Our end of the year classroom parties are for Healy students only. We are not able to accommodate family members or siblings at these parties. All parties are scheduled for Friday, December 19th (after 1:00 pm). Thanks for your cooperation in this matter.
Veterans Day (Ensemble)
Training Opportunity for Parents
We are partnering with the City Colleges of Chicago to bring ESL and GED classes to Healy for our parents. For more information regarding this opportunity, please contact Ms. Sydney Golliday (Resident Principal) at 773-534-9792).
Please be advised that students are at recess for 15 to 20 minutes every day. As the temperature keep dropping, it is essential that your child is ALWAYS wearing a warm coat and appropriate attire during recess time. We need your help to make sure our students are bringing a coat/jacket every day, so that they can enjoy their recess time without worrying about the outside temperature.
B.A.C. Meeting - Nov 25th
I would like to thank our Parent Club members and our volunteers for the excellent job they did during our Walk-A-Thon event. The Parent Club was able to raise over $13,000 in funds for our school. Thank You!
I want to take this opportunity to introduce the new members of our Parent Club. They are; Simon Shiu (President), Hannah Easter (Vice-President), Rosie LaMonica (Treasurer), Audrey Remmers (Secretary), and Kimberly Ovalle (Alternate). We are confident that this new team will continue the tradition of helping Healy achieve our main goal, excellence in education!
Our students will begin the second round of NWEA testing after returning from the Winter Break. Testing sessions will begin Monday, January 5th. The dates for NWEA testing will become available on our Healy website no later than Monday, December 22nd. I want to emphasize to all parents the importance of this mid-year test for our students and staff. The information we gather from this test, will allow us to direct our instruction for the remainder of the year in order to prepare our students for all the assessments they will face in the spring. If you have any questions about NWEA and/or any other assessments we administer in our school, please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s teacher.
Report Card Pick Up Day
NO SCHOOL: Thanksgiving Holiday Wednesday, Nov 26th to Friday, Nov. 28th
8th Grade Bazaar: December 11th & 12th
NO SCHOOL December 20th to January 4th
Healy Visitor Policy
Parents are welcome to visit our school anytime. To ensure visitations are productive for both school and visitors, please follow these guidelines:
1. All visitors must sign in with the security officer after entering the building. They must immediately proceed to the main office to inform our clerks the nature of their visit. 2. If a visitor is visiting a classroom or any other area of our building, they must wear a visitor identification sticker in a visible place. 3. If a parent is planning to visit a classroom to observe their child, they must provide prior notice to teachers and staff to arrange appropriate times and days. This notification must be done at least 24 hours prior to their visit. 4. Conferences with teachers cannot be scheduled during class time. Parents must make arrangements with their child’s teacher to meet either during the teacher’s preparation time, or before/after school.
School policy does not permit children (students from other schools, friends, relatives) to visit the classroom for the day.
We ask that you do not interrupt the classroom schedule by going directly to the classroom. All contacts with students should be made through the school office.
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.
Student of the Month - November
Congratulations to room 114 (6th) for having the best attendance in October. This classroom ended the month with a 99.55% attendance. They were followed closely by room 113 (7th) with a 99.39%. Third place was room 215 (7th) with a 99.16%. The overall school attendance for the month of October was 97.11%. Please continue to support our school by making attendance a high priority for our students.
New Wellness Policy
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.
I would like to remind 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
Kelly High School Performance at Healy
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.