Have a wonderful weekend,
Katie and Mattea
Morning Drop Off - Enter Scott via Halsted and pull into the south parking lot and exit onto Larabee. Parents should drop their student off at the assigned line up spot. You can park in the lot across from the school or Target. Teachers will come get students at 8:30 and escort them in. Students will get hand sanitizer and then have the option to grab a breakfast that they will eat in their classroom.
End of Day Pick Up - If you are picking up your student, enter Scott via Halsted and park in the lot across from the school or at Target. Dismissal is at 3:30, K-4th grade exits via the main entrance. 5-8th exists out the back door. Parents/individuals who are picking up should not park in the staff parking lot (west and north of the school) lot for student safety and traffic flow.
*Buses enter via Larabee and stage of Scott, this is why parents entering via Halsted is important and helps traffic flow.
Bus Students - Students riding the bus enter by the auditorium exterior doors. They exit the same doors to get on the bus at the end of day. School staff is there to monitor and supervise.
First Day Photo Opportunity -There will be six photo stations, three in the front and three in the back for you to take first day photos next to.
End of Day Plan for Your Student Form - If your student is in Kindergarten-3rd grade and you haven't already done so, please complete this form so we can help make sure your child gets to the correct place after school. (It asks you what’s your plan is for your student at the end of day, i.e. Pick Up, Stanton Park, Right At School, Bus)
Transportation - You should have received information about your student’s bus route from the transportation company. The majority of our students were routed. If you have questions, feel free to contact the main office.
Medication Drop Off - If your student has medication needed at school, you can drop off medication in the main office with the necessary paperwork. Please reach out to our nurses Antionette Iannucci at email@example.com or Dana Rosales at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
COVID-19 Mitigation Measures
CPS is working to align to the CDC and CDPH guidance related to COVID-19 mitigation measures. The following are the key changes for this school year:
- Close contacts will no longer be excluded from school. Any student or staff member who is exposed to COVID-19 in school — regardless of vaccination status — will no longer be required to learn or work from home for five days, but will be required to wear a mask in school for 10 days following exposure, and will be strongly encouraged to test three and five days after exposure. CPS has provided schools with rapid take-home tests to distribute to families and staff members if they are exposed and would like them.
- Case investigations will continue. Anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 should isolate for 5 days. Cases should continue to be reported to cps.edu/covidresults.
- Wearing a mask is still an important way to prevent spreading the virus to others. CPS will continue to strongly recommend masking in school, and masks will continue to be required in the following situations:
- On days 6-10 after testing positive for COVID-19
- If someone is exposed to COVID-19
- If there is a positive case identified in an elementary school classroom
- If a high school student or staff member is notified that they are a close contact of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19
- At the direction of the Chicago Department of Public Health.
- On days 6-10 after testing positive for COVID-19
- Vaccination is still the most important way to protect yourself from severe illness, and CPS will continue to offer vaccine events throughout the city to help families and staff get vaccinated. Go to cps.edu/vaccinations for more information. Vaccines are safe, effective, free, and widely available to all Chicagoans over six months of age.
- CPS will continue to offer free, weekly in-school COVID-19 testing to students and staff who are interested. Importantly, anyone who wants to enroll in testing this year will need to fill out an updated consent form — regardless of whether or not individuals participated in weekly testing last year. That updated consent form can be accessed here. Please continue to share this form with your school communities. Consent forms from last school year or this summer will not be valid for the 2022–23 school year. However, once a student or staff member has consented this year, that consent will remain in place until they leave CPS.
Breakfast and Lunch Menus - The District’s Office of Nutrition Support Services is excited to offer MealViewer for staff and families starting this school year. MealViewer is an online menu service that keeps school communities up-to-date on their school’s daily breakfast and lunch menus. It also allows families to create a profile for their students that includes their allergens, notifying them when that allergen is on the menu. It even gives students an opportunity to provide feedback on school meals. https://schools.mealviewer.com/school/610534-51174
FoSN Back to School Bash - Learn more about our school and community at this Friends of Skinner North-sponsored event. There will be tables with information about various committees and groups at the school and a few fun activities for kids. This can be a chance to get to know other families in our school community. This event will be Friday, August 19 from 4:30-6 PM on the playground. (You can drop off supplies at this time as well. Email email@example.com. Here is an opportunity to volunteer at the Bash:
** If this does not work for you to drop off supplies please send them on the first day of school
Right At School Fall Electives - See the Right at School Fall Electives schedule at Skinner F22.pdf. The electives start on Sept. 6. Register at rightatschool.com or call 855-287-2466.
Free Rides from CTA, Metra, and Pace on the First Day of School — Monday, August 22 - To help ensure CPS students start the school year strong, the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) is once again launching its “First Day, Free Rides” program for all K–12 students. With support from Butcher Boy Cooking Oils, CTA will provide free rides on all buses and trains on the first day of school — Monday, August 22 — to all CPS students and any adult who is accompanying their child to school. Free rides will also be offered by Metra and Pace on the first day. After August 22, CPS students can take advantage of discounted bus and train tickets on all school days throughout the academic year.
If you are interested in volunteering in your child's classroom, or attending any field trips, CPS requires you to be an approved volunteer. All volunteers must complete the volunteer approval process, once approved, it is valid for 2 years (https://cps.edu/FACE/Pages/VolunteerPrograms.aspx)
NPES' Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Film Series - Chinatown Rising is a documentary about the Asian-American Movement from the perspective of the young residents on the front lines of their historic San Francisco neighborhood in transition. Through publicly challenging the conservative views of their elders, their demonstrations of the 1960s-1980s
rattled the once quiet streets during the community’s shift in power. This documentary is being shown on Oct. 6 from 6-7:30. North Park Elementary School 2017 West Montrose Avenue. RSVP at https://forms.gle/GM8GrENvfkEVFEkj9. Find more information at Chinatown Rising Flyer October 6 2022.pdf.