Henry Hawk News

Week of November 15, 2021

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A Message From The Principal

Dear Henry Hawk Families,

Please review the important information in our newsletter this week.

This is the 4th week in a row where we don’t have any new positive cases of covid. Thank you for helping us follow our covid protocols. Please remind your child to continue to wearing their mask at all times unless they are eating or drinking.

Henry School will have covid testing on 11/16/2021 at HENRY from from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM.

Please join us for our Virtual State of the School Address on Wednesday, November 17th at 11:30 am to learn about the District's and Henry's goals for this school year. (See link in the newsletter below.)


  • No School on Thursday, November 11, 2021 (Veteran's Day)
  • No School on Friday, November 12, 2021 (Vaccination Awareness Day)
  • Henry School will have covid testing on 11/16/2021 at HENRY from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Last Day to order Spirit Wear! Tuesday, November 16, 2021 (see link below)
  • State of the School Address, Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at 11:30 a.m. (Virtual)
  • Parent Teacher Conferences on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 (No classes for students)
  • Henry Annual Turkey Trot (supported by our Henry's Climate and Culture Committee) : November 23rd
  • Thanksgiving Break: November 24th - 26th
  • Scholastic Book Fair: December 6th - 10th

Enjoy the long weekend!

Juan Gutierrez, Principal


Mary Ann Reynolds, Assistant Principal


Lora Abraham, Assistant Principal


What's New?

Vaccination Awareness Day (Friday, November 12th)

Grab-and-Go Meal Sites

Safe Spaces for CPS Students

State of the School Address (Virtual - Wednesday, November 17th at 11:30 a.m.)

Go CPS Workshops For 8th Graders This Week

Henry Spirit Wear Orders (DUE NOVEMBER 16th)

Student Covid Testing Registration

Go CPS Application Live

Student Fees: Pay via E-pay

CPS Regional COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at Roosevelt High School

Submit a Copy of Student Vaccination Records

Protocol For Suspected Illness

Vaccination Awareness Day (Friday, November 12th)

This Friday, November 12 is Vaccination Awareness Day in Chicago. All CPS schools will be closed so that partners from across the city can join forces and get as many people as possible—especially children—vaccinated against COVID-19.

The quickest and easiest way to find a vaccine appointment:

  • Visit vaccines.gov;

  • Text your zip code to 438829; or

  • Call 1-800-232-0233

If you cannot find a convenient appointment through vaccines.gov, here are some other options to get vaccinated:

Grab-and-Go Meal Sites

CPS will be distributing meals through the District's Grab-and-Go meal sites. Parents and guardians are advised to visit the CPS Grab-and-Go Mal Site to find meal distribution sites.

Please note: Henry is not a meal site this Friday. The closest schools that are Grab-and-Go Meal Site are Bateman and Cleveland Schools.

Safe Spaces for CPS Students

CPS and city partners are providing the following resources to families who may need support on Vaccination Awareness Day. Links with more information about each of these resources can be found on the cps.edu homepage.

  • Supervised Programming for Children—The Chicago Park District will be offering “Schools Out, Parks Are In” programming from 9 a.m.–3 p.m. at 44 locations around the city, and 11 parks will also provide drop-in programs at various times throughout the day and evening. Programs include sports, arts and crafts, board games, and other recreation opportunities. Click here to register your child for one of these programs. All park district programs are available to students ages 6–12, including children with disabilities. If your child has unique needs, please contact our parent support helpline at 773-553-1840 or email our Parent Involvement Specialist team at: odlssparentsupport@cps.edu. In addition, ODLSS can be reached at 773-553-1800.

  • Free Museum Admission—The Shedd Aquarium and Museum of Science and Industry will both be offering free admission to students on Friday, November 12. Click here for tickets to the Shedd; Click here for tickets to the Museum of Science and Industry.

  • Safe Haven for Students—26 of our District’s Safe Haven locations will be open and ready to welcome children. Parents can visit this link for a list of locations.

State of the School Address

Annual Principal's State of the School Address

Wednesday, Nov. 17th, 11:30am

This is an online event.

Virtual Meeting with Principal Gutierrez regarding the District's and Henry School's goals for the 2021-2022 school year.

Join with Google Meet


Join by phone

‪(US) +1 502-309-4124‬ PIN: ‪250 073 336‬#

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Go CPS Workshops for 8th Graders This Week

Go CPS Workshop at Henry (Workshop Option 1)

Monday, Nov. 15th, 1-3pm

Henry School: Room 304

Workshop for 8th grade parents to support Go CPS application process.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Go CPS Workshop at Henry (Workshop Option 2)

Thursday, Nov. 18th, 10am-12pm

Henry School: Room 304

Workshop for 8th grade parents to support Go CPS application process.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Henry Spirit Wear Orders (OPEN UNTIL NOVEMBER 16th)

Store is open until November 16th!

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 16th.

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)

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.

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