Back 2 School Campaign

Welcome to the 2017 Back to School webpage. Here you will find information on what medical forms are required for your student(s) as well as how CPS can help your family gain medical insurance. In addition, visit the event calendar tab for a list of CPS Back to School Bashes and community Back to School celebrations near you. For answers to additional questions, see the Resources and/or FAQ tab or email b2s@cps.edu.


For School Hours information, please visit the CPS Profile Pages. Charter school start dates are available here.


FREE RIDES on CTA Buses & Trains for CPS STUDENTS and accompanying adults. More information to come.

Minimum Health Requirements

Make sure that your child is healthy and ready to learn by the start of the school year!

Additionally, immunizations and health exams may be required for your child's grade level, and proof of these is due to your child's school by October 15, 2017. For questions about the health requirements, please contact your school's main office.

To find out what's required for your child, please review the 2017-2018 Minimum Health Requirements – English | Spanish .

How do I submit proof of immunization and/or health exam?

The following forms should be completed by your child's doctor's office – and will then be accepted by your child's school to satisfy the health requirements:

Does your family have questions about how to obtain medical insurance?

Chicago Public Schools encourages all families to have a family doctor. If you are in need of health insurance or need help renewing your health insurance, call 773-553-KIDS. Find the nearest enrollment site and additional information in the Children and Family Benefits Leaflet.

What if I have more questions about student health and wellness?

Feel free to call (773) 553-KIDS (5437) or email oshw@cps.edu.

It's Time to Go Back to School!

CPS schools begin on Tuesday September 5th, but you can start getting prepared this month by joining one of the many Back-to-School events happening across the city.

CPS Back-To-School Celebrations

Join classmates, educators, and families to prepare for a strong start to the school year. With food, music, games, and CPS resources – these celebrations are the perfect chance to reconnect with your school community for the year ahead.

 

Network Events

Date

Location

Time

Network 10: Ashburn 8/3/2017 Bogan, 3939 W 79th St, 60652 2-5 pm
Network 13: West Roseland/Pullman 8/4/2017 Fenger 11220 S Wallace St, 60628 2-5 pm
Network 1: Albany Park 8/7/2017 Albany Park, 4929 N Sawyer Ave, 60625 2-5 pm
Network 4: Hermosa/Belmont Cragin 8/11/2017 Kelvyn Park, 4343 W Wrightwood Ave, Chicago, IL 60639 2-5 pm
Network 2: Lincoln Square 8/14/2017 Mather, 5835 N. Lincoln Ave., 60659 2-5 pm
Network 3: Austin/Belmont Cragin 8/15/2017 Prosser, 2148 N Long Ave, 60639 2-5 pm
Network 11: Englewood 8/16/2017 Parker 6800 S Stewart Ave, 60621 2-5 pm
Network 7: Pilsen/Little Village 8/17/2017 Saucedo/Tepochcalli Campus, 2850 W. 24th Blvd., 60623 2-5 pm
Network 12: Roseland 8/18/2017 Warren, 9239 S. Jeffery Ave, 60617 2-5 pm
Network 8: Brighton Park 8/21/2017 Kelly, 4136 S California Ave, 60632 2-5 pm
Network 9: Woodlawn 8/22/2017 DuSable, 4934 S. Wabash, 60615 2-5 pm
Network 6: Near West Side 8/23/2017 Crane Med 2245 W Jackson Blvd, 60612 2-5 pm
Network 5: Garfield Park 8/25/2017 Cather Elementary 2908 W Washington Blvd, 60612 2-5 pm

 

Community Events

In addition, community leaders are hosting events throughout the summer where CPS staff and volunteers will be on-hand to answer questions about going back to school.

