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 hopes and dreams (or fears and anxieties) about starting the new school year under such strange and uncertain circumstances?
Office of Communications
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
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
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
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 www.cps.edu 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 www.cps.edu.
Chicago Public Schools serves approximately 409,000 students
in more than 670 schools. It is the third-largest school district in the