We just wanted to take a moment to give thanks and show gratitude to our school community. From our hardworking teachers, to inquisitive students, to our supportive families, we are so grateful to you all. We hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving week!
Remember Parent Teacher Conferences are on Monday (11/21). Teachers sent out sign up information. Please reach out if there are any issues.
The week of 11/21 is a non-attendance week for students.
Have a great day,
Turkey Giveaway - If anyone is in need of a Thanksgiving Turkey, there is a turkey Turkey Giveaway Flyer.pdf for families in need on Saturday, Nov. 19 from 12:30-2:30PM (or until turkeys are gone) at 542 W Hobbie Street.
Principal’s report - Please see this link for the principal’s report from Thursday’s LSC meeting.
State of the School Address - We will give our state of the school address on Monday, November 21 at 8AM. You can connect virtually at https://meet.google.com/wak-iypy-aaz or dial: (US) +1 737-808-4710 PIN: 898 618 515#. We will also record this presentation and send it out to families.
Thanksgiving Rapid Test Request Form - Rapid take-home COVID-19 test kits are available at all CPS schools to all students and staff.
Each kit contains 2 COVID-19 tests. COVID-19 testing is recommended:
● Prior to travel
● After Thanksgiving, Winter, or Spring Break
● Before and after gatherings and large events.
● Anytime you feel sick
If you test positive at any time, please submit your results at cps.edu/covidresults and follow isolation and masking instructions.
A paper request Thanksgiving Rapid Test Request Form was sent home with students today. Please submit by Friday morning for you to get kits prior to Thanksgiving break or complete this form by 10AM. You can also complete the form after that point if you would like to request kits for post Thanksgiving break.
Student Directory Information - Under certain circumstances, Chicago Public Schools (CPS) may release a student’s directory information unless the student’s parent/guardian has advised the District that they do not want this information shared (i.e., to opt out). Directory information includes information such as a student’s name, address, telephone number, date and place of birth, honors and academic awards, dates of attendance and information concerning school-sponsored activities, organizations, and athletics. Directory information is generally not considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if released.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), Illinois School Student Records (ISSRA), and Chicago Board of Education Policy 706.3 Parent and Student Rights of Access to and Confidentiality of Student Records require that CPS obtain the written consent of the parent/guardian or student (if they are over 18 years old) before disclosing personally identifiable information from student education records, with certain exceptions. CPS may disclose “directory information” without written consent, unless parents/guardians or students who are over 18 years old have advised the District that they do not want the information shared (i.e., to opt out). Prior to releasing the information, CPS must notify parents/guardians and students of their right to block the release of their contact information (i.e., to opt out).
Parents/guardians and students who are over 18 years old should use the Directory and Recruiter Information Opt-Out Form if they would like to opt out of the distribution of their student’s directory information. (This was also sent in the back to school packets at the beginning of the year.)