Principal’s Page

MARCH 3, 2021

Dear Parents and Guardians,

The Archdiocese is conducting an annual survey to get feedback on school performance. It is through the University of Chicago. Please CLICK HERE to complete the survey.

Please take the time to do this, because to get the most accurate information possible, we need a large number of parents to complete this.

Tomorrow, March 4, is Report Card Day! Report Cards will be sent, provided all tuition accounts are current.

As a reminder, March 26 is Picture day. Details regarding the Picture Day Schedule, Graduation photos, and the process for Remote Learners will be shared in next week’s Brown Envelope.

Parents, please note that because of the rules regarding social distancing, students should leave as soon as they are dismissed from school. They may not linger. Please also note that e-learners should not be on school property (inside and outside) before school, during school, or after school. Only students registered as face-to-face learners may be on campus due to the COVID safety protocols in place.

Please also register for the 2021/22 School Year, if you have not already done so. The online registration form is available BY CLICKING HERE. If you have questions regarding any aspect of registration, please contact the school office.

Lastly, as families prepare for Easter Break, please be aware that students will have to quarantine / do remote learning if they travel out of Illinois. Remote learning will be for the 2 weeks after the child returns from his / her trip. Please let me know if you have questions.

Thankfully,

Sheila M. Klich - Principal


FEBRUARY 24, 2021

Dear Parents and Guardians,

The Archdiocese is conducting an annual survey to get feedback on school performance. It is through the University of Chicago. Please CLICK HERE to complete the survey.

Your feedback will help St. Celestine School navigate challenges, continue in areas of strength and address areas for improvement. Your time to answer the survey is truly appreciated.

Please note the following important upcoming dates:

  • March 4 - Report Cards go home (provided all tuition and fees are paid)
  • March 12 - Teacher Professional Development Day - No School for Students
  • March 26 - Picture Day (Spring Pictures and Graduation Pictures)

Please also register for the 2021/22 School Year, if you have not already done so. The online registration form is available BY CLICKING HERE. If you have questions regarding any aspect of registration, please contact the school office.

Lastly, as families prepare for Easter break, please be aware that students will have to quarantine / do remote learning if they travel out of Illinois. Remote learning will be for the 2 weeks after the child returns from his/ her trip. Please let me know if you have questions.

Thankfully,

Sheila M. Klich - Principal


FEBRUARY 17, 2021

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Thank you for your patience regarding the school going to remote learning because of the dangerous weather conditions and huge amount of snow. These last few weeks have had a whole winter’s worth of snow!

The marking period comes to a close on February 19, with the third marking period beginning February 22. It is hard to believe that we are entering the final marking period of the school year. What a strange year it has been.

Over the last few weeks, I have gotten a number of questions regarding students moving from remote learning back to face-to-face or from face-to-face to remote learning. Ideally, we do want families to have students return to face-to-face learning. The school has followed safety protocols to the letter and have worked very hard to provide the best instruction possible to both learning groups. Please contact me at sklich@stcelestineschool.org if you have any questions on what a return would involve.

Parents have asked about switching students to a day or two of remote learning, especially when we have had inclement weather. Any movement from one group of learners to the other is involved. It frequently involves multiple groups of teachers and changes to groups within Google Classroom. With nearly 400 students, moving students around for a day or two is not possible, because it could get confusing very quickly and negatively impact the consistency of instruction overall. While the school wants to work with every parent and does everything possible to ensure preferred instruction, we cannot shift students around for a few days here and a few days there.

This has been a historically unusual year in education throughout the world with teachers, parents and students working in ways they never imagined. The Archdiocese is conducting an annual survey to get feedback on school performance. It is through the University of Chicago. Please follow the link and complete the survey.

2021 Archdiocese of Chicago Parent Survey - CLICK HERE

Your feedback will help St. Celestine School navigate challenges, continue in areas of strength and address areas for improvement. Your time to answer the survey is truly appreciated.

Please also register for the 2021/22 School Year, if you have not already done so. The on-line registration form is available BY CLICKING HERE - If you have questions regarding any aspect of registration, please contact the school office.

Thankfully,

Sheila M. Klich - Principal


FEBRUARY 10, 2021

Dear Parents and Guardians,

I have a few reminders for the week. Friday, February 12 is a professional Development Day for teachers and there are no classes for students. Monday, February 15 is President’s Day and there is no school.

When school is in session, please follow these rules.

  • During drop off, parents should not leave the car to let students out. If more time is needed to help students, please use the parking lot.
  • Quite a bit of snow has fallen these last few weeks and a great deal of time has gone into clearing the sidewalks. Students should not play with snow on school premises.
  • We have a number of students who are either allergic to or fearful of dogs. Please do not bring dogs on school grounds for drop off or pick up.

Registration continues for the 2021/22 School Year. We are already planning for a great year ahead and look forward to you being a part of it. If you have any questions or would like to meet to discuss the year ahead, please reach out to me at (708) 453-8234 or at sklich@stcelestineschool.org. Many classes are filling up quickly!

Please USE THIS LINK for a convenient, remote registration from the comfort of your home.

With Gratitude and Blessings,

Sheila M. Klich - Principal


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