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Key events 

CPS has updated the 2013-2014 calendars.  View all CPS key events for the current school year. This list is updated throughout the school year so check back often to view our latest events.

 

2013 - 2014 school year calendar
Dates Events Grades
 
July 24 July School Board Meeting
CPS Central Administration Building
125 S. Clark Street, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL 60603
10:30 a.m.
Pre K
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8
9 10 11 12
None
August 01 Public Hearing on Proposed FY14 Budget
Truman College
Novar Hall/Room 3426
1145 West Wilson
Registration: 5:00-6:00pm
Hearing: 6:00-8:00pm
Pre K
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8
9 10 11 12
None
August 01 Public Hearing on Proposed FY14 Budget
Kennedy King College
Theater
740 West 63rd Street
Chicago, IL
Registration: 5:00-6:00pm
Hearing: 6:00-8:00pm
Pre K
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8
9 10 11 12
None
August 02 Public Hearing on Proposed FY14 Budget
Malcolm X College
Bruce K. Hayden
1900 West Van Buren
Chicago, IL
Registration: 5:00-6:00pm
Hearing: 6:00-8:00pm
Pre K
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8
9 10 11 12
None
August 26 First Day of School
August 26th, 2013: First Day of School
Pre K
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8
9 10 11 12
All
August 28 August School Board Meeting
CPS Central Administration Building
125 S. Clark Street, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL 60603
10:30 a.m.
Pre K
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8
9 10 11 12
None
September 03 Community Meeting
10 Year Educational Master Facilities Plan
Westinghouse HS
3223 W Franklin Blvd.
6:00 p.m.
Pre K
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8
9 10 11 12
None
September 04 Community Meeting
10 Year Educational Master Facilities Plan
A Knock at Midnight
400 W. 76th Street
6:00 p.m.
Pre K
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8
9 10 11 12
None
September 09 Community Meeting
10 Year Educational Master Facilities Plan
Taft High School
6530 W Bryn Mawr Ave
6:00 p.m.
Pre K
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8
9 10 11 12
None
September 10 Community Meeting
10 Year Educational Master Facilities Plan
Kroc Center
1250 W 119th St.
6:00 p.m.
Pre K
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8
9 10 11 12
None
September 11 Community Meeting
10 Year Educational Master Facilities Plan
Gage Park HS
5630 S Rockwell St.
6:00 p.m.
Pre K
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8
9 10 11 12
None
September 25 September School Board Meeting
CPS Central Administration Building
125 S. Clark Street, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL 60603
10:30 a.m.
Pre K
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8
9 10 11 12
None
October 23 October School Board Meeting
CPS Central Administration Building
125 S. Clark Street, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL 60603
10:30 a.m.
Pre K
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8
9 10 11 12
None
November 02 Family School Partnership Forum
Parent School Partnership Forum
Lane Tech High School
2501 W. Addison – FREE PARKING

Registration: 8:00 a.m.
Program start: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Pre-register at
www.odlssfamilyforums.eventbrite.com
Pre K
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8
9 10 11 12
All
November 09 Family School Partnership Forum
Parent School Partnership Forum
IIT, Herman Hall
3241 S. Federal St.

Registration: 8:00 a.m.
Program start: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Pre-register at
www.odlssfamilyforums.eventbrite.com
Pre K
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8
9 10 11 12
All
November 20 November School Board Meeting
CPS Central Administration Building
125 S. Clark Street, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL 60603
10:30 a.m.
Pre K
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8
9 10 11 12
None
November 23 Family School Partnership Forum
Parent School Partnership Forum
Arturo Velasquez Institute
2800 S. Western Ave. – FREE PARKING

Registration: 8:00 a.m.
Program start: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Pre-register at
www.odlssfamilyforums.eventbrite.com
Pre K
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8
9 10 11 12
All
December 09 Chicago Lawn Neighborhood Advisory Council Community Forum

St. Gall School
5515 S. Sawyer Avenue
Chicago, IL 60629
6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

 

Click here to learn more about the 2013 Request for Proposals (RFP) Process.

Pre K
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8
9 10 11 12
All
December 10 McKinley Park Neighborhood Advisory Council Community Forum

SEIU Healthcare Central Office
2229 S. Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60608
7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

 

Click here to learn more about the 2013 Request for Proposals (RFP) Process.

Pre K
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8
9 10 11 12
All
December 11 Northwest Side Neighborhood Advisory Council Community Forum

Northwest Community Church
5218 W. Diversey Avenue
Chicago, IL 60641
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

 

Click here to learn more about the 2013 Request for Proposals (RFP) Process.

