6410 South Dante Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637
Phone: 773-324-1020      Fax: 773-324-9235

11.16.20 - Parent Email Return to School

Dear Parents - 
Following up from our email last week, thank you for your patience as we have gathered additional information and conducted contact tracing.  After further investigation we have determined it safe to return to school on Tuesday (11/17) for the remainder of the week.   As a result of our contact tracing, some students have been asked to quarantine.  

Per our message last week, we need to remain diligent when we are at school, as well as when students are not at Mount Carmel.   This is critical for our young men to remain at school in person.  
  • If your son is not feeling well, you need to keep him home, even for the slightest symptoms. 
  • If anyone who lives in your home has tested for Covid-19 and is awaiting results, or if your son potentially has been exposed to anyone with Covid-19, please keep him home until verification of test results. 
  • Emphasize the need for him to wear a face covering, practice social distancing, and wash his hands.
  • fever, chills, cough, fatigue, diarrhea, headache, sore throat, muscle aches, shortness of breath, loss of smell or taste, congestion or runny nose,nausea, or vomiting
  • Any student with COVID-19 like symptoms, identified at school, will be sent home to be evaluated by a physician.
  • Any student with a positive test result will need to quarantine for 10 days and be fever free for 72 hours before returning to school.
  • Any student with a negative test result either through a COVID-19 test or the physician’s diagnosis, should remain at home until symptoms disappear. 
  • Any student exhibiting two or more COVID-19 symptoms, a documented negative COVID-19 test result is required before returning to school.
Please continue to communicate to Mr. Tabernacki (stabernacki@mchs.org) any changes in your son’s health or any possible COVID-19 exposure. 
The schedule for this week is as follows:
  • Tuesday, 11/17 - regular schedule
  • Wednesday, 11/18 - late start
  • Thursday, 11/19 - start of T2; regular schedule
  • Friday, 11/20 - regular schedule

Please remember, the decisions you make outside of Mount Carmel could have an impact on our families as well as our dedicated faculty.  Please be diligent, follow the guidelines and stay healthy.  
May Our Lady of Mount Carmel continue to guide us and all those affected by this illness.
In Carmel,

Ned Hughes ’70                                                        
Scott Tabernacki ‘02


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