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Preparing for School

It’s time to get ready for school. Even though CPS will open remotely in fall 2020, there are a number of steps you need to take to be prepared. This section will provide detailed explanations of each of these processes.

Contact Info, Enrollment, Transfers & Fees

Learn how to update your contact info, enroll, or transfer schools; and find out the latest requirements on school fees.

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Health & Wellness Requirements

In continued alignment with state requirements, all CPS students are required to submit proof that they have completed a series of health screens and vaccinations in order to remain in school. Get details on these requirements here. 

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Technology Devices

Find out how to access and use different internet connected technology devices that will allow you to complete remote learning tasks.

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Internet Access

Find options for internet service providers and Wi-Fi network connections, or if you qualify for free internet service through out Chicago Connected initiative.

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CPS Accounts

Find options for internet service providers and Wi-Fi network connections, or if you qualify for free internet service through out Chicago Connected initiative.

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Back to School Packets

Access digital versions of important forms and documents that need to be completed and turned in before the beginning of school.

Back to School Packets

Communications Before School

Teachers and administrators have a lot of information to share with you before the first day of class. Understand our new communications protocols so you will not miss important announcements.

Communications Before School

Building Access

Understand required protocols for symptom screening and temperature checks before entering a CPS building.

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Attendance & Truancy

Attendance will be mandatory this year during remote learning. Learn how it will be tracked and when absences can be excused.

Attendance & Truancy

Social-Emotional Wellbeing

This is a stressful time for all of us, but there are productive ways to take care of your social-emotional well-being and mental health. 

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Child Learning Hubs

Find out about our Child Learning Hubs where qualified families can get child supervision assistance.

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