Name of Event

Date

Location

Time

Bridgescape Resource Fair 7/12/2017 Roseland, 10928 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60628 10:00 AM
Sponsor-A-Student Backpack Drive 7/26/2017 5533 N Broadway, Chicago IL 60640 9:30 AM
34th Ward Back 2 School Fair 7/28/2017 11901 South Laflin, Chicago, IL 10:00 AM
Mount Calvary Church Back to School Event 7/29/2017 1257 W. 111th Street Chicago, IL 60643 10:00 AM
Scott Joplin Community Fair 7/29/2017 7931 S. Honore 10:00 AM
Barton ES - Back to School Block Party 7/29/2017 7650 S Wolcott Ave, Chicago, IL 60620 8:00 AM
Christmas In July Back to School Block Party 7/29/2017 1504 W. 63rd Street, Chicago, IL 9:00 AM
10th District Police National Night Out 8/1/2017 10th District Police Station, 3315 W Ogden Ave. West Parking Lot, Chicago, IL 4:00 PM
National Night Out 8/2/2017 744 E 103rd St, Chicago, IL 60628 4:00 PM
3rd District 14th Annual Health and Fitness Fair 8/5/2017 IIT Campus, 33rd & State, Chicago, IL 10:00 AM
Apostolic Church of God Annual Health Fair 8/5/2017 ACOG, 63rd & Dorchester, Chicago, IL 9:00 AM
17th Ward Back to School Event 8/5/2017 Renaissance Park, 1250 W. 79th Street, Chicago, IL 3:00 PM
Back to School Event - God's Grace Baptist Church 8/6/2017 5429 West Kamerling Chicago, IL 60651 9:30 AM
10th District Back to School Rally 8/8/2017 West Haven Apartments, 110 N Wood St., Chicago, IL 1:00 PM
31st Ward 3rd Annual Back 2 School Fair - Alderman Santiago 8/9/2017 Schubert Elementary School- 2727 N Long Ave, Chicago, IL 60639 10:00 AM
Annual Family Wellness/B2S Event - Senator Iris Y. Martinez, Rep. Jaime Andrade, Commissioner Arroyo, and Ald. Rosa 8/10/2017 Avondale Logandale Elem. School, 3212 W George St, Chicago, IL 60618 10:00 AM
Community Resource Day (DFSS) 8/11/2017 S. Chicago Community Service Ctr., 8650 S Commercial Ave, Chicago, IL 60617 10:00 AM
Macedonia Church 8/12/2017 Macedonia Church, 4244 W. Madison 8:00 AM
Alderman Moreno's 1st Ward Back To School Event 8/12/2017 Moos Elementary
School, 1711 N California Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
10:00 AM
Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church of South Chicago 8/12/2017 3235 E. 91st Street,
Chicago, Illinois 60617
10:00 AM
2nd Ward Alderman Hopkins B2S Fair and Family Summerfest- Alderman Hopkins, 2nd Ward 8/12/2017 Pulaski Park Fieldhouse, 1419 W Blackhawk, Chicago, IL 10:00 AM
Access Grand Boulevard Health Fair- St.Rep. Sonya Harper 8/12/2017 ACCESS Ashland Health Center, 5159 S. Ashland, Chicago,IL 11:00 AM
21st Annual all Kids and Family Health-Fair- Senator Aquino 2nd District 8/18/2017 Mozart Park, 2036 N Avers St. Chicago, IL 60647 8:00 AM
21st Annual all Kids and Family Health Fair 8/18/2017 Mozart Park, 2039 N. Avers St. Chicago, IL 60647 8:00 AM
18th Ward Back to School Picnic 8/19/2017 Hayes Park, 2936 W 85th St., Chicago, IL 12:00 PM
20th Ward B2S Event 8/19/2017 Washington Park, 5531 S. Martin Luther King Dr., Chicago, Illinois 60637 10:00 AM
Englewood Back to School Parade 8/19/2017 Ogden Park, 6500 S Racine Ave, Chicago, IL 60636 10:00 AM
Congressman Danny Davis 2017 Parade 8/19/2017 Columbus Park, 500 S Central Ave, Chicago, IL 60644 8:00 AM
South Central Family Services 8/19/2017 8316 S Ellis Ave, Chicago, IL 60619 10:00 AM
Alderman Mell's B2S Fair- Alderman Deb Mell 8/19/2017 Roosevelt High School 3632 W Wilson 10:00 AM
24th Ward Back to School Festival 8/19/2017 Douglas Park, 1401 S. Sacremento Blvd. Chicago, IL 60623 11:00 AM
Back to School Fair 8/19/2017 Schubert Elementary School, 2727 N Long Ave, Chicago, IL 60639 10:00 AM
Alderman Danny Solis 25th Ward Back to School Event 8/19/2017 Harrison Park, 1824 S Wood St, Chicago, IL 60608
11:00 AM
15th Ward Back to School Fair 8/19/2017 Gage Park Fieldhouse, 2411 W. 55th Street, Chicago, IL 10:00 AM
3rd Ward Back to School Fair 8/19/2017 The Chicago Urban League, 4510 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 10:00 AM
Barnard Elementary School Back to School Picnic 8/20/2017 Barnard Elementary School, 10354 S. Charles, Chicago, IL 3:00 PM
Back-to-School School Supply Giveaway 8/21/2017 Rep. Justin Slaughter's 27th District Office, 1234 West 95th Street, Chicago, IL 60643 12:00 PM
St. Sabina Back to School Block Party 8/25/2017 St. Sabina, 1210 W. 78th Place, Chicago, Illinois 60620 9:00 AM
14th Annual Back to School Health Fair - Alderman Reboyras 8/25/2017 Riis Park, 6100 W Fullerton Ave, Chicago, IL 60639 10:00 AM
Resurrected Life Church International - Community Outreach Back to School event 8/26/17 Resurrected Life Church International, 4538 W. Fullerton, Chicago, IL 12:00 PM
27th's Ward Annual Stay In School Picnic 8/26/2017 Union Park, 1501 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60606 10:00 AM
Alpha Kappa Alpha Monarch Awards Foundation 8/26/2017 6938 S. Washtenaw Ave, Chicago, IL 60629 10:00 AM
Back to School Parade and Festival 8/26/2017 Marshall Metropolitan High School, 3250 W Adams St, Chicago, IL 60624 11:00 AM
Gately Park Advisory Council Back to school event 8/26/2017 Gately Park, 744 E 103rd St, Chicago, IL 60628 10:00 AM
CPS 24th District 8/26/2017 24th District, 2447 W Granville, Chicago, IL 11:00 AM
RAGE Back to School Event 8/26/2017 Hamilton Park, 513 W 72nd St, Chicago, IL 60621 3:00 PM
B2S Throw Down-State Rep. La Shawn K. Ford 8/26/2017 Columbus Park, 500 S Central Ave, Chicago, IL 60644 10:00 AM
12th Ward B2S Health Fair- Alderman George Cardenas 8/26/2017 2210 W Pershing Rd,Mckinley Park Fieldhouse 10:00 AM
My Wellness, Our Community Fair 8/26/2017 4225 W 25th Street 10:00 AM
28th Ward Back to School Parade & Picnic 8/26/2017 John Marshall High School, 3250 W. Jackson, Chicago, IL 10:00 AM
Summer Festival 8/26/2017 Marshall HS Campus Park, 3250 W Adams St, Chicago, IL 60624 12:00 PM
28th Ward Back to School Parade & Picnic 8/26/2017 John Marshall High School, 3250 W. Jackson, Chicago, IL 12:00 PM
4th Ward Health and Housing Fair 8/26/2017 Dyett High School, 555 E 51st St, Chicago, IL 60615 10:00 AM
5th Ward B2S Picnic 8/27/2017 Beach House, 6300 S Lakeshore Drive, Lakefront Trail, Chicago, IL 60649 11:00 AM
Alderman Moore 8/27/2017 Beach, 1100 W. Farwell 12:00 PM
5th Ward B2S Picnic- Alderman Leslie A. Hairston 8/27/2017 2325 E 71st St, Chicago, IL 60649 ? 11:00 AM
Robinson-New Life Back to School Festival 8/27/2017 Jackie Robinson Elementary, 4225 S Lake Park Ave, Chicago, IL 60653 10:00 AM
49th Ward Annual B2S Picnic- Alderman Joe Moore (49Ward) 8/27/2017 Loyola Park, 1100 W. Farewell, Chicago, IL 12:00 PM
Alderman Carrie Austin 34th Ward Back to School Celebration 8/28/2017 Universal Entertainment Center, 11901 S Loomis St. Chicago IL 60643 10:00 AM
Alan Oviedo 8/30/2017 48th Ward Office, 5533 North Broadway Street, Chicago, IL 5:00 PM
5th District Police CAPS 9/2/2017 5th District, 727 East 111th St
Chicago, IL 60628
12:00 PM
B2S in the 10th Ward- 10th Ward Alderman Susan Sadlowskl Garza 9/2/2017 Steelworkers Park, E 87th St, Chicago, IL 60617 12:00 PM
Fiesta Boricua Back to School 9/2/2017 2511 W. Division, Chicago, IL 12:00 PM
8th Ward B2S Jamboree/Parade 9/9/2017 8539 S Cottage Grove Ave, Chicago, IL 60619 10:00 AM
79th Street Renaissance Festival 9/9/2017 79th Street and Racine, Chicago, IL 10:00 AM
Faith Hope & Charity Ministries Back to School Bonanza 9/16/2017 7057 S. Stewart (Church parking lot), Chicago, IL 10:00 AM
41st Ward Health and Wellness Resource Fair 9/23/2017 Taft High School Gymnasium 6530 W. Bryn Mawr 10:00 AM

Frequently Asked Questions

General

When does school begin?
The first day of school is Tuesday, September 5, 2017. However, note that some Charter school start dates differ, and are available here.

