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Reopening Guide

Online Reopening Guide

CPS SCHOOL YEAR 2020-21

Find all the information and resources you need to be ready for school in one centralized location.

Chicago Public Schools is excited to welcome students back to 5 days of in-person learning.

Visit the Back to School website for the latest updates on what school year 2021-2022 will look like.

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Health & Safety 

Reopening our schools and buildings will require students and staff to follow new health and safety protocols to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Submit Your Self Screener

To keep our students and staff safe and healthy, families and staff should run through the list of questions below before leaving home each day.

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Pediatric COVID-19 Testing Sites

We are identifying pediatric COVID-19 testing sites in the Chicago area to help families and schools connect symptomatic students to health services.

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Our 2020 Plan to Reopen

CPS has invested hundreds of millions of dollars to prepare the district for a safe return to in-person learning. Learn more about our equity-centered plan to reopen our schools.

Overview of Our Agreement

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We share a vision of safe and healthy learning environments with the Chicago Teachers Union.

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Reopening Guide for Parents

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Learn about the district's plan to support students while they learn in-person or remotely.

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Safe & Clean Learning Environment

During a global pandemic, risk exists for any public gathering. However, to mitigate these risks, the district has developed a comprehensive health and safety plan aligned to local, state, and federal guidance.

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School Readiness

To ensure CPS is prepared for the safe return of students and staff, we are collecting and sharing data on the status of each of our schools’ facilities and deliveries of devices, HEPA air filters, face coverings, hand sanitizer, and other materials to support our communities’ health and wellness.

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Tracking COVID-19

Learn more about COVID-19 cases and testing at CPS during the 2020-21 school year, which included remote learning and school reopening. 

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CPS Meal Sites

CPS families can pick-up free meals from more than 400 sites during the 2020-2021 school year. Get additional information about meal pick-up processes and the latest updates on availability. 

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Family Support Numbers

If you need help with questions about back to school and reopening topics, please reach out to one of our support teams. Assistance is available in English and Spanish.

GENERAL SUPPORT

Healthy CPS Hotline

Monday - Friday
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

773-553-KIDS (5437)

familyservices@cps.edu

Staff Resources

To find the latest resources for all CPS staff on reopening, including guidance documents and training session, please visit the CPS Knowledge Center. 

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