Henry Hawk News

Week of February 21, 2022

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A Message From The Principal

Dear Henry Hawk Families


We hope everyone gets an opportunity to enjoy this 3 day weekend with the day off on Monday for Presidents' Day. Please be sure to check out all of the new information in our Henry Hawk News this week.


Here at Henry, we will have a vaccination opportunity on Monday, March 7th from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Please see the information in our newsletter below. Vaccines are the most important and effective thing to do to protect your child and yourself from COVID-19.


Please remember that if your child tests positive for COVID-19, please complete the self report on the following link: https://chicagopsprod.service-now.com/health?id=cps_self_report


As always, we will continue working to provide your children with a safe, healthy learning environment where they can reach their full potential.


As stated in our previous Henry Hawk News, Mr. Gutierrez will be taking a family medical leave for the next few weeks. Our Network Chief is confident that as a school community, we will continue supporting our Henry Families while Mr. Gutierrez is away. Please reach out to us if you have any questions as Mr. Gutierrez will be taking time to support his family.



February/March Upcoming Dates:

President's Day: Monday, February 21st. No Classes

Out of Uniform Day for 2/22/22: Tuesday, February 22nd (see flyer below)

Covid Testing: Tuesday, February 22, 2022 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

8th Grade Graduation Picture Retakes: Friday, February 25th

5th Grade Seal of Biliteracy Test: February 28th and March 1st

Google 101 Workshop (BAC and CSI): March 1st

4th Grade NAEP Assessment: March 2nd

LSC Candidate Forms Due: March 4th

3rd Q Progress Reports: March 4th

COVID-19 Vaccination at Henry: March 7th

8th Grade Seal of Biliteracy Test: March 7th and 8th



Enjoy having Monday off for President's Day.


Ms. Reynolds and Mrs. Abraham

What's New?

Why Do We Celebrate Presidents' Day? Presidents' Day Video for Kids (NEW!)


Out of Uniform for 2/22/22 (NEW!)


CPS Covid Protections To Remain In Place (NEW!)


LSC Candidate Workshop - Tuesday, February 22, 2022 (NEW!)


Local School Council (LSC) Candidate Forms (Due March 4th)


CSI/Frida Kahlo Organization and Henry BAC Presents: Google 101 Workshop - 3/1/22 (NEW!)


COVID-10 Vaccination @ Henry: March 7th (First Dose) and March 28th (Second Dose)


Information for Families About 2021 Tax Credits (NEW!)


Current Quarantine Policies


Sign Up for Covid Testing at Henry

Presidents Day Information for Kids
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CPS Covid Protections To Remain In Place

Dear CPS Colleagues and Families,


You may recall that on February 4, a downstate court issued a legal decision regarding Governor Pritzker’s requirements for COVID-19 safety measures in schools. This decision was immediately appealed by the Illinois Attorney General, and today, we received the results of that appeal.


Late last night, the appellate court confirmed that CPS has the authority to enforce key COVID-19 safety measures, including the required use of masks by all students and staff while they are at school.


We are gratified by the court’s decision, as universal masking and other proven safety measures are what have allowed us to provide our students with the in-person learning environment they need throughout this school year. We will continue to follow these proven protocols until such time as our public health partners advise us that restrictions can be safely lifted.


We are encouraged to see COVID-19 cases dropping, and we remain optimistic about what this will mean for our school communities in the future. For now, though, our top priority must continue to be safety and stability for CPS students, staff, and families.


Sincerely,


Pedro Martinez

Chief Executive Officer

Chicago Public Schools


Estimados colegas y familias de CPS:


Como podrá recordar, el 4 de febrero un tribunal del centro del Estado emitió una decisión legal con respecto a los requisitos del gobernador Pritzker para las medidas de seguridad contra el COVID-19 en las escuelas. Esta decisión fue apelada inmediatamente por el Fiscal General de Illinois y hoy, recibimos los resultados de dicha apelación.


En la noche de ayer, el tribunal de apelaciones confirmó que CPS tiene la autoridad para hacer cumplir las medidas de seguridad contra el COVID-19, incluido el uso obligatorio de mascarillas por parte de tanto de los estudiantes como del personal mientras están en la escuela.


