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The Network 1 Back to School Bash is almost upon us. On  Monday, August 22nd from 10am-1pm we will be at Albany Park, 4929 N Sawyer. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to receive free school supplies, backpacks and t-shirts. Additional festivities (all free) include:
  • Food and Plenty of Water
  • Raffle prizes (ChromeBooks, tablets, backpacks and tickets to museums or sports events). 
  • Immunizations from Walgreens  - Students must meet medical compliance for immunizations, physicals, dental and vision before the October exclusion date. Take advantage of this opportunity for required immunizations.
  • Entertainment (Stage with DJ and KISS FM)
  • Chicago City of Learning (laptop station to create online account)
  • Games
  • Jesse White Tumblers
  • Community Resource table (separate tents)


After August 29th 1st-8th grade homeroom assignments will be updated on Parent Portal. Kindergarten teachers will contact parents about homerooms. Homeroom information will also be available at supply drop off. SUPPLY DROP OFF TIME WILL BE ON THE SAME  DAY FOR KINDERGARTEN - 8TH GRADE: WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31st FROM 2:00 to 3:00. Come to the main office if you need assistance with the Parent Portal pin number or student ID. Homeroom information will not be given over the phone.

On a trial basis, we are implementing a morning arrival/drop-off plan In an effort to address traffic congestion and safety concerns. The curbside lane on the east side (school side) of Olcott from the playlot to the mobile will be a drop-off lane only. There will be no parking in this area. Use this area as a "drop-off and go" lane. Students may not exit cars in the middle of the street. If you wish to wait with your child until he enters the building please park in another location. We will assess this plan to determine if it improves our traffic congestion and revise it as necessary. Your suggestions to improve safety are always welcome. 


CPS Office of Student Health and Wellness provides information related to recess and weather. The District encourages schools to provide students with the opportunity to play outside whenever possible. Please send your child with clothing appropriate for outdoor  recess. These factors are considered when making the outdoor versus indoor recess decision: student safety, temperature, wind chill, humidity, precipitation, ground conditions and air quality. PLAYWELL recess cold weather guidelines are: Above 32 degrees with or without wind chill recess should be outdoors. Between 31 degrees and 15 degrees with or without wind chill principal has discretion regarding outdoor or indoor recess. Below 15 degrees with or without wind chill recess should be indoors. PLAYWELL recess warm weather guidelines are: Heat index of 90 degrees or below recess should be outdoors. Heat index between 91 degrees and 94 degrees principal has discretion regarding outdoor or indoor recess. Heat index above 95 degrees recess should be held in a cool location.