CPS principals were informed two weeks ago that the Federal government is mandating the implementation of a new Nutrition and Wellness Policy for all schools receiving federal funding. Starting this school year, schools are not allowed to serve any food to students that have not been processed in the school’s cafeteria. For our school this rule is in effect from 12:01 am until 3:15 pm. The fees and penalties for not complying with this policy are extremely high. Therefore, our school must adhere to this new federal regulation. Starting this year, our school can no longer accept cupcakes, cakes, candies, chips, soda, or any other food that parents bring to celebrate their child’s birthday. Once again, if it was not
prepared in our cafeteria, then we cannot give it to our students. The school
is allowed to bring outside food for only two events during the school year.
Our staff decided that these two special events will happen the last day before
Winter Break and the last day before Summer Break.This new policy does not apply to
students that bring their own lunch from home as long as they don’t share their
food with any other student.
It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the 2014-2015 school year! I hope you all had an enjoyable summer and that you are looking forward to an exciting year of activities and educational experiences. As always we are excited to see the school doors open and have our students fill the halls once again.
Cell Phones in The Building
Last year we had a large number of our students bringing cell phones into our building. We realize that it is important for parents to keep in contact with their child, particularly after dismissal time. However, on several occasions, students were caught using these devices during class and/or transition times (i.e. lunch, recess, etc.). In many of these occasions it was the parent texting or calling their child during school time. I ask you to please help us minimize the usage of mobile devices during school time by avoiding calling/texting your child from 7:45 am to 2:45 pm (4:30 pm if your child attends after school activities). Remember that if your child is caught using their mobile device during school time they will be subject to the consequences listed on the 2014 Student Code of Conduct.
As we begin the new school year, I would like to remain parents and community members that the Chicago Police Department will be issuing tickets to any vehicles parked in the allies, double parked, and/or abandoned around our school
Please welcome Sydney Golliday to the Healy Elementary administrative team. She will be serving the Healy community this school year as a Resident Principal (principal in training).
Tuesday, September 2nd - 1st Day of School
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Tuesday, September 9th (K, 1st, and 2nd Grade) Wednesday, September 10th (3rd - 8th Grade)
Friday, October 10th
The school day begins at 7:45 a.m. with breakfast in the classroom until 8:00 a.m. The school day ends at 2:45 p.m. The school building will not be open until 7:30 a.m.; therefore, please do not bring your child to school prior to this time. We don’t have any staff available to supervise your child if you send him/her to school before 7:30 a.m.
Pre-K End of the Year Celebration
Our last year's data indicates that many of our students came to school late several times. I would like to remind parents that students are considered late to school if they arrive to the building after 7:45 am. Also, please note that students who leave schoolbefore 11:15 a.m. will be marked as a full day of absence. Students arriving after 10 am, or leaving before 2:30 p.m. will be marked as ½ day absent. We would appreciate your cooperation in ensuring that your child comes to school on time everyday this school year.