PLEASE JOIN PAC AND BAC ON FRIDAY DECEMBER 8, 2017 at 8:15am IN THE FIELD HOUSE
WE WILL BE DISCUSSING THE CREATION OF PARENT RESOURCE GROUPS AROUND A VARIETY OF THEMES IMPORTANT TO OUR COMMUNITY, SUCH AS INCLUSION, REFUGEES/IMMIGRANTS, LANGUAGE/CULTURE/RACE, and SAFE SPACES
PEIRCE IS A DIVERSE COMMUNITY WHERE ALL SHOULD FEEL WELCOME AND HEARD.
The December 22 Application Deadline is Almost Here
Important Tools & Reminders to Help You Complete the Process
Research Schools & Programs Using Our New Advanced Search
GoCPS just launched a new advanced search engine that makes it easier for families to find schools and programs to apply to. With our advanced search, you can locate schools by name, zip code, and your home address; as well as use a variety of filters to sort these results by the categories of programs available. We’ve also added a map view to the search tool so you can see where schools are located and get directions with estimated travel times. There is also a comparison tool that allows site visitors to select up to four schools and compare them side-by-side. So if you are still trying to decide which high school programs to apply to, take a few moments to check out this great new site feature on GoCPS.
Consider Your Neighborhood School
Neighborhood schools offer great options for CPS students. And even though each student is guaranteed a spot in the general education program at their neighborhood school, regardless of whether they apply; we are still encouraging all students to select and rank their neighborhood school along with all their other program selections. So take some time to get familiar with your neighborhood school options and the programs they offer. You can find your neighborhood school by typing your home address into the search field of our new advanced school finder.
Find My Neighborhood School
Review the Application Guide
There are a large number of very helpful guides and documents on GoCPS to help you through the process. One of the most popular ones is the High School Application guide. This detailed booklet includes step-by-step screenshots and instructions covering the entire application process. It’s a great place to start getting familiar with how things work before applying, and you can also print it and use it as a reference piece while completing your applications.
View Application Guide
Find Events to Attend
Each week, there are a variety of high school open houses, fairs and other application related events happening all across the district. These events are a great place to get in person information about the application process and talk directly with the staff of schools you may be interested in. You can find the dates, time and details of these events in the online calendar on GoCPS. You can even add the events you are interested in to your personal calendar. Take a look and see if any of the schools on your application list are hosting applications events.
GoCPS is optimized for view on Chrome and Safari web browsers. We recommend using one of these to access the site.
If you have any questions, contact the Office of Access and Enrollment at 773-553-2060 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
important Information About Applications for the 2018-2019 School Year for Current CPS Preschool Students and Siblings of Current CPS Students
Students who are siblings or in PK that do not live in the attendance area but are interested in attending Peirce for the fall need to apply by December 22nd.
November 20, 2017
Dear Parent or Guardian:
This is to provide you with important information about applications for the 2018-2019 school year for current Chicago Public Schools (CPS) preschool students and siblings of current CPS students.
Current Preschool Students
In most CPS elementary schools, the preschool program does not feed directly into kindergarten, which means that preschool students must apply in order to be considered for kindergarten. If you want your preschool child to attend kindergarten at the school where he/she is currently enrolled, you MUST submit an application if:
Siblings of current Chicago Public Schools students
If you have a child that you want to enroll in a Chicago public school for the 2018-2019 school year, and you have another child enrolled in that school, you MUST submit an application through the Options for Knowledge application process for the child that you want to enroll. The currently enrolled sibling’s last name, CPS ID number, and current school name or code MUST be included on the application. Sibling applicants to elementary magnet, magnet cluster, or open enrollment schools are selected first and will be offered seats to the extent that space is available. If a school receives more applications from siblings than there are seats available, a computerized lottery will be conducted to fill the seats.
The term “sibling” refers to natural siblings, step siblings, foster siblings and adopted siblings only. In order to be eligible, the currently enrolled sibling and the sibling applicant must live in the same household. An applicant cannot be enrolled as a sibling if the currently enrolled sibling graduates in 2018 or transfers to a different school in the 2018-2019 school year. If the currently enrolled sibling graduates or transfers to a different school, the sibling applicant will be placed in the general applicant lottery.
How to Apply
You can apply online at go.cps.edu (click ‘Apply’ to begin the process), or submit a paper application, accessible at go.cps.edu (click ‘How to Apply’ and ‘Elementary Schools’). The application deadline is December 22, 2017. Students who do not have an application submitted by the deadline WILL NOT be eligible for admission in the 2018-2019 school year. If you have questions or need assistance with the application process, please do not hesitate to contact the Office of Access and Enrollment at (773) 553- 2060 or email@example.com.
Tony T. Howard
New federal guidelines require schools to receive consent from families that are interested in receiving non-emergency robo calls, this begins on December 1st. If you are interested in still receiving these non-emergency robo calls, the attached forms must be returned to the school.
School Messaging Consent Form - English, Spanish
Attention Peirce parents!
Are you concerned about school funding?
Ready to help?
Friends of Peirce is looking for you!
FOP works with the school administration, community businesses, and parent and teacher volunteers to raise money for Peirce Elementary. Donations help to fund everything from furniture to extra curricular arts to science materials to field trips.
We have an open seat on the board to fill the remainder of a two-year term.
If you are interested in being considered for this seat, please send a statement of interest to Erik Schnitger, FOP Board member, at firstname.lastname@example.org by November 6, 2017.
Board elections will take place at the November board meeting on November 14th at 6:30pm.
The location for this meeting has not yet been determined but it is likely this meeting will be at Hopleaf. Interested candidates should plan to attend the board meeting to present their statement of interest.
Chinese Mutual Aid Association (CMAA) offers free ESL classes for adults at Senn High School. The class runs on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 5:30 to 8:00 pm.
Call Anthony Escamilla at Senn: 773-534-2365 Call Karen Parrillo at CMAA: 773-784-2900 ext. 120
Chinese Mutual Aid Association Free ESL Classes - flyer
Join the JR PSO and Harvest for Hope collect non-perishable foods, household and personal care items. November 6-30, 2017.
Canned Food Drive Flyer in English and Spanish
We have a family at Peirce whose house caught on fire and they are currently in need of the following items:
Any donations can be brought to the main office.