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As we continue to monitor the situation regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the safety and well-being of our students, faculty, and staff remains our highest priority. As per Governor Pritzker’s Stay-at-Home Order and state-wide school closings through Monday, April 6, Saint Patrick High School will remain on a Cyber Day schedule through Wednesday, April 8 with Easter Break scheduled for Thursday, April 9 through Friday, April 17 . All athletic events and extracurricular activities (including practices and rehearsals) remain canceled. In addition, the building and its surrounding grounds remain closed and off limits until further notice.

It is important to note that there are no reported cases of the virus or contact with someone who has been exposed to COVID-19 in the Saint Patrick community. All steps are being taken as precautionary and in conjunction with federal, state and local recommendations and law. We continue to pray for the Saint Patrick family, all those impacted by the virus, the caregivers, doctors, and nurses who are caring for them, and especially for those who are without access to medical and community support.

It is our goal is to communicate with families quickly and openly so that you may plan accordingly. We will do this through email and the school’s automated phone system, as needed. If you are a parent of a student at Saint Patrick and not receiving school emails, please contact Jennifer Sloan, Director of Communications, at

Please see below for ongoing communications sent to families, additional event changes and cancellations, Cyber Day procedures, information on Church worship and helpful resources.

Click here for a message from Dr. Joe to the Shamrock community.

Parent Communications

Email #10 – Coronavirus Update: Governor Stay-at-Home Order Extended (Sent Tuesday, March 31 at 7:30 pm)

Email #9 – Coronavirus Update: Important Reminders for Week of March 30 (Sent Sunday, March 29 at 8:50 pm)

Email #8 – Coronavirus Update: Schedule Beginning March 30 (Sent Thursday, March 26 at 6:00 pm)

Email #7 – Coronavirus Update: Governor Stay-at-Home Order (Sent Saturday, March 21 at 10 am)

Email #6 – Coronavirus Update: Week of March 23-27 (Sent Thursday, March 19 at 4:30 pm)

Email #5 – Coronavirus Update: Important Reminders Regarding School Availability (Sent Monday, March 16 at 1:00 pm)

Email #4 – Coronavirus Update: Moving to Cyber Day Schedule (Sent Friday, March 13 at 12:15 pm)

Email #3 – Coronavirus Update: Cyber Day Preparation/Event Changes (Sent Thursday, March 12 at 4:00 pm)

Email #2 – Coronavirus Update: Resurrection School Closing (Sent Tuesday, March 10 at 1:15 pm)

Email #1 – Coronavirus Update: Letter from Archdiocese (Sent Monday, March 9 at 10:15 am)

Event Changes & Cancellations

Spring Musical: Tarzan (March 20-22 & 27-29) is postponed until later date.

Shamrock Sweepstakes Final Drawing (Thursday, March 19) is postponed to a later date.

ACT Test (Tuesday, March 24) will be rescheduled.

Dads Club March Madness & Texas Hold ‘Em Party (Saturday, March 28) has been canceled.

Kairos Retreat (March 31 – April 3) is cancelled.

ACT Test (Saturday, April 4) is rescheduled for Saturday, June 13.

National Honor Society (NHS) Induction Ceremony (Saturday, April 5) is postponed.

Blood Drive (Tuesday, April 7) is canceled.

Art Show (Tuesday, April 7) is canceled.

Jazz Concert (Thursday, April 23) is canceled.

Academic Awards Ceremony (Sunday, April 26) is postponed.

Band and Percussion Concert (Wednesday, April 29) is postponed.

Choral Concert (Thursday, April 30) is canceled.

Cyber Day Procedures

Beginning March 30, we will have two rotations, a Green Day and a Gold Day, for the purpose of optional video conferencing as explained in the email above entitled Schedule Beginning March 30. This block schedule is temporary for the duration of the time that the building is closed.

Please note: Missing assignments or failure to attend a scheduled video conference will count as absences for the class and cannot be made up for late credit. If you need to call your son in for an excused absence on a Cyber Day, please email Mary Gibson, Attendance Officer, by 12:00 Noon on the day of the excused absence at

If you need to contact one of your son’s teachers or a staff member at Saint Patrick, please use the Faculty Directory.

Church Worship

With public Masses suspended throughout the Archdiocese, we wanted to provide you with some means of participating in regular worship of the Church:

– The Archdiocesan Mass at Mercy Home is broadcast on Sundays at 9:30 AM on WGN.  It can also be viewed at:
– EWTN broadcasts Masses at various points throughout the day.  The schedule may be found here:
– You can also make an Act of Spiritual Communion by praying the following prayer:

An Act of Spiritual Communion

My Jesus,
I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment receive You Sacramentally,
come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You.


Helpful Resources

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Coronavirus Situation Summary

CDC Coronavirus Fact Sheet

CDC Coronavirus in Illinois – Daily Updates

City of Chicago: Coronavirus Response Center

CDC Manage Stress and Anxiety

CDC Travel Advisories

CDC Share Facts, Not Fear Article

CDC Prevention Tips

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