Dear CPS Parents and Families,
We’re writing to let you know that we’ve amended our school calendar to add Tuesday, June 19, 2018 as an instructional day for all CPS students. This will make up for the instructional day lost on February 9, 2018 due to severe weather.
This year’s original calendar listed Tuesday, June 19 as a school improvement day for CPS staff, but it will now be the last day of classes for all CPS students. You can see the amended school calendar at cps.edu/calendar.
With all of the progress our students are making, we don’t want them to miss out on even one day of valuable instruction. Thank you for playing an active role in your children’s education, and I encourage you to contact your school directly with any questions.
Janice K. Jackson, EdD
Chief Executive Officer
Chicago Public Schools
CPS Parent Letter on School Calendar Update in English and Spanish
Teacher Appreciation Week is coming up, please check with your room reps to inquire about planned activities for your child's classroom and how you can support efforts
On the morning of Tuesday May 8 the Peirce Service Organization (PSO) will roll through the Peirce hallways offering breakfast cart service to teachers/staff. We will have a buffet set up near the office and will also be delivering food door to classroom door. Please contribute food and/or time to make this event a success.
Please deliver your contributions to the school at 7:30 if possible. If not just bring things by at drop off.
Some needs still remain so please visit the SignUp Genius for that event here and sign up if you can: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a4faca82babfc1-teacher1
Place a "Shout-out" for your student(s) or an ad for your business in the Move-a-thon Ad Booklet.
The ad deadline, Monday, May 7th
Move-a-thon Booklet Ad Form
CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS!
Want to help with the MOVE-A-THON? Look for the online volunteer sing up or email email@example.com for details. Help collect pledge money! Help with field games! Run the raffle table! The MOVE-A-THON NEEDS YOU!
DePaul Offers Free Summer Camp Program, Inspiring STEM for Girls in Grades 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th Grade
DePaul University’s College of Education is excited to offer a free summer camp program, inspiring STEM (inSTEM) for girls in grades 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th. The program is funded by Friends of inSTEM and DFSS. inSTEM is a program aimed to help offer free STEM opportunities for young ladies especially in low-income CPS and private schools.
This year, we are extending the program to a three-week summer camp program.
inSTEM Summer Camp July 9th – 27th from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Registration link: https://tinyurl.com/instem-app
Students will be introduced to solar power energy fields (6th grade), robotics construction (7th grade), computer programming phase 1 (8th grade) and advance computer programming phase 2 (9th grade). The program is designed around problem-based learning and stimulating discussion among the students. Students will demonstrate their knowledge by applying scientific inquiry skills aligned to Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core State Standards Mathematics.
For additional information about the program, please visit our website at: www.instematdpu.com
Dr. Nell Cobb
Camp Director & Coordinator
Thanh Nguyen-Quach (Terri)
Charlenne Deleon-Ceuvas YPP's National Coordinator
Action in Education Newsletter
Saturday, May 5, 10 am - 5 pm
We're selling mattresses made by top manufacturers at 10-50% off retail prices at this one day event. You can try them out and consult with our Sleep Experts. Delivery and old mattress disposal available. Peirce receives a donation for every mattress sold!
Click HERE for more information!
Join us Friday May 4th after school (3-5pm) for Playworks Student/Staff/Parent Kickball game! Email Coach Julia (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested in playing! If you would like to be involved and not play, we are also looking for coaches and refs, and as many spectators as possible. Hope to see you all there!
Families with children ages 3 - 4 from all Chicago neighborhoods can easily access quality no-cost or low-cost early education options while building a strong foundation for the future.
CPS Preschool Enrollment Info - flyer
The Local School Council will hold a Special Meeting on May 2nd at 5:30 pm for the purpose of approving the 2018-2019 school budget and Continuous Improvement Work Plan (CIWP).
The meeting is open to the public and will take place in the Peirce Gymnatorium.
Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions.
