4.1.20 - Letter from the Principal
Dear Mount Carmel Parents and Guardians,
During these challenging days, I pray that you and your family are remaining safe and healthy.
Yesterday, Governor Pritzker announced the extension of the “shelter at home” order and statewide school closures for Illinois through April 30th. Mount Carmel will adjust our timeline in accord with his directive, with a plan to be back at school on Friday, May 1st.
We will continue our E-learning program until April 8th and then take our previously scheduled spring break from April 9th through April 19th. After the break, we will resume E-learning on April 20th and continue through April 30th. In the interim, we will monitor developments and continue to provide you with updates as necessary.
We are incredibly proud of our faculty, staff, families and young men. In the face of this unprecedented challenge, the Mount Carmel community has collaborated effectively to maintain the educational momentum of this school year. Since we had begun to develop an E-learning strategy prior to the pandemic, most of our students have been able to make this transition quickly and effectively. We are grateful to all our parents for supporting this effort.
This week, members of our administration and staff are calling each of our families. If you have not received a call from us yet, you will. We want to ensure that you and your family are doing well. Please ask questions, let us know of any challenges you or your son are facing, and tell us about your E-learning experience. Communication is imperative; we want to assure you that there is always an open line to Mount Carmel.
I have been asked numerous times throughout the years about our school “mascot.” What, exactly, is a “Caravan”? Simply put, a Caravan is a group of people, traveling and working together towards a common destination. During these unprecedented times, the Mount Carmel “Caravan” is the perfect school “mascot.” There is not a school or community I would rather be with on this journey.
Please take a moment to review the links below to see some other ways the Mount Carmel community is coming together during this time.
May our Lady of Mount Carmel watch over you and your family.
Mr. Scott Tabernacki’ 02