Lots of things to do to get ready for school, whether you're a teacher, principal, parent, or administrator (Chicago Public Schools: Back-to-School). Buying supplies, immunizations, registration, schedules, getting classrooms ready, arranging health care. What else? Anything on your list (besides getting ready for a strike) for the start of the year?
Research shows that healthy
students have better attendance and perform better in school,
academically. Having up-to-date physical examinations and immunizations
will help ensure that your children are physically able to learn.
Children must have proof of required immunizations and health exams by
October 15, 2006, or they will possibly face exclusion from school.
Please remember that a healthy child is a healthy learner.
Physical exam requirements, to be received upon entry to school or up to one year prior:
- State of Illinois for the first time at any grade level
- Kindergarten or 1st grade, 5th grade, or 9th grade (ages 5, 10, 15 for ungraded programs)
- Preschool up to age 6 (physical exam and lead screenings)
CHALMERS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
2745 w. Roosevelt
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
KING HIGH SCHOOL
4445 S. Drexel
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Mozart Park Health Fair
2036 N. Avers
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Please note : DENTAL EXAMS NOW REQUIRED FOR K, 2nd, and 6th GRADE STUDENTS
Please visit us soon for more detailed updates on immunizations, including site information, or call 773-553-1830
important to register new students early. Early Registration will take
place at all Chicago Public Schools throughout the month of August.
Contact your local school for more information.
School Supply Drive
Chicago Public Schools is conducting a school supply drive for students
in need. If you are interested in donating schools supply, please take
a moment to review the recommended school supplies list .
There are many ways to donate new school supplies.
Contact the Chicago Public Schools 773-553-2210 for more information on how to donate school supplies.
- Aug. 21 - Sept. 5; Chicago Public Schools door-to-door campaign in targeted communities with low attendance.
- Aug. 26& 27; Chicago Public Schools officials visit faith institutions across the city with back-to-school message.
Aug. 28 - 30; Chicago Public Schools parent phone bank. Parents calling
parents to remind them of the start of school. 311 Center, 2111 W.
Lexington, 3 pm - 7 pm.
Chicago Public Schools appreciates the support from corporate and
community partners for the back-to-school campaign including
Jewel-Osco, Office Depot, Schoolkidz.org, Fox News Chicago, CBS 2, ABC
7, Power 92, Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church, Wayman A.M.E.
Church, Spanish Christian Church, First Baptist Congregational Church,
and numerous city departments and agencies.
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