Henry Hawk News
Week of April 13, 2020 (Remote Learning Begins!)
Mrs. Abraham has been trying to stay busy during this time. She started developing a cookbook from her grandmother's recipes and plans to have them bound and ready by December for Christmas gifts. Other than spending time with her husband and her dogs she's been emailing with teachers and students, cleaning her house, and exercising a bit. She misses the Henry community very much!!!
Mr. Gutierrez has been supporting his kids with remote learning during this time. Imagine being the kid of the principal! WOW! He has also had some time doing some gardening and watching shows on Netflix. Besides everything at home, he has been working diligently leading our teachers in understanding how to support remote learning for our Henry Hawk students. He hopes all are doing well and misses each and everyone of you!
Ms. Reynolds has been working back and forth from home and school to help support our school community with remote learning. She has been spending lots of her time with her two boys and her dog Doc. Be sure to check out the Calm Classroom Videos as Doc makes many appearances. She misses all of you so much and hopes everyone is doing well.
For those who celebrate the Easter or Passover Holiday, we hope that you had a wonderful time celebrating with your family. We also hope that you had a relaxing Spring Break and are ready for our remote learning, which officially starts tomorrow. Please remember you can utilize our website at patrickhenryes.cps.edu for more information and weekly plans, which can be found on the "Students" tab at the top menu of the website.
As we embark on this new journey, I want to remind everyone that we are all building our understanding on how to teach and learn remotely together. Many of us are at different comfort levels and have many different situations at home. Please reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns as we support each other. We do have non-digital plans at the school which can be picked up between 9:00 am - 1:00 pm during our food distribution hours. Please be aware that our office hours for phone calls will only be available from 9:00 am -11:00 am. Outside of these hours, please feel free to email us using the contact button above in our newsletter.
Henry Office Hours
LSC Meeting - April 14, 2020
Remote Learning Tips for Families
Please consider the following remote learning tips:
- Create a daily routine so your child always knows and expects when it will be time to focus on learning.
- Help your child set goals for learning and growing every day by asking questions:
- What do you plan to work on today?
- What will you do if you get stuck?
- How can I support you?
- Determine when your child is best able to focus, such as first thing in the morning or in the afternoon, and structure remote learning around those times.
- Ensure your child is receiving plenty of sleep and is well-rested when they begin their learning.
- Monitor your child when they are working online to ensure they are actively engaged and learning.
- Provide your child with frequent encouragement and reminders as needed.
- Find the best workspace for your child, such as sitting in their favorite spot on the couch or standing at the kitchen table.
- Allow your child to take breaks every 30–60 minutes, or whenever they need one.
- Once your child is done working for the day, ask them to reflect with the following questions:
- What did you learn today?
- What did you accomplish today?
- What did you find challenging today?
- Be patient and flexible with yourself and your child. Focus on ensuring that your child is growing, learning, and feels connected to their school community.
See below for more helpful resources.
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.
5th-8th Grade Chromebook Distribution
Chromebook Distribution Schedule
Tuesday, April 14, 2020 (9am-1pm)
Wednesday, April 15, 2020 (9am-1pm)
Please go to Door #3
Update for the other grade levels will be provided in the next issue of Henry Hawk News: Week of April 20, 2020.
Prepare for 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.
Know how to use your device
Students can use any personal device that can connect to the Internet to access CPS remote learning materials and participate in classroom activities. Chrome and Safari web browsers are recommended for accessing CPS web resources.
For students who have received a CPS-issued device, please refer to the following guidance to get started:
Access your CPS account
Students should log in to their CPS account at cps.edu/portal to access their CPS email or Google Classroom to receive classroom instructions from their teacher.
All students are issued a CPS account upon enrollment, however, students who have never logged in to their account will need to activate the account before they can access their email and other CPS applications. Students can set up this account on their own or ask their parent or guardian for help.
- Log in to your student’s CPS account at cps.edu/portal.
- If your student has never logged into their CPS account, they will need to activate their account. Use the login instructions to set up your account:
- If your student has forgotten their password or needs to change their password, use the instructions for password management:
- If you are unable to set up your student’s CPS account or change their password, please contact your school.
Familiarize yourself with Google communication tools
Teachers will let you know which tools they will be using for classroom activities. These are some of the ways in which teachers may communicate with students:
- Google Chat to send direct messages or have a group conversation
- Google Meet to participate in online class meetings hosted by your teacher
- Google Live Stream to watch videos with your class in real time
- Google Classroom to get assignment instructions, submit work to your teacher, and participate in online class discussions
Review CPS’ Acceptable Use Policy
The policy provides guidelines and standards of behavior for the use of the CPS network, devices, digital platforms, and communications and interactions among CPS staff and students.
Local Healthcare Resources
(Resources provided by North River Commission)
There are local healthcare resources available to you at this time. Please see information below about both hospitals and health centers operating near you.
Swedish Covenant Hospital
5140 N. California
Fever, cough or respiratory issues? Questions related to COVID-19? Call the help line at 773-907-7700.
The Illinois Department of Public Health still determines who should be tested. The tests are limited to people who are at high risk.If you qualify for the COVID-19 test, Swedish will make sure you get the test regardless of ability to pay.Test results can take up to four working days. Patients will be called with the results.
If your symptoms are more severe call the emergency room before arriving at 773-878-8200, ext. 9.
4141 N. Kedzie Ave.
The Kedzie Center has suspended in person therapy and psychiatry sessions. They are still providing phone sessions, and are communicating via email and social media. Clinicians are contacting clients and they are posting updates and resources on their website and social media outlets.
They would like to provide group support to partners who remain on the front lines, namely health care workers, first responders and older adult providers. If you think any of your staff would be interested in an ongoing virtual support group or check-in, they would be happy to support you. Call or email email@example.com. https://www.thekedziecenter.org/resources
Heartland Health Centers
3737 W. Lawrence Ave
For the most up-to-date information, please go here: www.heartlandhealthcenters.org/coronavirus/
All health services; primary care, mental health, dental health, health insurance enrollment will continue.
For all health services and appointments, first call Heartland Health Centers Scheduling Center: (773) 751-7800.
- If anyone has respiratory infection symptoms, please call first, do not go in-person to their health centers. They will receive instructions over the phone
- Callers will be screened to ensure their safety and the safety of others
- For health insurance applications/assistance call:
- (773) 751-7062 for Spanish/English and other languages
Resources for Immigrants and Refugees
(Resources provided by the North River Commission)
Immigrant neighbors and families will be some of the most negatively impacted by COVID-19. Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights has compiled a resource guide for immigrant populations in both English and Spanish to assist them in this difficult time. Please share widely with your networks and donate if you can.
Betancourt Macias Family Scholarship Foundation has created a GoFundMe to assist undocumented families and individuals specifically. If you are an undocumented immigrant and need immediate assistance, you can request money from these funds here.
Unemployment and Job Opportunities
(Resources provided by North River Commission)
IL Department of Employment Security
- State of Illinois implementing emergency unemployment rules to assist employees impacted by COVID-19 and who do not have paid sick leave
- NRC newsletter, immediate hiring, March 28th, click here
- Cook County jobs listings: https://chicookworks.org/worknow/
- Skills for Chicagoland's Future: https://www.scfjobs.com/
- National Retail Federation: https://nrf.com/resources/job-opportunities-workers-displaced-covid-19
- Do312 jobs listings: https://do312.com/p/chicago-job-opportunities