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Back to the Heart - Fall 2020

Throughout the spring, Sacred Heart Schools continued vibrant teaching and learning through our at-home learning program for our PK-8 students. The Opening of School Task Force, assembled in April, has been working diligently to prepare for the community’s safe return to campus this August. This task force and the Leadership Team continue to monitor and respond to the worldwide outbreak of SARS-CoV-2, the virus which causes COVID-19. The Back to the Heart – Fall 2020 Reopening Plans are based upon Phase IV of Governor Pritzker’s Restore Illinois plan, the phase Chicago is experiencing. In Phase IV, Revitalization, the rate of infection among those surveillance tested and the number of patients admitted to the hospital continues to decline. Gatherings of 50 people or fewer are allowed, restaurants and bars reopen, travel resumes, child care and schools reopen under guidance from the Illinois Department of Public Health. Face coverings and social distancing are the norm. Testing is widely available, and tracing is commonplace.

We understand that families and employees have questions and concerns. Here you will find Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), public health resources and communications that we have shared with the community. Please check this page frequently for updates. Click here for our Back to the Heart Guide, including FAQs (updated August 21)

Note: These procedures are subject to change and adaptation as required.


What Will Return to Campus Look Like?

Maintaining Social Distance 

Disinfecting School Facilities

Daily Temperature Checks 

Mandatory Face Coverings 

Frequent Hand Washing 

Complete Daily Health Questionnaire