St. Elizabeth of The Trinity
Committed to Catholic Education
7:30 am - 5:00 pm M-F
Father Michael Grisolano - Pastor
Dr. Kristine Hillmann - Principal
We will list all updates here along with suggestions regarding Covid-19 precautions.
Again, I remind everyone in order for all of us to stay safe, families should continue to practice social distancing.
Principal Hillmann’s February 4 Trinity Tribune quotes the Archdiocese newsletter regarding Spring Break :
“Since the beginning of the school year, safety has remained our top priority. Therefore, the Office of Catholic Schools strongly encourages all school families to enjoy Spring Break locally this year and avoid any out-of-state travel.
Doing so best positions us to continue with in-person learning uninterrupted for the remainder of the school year. It also helps to keep our
communities safer as our local health departments and state authorities work out their COVID-19 vaccination plans.
Due to these reasons and others, we are not considering moving to virtual learning after spring break at this time.
As you plan for Spring Break, please keep in mind the travel-related quarantine guidelines distributed on Jan. 20. If you have any questions, please contact your school principal.”
Therefore, if you do travel over spring break, families must quarantine for ten days before
returning to school.
A February report from the Archdiocese of Chicago found that Archdiocese students met academic expectations by staying on track with their learning and an overwhelming number of them exceeded learning goals set out by the system’s annual i-Ready assessment exam.
We will be returning to In-School classes on Tuesday January 19.
Remember, Monday January 18 is Martin Luther King Day – no class.
Please keep in mind that if you travel over the Thanksgiving break (November 26-30), a 14-day quarantine is required for students.
Remote learning will NOT be provided for these 14 days.
Our last day of in-person learning will be December 18, 2020 and we will pick up Remote Learning on January 4th, 2021 through January 15th. January 18th is a holiday and students will return to school on January 19th.
Though no one prefers remote learning to in-person learning, it does allow the opportunity to travel, get together
with family and friends, and not have to worry about quarantining upon return.
Please use this time as a chance to quarantine and NOT to extend your vacation. We are all working hard here
at school to ensure the safety of our students and we need families to help as well.
Since we would like to encourage our staff to travel and be with family over the holidays, St. Elizabeth will NOT be offering extended care for the two weeks for Remote Learning.
I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause families, but our faculty and staff truly deserve
time with their families during the holiday season.
Dr. Kristine Hillmann, Principal
August 6 – Video of School Re-Opening Meeting.
Father Mike Grisolano and Principal Dr. Kristine Hillmann host a School Re-Opening Video covering a wide range of topics including Covid-related issues and also answer parent questions.
You may review the document from the link on the menu to the left.
July – Archdiocese of Chicago FAQs on Schools Re-Opening. You may review the document from the link on the menu to the left.
July 13 – Principal Hillmann has released an Update Letter on St. Elizabeth School Re-Opening Plans for the upcoming school year. Please review it from the link on the menu to the left.
You can also view a video from Cardinal Cupich from the menu.
Our prayers remain with you. Please contact us with any special needs or questions about our re-opening plans.