Sayre Community Newsletter

COVID School Closure Edition 7

May 31, 2020


Greetings Sayre Community!

And just like that, we are headed towards the last stretch of the school year. While this year has been an eventful one, we are encouraged by the strength, perseverance and creativity our Sayre community has shown in the past few months.While this is not the school year anyone anticipated, we continue to make the most of it each and every day! The district has shared some important updates around grading, online summer school and graduation ceremonies which we share with you below. Please also take a minute to complete our survey (we fixed the early glitch) to let us know how distance learning is going and how we can continue to support you. Let's finish this school year strong!


In Solidarity,

Ms. Ade and Ms.Donatelli

4th Quarter Grading Guidance *Update*

Important Update:

Chicago Public Schools will be mailing out progress reports this week. If you have not received your child's progress report or 3rd quarter report card, please reach out to your child's teacher or email us at sayre.cps.edu.


While 4th quarter grading guidance provides for a FINAL grade of a letter grade, pass or incomplete, progress report will reflect the calculated grade earned by the students after the 5th week marking period. We will use these grades, in consultation with the grading guidance to determine the FINAL report card grade.


The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) has granted that school districts may hold summer school classes online. If your child's performance or participation in online learning this year is deemed less than adequate, they will be recommended for summer learning which supports students in grades 1st-8th grade this year (formerly 3rd, 6th and 8th grade were eligible of summer school). This program will ensure that our students get the support they need to be successful in the coming school year.


If you are having difficulty engaging your child in online learning, please reach out to your child's teacher to creating a learning plan to ensure they are supported.

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COUNSELOR'S CORNER

Hi 8th Grade Families,

I hope you all had an opportunity to grab your free meal at Buona Beef last week! We are looking forward to celebrating our Class of 2020, even if it is in unique ways. Thank you to all the teachers and staff that have pulled out all the stops to ensure that we send of our 8th graders in style! Please note the following updates, per the district's guidelines for end of year activities

8th grade graduation will be held drive thru style at Sayre Language Academy on Monday, June 15th at 5:00pm in the Sayre parking lot. Immediate family and graduates ONLY! Each graduate will be allowed to participate in the ceremony by arriving in 1 vehicle with their family. No other guests will be permitted

Dates to Remember:

June 1- Class Speakers Announced

June 5- Class gift packs delivered (Please have students fill out address survey emailed to their CPS email address)

June 12- Class mural art session on Google Meets

June 15- 8th Grade Drive Thru Graduation Ceremony

Registration for the 2020-2021 School Year

We know there are many questions about next school year. Please check our school website, sayre.cps.edu, and sign up for emails at the bottom of the website page to receive information for enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year.


All current Prek students who live WITHIN the Sayre attendance boundaries are automatically enrolled for Kindergarten. No further action is needed. Families who live outside of the attendance area but are interested in enrolling students for Kindergarten in school year 2020-2021 can fill out a Post-application form which will be made available after Round 1 of the GoCps process has been completed. Please email Sayre@cps.edu to be put on a list for notification when the application becomes available.


Lastly, the application for PreK 4 Year Old program at Sayre is now open. Please visit and apply at chicagoearlylearning.org.

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Send us Pics of Sayre Students @ Work or Play!

Sayre Families! We'd love to see pictures of the kids in action on and offline! If you feel comfortable sharing, please email pictures of cool, fun, or interesting activities or just smiling faces will do. Send pictures to sayre@cps.edu. Pictures will be featured in our website gallery, newsletter etc. Let's stay Sayre Stronger together!

Enrichment Classes @ Home

During the regular school year, we partnered with many community organizations to enrich learning during the school day. We hope to continue to bring the students new ways to engage in arts engagement. Please find our schedule below. Teachers will be sharing the login codes on their online platforms. If you have any questions please reach out to Ms. Menijavr at YMenjivar@cps.edu

Technology @ Sayre

Thank you to all involved in ensuring our students are connected with devices needed to engage in online learning. Please email us at sayre.cps.edu if your child is still in need of a device, we have a few devices remaining.


Information about Free Internet here

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Let's Stay Connected

We endeavor to provide families with a number of ways to stay connected with us. Consider using the form below if you have a question, concern or suggestion.