As you may have heard, Mayor Lightfoot has cancelled classes for Thursday, October 17th. All instruction, meetings, after school activities, busing etc. have been cancelled. Mr. Kotis, food service staff, members of central office and I will be the only staff in the building that we know of at this time. If you do not have care for your child(ren), you can register them using the student registration tool, which can be found at cps.edu/contingencyplan. Parents will need to know their child’s student ID number to register. It is important to note that classroom instruction will not occur and students’ attendance will not be affected by staying home during this time.
Chicago Public Libraries will also be open, along with Safe Haven sites, and other community partner sites. A list of alternative sites is available at cps.edu/contingencyplan. More locations will be added as additional sites are identified.
We also found the following information from the Irving Park YMCA https://www.ymcachicago.org/irvingpark/:
If you, or anyone you know, will be affected by the potential Chicago Public School/Chicago Park District strike on October 17th (and possibly beyond), please know that the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago can help! We’re pooling all of our resources and will be ready to offer our Schools Day Out program at this Y center and other locations to keep children aged 5-12 years safe and engaged during this time.
For early childhood education programming serving children aged 3-5 years, please call the Rauner Family YMCA, North Lawndale YMCA, McCormick YMCA, South Side YMCA or the Dr. Effie O. Ellis Early Learning Childcare Center.
We hope that that CTU and CPS will come to an agreement quickly and will keep you updated as we learn any new information.
Please reach out with any questions.
Michelle H. Ludford