Principal's Pad

Updates for the St. Stan's Community

What's new this week?

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Here is what's new...

  • Covid-19 Policy Updates
  • First Days of School
  • Home-Learning Hub

What's still here from last week?

  • School Uniform Information
  • Sangria Festival Sign-up & Volunteers

New COVID-19 Guidance

Parents/Guardians should have received a letter this week from the Archdiocese of Chicago explaining the latest guidance on our "return to school" procedures for the 2021-22 school year. If you have not seen it, please click on this link to view the message. I understand that the masking policy is different than what was advised just a few weeks ago, but flexibility is a necessity with the ever-changing nature of the pandemic.

Since the new guidelines still allow us to return to something close to "normal," St. Stan's will be following them closely. Below, you will find some general information on the guidance that we received and will be following as long as necessary. (Click the images to enlarge them)

First Days of School

The new school year is fast approaching! In less than two weeks students will again be filling our hallways and classrooms. Please be watching for more updates from the school on procedures and other important events over the coming weeks.

Tuesday, August 17

  • School Supply Drop-off: 4:00pm - 5:30pm
  • More details to follow

Thursday, August 19

  • First Day of School: school begins at 8:00am
  • Early-release Day: classes will end at 1:30pm
  • No Aftercare Provided: all students must be picked-up by 1:45pm

Friday, August 20

  • Full-day of school: 8:00am - 3:00pm
  • No Aftercare Provided: all students must be picked up by 3:15pm

Early Morning Supervision

  • Students may be dropped off at the school no earlier than 7:30am
  • Teachers, Aides, or other school personnel will provide supervision outside or inside (weather pending) until the school day begins

Home-Learning Hub

School Uniform Information

As you may have noticed, our school crest and motto have undergone a change over the last year or so. This can understandably cause issues for parents who utilize "hand-me-downs" for siblings or have purchased clothing with the old crest or "SSKS" monogramming.

To keep things simple, please adhere to the following guidelines for this year only:

  • Polos with the old crest may be worn by students
  • White, button-up dress shirts can still have the "SSKS" monogram on the collar
  • Any gym or athletic wear can still include "SSKS" on it

If you have not already purchased your school uniforms, please be sure to buy the following:

  • Polos with the updated red, white, and yellow shield logo
  • Plain white, button-up dress shirts (can be purchased anywhere)
  • All black athletic shorts or sweatpants for gym classes (can be purchased anywhere)

Schoolbelles is the company that handles our apparel and uniform ordering. Please see their school uniform guide by clicking here. You can visit their store locations or order products online at their website:

Sangria Festival 2021

We are in need of volunteers!

This annual festival is a great opportunity for you to either volunteer or attend for the following reasons:

  • Makes our school more visible in the community
  • A portion of the proceeds go to support the school's academic programs
  • You can have some learn, unwind, and have a little fun!

If you are interested in volunteering for the event, please contact Kelli Battaglia at or Vanessa Barrios at

For more information, follow this link to the event website. If you would like to purchase tickets to the event, please click here.

Contact Us

Please reach out to us if you have questions, concerns, comments, or suggestions. We love feedback from those we serve in the St. Stan's community!

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