Pre K
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8
9 10 11 12
All
December 11 Boundary Change Community Meeting

McAuliffe Elementary School
1841 N Springfield Ave
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Pre K
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8
9 10 11 12
All
December 12 Boundary Change Community Meeting

Kelvyn Park HS
4343 W Wrightwood Ave
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Pre K
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8
9 10 11 12
All
December 13 2014-2015 Application Deadline
Deadline for 2014-2015 Options for Knowledge application process.

Read about the application process.
Pre K
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8
9 10 11 12
All
December 16 2013 Request for Proposals Community Forum

CPS Central Administration Building
125 S. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60603
4:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.

 

Sign-in to speak at the Community Forum will begin at 4:00 p.m. and commence at 6:30 p.m.

 

Click here to learn more about the 2013 Request for Proposals (RFP) Process.

Pre K
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8
9 10 11 12
All
December 18 December School Board Meeting
CPS Central Administration Building
125 S. Clark Street, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL 60603
10:30 a.m.
Pre K
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8
9 10 11 12
None
January 07 2013 Request for Proposals Public Hearing

CPS Central Administration Building
125 S. Clark Street, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL 60603
4:30 – 9 p.m.

 

Sign-in to speak at the Public Hearing will begin at 3:30 p.m. and commence at 5:30 p.m.

 

Click here to learn more about the 2013 Request for Proposals (RFP) Process.

Pre K
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8
9 10 11 12
All
January 07 Community Meeting for Frazier Elementary Co-location
Meeting Location: Manley High School
2935 W. Polk St.
6:30pm-8:30pm
Pre K
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8
9 10 11 12
Elementary
January 07 Community Meeting for Herzl Elementary Co-location
Meeting Location: Manley High School
2935 W. Polk St.
6:30pm-8:30pm
Pre K
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8
9 10 11 12
Elementary
January 09 Community Meeting for Dolittle Elementary Co-location
Meeting Location: Dunbar High School
3000 South King Drive
6:30pm-8:30pm
Pre K
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8
9 10 11 12
Elementary
January 09 Community Meeting for Urban Prep - Bronzeville Co-location
Meeting Location: Dunbar High School
3000 South King Drive
6:30pm-8:30pm
Pre K
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8
9 10 11 12
High school
January 14 Community Meeting for Frazier Elementary Co-location
Meeting Location: Manley High School
2935 W. Polk St.
6:30pm-8:30pm
Pre K
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8
9 10 11 12
Elementary
January 14 Community Meeting for Herzl Elementary Co-location
Meeting Location Manley High School
2935 W. Polk St.
6:30pm-8:30pm
Pre K
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8
9 10 11 12
Elementary
January 16 Community Meeting for Dolittle Elementary Co-location
Meeting Location: Dunbar High School
3000 South King Drive
6:30pm-8:30pm
Pre K
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8
9 10 11 12
Elementary
January 16 Community Meeting for Urban Prep - Bronzeville Co-location
Meeting Location: Dunbar High School
3000 South King Drive
6:30pm-8:30pm
Pre K
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8
9 10 11 12
High school
January 22 January School Board Meeting
CPS Central Administration Building
125 S. Clark Street, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL 60603
10:30 a.m.
Pre K
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8
9 10 11 12
None
January 22 Public Hearing concerning the proposed Continuous Improvement Work Plan (CIWP) waiver
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 9:00 AM
CPS Central Administration Building
125 S. Clark Street, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL 60603


Prior to the Regular Board meeting a Public Hearing will be held concerning the proposed Continuous Improvement Work Plan (CIWP) waiver. This waiver will allow the district and its schools to use the CIWP to comply with state school improvement plan requirements. The Public Hearing will begin at 9:00 a.m. Speaker registration for the Public Hearing will occur between 8:00 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. on the 1st Floor of the Clark Street Lobby. The Public Participation portion of the Public Hearing will conclude after the last person who has signed in to speak has spoken, or at 9:30 a.m. whichever occurs first.
Pre K
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8
9 10 11 12
None
January 23 Public Hearing for Frazier Elementary Co-location
Hearing Location: CPS Central Office
125 S. Clark St.
8:00pm-10:00pm
Pre K
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8
9 10 11 12
All
January 23 Public Hearing for Dolittle Elementary Co-location
Hearing Location: CPS Central Office
125 S. Clark St.
5:30pm-7:30pm
Pre K
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8
9 10 11 12
All
January 23 Public Hearing for Herzl Elementary Co-location
Hearing Location: CPS Central Office
125 S. Clark St.
8:00pm-10:00pm
Pre K
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8
9 10 11 12
All
January 23 Public Hearing for Urban Prep - Bronzeville Co-location
Hearing Location: CPS Central Office
125 S. Clark St.
5:30pm-7:30pm
Pre K
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8
9 10 11 12
All
February 13 Special Board Meeting regarding proposed Continuous Improvement Workplan Waiver (CIWP)
CPS Central Administration Building
125 S. Clark Street, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL 60603
9:00 AM
125 S. Clark Street, 5th Floor

