In just one week, nearly 50 percent of students from sending schools have enrolled in new schools for the 2013-14 school year – a statistic that will help ensure all children have what they need to be successful in school from the very first day.
The vast majority of these students have elected to attend their designated welcoming schools, which will provide them with resources such as libraries, air conditioning, updated technology, and new or upgraded science and media labs – all the things that parents and educators agree students need to be successful in the classroom.
“Early enrollment is key to a successful transition for students at their new welcoming schools this fall,” said CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett. “It will also help principals better prepare their budgets and staffing to ensure students have all the resources they need for a strong start on the first day of school.”
CPS launched this extensive early enrollment campaign on May 23, reaching out to parents through several communication vehicles, including phone calls, text messages, e-mails and direct mail. The enrollment push will continue through tomorrow, May 31 at 7 p.m. at all sending and welcoming schools. Parents are encouraged to enroll their children in-person at their current or welcoming school, or at an alternate CPS school with available space. They can also enroll at the CPS Central Office – 125 S. Clark Street – and at the following Enrollment Fairs:
- Thursday, May 30, 3:00 to 7:00 PM, Cather Elementary School, 2908 W. Washington
- Friday, May 31, 1:00 to 7:00 PM, May School, 512 S. Lavergne
Parents who remain undecided may continue to enroll their children throughout the summer. For more information on the enrollment process, visit www.cps.edu/qualityschools