Henry Hawk News
Week of April 19, 2021 4th Quarter Begins
A Message From The Principal
Dear Henry Families,
We will begin our final quarter of the year this Monday. Some students will be returning for the 4th quarter. A friendly reminder to please be sure to complete the health screener every day your child is in school. Here is the link for the health screener:
This Wednesday, we will have our virtual parent teacher conferences. Teachers will be reaching out to let you know when you will have your scheduled time.
Have a great week!
Juan Gutierrez, Principal
Mary Ann Reynolds, Assistant Principal
Lora Abraham, Assistant Principal
A Message from CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOLS (NEW!)
Google 101 Part 3 Workshop (NEW!)
Spring State Assessments (IAR, ISA, ACCESS)
Counselor's Corner (NEW!)
A Message from CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Dear CPS Colleagues, Families, and Supporters,
Monday, April 19, marks the beginning of the fourth quarter, and we are excited to welcome tens of thousands of elementary and high school students back to the classroom. As of Monday, all students from pre-k through 12th-grade who want to learn in person will be able to do so. This milestone has been more than a year in the making and is truly a cause for celebration.
We thank our partners at the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) for working with the district to reach an agreement that will allow us to safely reopen our schools. We understand, however, that moving past the pandemic will require even more substantial resources, and we look forward to sharing the district’s plan to ensure all students, staff, and families have what they need to heal from the past year and move forward toward a brighter future.
We thank you for your continued support and patience.
Janice K. Jackson, EdD
Chief Executive Officer
LaTanya D. McDade, EdD
Chief Executive Officer
Chicago Public Schools
Supporting Students During Tragedy
On March 29, 2021, a 13-year-old student from Gary Elementary School was shot and killed by a Chicago Police Officer. The student’s name was Adam Toledo, and he was a member of our CPS family. His death, along with release of the bodycam footage, are raising many emotions for our students, and are compounding what has already been a stressful and unprecedented time.
To meet our children where they are, CPS developed Supporting Students: Adam Toledo, a guidance document that includes a set of professional and mental health resources to help our educators create a safe space where students can ask questions and express their feelings freely. In addition, this guidance will support staff in addressing the social and emotional needs of our children, and will help them ensure sensitive issues and differing points of view are handled with the appropriate thoughtfulness and care. If it is helpful to you and your family, here is a one-page guide from our guidance to help you facilitate a conversation with your child about the shooting.
My Block, My Hood, My City has partnered with the Chicago Vaccine Angels to help all Chicagoans get access to a vaccine appointment. A group of volunteers will secure you an appointment for a time and location that works best for you and even help with transportation if needed. If you are interested in booking a COVID-19 vaccination, please click here to sign-up or call 312-600-8925.
Important Dates and Deadlines
- April 19: First Day of Quarter 4
- April 21: Application Period Opens for Early Childhood Programs for the 2021-22 School Year - Visit chicagoearlylearning.org
- April 30: First Round GoCPS Results Released
Estimado padre de familia:
El lunes 19 de abril comienza el cuarto trimestre, por lo que nos emociona recibir nuevamente en las aulas a decenas de miles de estudiantes de primaria y secundaria. A partir del lunes, todos los estudiantes, desde prekínder hasta 12.º grado, que deseen participar en las clases presenciales podrán hacerlo. Este hito se ha ido logrando hace más de un año y es un verdadero motivo de celebración.
Agradecemos a nuestros socios del Sindicato de Maestros de Chicago (CTU, por sus siglas en inglés) que hayan trabajado con el distrito para llegar a un acuerdo que nos permita reabrir nuestras escuelas de manera segura. Sin embargo, entendemos que para superar la pandemia se requerirán recursos más importantes, por lo que compartiremos pronto nuestro plan para ayudar a todos los estudiantes, el personal y las familias a recuperarse del año pasado y a avanzar hacia un futuro más brillante.
Le agradecemos por su continuo apoyo y paciencia.
Janice K. Jackson, EdD
LaTanya D. McDade
Directora de Educación
Escuelas Públicas de Chicago
Apoyo a los estudiantes durante tragedias
El 29 de marzo de 2021, un estudiante de 13 años de la Escuela Primaria de Gary fue asesinado por un oficial de policía de Chicago. Se llamaba Adam Toledo y era un miembro de nuestra familia de CPS. Su muerte y las imágenes de la cámara corporal están creando muchas emociones en nuestros estudiantes, y agravando lo que ya ha sido un tiempo estresante y sin precedentes.
