COVID-19 Information

Coronavirus COVID-19 Information

We appreciate your support and patience during these challenging times. Our commitment to safety and wellness, within and beyond our school community, is our greatest concern. We continue to be in constant communication with the Archdiocese of Chicago, the health department, and medical experts to insure we are best meeting the health and well-being of our families, along with the learning needs of our students throughout this time.

Carol McClay, Principal

Father Hernan, Pastor

This page will be updated as important news and guidance becomes available.
Last updated: March 31, 2020


Important COVID-19 Updates

  • In response to COVID-19, the Archdiocese of Chicago announced a system-wide closure of Catholic schools beginning Monday, March 16. As of this date, St. Athanasius School will be closed until at least April 30, following the statewide school closure order which was recently extended through the end of April, and until further notice.
  • The school building will not be utilized for the extent of the closure. Student field trips, activities and athletics will be rescheduled, as will any school-related events, including Rummage Sale.
  • Join Principal McClay for Daily Prayer and Pledge of Allegiance on school days (via Zoom). School families: Please watch your email for the weekly links.

  • Digital instruction is being offered beginning March 17. Teachers will post daily assignments by 9am. Please note: there will not be assignments from every class, every day.
  • Grades 5-8: Assignments will be posted using Google Classroom. 
  • Grades 1-4: Assignments will be posted on the class Google Site. If you have trouble accessing the site, please inform your child's teacher. Teachers may also post morning meetings, read alouds and mini-lesson videos. 
  • Grades JK-K: Lessons, assignments and activities will be posted on the class Google Site. Teachers will use interactive tools to maintain the teacher/student relationship and impart lesson objectives.
  • For options regarding the June Spain/France trip, please contact Assistant Principal Mary Quish.
  • Read the latest messages from Cardinal Cupich and Pastor Father Hernan.
  • Join St. Athanasius Parish for Sunday Mass via livestream here.
  • Community-in-need & volunteer assistance requests: The parish is offering assistance to those in need; if you, or someone you know, is in need of groceries/medications, or could use someone to chat with or check in on him/her, a group of parishioner volunteers would like to help. Email with your request. If you would like to volunteer to help community members, please join St. A's Lotsa Helping Hands Community Site via this link.

It is our goal for students to maintain routines and hear directly from their teachers. With this extended time away, and given the nature of remote teaching, it is important students communicate with teachers if they need assistance or additional support on a concept or assignment, or would just like to be in touch.We will get through this together. It is also important social distancing doesn't create distance within our community. During this time, please engage with friends, family, and St. A's through our social media:

Should you have any questions, comments and suggestions, or if you need to notify the school of absence due to illness, please contact Principal Carol McClay.

Links & Resources

St. Athanasius Parish >

St. Athanasius Parish | Sunday Mass Livestream >

Archdiocese of Chicago | Mass Broadcasts >

Office of Catholic Schools | FAQ > 

City of Evanston | COVID-19 Updates >

Evanston Public Library | March 23rd Homeschooling Edition >

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention >

World Health Organization >

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