Henry Hawk News

Week of November 16, 2020

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Principal Gutierrez's Message

Dear Henry Families,

This week we will not have classes on Wednesday; however, we will have parent teacher conferences. Please be sure to schedule a time with your child's teacher. We will also have LSC elections held in the auditorium. You can either come to the school to cast your vote or send in the mail in ballot. Please call the school for any questions.

Stay well.

Principal Gutierrez

What's In This Week's Henry Hawk News?

Chicago Stay at Home Advisory

Sexual Harassment in Electronic Communication

Henry Attendance Update

Chicago Public Schools Announces Updates to 2020 LSC Elections (November 18, 2020)

Parent Teacher Conferences (November 18, 2020)

Summit Learning Parent Workshop for Grades 5-8 (November 19, 2020 @ 1:00 pm & 5:00 pm)

CPS Second Quarter Reopening Plan

Family Income Forms (Due November 18, 2020)

Counselor's Corner with Mrs. Maggie Garfinkel

Family Remote Learning Support

North River Commission: Covid-19 Health and Testing Resources

Stay At Home Advisory goes into effect for 30 days starting Monday, November 16


Beginning on Monday, November 16, 2020 at 6am, the Mayor of the City of Chicago, Lori E. Lightfoot, as well as the Commissioner of Health for the City of Chicago, Dr. Allison Arwady, advise all residents of Chicago to stay at home in response to the rapid rise of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in the city.

Residents are advised to only leave home to go to work or school, or for essential needs such as seeking medical care, going to the grocery store or pharmacy, picking up food, or receiving deliveries.

Additionally, residents are strongly advised to:

  • Not have guests in their homes unless they are essential workers (e.g., home healthcare providers or childcare workers)
  • Cancel traditional Thanksgiving celebrations
  • Avoid travel

This advisory shall remain in place for 30 days or until such time as the Commissioner of Health determines a change to the guidance is appropriate. Please note, this is an "advisory" not an "order."

Please visit this website for real time updates and clarifications.

**Businesses may operate under the existing guidelines and regulations for Covid Mitigation as outlined here - more details below.

The City of Chicago will impose new restrictions on meetings and social events, as well as issue a stay at home advisory, that will go into effect on Monday, November 16 at 6:00 am.

  • Meetings and social events limited to 10 individuals (both indoors and outdoors)
    • The limitation applies to events, such as weddings, birthday parties, and other events taking place at banquet halls, event venues or similar spaces
      • The 10-person limit applies to events held in hotel guestrooms and rental properties
      • Specifically, places of worship cannot have more than 10 individuals gather for events such as weddings, funerals, Bar Mitzvahs, or wakes. Regular services can continue at 40% capacity/max. 50 individuals
    • The capacity limit does not supersede industries that have specified capacity guidelines in place (i.e., fitness clubs, retail stores, personal services, movie theaters)
      • These establishments can still operate at Phase IV capacity (generally, 40%/ 50 individuals max., whichever is fewer)
      • However, a meeting or social event that is outside of normal operations must be within 10-person event limit (e.g., bowling alley hosting a birthday party or museum hosting a book talk).
    • All residents of the City of Chicago are advised to stay at home in response to the rapid rise of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in the city. Residents are advised to only leave home to go to work or school, or for essential needs such as seeking medical care, going to the grocery store or pharmacy, picking up food, or receiving deliveries.
    • Additionally, residents are strongly advised to:
      • Not have guests in their homes unless they are essential workers (g., home healthcare providers or childcare workers)
      • Cancel traditional Thanksgiving celebrations
      • Avoid travel

Sexual Harassment in Electronic Communication/Acoso sexual en la comunicación electrónica

Dear CPS parents and students,

In 2020, many of our interactions take place on the internet. From remote learning to online gaming to popular apps like TikTok and Snapchat, we are constantly communicating with each other online. Because of this, there is an increased need for awareness of sexual harassment in online communication. Cyberbullying and sexual harassment can occur anywhere students interact on the internet, and can include facilitating, encouraging, offering or soliciting sexual conduct, or engaging in sexual communication with or amongst students. Learn how to identify cyberbullying as sexual harassment, and what to do if you see it.

Cyberbullying is sexual harassment when:

  • Students share gossip or rumors about another student’s gender, sexuality or sexual activity.

  • Students or staff make comments about a student’s body (body shaming).

  • Threats or harassment concerning sexual images or information about a student are shared.