Is it too late to register my child for the coming school year?
No. To learn more about your options, read the Enrollment FAQ section below.

What are the bell times for my child's school?
Bell times vary by school. To learn what the bell times are for your child's school, enter the school name into the CPS School Search or call their main office.

What is the dress code at my child's school?
Information on dress codes can be obtained by contacting your child's school directly. Contact information for your child's school can be found by entering the school name into the CPS School Search tool.

My child needs a CTA/Bus (Ventra) pass.
To learn more about Ventra passes for CPS students, please contact your school directly. Contact information for your child's school can be found by entering the school name into the CPS School Search tool.

My child needs transportation services.
To find out if your child is eligible for transportation assistance, please visit the Transportation Information Page, or call the CPS Office of Transportation Services at (773) 553-2860.

What are the Safe Passage Routes for my School?
To learn more about Safe Passage, visit the Safe Passage website or contact your child's school. Contact information for your child's school can be found by entering the school name into the CPS School Search tool.

 

Enrollment

How do I enroll my child in a Chicago Public School?
The enrollment process begins by selecting a school. Learn more about your school options by using the CPS School Locator. Next, contact or visit your desired school to speak with an administrator about the enrollment process. Also, you can visit the Enrollment Procedures/Requirements section of the Resources tab for more information.

How do I enroll my child in preschool?
For complete details on Chicago: Ready to Learn!, CPS' school-based early childhood program, please visit Ready to Learn or call the Office of Early Childhood Education at (773) 553-2010.

How do I obtain school records/transcripts?
You may be able to obtain records by calling the school directly. If not, please contact the Office of Student Records at (773) 553-2340.

Health and Wellness

What are the Minimum Health Requirements to enroll my child in School?
You can find information and resources in the Health and Wellness section of this site.

How do I register my child for free or reduced lunch?
For questions about free and reduced lunch, please call the Office of Nutrition Services at (773) 553-2830 and choose Option 8.

Where can I take my child to receive a vision or dental screening?
Vision and dental screenings are available at various locations throughout the city. You can find the details in the Health and Wellness section of this site.

Where can I take my child to receive vaccinations?
Under the Health Requirements section, you can find information on vaccinations and other minimum health requirements for CPS.

Diverse Learners

I have questions about my child's Individualized Education Plan (IEP). Who can I contact with my questions?
You can contact the Department of Diverse Learner Supports and Services at (773) 553-1800.

My child may have diverse learning needs. How can I get them evaluated?
Please contact the Office of Diverse Learner Supports and Services at (773) 553-1800.

Can children of families who are homeless or in temporary living situations still enroll in school and receive services?
Yes. To learn more, please contact the Office of Students in Temporary Living Situations at (773) 553-2242 for information and support.

Supply the Future

Chicago Public Schools is seeking donations of school supplies to support the 2017 Back to School Campaign.

If you have school supplies that can be easily transported, call 773-553-1580 to arrange for delivery.

 

Resources

Attendance & Truancy

What can I do to support my child and their daily attendance? Attendance and Truancy.

Career & Technical Education (CTE) Programs

Career & Technical Education (CTE) is a collection of high school programs that prepare students for life-long success. Students receive a college-prep education as well as technical skills that allow them to graduate from high school with more than a high school diploma. [Guide | Postcard]

City Colleges of Chicago – Dual Enrollment

The City Colleges of Chicago offer one free college course per semester to CPS high school juniors and seniors. For more information click here.

Enrollment Procedures/Requirements 

Enrollment Poster - [English | Spanish | Polish]

My School Bucks

Office of Nutrition Support Services is excited to offer MySchoolBucks®! This online payment service provides a quick and easy way to add money to your student's meal account using a credit/debit card or electronic check.

For more information click here.

Parent Portal

The Parent Portal is a unique web-based tool that allows you to securely view your child's grades and attendance online. Parent Portal Orientation: Visit the Parent Portal

Student Code of Conduct

The Student Code of Conduct (SCC) is adopted by the Chicago Board of Education each year to help create a safe environment for all students and school person­nel. The SCC sets forth the expected behaviors for students and a transparent process for administrators to redirect inappropriate behavior. [English | Spanish | Polish]

Students in Temporary Living Situations (S.T.L.S.)

Whatever your temporary situation is, STLS can help you get to school and stay in school. STLS is a required part of every school. To receive these services, ask to see our STLS liaison at your school and explain that you are in a temporary living situation. For more information, click here.

Student Outreach and Re-engagement Centers (S.O.A.R.)

Our schools offer additional supports and services for students who have been out of school and seek to return, or who may need opportunities to earn credits in an accelerated program. More information, click here.

Minimum Health Requirements

Make sure that your child is healthy and ready to learn by the start of the school year!

Additionally, immunizations and health exams may be required for your child's grade level, and proof of these is due to your child's school by October 15, 2017. For questions about the health requirements, please contact your school's main office.

How do I submit proof of immunization and/or health exam?

The following forms should be completed by your child's doctor's office – and will then be accepted by your child's school to satisfy the health requirements:

Does your family have questions about how to obtain medical insurance?

Chicago Public Schools encourages all families to have a family doctor. If you are in need of health insurance or need help renewing your health insurance, call 773-553-KIDS. Click here to find an enrollment site closest to you." 

Children and Family Benefits Leaflet

What if I have more questions about student health and wellness?

Feel free to call (773) 553-KIDS (5437) or email oshw@cps.edu.

It's Time to Go Back to School!

CPS schools begin on Tuesday September 5th, but you can start getting prepared this month by joining one of the many Back-to-School events happening across the city.

CPS Back-To-School Celebrations

Join classmates, educators, and families to prepare for a strong start to the school year. With food, music, games, and CPS resources – these celebrations are the perfect chance to reconnect with your school community for the year ahead.

