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Covid - 19 Update

CPS Updates on Covid - 19

The district has been sending, and will continue to send, regular COVID-19 updates to parents with more specific guidance. If you have not received these letters, we ask that you please update your emergency contact information with the school so we can ensure you receive accurate and timely information.


For the most reliable information about COVID-19, please visit:

CPS Food Pick-up

Food pick-up begins at every school on Tuesday, March 17 and is scheduled from 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Monday through Friday.


Parents in need of delivery should call 773-553-KIDS or email familyservices@cps.edu


Lunchroom staff are instructed to provide six meals for each student.

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E-Learning

Teachers will have work assigned to students - they should check their teacher's Google classroom daily. Teachers will be available every day via email to support students. Other ways students can continue to learn during this school closure:


1)Khan Academy! This is a GREAT time for students to be practicing. The SAT and PSAT are coming up - Khan is a great way for students to practice. They can access it from ANYWHERE - phone, computer, tablet. 8 hours can increase your score by 90 points.


2)Check out this website: http://www.amazingeducationalresources.com/ These are Education Companies Offering Free Subscriptions due to School Closings


3)These 12 museums are offering free virtual tours: https://www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/museums-galleries/museums-with-virtual-tours


Students should consider developing a defined daily schedule to keep them in a routine: https://parenting.nytimes.com/preschooler/coronavirus-schools-lessons

Additional Support for students and families

Social Emotional Supports:


A creative way for families to explain coronavirus to their children:
https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2020/02/28/809580453/just-for-kids-a-comic-exploring-the-new-coronavirus


Parent Social Emotional Learning Toolkit:
http://www.parenttoolkit.com/topics/social-and-emotional


SEL Activities for Home (30 day calendar):
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/30-Things-We-Can-Do-For-Our-Emotional-Health-SEL-Resource-Sheet-5328991


https://www.pbs.org/parents/crafts-and-experiments/practice-mindfulness-with-belly-breathing


Family Support:

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-656-4673

Crisis Text Line: Text NAMI to 741-741 Connect to a trained counselor 24/7

Asian Human Services Health and Behavioral Health svcs. INFO: (773) 293-8430 / CRISIS: (773) 293-8443 intake Crisis CRISIS: (773) 293-8488 4753 North Broadway, Suite 700, Chicago, IL 60640

IL. Masonic Behavioral Health https://www.advocatehealth.com/immc/health-services/behavioral-health-care/ 773-296-3220 Child, Adolescent, and adult support groups Wilton Building 938 W. Nelson St. 3rd Floor Chicago, IL 60657

Trilogy Behavioral Healthcare 2551 W Peterson Ave Chicago, Illinois 60659 Ph.(312) 764-1017


Mental Health Support:


For students in a mental health Crisis CARES/SASS line at 1-800-345-9049 https://www.illinois.gov/hfs/MedicalProviders/behavioral/sass/Pages/default.aspx

Suport for LGBTQ community http://www.centeronhalsted.org/programsoverview.html

access free: to health, mental health services, dental, and medications 773.395.9900 http://www.communityhealth.org/

Emergency services for youth who runaway or our locked out including info on Youth shelters: Alternatives Inc. 773-506-7474

Runaway hotline: CALL 1-800-RUNAWAY 1800RUNAWAY.org

City of Chicago 311 Family Support Svcs and Homelessness svcs. https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/fss.html or Phone: 311/312.743.0300

Substance Abuse programs:

Rosecrance: https://www.rosecrancerecovery.com tel:855-419-5071 Mostly private insurance Call for Medicaid eligibility

Alternatives Inc. Substance abuse support 773-506-7474

Health Alternatives Systems Substance abuse support (773) 252-3100

Riveredge Hospital for emergency psychiatric evaluations: 708-771-7000 8311 W. Roosevelt Rd, Forest Park, IL 60130Free

Lakeshore Hospital for emergency psychiatric evaluations: tel:800-888-0560 4720 N. Clarenden Chgo, 60640

Free psychiatric evaluations for children and teens: Chicago Childrens Center for Behavioral Health tel:312-491-5055 1431 N Claremont Ave, Chicago, IL 60622

Emergency psychiatric evaluations: Swedish Hospital 5140 N California Ave, Chicago, IL 60625 773-878-8200

Trilogy Crisis line: 800-322-8400 psychiatric emergency assessments only, psych assessments and referrals, appropriate referral to hospital operator

Instant Minfulness https://www.dbtselfhelp.com/html/instant_mindfulness.html