The Archdiocese of Chicago and St. Alphonsus / St. Patrick School are dedicated to protecting our children. The following are mandated by the Archdiocese of Chicago Office For The Protection Of Children And Youth for school and athletic program volunteers.

This page is for the use of St. Alphonsus/St. Patrick School volunteers. If you are a volunteer for our school and are unsure if you are required to meet these requirements, please contact your volunteer coordinator or the school office.

CANTS - Authorization For Background Check

The  Authorization For Background Check Child Abuse Neglect Tracking System (CANTS) form must be printed, filled out and returned to the school office (do NOT mail to the Springfield address given at the bottom of the form).


Code of Conduct

The Code of Conduct form must be read, and the last Acknowledgement Form for "Employees and Volunteers" (page 6) must be printed, filled out and returned to the school office. 

Code of Conduct Form

Background Check

The Archdiocese of Chicago Background Check must be completed on-line. The access code is the word "protection". Tip: The easiest way to find our school for "*Primary Parish / School / Agency:" is to click the "Open The Site Search" button and type Lemont


Virtus Training is an on going program that begins with a meeting session and is continued with on-line exercises. There are many area sessions available to attend.  You will be able to select a session after registering on the website.

If you have already enrolled in VIRTUS training, you must be up to date with your VIRTUS on-line sessions.  Please log into the VIRTUS website and make sure you are current. If you are not able to log in because you have forgotten your user name, password or your VIRTIS account is no longer active, Please contact Alana Fischer from VIRTUS at 1-888-847-8870 to resolve your log in problems or to reactivate your account.