Divine Providence School

November 5, 2020 Home and School Connection

Superintendent Message About In-Person Learning

Exiting the car

Please make sure that students are exiting the car closest to the door they will be entering. We have seen students entering and then walking around the car. This can be dangerous for the driver of the car or the person behind. Thank you for your cooperation!
Operating with Trust Newsletter

From Archdiocese of Chicago November 2, 2020

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Congratulations Giacomo and Angela Manfredini on being our FSA Split-the-Pot Raffle winners!

Thank you all within the DP Community for playing and helping up to raise $1,140 for classroom improvements! We will be purchasing 3 whiteboard kits to transform several chalkboards into upgraded whiteboards for several classrooms. Thank you for helping us to exceed our goal!
Communication to families about Protocols

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

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Happy Birthday!

November 6 - Carter in Grade 2

November 6 - Benjamin in Grade 5

November 6 - Kennedy in Grade 7

November 6 - Michael in Grade 7

November 9 - Lexi in Grade 8

November 11 - Catherine in Grade 11

November 12 - Murray in Grade 3

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November hot lunch

11/2 - Pancakes

11/3 - Chicken Nuggets

11/4 - Hamburgers

11/5 - Breaded Chicken

11/6 - Hot dog

11/9 - Hamburger

11/10 - Chicken Tenders

11/11 - Hot dog

11/12 - Popcorn Chicken

11/13 - NO SCHOOL

11/16 - Cheeseburger

11/17 - Chicken nuggets

11/18 - Mini corn dogs

11/19 - Nach oCombo

11/20 - Turkey with gravy

11/23 - 27 NO SCHOOL

Virtual School - Update

As we have students in our virtual school and students moving in and out of the school, we need to remind parents of the expectations of your student at home.

* All students need to be on their Zoom with the camera ON at the correct time.

* Students should have a place to sit at a table or desk. Students should not be in bed. If they are sick, they should rest and not be on Zoom. Their teacher can request them to log off and come back on in an appropriate location

* Students should not be eating during their Zoom call

* Please allow you child to listen and interact with their class/ teacher and do not interrupt

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.

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

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.

Grades K-4 device survey

Please take this short survey about technology devices available to your child at home

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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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.

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

Extended Day Registration

Click here to print the registration form for Extended Day

Mary, Mother of Divine Grace Parish Bulletin

Click here to see the Sunday Parish bulletin.

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All Fall Sports have been canceled/ winter is still pending

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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