School Office Regular Hours:
     Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m

The Scoop

ALL Current (2022-23) School Families – Please complete and submit our on-line Enrollment Form to state your intentions for the 2023-2024 school year. 

  1. SPRING AUCTION – Saturday, April 29 – Learn more HERE.
  2. St. Cletus Spirit Wear: Click HERE to browse and shop!
  3. ENROLLMENT FORM: Please click HERE to state your intent to return by completing and “Submitting” this brief, easy, on-line form. If you do not intend to return, please select “Not Returning” and then “Submit” the form.
  4. ENROLLMENT FEE: Our non-refundable enrollment fee of $100.00 (per enrolling family) will be charged to your FACTS account and will be automatically withdrawn in April or May 2023. Note: FACTS Management charges a $30.00 late fee ten (10) days after the due date for unpaid charges.
  5. TAX CREDIT SCHOLARSHIP(S): Empower Illinois “Reservation Night 2023” is Wednesday, January 18, 2023.  Families planning to apply for a tax credit scholarship can reserve their place on January 18, starting at 6:30 p.m.  Reservation forms may be “submitted” starting at 7:00 p.m. on the 18th.  Visit Empower Illinois to complete and submit your reservation form.  Our online Enrollment Form (above) also provides some helpful links to assist you with the application process.
  6. ST. CLETUS TUITION ASSISTANCE: If you would like to apply for tuition assistance from St. Cletus School, please click HERE, complete the application, submit the required documents, and pay the FACTS application fee. Applications must be COMPLETE (“Verified”) to be eligible for assistance. St. Cletus assistance awards will be allocated in June 2023.
  7. Additional required registration documents for next school year will be distributed in April or May 2023.

RaiseRight (formerly ShopWithScrip) Weekly Tuition Savings Program – This is a gift card fundraising program that is an easy way to raise money for your school and earn credit (discount) towards your following year’s tuition.  Buy gift cards from your favorite brands (like Starbucks, Jewel, Mariano’s, Shell, Dunkin, Marshall’s, Menards, etc.) and the rebates are earned with every card purchase. 

Positive Behavior In School – Our New Behavior Initiative! 
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St. Cletus Spirit Wear is Now Available!  See this FLYERClick HERE to browse and place your order!

Parent-Student Handbook: Please click HERE to review our Parent-Student Handbook.  Please print and sign the signature page and turn in to your child’s teacher.  Thank you.

Hot Lunch Ordering: Please click HERE if you would like to order hot lunch for your child(ren).  Our hot lunch (optional) program is on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and our food vendors this year are Buona Beef, Pisa Pizza, Little Joe’s, and Potbelly Sandwich Shop.  When setting up your hot lunch account, you will need to choose your child’s lunch period as follows: 11:00-11:30 a.m. is 1st lunch, which includes full day Pre-K, Jr. K., Kdg., 1st, and 2nd grades; 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. is 2nd lunch, which includes 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grades.  If you are new to ordering, please follow these instructions:  (a) Use the above “HERE” link; (b) Select Register to create an account; (c) Set up a profile for EACH child by selecting Add Profile; (d) Select Order Now to view menus and place orders; and (e) Enter your payment method to pay securely online.

Rainbows Program – The Rainbows Program at St. Cletus School helps children who are grieving the loss of a parent or guardian due to death, divorce, deployment, or trauma. If you are interested in having your child join our Rainbows group, please click HERE for more information. Please turn in the signed permission slip to the school office, ATTN: Mrs. Hogan, in an envelope marked “Rainbows.”

2022-23 School Calendar: Please click HERE to see our calendar for next school year.  Note: dates & times are subject to change.

Mandatory Health Requirements for 2022-2023

Form – Milk Order 2022-23:  Please complete and turn in to the school office.

Extended Care: Please click HERE for information about this program, including registration.

2022-23 Tuition & Fees: Please click HERE to see this year’s tuition & fee rates.

St. Cletus Tuition Assistance: If you would like to apply for tuition assistance from St. Cletus School, please click HERE, complete the application, submit the required documents, and pay the $30.00 FACTS application fee. Applications must be COMPLETE (“Verified”) to be eligible for assistance. St. Cletus assistance awards will be allocated in June 2022.

State of Illinois’ “Invest in Kids Act”

2022 Tuition Tax Information – See FLYER

Your 2022 tuition paid (for K-8 students) can be easily accessed through your FACTS Management account effective immediately.  Please follow the instructions below.  The school’s federal tax ID is indicated on the form, which can be downloaded and printed for your records.

How to Access Your 2022 Tax Information for Tuition Paid 

  1. Visit your FACTS account and click on “View Details” (next to Payment Plan & Billing);
  2. Under “Activity Details,” click on “View Payment Summary”;
  3. Select the year you want to show for tuition paid;
  4. On the upper right side of the screen, click on the “Print” link to print your summary.

This tax report shows all tuition and incidental expenses (e.g., extended care) paid in 2022 for the 2021-22 and 2022-23 school years.  If you have any questions, please contact the school office.

St. Cletus Band Program – See this Letter/Band Interest Form for details.

St. Cletus Children’s Choir

Arrival and Dismissal Procedures  2022-23 School Year

SchoolBelles’ School Uniforms – Click HERE to register and receive direct notifications of future sales and promotions.


30 Day View

Cardinal Corner

Emergency Closing

In the event of an emergency requiring the school and/or parish campus to close, School Office personnel will notify school parents via the following communications:

  • An e-mail message will be sent through DirectorySpot; and
  • A voice message from School Messenger will be activated.
  • In addition, you may check this Emergency Closings link to see all reported school closings in the area.
Volunteer Opportunities

School Reminders/Notices

  • School Office Hours & Contact Information
    • Hours: Mon.-Fri., 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
    • Email The School Office  Web Form
    • Absence Notices – by 8:15 a.m. the day of absence
    • For attendance/aftercare notices, e-mail the School Office ( and your child’s teacher
    • Aftercare Phone Number (3:00-6:00 p.m. only): (708) 215-5408
  • IMPORTANT SAFETY REMINDERS – Student Drop-Off and Pickup
    • PLEASE Keep Your Speed to a Minimum–there are children and parents (pedestrians) present.
    • PLEASE DO NOT pass other vehicles in the oncoming traffic lane – this is dangerous and against the law.
    • PLEASE DO NOT block or turn around in driveways.
    • PLEASE AVOID U-turns on the streets around the school.
    • PLEASE ALLOW residents to enter and exit their driveways.
    • PLEASE Be Patient for everyone’s safety.
    • THANK YOU for keep our St. Cletus community safe.
  • Stay-at-Home Guidelines for Student Illness – Read this Important Letter
  • Strep Throat – Facts Sheet for Parents
  • Annual Archdiocesan Notification LetterRegarding Asbestos in Schools

Volunteer Opportunities

As part of our faith community, parents are encouraged to participate in the spiritual, intellectual, and social development of their children.  The enthusiasm and dedication of parent volunteers contributes to the school’s warm atmosphere and plays a vital role to our school’s success.  Please consider giving your time to one of these wonderful opportunities.

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Tuition alone does not cover the full cost of a Catholic education. In fact, we intentionally set the tuition rate lower than the true cost of education because it is our mission to make a Catholic education accessible to as many families as possible. Fundraising, therefore, becomes a part of our mission and gives us an opportunity to actively help one another give our children the Catholic education we all value.

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