The 2020-21 CPS school year is right around the corner. It promises to be a unique school year with a new set of challenges and opportunities for CPS families.
CPS and the City of Chicago are surveying families through Friday, August 28 at 5pm to get a better understanding about who may need help this fall finding a safe space for their children during school hours. They are assessing family needs across the city and considering opportunities to provide potential support with child supervision for families with school-age children under 14 years old.
Here is what a family could expect at a potential child supervision site:
- Children will be assigned to spaces with children of the same age group and an adult who will be assigned to the group for the duration of the program. The number of children per room will be limited to ensure proper social distancing per City of Chicago’s Be Safe: PK-12 Education Guidelines.
- While the adult will ensure that your child will have a safe and suitable space to engage in remote learning, please note that they will not be qualified to teach or provide educational support.
- Children will be provided with breakfast and lunch every day.
- Children and staff will be required to follow all health and safety protocols including wearing a mask, practicing social distancing, and completing a daily symptom screener.
- To ensure proper social distancing, families will follow a staggered schedule and be assigned a time to pick up and drop off their children.
- This program will be prioritized according to need. Families with school-age children under 14 years of age who live in high-need communities or transitional housing will be prioritized.
- Computing devices will not be provided although high-speed internet access will be available at the site. Families are required to bring their own computing devices or get a loaner device from their child's school.
Complete the CPS survey by Friday, August 28 at 5pm if you are interested in potential assistance. Be sure to provide your contact information so that CPS can follow-up.