COVID-19 Information Page
Dear St. Viator families,
It is my privilege to share our current COVID-19 protocols that, with the support of the Archdiocese of Chicago Coronavirus Taskforce and the Office of Catholic Schools, have allowed us to reopen for in-person learning for the 2021-2022 school year. We continue to focus on the health & safety of our building, staff, and students by attending to increased daily and weekly cleaning, disinfecting, and sanitizing. We kept our additional janitorial staff to focus on frequently touched areas in our building and classrooms which has helped to keep everyone healthy. Our teachers will continue with cleaning, disinfecting, and sanitizing as part of their daily classroom routine; attending to student desks, light switches, pencil sharpeners, and door handles throughout the day.
Although we all had hoped to put the COVID-19 pandemic behind us, we are still living under a pandemic and has also called on us to be flexible in our approach to educating our students. St. Viator is blessed to have professional teachers that are passionate about 21st century instruction and have led the way in remote teaching and learning. Having prepared over the summer and fall of 2019, our teachers learned the intricacies of teaching over the Google Classroom learning management system; adding the capability to utilize Google Meet and Zoom to bring live teaching to all of our students - even our preschoolers! We went from in-person learning on March 12, 2020 to an entirely new platform of all-remote learning on March 16, 2020 and continued that through our last day of school on June 9, 2020. There were many pieces put into place that made that transition successful, chief among them were our dedicated parents who supported their children at home under some pretty stressful circumstances.
Since March 2020, many things have shifted and changed in education. Our new normal has added EdTech tools, devices, learning management systems, virtual meetings, and the ability to be flexible in how we learn. As we continue to pray for the end of the spread of COVID-19, our St. Viator school community invites you to check in here for updates on our approach to teaching & learning, changes in our school calendar, and information shared from the Archdiocese of Chicago. You are always welcome to call our office at 773-545-2173 with questions or concerns. God bless you and may the Holy Spirit carry all of us in this difficult time.