 

Network Events

Date

Location

Time

Lincoln Square (2) 8/14/2017 Mather, 5835 N. Lincoln Ave., 60659 2-5 pm
Pilsen/Little Village (7) 8/17/2017 Saucedo/Tepochcalli Campus, 2850 W. 24th Blvd., 60623 2-5 pm
Roseland (12) 8/18/2017 Warren, 9239 S. Jeffery Ave, 60617 2-5 pm
Garfield Park (5) 8/25/2017 Cather Elementary 2908 W Washington Blvd, 60612 2-5 pm
Near West Side (6) 8/23/2017 Crane Med 2245 W Jackson Blvd, 60612 2-5 pm
Albany Park (1) 8/7/2017 Albany Park, 4929 N Sawyer Ave, 60625 2-5 pm
Ashburn (10) 8/3/2017 Bogan, 3939 W 79th St, 60652 2-5 pm
Hermosa/Belmont Cragin (4) 8/11/2017 Kelvyn Park, 4343 W Wrightwood Ave, Chicago, IL 60639 2-5 pm
West Roseland/Pullman (13) 8/4/2017 Fenger 11220 S Wallace St, 60628 2-5 pm
Brighton Park (8) 8/21/2017 Kelly, 4136 S California Ave, 60632 2-5 pm
Woodlawn (9) 8/22/2017 DuSable, 4934 S. Wabash, 60615 2-5 pm
Austin/Belmont Cragin (3) 8/15/2017 Prosser, 2148 N Long Ave, 60639 2-5 pm
Englewood (11) 8/16/2017 Parker 6800 S Stewart Ave, 60621 2-5 pm

 

Community Events

In addition, community leaders are hosting events throughout the summer where CPS staff and volunteers will be on-hand to answer questions about going back to school.

Name of Event

Date

Location

Time

Bridgescape Resource Fair 7/12/2017 Roseland, 10928 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60628 10:00 AM
Sponsor-A-Student Backpack Drive 7/26/2017 5533 N Broadway, Chicago IL 60640 9:30 AM
34th Ward Back 2 School Fair 7/28/2017 11901 South Laflin, Chicago, IL 10:00 AM
Mount Calvary Church Back to School Event 7/29/2017 1257 W. 111th Street Chicago, IL 60643 10:00 AM
Scott Joplin Community Fair 7/29/2017 7931 S. Honore 10:00 AM
Barton ES - Back to School Block Party 7/29/2017 7650 S Wolcott Ave, Chicago, IL 60620 8:00 AM
Christmas In July Back to School Block Party 7/29/2017 1504 W. 63rd Street, Chicago, IL 9:00 AM
10th District Police National Night Out 8/1/2017 10th District Police Station, 3315 W Ogden Ave. West Parking Lot, Chicago, IL 4:00 PM
National Night Out 8/2/2017 744 E 103rd St, Chicago, IL 60628 4:00 PM
3rd District 14th Annual Health and Fitness Fair 8/5/2017 IIT Campus, 33rd & State, Chicago, IL 10:00 AM
Apostolic Church of God Annual Health Fair 8/5/2017 ACOG, 63rd & Dorchester, Chicago, IL 9:00 AM
17th Ward Back to School Event 8/5/2017 Renaissance Park, 1250 W. 79th Street, Chicago, IL 3:00 PM
Back to School Event - God's Grace Baptist Church 8/6/2017 5429 West Kamerling Chicago, IL 60651 9:30 AM
10th District Back to School Rally 8/8/2017 West Haven Apartments, 110 N Wood St., Chicago, IL 1:00 PM
31st Ward 3rd Annual Back 2 School Fair - Alderman Santiago 8/9/2017 Schubert Elementary School- 2727 N Long Ave, Chicago, IL 60639 10:00 AM
Annual Family Wellness/B2S Event - Senator Iris Y. Martinez, Rep. Jaime Andrade, Commissioner Arroyo, and Ald. Rosa 8/10/2017 Avondale Logandale Elem. School, 3212 W George St, Chicago, IL 60618 10:00 AM
Community Resource Day (DFSS) 8/11/2017 S. Chicago Community Service Ctr., 8650 S Commercial Ave, Chicago, IL 60617 10:00 AM
Macedonia Church 8/12/2017 Macedonia Church, 4244 W. Madison 8:00 AM
Alderman Moreno's 1st Ward Back To School Event 8/12/2017 Moos Elementary
School, 1711 N California Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
10:00 AM
Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church of South Chicago 8/12/2017 3235 E. 91st Street,
Chicago, Illinois 60617
10:00 AM
2nd Ward Alderman Hopkins B2S Fair and Family Summerfest- Alderman Hopkins, 2nd Ward 8/12/2017 Pulaski Park Fieldhouse, 1419 W Blackhawk, Chicago, IL 10:00 AM
Access Grand Boulevard Health Fair- St.Rep. Sonya Harper 8/12/2017 ACCESS Ashland Health Center, 5159 S. Ashland, Chicago,IL 11:00 AM
21st Annual all Kids and Family Health-Fair- Senator Aquino 2nd District 8/18/2017 Mozart Park, 2036 N Avers St. Chicago, IL 60647 8:00 AM
21st Annual all Kids and Family Health Fair 8/18/2017 Mozart Park, 2039 N. Avers St. Chicago, IL 60647 8:00 AM
18th Ward Back to School Picnic 8/19/2017 Hayes Park, 2936 W 85th St., Chicago, IL 12:00 PM
20th Ward B2S Event 8/19/2017 Washington Park, 5531 S. Martin Luther King Dr., Chicago, Illinois 60637 10:00 AM
Englewood Back to School Parade 8/19/2017 Ogden Park, 6500 S Racine Ave, Chicago, IL 60636 10:00 AM
Congressman Danny Davis 2017 Parade 8/19/2017 Columbus Park, 500 S Central Ave, Chicago, IL 60644 8:00 AM
South Central Family Services 8/19/2017 8316 S Ellis Ave, Chicago, IL 60619 10:00 AM
Alderman Mell's B2S Fair- Alderman Deb Mell 8/19/2017 Roosevelt High School 3632 W Wilson 10:00 AM
24th Ward Back to School Festival 8/19/2017 Douglas Park, 1401 S. Sacremento Blvd. Chicago, IL 60623 11:00 AM
Back to School Fair 8/19/2017 Schubert Elementary School, 2727 N Long Ave, Chicago, IL 60639 10:00 AM
Alderman Danny Solis 25th Ward Back to School Event 8/19/2017 Harrison Park, 1824 S Wood St, Chicago, IL 60608
11:00 AM
15th Ward Back to School Fair 8/19/2017 Gage Park Fieldhouse, 2411 W. 55th Street, Chicago, IL 10:00 AM
3rd Ward Back to School Fair 8/19/2017 The Chicago Urban League, 4510 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 10:00 AM
Barnard Elementary School Back to School Picnic 8/20/2017 Barnard Elementary School, 10354 S. Charles, Chicago, IL 3:00 PM
Back-to-School School Supply Giveaway 8/21/2017 Rep. Justin Slaughter's 27th District Office, 1234 West 95th Street, Chicago, IL 60643 12:00 PM
St. Sabina Back to School Block Party 8/25/2017 St. Sabina, 1210 W. 78th Place, Chicago, Illinois 60620 9:00 AM
14th Annual Back to School Health Fair - Alderman Reboyras 8/25/2017 Riis Park, 6100 W Fullerton Ave, Chicago, IL 60639 10:00 AM
Resurrected Life Church International - Community Outreach Back to School event 8/26/17 Resurrected Life Church International, 4538 W. Fullerton, Chicago, IL 12:00 PM
27th's Ward Annual Stay In School Picnic 8/26/2017 Union Park, 1501 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60606 10:00 AM
Alpha Kappa Alpha Monarch Awards Foundation 8/26/2017 6938 S. Washtenaw Ave, Chicago, IL 60629 10:00 AM
Back to School Parade and Festival 8/26/2017 Marshall Metropolitan High School, 3250 W Adams St, Chicago, IL 60624 11:00 AM
Gately Park Advisory Council Back to school event 8/26/2017 Gately Park, 744 E 103rd St, Chicago, IL 60628 10:00 AM
CPS 24th District 8/26/2017 24th District, 2447 W Granville, Chicago, IL 11:00 AM
RAGE Back to School Event 8/26/2017 Hamilton Park, 513 W 72nd St, Chicago, IL 60621 3:00 PM
B2S Throw Down-State Rep. La Shawn K. Ford 8/26/2017 Columbus Park, 500 S Central Ave, Chicago, IL 60644 10:00 AM
12th Ward B2S Health Fair- Alderman George Cardenas 8/26/2017 2210 W Pershing Rd,Mckinley Park Fieldhouse 10:00 AM
My Wellness, Our Community Fair 8/26/2017 4225 W 25th Street 10:00 AM
28th Ward Back to School Parade & Picnic 8/26/2017 John Marshall High School, 3250 W. Jackson, Chicago, IL 10:00 AM
Summer Festival 8/26/2017 Marshall HS Campus Park, 3250 W Adams St, Chicago, IL 60624 12:00 PM
28th Ward Back to School Parade & Picnic 8/26/2017 John Marshall High School, 3250 W. Jackson, Chicago, IL 12:00 PM
4th Ward Health and Housing Fair 8/26/2017 Dyett High School, 555 E 51st St, Chicago, IL 60615 10:00 AM
5th Ward B2S Picnic 8/27/2017 Beach House, 6300 S Lakeshore Drive, Lakefront Trail, Chicago, IL 60649 11:00 AM
Alderman Moore 8/27/2017 Beach, 1100 W. Farwell 12:00 PM
5th Ward B2S Picnic- Alderman Leslie A. Hairston 8/27/2017 2325 E 71st St, Chicago, IL 60649 ? 11:00 AM
Robinson-New Life Back to School Festival 8/27/2017 Jackie Robinson Elementary, 4225 S Lake Park Ave, Chicago, IL 60653 10:00 AM
49th Ward Annual B2S Picnic- Alderman Joe Moore (49Ward) 8/27/2017 Loyola Park, 1100 W. Farewell, Chicago, IL 12:00 PM
Alderman Carrie Austin 34th Ward Back to School Celebration 8/28/2017 Universal Entertainment Center, 11901 S Loomis St. Chicago IL 60643 10:00 AM
Alan Oviedo 8/30/2017 48th Ward Office, 5533 North Broadway Street, Chicago, IL 5:00 PM
5th District Police CAPS 9/2/2017 5th District, 727 East 111th St
Chicago, IL 60628
12:00 PM
B2S in the 10th Ward- 10th Ward Alderman Susan Sadlowskl Garza 9/2/2017 Steelworkers Park, E 87th St, Chicago, IL 60617 12:00 PM
Fiesta Boricua Back to School 9/2/2017 2511 W. Division, Chicago, IL 12:00 PM
8th Ward B2S Jamboree/Parade 9/9/2017 8539 S Cottage Grove Ave, Chicago, IL 60619 10:00 AM
79th Street Renaissance Festival 9/9/2017 79th Street and Racine, Chicago, IL 10:00 AM
Faith Hope & Charity Ministries Back to School Bonanza 9/16/2017 7057 S. Stewart (Church parking lot), Chicago, IL 10:00 AM
41st Ward Back to School Dance/Movie in the Park 9/29/2017 Olympia Park, 6566 N. Avondale Chicago IL 60631 6:00 PM

