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School Closure Notice

Per the direction of Dr. Jim Rigg, Superintendent of School for the Archdiocese of Chicago, all Archdiocesan schools, including St. Cletus School, will be closed starting Monday, March 16, until further notice.  We will notify you as updates become available.

eLearning will begin on Monday, March 16.  Please click here and take some time to review and communicate with your child(ren).

The Scoop

  • Health Awareness Update: Read this important LETTER from the Archdiocese of Chicago
  • “Pop-In and Play” Night (Incoming Pre-K, Jr. Kdg., Kdg., and Grade 1 Families) – Date To Be Determined
  • Crossing Guard Needed – The City of Countryside has an immediate opening for a part-time crossing guard. Individual will be required to work two (2) crossings per day (7:30-8:00 a.m. and 3:00-3:30 p.m.) and must be willing to work in any type of weather.  Salary is $25.00 per day; no benefits.  Applications are available at: CITY HALL, CLERK’S OFFICE, 803 Joliet Road, Countryside, IL  60525 Hours:  M-F 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
  • 2020-2021 Enrollment – Parents, we still need ALL enrollment intentions for the 2020-21 school year.  Please review the items below and complete Item #1 below as soon as possible. Thank you for your timely response.
    • Enrollment Form: Please click HERE to state your intent to return, complete, and “Submit” a brief, easy, on-line form.  If you do not intend to return, please select “Not Returning” and then “Submit” the form.
    • Tax Credit Scholarships–Empower Illinois – Families who wish to apply for Illinois tax credit scholarship(s) should indicate their school choice when submitting a scholarship application.  Our on-line Enrollment Form provides some helpful links to assist you with the application process.  Click HERE for information on Empower Illinois’ scholarship grant application process.
    • 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 ($30.00).  Applications must be COMPLETE (“Verified”) to be eligible for assistance.  St. Cletus assistance awards will be allocated in June 2020.
    • Additional required registration documents for next school year will be distributed in April or May 2020.
  • 2019 Tuition Tax Information – Your 2019 tuition paid 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 2019 Tax Information for Tuition Paid
      1. Visit your FACTS account and click on “View Details” (next to Payment Plan & Billing);
      2. Click on the “View Payment Summary” tab;
      3. Select the year you want to show for tuition paid;
      4. On the right side of the screen or at the bottom of the page, click on the “Print” link to print your summary.
      This tax report shows all tuition and incidental expenses (e.g., extended care) paid in 2019 for the 2018-19 and 2019-20 school years. The enrollment fee for the 2019-20 school year is being paid in 2020, so this $75.00 fee will count toward the 2020 tax season. If you have any questions, please contact the school office.
  • Western Springs District 101 Preschool Screening, April 20 & 21 – See FLYER.

School Reminders/Notices

  • Student Drop-Off and Pickup Reminders
    • DO NOT pass other vehicles in the oncoming traffic lane – this is dangerous and against the law.
    • DO NOT block or turn around in driveways.
    • NO U-turns are allowed.
    • PLEASE ALLOW residents to enter and exit their driveways. 
  • School Office Hours & Contact Information
    • Hours: Mon.-Fri., 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
    • Email The School Office  Web Form
  • Stay-at-Home Guidelines for Student Illness – Read this Important Letter

Misc. Parent/Student

  • Summer Solutions (Student Learning Over the Summer)  More Info

Calendar

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

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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Fundraising

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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