Special Budget Meeting - agenda
Understanding Round 1 Waitlists
Students who applied in Round 1 were automatically waitlisted for each Non-Selective Enrollment program they were eligible for and ranked higher than the one they received an offer from. Beginning on April 18, 2018, schools that still had available seats began issuing Round 1 waitlist offers. Here are a few important things to understand about this process:
Only for Non-Selective Enrollment Programs
Waitlists only apply to Non-Selective Enrollment programs. Selective Enrollment schools do not have waitlists. You can find out if your student is on a waitlist by logging into your GoCPS account and reviewing the Non-Selective Enrollment section of your high school offer page.
48 Hours to Accept or Decline
When a school issues a waitlist offer, they will mark it in the system and contact the family via phone and/or email. The following morning at 8 a.m., the offer will be displayed in the student’s GoCPS account and they will receive a robocall, email, and text, if applicable. Families have 48 business hours from the time the waitlist offer posts in their account to accept or decline it, or it will be forfeited. For example, if your waitlist offer posts at 8 a.m. on Friday, you would have until 8 a.m. the following Tuesday to accept or decline.
Each Non-Selective Enrollment program has different waitlist categories that correspond with the program’s admissions process. There are nine possible waitlist categories. Waitlisted students are offered a seat based on the category in which the seat is available. For example, if an offer was declined in the first round by a student in a program’s proximity category, the seat will be offered to the students in the proximity category on the waitlist, beginning with the student who is first on that waitlist and continuing in chronological order until the seat is filled. Login to your online account or see your notification letter to view your student’s category for each waitlisted program.
Within each waitlist category, students are given a waitlist number based on that program’s admissions process and priority preferences, and offers are extended in the order of the waitlist numbers, from lowest to highest. If the program uses a lottery-based admissions process, students were randomly assigned a waitlist number. If the program uses a points-based admissions process, students were assigned a waitlist number based on their total point score. Login to your online account or see your notification letter to view the number that your student has been assigned for each waitlisted program.
If a student receives a waitlist offer for a program, the student will automatically be removed from the waitlists for any programs that were ranked lower than the offered program, but will remain on the waitlists for any programs that were ranked higher than the offered program. For example, if a student is waitlisted for five programs and receives an offer from his/her second-ranked program, the student will automatically be removed from the waitlists of programs ranked 3-5. However, the student will remain waitlisted for the program ranked number 1, and can still possibly receive an offer for that program.
Students will remain on the Round 1 waitlist for any given program until the end of their freshman year unless they (1) receive a Round 1 waitlist offer for a program, (2) receive a Round 1 waitlist offer from a higher-ranked program on their application, or (3) remove themselves from a Round 1 waitlist. Waitlists are automatically generated for each school in real time as students across the system accept or decline offers and schools can only issue offers in the order the waitlist displays them. Because of this, there is no guarantee that a student will receive a waitlist offer or that a waitlist offer will be received by a certain time.
If you have additional questions about Round 1 waitlists or how to accept or decline an offer, please watch this video.
48 Hrs after Offer Posts
Waitlist Accept/Decline Deadline
April 30, 2018
Round 2 Application Process Opens
May 4, 2018
Round 2 Application Deadline
June 1, 2018
Round 2 Application Results Released
June 8, 2018
Round 2 – Accept/Decline Deadline
June 13, 2018
Round 2 Waitlist Process Opens
48 Hrs after Offer Posts
Waitlist Accept/Decline Deadline
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 email@example.com.
Take a look at this month's Parent University newsletter. In it, you will find details about LSC Elections, our Safe Haven Spring Break recap, and dates and times for April parent and community meetings. We hope that this will be a useful resource for you. Please contact us if you have any questions and be sure to check out our social media pages for updates.
The Parent University Team
Parent University April Newsletter in English
Mira el boletín informativo de la Universidad para padres del próximo mes. En él, encontrará detalles sobre las elecciones de LSC, nuestro resumen de Safe Haven Spring Break, y las fechas y horarios para las reuniones de padres y de la comunidad de abril. Esperamos que este sea un recurso útil para usted. Póngase en contacto con nosotros si tiene alguna pregunta y asegúrese de consultar nuestras páginas de redes sociales para obtener actualizaciones.
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