Henry Hawk News

Week of December 6, 2021

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A Message From The Principal

Dear Henry Families,

We hope everyone had a nice weekend. Our winter break is only two weeks away. It will be here before we know it.

We had no new positive cases where we had to flip a classroom this past week. Overall, we’ve only had 6 confirmed cases of covid identified in the school this year.


  • Henry School will have covid testing on 12/7/2021 at HENRY from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Scholastic Book Fair: December 6th - 10th
  • Go CPS/Success Bound Information Meeting: December 7th @ 5:00 p.m.
  • Picture Retake: Thursday, December 9th
  • Medical Immunizations and Physicals Due: December 10th
  • LSC Meeting: December 14th @ 4:30 p.m.
  • Go CPS High School Application Closes: December 15th
  • Progress Reports: December 17th
  • Winter Break: December 18th-January 2nd
  • Return from Winter Break: Monday, January 3, 2022

Have a great week!

Juan Gutierrez, Principal


Mary Ann Reynolds, Assistant Principal


Lora Abraham, Assistant Principal


What's New?

Henry Spirit Wear Orders Extended! (NEW!)

Class of 2022 Fundraiser (NEW!)

Scholastic Book Fair (NEW!)

Go CPS/Success Bound Information Session (NEW!)

Student Covid Testing Registration

Go CPS Application Live

Student Fees: Pay via E-pay

Submit a Copy of Student Vaccination Records

Protocol For Suspected Illness

Henry Spirit Wear Orders (Extended)

Store is extended!

Click on the button below to order now.

Henry Spirit Wear Order

Store open until November 16th.

Class of 2022 Fundraiser

Class of 2022 Fundraiser:

You may have already received an email from a current 8th grader requesting that you please purchase a holiday item from an online store. Each student is registered as an online seller. A percentage of the sales will go towards their end of year camping trip. If you can please consider making a purchase to help them out!

If you did not receive a link you can also purchase from the general Henry link: Please consider doing some holiday shopping online at this link https://needsyoursupport.org and register using group ID # PZ9EH.

Scholastic Book Fair This Week!

Dear Parents and Families,

We're excited to invite you to our upcoming Scholastic Book Fair. Hosted by our staff, this event is an opportunity for students of all ages to build their home libraries and further their love of reading. As always, all purchases benefit our school.

After missing out on many beloved traditions, our fall Book Fair will be a familiar, welcome, and safe event for our students. Here's what you need to know about the Fair, which will take place from December 6th-10th at the Annex Building Room 115.

  • Our Book Fair offers a cash-free payment option called eWallet. It's a convenient digital account that your child can use for shopping at our Fair. Grandparents, friends, and others can contribute, too!
  • If you can't make it to the Fair, then shop online at our school's Virtual Book Fair. All orders ship directly to your home, and shipping is free for book orders over $25. Your online orders will also benefit our school.

Visit our Book Fair homepage to learn more and get started with eWallet and online shopping:


(Or click the button below.)

We're excited to celebrate our love of books together at the Book Fair. We look forward to seeing your child there!

Happy Reading,

Juan Gutierrez

Scholastic Book Fair Schedule

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Go CPS/Success Bound Information Session

Tuesday, Dec. 7th, 5pm

This is an online event.

Families of 6th-8th graders, please join us for an informational session regarding the high school readiness and post-secondary programs we offer here at Henry Elementary as well as more information regarding the HS application process on Go CPS. It's important for 6th, 7th and 8th grade parents to be aware of the next steps in the high school application process.

Google Meet:


Please reach out to Ms. Abraham (ldabraham@cps.edu) with any questions.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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

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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)

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