August Back to School Parent Pride Newsletter

JCA Families,
These five past months have been some of the most challenging we all have endured, and the curveballs thrown at scheduling over the past week with storms, power outages, water main breaks, etc. have not helped. The good news is that our community (parents, students, teachers and staff) is resilient! One of the most important things throughout the past five months has been to stay connected; either in-person or virtually, and communication is key to staying connected.
Each month, on the first Monday of the month, the JCA communications office releases a Parent Newsletter. The JCA Parent Newsletter highlights news and events for that upcoming month of school. Due to the nature of COVID-19, we have, and will continue to have more e-mails, School Reach phone calls, and social media posts than usual. Also, in the event that you missed an e-mail, or phone call, never hesitate to contact JCA at with a question or concern.
The following newsletter contains the most up-to-date information on Back to School dates, events, times, and procedures. Also, we have updated the JCA Return to School Plan and the JCA Parent-Student Handbook. The Return to School Plan will be included in the Parent-Student Handbook, as well as the most up-to-date IDPH (Illinois Department of Public Health) and ISBE (Illinois State Board of Education) guidelines and procedures for schools reopening in person.
Also, due to the Freshman Parent Orientation cancellation, we have included a video below for all JCA Parents regarding important information for beginning the 2020-2021 school year.
Upcoming Important Dates
Thursday, August 20 – Freshman Orientation; 7:50 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Friday, August 21 – Returning Student Orientation
Sophomores – 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Juniors – 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Seniors – 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
First Day of School – Monday, August 24 – Hybrid Schedule (Periods 1-4; 7:50 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.). School schedule is included below in the JCA Return to School Plan.
* The After-School Program does not begin until Monday, August 24. There is no After-School Program available for orientation days.
Due to the Freshman Parent Orientation cancellation, JCA staff and administration spent today filming the program. A video will be sent to all families shortly that will be beneficial regarding heading back to school during COVID-19.

CLICK HERE to view the complete August Parent Pride Newsletter.

Go Angels! Go Hill!
Ryan Quigley ’03
Joliet Catholic Academy – Director of Admissions and Communications
Office: 815.741.0500, ext. 214

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