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Last updated 6-22-23

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      • Any information marked with the “New Celtics” image to the right pertains especially to Freshmen and Transfer students.


Back to School Night

Thursday, August 10    |   4:00 – 7:00 PM

Just Added!  School Supply Drive – Thanks in advance for your support!

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Timeline & Due Dates

DateEvent/DeadlineMore info found at....
Fri 5/5Info about BYOD Workshop registration sent to parents of freshmen & transfersRead letter sent to new families
Mon 6/1Parents: Is your FACTS account ready?Go to the Tuition page for full information
Wed 6/15
Busing Contract DueTransportation Page
Wed 6/21Summer Mass for parents of Freshmen & TransfersGet Info & RSVP here!
Mon 6/26Student account credentials emailed to parents. Subject line is "Parent Accounts for PCHS".
Please check junk folders. See this page for more info.
Credentials are needed for virtual bookstore, PaySchoolsCentral, and installing Microsoft365.

Read more about Parent Accounts
Mon 6/26Need to order more Dress Code items? Order now so that they arrive before school starts.Dress Code Page
Mon 7/3eCampus store opens online - Order your textbooks early!Online Bookstore Page
Thu 7/13Summer Mass for parents of Freshmen & TransfersGet Info & RSVP here!
Mon 7/17

Math Refresher course (optional); Runs through 7/20
For students going into Alg. 1, Alg. 1 Honors, Geom. Honors & Alg. 2 Honors
Read Flyer for all info

RSVP here
Mon 7/24
Info for setting up Mealtime accounts emailed to parents. (Parents will receive a separate email for each student.)Food Service Page
Tue 7/25
Digital Drop-in help for installing BYOD apps
4:30 - 6:30 PM in Tech Classroom - Use Door 1.
Open to all students; Optional.
Complete Info
Thu 7/27
BYOD Workshops (Sessions 1-4)
Registration required!
Read letter sent to new families for info and registration link
Sat 7/29Deadline to Register for BYOD WorkshopRead letter sent to new families for info and registration link
Mon 7/31
ParentPlus activation information emailed to all new parents (and any parent who currently does not have an active ParentPlus account). Returning parents will continue to use their previously activated accounts.

ParentPlus Page

Read more about Parent Accounts
Mon 7/31Make sure you have all your school supplies, including the right calculator for Math class & laptop that meets minimum specs.School Supplies

Read Math Dept. policy for TI calculator & software
Tue 8/1Last day to order books from eCampus in order to guarantee arrival before first day of classesGo to eCampus Bookstore
Tue 8/1Illinois Dept of Health Physical due for Freshmen only
Illinois Dental Exam due for Freshmen only
Download the Forms and other Info
Tue 8/1Seniors Only: Proof of Meningitis Shot due More info
Wed 8/2
BYOD Workshops (Sessions 5-8)
Registration required!
Read letter sent to new families for info and registration link
Mon 8/7Is your laptop ready to go? Make sure that you have installed all the required apps on your laptop. Also ALL STUDENTS, make sure you have updated Windows as well.List of Apps to Install
Mon 8/7
Updated as of 8/1
Fall Sports Tryouts beginUpdated
Tryout Schedule
Tue 8/8Summer Mass for parents of Freshmen & TransfersGet Info & RSVP here!
Thu 8/10
Back To School Night
4:00-7:00 PM
Download Flyer for complete info
Thu 8/10Used Polo Sale
(Part of Back to School Night)
Location: Old Cafeteria
Time: 4:00 - 7:00 PM or until we run out!
Prices: Short Sleeve $5 | Long Sleeve $10 | Fleece $15
Cash, check, & credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, and Discover) are accepted.
First come, first serve - we cannot guarantee all sizes will be available.
Fri 8/11


for Freshmen, Transfer & International Students

Freshmen: Get complete info here

Updated Transfer & International Students: Get your info here

For Everyone:
Busses do NOT run today
Dress Code is in effect
Bring Class schedule
Lunch Provided
Mon 8/14
Dress Code in effect
Be sure to bring your laptop and textbooks
Wed 8/16ID/Yearbook photos taken for Sophs & Juniors;
during lunch periods
Order online or print your order form. Read more.
Mon 8/21Harvest Drive beginsGo to the Harvest Drive Page

Health Physicals

All health forms are due by August 1 and should be sent to the Deans’ Office.

  • ALL freshman must have a Illinois Dept. of Health Physical on file. This physical is also required if the student intends to participate in any sport, any season.  Freshmen do NOT need the second pre-participation health form.  Please make an appointment for your student’s physical now so that you have the form on file with us by August 1.  Send to PCHS, Attn: Dean’s Office.
  • Dental Exams for Freshman: All incoming freshmen are required by the State of Illinois to have a dental examination.  The exam must be completed no earlier than a year (365 days) prior to the start of attendance in 9th grade. Due date: August 1.  Download the required dental exam form.
  • Student-Athletes: All  Sophomore, Junior & Senior student-athletes must also have a pre-participation physical each year.  Due date: August 1.  Download IHSA Pre-participation health form.
  • Seniors & Meningitis Vaccination: The State of Illinois mandates that all seniors must show proof of a second dose of the meningitis vaccine at the start of the school year.  Please send proof to PCHS, Attn: Dean’s Office.   Due date: August 1.