  • Students who do not conform to gender stereotypes are excluded.

  • Students or staff discriminate based on a student’s gender expression.

Sources: www.childnet.com, www.eoc.iastate.edu

The CPS Office of Student Protections, Title IX, and Equal Opportunity Compliance (OSP) is here for you if you need support. If students, parents, guardians or members of the public need to report online sexual harassment, misconduct or related complaints to OSP, they can do so using one of the following processes:

OSP will work with you to hear your report, investigate and create safety measures at school. OSP can also provide

guidance on reporting to the police or obtaining other supports such as counseling.

Thank you for taking the time to review this information and continuing to help us enforce school safety.


Office of Student Protections and Title IX

Chicago Public Schools

Estimados Padres de la CPS y estudiantes,

En 2020, muchas de nuestras interacciones se llevan a cabo por Internet. Desde el aprendizaje remoto, juegos virtuales, hasta las aplicaciones populares como TikTok y Snapchat, nos comunicamos constantemente en línea. Debido a esto, existe una mayor necesidad de concienciar sobre el acoso sexual en la comunicación en el internet. El acoso cibernético y el acoso sexual pueden ocurrir en cualquier lugar donde los estudiantes interactúen en Internet y puede incluir facilitar, alentar, ofrecer o solicitar conducta sexual, o participar en la comunicación sexual con o entre estudiantes. Aprenda a identificar el ciberacoso como acoso sexual y qué hacer si lo ve.

El acoso cibernético es acoso sexual cuando:

  • Los estudiantes comparten chismes o rumores sobre el género, la sexualidad o la actividad sexual de otro estudiante.

  • Los estudiantes o el personal hacen comentarios sobre el cuerpo de un estudiante (vergüenza corporal).

  • Se comparten amenazas o acoso con respecto a imágenes o información sexual sobre un estudiante.

  • Se excluyen los estudiantes que no se ajustan a los estereotipos de género.

  • Los estudiantes o el personal discriminan en función de la expresión de género de un estudiante.

Fuentes: www.childnet.com, www.eoc.iastate.edu

La Oficina de Protección Estudiantil de CPS, Título IX y Cumplimiento de Igualdad de Oportunidades (OSP) está aquí para usted si necesita apoyo. Si los estudiantes, padres, tutores o miembros del público necesitan informar a OSP sobre acoso sexual, mala conducta o quejas relacionadas, pueden hacerlo mediante uno de los siguientes procesos:

  • En línea: formulario de reporte

  • Correo electrónico: osp@cps.edu

  • Teléfono: 773-535-4400

  • Correo / en persona: 110 N. Paulina St, Chicago, IL 60612

OSP trabajará con usted para escuchar su informe, investigar y crear medidas de seguridad en la escuela. OSP también puede proporcionar orientación sobre cómo informar a la policía u obtener otros apoyos, como asesoramiento.

Gracias por tomarse el tiempo de revisar esta información y continuar ayudándonos a hacer cumplir la seguridad escolar.


Oficina de Protección Estudiantil y Título IX

Escuelas Públicas de Chicago

110 N. Paulina St., Chicago, IL 60612

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Henry Attendance Update

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Henry School Overall Attendance: 94.17%. (Goal is to be above 95%)

Attendance by Grades as of 11/13/20

Kindergarten: 92.15%

1st Grade: 94.63%

2nd Grade: 93.91%

3rd Grade: 95.32%

4th Grade: 97.10%

5th Grade: 91.17%

6th Grade: 95.51%

7th Grade: 93.33%

8th Grade: 93.69%

Congratulations to our 4th Grade Students who have the highest attendance percentage to date!

Please remember to be online everyday during Remote Learning.

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Chicago Public Schools Announces Updates to 2020 LSC Elections

LSC Elections

Please see the attached information below about upcoming LSC elections. The school building will be open on November 18th from 6am to 7pm to accommodate the voting options for various stakeholders below. Parent and Staff will receive a prepaid return envelope should they choose to mail in their vote. Staff and Parents may also drop off the ballot at school at any time once it is completed in our secure drop box or vote in-person.

Community Members Voting: In-Person

Parent Voting: Mail-In, Drop-Off, or In-Person

Staff: Mail-In, Drop-Off, or In-Person

Parent Teacher Conferences

Wednesday, Nov. 18th, 12-6pm

Google Meets

Teachers will set appointments with parents on November 18, 2020 to discuss your child's Quarter 1 report card.

