Dear St. Anthony Families,

We hope you are doing well and staying healthy. The past few weeks have been busy with reviewing staff/parent reopening survey data and updates from the Milwaukee Health Department.   

We would like to update you that the guidance from the Milwaukee Health Department has been changing over the last few weeks due to the constant change of COVID-19. On July 17th, the guidance was updated such that schools could not open until Phase 5. On July 21st, we were informed that the Milwaukee Health Department will be issuing a new order (Order 4.1) within the next two weeks. This order will provide more guidance on reopening schools and will require schools to submit and have an approved safety plan before any in person instruction begins.   

As a result, we will start the school year with 100% virtual learning. Once we have more guidance from the Milwaukee Health Department on the required safety criteria, we will submit a safety plan; once approved and safe to do so, we will shift to an approved hybrid model. We plan to provide a hybrid model that offers a virtual option that parents can choose and a socially-distant, in person option with safety measures in place (temperature checks, masks, etc.). 

In order to start the year virtually, we need to make time for chromebook/material distribution to families on August 26-28. Therefore, we are pushing our first day of school back to August 31, 2020. More details will be shared on chromebook/material pick up by principals.

This past summer we conducted a virtual summer school for K-12th grade for over 400 students and received positive parent survey data on our virtual summer programming that will help guide us for our virtual learning until we shift to hybrid model.

  • 91% families identified very satisfied or satisfied with St. Anthony virtual summer school.
  • 97% families identified that the summer school schedule (live online instruction paired with independent time) worked well for my family/child(ren).
  • 86% families identified that “live instruction with teacher” was identified as the most effective virtual learning strategy.

Within a virtual environment this fall, we are going to work diligently to ensure it is rigorous, fosters relationships and accelerates learning for all students. We are planning to provide a structured schedule with live instruction. We will also improve parent communication and training opportunities to ensure parents know what is expected of their children on Google Classroom, Zoom, and Powerschool.  

We recognize that the safety of everyone who enters our school buildings is of utmost importance and we want to keep our students, staff and entire community safe. We hope to have our students and staff together in our buildings learning face to face as soon as it is safe to do so.   

May God bless you and your family.

Rev. Hugo Londoño-Gallego

Dr. Rosana Mateo


April 16, 2020

Dear St. Anthony Community:

We wanted to inform you that today, Governor Evers extended the Safer At Home order through May 26th and further ordered all schools to be closed for the remainder of the school year 2019-2020 in an effort to contain the spread of COVID-19 in Wisconsin.  

This news saddens us as we wish we could be back in our schools to finish the year.  We will continue our distance learning in our current format using Class Dojo or Google Classroom. In partnership with families, we will work together to ensure student learning continues until June 11th.    

We are extremely proud of St. Anthony students and staff who are working under extraordinary circumstances. We thank our families who are partnering with us to continue student learning. Everyone is doing their very best. Our commitment to faith, family and forward is stronger than ever and we will continue our work with resilience.  

We will continue to trust in the Lord to be with us during this difficult time. We encourage you to join us in praying for those who are infected with COVID-19, for those that are high-risk during this time, for the medical professionals and first responders fighting this virus on the front lines of our community, and for you and your families during this time.  We hope you and your family are doing well and please reach out to us if you need anything.

We will continue to keep you abreast of any developments in the near future.

 God bless you,

Rev. Hugo Londoño Gallego, Pastor 

Dr. Rosana Mateo, President




Sixteenth Street Clinic Update

St. Anthony School’s partnership with Sixteenth Street Clinic has been essential for our school community. Even though our in-house clinic at St. Anthony is currently closed, Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers are open. SSCHC will continue to provide care, attention and support to our families. Please call ahead before visiting the clinic.




Dear St. Anthony Community:

Governor Evers extended the closure of all public and private K-12 schools indefinitely.  St. Anthony School is committed to staying connected with you and your child during this uncertain time. We will continue to share information with you as updates are available. 

Continuity of education is critical for our students throughout the school closure. While we understand that there are limitations to the instruction that we can provide for our students during an extended time period, there are many resources that we can make available for our students to keep them engaged and up to date in their learning.  Please continue to check our school website, Class Dojo (preschool-8th grade) or Google Classroom (9th-12th grade) for important updates.

All school events (parent teacher conferences, concerts, athletics, etc.) are postponed until further notice. 

This is an unprecedented situation and we are proud of the way our school community has come together to continue our mission to prepare students for post-secondary education. Thank you for your understanding and support.  


God bless you,

Rev. Hugo Londoño Gallego, Pastor

Dr. Rosana Mateo, President





March 14, 2020

Dear St. Anthony School Community,

After careful consideration and Governor Tony Evers’ announcement, St. Anthony School (K-12) has made the decision to close school beginning Monday, March 16 through Friday, April 3. The daycare/preschool will remain open until further notice. We will continue to monitor this situation and expect to return to school Monday, April 6. This decision has been made in the best interest of our students and staff to ensure the safety and well-being of our school community.  

St. Anthony School will be open on Monday, March 16, to allow families to collect necessary belongings, including student medications and learning devices/packets from 12 pm - 4 pm. St. Anthony School is committed to continue student learning throughout the closing of our school. Students in grades K4-5 will be given packets that are aligned with grade level standards. The students will return assigned work when school is back in session. At the middle school and high school campuses, students will use chromebooks to continue learning through Google Classroom. On Monday, March 16, parents will pick up the devices/packets in the following designated areas:

Lower Elementary and Upper Elementary Campus: Homerooms
Middle School: Cafeteria
High School: Gym

Below is information regarding free meals beginning Monday, March 16, between 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, Monday – Friday. Here are the sites:

School Name

School Address


1712 S. 32nd St.

Barbee Montessori

4456 N. Teutonia Ave.

Bay View

2751 S. Lenox St.


5440 N. 64th St.


3620 N. 18th St.


5100 N. 91st St.


1250 E. Burleigh St.


6215 W. Warnimont Ave.

MacDowell Montessori

6415 W. Mount Vernon Ave.


4141 N. 64th St.


6700 N. 80th St.

North Division

1011 W. Center St.

Obama SCTE

5075 N. Sherman Blvd.


2500 W. Oklahoma Ave.


4965 S. 20th St.

South Division

1515 W. Lapham Blvd.


7878 N. 60th St.


7501 N. Granville Rd.


2525 N. Sherman Blvd.

Wisconsin Conservatory of Lifelong Learning

1017 N. 12th St.

Additionally you may access the following food pantries during this closure period:

St. Hyacinth Food Pantry
1414 W Becher St, Milwaukee, WI 53215
Tuesday 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesday 4 pm - 6pm
Thursday 4 pm - 6pm

St. Vincent de Paul
931 W. Madison St. Milwaukee, WI 53204
Serves Sunday-Friday 5:30 pm-6:15 pm, shower program starts at 4pm.

In closing, we encourage our community to stay informed with factual information by visiting the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website, which includes Need to Know information from symptoms, prevention, and FAQS, as well as the state Department of Health Services website: If you have any questions, please call the office.

God bless you,

Rev. Hugo Londoño Gallego, Pastor
Dr. Rosana Mateo, President