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School begins Monday, August 22

Getting Ready for School Year 2022-23

Whether you're new to CPS or returning for another year, explore these resources to find all the information you need to be ready for a successful school year.

Reminders for School Year 2022-23:

  • CPS serves free breakfast and lunch to every student all year long.
  • CPS students and accompanying adults can get a free ride on CTA buses and trains on the first day of school.
  • To check school hours, search for your school using the CPS School Locator.
  • Some charter school start dates differ.

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Preparing For School

It's never too early to get ready for a new year of school. To help you prepare, we've compiled important information and helpful resources in one place. Follow the steps below to get a jump start on a successful return to school.


Get Ready: New to CPS? Enroll Your Student

Learn how to enroll your child in school, apply for programs, and begin your journey with Chicago Public Schools.

View Enrollment Process


Get Set: Complete Student Health Requirements

View health requirements for the 2022-23 school year, access student health forms, and explore about your healthcare options.

VIEW Health Requirements


Go: Explore Resources For the First Day, and Beyond

Access resources that will help you prepare for the first day of school, and beyond. Find information about transportation, school meals, technology support, and more. 


Back-to-School Bashes

Before the start of school, we're hosting a series of Back-to-School Bashes to allow students and families to reconnect with their school communities and prepare for a safe and productive start to the upcoming school year. They are free to attend and advance registration is not required. More information about each bash can be found below.

July 20

Time: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: Field between Prosser, Prieto, Hanson Park


  • Prosser: 2148 N Long Ave, Chicago, IL 60639
  • Prieto: 2231 N Central Ave, Chicago, IL 60639
  • Hanson Park: 5411 W Fullerton Ave, Chicago, IL, 60639

COVID-19 Vaccination Opportunity 

July 22

Time: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: Theodore Roosevelt HS

Address: 3436 West Wilson Ave, Chicago, IL 60625

COVID-19 Vaccination Opportunity 

July 25

Time: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: Richard T. Crane Medical Prep HS

Address: 2245 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60612

COVID-19 Vaccination Opportunity 

July 27

Time: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: DuSable Campus

Address: 4934 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60615

COVID-19 Vaccination Opportunity 

August 1

Time: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: Tarkington School of Excellence (ES)

Address: 3330 W 71st St, Chicago, IL 60629

COVID-19 Vaccination Opportunity 

August 5

Time: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: Eugene Field ES

Address: 7019 N Ashland Ave. Chicago, Illinois 60626

COVID-19 Vaccination Opportunity 

August 9

Time: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: Christian Fenger Academy HS

Address: 11220 S Wallace St, Chicago, Illinois 60628

COVID-19 Vaccination Opportunity 

August 10

Time: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: CVCA

Address: 2100 E 87th St, Chicago, IL 60617

COVID-19 Vaccination Opportunity 

August 11

Time: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: Michele Clark Academic Prep Magnet HS

Address: 5101 W Harrison St, Chicago, Illinois 60644

COVID-19 Vaccination Opportunity 

August 12

Time: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: William F. Finkl Academy

Address: 2332 S Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60608

COVID-19 Vaccination Opportunity 

Back to School Packets

Enrollment Procedures/ Requirements [ ENGLISH | SPANISH  | POLISH
Student Rights and Responsibilities Booklet [ ENGLISH | SPANISH  | POLISH | ARABIC | CHINESE ]
Parent and Student Calendars [ ENGLISH | SPANISH  | POLISH
Safety Is Everybody’s Responsibility [ ENGLISH | SPANISH  | POLISH
High School Graduation Requirements [ ENGLISH | SPANISH | POLISH  | ARABIC | CHINESE | URDU ]
Directory and Recruiter Opt-Out Information [ ENGLISH | SPANISH | POLISH
Aspen Parent Portal [ ENGLISH ]
Chicago Connected [ ENGLISH  | SPANISH | CHINESE ]

Keeping Schools Safe

School safety is our first priority. We have established numerous safeguards to ensure that in-person learning in the 2022-23 school year is as safe as possible. 

COVID-19 Vaccination

Find information about getting vaccinated against COVID-19.

Learn More

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COVID-19 Testing

Register for COVID-19 testing at CPS schools. Testing is available for staff and students.


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Tracking COVID-19

View data about how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the district and its community.

Learn More

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COVID-19 Resources

Find more critical information on vaccinations, testing, case data, and more.

Learn More

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Get Support


Healthy CPS Hotline

Monday - Friday
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

773-553-KIDS (5437)


CPS Parent Tech Support Hotline

Monday - Friday
7:30 am - 4:30 pm