Frequently Asked Questions

General

When does school begin?
The first day of school is Tuesday, September 5, 2017. However, note that some Charter school start dates differ, and are available here.

Is it too late to register my child for the coming school year?
No. To learn more about your options, read the Enrollment FAQ section below.

What are the bell times for my child's school?
Bell times vary by school. To learn what the bell times are for your child's school, enter the school name into the CPS School Search or call their main office.

What is the dress code at my child's school?
Information on dress codes can be obtained by contacting your child's school directly. Contact information for your child's school can be found by entering the school name into the CPS School Search tool.

My child needs a CTA/Bus (Ventra) pass.
To learn more about Ventra passes for CPS students, please contact your school directly. Contact information for your child's school can be found by entering the school name into the CPS School Search tool.

My child needs transportation services.
To find out if your child is eligible for transportation assistance, please visit the Transportation Information Page, or call the CPS Office of Transportation Services at (773) 553-2860.

What are the Safe Passage Routes for my School?
To learn more about Safe Passage, visit the Safe Passage website or contact your child's school. Contact information for your child's school can be found by entering the school name into the CPS School Search tool.

 

Enrollment

How do I enroll my child in a Chicago Public School?
The enrollment process begins by selecting a school. Learn more about your school options by using the CPS School Locator. Next, contact or visit your desired school to speak with an administrator about the enrollment process. Also, you can visit the Enrollment Procedures/Requirements section of the Resources tab for more information.

How do I enroll my child in preschool?
For complete details on Chicago: Ready to Learn!, CPS' school-based early childhood program, please visit Ready to Learn or call the Office of Early Childhood Education at (773) 553-2010.

How do I obtain school records/transcripts?
You may be able to obtain records by calling the school directly. If not, please contact the Office of Student Records at (773) 553-2340.

Health and Wellness

What are the Minimum Health Requirements to enroll my child in School?
You can find information and resources in the Health and Wellness section of this site.

How do I register my child for free or reduced lunch?
For questions about free and reduced lunch, please call the Office of Nutrition Services at (773) 553-2830 and choose Option 8.

Where can I take my child to receive a vision or dental screening?
Vision and dental screenings are available at various locations throughout the city. You can find the details in the Health and Wellness section of this site.

Where can I take my child to receive vaccinations?
Under the Health Requirements section, you can find information on vaccinations and other minimum health requirements for CPS.