Nos complace la decisión del tribunal, ya que el uso de mascarillas y otras medidas de seguridad comprobadas, son las que nos han permitido brindar a nuestros estudiantes el ambiente de aprendizaje presencial que necesitan durante todo este año escolar. Continuaremos siguiendo estos protocolos oficiales hasta el momento en que nuestros socios de Salud Pública aconsejen que las restricciones se pueden modificar y/o cambiar de manera segura.


Nos alienta ver que los casos de COVID-19 disminuyan y seguimos optimistas ante lo que esto significa para nuestras comunidades escolares en el futuro. Por ahora, sin embargo, nuestra principal prioridad debe seguir siendo la seguridad y estabilidad de los estudiantes, el personal y las familias de CPS.


Sinceramente,


Pedro Martínez

Consejero Delegado

Escuelas Públicas de Chicago

LSC Candidate Workshop - Tuesday, February 22, 2022

INTERESTED IN RUNNING FOR OFFICE?? ATTEND THE LSC CANDIDATE WORKSHOP - Tuesday, February 22, 2022


Interested in serving on your Local School Council? Join the Office of Local School Council Relations next Tuesday, February 22, 2022, from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. via Zoom for an informational workshop to learn more about the Local School Council (LSC) application and election process. Through this event, you will have the opportunity to ask questions and receive answers from a panel of serving LSC members, learn what it’s like to run for, and serve on an LSC. Register for the event HERE.

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Local School Council (LSC) Candidate Forms (Due March 4th)

This Spring LSC elections for the 2022-2024 term will occur. The LSC's responsibilities are listed below. You may find more information and the forms needed to apply at this site. Questions? Please email Ms. Iris Rodriguez at IRodriguez2@cps.edu. Applications are due by Friday, March 4th at 3:00 p.m.


  • Monitoring the school improvement plan—also known as their school’s CIWP.
  • Monitoring the school's budget and expenditures.
  • Evaluating their school’s principal annually, as well as selecting a new contract principal for their school or renewing the contract of their current principal.

CSI/Frida Kahlo Organization and Henry BAC Presents: Google 101 Workshop - 3/1/22

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COVID-10 Vaccination @ Henry: March 7th (First Dose) and March 28th (Second Dose)

For Appointments:

● Visit: https://events.juvare.com/IL-IDPH/726589ad-1495-4ad0-94aa386f7ca54087/

● Appointment Registration Steps

(Patients need to register separately for a 1st AND 2nd dose appointment)*:

1. Find the Henry with the date March 7, 2022 for 1st Dose and March 28, 2022 for 2nd Dose

2. Select your dose (eligibility criteria below)

3. Once the vaccine is selected, click Add to Cart, then click Continue

4. Provide your information

5. Confirm the information that you inputted

6. Download and print/take a screenshot of your ticket


● Walk-ins accepted while supplies last.

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Information for Families About 2021 Tax Credits

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Current Quarantine Policies

Please see below for current updated policies from CPS regarding quarantine guidelines and reach out if you have any questions:



  • Children who test positive for COVID-19, regardless of their vaccination status, will need to isolate and learn at home from five days. If the child still has symptoms after Day 5, they should continue to isolate at home for the full 10-day period. If the child no longer has symptoms after Day 5, the child will be free to return to school on Day 6 with the following precautions in place:
  • From Days 6-10, students will keep their masks on at all times, including while outdoors, except when eating or drinking.
  • When masks must be removed for eating and drinking, these students will maintain six feet of social distance from others wherever possible.
  • Children who are not yet vaccinated or are not up to date on their COVID-19 vaccines, and who have been identified as close contacts of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 will need to quarantine and learn from home for 5 days.
  • Children who are up to date on their COVID-19 vaccines, and who have been identified as close contacts of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 will not have to quarantine at all.
Sign Up for Covid Testing By Clicking Here

Testing Tuesday, February 9th, COVID-19 Testing will be taking place at Henry from 1:00 pm to 3:15 pm. If you have not registered previously, please register in the link above.

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Stay Well,

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

Why Do We Celebrate Presidents' Day?