Henry Hawk News

Week of September 27, 2021 (Progress Report Week)

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4th Grades celebrate diversity by understanding the many different shades of each one of us.


The Color of Us by Karen Katz: "Seven-year-old Lena is going to paint a picture of herself. She wants to use brown paint for her skin, and learns that brown comes in many different shades. Through the eyes of a little girl who begins to see her world in a new way, this book celebrates the differences and similarities that connect all people."

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A Message From The Principal

Dear Henry Families,


This upcoming week is the 5th week of school. It’s hard to believe but it’s progress report time. We know the first couple of weeks are focused on establishing positive relationships and developing systems and structures. Thus, we know there might be a few subjects with only a few grades. Progress Reports will be distributed this Friday, October 1st.


Please remember that all students are expected to be in uniform by Friday, October 1st. We know that some families have ordered Henry shirts at the beginning of the month. They should be arriving some time in the next two weeks. We will open the store again after the shipment comes in.


We continue working on improving our school wide procedures. We have made some progress this week as we made some adjustments. For inclement weather arrival, Kindergarten and 1st grade students will enter the annex main door. This adjustment was well received by many parents. Dismissal procedures starting this Monday for the main building will be staggered to eliminate the over crowding while exiting the building. 3rd floor will exit at 3:05 p.m. 2nd floor will exit at 3:10 p.m., and 1st floor will exit at 3:15 p.m.


With the implementation of our Henry Hawk Eyes (K-4) and Hawk Tokens (5-8), our lunchroom and recess protocols have improved as well. Be sure to talk to your child about the expectations of wearing a mask and keeping distance. We will continue to monitor the hallways, recess/lunch and exit procedures to provide feedback where needed and make adjustments until we have reached desired consistency.


If you were not able to attend Curriculum Night, please find the recording here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1uf7Tbq9ghoontnen3W4FrUl8l9yJyf8t?usp=sharing



Juan Gutierrez, Principal

jgutierrez1@cps.edu


Mary Ann Reynolds, Assistant Principal

mamunozmaciel@cps.edu


Lora Abraham, Assistant Principal

ldabraham@cps.edu

What's New?

Henry School Friendly Reminders


After School Starts Monday, September 27th


SEL in Action at Henry: Calm Classroom


Picture Day: Monday, September 27th


Star 360 3rd and 4th Grades (Math)


NWEA (MPG) Primary Math Testing Begins This Week


BAC Organizational Meeting, Wednesday, September 29th @ 3:45 pm


Title I Parent Advisory Council (PAC) Organizational Meeting, Thursday, September 30th @ 4:30 pm


Fall Fest at Henry: Volunteers Needed (Interested? Complete the form below.)


McDonalds Fundraiser Night: October 13, 2021 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm


CPS Regional COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at Roosevelt High School


Submit a Copy of Student Vaccination Records


Protocol For Suspected Illness


Student Covid Testing Registration

Henry School Friendly Reminders

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After School Starts Monday, September 27, 2021

Hello Henry Family, a friendly reminder after school programs will start on Monday september 27th from 3:15 to 5:15pm.



Hola familia Henry, un cordial recordatorio de que los programas extracurriculares comenzarán el lunes 27 de septiembre de 3:15 a 5:15 pm.



--Diana Valente Padua

Frida Kahlo Community Organization

Resource Coordinator at Patrick Henry Elementary

4250 N. St Louis

872-208-8943

pronouns: she/hers





SEL in Action at Henry: Calm Classroom

Calm Classroom is one of our Tier 1 SEL supports for all students. It is conducted a couple times during the day to support educators and students to care for the mental and emotional health by practicing mindfulness-based techniques throughout the school day. It is great to see our classrooms in action. Check out the photos below.

Picture Day: Monday, September 27, 2021

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STAR 360 3rd and 4th Grade (Math)

Students in 3rd and 4th Grades will be taking the STAR 360 Math beginning of the year assessment this Tuesday. If your child is in 3rd or 4th Grade, please be sure they eat a good breakfast as well as sleep early to ensure that they are ready for the math assessment.

NWEA (MPG) Primary Math Testing Begins This Week

Students in 1st and 2nd Grades will be taking the NWEA (MPG) Math beginning of the year assessment this Monday (2nd Grade) and Friday (1st Grade). If your child is in 2nd or 1st Grade, please be sure they eat a good breakfast as well as sleep early to ensure that they are ready for the math assessment.

Bilingual Advisory Council (BAC) Organizational Meeting

Wednesday, Sep. 29th, 3:45pm

This is an online event.

Please join our BAC and become an officer to support our bilingual programing at Henry.


Join with Google Meet

meet.google.com/pie-pfkw-yqg


Join by phone

‪(US) +1 862-259-5891‬ PIN: ‪511 579 513‬#

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Title I Parent Advisory Council (PAC) Organizational Meeting

Thursday, Sep. 30th, 4:30pm

This is an online event.

Please join our PAC and become an officer to support our Title I and parent programs at Henry.


Meeting ID

meet.google.com/nqh-qqyx-dfn

Phone Numbers

(‪US‬)‪+1 413-338-0024‬

PIN: ‪943 750 892#‬

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Fall Fest at Henry: Volunteers Needed (Interested? Complete the form below.)

