St. Damian School

Lancer Home Connection


A cold and snowy week it was. Thank you all so much for transitioning to a remote learning day as wonderfully as you did! It takes a village!

Friday, February 26, 2021 - No School

Information Update

If you have not yet filled out the Information Update, we really need you to do this. It is also very important that you fill out the correct form. Please follow the link that is in red on our website. The other link is for NEW families only.

This form once again asks you if you intend to return and will allow you to update your information for the upcoming 2021-22 school year. We moved to this electronic system last year and it is very simple as it pre populates all information for you.

You should be able to click the link right in the email, however, you may also find the link on the home page of our website.

And, on that note, we have opened our application for new families and students. Please send everyone you know to St. Damian! Post the link on your Facebook page!

And, if you have a child who is not yet a Lancer and you would like to enroll him/her, please fill out the application.

"40 Cans of Lent"

During these forty days of Lent, the St. Damian students have the opportunity to participate in the "40 Cans of Lent." This good deed will help fill our food pantry. If each student brings 2 cans that would be 626 additional donations to our food pantry! WOW!
Enroll Today 2021

News From The Oak Forest Police Station

The City of Oak Forest has changed the platform for reverse 911 calling and has migrated to the Everbridge system. In an effort to inform residents of important events and emergencies occurring in the city, the city is attempting to reach out to all parents and or guardians of Oak Forest students to have them sign up for this service .

This service is free and replaces a system that was costly to the Oak Forest taxpayers. The city is asking all Oak Forest school districts to disseminate the information attached to parents/guardians of students.

This system will be utilized in case of emergencies involving schools, lock downs and other critical incidents to notify residents and parents of your students. A separate notification has been sent out to residents in all water bills this month. The city realizes that not all residents and parents/guardians of students receive water bills based on what type of housing they currently reside in. A significant number of Oak Forest students reside in apartment complexes which do not receive individual water bills.

This notification is not specific to Oak Forest residents as we recognize that several school districts educate a number of students that live outside of the City of Oak Forest.

The link below will serve as the service sign up.

Timothy J. Kristin

City Administrator

708-687-4050 X1002

The Tax Credit Scholarship Donations!

We are pleased to let you know that for the third year in a row, The Archdiocese of Chicago, will be offering a 2 for 1 match program for all donations made through Empower Illinois between December 1, 2020 and February 28, 2021.

What does this mean? A $500 donation has a tremendous impact, with the 75% tax credit, you will receive on the donation and this match. It will have a net cost of $125 to you and will provide $1,500 dollars in scholarships for low-income families.

I am pleased to let you know that for the 2020-21 school year, we received over $100,000 in gifts. This allowed 16 of our students to attend St. Damian School. However, there were still 27 students on our wait list. Please follow this link to learn more:

Donate to St. Damian and Receive Money Back
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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.