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St. John Brebeuf Letter to Families

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April 23, 2020


Dear St. John Brebeuf School Community,


First, I want you to know how much I miss our Jaguars! Interacting with them every day was renewing and amazing. I appreciate the gifts they bring to our school. I truly look forward to the time we are all together again. We will certainly have an amazing celebration!


As you know, Governor Pritzker declared that schools will continue with the e-Learning platform for the rest of the 2019-2020 school year. While this is disappointing, I believe this is the right thing to do in order to keep our community as healthy as possible. I am currently working with our 8th-grade parents, students, staff and Father Meany to craft a memorable and meaningful celebration for our graduating Class of 2020 through a virtual connection. 


St. John Brebeuf School has been blessed with a strong, robust technology program. Several years ago, our School Advisory Board advocated for a 1:1 technology program, which gave all students in Kindergarten through 8th grade their own laptops. Fr. Meany and the community supported this important initiative. The Principal at the time, Mrs. Matson, and Mr. Taylor provided training for our staff to deliver 21st-century instruction incorporating our Personalized Learning program using this technology. Our SJB teachers and students learned to masterfully and naturally use technology to increase learning. 


Because we were so well-prepared before the pandemic, our staff and students transitioned exceedingly well to the e-Learning platform. Our teachers hold Zoom meetings, provide direct instruction, connect with parents, and continue to help our Jaguars learn and grow. 


Please let me or your child’s teacher know if you have any questions, or are in need of assistance. I am looking forward to seeing you all again!




Dr. Mary Maloney

Online Tech Support (Chrome Remote Desktop)


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Archdiocesan Coronavirus Update

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April 17, 2020

Dear Catholic School Parents and Guardians,

Earlier today, Gov. Pritzker announced the extension of the statewide closure of all schools in Illinois through the remainder of the academic year. As this announcement impacts Catholic schools, our Catholic school buildings will remain closed for the rest of the 2019/20 school year.

I know that this has been a challenging time for our Catholic school families and educators. Nevertheless, I have been sincerely impressed by the hard work of our students, parents/guardians, and educators. Our Catholic school teachers and principals have demonstrated extreme dedication as they have implemented high-quality e-learning and alternative learning programs. They have distinguished themselves in reaching out to individual families to ensure that students are learning, are safe, and happy. I am extremely grateful to our educators for their continued efforts in these unprecedented circumstances.

I am also thankful for the work of our parents and guardians. I know it has not been easy to support the education of your child at home. Know that our schools are committed to continuing high-quality e-learning and alternative learning in the weeks ahead. If you are in need of specific support, know that you are welcome to reach out to your school or the Office of Catholic Schools. As always, we value your partnership as we support the education and faith formation of your child.

I am aware that the continued closure of our school buildings will impact many end-of-year events in our schools, such as graduations, awards ceremonies, and other important events. As these vary school by school, your principal will communicate your school’s plan for such events. I encourage you to be flexible and understanding as plans are made for the future.

We fully anticipate the resumption of classes in the fall and anticipate that there will be opportunities for families to collect any personal belongings left in school buildings once it is deemed safe to do so.

Finally, I encourage you to view the growing set of resources for parents on the Office of Catholic Schools website. To access these resources, please visit the Family Resources page. Know that you and your family continue to be in my prayers. May God bless and protect our Catholic school families and educators and return us safely to school in the fall.

Yours in Christ,

Jim Rigg, Ph.D.

Superintendent of Catholic Schools

Archdiocese of Chicago







St. John Brebeuf Extended Day Program

St. John Brebeuf offers an amazing Extended Day Program. 

Morning Hours:

6:30 am - 8:05 am

After School Hours:

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm


2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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