September 8: The First Day to a Great Year 

Preparing families for Back-to-School

July 29, 2015

The first day of classes for District schools is Tuesday, September 8, and CPS has created a host of resources to help families prepare.

By visiting, students and parents can find the answers to questions like these:
  • What is the dress code at my school?
  • Who do I contact if my child needs transportation services?
  • How do I have my child evaluated for diverse learning needs?
Families will also find medical forms and the minimum health requirements to enroll in District schools. Here are some additional tips for getting the school year off to a healthy start:
  • Make a summer appointment with your medical provider for all Back-to-School examinations and immunizations.
  • Inform schools of any chronic conditions your child may have (allergies, asthma, diabetes, etc.)
  • Sign your child up for school-based vision and dental examination programs.
The Back-to-School website also contains a calendar of community events, as well as information on critical resources like Parent Portal, which allows parents to track the grades and attendance of their children throughout the school year. Families can also explore CTE, dual enrollment, and other CPS programs that may help students align their interests with their academic experience.

Visit for all your Back-to-School needs, or call the Back-to-School Hotline at (773) 553-3223.

And remember – classes begin for District schools on Tuesday, September 8!

Page Last Modified on Wednesday, July 29, 2015