Henry Hawk News

Week of September 13, 2021

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A Message From The Principal

Dear Henry Families,

It’s hard to believe we’ve completed two weeks of school. We realize it’s going to take more than a few weeks of school before everyone will feel more comfortable with routines and structures being in place. We fully expect things to take some time especially after so many kids didn’t come back to the building last year. Social emotional learning is a priority in our classrooms.

This upcoming week is an important one as we have our annual Curriculum Night on Wednesday, September 15th at 5:00 p.m. We will be sharing how we have been implementing our safety and health protocols as well as teachers will be sharing the necessary tools and resources so you are well informed regarding the expectations for your child to be successful.

Curriculum Night Sessions:

    • 5:00 p.m. - 5:25 p.m. Session with Administration meet.google.com/hdx-xkxx-efb

    • 5:30 p.m. - 5:50 p.m. Live Session 1 (Links will be shared Tuesday)

    • 6:00 p.m. - 6:20 p.m. Live Session 2 (Links will be shared Tuesday)

ePAY Update: We will share with you during Curriculum Night the ePAY process for paying your School Fees. School Fees are $25 for the 1 child. If you have more than 1 child attending Henry, the School Fee is $50 per family.

In order for us to avoid a covid breakout in our school community, we need all community members to help us make sure everyone is following covid safety guidelines. We know social distancing is a challenge and we will continue to do our best to do so when possible. However, mask wearing is something we can all control. It’s a community effort to remind students to wear their mask correctly at all times unless they are eating or drinking. Mask wearing and consistent hand washing are our best tools to avoid a school-wide outbreak. Thank you for helping us address these important protocols.

We want to remind everyone that due to our the health and safety of the school, parents and visitors can only enter and exit the main door (number 2) on St Louis Ave. At this time, parents are not allowed to go to the classrooms without an appointment. Please know that the safety and health of our students is our number one concern.

We hope to see everyone during our virtual curriculum night this Wednesday!

Henry Administration

Juan Gutierrez, Principal


Mary Ann Reynolds, Assistant Principal


Lora Abraham, Assistant Principal


What's New?

Henry Virtual Curriculum Night Wednesday, September 15th @ 5:00 p.m.

LSC Meeting: Tuesday, September 14th @ 4:30 p.m.

Protocol For Suspected Illness

Student Covid Testing Registration

STAR 360 Testing 5th-8th Grade Continues This Week

SAVE THE DATE: Fall Fest at Henry

Henry Virtual Curriculum Night Wednesday, September 15th @ 5:00 p.m.

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Local School Council (LSC) Meeting

Tuesday, Sep. 14th, 4:30pm

This is an online event.


‪(US) +1 385-999-6091‬ PIN: ‪713 044 997‬#

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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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    STAR 360 Testing 5th-8th Grade Continues This Week

    Students in 5th- 8th Grade will continue taking the Star 360 beginning of the year assessment this week. If your child is in 5th through 8th grade, please be sure that they eat a good breakfast as well as sleep early to ensure that they are ready for the reading assessment.

    SAVE THE DATE: Fall Fest at Henry

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    Patrick Henry School

    Stay Well,

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