Monday, June 8, 2020

Dear Parents,

Cardinal Cupich and our school administrators want you to know that we have every expectation that all Catholic schools in the Archdiocese will be open in the fall. Click here to view a video message from Cardinal Cupich.

We will employ measures that keep the safety of your children a top priority. We are working with experts in this area, as well as state and local public health officials to develop procedures to protect everyone's health and safety. Anyone returning to one of our school buildings can have confidence that we have taken every measure we can: enhanced regular cleaning and disinfecting of high contact areas, the use of plexiglass barriers in common spaces such as main offices, the availability of adequate supplies of sanitizer and PPE, and temperature checks on anyone showing symptoms.

We also know that some will prefer or need to stay at home. Remote learning will be available for these students, so they can keep pace with their class.

Our decision to reopen our school this fall is based on the value we place on face-to-face instruction and the community learning environment that has been a hallmark of Catholic school education over the years. Over the summer, we will keep you up to date as our plans develop. We are sending this first message to assure you we will do whatever is needed to open our school this upcoming school year.

We can only do this with your continued support. If you have not yet registered your child(ren) yet, please do so immediately. Refer to yesterday's Principal Update email for links on how to complete our registration process.

We are only as strong as the partnership we have with parents who enroll their children in our school. We have a proud history of education and we should not allow this challenge to undermine or diminish that tradition. What we do in this moment will have an impact on St. Therese School and Catholic school education in the Archdiocese for years to come.

The Cardinal and I pray for you and your families, asking God to keep us all safe over the summer months. We want to see everyone return to our school in August, healthy and ready to get to work.

Take care and be well,
Ms. Lisa Deborah Oi
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   St. Therese Campus: 247 W. 23rd Street, Chicago, IL 60616   
St. Barbara Campus: 2859 S. Throop Street, Chicago, IL 60608