Upcoming Reopening Town Halls – To give families additional opportunities to learn about and provide input into our reopening plans for elementary and high schools, we are scheduling two virtual parent townhalls — one for elementary and one for high school— in the next two weeks:

 

High School Town Hall: Wednesday, March 10, from 5-6:30 p.m. (Register HERE

Please join us for discussion about how we can safely welcome students back to high school. The district is actively meeting with the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) to establish a plan for the return of high school students and staff. While a return date has not been set and the specific learning model used in high schools remains under discussion, we hope students will be able to return to school as early as mid-April.

Opt-In for High School and Academic Center Students: For the first time, families in grades 9-12, as well as students in high school academic centers. We are asking families to tell us their learning preference now so that we can ensure we have the necessary staffing and classroom models in place to safely support all interested high school students.

The opt-in window will be available to students in all grades (grades Pre-K through 12) and will remain open for two weeks. Opt-in forms will be sent directly to parents, and this will be the final opportunity to choose in-person learning this school year.

 

 

Elementary School Town Hall: Tuesday, March 16, from 5-6:30 p.m. (Register HERE

As families with elementary school students begin considering returning to school, we wanted to provide you with an opportunity to discuss your thoughts and concerns about coming back to school. We will discuss health and safety protocols and what a day may look like for your child.

 

Opt-In for Students in Pre-K, Elementary, and Cluster Programs: As promised earlier this year, families who have not yet returned to classrooms will be able to return Monday , April 19 — the first day of the 4th-quarter. Families who are already enrolled in classroom-based learning will not need to fill out the intent form to remain in-person.

The opt-in window will be available to students in all grades (grades Pre-K through 12) and will remain open for two weeks. Opt-in forms will be sent directly to parents, and this will be the final opportunity to choose in-person learning this school year.