In preparation for the new school year, Chicago Public Schools (CPS) is launching a series of new events and resources to support families.
The first day of school for all CPS students is Tuesday, Sept. 6, and CPS is hosting a series of Back-to-School kickoff events throughout the city this month to help students and families prepare for the year. The first event will be held on Aug. 16 and will continue through Aug. 31.
List of CPS Back-To-School Celebrations
Whittier, 1900 W 23rd St, 60608
Harlan, 9652 S Michigan Ave, 60628
Cather, 2908 W Washington Blvd, 60612
Near West Side
Crane Med 2245 W Jackson Blvd, 60612
Albany Park, 4929 N Sawyer Ave, 60625
Bogan, 3939 W 79th St, 60652
Kelvyn Park, 4343 W Wrightwood Ave, 60639
Fenger 11220 S Wallace St, 60628
Kelly, 4136 S California Ave, 60632
Hyde Park, 6220 S Stony Island Ave, 60637
Prosser, 2148 N Long Ave, 60639
Parker 6800 S Stewart Ave, 60621
Websites and Resources
In addition to kickoff events throughout the city, CPS has launched a number websites that allow families to easily access a wide variety of resources.
Families can get specific information on the schools their children will be attending by visiting www.cps.edu/schools.
Its new Back-to-School website includes frequently asked questions, enrollment procedures, medical forms, health requirements, and a portal that allows parents to track the grades and attendance of their children throughout the school year. There is also information on CPS programs such as Career & Technical Education and dual enrollment.
The Chicago Early Learning Portal is for families with children between the ages of 3 and 5 and includes information on the school and community-based early childhood programs that CPS offers. Parents can also call the Chicago: Ready to Learn! Hotline at (312) 229-1690 for one-on-one assistance with early childhood planning.