Diverse Learners

I have questions about my child's Individualized Education Plan (IEP). Who can I contact with my questions?
You can contact the Department of Diverse Learner Supports and Services at (773) 553-1800.

My child may have diverse learning needs. How can I get them evaluated?
Please contact the Office of Diverse Learner Supports and Services at (773) 553-1800.

Can children of families who are homeless or in temporary living situations still enroll in school and receive services?

Yes. To learn more, please contact the Office of Students in Temporary Living Situations at (773) 553-2242 for information and support.

 

Supply the Future

Chicago Public Schools is seeking donations of school supplies to support the 2017 Back to School Campaign.

If you have school supplies that can be easily transported, call 773-553-1580 to arrange for delivery.

 

Resources

Attendance & Truancy

What can I do to support my child and their daily attendance? Attendance and Truancy.

Career & Technical Education (CTE) Programs

Career & Technical Education (CTE) is a collection of high school programs that prepare students for life-long success. Students receive a college-prep education as well as technical skills that allow them to graduate from high school with more than a high school diploma. [Guide | Postcard]

City Colleges of Chicago – Dual Enrollment

The City Colleges of Chicago offer one free college course per semester to CPS high school juniors and seniors. For more information click here.

Enrollment Procedures/Requirements 

Enrollment Poster - [English | Spanish | Polish]

My School Bucks

Office of Nutrition Support Services is excited to offer MySchoolBucks®! This online payment service provides a quick and easy way to add money to your student's meal account using a credit/debit card or electronic check.

For more information click here.

Parent Portal

The Parent Portal is a unique web-based tool that allows you to securely view your child's grades and attendance online. Parent Portal Orientation: Visit the Parent Portal

Student Code of Conduct

The Student Code of Conduct (SCC) is adopted by the Chicago Board of Education each year to help create a safe environment for all students and school person­nel. The SCC sets forth the expected behaviors for students and a transparent process for administrators to redirect inappropriate behavior. [English | Spanish | Polish]

Students in Temporary Living Situations (S.T.L.S.)

Whatever your temporary situation is, STLS can help you get to school and stay in school. STLS is a required part of every school. To receive these services, ask to see our STLS liaison at your school and explain that you are in a temporary living situation. For more information, click here.

Student Outreach and Re-engagement Centers (S.O.A.R.)

Our schools offer additional supports and services for students who have been out of school and seek to return, or who may need opportunities to earn credits in an accelerated program. More information, click here.

Minimum Health Requirements

Make sure that your child is healthy and ready to learn by the start of the school year!

Additionally, immunizations and health exams may be required for your child's grade level, and proof of these is due to your child's school by October 15, 2017. For questions about the health requirements, please contact your school's main office.

How do I submit proof of immunization and/or health exam?

The following forms should be completed by your child's doctor's office – and will then be accepted by your child's school to satisfy the health requirements:

Does your family have questions about how to obtain medical insurance?

Chicago Public Schools encourages all families to have a family doctor. If you are in need of health insurance or need help renewing your health insurance, call 773-553-KIDS. Click here to find an enrollment site closest to you." 

Children and Family Benefits Leaflet

What if I have more questions about student health and wellness?

Feel free to call (773) 553-KIDS (5437) or email oshw@cps.edu.

It's Time to Go Back to School!

CPS schools begin on Tuesday September 5th, but you can start getting prepared this month by joining one of the many Back-to-School events happening across the city.

CPS Back-To-School Celebrations

Join classmates, educators, and families to prepare for a strong start to the school year. With food, music, games, and CPS resources – these celebrations are the perfect chance to reconnect with your school community for the year ahead.

 

Network Events

Date

Location

Time

Lincoln Square (2) 8/14/2017 Mather, 5835 N. Lincoln Ave., 60659 2-5 pm
Pilsen/Little Village (7) 8/17/2017 Saucedo/Tepochcalli Campus, 2850 W. 24th Blvd., 60623 2-5 pm
Roseland (12) 8/18/2017 Warren, 9239 S. Jeffery Ave, 60617 2-5 pm
Garfield Park (5) 8/25/2017 Cather Elementary 2908 W Washington Blvd, 60612 2-5 pm
Near West Side (6) 8/23/2017 Crane Med 2245 W Jackson Blvd, 60612 2-5 pm
Albany Park (1) 8/7/2017 Albany Park, 4929 N Sawyer Ave, 60625 2-5 pm
Ashburn (10) 8/3/2017 Bogan, 3939 W 79th St, 60652 2-5 pm
Hermosa/Belmont Cragin (4) 8/11/2017 Kelvyn Park, 4343 W Wrightwood Ave, Chicago, IL 60639 2-5 pm
West Roseland/Pullman (13) 8/4/2017 Fenger 11220 S Wallace St, 60628 2-5 pm
Brighton Park (8) 8/21/2017 Kelly, 4136 S California Ave, 60632 2-5 pm
Woodlawn (9) 8/22/2017 DuSable, 4934 S. Wabash, 60615 2-5 pm
Austin/Belmont Cragin (3) 8/15/2017 Prosser, 2148 N Long Ave, 60639 2-5 pm
Englewood (11) 8/16/2017 Parker 6800 S Stewart Ave, 60621 2-5 pm

 

Community Events

In addition, community leaders are hosting events throughout the summer where CPS staff and volunteers will be on-hand to answer questions about going back to school.

