Divine Providence School

October 1, 2020 Home and School Connection

Parent and Teacher Conferences

On October 9, 2020, we will host our annual Fall Parent and Teacher Conferences. They are earlier this year in an effort to communicate how the year has begun for our students and any goals or expectations for the rest of the trimester. All conferences will take place virtually using Zoom. Students in Grades 5-8 will not have school on October 9th, but may attend the morning at school where they can work on homework, watch a movie, etc. Cohorts will remain socially distanced, will be required to wear a mask and may bring a snack. All students will be dismissed at 11:30 AM and there will be no after school care.

We will be using the signup genius platform to schedule the conferences.

Grades Preschool through 4th Grade:

Click here to find your child’s grade/ teacher to reserve your time. You will be e-mailed the password to the Zoom Call the day before conferences.

Grades 5-8

To accommodate the needs of our students, we will give first sign ups to students who will meet with the Middle School Team by their request. Remaining slots will be open to students who will meet with their child’s homeroom teacher. If the Middle School Team is requesting a conference, you will receive an email from us with the sign-up link. We ask that you sign up by Friday, October 2, 2020. For students who have not been required to meet with the team, we will open slots on Monday, October 5th.

Thank you for your cooperation!

NO SCHOOL for Grades 5-8 on October 9th

Parent and teacher conferences will take place on October 9th. Our Middle School students work daily with 4 main teachers. In order to allow teachers on our Middle School team to meet with parents, grades 5-8 will not have school this day. We will, however, offer care for any student that may need it. They may come from 8:00 - 11:30. Please sign up here if you need your child to attend school this morning. Sign up by Monday, October 5, 2020.

School Crossing Guard

We are currently looking for a crossing guard to help students in the morning and after school with crossing on Mayfair . This is a volunteer position that would require about 20 minutes for each time. Officer Verber, the student resource officer, will provide trainings to those interested.

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 lynn.letourneau@archchicago.org

Pet Blessing!

Mary, Mother of Divine Grace Parish will have a pet blessing this coming Sunday at the DI courtyard at 1PM
Grades K-4 device survey

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

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.

Early dismissal dates:

October 29

January 28

February 25

March 25

April 29

May 27

Archdiocese of Chicago COVID-19 Case Protocol

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

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

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Message from the Cardinal

Archdiocese of Chicago September 17, 2020

Happy Birthday!

October 6 - Henry in Junior Kindergarten

October 6 - Stella in Grade 2

October 7 - Regina in Grade 4

Virtual School

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

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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

Band Information

Details how the band program will work at Divine Providence School 2020-2021

Class of 2021 High School Information Page

Click here for more information about area Catholic High Schools

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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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!