Support Us
Support Us

Please Read: 2020-21 Academic Year E-News – Week of August 16 (Sent Sunday, August 16 at 6:30 pm)

Return to School Checklist

– Review comprehensive Return to School PlanReturn to School WebinarFrequently Asked Questions and additional Webinar Questions.

– Familiarize yourself with Safety Measures & Precautions including daily morning routine and four questions students should ask themselves before attending In-Person Learning each day. Please note: Freshmen and Sophomores should use the Main Entrance off Belmont Ave. Juniors, Seniors, Faculty and Staff should use the Atrium Entrance off the Belmont Parking Lot.

– Discuss importance of adhering to Social Distancing Guidelines. Masks must be worn at all times in the building (except when eating during Lunch Period). Students should be prepared with multiple masks solid in color and personal hand sanitizer for In-Person Learning days. Students should be reminded to wash their hands frequently and stay to the right in hallways, maintaining social distance as much as possible.

– Remember Dress Code for In-Person Learning days consists of khaki colored and style shorts or khaki style pants with Saint Patrick polo and belt. Gym shoes are permitted. School ID’s must be worn with school-issued lanyards at all times during In-Person Learning. Students should see Coach Guerra in the Cafeteria during their assigned Lunch Period to replace a lost ID. School-issued lanyards will be available next week. Please note: Saint Patrick polos must be worn on Remote Learning Days.

– Review Student Course Schedules and Important Information. If students are short of credit, they must resolve the issue with Mr. Perez before their first day of In-Person Learning on the following days/times outside the Belmont Parking Lot doors:

– Monday, August 17 from 7:00 am to 8:30 am and 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
– Tuesday, August 18 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
– Wednesday, August 19 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

– Students must check their iPads to ensure the camera is enabled. If the camera is not enabled, students should email ipad@stpatrick.org as soon as possible. They will receive an automatic response with directions to assist them in resetting their iPad or to do a hard reset of the device if that does not work.

– Read the letter from Quest Food Management Services regarding menu, service modifications, and safety and sanitation enhancements and practices for the 2020-21 School Year. For more information about Cafeteria Services, including how to set up a MealTime Account, click here.

– Parking Permits may be purchased from Coach Guerra on the first days of school in the Cafeteria during a student’s assigned Lunch Period. Permits are $50 payable by cash or check made out to Saint Patrick High School.


Emergency Travel Order

Anyone who has traveled to a community on the City of Chicago’s Emergency Travel Order (Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin) is required to self-quarantine for 14 days prior to attending In-Person Learning.

Parents should contact Sergio Muro, Director of Student Services, at smuro@stpatrick.org if your son needs to self-quarantine to start the school year and discuss a plan for Remote Learning during this time.


School Cleaning

Fogging & Disinfecting cleaning will begin on Monday, August 17 at 7 pm. In order to complete this process, no one is allowed in the building during the hours Cosmopolitan Cleaning Services will be performing the service. Beginning August 26, the fogging and disinfecting will take place every Wednesday at 7 pm.

Cleaning & Surface cleaning (including, but not limited to, high touch surfaces such as doorknobs, desks, railing, tables, etc.) will begin Monday, August 17 at 3 pm. While students will be out of the building by 12:25 pm this week, in subsequent weeks students will be asked to immediately leave the building following the conclusion of the school day as the building will be locked after 3 pm to allow for daily cleaning and disinfecting.


Orientation Week

Freshman Orientation

Tuesday, August 18 and Wednesday, August 19 are Freshman Orientation Days with Tuesday, August 18 being the first day of school for all freshmen regardless of what group to which they have been assigned. Further details about the two days are below.

On Tuesday, August 18, freshmen who are in the Green group are to report to school in person that day with their A Period class starting at 7:45 am. Their In-Person Learning day will conclude at 12:00 pm when they will be dismissed for the day. Freshmen who are in the Gold or Remote Learning groups will be receiving information from their teachers as to how to log in remotely to their classes that day with A Period starting at 7:45 am. Their day will conclude at the end of I Period at 10:10 am.