Para atender las necesidades de nuestros niños, CPS elaboró Supporting Students: Adam Toledo, una guía que incluye una colección de recursos profesionales y de salud mental para ayudar a nuestros educadores crear un entorno seguro, en que los estudiantes puedan hacer preguntas y expresar sus sentimientos libremente. Además, este documento le ayudará al personal a la hora de abordar las necesidades sociales y emocionales de nuestros niños. También garantizará que las cuestiones delicadas y los diferentes puntos de vista se traten de manera considera y cautelosa. Para realizar conversaciones con su hijo sobre el tiroteo, también puede leer esta guía de una página.
Oportunidades de vacunación
My Block, My Hood, My City se ha asociado con Chicago Vaccine Angels para ayudar a todos los habitantes de Chicago a obtener una cita de vacunación. Un grupo de voluntarios le programará una cita para la hora y la ubicación que más le convenga, y le guiará sobre el transporte si lo necesita. Si le interesa reservar una cita, haga clic aquí o llame al 312-600-8925.
- 19 de abril: Primer día del cuarto trimestre
- 21 de abril: Se abre el período de solicitud para los programas de preescolar para el año escolar 2021-22 - Visite chicagoearlylearning.org
- 30 de abril: Se publican los resultados de la primera ronda de solicitudes GoCPS
Google 101 Part 3 Workshop
Spring State Assessments (IAR, ISA, ACCESS)
Every year, Chicago Public Schools administers federally-required state assessments that not only demonstrate how our students are growing academically compared to their peers across the state, but also help us determine where additional school support and resources are needed. This year, eligible students will be required to take these assessments in person at school, including students who are learning remotely. As we continue to navigate our response to COVID-19, please know that our top priority is keeping our students and educators safe.
This spring, students in grades 3-8 will take the Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR), which measures student mastery of the Illinois Learning Standards in English language arts/literacy and mathematics in grades 3 through 8. Over the course of two to three days, students will take the IAR between April 21 and May 28, 2021. We will communicate the exact dates your child will take the IAR at school, as well as other important information, in the coming weeks.
This spring, students in grades 5 and 8 will take the Illinois Science Assessment (ISA), which aligns with the new Illinois Learning Standards in science and helps families understand how well students in grades 5, 8, and 11 are performing academically. Over the course of one to two days, students will take the ISA between April 21 and June 11, 2021. We will communicate the exact dates your child will take the ISA at school, as well as other important information, in the coming weeks.
This spring, EL students will take the ACCESS assessment, which we use to measure their progress in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in English. Students will take ACCESS between April 21 and June 11, 2021, and we will communicate the exact dates your child will take the ACCESS assessment at school and other important information in the coming weeks.
To ensure the health and safety of students and staff during in-person testing, we will follow these protocols at our school:
We will fully sanitize all rooms before and after testing, following the district’s enhanced cleaning procedures.
We will clean and disinfect computers and other equipment using the provided wipes in each classroom.
We will require anyone entering the building to complete an online health screener and pass a temperature check.
We will require anyone entering our school to wash their hands with soap and water or use hand sanitizer.
We will require all students and staff to wear a cloth face covering while inside the building, including during the test and testing breaks. Masks can be removed for eating and drinking, and strict social distancing will be required when masks are removed.
We will ensure students are seated six feet apart in rooms with no more than 50 people and at no more than 25 percent capacity.
During testing breaks, students will remain in their testing room and maintain strict social distancing.
We will implement restroom break procedures to ensure all students entering a restroom are socially distanced, wearing cloth face coverings, and cleaning their hands.
We will establish and communicate clear arrival and dismissal procedures.
Please reach out to Mrs. Maggie Garfinkel at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about IAR. Thank you for your commitment to your student’s academic success.
Unfortunately our nation experienced another loss recently and this time it was in our own city. Adam Toledo was a 13 year old from Little Village who was shot by a Chicago police officer. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and community. The video of the shooting was just released yesterday. As adults, we are still trying to comprehend and understand what happened. Our children may be asking questions about these events too. These tragedies are so hard for everyone and talking to your children may be challenging, even though it is necessary. Here are some resources you can use to help have these difficult conversations with your children:
If you need any additional support, please let me know.
Also, next Tuesday, April 20th, will be our schoolwide career day. All students will be listening to different speakers from many different careers. To help prepare your students, talk to them about what they want to be when they grow up. See if there are ways they can start exploring these careers regardless of their age: it can be reading a book, talking to someone in the field, or finding after school or summer activities to help build knowledge. Work with your students to think of some questions they can ask our presenters too.
As a reminder, I want to make sure this information is meeting your needs, so please complete this survey as soon as you can:
If you ever need anything, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. The best way to reach me is by email: email@example.com
Have a great weekend,