Click the headlines below to review our recent communications to HT families regarding our response to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. To learn more about our e-learning program, click here.
For information on emergency financial assistance to help with tuition payments, click here.
Graduation Update – May 29
See you tomorrow! We are excited to celebrate the Class of 2020 at Holy Trinity’s 109th Commencement Ceremony. Before the event Be sure to hang up or steam your graduation
Parent News – May 28
From the Principal As we bring this year to a close, we take time to express our gratitude for your trust, your support, and your continuing presence throughout this most
Class of 2020 Graduation Processional
You’re Invited to the HOLY TRINITY HIGH SCHOOLCLASS OF 2020 GRADUATION CELEBRATION Saturday, May 30 Parking Lot Opens at 10:30 a.m. Processional Begins at 11:00 a.m. We’re bringing the celebration
Parent News – May 20
From the Principal We have arrived! Today marks the end of regular classes with final assessments beginning tomorrow. We have limited those to two per day, on a morning schedule.
Senior Celebrations Update – May 13
Dear Class of 2020 and our Parents of Graduates, As we shared in our video-conference meeting last Wednesday, a team of faculty and staff members have been working hard to
Parent News – May 13
From the Principal We find ourselves with only 6 days left of regular classes, followed by 4 days of summative assessments. While no new classwork will be given after May
Dear Senior Students and Parents, Faculty and staff have been collaborating on ways to ensure our Class of 2020 is celebrated well and widely in the coming weeks. As we
Parent News – May 6
From the Principal Happy Mother’s Day weekend! We have a couple of special ways to celebrate this year. Watch for a video link this weekend to hear from some of
Parent News – April 29
From the Principal A few questions have surfaced in the past week that I would like to address. First, students will not be held accountable for service hours this spring.
Parent News – April 24
From the Principal It is good to see the number of students who are fully engaged this week in learning this week. I think just knowing how we will finish
Parent / Student Guidelines for the Remainder of 2020
Dear HT Parents and Guardians, Holy Trinity has been preparing for the likelihood of Governor Pritzker’s order for school buildings to remain closed for the remainder of the academic year.
Parent News – April 16
From the Principal We hope you are well and enjoying Spring Break! It is very different as there is no travel involved or special activities outside of your home this
Parent News – April 8
From the Principal Dear HT Families, We approach our Easter celebration this year different from all others in our experience. More than ever, it is a time for prayer, reflection,
As many of you and your students have experienced, Schoology has been struggling to keep up with its sudden growth in demand. Many of us have experienced significant slowdowns and
Parent News – April 1
From the Principal Welcome to April, HT families! We hope this month continues to find you well and safe as we continue to adjust to our new reality. We are
Emergency Financial Assistance
Dear Holy Trinity Families, During these challenging times, Holy Trinity is here to help. As you know, we remain focused on continuing to serve our students through e-learning, remote tutoring,
Parent News – March 25
From the Principal Good day, HT Families, At this time, we have not had any word of any members of our HT family taken ill or diagnosed with the coronavirus.
Letter from the Archdiocese
Dear Catholic School Families, I hope you are remaining safe and healthy. I am pleased to inform you that Cardinal Cupich recently released a video directed at school students and families.
COVID-19 Closure Update
We will continue e-learning through April 8. Spring break begins on April 9. We plan to return April 20.
Parent News – March 18
Tips for e-learning, food assistance, a note for band parents, online registration, and more.
Resources for Families
Below are free and low-cost resources available to you.
- General Resources & Information
- Financial Relief
- Illinois Unemployment Benefits
- Organizations that can help support those looking for work are Skills for Chicagoland’s Future and the Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership.
- One Fair Wage is providing cash assistance to restaurant workers, car service drivers, delivery workers, personal service workers, and more.
- Please visit this link for more information on unemployment assistance and companies that are hiring essential workers or work-from-home positions.
- Food Assistance Guide
- CPS Meal Pick-Up Locations: Receive 3 student breakfasts and lunches at a time.
- Big Shoulders Fund schools distributing meals to students
- Find a food pantry, soup kitchen, mobile food distribution, or shelter in Cook County
- Contact the Greater Chicago Food Depository for help applying for SNAP and other public benefits.
- Several restaurants around Chicago are offering meal kits and grocery pick up for service workers affected by COVID-19.
- Chicago’s Rental Assistance Program
- The Cook County Sheriff has announced that he will not be enforcing eviction proceedings at this time.
- The Federal Housing Finance Agency is offering hardship programs for homeowners with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac loans.
- ShelterList provides a directory of shelters that offer assistance to the homeless.
- The City of Chicago’s Community Service Centers can help with a wide range of resources, including shelter, food, clothing, and job training.
- The Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) issued an emergency order for all private water, electric, and natural gas utilities in Illinois (including People’s Gas and ComEd) to suspend service disconnections, waive late-payment penalties, and implement temporary flexible credit and payment procedures.
- The City of Chicago is temporarily suspending debt collection, ticketing, and towing practices to provide debt relief through April 30 in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
- Illinois’ Secretary of State has issued an order that suspends the expiration and renewal of driver’s licenses, ID’s, permits, vehicle registrations, and parking stickers.
- People’s Gas and ComEd, have suspended service disconnections and late fee collections for at least 60 days. If you find yourself unable to pay your bills, contact your service provider.
- Free & Low-Cost Internet Plans
- Educational Resources
- NACAC College Admission Status Update During the Coronavirus Outbreak
- Cappex: College admissions, ACT, and SAT updates
- Chicago Public Library online resources (Don’t have a library card yet? Apply for an eCard.)
- Become an Ivy Leaguer and take complimentary courses at some of the top schools in the nation.
- DePaul University’s Center for Access and Attainment offers free essay editing services for high school students.
- YMCA Workout Videos (Free)
- Enjoy live concerts from the comfort of your home. See who’s playing here and here.
- Visit museums across the world.
- Check out live streams of all kinds of animals from zoos, aquariums, and other humane animal organizations.
- Big Shoulders has compiled a list of mental health resources offering free supports for you and your family. Resources include guided meditations, virtual counseling, online peer support groups, and how to talk to
your children about COVID-19.