Divine Providence School

February 18, 2021 Home and School Connection

Next week Thursday (February 25) is a 1:00 dismissal

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5 Essentials Survey

Dear Parent,

This is a reminder to participate in the parent survey supplement, part of the Climate, Culture, and Catholic Identity Survey administration utilizing the 5Essentials Survey. We guarantee that survey responses will never be connected to the identity of you or your child. School reports will only present aggregated information of how parents and students responded as a whole.

A parent survey report will be generated if at least 20 percent of parents respond to the survey. While the parent data will not be made public, the parent report will be made available to Mrs. LeTourneau and Dr. Jim Rigg, superintendent of the Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic Schools and will enable them to make considerations based on the responses given by Divine Providence School parents. Your participation in the parent survey will help us understand the conditions at your child’s school and guide improvement. Again, your identity and individual survey responses will be kept completely confidential and will never be connected to you or your child.

Teachers and 4th through 12th graders throughout the district are taking the teacher and student 5Essentials Survey. School-level 5Essentials Reports will be generated if teachers and/or students meet their 50 percent response-rate thresholds. These research-based reports will be sent to schools and districts in May 2021.

Please visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/archchicago/ to take the parent survey.

If you have any questions about the survey, please contact 5Essentials Customer Support at 1-866-440-1874 or 5essentials@uchicago.edu.


Mrs. LeTourneau

Reminder! Confirmation Retreat for candidates in 8th Grade is this Saturday, February 20, 2021 - 1:00PM - 5:00PM on Zoom!

2020 tuition tax document

Click here for instructions on how to obtain necessary tuition documents for 2020.

Re-Registration for 2021-2022 School Year

Early-Bird Fees Available Now!

We are now in the process of planning for the upcoming school year! Planning for our school budget, textbooks, resources and the programs we can offer is all impacted by our school’s enrollment. This year, we are going paperless! We are asking all our current families to recommit to Divine Providence Catholic School for the 2021-2022 academic year. Please complete re-registration HERE.

The early-bird registration fee is $150.00 per family (non-refundable). Registration cost will increase to $200.00 per family after Friday, March 5, 2021. It is important that you secure your child’s placement on or before March 5th to avoid additional fees. Open registration begins for all new families beginning next week.

If you have any new student(s) in your household whom you plan on enrolling at Divine Providence for the next school year, please submit your child’s birth certificate, a new student application, immunization record and Baptismal certificate (if applicable) to Linda Hawkins, Director of Marketing and Enrollment at lhawkins@archchicago.org

If you are not planning on returning to DP for the 2021-2022 school year, please let the school office know. Thank you!

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Congratulations to Alexandra in 2nd grade! She received the Sacrament of Baptism on Friday, February 12, 2021. Alexandra was surrounded by her family as well as her second grade classmates.

2019-2020 School yearbook- Limited stock! Order soon!

A big thank you to Ms. Brauneker and Mrs. Mahlingam who organized a school yearbook from LAST school year. If you would like to order a yearbook, please click on the button below.

Please fill one form out for each child you would like to purchase a 2019 - 2020 yearbook. (This is LAST school year, not the current school year) Yearbook money will be billed to your FACTS account. Payment must be made upon billing in order to receive the yearbook. **Limited amount of yearbooks available!** Distribution o yearbooks will be in order of families that order one. Due to the limited quantity, we may not be able to fulfill every order. You will not be charged if we cannot fill your order.

The price for EACH book is $18.00

2019-2020 Yearbook order form

Use this link if you would like to purchase a 2019-2020 Divine Providence School yearbook

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IMPORTANT - If anyone in your household 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.

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Learning Detachment from Your Stuff
Communication to families about Protocols

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

Happy Birthday!

February 23 - Thomas in grade 8

February 24 - Hazel in Kindergarten

February 24 - Kalyhia in grade 3

(We are done with half birthdays!)

Suburban Cook County* Travel Quarantine List

Click here to see the list of states requiring quarantine

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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February Lunch

February 19 - Cheese pizza

February 22 - French Toast Sticks

February 23 - Hot dog

February 24 - Breaded Chicken Sandwich

February 25 - snack will be provided- 1:00 dismissal

February 26 - Mozzarella Sticks

**Changes to the menu have been placed in BOLD print

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:

February 25

March 25

April 29

May 27

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Nazareth Academy registration for March 9, 2021

Click here to register for the Parenting for Purity

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Click here to subscribe to the weekly Newsletter from the Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic Schools Office

Phone Number for Extended Care (To call or text during extended care hours) 773-682-6196

Mary, Mother of Divine Grace Parish Bulletin

Click here to see the Sunday Parish bulletin.

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All winter Sports have been canceled/ spring is pending

February 15 - NO SCHOOL President's Day

February 26 - Last day of 2nd trimester

March 9 - Late start 9 AM

March 10 - Optional Spring picture day

March 10 - 8th Grade Graduation RETAKE day

March 19 - NO SCHOOL Faculty in-service

April 2 - NO SCHOOL Good Friday

April 4 - Easter Sunday

April 5 - 9 - Easter Break NO SCHOOL

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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