Resources and School-Wide Updates
On Friday, March 13th, the Archdiocese of Chicago announced a system wide closure of Catholic Schools beginning Monday, March 16th. At this time, the Archdiocese has not determined how long this closure will last.
E-Learning/remote learning for St. Ann School will then begin on Tuesday, March 17th. We invite parents to read Ms. Corrigan’s letter for some key logistics for classwork during this time. Each grade’s E-Learning Plan is available at the bottom of this page.
This page on our website is dedicated to updates and resources for our families during the COVID-19 School-System Wide Closure.
Tune in to Ms. Corrigan’s virtual morning assemblies during our school system-wide closure:
- Mindfulness Monday 3/30
- Teach it Tuesday 3/31
- Way to Go Wednesday 4/1
- Thrilling Thursday 4/2
- Faith Family Friday 4/3
E-Learning Plan for 3/23-3/27 By Grade:
Community Updates and Resources:
- Chicago Public Schools are serving as food distribution centers for all children under the age of 18 – regardless if they attend CPS or not. Food pick-up will take place outside of the school building from 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Monday through Friday. Families can pick-up three days worth of meals at time, each with two meals per child.
- The Greater Chicago Food Depository and Chicago’s network of food providers stand ready to support families. A full list of locations is available here.
City of Chicago Resources
- Access e-books for free by applying for a Chicago Public Library eCard here.
- For updates from the City fo Chicago regarding the coronavirus, click here.
- Comcast is increasing internet access during this time. Details on the increase are available here.
Financial Assistance Resources
- State of Illinois’s website for Economic Assistance
- State of Illinois’s website for Unemployment Benefits
Academic Resources during School System-Wide Closure:
- The CDC published a helpful resource guide on how to talk to children about the coronavirus.
- What should your child’s day look like while they are at home? We recommend checking out this blog post for ideas. We also recommend checking out this sample schedule from Jessica McHale Photography.
- Audible is offering many stories free for children to stream across several languages.
- Big Shoulders Fund created a website full of student resources – be sure to check it out!