Beginning Thursday, May 23, parents will be able to enroll their children in school for the 2013-14 school year. This is especially important for parents whose children will be transitioning to a new welcoming school, as CPS wants to make sure these students have all the resources they’ll need for success on the first day of school.
CPS wants all students to have a fresh, positive start in their welcoming school this fall, and the first step toward achieving that goal is getting children enrolled. So that we can allocate the correct number of teachers, security officers, supplies and academic supports for every student, CPS is asking that parents make every effort to enroll their children in their welcoming or other new schools by Friday, May 31.
“I cannot stress enough how important it is that parents enroll their children in school during this time period,” said CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett. “This will help us ensure that all students have everything they need to be successful in the classroom from the very first day.”
Parents may enroll at their child’s current or welcoming school, or at whatever alternate school they have decided on for the 2013-14 school year. Students can also be enrolled at the CPS Central Office – 125 S. Clark Street – or at one of the Enrollment Fairs now being planned for the week of May 27. For the convenience of families, enrollment hours at sending and welcoming schools will be extended until 7 p.m. on May 23-24, and from May 28-31.
Even those parents who plan to send their child to their designated welcoming school MUST participate in the enrollment process. While these children are guaranteed a place in their welcoming school, their enrollment is not automatic and will not be assumed. Parents should remember to bring proof of both guardianship and residency, as these are required for registration in school.
“We understand that for many, this transition period may be a challenging time,” said CEO Byrd-Bennett. “We want to make it easier by helping children make a positive start at their new schools. The earlier we can get them enrolled, the stronger that start will be.”
For complete details on the enrollment process, parents should call the CPS Enrollment Hotline at (773) 553-4550, or visit www.cps.edu/qualityschools.