St. Damian School

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Welcome Back from Fr Joe

August Updates

Good Afternoon,

The Archdiocese of Chicago shared with us the good news that our ReOpening Plan is approved and we are now ready to safely open our doors. We could not be more excited to welcome your children into our building in just about a week and a half. Until that time, we are continuously developing our curriculum. Your teachers are spending time this week not only setting up the classrooms, but, in meetings collaborating on the best ways to instruct your children with all of the constraints of the COVID-19. We are just thrilled to be able to be back in the physical classroom with our children.

We invite you to live stream our "Back Pack Blessing" mass on August 16, 2020 at 11:30 a.m. On August 20, Fr. Joe will visit the classrooms and personally bless the students' backpacks for the school year.

We continue to place information on the COVID-19 page on our website.

The calendar for August 19-25, 2020 is in the below link. It is very important that you note the changes from other years in the first few days.

On Monday, Mrs. Ward will be sending a communication to all families to sign up for a time on August 19, 2020.

We will continue with our normal traffic pattern for morning drop off. Because we will be using different doors, it will be extremely important to adhere to the traffic patterns. If you have child/ren with different drop off times, you may park in front of the church.

We will also be using the text messaging system for inclement weather, please be sure that we have your correct cell phone number on file. This is the number you filled out online in March. If it has changed, please let Mrs. Ward know.

We continue to ask for your patience as we maneuver this very new normal ourselves. We know there will be glitches.

Please call us with any questions.

Extended Day Begins August 24, 2020

We are pleased that we will still be able to offer Extended Day.

Here are all the forms that you will need!

Mrs. Kaminski is ready and misses her students!


We will be sending quite a bit of time in our classroom cohort. Due to the nature of this situation, we have agreed to allow the children to wear their gym uniforms throughout the school year. However, if you have already purchased the uniform, your child may wear that as well. We will be returning to the uniform policy when COVID-19 passes. You may purchase your uniform at the link below and our code is S0494.

or on Marathon

If you'd like a St. Damian Masks?

and a St. Damian Water Bottle?

Health Requirements

Below is the State of Illinois Health Requirements for all children. Please be sure to have this completed before the October deadline.

Yearbook Information

The company that prints the yearbook for St. Damian School was closed for the duration of Covid-19. They have notified us that the yearbook is in the mail! We will be sure to give your children their yearbooks when they arrive!

We will set a time for our graduates to pick theirs up!

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Did you know you can still SHOP with Scrip! You can do it all online. And, this is so easy and convenient, you may just want to continue this option when we are all back in the building.

Just follow this link for more information!

St. Damian School

Saint Damian School ensures individual students reach their potential through the development of their Catholic faith, character, citizenship and academics.