A Message from the Archdiocese of Chicago Superintendent Dr. Jim Riggs: In early July, the Archdiocese of Chicago released Reopening with Trust: A Planning Framework for the 2020/21 School Year. The Reopening with Trust: A Planning Framework for the 2020/21 School Year is available in English, Spanish and a Polish-version is forthcoming. This plan is designed to help schools and parents successfully and safely reopen our school buildings to students this fall. The plan was designed over several weeks during the early summer, and integrates feedback from parents, educators, medical professionals, and others. The plan also reflects important guidance from the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE), the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and other governmental authorities.
We know that parents have many questions about the start of the school year. In this document, we have outlined many of the frequently asked questions (FAQ) from parents about our reopening plan. The FAQs will be made available in Spanish and Polish.These questions are divided up into four sections, each addressing a separate aspect of the reopening process. The categories are:
- Health and Safety: General health and safety questions, such as social distancing, masks, and facility cleaning.
- Infection Protocols: How we will handle instances where students or employees become ill.
- Academics and Programming: Questions related to how classes will be taught. This section also includes information on school events (such as masses or assemblies) and extracurricular activities.
- Tuition: Questions about tuition payments during the upcoming school year.
Our Catholic schools have a long history of providing a top-quality Catholic education. We look forward to continuing that education in the school year to come. If you have any other questions about the coming school year, we invite you to contact your school principal or the Office of Catholic Schools.
School Reopening Plan FAQ (English)
St. John Berchmans School Reopening Plan (English)