Divine Providence School
October 22, 2020 Home and School Connection
October 29th is our first early dismissal at 1:00PM- no lunch will be served
From Mrs. LeTourneau....
It is very clear on the news that the virus is making the come back that we expected. Knowing this, I need you to remain vigilant on your end and to maintain communication with our school so that we can maintain in person learning.
If anyone in your home is having COVID like symptoms, your student(s) should stay home. Please report the absence and you will receive guidance on what to look for and when you student(s) can return to school. Never send your child to school after giving any kind of medication to camouflage symptoms. If anyone in your home has been found to be a close contact to someone who has tested positive, inform the school immediately and keep your child home. We will provide you with direction to move forward.
It is important that if you choose to be tested, you test wisely. We have found that many people may test too early. This would provide a false negative report. We also are finding it more common that rapid tests (test that you get the result usually the same day) are not always accurate. It is best to wait at least 5-9 days after the exposure to the positive person to test. The best test to have is called a PCR.
I am constantly asked if I think we will go back remote. If we stick to our plan and everyone is responsible fo doing their part, we can continue in person learning. Let's do this together!
Halloween at Divine Providence!
Students may be in costume, with the following regulations:
1. Solid color face masks are to be worn as usual- halloween themed face masks are acceptable.
2. They may wear a costume mask OVER their regular mask in the afternoon
3. Must be able to sit in their costume all day
4. Students must be able to use the bathroom - on their own- all day
5. No weapons or anything that can hurt another person
6. May wear makeup as part of their costume to school but may not reapply make up at school
During the day we will have "DEAD" time!
Students will hear Halloween music throughout the day for everyone to stop what they are doing and DANCE!
We will have the parade in the afternoon We will stay with groups on opposite sides of the building. Parade will begin at 12:45. Students will KEEP MASKS ON and maintain social distancing. 8th grade will judge the parade. **Per the Archdiocese, parents are not allowed to view the parade. The only exception is if parents park on the street on Mayfair and stay in their cars.
If the weather is bad, the parade will be canceled. Each classroom teacher has planned an afternoon of activities for our students.
From Dr. Jim Rigg, Superintendent, Office of Catholic Schools
Nominate a school hero!
We love our Catholic school employees. Teachers, principals and staff have worked tirelessly over the summer and this school year to bring quality in-person and remote learning to families during this unprecedented time.
To recognize the fantastic work our Catholic schools are doing, the Office of Catholic Schools is excited to announce the #SchoolHero program that will highlight the educators and staff who have gone above to ensure a safe and productive learning environment.
To complete this nomination form, you will need your nominee’s name, name of the school, professional title (if a teacher, the grade they teach) and why you’re nominating them for the #SuperHero program.
Please fill out the nomination here. We are seeking nominations from within our Catholic school communities - families, students, parishioners, alumni and school staff.
Nominate your #SchoolHero. We are very thankful for your participation in recognizing that our Catholic schools' employees are heroes.
Gym day change for grades 1-8
1st Grade MONDAY and TUESDAY
2nd Grade MONDAY and THURSDAY
3rd Grade MONDAY and TUESDAY
4th Grade MONDAY and THURSDAY
5th Grade MONDAY and TUESDAY
6th Grade MONDAY and THURSDAY
7th Grade MONDAY and TUESDAY
8th Grade MONDAY and THURSDAY
Preschool, Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten will continue to have P.E. on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.
FSA Raffle - last week for tickets!
Thank you to our FSA for treating the teachers to these amazing snacks!
IMPORTANT - If anyone in your family tests for COVID-19
The reality is that children may be positive with the slightest of symptoms. Always keep our school in your communication.
Please take this short survey about technology devices available to your child at home
Early dismissal dates:
The Office of Catholic Schools’ Infection Protocol Guide details the steps required of school administrators
School Crossing Guard
We hope you consider doing this so we can have a great group and would lighten the task for those interested. If you are interested, please email Mrs. LeTourneau at firstname.lastname@example.org
Updated October 9, 2020 Click here for more information about area Catholic High Schools
Just as a reminder: Any Virtual students wishing to come back into the physical classroom must give us a 2 week notice of the move.
If your child is in the school building and would like to move to the virtual school, please let Mrs. Heil know and they may start immediately. Please refer to the above, that once that move is made, they must attend the virtual school for at least 2 weeks.
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.
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Phone Number for Extended Care (To call or text during extended care hours) 773-682-6196
All Fall Sports have been canceled
Divine Providence Staff 2020-2021
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