Have a wonderful weekend,
Katie and Derrick
"National Bike and Roll to School Day – Help our planet and exercise at the same time. Please see this flier for more information. We are encouraging families to bike to school on Wednesday, May 4, 2022. We currently have two meet up locations planned where you can meet up with other Skinner North families at 8:00AM to ride to school together.
Two rally points: (1) Crate and Barrel Parking Lot (North & Clybourn) and (2) Fulton Market and Halsted (please read parking lot signs as parking may or may not be available).
We are looking for volunteers to assist students in parking bicycles. Email Katie (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like to help. In addition, if you would like to host another meet up point please at your meet up spot on this spreadsheet by Monday, May 2nd.
Accepted Family Open House – Please let Katie (email@example.com) if you would like to help give a tour at the Accepted Family Open House on Tuesday, May 10 from 5-6PM. It is an in-person event and a great way to meet and welcome new families.
COVID Cases– We have had an increase in covid cases in the past two weeks.
Contact tracing sends communication to close contacts and are now also sending notices to encourage masking in rooms with a case or require for rooms with multiple cases. These letters will also let you know if there is a case in your student’s homeroom, thus giving a bit more information than the general emails sent. I would highly encourage masking for students. Please remember to keep student’s home if they are sick. We appreciate your assistance on this.
Starry Night Light Save the date (from FoSN) - We are thrilled to be able to FINALLY get together and socialize…so let’s do it! Let’s ditch the suits and gowns, and focus on (re)building the Skinner North community through in-person human connection. More details to come next week, including the launch of ticket sales, but in the meantime – please save the date for Starry Night Light:
What: Starry Night Light (a much more laid back version of our otherwise formal annual gala / fundraiser)
Who: Skinner North Parents and Staff
Why: To build our community and support the school with some FUNdraising
Date: Saturday, May 21
Location: Midwest Coast Brewery (2137 W Walnut)
Special Education Position – We are currently looking for a special education teacher to fill Ms. Saba’s position. If you know of any interested candidates, please have them send resumes to Katie (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Right at School Summer Camp – Please see this flier for more information.
Virtual Academy Enrollment For SY23 - The Virtual Academy is now enrolling students for SY23. Qualifying students (PreK-Grade 12) must have a medical condition indicated on an active IEP/504. The student’s medical professional must determine that the student would benefit from the virtual format. The application is open until July 1st; acceptances will be announced by July 15th. If demand exceeds capacity, acceptance will be determined by lottery. Qualifying students who were not accepted will be placed on a waitlist.
A school leader overview can be found here. This document describes the impact on the school & application process.
Parents/Guardians should complete this interest form (Spanish) to begin the application process. Questions/inquiries can be directed to VirtualSY23@cps.edu. Additional details are available here.