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 before7:30 a.m.
The Chicago Board of Education approved the 2014-2015 CPS Calendar last week. Although our school has not received an official copy of the calendar, I would like to inform our parents and community members of the most important dates to remember for the 2014-2015 school year. The following are the highlights of the new calendar:
Students begin classes on Tuesday, September 2, 2014
The last day of student attendance will be Wednesday, June 16, 2014 (pending snow days)
Parent-Teacher Conference Days are November 12th and April 16th
Progress Reports will be distributed on Oct. 10th, Dec. 19th, March 13th, and May 15th
Winter break will be from December 22nd to January 2nd
Spring Break will be from April 6th to April 10th
The following are the approved holidays for next school year:
Labor Day = September 1st
Columbus Day = Oct. 13th
Veterans Day = Nov. 11th
Thanksgiving = Nov 26th -28th
M.L. King Day = Jan. 19th
President’s Day = Feb. 16th
Memorial Day = May 25th
We will be sending you an official copy of next year’s calendar as soon as it is available.
With this change, we are trying to align and standardize our school’s grading scale with the scale that most schools in CPS are using.
Mayor Emanuel Visits Healy
Pre-K Applications (Chicago Ready to Learn)
Applications for the Pre-K program for next year are available at our school. The Chicago Ready to Learn Team will be at Healy picking up applications and helping parents complete the process Friday, March 21st (8 a.m. to 11:00 am). This will be the only day the team will be available to help parents complete the process. The following are the basic requirements and timeline for this process:
March 3-April 11: 1st round of applications
May 27-June 27: 2nd round of applications (Note: 2nd round applicants will be offered seats ONLY after 1st round selections are made and 1st round wait-lists are exhausted.)
Applications can ONLY be submitted at designated application sites to trained application representatives. Any application submitted elsewhere or to other staff will not be valid.
Applicants must have proof of income, residency, and birth with them in order to apply. Any families missing required documentation will be asked to return to the site with these items.
We are noticing that many students are coming to the building extremely late. I want to remind you 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. Starting the first week of December, we are going to attach a bar code tag to your child’s book bag. The bar code tag will be used to track tardies. We are trying this system to decrease the amount of time students who are tardy are spending waiting for the tardy slip. There are days that we have so many students tardy, that the students can wait up to fifteen minutes for their tardy slip. We would appreciate your cooperation in ensuring that your child does not remove the tag from their book bag.