We are writing with an update for tomorrow. All CPS schools will be open tomorrow, Thursday, December 22, 2022. All students should arrive at school buildings as usual for a full day of instruction.
However, as a reminder, all after-care and out-of-school-time activities have been canceled for Thursday, December 22 due to the forecasted weather conditions. Students should be picked up by 3:30. Also, Thursday is the final day of classes before Winter Break, so students should not report to school on Friday, December 23.
Please use extra caution and allow for more time to pick up your student. Stay safe and happy holidays!
Please read below for a few other updates from the district.
Have a wonderful winter break,
Katie and Mattie
CPS Religious Practices Survey - The Office of Family and Community Engagement (FACE) and the Office of Equity are partnering to better understand and accommodate the religious practices of CPS students and families. We are writing with two opportunities to share in order to gather feedback about how we can best accommodate the unique needs and aspirations among the diverse religious traditions and cultural practices of our school community:
Please complete by 5 p.m. on March 17, 2023
This is a 15-20 minute anonymous survey to help inform how we accommodate religious practices and learn about more opportunities for engagement.
February 13 - May 22, 2023
Community members will collaborate to review the drafts of the updated policies. Meetings will consist of a reflection, presentation, and small group discussions.
Need access to a computer? You are welcome to visit any Chicago Public Library location to complete this survey or register for our focus group. Click here for more information about locations and hours.
For more information about FACE and the Department of Faith Based Initiatives, please visit the FACE website. For more information about the districts’ current efforts to create more equitable schools, we encourage you to review the Office of Equity website. If you have any questions, accommodation requests, or ideas about how CPS can foster more inclusive partnerships, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
Learn more and share your voice at cpsengagement.com/ReligiousSurvey.
- The Office of Family and Community Engagement and the Office of Equity
Reminder from CPS to Get Your Flu Vaccine - Getting your annual flu vaccine is one of the easiest ways to help keep you and your family healthy over the holidays. While it may seem like a small thing, getting your flu vaccine can have a big impact.
Here’s a quick look at what the flu vaccine does and how it benefits you and the larger community:
The flu vaccine is an annual vaccination that builds your body’s defense against the influenza virus. The vaccine trains your immune system to recognize and defend against the virus if you come into contact with it.
Not only does the vaccine protect you, but it also stops or slows the spread of the virus. This means by protecting yourself, you are also protecting those with compromised immune systems who may not be able to receive the vaccine themselves.
CPS is offering flu vaccines alongside COVID-19 vaccines at our four regional clinics and both our elementary and high school mobile programs. For additional opportunities to get a flu vaccine, visit this page.
To learn more about all services that CPS Student Health and Wellness can offer, please visit cps.edu/oshw or call the Healthy CPS Hotline at (773) 553-KIDS (5437).