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Letter from De La Salle President Fr. Paul Novak, OSM

By March 17, 2020August 26th, 2022No Comments

Dear Families, Friends and Benefactors:

Learning never stops at De La Salle Institute!

Our electronic learning platform began on Monday, March 16, 2020 under the watchful eyes of Dr. Diane Brown, Mr. Nicholas Colletti and Mr. Paul Dirschl, and will continue until March 30, 2020.

Our faculty have been working toward providing a seamless educational experience for our students. It has been reported that the Meteors are doing an excellent job at staying connected with their teachers and completing their assignments. I cannot thank our parents and guardians enough for supporting our learning strategies and for ensuring that our Meteors remain committed to their studies.

Thank you to our dedicated faculty who are working diligently to provide creative and meaningful learning opportunities. We are indeed blessed to be able to continue our educational mission during these trying times. Great job, Meteors!

Over the weekend, the Illinois State Board of Education announced that this two-week interruption will not need to be tacked on to the school year. Parents, you have invested in your child’s education and we at De La Salle will continue to honor that investment by providing challenging lessons for their continued educational growth.

During this time De La Salle Institute school offices will remain open according to the following schedule until further notice:

Hours of Operation: March 16-19 and March 23-30, 2020

Academic Offices: 7:30am – 3:00pm

Business Office: 7:30am – 3:00pm

Advancement Office: 8:30am – 4:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: The entire building will be closed March 19-22. We will re-open on March 23rd at 7:30 am.

During this two-week period our facilities staff will perform a deep cleaning and sanitization of the facility to prepare us for the resumption of the academic year. I can’t thank Mr. Larry Blakley, Mr. Gino Bruno, and our facilities staff enough for their dedication, drive and hard work.

I know that these are trying times and can produce anxiety for all of us. Please know that you are not alone and we are walking with you through this period of uncertainty. De La Salle Institute has faced many challenges in its 130 years of existence.

St. John Baptist de la Salle believed in the providence of God. I pray that you do as well. Together, and by God’s grace we will pull through. Let us keep each other in our prayers and let us remember our sisters and brothers around the world, our nation, and our city struggling with issues of health, mind and body.

St. John Baptist De La Salle…pray for us!

Our Lady of Lourdes…pray for us!

Live Jesus in our hearts…forever!

Go Meteors!

Fr. Paul Novak, OSM
De La Salle Institute

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