Divine Providence School

Reopening with Trust / Home and School Connection

August 13, 2020

School is scheduled to start August 24, 2020 - IMPORTANT! See the schedule for this week below

Register for hot lunch!

Please register for FSP hot lunch- even if you never order hot lunch. By doing this, you are helping our school!

Click below for more information about our new virtual school

Click on the documents below to view.

All Fall Sports have been canceled

Reopening News

When we consider how to start the new school year, we need to remember that our students have not been to school in over 5 months. When they return, school will not be what they are used to. For this reason, we will ease our students into this school year. We appreciate your patience and cooperation with the following schedule:

August 24, 2020

Grades K-8 - Half of the students will come to school 8:00 -9:30 (Families with last names A-K). The other half (Families with last names L-Z) will come 10:30 - 12:00. The reason for this is to slowly acclimate our students to their new space, their "bubble", organize their supplies, learn new rules and protocols. This will also give them time to experience wearing a mask in school.

Preschool and Pre-kindergarten - Meet your teacher! Individual times will be scheduled to bring your child to school, see their classroom and meet their teacher. Due to the current circumstances a child may be accompanied by one parent. We know how difficult this can be for our little learners. This year may prove to be extra difficult since this is the only time parents will be allowed into the school building. See the buttons below for signing up!

August 25, 2020

Grades K-8 - Noon dismissal

Preschool and Prekindergarten -First day! There will be prayer, story time, snack, and more. Students will attend 8:00 - 9:30 AM

August 26, 2020

Grades K-8 Noon dismissal

Preschool and Prekindergarten are big kids now and ready to go to school until noon!

August 27, 2020

Grades K-8 First full day of school Student need to be in school and ready to learn by 8:00 AM .

Preschool and Pre-kindergarten - Welcome to your full day or half day program!

**Hot lunch begins**

**Extended Care begins today **

August 28, 2020

We are all ready to begin the new year!

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Face masks

All students ages 2 and up must wear a face mask to school daily and have an extra mask at school. Masks must be a solid color. Masks are also available through our uniform company, Schoolbelles. Their link is below by uniform code 2020-2021

Please remember masks must be a solid color for ALL students preschool through 8th grade. Please take the time to have your child get used to wearing a mask. While at home, you can make it fun with fun designs, but when school starts please remember they must be a solid color.


Tips on how to get your kids to wear masks while at school

Staff changes

Mrs. Brennan will no longer be returning to Divine Providence School. We are excited to welcome back Mrs. Martin teaching our three year old preschool class!

Mr. VanAlst (computer teacher last year) will be retuning to DP as our P.E. teacher.

Have Questions?

If you have any questions that you need a answer to (please understand you will be receiving weekly updates regarding our reopening plan) you can submit them with this link or email the Archdiocese of Chicago or ReopenSchools@archchicago.org
Band Information

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

School Store

Hello Parents,
We want to personally thank all of the families who have already participated in our SchoolStore fundraiser! We are on our way to reaching our goal, but we need everyone’s help to make sure our teachers get the essential tools they need to help our students succeed.

If your family hasn’t participated, there’s still time!

This safe and easy fundraiser is 100% online so there is no face-to-face selling, collecting money, or delivering products. Participation only takes 12 minutes and your child will win fun and exciting prizes. Every student will receive a valuable Wild Republic Hugger, just for participating. More prizes will be rewarded when goals are reached.

Please help now. It really will make a difference.

Go to https://www.schoolstore.net/sid.t?0000116542 to show our valued teachers your support.

Divine Providence School - Westchester IL 60153

PS: Family participation is the key to our success, and we are counting on you!


We welcome Mrs. Toni Podock to the role of tuition administrator. She can help you with any questions you may've regarding tuition billing.

She can be reached at tonilpodock@archchicago.org

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Health requirements

Please note carefully the areas to be completed on the form by: a) parents, and b) physician. These areas must be completed and signed by the proper persons. Please be certain also to fill in the heading of the form with the child’s name, address, age, grade, birthdate, etc. Any incomplete form will be returned to you for completion. With your cooperation, we will be able to update your child’s health record and there will be no need for additional requests for missing information.

The completed form may be returned to the school office at any time before the first day of school, and no later than September 1, 2020. The law insists that no child is to be admitted to school without a physical.

Thank you for your cooperation in this important matter.

Dental requirement

All kindergarten, 2nd and 6th grade students must have a dental form sign by their dentist in our school file no later than May 15, 2021. This form can be found here. While this form is not due until the end of the school year, we recommend making an appointment as soon as possible.
2020-2021 Dress Code - Includes solid color masks

Masks not have to be bought through Schoolbelles. Any solid color mask is acceptable for all grades.

Divine Providence Staff 2020-2021

Please CLICK HERE for the faculty for 2020-2021

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