A Special Board Meeting will be held concerning the proposed Continuous Improvement Work Plan (CIWP) waiver. The Chicago Public Schools seeks a waiver of the rules of the State Board of Education (23 Ill. Admin. Code § 1.85(d)) to allow the district and its schools to use the CIWP, to comply with state school improvement plan requirements. The Special Board Meeting will begin at 9:00 a.m. Speaker registration for the Special Board Meeting will occur between 8:00 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. on the 1st Floor of the Clark Street Lobby. The Public Participation portion of the Special Meeting will conclude after the last person who has signed in to speak has spoken, or at 9:30 a.m. whichever occurs first.
Pre K
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8
9 10 11 12
None
February 18 Physical Education Information Sessions

Foreman High School
3235 N Leclaire, Chicago, IL 60641

6:00-7:30 PM

 

Join us at a Physical Education Policy Information Session to learn about Chicago Public Schools’ new Physical Education Policy, which aims to increase the quality and quantity of physical education for all CPS students. The information sessions will provide details about the policy that was recently adopted by the Chicago Board of Education and insight about the direction of physical education in the district and across the state.

Pre K
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8
9 10 11 12
All
February 19 Charter and Contract School Renewals Public Hearing
CPS Central Administration Building
125 S. Clark Street, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL 60603


CPS will hold a public hearing to receive comment on charter and contract schools that will be considered for contract agreement renewal by the Chicago Board of Education at its February meeting.
Pre K
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8
9 10 11 12
None
February 25 Physical Education Information Sessions

National Teacher’s Academy
55 W. Cermak, Chicago, IL 60616

6:00-7:30 PM

 

Join us at a Physical Education Policy Information Session to learn about Chicago Public Schools’ new Physical Education Policy, which aims to increase the quality and quantity of physical education for all CPS students. The information sessions will provide details about the policy that was recently adopted by the Chicago Board of Education and insight about the direction of physical education in the district and across the state.

Pre K
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8
9 10 11 12
All
February 26 February School Board Meeting
CPS Central Administration Building
125 S. Clark Street, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL 60603
10:30 a.m.
Pre K
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8
9 10 11 12
None
February 26 Physical Education Information Sessions

Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences
3857 W. 111th Street, Chicago, IL 60655

6:00-7:30 PM

 

Join us at a Physical Education Policy Information Session to learn about Chicago Public Schools’ new Physical Education Policy, which aims to increase the quality and quantity of physical education for all CPS students. The information sessions will provide details about the policy that was recently adopted by the Chicago Board of Education and insight about the direction of physical education in the district and across the state.

Pre K
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8
9 10 11 12
All
February 26 Notice of Public Hearing on the Proposed Use of Lincoln’s Birthday

THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON THE PROPOSED USE OF LINCOLN'S BIRTHDAY AS A DAY OF STUDENT ATTENDANCE

 

A Public Hearing will be held at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 in the Chicago Board of Education Board Chambers, 125 S. Clark Street, 5th Floor regarding the proposal to utilize President Abraham Lincoln's Birthday as a day for student attendance, parent-teacher conferences, or teacher in-services or teacher institutes. CPS seeks this holiday waiver pursuant to Section 24-2 of the School Code. Per the School Code, President Abraham Lincoln will be recognized through instructional activities conducted on that day or, if the day is not used for student attendance, on the school day preceding or following that day. This request is being made so that the Board may use President's Day as a holiday instead of President Abraham Lincoln's birthday.  Testimony from educators, parents and members of the public will be heard during the public hearing.

 

Speaker registration will occur between 8:00 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. in the lobby of the 125 S. Clark Street building. The Public Participation portion of the Public Hearing will conclude after the last person who has signed in to speak has spoken, or at 9:30 a.m. whichever occurs first.

Pre K
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8
9 10 11 12
None
March 04 Physical Education Information Sessions

Westinghouse College Prep
3223 W Franklin Blvd, Chicago, IL 60624

6:00-7:30 PM

 

Join us at a Physical Education Policy Information Session to learn about Chicago Public Schools’ new Physical Education Policy, which aims to increase the quality and quantity of physical education for all CPS students. The information sessions will provide details about the policy that was recently adopted by the Chicago Board of Education and insight about the direction of physical education in the district and across the state.

