Henry Hawk News

Week of October 18, 2021

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A Message From The Principal

Dear Henry Families,

We hope you had a nice weekend! We are starting the 8th week of the quarter.

This past week, we had our first few positive cases of Covid-19. We have implemented the district protocols and communicated quickly to the pods affected so we can keep everyone well informed and more importantly healthy. We hope our students affected recover quickly so they can return to school after following quarantine protocols. The Office of Health and Wellness will support quarantine protocols and contact tracing for all parties impacted by these positive covid cases. While we were hoping not to have any covid cases, we know the odds of that occurring were slim. Now that we’ve had our first few cases, please discuss with your child to wear their mask at all times unless eating or drinking.

To help increase the number of students being tested weekly we will be assisting families in registering their children on Monday at 11:30am in the auditorium. We hope to see additional students being tested each week.

This week our testing will be conducted on Tuesday.

Have a good week!

Juan Gutierrez, Principal


Mary Ann Reynolds, Assistant Principal


Lora Abraham, Assistant Principal


What's New?

For Your Awareness: Investigation for COVID-19 at Henry School

Student Covid Testing Registration at Henry On Monday, October 18th

Go CPS Application Live

Student Fees: Pay via E-pay

Henry Spirit Wear Orders Are Now Available

Save the Date: Virtual High School Open House Nov. 4th

McDonalds Fundraiser Night Pictures

Fall Fest at Henry: Volunteers Needed (Interested? Complete the form below.)

CPS Regional COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at Roosevelt High School

Submit a Copy of Student Vaccination Records

Protocol For Suspected Illness

For Your Awareness: Investigation for COVID-19 at Henry School

Subject: For Your Awareness: Investigation for COVID-19 at Henry School

Dear Henry Parents and Families,

The district was recently made aware that a person who was present in Henry has tested positive for COVID-19. The CPS Contact Tracing Team is currently investigating, and out of an abundance of caution, impacted students will move to remote learning until the investigation is complete. The parents of all impacted students have already been contacted. I am sending this letter for your awareness, and you do not need to take any action at this time. If any close contacts are identified, the district will notify them directly with specific instructions.

For district updates and resources, visit cps.edu. If you need help locating medical care or have any CPS-specific questions, please reach out to the Healthy CPS Hotline at 773-553-KIDS (5437), which is staffed 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. For the most reliable information about COVID-19, please visit chicago.gov/coronavirus or cdc.gov/coronavirus. For testing inquiries or results, please contact your healthcare provider.

Student Covid Testing Registration at Henry on Monday, October 18th

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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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Student Fees: Pay via E-pay

Click the "Henry E-Pay" button on our website patrickhenryes.cps.edu to make payments on student fees, field trips, fundraisers, etc. You will need your child's student ID number to make the online transaction.

Please call the office at 773-534-5060 if you have any questions.

Student Fees

$25 - 1 student

$50 - 2+ students (family)

Henry Spirit Wear Orders Are Now Available

Store is open until November 15th!

Items will be delivered to the school before Winter Break!

Click on the button below to order now.

Henry Spirit Wear Order

Store open until November 15th.

Save the Date: Virtual High School Open House Nov. 4th

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Thank you for supporting our McDonald's Fundraiser. We raised $800!

Fall Fest at Henry: Volunteers Needed (Interested? Complete the form below.)

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Affy Taffles Fundraiser

Affy Tapples for Sale

The Class of 2022 will be selling Affy Tapples for $2. Order forms will be sent home this week and apples will be delivered to classrooms on 10/28.

CPS Regional COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at Roosevelt High School

CPS has opened a Regional COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at Theodore Roosevelt High School located at 3436 W Wilson Ave every Wednesday from 9am-1pm. The Pfizer (≥ 12yo – 2 dose series) and J&J (≥ 18yo – 1 dose series) COVID-19 vaccines will be offered free of charge with no ID or insurance required. Appointments are encouraged and can be made by clicking here. Those walking in without an appointment will be permitted to enter the Clinic and be registered for immediate, same-day vaccination administration by Clinic Staff, while supplies last.

Given that your schools are within approximately 2 miles of this location, this may be an additional resource for your parents/legal guardians who are interested in obtaining the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for their child(ren) ≥ 12yo or for their family members ≥ 18yo who have not received a COVID-19 vaccine yet and would prefer a 1 dose series with the J&J COVID-19 vaccine.

To encourage participation in our vaccination effort, gift card incentives totaling $100, provided by the Chicago Department of Health (CDPH), are being offered at this site to participating individuals, who begin AND end their vaccination series after September 4th, 2021, while supplies last. At this time, the following exclusions apply:

  • Those who received their first Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination before September 4th, 2021 are NOT eligible to receive this incentive for their second dose.
  • Those eligible to receive a third Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccination dose are NOT eligible to receive this incentive for their third dose.
  • This incentive program is NOT available at CPS Mobile COVID-19 Vaccination Events.

For more information on eligibility criteria for this incentive, please email CDPH or call them at 312-746-4835.

Should our clinics' operating hours or any other currently scheduled vaccination event throughout the City of Chicago not work for your students' and parents/legal guardians' schedule(s), they may receive either the Pfizer or J&J vaccines at home, along with the same gift card incentives, totaling $100! The same participation exclusions listed earlier apply here as well. Participation in the "Protect Chicago at Home" program can be done by calling 312-746-4835 to make an appointment for up to 10 individuals per home location. Interested participants may also schedule their appointment(s) online by registering here.

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Submit a Copy of Student Vaccination Records

Vaccination is the leading public health prevention strategy to end the COVID-19 pandemic. It benefits not only the individual, but also schools and communities by reducing transmission of the virus.

Nearly 60% of young people in Chicago aged 12-17 years have received at least one dose of an FDA-authorized COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine is safe and effective for children, and is offered at no cost. To find more information regarding vaccine opportunities please visit:

Parents/guardians of fully vaccinated students are urged to submit a copy of their child’s COVID-19 vaccination record to their child’s school. Student vaccination records will be entered into the student’s electronic record in ASPEN, where they can be stored safely and used to inform the contact tracing and quarantining process. School nurses are the only staff who are trained and qualified to enter student vaccination records, so forms that are given to teachers, school clerks, etc. will be routed to the school nurse.

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.

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    Stay Well,

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