I hope everyone is able to have a long and relaxing weekend. Please read below for a few updates and reminders.
Please remember that Monday is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and there is no school to commemorate Dr. King's legacy.
Have a great day,
Katie and Derrick
Resources for MLK Day - On Monday, January 17th, we celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This year's theme, which was developed by the MLK Day Student Planning Committee is “Daring to Dream: The Radical Imagination of a New Generation.” As a school, let’s embrace this theme by empowering our youth to be reflective of the actions while continuing to embrace our #compassioninaction.
If Dr. King were alive today, his focus would more than likely be centered around social justice and community service. While this is a day away from school, let’s do something safe, yet centered around this theme and his work. A few resources to support you these can be found here:
AM Line Up - Tuesday is expected to be warmer, but the remainder of the week below freezing. Based on this, we will continue to let students in the building starting at 8:20. They will go directly outside of their classrooms to wait for class to start at 8:30.
COVID Testing on Tuesday - We will have COVID testing at the school on Tuesday, Jan. 17. If you have not signed your student up, but would like to. You can use the following link to sign up: https://home.color.com/covid/sign-up/start?partner=tf-ski-610534-students.
Principal's Report - We had our LSC meeting on Wednesday. Please see this link for the principal report.
LSC Elections - Please see Letter 1 for more information about Local School Council elections and ways to run. You can also find information on this flier. LSCs will not have a student representative (grade 6 or above). Learn more about this on this flier.
- Remember to ask yourself the daily screener questions regarding your student. You can view them at Self-Screening Health Questions for Parents (English).pdf.
- If your child tests positive or has a close contact, remember you must self report at https://chicagopsprod.service-now.com/health?id=cps_self_report.
- Remember students who are fully vaccinated (2 weeks after second shot) and showing no symptoms are able to come even if the rest of their class is directed to quarantine. (Students need to have a vaccination card on file. You can bring a copy to the main office or email our nurse, Courtney Blissitt at firstname.lastname@example.org.)
- Per CPS, only students who are in a OSHW or CDPH quarantine due to a positive COVID tested or unvaccinated exposure are able to access remote learning. If your student is sick for another reason or you choose to keep your vaccinated student home, access to remote learning is not provided.
- We have not yet received student KN95 masks. When they are received, we will let you know and distribute them to students.