PROTECTING CHILDREN

Office For The Protection Of Children And Youth

 

Please follow this link to complete compliance tasks: Archdiocese of Chicago: Office for the Protection of Children and Youth

Current families may call the school office if there are questions regarding compliance.

Compliance Guidelines

PARISH/SCHOOL VOLUNTEERS WHO WORK WITH CHILDREN ONLINE CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK – eAPP:

Complete an eApps online criminal background check application before being accepted as a volunteer. Applicant cannot begin service until the background check approval has been received.

1 time national background check. Rechecks are conducted automatically.

VIRTUS/PROTECTING GOD’S CHILDREN:

  • Attend within 60 days of beginning service. Certificate of attendance kept on site in personnel file.
  • 1 time 3-hour training for adults. No one under 18 yrs. of age permitted at training. All participants must pre-register online.

CODE OF CONDUCT:

  • Read and sign prior to beginning service. Signed acknowledgement form kept on site in personnel file.
  • Complete new form if employee moves to new parish/school.

DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN & FAMILY SERVICES’ CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT TRACKING SYSTEM FORM [CANTS FORM] TO BE DONE ANNUALLY

  • Complete form and submit to site prior to beginning service. Copy of completed form kept on site in personnel file. Original mailed to DCFS by the site.
  • To be done annually. Application reviewed by DCFS for abuse and neglect offenses.
  • Return completed form to St. James School for submission.

MANDATED REPORTER TRAINING

  • Catechishts, youth ministers, coaches are encouraged to complete this requirement prior to beginning volunteer service.
  • Copy of certificate kept on-site in personnel file. Online training available in English. Live training available in English, Spanish, and Polish.

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FEATURED EVENTS

 

Third Sunday of Advent
Sunday, December 16

Spirit Wear
Monday, December 17

Kindergarten Christmas Concert
Wednesday, December 19

Christmas Concert
Thursday, December 20

Christmas Break begins at dismissal
Friday, December 21

All School Mass
Friday, December 21

Early Dismissal
Friday, December 21

Fourth Sunday of Advent
Sunday, December 23

Christmas Break - No School
Monday, December 24

Classes Resume
Monday, January 07

TODAY’S ATHLETIC EVENTS

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