viena in grade 1
August 10 - Alessandra in grade 6
Click here to see the list of states requiring quarantine
The Office of Catholic Schools’ Infection Protocol Guide details the steps required of school administrators
February 5 - THANK YOU FSA, providing lunch Chickies chicken tenders and fries!
February 8 - Chicken Tenders
February 9 - Beef and Cheese Tacos
February 10 - Pepperoni Pizza
February 11 - Confetti Pancakes
February 12 - Pizza Dippers
February 15 - NO SCHOOL
February 16 - Cheeseburger
February 17 - All American Cheese melt
February 18 - Pizza Crunchers
February 19 - Cheese pizza
February 22 - Popcorn Chicken
February 23 - Cheeseburger
February 24 - Cheese Pizza
February 25 - Chicken Tenders
February 26 - Mozzarella Sticks
2021 Early dismissal dates:
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Phone Number for Extended Care (To call or text during extended care hours) 773-682-6196
All winter Sports have been canceled/ spring is pending
February 15 - NO SCHOOL President's Day
February 26 - Last day of 2nd trimester
March 9 - Late start 9 AM
March 10 - Optional Spring picture day
March 10 - 8th Grade Graduation RETAKE day
March 19 - NO SCHOOL Faculty in-service
April 2 - NO SCHOOL Good Friday
April 4 - Easter Sunday
April 5 - 9 - Easter Break NO SCHOOL
Divine Providence Staff 2020-2021
Please CLICK HERE for the faculty for 2020-2021