Henry Hawk News

Week of April 20, 2020

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Henry Office Hours

Office Hours: 773-534-5060 (Spanish and English Available) We will have a staff member available by phone Monday through Friday during the hours of 9:00 am to 11:00 am. Students or parents can call the school number to ask any questions they have for the school staff.
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Henry Hawk Town Hall

Click the link above to submit questions to ask Henry Administration for the Henry Hawk Town Hall Meeting.

Principal's Message

Dear Henry Families,

The news of school not resuming in our building is hard on so many levels. As a parent of an 8th grader, it is difficult to see that his end-of-the-year celebrations are altered just as our first graduating 8th grade class is at Henry. As an leader, this news weighs heavily on me as I know that I need to lead us in this new journey and ensure equity for all. And as an educator, I am humbled by the amount of concern and support that I have seen from the Henry staff as we ensure all of our Henry students receive the education they deserve using remote learning. Please know that the Henry staff and I will continue to support each Henry student and family. We ask for your patience as we work together to support all of you socially, emotionally, and academically.

Everything is Possible, Nothing is Unimaginable.

-Stay Well

Principal Gutierrez

3rd and 4th Grade Chromebook Distribution

Chromebook Distribution Schedule

Monday, April 20, 2020 (9am-1pm)

Please go to Door #3

We will be provide and update after 3:00 on Monday regarding distribution of Chromebooks to other grades.

Food Distribution

Henry School will continue being a food distribution site for our community.

Please see the list of other sites across the city in the link below.

Monday through Friday

9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Main Door #2 on St. Louis Ave.

If you are unable to pick up food from your child's school, you can fill out the home delivery form here. Please note one form submission equals one delivery.

Henry Yearbook DUE MONDAY! 4/20/20

The last day to order your yearbook online is 4/20. Please consider purchasing one. They are each $13. www.inter-state.com/yearbook Enter code: 44481F

Remote Learning Tips for Families

Please consider the following remote learning tips:

  • Create a daily routine so your child always knows and expects when it will be time to focus on learning.
  • Help your child set goals for learning and growing every day by asking questions:
    • What do you plan to work on today?
    • What will you do if you get stuck?
    • How can I support you?
  • Determine when your child is best able to focus, such as first thing in the morning or in the afternoon, and structure remote learning around those times.
  • Ensure your child is receiving plenty of sleep and is well-rested when they begin their learning.
  • Monitor your child when they are working online to ensure they are actively engaged and learning.
  • Provide your child with frequent encouragement and reminders as needed.
  • Find the best workspace for your child, such as sitting in their favorite spot on the couch or standing at the kitchen table.
  • Allow your child to take breaks every 30–60 minutes, or whenever they need one.
  • Once your child is done working for the day, ask them to reflect with the following questions:
    • What did you learn today?
    • What did you accomplish today?
    • What did you find challenging today?
  • Be patient and flexible with yourself and your child. Focus on ensuring that your child is growing, learning, and feels connected to their school community.

See below for more helpful resources.

Prepare for Remote Learning (Technology Support)

CPS Parent Tech Support Hotline
Monday - Friday
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Support is available in English and Spanish.

Get Internet access

Your student may need Internet access to participate in remote learning classroom activities. For help on choosing an Internet service provider or using your mobile device as a hotspot, read Getting Connected to the Internet.

Know how to use your device

Students can use any personal device that can connect to the Internet to access CPS remote learning materials and participate in classroom activities. Chrome and Safari web browsers are recommended for accessing CPS web resources.

For students who have received a CPS-issued device, please refer to the following guidance to get started:

Access your CPS account

Students should log in to their CPS account at cps.edu/portal to access their CPS email or Google Classroom to receive classroom instructions from their teacher.

All students are issued a CPS account upon enrollment, however, students who have never logged in to their account will need to activate the account before they can access their email and other CPS applications. Students can set up this account on their own or ask their parent or guardian for help.

  • Log in to your student’s CPS account at cps.edu/portal.
  • If your student has never logged into their CPS account, they will need to activate their account. Use the login instructions to set up your account:
  • If your student has forgotten their password or needs to change their password, use the instructions for password management:
  • If you are unable to set up your student’s CPS account or change their password, please contact your school.

Familiarize yourself with Google communication tools

Teachers will let you know which tools they will be using for classroom activities. These are some of the ways in which teachers may communicate with students:

  • Google Chat to send direct messages or have a group conversation
  • Google Meet to participate in online class meetings hosted by your teacher
  • Google Live Stream to watch videos with your class in real time
  • Google Classroom to get assignment instructions, submit work to your teacher, and participate in online class discussions

Review CPS’ Acceptable Use Policy

The policy provides guidelines and standards of behavior for the use of the CPS network, devices, digital platforms, and communications and interactions among CPS staff and students.

Census 2020

Census 2020 - Respond Now and Ensure our Communities Get the Resources we need!

Census 2020 Online, By Phone, and By Mail
The 2020 Census is happening now. You can respond online, by phone, or by mail. The time is now. Help shape your future, and your community's future, by responding to the 2020 Census.

Your Invitation To Respond
Homes have received their invitation to respond to the 2020 Census now. These official Census Bureau mailings include detailed information and a Census ID for completing the Census online.

For more information, visit https://2020census.gov

See Something, Say Something

Let's Work Together in Keeping Our Communities a Safe Place

See Something, Say Something
The 17th District Police Department encourages everyone to STAY HOME and do their part in flattening the curve. If you happen to be out for a walk or on an essential trip, please remain vigilant. Is there a suspicious person or car on your block? Call 911 and report it. Try to describe what you see as best as you can to help CPD identify the suspicious persons, vehicle, or activity.

Friendly reminder: you can remain anonymous when making a report. You can also submit anonymous tips at http://cpdtip.com.

Patrick Henry School

Stay Well,

Mr. Gutierrez, Ms. Reynolds, and Mrs. Abraham