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CPS Announces 2019 Back-to-School Bashes to Celebrate New School Year

19 July 2019

The 13 Community Events Across the City Will Offer Free School Supplies, Food, Entertainment and Access to Immunizations

CPS Office of Communications

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Friday, July 19, 2019

CHICAGO - Chicago Public Schools (CPS) today announced 13 Back-to-School Bashes across the city for students and families to reconnect with their school communities and prepare for a safe and productive start to the upcoming school year. Starting at the end of July and continuing throughout the month of August, these celebrations will provide an opportunity for CPS students to meet with school and network staff and classmates, while connecting them with school supplies, free immunizations and other community resources.

“Back-to-School Bashes bring communities together and help connect students and families with the resources and information they need to start the school year engaged and ready to learn,” said CPS CEO Dr. Janice K. Jackson. “We look forward to kicking off another safe and successful school year that will continue to build upon the district’s academic progress and provide students with opportunities to grow both inside and outside of the classroom.”

Thanks to our valued partners and sponsors, each Back-to-School Bash will provide families with access to immunizations and vaccinations for students, and information on Medicaid and other critical programs and resources for families. The events will also offer a variety of music, food, games and activities for students and their families, including performances from the Jesse White Tumblers. CPS staff and volunteers will be available to help answer questions regarding the upcoming school year, and transportation will be available to and from events through shuttle services.

CPS Back-To-School Bashes:

Network Events Date Location Time
Networks 1 and 14: Albany Park 7/30/2019 Hibbard ES, 3244 W. Ainslie St, 60625 2-5 pm
Networks 2 and 14: Lincoln Square 7/31/2019 Mather HS, 5835 N. Lincoln Ave, 60659 2-5 pm
Networks 4 and 14: Hermosa 8/1/2019 Marine Leadership Academy, 1920 N. Hamlin Ave, 60647 2-5 pm
Networks 3 and 15: Austin/Belmont Cragin 8/2/2019 Michele Clark HS, 5101 W. Harrison St, 60644 2-5 pm
Networks 12 and 17: Roseland 8/5/2019 South Shore HS, 1955 E. 75th St, 60649 2-5 pm
Networks 6, 15 and 16: Near West Side 8/6/2019 Crane HS, 2245 W. Jackson Blvd, 60612 2-5 pm
Networks 7, 15 and 16: Pilsen/Little Village 8/7/2019 Saucedo ES, 2850 W. 24th Blvd., 60623 2-5 pm
Networks 11 and 16: Englewood 8/8/2019 Lindblom Park District, 6054 S. Damen Ave, 60636 2-5 pm
Networks 9 and 17: Woodlawn 8/9/2019 Williams Prep HS, 4934 S. Wabash Ave, 60615 2-5 pm
Networks 10 and 16: Ashburn 8/12/2019 Durkin Park ES, 8445 S. Kolin Ave, 60652 2-5 pm
Networks 8, 15 and 16: Brighton Park 8/13/2019 Kelly HS, 4136 S. California Ave, 60632 2-5 pm
Networks 5 and 15: Garfield Park 8/14/2019 Marshall HS, 3250 W. Adams St, 60624 2-5 pm
Networks 13 and 17: West Roseland/Pullman 8/15/2019 Fenger HS, 11220 S. Wallace St, 60628 2-5 pm

For more information on the events and details on other resources to help families prepare for a successful year ahead, families can visit the Back-to-School website at The Back-to-School site includes information on academic programs, community events, frequently asked questions, enrollment procedures, medical forms and health requirements for the upcoming school year.

For any additional questions regarding Back-to-School, parents can email or call 773-553-1580.

Chicago Public Schools serves 361,000 students in 644 schools. It is the nation’s third-largest school district.

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