Name of Event

Date

Location

Time

Name of Event Date Location Time
Bridgescape Resource Fair 7/12/2017 Roseland, 10928 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60628 10:00 AM
Sponsor-A-Student Backpack Drive 7/26/2017 5533 N Broadway, Chicago IL 60640 9:30 AM
34th Ward Back 2 School Fair 7/28/2017 11901 South Laflin, Chicago, IL 10:00 AM
Mount Calvary Church Back to School Event 7/29/2017 1257 W. 111th Street Chicago, IL 60643 10:00 AM
Scott Joplin Community Fair 7/29/2017 7931 S. Honore 10:00 AM
Barton ES - Back to School Block Party 7/29/2017 7650 S Wolcott Ave, Chicago, IL 60620 8:00 AM
Christmas In July Back to School Block Party 7/29/2017 1504 W. 63rd Street, Chicago, IL 9:00 AM
10th District Police National Night Out 8/1/2017 10th District Police Station, 3315 W Ogden Ave. West Parking Lot, Chicago, IL 4:00 PM
National Night Out 8/2/2017 744 E 103rd St, Chicago, IL 60628 4:00 PM
3rd District 14th Annual Health and Fitness Fair 8/5/2017 IIT Campus, 33rd & State, Chicago, IL 10:00 AM
Apostolic Church of God Annual Health Fair 8/5/2017 ACOG, 63rd & Dorchester, Chicago, IL 9:00 AM
17th Ward Back to School Event 8/5/2017 Renaissance Park, 1250 W. 79th Street, Chicago, IL 3:00 PM
Back to School Event - God's Grace Baptist Church 8/6/2017 5429 West Kamerling Chicago, IL 60651 9:30 AM
10th District Back to School Rally 8/8/2017 West Haven Apartments, 110 N Wood St., Chicago, IL 1:00 PM
31st Ward 3rd Annual Back 2 School Fair - Alderman Santiago 8/9/2017 Schubert Elementary School- 2727 N Long Ave, Chicago, IL 60639 10:00 AM
Annual Family Wellness/B2S Event - Senator Iris Y. Martinez, Rep. Jaime Andrade, Commissioner Arroyo, and Ald. Rosa 8/10/2017 Avondale Logandale Elem. School, 3212 W George St, Chicago, IL 60618 10:00 AM
Community Resource Day (DFSS) 8/11/2017 S. Chicago Community Service Ctr., 8650 S Commercial Ave, Chicago, IL 60617 10:00 AM
Macedonia Church 8/12/2017 Macedonia Church, 4244 W. Madison 8:00 AM
Alderman Moreno's 1st Ward Back To School Event 8/12/2017 Moos Elementary
School, 1711 N California Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
10:00 AM
Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church of South Chicago 8/12/2017 3235 E. 91st Street,
Chicago, Illinois 60617
10:00 AM
2nd Ward Alderman Hopkins B2S Fair and Family Summerfest- Alderman Hopkins, 2nd Ward 8/12/2017 Pulaski Park Fieldhouse, 1419 W Blackhawk, Chicago, IL 10:00 AM
Access Grand Boulevard Health Fair- St.Rep. Sonya Harper 8/12/2017 ACCESS Ashland Health Center, 5159 S. Ashland, Chicago,IL 11:00 AM
21st Annual all Kids and Family Health-Fair- Senator Aquino 2nd District 8/18/2017 Mozart Park, 2036 N Avers St. Chicago, IL 60647 8:00 AM
21st Annual all Kids and Family Health Fair 8/18/2017 Mozart Park, 2039 N. Avers St. Chicago, IL 60647 8:00 AM
18th Ward Back to School Picnic 8/19/2017 Hayes Park, 2936 W 85th St., Chicago, IL 12:00 PM
20th Ward B2S Event 8/19/2017 Washington Park, 5531 S. Martin Luther King Dr., Chicago, Illinois 60637 10:00 AM
Englewood Back to School Parade 8/19/2017 Ogden Park, 6500 S Racine Ave, Chicago, IL 60636 10:00 AM
Congressman Danny Davis 2017 Parade 8/19/2017 Columbus Park, 500 S Central Ave, Chicago, IL 60644 8:00 AM
South Central Family Services 8/19/2017 8316 S Ellis Ave, Chicago, IL 60619 10:00 AM
Alderman Mell's B2S Fair- Alderman Deb Mell 8/19/2017 Roosevelt High School 3632 W Wilson 10:00 AM
24th Ward Back to School Festival 8/19/2017 Douglas Park, 1401 S. Sacremento Blvd. Chicago, IL 60623 11:00 AM
Back to School Fair 8/19/2017 Schubert Elementary School, 2727 N Long Ave, Chicago, IL 60639 10:00 AM
Alderman Danny Solis 25th Ward Back to School Event 8/19/2017 Harrison Park, 1824 S Wood St, Chicago, IL 60608
11:00 AM
15th Ward Back to School Fair 8/19/2017 Gage Park Fieldhouse, 2411 W. 55th Street, Chicago, IL 10:00 AM
3rd Ward Back to School Fair 8/19/2017 The Chicago Urban League, 4510 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 10:00 AM
Barnard Elementary School Back to School Picnic 8/20/2017 Barnard Elementary School, 10354 S. Charles, Chicago, IL 3:00 PM
Back-to-School School Supply Giveaway 8/21/2017 Rep. Justin Slaughter's 27th District Office, 1234 West 95th Street, Chicago, IL 60643 12:00 PM
St. Sabina Back to School Block Party 8/25/2017 St. Sabina, 1210 W. 78th Place, Chicago, Illinois 60620 9:00 AM
14th Annual Back to School Health Fair - Alderman Reboyras 8/25/2017 Riis Park, 6100 W Fullerton Ave, Chicago, IL 60639 10:00 AM
Resurrected Life Church International - Community Outreach Back to School event 8/26/17 Resurrected Life Church International, 4538 W. Fullerton, Chicago, IL 12:00 PM
27th's Ward Annual Stay In School Picnic 8/26/2017 Union Park, 1501 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60606 10:00 AM
Alpha Kappa Alpha Monarch Awards Foundation 8/26/2017 6938 S. Washtenaw Ave, Chicago, IL 60629 10:00 AM
Back to School Parade and Festival 8/26/2017 Marshall Metropolitan High School, 3250 W Adams St, Chicago, IL 60624 11:00 AM
Gately Park Advisory Council Back to school event 8/26/2017 Gately Park, 744 E 103rd St, Chicago, IL 60628 10:00 AM
CPS 24th District 8/26/2017 24th District, 2447 W Granville, Chicago, IL 11:00 AM
RAGE Back to School Event 8/26/2017 Hamilton Park, 513 W 72nd St, Chicago, IL 60621 3:00 PM
B2S Throw Down-State Rep. La Shawn K. Ford 8/26/2017 Columbus Park, 500 S Central Ave, Chicago, IL 60644 10:00 AM
12th Ward B2S Health Fair- Alderman George Cardenas 8/26/2017 2210 W Pershing Rd,Mckinley Park Fieldhouse 10:00 AM
My Wellness, Our Community Fair 8/26/2017 4225 W 25th Street 10:00 AM
28th Ward Back to School Parade & Picnic 8/26/2017 John Marshall High School, 3250 W. Jackson, Chicago, IL 10:00 AM
Summer Festival 8/26/2017 Marshall HS Campus Park, 3250 W Adams St, Chicago, IL 60624 12:00 PM
28th Ward Back to School Parade & Picnic 8/26/2017 John Marshall High School, 3250 W. Jackson, Chicago, IL 12:00 PM
4th Ward Health and Housing Fair 8/26/2017 Dyett High School, 555 E 51st St, Chicago, IL 60615 10:00 AM
5th Ward B2S Picnic 8/27/2017 Beach House, 6300 S Lakeshore Drive, Lakefront Trail, Chicago, IL 60649 11:00 AM
Alderman Moore 8/27/2017 Beach, 1100 W. Farwell 12:00 PM
5th Ward B2S Picnic- Alderman Leslie A. Hairston 8/27/2017 2325 E 71st St, Chicago, IL 60649 ? 11:00 AM
Robinson-New Life Back to School Festival 8/27/2017 Jackie Robinson Elementary, 4225 S Lake Park Ave, Chicago, IL 60653 10:00 AM
49th Ward Annual B2S Picnic- Alderman Joe Moore (49Ward) 8/27/2017 Loyola Park, 1100 W. Farewell, Chicago, IL 12:00 PM
Alderman Carrie Austin 34th Ward Back to School Celebration 8/28/2017 Universal Entertainment Center, 11901 S Loomis St. Chicago IL 60643 10:00 AM
Alan Oviedo 8/30/2017 48th Ward Office, 5533 North Broadway Street, Chicago, IL 5:00 PM
5th District Police CAPS 9/2/2017 5th District, 727 East 111th St
Chicago, IL 60628
12:00 PM
B2S in the 10th Ward- 10th Ward Alderman Susan Sadlowskl Garza 9/2/2017 Steelworkers Park, E 87th St, Chicago, IL 60617 12:00 PM
Fiesta Boricua Back to School 9/2/2017 2511 W. Division, Chicago, IL 12:00 PM
8th Ward B2S Jamboree/Parade 9/9/2017 8539 S Cottage Grove Ave, Chicago, IL 60619 10:00 AM
79th Street Renaissance Festival 9/9/2017 79th Street and Racine, Chicago, IL 10:00 AM
Faith Hope & Charity Ministries Back to School Bonanza 9/16/2017 7057 S. Stewart (Church parking lot), Chicago, IL 10:00 AM
41st Ward Back to School Dance/Movie in the Park 9/29/2017 Olympia Park, 6566 N. Avondale Chicago IL 60631 6:00 PM

