Henry Hawk News

Week of May 4, 2020: Teacher Appreciation Week

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Principal's Message

Dear Henry Families,

This week is Teacher Appreciation Week! We want to thank all of our teachers for their hard work in keeping our students engaged during remote learning.

Thank you to those students who have sent us photos thanking their teachers. Students, feel free to send additional photos of letters of appreciation to your teachers throughout the week.

We're always looking for stories to highlight the amazing work our students, teachers, and families. Email us if you have news that you’d like to share! We’d love to hear it!

Have a great week and remember, "Everything is Possible, Nothing is Unimaginable".

-Stay Well

Principal Gutierrez


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Henry Office Hours

Office Hours: 773-534-5060 (Spanish and English Available) We will have a staff member available by phone Monday through Friday during the hours of 9:00 am to 11:00 am. Students or parents can call the school number to ask any questions they have for the school staff.

CPS 4th Quarter Grading

Updates on grading, graduation and requirements and promotion policy:

Remote Learning Grading Guide for Parents

Learning Opportunity for CPS Parents

Every week Chicago Public Schools Office of Family and Community Engagement in Education (FACE) is offering workshops to parents in both English and Spanish to assist them in navigating remote learning, and other impacts of the pandemic. You can register to receive notifications of upcoming trainings and provide suggestions at https://tinyurl.com/FACEparent.

Food Distribution

Henry School will continue being a food distribution site for our community.

Please see the list of other sites across the city in the link below.

Monday through Friday

9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Main Door #2 on St. Louis Ave.

If you are unable to pick up food from your child's school, you can fill out the home delivery form here. Please note one form submission equals one delivery.

Remote Learning (Technology Support)

CPS Parent Tech Support Hotline
Monday - Friday
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Support is available in English and Spanish.

Get Internet access

Your student may need Internet access to participate in remote learning classroom activities. For help on choosing an Internet service provider or using your mobile device as a hotspot, read Getting Connected to the Internet.

Chromebook Waitlist

Currently we have a Chromebook waitlist for students still in need of technology at home. Please call the office Monday through Friday between 9:00 am - 1:00 pm to get on the waitlist if you currently do not have a Chromebook for your child and are in need of one.

Reminder: Census 2020

Census 2020 - Respond Now and Ensure our Communities Get the Resources we need!

Census 2020 Online, By Phone, and By Mail
The 2020 Census is happening now. You can respond online, by phone, or by mail. The time is now. Help shape your future, and your community's future, by responding to the 2020 Census.

Your Invitation To Respond
Homes have received their invitation to respond to the 2020 Census now. These official Census Bureau mailings include detailed information and a Census ID for completing the Census online.

For more information, visit https://2020census.gov

See Something, Say Something

Let's Work Together in Keeping Our Communities a Safe Place

See Something, Say Something
The 17th District Police Department encourages everyone to STAY HOME and do their part in flattening the curve. If you happen to be out for a walk or on an essential trip, please remain vigilant. Is there a suspicious person or car on your block? Call 911 and report it. Try to describe what you see as best as you can to help CPD identify the suspicious persons, vehicle, or activity.

Friendly reminder: you can remain anonymous when making a report. You can also submit anonymous tips at http://cpdtip.com.

Mental Health Resources

NAMI Chicago is offering free support groups virtually during this crisis for:
  • Health care and front line workers
  • People having mental health symptoms (“peer support”)
  • Families and friends supporting those that they love

The Kedzie Center has dedicated its home page on their website to COVID-19 resources for families and individuals, which includes food assistance, mental health suggestions for children, and activities.

Trilogy Behavioral Healthcare is accepting new clients during the COVID-19 pandemic. Children/adolescents & adults can access services via our telehealth platform. Medicaid is accepted!

InTouch & Motion has telehealth services; learn more here.

Community Testing for COVID-19

Community Testing for COVID-19

Swedish Hospital has expanded COVID-19 testing for patients who meet the CDC and IDPH criteria. To determine if you need a COVID-19 test, call Swedish Hospital’s free COVID-19 Help Line at 773-907-7700 or begin screening online.

Your results will be evaluated by a Swedish Hospital clinical expert, who may recommend testing in our convenient drive-through tent. APPOINTMENTS ARE REQUIRED FOR TESTING. Learn more at SwedishCovenant.org/tent.

Testing at Swedish Hospital will come at no cost to patients. Uninsured will be offered free testing and follow up care will be managed through the hospital’s financial assistance and charity program. Those who are insured will not be responsible for any out-of-pocket costs related to being tested for COVID-19.

For information about COVID-19, safety behaviors and prevention, please visit SwedishCovenant.org/covid.

Patrick Henry School

Stay Well,

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