Based on the expected staffing levels at our school tomorrow, Friday, January 7, classes will be canceled for our students. We hope to be able to welcome our students back to our school as soon as possible and will provide an update on our school’s plan for next week sometime tomorrow.
I highly encourage families to sign students up to get tested weekly at https://home.color.com/covid/sign-up/start?partner=tf-ski-610534-students and also get them vaccinated. You can find out more about accessing vaccines at https://www.cps.edu/services-and-supports/covid-19-resources/covid-19-vaccination/. Currently, we have 55% of students fully vaccinated. We have nearly 100% of our staff vaccinated. All of our teaching staff is vaccinated. (The student metrics may be higher as not all families have submitted their vaccination cards to the school. If your student is vaccinated, but you haven’t submitted proof of vaccination, you can do so by bringing your student’s vaccination card to the main office or sending a copy via email to me (firstname.lastname@example.org). Our nurse will input into your student’s record.)
As a reminder, there are many resources that families can take advantage of while our school is closed:
- Take-home breakfasts and lunches will continue to be available at our school from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. for all students.
- Independent Learning Projects are available for all students. (Elementary School | High School)
- Students have IXL and/or Freckle access (Chromebooks were sent home on Tuesday with students.)
- The Safe Haven Sites listed here are available for childcare. Sites will be open from 8 a.m.–3 p.m. Registration is available on site and a parent or guardian must be present with the child at the time of registration.
- Community-based organizations throughout the city are offering daytime programs for students. A list of programs can be found here. This list will be updated as new programs are identified. For more information about programs and how to register, please reach out to the contact or visit the website listed.
- Chicago Park District field houses will be open during normal operating hours. These facilities will be available to CPS students ages six and older. All Chicago Park District programs will take place as scheduled. For more information on park locations and hours of operation, visit chicagoparkdistrict.com.
- Chicago Public Library locations are open during normal hours (children must be accompanied by an adult and can’t be left at the library unattended). Libraries will have grab-and-go kits with activities for children to do in the library or to take home.