On Wednesday, August 19, freshmen who are in the Gold group are to report to school in person that day with their A Period class starting at 7:45 am. Their In-Person Learning day will conclude at 12:00 pm when they will be dismissed for the day. Freshmen who are in the Green or Remote groups will use the information they have received from their teacher to log in remotely to their classes that day with A Period starting at 7:45 am. Their day will conclude at the end of I Period at 10:10 am.

Freshmen should enter through the Main Entrance on Belmont Avenue.

Please note: Students who are working remotely on a given day or for the semester do not need to log into a remote Study Hall. Students may use that time at home to work on assignments for other classes or as a break.

All-School Orientation

Thursday, August 20 is the first day of school for the sophomores through seniors and All-School Orientation for everyone, including freshmen.

On Thursday, August 20, all students (freshman through senior) who are in the Green group are to report to school in person that day with their A Period class starting at 7:45 am. Their In-Person Learning day will conclude at 12:10 pm when they will be dismissed for the day.

Freshmen who are in the Gold or Remote Learning groups will use the information they have received from their teachers to log in remotely to their classes that day with A Period starting at 7:45 am. Their day will conclude at the end of I Period at 12:10 pm.

Sophomores through seniors who are in the Gold or Remote Learning groups will be receiving information from their teachers as to how to log in remotely to their classes that day with A Period starting at 7:45 am.  Their day will conclude at the end of I Period at 12:10 pm.

On Friday, August 21, all students (freshman through senior) who are in the Gold group are to report to school in person that day with their A Period class starting at 7:45 am. Their in-person learning day will conclude at 12:10 pm when they will be dismissed for the day.

All students (freshman through senior) who are in the Green or Remote Learning groups will use the information they have received from their teachers to log in remotely to their classes that day with A Period starting at 7:45 am. Their day will conclude at the end of I Period at 12:10 pm.

Please Note: Quest will not be serving lunch August 18-21. All students attending school in person on these days are expected to bring their own lunch.


Senior Photos

For any member of the Class of 2021 who missed Senior Photos, makeups are scheduled for Thursday, September 3 (Green group) and Friday, September 4 (Gold group) for students who are In-Person. A schedule will be posted at school by the first full week of classes. This is a formal portrait; coat and tie are required. Poses will be limited but parents may make an appointment with Lifetouch Portrait Studios in Elmhurst at (630) 758-0050 for a full package.

For seniors who have chosen full-time Remote Learning, or if you have any questions, please contact Jeff Troxell ’72, Assistant Principal, at jtroxell@stpatrick.org.


Upcoming Schedule

– Monday, August 17 – Faculty Work Day
– Tuesday, August 18 – Freshman Orientation (Green In-Person; Gold Remote)
– Wednesday, August 19 – Freshman Orientation (Gold In-Person; Green Remote)
– Thursday, August 20 – All School Orientation (Green In-Person 7:45 am – 12:10 pm; Gold Remote)
– Friday, August 21 – All School Orientation (Gold In-Person, 7:45 am – 12:10 pm; Green Remote)

Transfer Student Orientation is Wednesday, August 19 from 9 am – 10:30 am. Students should report to the Main Lobby off Belmont Ave.

– Monday, August 24 – Schedule A: Green In-Person; Gold Remote
– Tuesday, August 25 – Schedule A: Gold In-Person; Green Remote
– Wednesday, August 26 – Schedule A: Green In-Person; Gold Remote
– Thursday, August 27 – Schedule A: Gold In-Person; Green Remote
– Friday, August 28 – Schedule A: Green In-Person; Gold Remote

– Monday, August 31 – Schedule B: Gold In-Person; Green Remote
– Tuesday, September 1– Schedule B: Green In-Person; Gold Remote
– Wednesday, September 2– Schedule B: Gold In-Person; Green Remote
– Thursday, September 3 – Schedule B: Green In-Person; Gold Remote
– Friday, September 4 – Schedule B: Gold In-Person; Green Remote

« Back to News

5900 West Belmont Avenue, Chicago, IL 60634