Back To School On Monday For Many


Don't forget -- Monday is back to school day for all the "year round" schools.

There are now 195 such schools, 63 new ones according to the press release below, plus 19 additional high schools on Track E.  

Any words to the newbies out there from all of you who've already crossed over into Track E Land? 

Any hopes and dreams (or fears and anxieties) about starting the new school year under such strange and uncertain circumstances? 

For more
information contact:

Office of Communications

Phone: 773-553-1620

Fax: 773-553-1622





July 26, 2010



at Year-Round Schools Head Back

the Classroom Monday, August 9

Public Schools Encourages Parents and Students

Show Up - First Day and Every Day 


With 195 year-round schools set to open their doors to
students in just two weeks, Chicago Public Schools is ramping up its campaign
to make certain that students and parents are aware of the most important date
on the 2010-11 school year - the first day of school. 


year, 63 schools have adopted the year-round calendar
for the first time, making it even more important for parents and
students to
learn when school starts.  Also this year, 10 additional high schools
adopt the Track E schedule (see list below).  They join Peace and
Education Coalition High School as the system's first high schools that
have migrated
to a Track E schedule.


On August 9, school starts for students who attend the 195
year-round, or Track E schools, which operate on an extended


On September 7, students at schools that operate on the
traditional calendar will begin the 2010-11 school year. No matter the calendar
on which a school operates, all students attend school for the same number of instructional
days throughout the year.


CPS encourages parents to call their school or visit if they are uncertain about the date
or start time for their child's first day.  


"Chicago Public Schools is doing everything it can to
ensure our students are ready to return to school ready to learn.  Part of
that effort is educating parents about the first day, and for students who
attend Track E schools that is Monday, August 9," said Huberman. 
"But the other part is stressing consistent attendance day in and day
out.  Students who aren't in class cannot learn.  So it's important
to establish good attendance right off the bat."


"The Chicago Board of Education is proud to join the
effort to bolster attendance at Chicago schools on the first day and every
day," said Chicago Board of Education President Mary Richardson-Lowry. 
"We know that when students are in school every day, they are engaged,
they are learning and they are on the path towards graduation and a successful


Centered around the theme, "Show Up!  First Day and Every Day," the 2010 back to school campaign is designed
to educate parents and students about the upcoming school calendar while also
building enthusiasm and excitement for the start of the new school year.


High Schools adopting the year-round, or
Track E schedule:


Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences, 3857 W. 111th St.

Corliss High School, 821 E. 103rd St.

Gage Park High School, 5630 S. Rockwell Ave.

Morgan Park High School, 1744 W. Pryor Ave.

Robeson Achievement Academy, 6835 S. Normal Blvd.

Robeson High School, 6835 S. Normal Blvd.

Team Englewood High School, 6201 S. Stewart Ave.

Tilden Achievement Academy, 4747 S. Union Ave.

Tilden High School, 4747 S. Union Ave.

Vaughn Occupational High School, 4355 N. Linder Ave.

Peace and Education Coalition High School, 4946 South Paulina Ave.


Further information is available at


Chicago Public Schools serves approximately 409,000 students
in more than 670 schools. It is the third-largest school district in the


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  • Really glad that my students have the next two weeks off instead of an extra one in Dec. and in April. Two August weeks are worth like four winter weeks.

  • Several years ago, at my west side school, our AC didn't work and the windows had been sealed shut. Yes, sealed shut. So, any day that the temps were above 80-85 outside was miserable. On really hot days in September and June, we would often measure temps above 100 in the building. Kids would be red in the face, noone was learning and we all felt sick. It took 3 years of grievances to finally get them to replace the old windows with ones that opened part way. We NEVER got fans of any kind. I had to bring mine from home. That and the board of ed brought their lawyers to the meeting I went to (another teacher and I went to complain) and the lawyers made not so subtle hints that if we complained too much we'd be fired. Yep. The board of ed does not care about kids or teachers.
    I will be shocked if every building and every classroom gets fans. Shocked as in fall over out of my chair in disbelief.

  • Did anyone else notice ALL those High Schools
    are located on the South Side?

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