Frequently Asked Questions

General

When does school begin?
The first day of school is Tuesday, September 5, 2017. However, note that some Charter school start dates differ, and are available here.

Is it too late to register my child for the coming school year?
No. To learn more about your options, read the Enrollment FAQ section below.

What are the bell times for my child's school?
Bell times vary by school. To learn what the bell times are for your child's school, enter the school name into the CPS School Search or call their main office.

What is the dress code at my child's school?
Information on dress codes can be obtained by contacting your child's school directly. Contact information for your child's school can be found by entering the school name into the CPS School Search tool.

My child needs a CTA/Bus (Ventra) pass.
To learn more about Ventra passes for CPS students, please contact your school directly. Contact information for your child's school can be found by entering the school name into the CPS School Search tool.

My child needs transportation services.
To find out if your child is eligible for transportation assistance, please visit the Transportation Information Page, or call the CPS Office of Transportation Services at (773) 553-2860.

What are the Safe Passage Routes for my School?
To learn more about Safe Passage, visit the Safe Passage website or contact your child's school. Contact information for your child's school can be found by entering the school name into the CPS School Search tool.

 

Enrollment

How do I enroll my child in a Chicago Public School?
The enrollment process begins by selecting a school. Learn more about your school options by using the CPS School Locator. Next, contact or visit your desired school to speak with an administrator about the enrollment process. Also, you can visit the Enrollment Procedures/Requirements section of the Resources tab for more information.

How do I enroll my child in preschool?
For complete details on Chicago: Ready to Learn!, CPS' school-based early childhood program, please visit Ready to Learn or call the Office of Early Childhood Education at (773) 553-2010.

How do I obtain school records/transcripts?
You may be able to obtain records by calling the school directly. If not, please contact the Office of Student Records at (773) 553-2340.

Health and Wellness

What are the Minimum Health Requirements to enroll my child in School?
You can find information and resources in the Health and Wellness section of this site.

How do I register my child for free or reduced lunch?
For questions about free and reduced lunch, please call the Office of Nutrition Services at (773) 553-2830 and choose Option 8.

Where can I take my child to receive a vision or dental screening?
Vision and dental screenings are available at various locations throughout the city. You can find the details in the Health and Wellness section of this site.

Where can I take my child to receive vaccinations?
Under the Health Requirements section, you can find information on vaccinations and other minimum health requirements for CPS.

Diverse Learners

I have questions about my child's Individualized Education Plan (IEP). Who can I contact with my questions?
You can contact the Department of Diverse Learner Supports and Services at (773) 553-1800.

My child may have diverse learning needs. How can I get them evaluated?
Please contact the Office of Diverse Learner Supports and Services at (773) 553-1800.

Can children of families who are homeless or in temporary living situations still enroll in school and receive services?

Yes. To learn more, please contact the Office of Students in Temporary Living Situations at (773) 553-2242 for information and support.

 

Supply the Future

Chicago Public Schools is seeking donations of school supplies to support the 2017 Back to School Campaign.

If you have school supplies that can be easily transported, call 773-553-1580 to arrange for delivery.

 

Resources

Attendance & Truancy

What can I do to support my child and their daily attendance? Attendance and Truancy.

Career & Technical Education (CTE) Programs

Career & Technical Education (CTE) is a collection of high school programs that prepare students for life-long success. Students receive a college-prep education as well as technical skills that allow them to graduate from high school with more than a high school diploma. [Guide | Postcard]

City Colleges of Chicago – Dual Enrollment

The City Colleges of Chicago offer one free college course per semester to CPS high school juniors and seniors. For more information click here.

Enrollment Procedures/Requirements 

Enrollment Poster - [English | Spanish | Polish]

My School Bucks

Office of Nutrition Support Services is excited to offer MySchoolBucks®! This online payment service provides a quick and easy way to add money to your student's meal account using a credit/debit card or electronic check.

For more information click here.

Parent Portal

The Parent Portal is a unique web-based tool that allows you to securely view your child's grades and attendance online. Parent Portal Orientation: Visit the Parent Portal

Student Code of Conduct

The Student Code of Conduct (SCC) is adopted by the Chicago Board of Education each year to help create a safe environment for all students and school person­nel. The SCC sets forth the expected behaviors for students and a transparent process for administrators to redirect inappropriate behavior. [English | Spanish | Polish]

Students in Temporary Living Situations (S.T.L.S.)

Whatever your temporary situation is, STLS can help you get to school and stay in school. STLS is a required part of every school. To receive these services, ask to see our STLS liaison at your school and explain that you are in a temporary living situation. For more information, click here.

Student Outreach and Re-engagement Centers (S.O.A.R.)

Our schools offer additional supports and services for students who have been out of school and seek to return, or who may need opportunities to earn credits in an accelerated program. More information, click here.

Sponsors & Partners

Page Last Modified on Tuesday, September 12, 2017