Pre K
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8
9 10 11 12
All
March 14 LSC Election Candidate Filing Deadline
Visit Local School Council Elections for more information.
Pre K
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8
9 10 11 12
None
March 26 March School Board Meeting
CPS Central Administration Building
125 S. Clark Street, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL 60603
10:30 a.m.
Pre K
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8
9 10 11 12
None
March 29 CPS Spring High School Fair
UIC Forum
725 W. Roosevelt Rd.
Chicago, IL 60607
Saturday, March 29, 2014
10 am - 2 pm

All high schools with available seats for the 2014-2015 school year will be at the CPS Spring High School Fair for 8th grade and acceleration students who have not yet decided on a high school.
Pre K
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8
9 10 11 12
Elementary
April 02 Community Meeting for Proposed AUSL Turnaround Schools
Community Meeting for Turnaround of McNair Elementary School
McNair Elementary School
4820 West Walton Street
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Community Meeting for Turnaround of Gresham Elementary School

Gresham Elementary School
8524 South Green Street
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Community Meeting for Turnaround of Dvorak Technology Academy
Dvorak Technology Academy
3615 West 16th Street
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Pre K
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8
9 10 11 12
None
April 07 Parent-Teacher Conf. Day; Report Card Pickup
Parent-Teacher Conference Day;
Report Card Pickup for Elementary and Middle School
Pre K
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8
9 10 11 12
Elementary
April 07 LSC Elections for Elementary Schools
LSC Elections for Elementary Schools
6am - 7pm
Pre K
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8
9 10 11 12
Elementary
April 08 Parent-Teacher Conf. Day; Report Card Pickup
Parent-Teacher Conference Day;
Report Card Pickup for High Schools
Pre K
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8
9 10 11 12
High school
April 08 LSC Elections for High Schools
LSC Elections for High Schools
6am - 7pm
Pre K
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8
9 10 11 12
High school
April 09 Public Hearing for Proposed AUSL Turnaround Schools
Public Hearing for Turnaround of McNair Elementary School
CPS Central Office
125 South Clark Street
5:30pm - 7:30pm

Public Hearing for Turnaround of Dvorak Technology Academy
CPS Central Office
125 South Clark Street
5:30pm - 7:30pm

Public Hearing for Turnaround of Gresham Elementary
CPS Central Office
125 South Clark Street
8:00pm - 10:00pm
Pre K
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8
9 10 11 12
None
April 14 Public Hearing on Proposed Overlay Attendance Boundary
Public Hearing on Proposed Overlay Attendance Boundary
CPS Central Office
125 S. Clark Street, 5th Floor
6:00pm

A public hearing to present a proposed attendance overlay boundary for Noble Street's Illinois Tool Works (ITW) David Speer Academy
Read more...
Pre K
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8
9 10 11 12
None
April 16 Public Hearing For Conditions Placed on Approval of Proposals by Noble Street and Concept Schools
The Chicago Board of Education will hold two public hearings to receive public comment from educators, parents, students and the public regarding the review of conditions placed on the approval of proposals submitted to the Chicago Board of Education: 

 

The hearings will be held in the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) Board of Education Board Chambers, 5th Floor, 125 S. Clark Street, from 6:00-8:00pm, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Registration to speak will occur between 5:00pm and 6:00pm for Noble Street, and between 5:00pm and 7:00pm for Concept Schools. The hearing for Noble Street will take place from 6:00-7:00pm, and the hearing for Concept Schools will take place from 7:00pm-8:00pm. Speakers will have two (2) minutes to speak and will be called in the order in which they have signed up. The hearings will conclude after the last person who has signed up to present testimony has spoken, or at 7:00 p.m. and 8:00p.m., respectively, whichever occurs first.

 

Anyone who would like to provide written comments may submit them to the Office of Innovation and Incubation, 125 S. Clark Street, 10th Floor, or newschoolapplicants@cps.edu. The record will remain open for these comments until 5 p.m. Thursday, April 17, 2014.    Read more...

Pre K
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8
9 10 11 12
None
 
April 23 April School Board Meeting
CPS Central Administration Building
125 S. Clark Street, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL 60603
10:30 a.m.
Pre K
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8
9 10 11 12
None
May 28 May School Board Meeting
CPS Central Administration Building
125 S. Clark Street, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL 60603
10:30 a.m.
Pre K
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8
9 10 11 12
None
June 25 June School Board Meeting
CPS Central Administration Building
125 S. Clark Street, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL 60603
10:30 a.m.
Pre K
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8
9 10 11 12
None
July 23 July School Board Meeting
CPS Central Administration Building
125 S. Clark Street, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL 60603
10:30 a.m.
Pre K
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8
9 10 11 12
None