Divine Providence School

December 10, 2020 Home and School Connection

Friday, December 18 will be an out of uniform- please wear something green and/ or red!

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Virtual School

January 4, 2021 - January 15, 2021 Divine Providence School will pivot to all remote learning. The purpose of this 2 week remote period is to allow families to quarantine from travel during the Christmas break. **If you travel Jan. 4 -15 you must quarantine for 2 weeks following your return, This 2 week period is not an extension of the Christmas break. School resumes to in person on Tuesday, January 19, 2021.

If you think you would like your child to become a virtual learner at any other time of the school year, please let Mrs. Heil know. bheil@divineprovidenceschool.org. She will inform your child's teacher and get you and your child ready to learn from home. Please remember that there is a 2 week minimum to be part of the virtual school.

Any student that is home sick or awaiting test results for themself or a sibling and NOT enrolled in the virtual school may have access to the Zooms classes, but they are still considered absent.

Virtual School expectations

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Church liturgies are returning to DP!

Starting next week, students in grades 1-8 will be returning to church. Students in grades 1-4 will attend a Liturgy of the Word service and grades 5-8 will attend Mass. Due to protocols and space, 2 classes will attend at one time. These services will only be for our students. Our apologies, but parents and visitors will not be permitted to attend.

December 16 - Grades 3 & 4 will attend Liturgy of the Word

December 17 - Grades 7 & 8 will attend Mass

We are excited to begin praying together at church!

IMPORTANT - If anyone in your family tests for COVID-19

If you or a family member in your home is tested for COVID- regardless of the reason for the test- we must know about it and document it. Your child and all siblings in school should stay at home until you receive the result. If a family member is found positive, your child will need to be in quarantine. The quarantine would last 14 days providing the positive person is in isolation. If they break isolation, it is labeled a "complex quarantine" and students will need to be in isolation and quarantine. This is 24 days total. Final decision regarding how long a student must miss school is decided by the Archdiocesan nurse. Her decision is based on the information you provide to us. It is imperative that families be truthful in their position. Our goal is for our students to be learning and growing, whether it is in school or in our virtual school.

The reality is that children may be positive with the slightest of symptoms. Always keep our school in your communication.

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Communication to families about Protocols

From Dr. Jim Rigg, Superintendent, Office of Catholic Schools

Happy Birthday!

December 13 - Caroline in Grade 2

December 15 - Eleanor in Grade 7

December 16 - Mason in Grade 4

Half Birthdays! (These birthdays will take place when we

release for the school year in June!)

June 11 - Ryan in Grade 2

June 12 - Anna in Grade 4

June 13 - Isabel in Grade 2

June 13 - Jaylen in Grade 8

June 14 - Ricco in Grade 4

June 17 - Jose in Grade 7

June 17 - Tabitha in Grade 8

June 17 - Jaden in Grade 8

Travel Guidance

Per Archdiocese protocol, we ask that you check states that require a 14 day quarantine if you are traveling. To view which states this applies to click here. Please pay special attention that surrounding states are on this list. Please refer to the map below.
Suburban Cook County* Travel Quarantine List

Click here to see the list of states requiring quarantine

Tax Credit Scholarships

Details on what a tax credit scholarship is. See if you qualify or if you are looking to donate

What Makes Advent Different from Lent
Archdiocese of Chicago COVID-19 Case Protocol

The Office of Catholic Schools’ Infection Protocol Guide details the steps required of school administrators

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December Lunch- sorry for the delay!

12/11 - Deep Dish Galaxy Pizza

12/14 - Chicken Tenders

12/15 - Nacho Combo

12/16 - Hot dog

12/17 - Beef and Cheese tacos

12/18 - Sliced turkey with gravy

Calendar changes

We recently have made a few changes to our school calendar. This year, the responsibilities of teachers have drastically increased. The amount of planning time has decreased. For this reason, we are going to begin some early dismissals to allow teachers more time to effectively plan. Dismissal time will be 1:00. Students will have time to eat a snack at school but will not have lunch. Early dismissals will take place on the last Thursday of each month. After care will be available. Students going to after care may bring their own lunch to eat.

2021 Early dismissal dates:

January 28

February 25

March 25

April 29

May 27

Class of 2021 High School Information Page

Updated October 9, 2020 Click here for more information about area Catholic High Schools

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Phone Number for Extended Care (To call or text during extended care hours) 773-682-6196

Mary, Mother of Divine Grace Parish Bulletin

Click here to see the Sunday Parish bulletin.

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All winter Sports have been canceled/ spring is pending

Important Dates

December 18 - Christmas Break starts at end of day

January 4 -15 - All school remote learning

January 12 - Late start 9 AM

January 15 - Virtual classes until 11:30AM - Parent Teacher Conferences

January 18 - NO SCHOOL Martin Luther King

January 19 - Return to in person learning

January 28 - Early 1:00 Dismissal, no lunch

Divine Providence Staff 2020-2021

Please CLICK HERE for the faculty for 2020-2021

Click on the documents below to view.

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