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McDonalds Fundraiser Night: October 13th 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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CPS Regional COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at Roosevelt High School

CPS has opened a Regional COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at Theodore Roosevelt High School located at 3436 W Wilson Ave every Wednesday from 9am-1pm. The Pfizer (≥ 12yo – 2 dose series) and J&J (≥ 18yo – 1 dose series) COVID-19 vaccines will be offered free of charge with no ID or insurance required. Appointments are encouraged and can be made by clicking here. Those walking in without an appointment will be permitted to enter the Clinic and be registered for immediate, same-day vaccination administration by Clinic Staff, while supplies last.


Given that your schools are within approximately 2 miles of this location, this may be an additional resource for your parents/legal guardians who are interested in obtaining the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for their child(ren) ≥ 12yo or for their family members ≥ 18yo who have not received a COVID-19 vaccine yet and would prefer a 1 dose series with the J&J COVID-19 vaccine.


To encourage participation in our vaccination effort, gift card incentives totaling $100, provided by the Chicago Department of Health (CDPH), are being offered at this site to participating individuals, who begin AND end their vaccination series after September 4th, 2021, while supplies last. At this time, the following exclusions apply:


  • Those who received their first Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination before September 4th, 2021 are NOT eligible to receive this incentive for their second dose.
  • Those eligible to receive a third Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccination dose are NOT eligible to receive this incentive for their third dose.
  • This incentive program is NOT available at CPS Mobile COVID-19 Vaccination Events.

For more information on eligibility criteria for this incentive, please email CDPH or call them at 312-746-4835.


Should our clinics' operating hours or any other currently scheduled vaccination event throughout the City of Chicago not work for your students' and parents/legal guardians' schedule(s), they may receive either the Pfizer or J&J vaccines at home, along with the same gift card incentives, totaling $100! The same participation exclusions listed earlier apply here as well. Participation in the "Protect Chicago at Home" program can be done by calling 312-746-4835 to make an appointment for up to 10 individuals per home location. Interested participants may also schedule their appointment(s) online by registering here.

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Submit a Copy of Student Vaccination Records

Vaccination is the leading public health prevention strategy to end the COVID-19 pandemic. It benefits not only the individual, but also schools and communities by reducing transmission of the virus.


Nearly 60% of young people in Chicago aged 12-17 years have received at least one dose of an FDA-authorized COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine is safe and effective for children, and is offered at no cost. To find more information regarding vaccine opportunities please visit:

Parents/guardians of fully vaccinated students are urged to submit a copy of their child’s COVID-19 vaccination record to their child’s school. Student vaccination records will be entered into the student’s electronic record in ASPEN, where they can be stored safely and used to inform the contact tracing and quarantining process. School nurses are the only staff who are trained and qualified to enter student vaccination records, so forms that are given to teachers, school clerks, etc. will be routed to the school nurse.

Protocol For Suspected Illness

Many of you may ask what the protocol is when a student is suspected of illness.


  1. Students are seen by the nurse to determine if there is a suspected illness to be sent to the Care Room. If there is a suspected illness, parents are notified to pick up student
  2. Students wait in the Care Room until they are picked up. Ms. Reynolds or Ms. Abraham will speak to the parent regarding the "Referral For Suspected Illness". Parents are provided with the referral that also will need to be reviewed by a medical professional who will determine if a Covid Test is needed. Students may not return to school until there is clearance from the doctor.

  3. Negative Test and no fever - students can return to school

  4. Positive Test - parents have to call the school and self report on cps.edu/covidresults

  5. Administration will get notification of a positive case and will follow the steps with the support from the Network Chief.

  6. Administration will send information to parents if a classroom will have to flip to remote learning due to a positive case.


Please note that we are not allowed to disclose any medical information of any student or staff member due to HIPAA laws.

    Student Covid Testing Registration

    Dear Henry Parent/Guardian,


    Welcome back to an exciting and promising school year! As part of the district’s efforts to ensure the safety of our students, we are partnering with Thermo Fisher Scientific and Color Health to provide all students with COVID-19 testing beginning September 1, 2021 for the school year through the ReadyCheckGo™ testing program.


    If you are interested in having your child participate in testing, please follow this link https://home.color.com/covid/sign-up/start?partner=tf-hen-609988-students and complete the registration process. A parent or guardian must register any minor under 18 years old, and you’ll give a one-time consent and HIPAA authorization to share your child’s results with the school and district.


    Testing is optional for students, except for unvaccinated and partially vaccinated student athletes. Testing will take place during regular school hours and results will be available in 24 to 48 hours. Color Health will follow up with you directly if your child receives a positive result.


    For more information on testing with Thermo Fisher and Color, including self-swab testing and receiving results, head to their Support FAQs or call 888-603-1028. You may also email the CPS COVID-19 Testing Team at covidtestingcps@cps.edu.


    Thank you for your participation to keep our school community safe and healthy.


    -CPS COVID-19 Testing Team

    QR Code to Register for Student Covid Testing

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    Patrick Henry School


    Stay Well,

    Mr. Gutierrez, Ms. Reynolds, and Mrs. Abraham

    STAR 360 Testing 3rd and 4th Grades (Math)

    Students in 3rd and 4th Grades will be taking the Star 360 Math beginning of the year assessment this Tuesday. If your child is in 3rd or 4th Grade, please be sure they eat a good breakfast as well as sleep early to ensure that they are ready for the math assessment.

    Picture Day: Monday, September 27, 2021