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December 11, 2020

Equity and Social Justice at Boone

All Boone community members are invited to participate in upcoming workshops with CPS Equity Partner Dr. Carole Collins Ayanlaja. These workshops will further explore the different domains of our social justice standards: Identity, Diversity, Justice, and Action. Participants will have the opportunity to provide their input as we build our community agreements in implementing these standards and promoting equity and social justice at Boone.

Our next workshop which will focus on the domain of Diversity will take place next Tuesday, December 15, at 4:30PM. Please click here to request the meeting link and it will be sent to you.. There is also a link here to a Diversity Domain reflection form that we invite you to preview as we will use this to ground our discussion.

Additional workshops in this series will take place on January 19 and February 16. All sessions are 4:30-5:30PM.

LSC Meeting 12/15/20

Our next LSC meeting will be on Tuesday, 12/15/20 at 4:00PM. Please click here to request the meeting link and it will be sent to you.

We Need Your Help with Our Technology Inventory

Please help Mr. Chi with his inventory report by filling out this Google Form. This report, which is required by CPS and done every spring, was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Since we are approaching the end of the year, CPS is asking all schools to do this process before we all leave for winter break. Almost all of our devices are currently in the hands of Boone students and staff.

If your child/children are using any devices from Boone for remote learning, please follow the directions on the form and submit it by Monday, December 14th. Please note the form only works with CPS email accounts, which all our students have. Feel free to email Mr. Chi ( if you have any additional questions.

Click the button above to be re-directed to a bulletin board with resources shared by community members.


Is there someone at Boone who you would like to recognize for their hard work, kindness, or other awesome quality? Please click here on the Boone Community Shout-Out form to take a moment to acknowledge that person. Your message may appear in the next post!


CPS District-Wide Calendar 2020-2021

  • Dec 15 - LSC Meeting, 4:00PM
  • Dec 15 - Parent Meeting - Social Justice Standards with Dr. Carole Collins Ayanlaja, 4:30PM
  • Dec 18 - Q2 Progress Reports
  • Dec 19-Jan 3 - NO SCHOOL, Winter Break


GoCPS Application Process Extended to January 8, 2021

IMPORTANT info for families who live outside of Boone's attendance area or who may move outside of Boone's attendance area before next school year, and for current 8th graders looking to apply to specialty programs:

The Go CPS Application Period for the 2021-2022 school year is now open and will close on 1/8/2021. During this period, families can submit an application, select and rank programs and schools, and schedule any required admissions screenings, if applicable (i.e., admissions exams, auditions, information sessions, and interviews). Click here to access the GoCPS website.

  • Students who do not live within Boone's attendance area must apply through the Go CPS Process, this includes siblings.
  • Current PK students who do not live within Boone's attendance area but would like to enroll for Kindergarten for 2020-2021 must apply through the Go CPS Process.
  • 8th graders who are interested in applying to specialty programs must apply through the Go CPS Process.

Parent Portal

Parent Portal gives parents the ability to view students' grades in real time. If you are setting up your Parent Portal account for the first time, please visit the First Time Parent Portal Set-Up link. This is a one-time step and not necessary after every school year. Once you receive your email from Aspen to help set up your username and password, you can access Parent Portal at Aspen Parent Portal.

If you already have a Parent Portal account, but are running into technical issues (forgot password, locked out, etc), please email Boone's tech coordinator Patrick Chi ( so he can reset your account. Once your account is reset, you should receive an email from Aspen with further instructions. Additional information provided by the district can be found at this link.

How to Contact Office Staff or Administration

While Door 1 is under construction and temporarily unavailable, and there are limited staff at Boone due to COVID-19 closure, here are the ways you can contact office and/or administrative staff:

  • Leave a message with Security Officer Mr. Valencia outside at Door 2 near the food distribution, 8am-1pm daily Monday-Friday
  • Call main office and/or leave a phone message at 773-534-2160, option #0 (voicemail is checked daily)
  • Email one of our clerks: Claudia Ortiz - (English & Spanish), Shamiram Shahbaz - (English, Arabic, Assyrian)
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Daniel Boone Elementary School

A Chicago Public Schools Fine and Performing Arts Neighborhood School with a Magnet Cluster Program in West Rogers Park.

Boone Vision: Kindness, creativity, and an understanding of diverse perspectives will guide us as we intentionally engage in learning opportunities and take action to bring about positive change in our world.

Boone Mission: We actively seek to learn more about ourselves, others, and the world through the arts and through learning opportunities that respond to our identities and promote positive relationships. We rise up to advocate for ourselves and others so that everyone is valued and empowered.