We are excited to welcome you back to campus for the 2020-2021 school year! We are actively planning around our return to school in the fall following all local, state and Archdiocesan guidelines to ensure students and teachers remain healthy and safe. Please note much information regarding COVID and its implications for the coming school year will be shared in the coming months. Reminders, links and most up-to-date information regarding the return to school will be added to this page over the summer. In early August, the traditional Back to School Page will be added to the website housing all forms, schedules and action items needed to kick off the school year. Questions regarding this page may be directed to email@example.com.
During the summer months, news and information will be shared periodically through the Newsblast and the SFX School News. Navigate through the link below for examples of these communications and for instructions that ensure you are receiving them to your in box. Families should not adjust their subscriptions for 2020-2021 grade levels until class lists are shared in late August indicating homeroom teacher assignments. If you believe you have accidentally unsubscribed or if you have a new email address to add to our lists, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.HOW TO SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSBLAST & SFX SCHOOL NEWS VISIT THE NEWSBLAST FOR UPDATES FIND A CATALOG OF COVID-19 + REMOTE LEARNING UPDATES
Questions for office staff may be forwarded to email@example.com throughout the summer months.
CAPTURING REMOTE LEARNING MEMORIES
2020 has been rife with challenge, uncertainty, and change. However, we are all quick to identify the “silver linings” of the past several months for those in communities who count themselves fortunate to stay safe and well at home. In an effort to recognize our gratitude for our many blessings, and in the interest of capturing reflections on this unprecedented time, please help us by contributing a happy memory, celebrating a success, or sharing your gratitude for a moment you will remember with fondness from this past spring. Again, we thank all our school families for their flexibility, partnership and support during this unique moment in time. You can find a link to our brief “Remote Learning Memory” form below. Questions may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.REMOTE LEARNING MEMORIES FORM
The SFX School library team has assembled a resource page for families seeking fun and enriching summer reading resources here. Rising K-5 students are invited to participate in our Summer Reading Challenge with the chance to win exciting prizes once we are back at school in the fall. Preschool students are also invited to take part in our Summer Reading Game Challenge with the help of a parent or an older sibling! Bluestem (rising 3rd-5th grade) and Caudill (rising 6th-8th grade) challenges are outlined, Middle School summer reading assignments are shared, and additional summer reading resources are recommended. Questions may be directed to email@example.com. Happy summer and happy reading!VISIT THE SUMMER READING PAGE
Wilmette’s District 39 will again offer bus transportation during the 2020-2021 school year to all families who live within District 39 boundaries. The cost to SFX families for one-way transportation per rider is $333; round trip service is $575. Learn more here through the District 39 site. If you would like to register for bus transportation for your student for the fall, please download the Transportation Registration Form below. Print and complete this form and mail or hand-deliver payment by check for your total amount due to Wilmette Public Schools District 39, 615 Locust Road in Wilmette, 60091. After July 10th, a late fee will be assessed on all bus registrations. Registrations received after this date will only be accepted if space is available on existing routes.DOWNLOAD BUS REGISTRATION FORM
2020-2021 KEY DATES
Please keep in mind the following dates as we look ahead to the fall. A more detailed calendar will be provided over the coming months, along with additional information regarding the way schedules and procedures may adapt to keep our students and teachers safe. In the meantime, families are encouraged to plan around the following dates as they map out upcoming family commitments and appointments. Please note that St. Joseph School will follow an identical schedule. Questions may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
MEDICAL & DENTAL FORMS
Dental and medical forms needed for the return to school this fall can be found here. An updated overview of health requirements for the 2020-2021 school year can be found on this page indicating which exams and information must be complete and on file in the school office by the first day of school, August 26, 2020. After September 30th, students who are still not in compliance will not be permitted to attend school until all outstanding medical forms have been submitted. Please know that additional information, requirements and links will be shared specific to COVID-19 as we approach the fall, informed by evolving state, local and Archdiocesan guidelines.MEDICAL & DENTAL FORMS
Information regarding 2020-2021 K-8 school supplies can be found on the School Supplies page. Families with students entering K-8 who purchase supplies online through Edukits must do so no later than June 30, 2020 to avoid late fees. Those wishing to purchase supplies through other retailers can find grade specific supply lists on the School Supplies page. Please note that brands listed by Edukits are not required (with the exception of the 5th-8th grade Case It Sidekick); any brand is acceptable.
As in past years, 2 & 3 Yr Old Preschool and Jr Kindergarten students do not need to purchase any supplies prior to the first day of school. Teachers will share more information on this topic after the start of the school year.VISIT THE SCHOOL SUPPLIES PAGE
At this time, SFX Athletic Director Rob Wennington seeks family input regarding their intention to register rising 5th-8th graders for 2020-2021 athletics programming. While in no way binding, completing the athletics interest form provides valuable insight into demand for athletics, pending approval from state and local organizations regarding safety and accommodations that keep all athletes safe. Please take a moment to review Mr. Wennington’s SFX School News letter and respond to the athletics survey.REVIEW MR. WENNINGTON'S ATHLETICS UPDATE COMPLETE THE 5TH-8TH ATHLETICS INTEREST FORM
SFX SCHOOL UNIFORM INFORMATION
St. Francis Xavier School students wear uniforms in Kindergarten through 8th grade (and Jr K students who choose to do so are invited to wear an optional uniform). Logo shirts and sweaters, gym uniforms and plaid jumpers/skirts must be purchased through Dennis Uniform Manufacturing Company at dennisuniform.com (use school code GALGV) or 800-854-6951.
Khaki pants and non-logo shirts may be purchased at landsend.com/school (use school code #900059056) or any other retailer selling items similar to those offered by Dennis. Students may wear shirts with no SFX logo when under a jumper or sweater vest. A limited number of gently used uniform items are available to parents through the Uniform Closet, a committee chaired by an HSO parent volunteer that is committed to accepting and distributing donated uniform items among school families. Contact Darci Tauke at email@example.com for questions and availability of specific items/sizes through the Uniform Closet.DOWNLOAD THE UNIFORM POLICY DOWNLOAD THE DENNIS UNIFORM GUIDE VISIT DENNIS ONLINE
2020-2021 TUITION AND FEES
Confirmation of tuition and fees for the 2020-2021 school year was shared by the school board, in partnership with Pricial Barrett and Father Wayne via SFX School News. Parents are reminded that families who don’t comply with “Supportive Parishioner” guidelines are assessed an $800 additional fee. Non-parish families pay a $1,000 per family fee per year. Families are asked to select their 2020-2021 payment plan through Smart Tuition. Questions regarding Smart may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org TUITION AND FEE STRUCTURE ANNOUNCEMENT SUPPORTIVE PARISHIONER OVERVIEW LOG INTO YOUR SMART TUITION ACCOUNT