Urgent: New in-person learning choice beginning April 28 (upper schools)

Dear CPS Families -

Based on new state requirements, CPS upper schools will shift to full-time, in-person learning five days per week, beginning Wednesday, April 28 through the end of the school year. You have two options for your upper school student:

  • Attend school in-person, full-time (full day, 5 days per week), or
  • Participate in remote learning, full time (full day, 5 days per week)
Please complete this short two-question form by Wednesday 3/17
to choose in-person for your student beginning April 28.

If we do not hear from you, your child will continue in their current instructional mode

Here are additional details you need to know:

  • The state requires that classrooms will be setup for at least 3 feet physical distancing and at least 6 feet physical distancing during mealtimes
  • There will likely be significant changes to your child’s schedule
  • Depending on staffing, one or more of your child’s teachers may be teaching remotely and live streaming into the classroom, or remote students may be asked to live-stream into classes taught in-person.
  • Because of these changes, CPS is pausing until further notice the “COVID-19 Hardship Process” that permits families to request changes to their instructional mode. Families of current remote learners can submit their request to shift to remote learning through the form below for the April expansion.
  • CPS will continue to implement its comprehensive COVID-19 mitigation measures, including our comprehensive testing system for students and staff, robust contact tracing and quarantine protocols, and established infection control teams at each school will continue.

I want to acknowledge that this change will require a lot of work by our school leaders and staff to once again change their schedules and plans. We just expanded in-person learning last week, and our students and educators are just getting into these new routines. This continuous change can be stressful and challenging for our educators and staff. We thank our school staff for their flexibility, resilience, and creativity to adapt.


Kenneth N. Salim, Ed.D.

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