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Successful school year begins with being at school on Sept. 8.

September 01, 2009

CPS wants to remind parents, guardians and students that the first day of school is Sept. 8, and on that day, every child needs to be in school.


Every day at school matters. During the week of Sept. 8, students receive their first full days of instruction. They meet their classmates and bond with their teachers. The first day sets the tone for attendance for the entire school year. On that first day, students will know what we expect of them and what they should expect of themselves. If our students miss a single day, they fall behind. It is important that students don’t start off the year a step behind.


Here are just a few reasons why your child should be at school on the first day, the first week, and every day thereafter:


  •  A great first day and a great first week set the tone for the entire school year.
  • If you miss the first day, it’s all too easy to miss the second and third, and any other day, throughout the school year.
  • Students learn and experience a lot during the first day and first week of school. Students get used to their classrooms, their routines, their classmates, and get to know their teachers.
  • Students who miss that first day or first week of school are at a real risk of failure because they are going to fall behind.


It is up to the parents, guardians and the entire CPS community to ensure that students start the year off right by being in school on the first day and every day thereafter.


See you at school Sept. 8.


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