If you have any questions about health forms and immunizations, please email or call our Deans’ Office at 815.717.3130.

Info to Register for BYOD Workshops

In order to make sure our newest students are ready for the start of the year, we REQUIRE all new students to attend a BYOD Workshop.   At this workshop, students will learn how to attach to our Wi-Fi, login to our internet filter, use the student portal, access Office 365 and more. Your student will be at a disadvantage without this knowledge on the first day of classes!

BYOD Workshops for freshmen and transfer students will be held on Thursday, July 27 & Wednesday, August 2.  There are 8 different sessions; all new students should register for one of them. Deadline to register is Friday, July 28.

Please contact Technology Director Mrs. Grigoletti if you have any questions.

School Supplies

For Student Laptop:

Minimum specifications for laptops as well as links to CDW and Dell stores can be found here on the BYOD page.

See the BYOD Software page for list of software and updates that are required for your laptop.  If you need help, be sure to take advantage of Digital Drop-in on July 25.

All students are REQUIRED to have the following items for their laptops:

    • Important! Additional power adapter to keep at school
    • Protective carrying sleeve
    • Compatible headset
    • Compatible stylus


Students will need a headset to use with their laptops. NOT ALL EARBUDS are headsets.  A headset has a microphone in addition to headphones.  Please be sure that you have a microphone as part of your headset.  These do not have to be expensive and can be found online at Walmart, Amazon, Staples and more.  Also, take care to make sure that your laptop has the proper jack (USB or 3.5mm) for the chosen headset.


Read Math Department policy about TI calculator and software

Students are required to have a Texas Instruments calculator, specifically the TI-Nspire CX II.  Please do not purchase the TI-Nspire CAS model.

IMPORTANT: When you purchase a new calculator, there is a license number included for companion software.  Please be sure to install that software on your student laptop.  (More info.)

Read the Calculator Policy here.


Only locks purchased at Providence Catholic may be used on all lockers (hallway, P.E. locker room and athletic team locker rooms).

  • Hallway Locks for New Students: You will be issued a lock for your hallway locker at no cost to you. You can pick up this lock at Back to School Night, or it will be issued to you at our New Celtic Welcome.
  • Hallway Locks for Returning Students: You may use the lock which you were issued during your freshman year.  If you do not have a lock, you can purchase one for $10 at Back to School Night or in the Deans’ Office once classes begin.
  • P.E. Classes:  Locks for students in P.E. classes will be distributed in P.E. class; the cost will be billed through FACTS as an incidental charge.
  • Athletic Locks:  Boys that participate on an athletic team will need one for their athletic locker (in addition to the lock for PE classes).   Locks for athletic lockers are purchased through the Spirit Shop.

P.E. Clothing:

Students can bring athletic clothing from home for P.E. Class; no P.E. uniform is required.  Be sure that the t-shirts and shorts are appropriate (no offensive or improper images or wording, modest length, etc.)  Students are issued a P.E. locker & lock to secure their items; the P.E. lock is billed as a class fee.

For Academic classes:

We recommend that you wait to purchase most of the other class supplies until after the first day of classes.  Teachers will let students know what is required.  One notebook and a pen/pencil, along with your laptop will be sufficient for the first day.

Photos & Portrait Packages

  • Freshmen will have their Yearbook/ID photos taken on Friday, August 11 during the New Celtic Welcome day.
  • Sophomores and Juniors will have their photos taken on Aug. 16 during lunch periods.
  • Two ways to order and submit payment:
  • Senior parents should check their email for scheduling information from Burns Photography, or contact Burns Photo (815) 485-4802 to schedule a photo session this summer, especially if involved in fall sports, band, or other activities.

Fall Sports Season Pass

We will be using GOFAN for tickets to individual events.  But families can still save lots of money with the Family Pass!

Complete information & Family Pass order form for Fall 2023.

Please direct questions to Mrs. Arthurs in the Athletic Office (815.717.3170).

What is a Primary Parent?

The “Primary Parent” is the parent who is responsible for completing forms and other “action items”. We use this term when referring to emails and forms.

When you registered your student, you indicated who will be the primary parent. The primary parent is the one who will receive information that requires action on your part such as completing online forms, setting up accounts, RSVP, etc. Our student database requires that only one parent per student complete the forms we send so that data does not become corrupted. Therefore we ask you to choose which parent will be the one to do that work.

In the case of split households, the Primary Parent is usually the one with whom the students primarily resides.  The Primary Parent should also be the person who best knows the student’s medical history.

If you would like to change the Primary Parent for your family, please contact our registrar, Mrs. Laurie Ford.

  • Information & Newsletters & are sent to ALL parents for whom we have a valid email address.
  • ParentPlus access is provided to ALL parents as well. (Each parent must have a unique email address, as that is his/her ParentPlus user name.)

Read more about all Parent Accounts

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