St. Dominic School
4100 Columbus Road, Quincy, IL
Updates & Changes
Frequently Asked Questions
Can families of Pre K, Kindergarten, and First Grade students check out a device?
Yes, since the teachers at these grade levels are providing packets for distance teaching and learning, parents may request a device to use at home with your child for supplemental learning. Families could use the device to access the links provided by Mrs. Wood or the classroom teacher. If you are interested in requesting a device, please make the request through your classroom teacher, then sign and return the QCES Device User Agreement.
This is a reminder about no person-to-person contact on Distribution Day.
On Wednesday, March 25th St. Dominic School will have a Distribution Day for learning materials from 8:00–10:00 a.m. and 4:00-6:00 p.m. Parents can pick up learning materials at the outside door of each grade-level classroom at the scheduled time. We will respectfully use social distancing by knocking and identifying the student or student’s family member. Then, the student’s bag of learning materials will be placed outside by the door on the table for pick up. We look forward to greeting students and families through the windows. There will be no person-to-person contact.
Has the school closure been extended?
Yes, today at 3:00 p.m., Governor Pritzker issued a “Stay At Home” or “Shelter in Place” order through Tuesday, April 7th. He also extended the school closures through Tuesday, April 7th. At this time, schools could reopen on Wednesday, April 8th.
How will families receive information from school?
Every afternoon Monday through Friday, Mrs. Frericks will send an afternoon email through FACTS to provide updates and answers to frequently asked questions. Teachers will call or email each family individually on Tuesday, March 24th. Distribution will begin Wednesday, March 25th, and teachers will provide learning materials in packets and Google classroom communication.
Are the Fish Fry events cancelled?
Yes, Fr. Tom announced that the Fish Fry events at St. Anthony and St. Dominic are cancelled for the rest of the Lenten season.
When will students and families be able to pick up learning materials at school?
On Wednesday, March 25th St. Dominic School will have a Distribution Day for learning materials from 8:00–10:00 a.m. and 4:00-6:00 p.m. Parents can pick up learning materials at the outside door of each grade-level classroom. We will respectfully use social distancing by knocking and identifying the student or student’s family member. Then, the student’s bag of learning materials will be placed by the door for pick up. We look forward to greeting students and families through the windows.
When will the St. Dominic Faculty meet to make plans for teaching and learning during school closure?
In order to best prepare for the next steps, the Quincy Catholic School administrators have consulted with our parish priests, the Diocese of Springfield, the Regional Office of Education, and the Illinois State Board of Education so far this week. As a result, Quincy Catholic Schools will hold meetings with staff members on Monday, March 23rd to plan for the continuity of Catholic education during school closure and communicate with students and parents.
Will the learning assignments during the distance learning be graded?
Student learning is the central commitment of our partnership with our families. Learning tasks are intended to build students’ knowledge, skills and effort. The learning assignments should be returned to the teachers so they can provide feedback to the students, as well as prepare for next steps with learning.
Will students and teachers need to make up the days that school is closed?
March 23-30, 2020 are “Act of God” days and will not need to be made up at the end of the school year. If we receive any new executive orders from Governor Pritzker, we will inform families.
What is the timeline to return to school?
At this time, schools may reopen on Tuesday, March 31st. Future decisions regarding statewide school closures will be made in consultation with public health officials.
Are non-public schools mandated to close pursuant to Executive Order 2020-05?
Yes, both non-public and public prekindergarten through grade 12 schools must close on Tuesday, March 17th through Monday, March 30th. This mandate applies to all Illinois public and non-public schools, including parochial and charter schools.
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I have a 7th grader and 5th grader who attend St. Dominic. We absolutely love this school and the amazing faculty and staff! -Katie Kluaser