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CPS is committed to keeping families informed and engaged with their school and the district  so they can effectively support their student’s education and partner with us to improve school communities for all.

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Find Summer Meals

CPS offers free meals during summer break at LunchStop sites across the city and at every school that is open for summer programs. All Chicago children between 1 and 18 years old are eligible to receive free meals. View our map to find a meal site near you.

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Find a Safe Haven Location

Safe Haven sites offer secure spaces where students can engage in recreational and academic activities over summer break. Safe Haven programs are available across the city and meals are provided at all locations. Hours of operation may vary by site.


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SchooLinks is the official college and career readiness platform for CPS students in grades 6-12. It helps students and their families create an individualized roadmap to serve each student's unique skills, interests, and goals for the future. Log in to your SchooLinks guardian account using your Aspen Parent Portal email address.

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How to Claim an Account:
SchooLinks Access for Parent/Guardians: A Step-by-Step Guide
[ Spanish | Arabic | Simplified Chinese | Polish | Tagalog | Ukrainian | Urdu ]


The Aspen student information management system consolidates information from five data sources into a single system. Student and Parent Portals provide access to students’ grades, assignments, and attendance, among other new features, such as the ability to view and pay fees online.


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Apply to Schools at GoCPS

GoCPS is the online platform that allows families to apply to nearly every CPS school and program using one site, one application, and one deadline.


Community Updates

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09 July 2024
Summer Update on CPS/CTU Contract Negotiations
In a letter to families, CPS CEO Pedro Martinez provides an update on the District's contract negotiations with the CTU.

27 June 2024
Location Change for Today’s Chicago Board of Education Meeting/Cambio de ubicación para la reunión de la Junta de Educación de Chicago de hoy
Due to a bona fide emergency of flooding at the original meeting location, today’s Chicago Board of Education meeting will be held at Jones College Prep High School.

12 June 2024
Registration Form Enclosed for CPS/CTU Public Bargaining Session on Friday, June 14
In a letter to families, CPS CEO Pedro Martinez provides information about participating in an upcoming public bargaining session.

10 June 2024
CPS and CTU to Hold First Public Bargaining Session on Friday, June 14
In a letter to families, CPS CEO Pedro Martinez provides details on the upcoming public bargaining session.

06 June 2024
End of Week Message: Wishing Everyone a Safe and Productive Summer
In a letter to families, CPS CEO Pedro Martinez congratulates everyone on a successful school year.

Services and Supports

CPS partners with parents/legal guardians, families, external providers, and community organizations to remove social, emotional and physical barriers to learning and prepare students for life after high school.

Get Involved

We welcome and encourage all parents, legal guardians, and families to participate in student education and engage with school communities.

Attendance Information

Attendance matters. CPS works with parents to ensure students meet attendance expectations.

Student Protections

CPS is committed to providing a safe environment for students. Here’s how you can report concerns about sexual misconduct, harassment, and abuse.

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Report to CPS

Office of Student Protections and Title IX (OSP)
OSP will work with you to hear your report, investigate, and create safety measures at school. OSP can also provide guidance on reporting to the police, or getting other supports such as counseling.


Office of the Inspector General (OIG)
833-TELL-CPS (833-835-5277)
The OIG investigates sexual misconduct and harassment concerns involving staff, volunteers, and other adults you meet at school.


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Receive Confidential Support

Chicago Rape Crisis Hotline
The Rape Crisis Hotline provides survivors of sexual violence and their caregivers immediate support, crisis intervention and referrals for the city of Chicago and surrounding suburbs.

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School Profile Search

Find detailed info about a school, including programs and admissions requirements, after school activities, family support services, and school performance reports.

School Locator

See all CPS schools and neighborhood boundaries on this searchable map.

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