Report Cards will be mailed to you by CPS. Please be sure that your address is updated by calling the main office at 773-534-5060.

If you would like to see your child's grade, please be sure to sign up for Aspen Parent Portal by calling the main office at 773-534-5060 or email Ms. Reynolds at mamunozmaciel@cps.edu.

Summit Learning Parent Workshop (November 19, 2020 @ 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm)

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Summit Learning Parent Workshop (1:00 pm)

Thursday, Nov. 19th, 1pm

Google Meet

For parents with children in 5th through 8th grades.

Join the following Google Meet:


RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Summit Learning Parent Workshop (5:00 pm)

Thursday, Nov. 19th, 5pm

Google Meet

For parents with children in 5th through 8th grades.

Join the following Google Meet:


RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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While we will begin the second quarter learning at home, our goal is to reopen school buildings for pre-k and students enrolled in moderate and intensive cluster programs later in the second quarter.

The availability of safe, in-person instruction for our most vulnerable students is an issue of equity, and that means we must address the challenges of COVID-19 head-on and provide our highest-need students with a safe and supportive learning environment. Read the full letter from the district to understand what this means for your family.

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Family Income Forms

Parents, please turn in your Family Income Form by November 18th. Ms. Vanessa Ortega will reach out regarding any forms that still need to be returned.

Family Income and Information Form [ ENGLISH/SPANISH ]

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Counselor's Corner with Mrs. Garfinkel

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Hello Henry Families,

Thanksgiving is only 2 weeks away! This Thanksgiving and holiday season may look different, but there are still many things to be thankful for. It is important to take the time to think about what you are thankful for, whether it is big or small things. I am sharing a gratitude meditation that you can do, with or without your students.


Here is a gratitude activity you can do with your students too!


Brown, red, and orange construction paper

Colored paper (or any fun design)

Black marker

Glue stick or tape

Black marker


1. Cut out a round circle (about 6'' tall) from the brown construction paper for the turkey body. Cut out a smaller round circle for the head. Attach the circles together.

2. Cut out the beak and legs from the orange construction paper, and the wattles under its chin from the red construction paper.

3. Attach the beak, legs, and wattles to the body of the turkey.

4. Draw two eyes with the black marker.

5. Cut out several feathers (each about 4'' tall) from all different colors of paper.

6. Hang the Thanksgiving turkey up somewhere you will see it! Every day, you can write something you are thankful for on a feather. Then you can add it to your turkey with glue or tape and watch him grow!

As a reminder, I want to make sure this information is meeting your needs, so please complete this survey as soon as you can: https://forms.gle/prcQxhWfVn8Kojqi6

If you ever need anything, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. The best way to reach me is by email: mgarfinkel@cps.edu

Have a great week,

Mrs. Garfinkel

Maggie Garfinkel, LPC, NCC

School Counselor

Henry Elementary School

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Family Remote Learning Support

Remote Learning Page on Henry Website

Learn how to get on Parent Portal, Google Email, Google Meets, Google Classroom. Click the link above.

CPS Family Tech Support Link

Need Technology support? CPS’ Information Technology Services team has created a single source online system for parents and students to get support for their technology devices or other technology related questions. Click the button above.

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Dangerous COVID-19 Infection Rates

  • Chicago's previous peak was May 4th with 37.8 new infections/100,000 residents
  • Chicago's current infection rate, as of November 4th, is 55.8 new infections/100,000 residents
  • The current rate in Chicago is 47.6% above the worst rate of infections in May.
  • The State of Illinois is also dramatically above the peak back in May. On May 6th the rate was at its previous high point of 20.2 new infections/100,000 residents. The current rate as of November 3rd of 54.8 is a massive 171.3% higher than in May.

Take Everyday Preventative Actions

  • Wear a face covering when in public and around others, ensure that it covers your mouth and nose.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Put 6ft of distance between yourself and people who don’t live in your household
  • Clean and disinfect frequently-touched surfaces daily, like doorknobs, light switches, phones, and faucets
  • Monitor your health daily and watch for symptoms of COVID-19
  • Avoid large gatherings and crowded spaces
  • If you’re sick, stay home except to get medical care. Consider getting tested, see below for more information.

With holiday season approaching, please keep in mind that with the current infection rates, gathering for holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas will be risky, especially for people over 60 years-old. Learn more about the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Holiday Guidelines to help you limit the risks if you do gather with family and friends at http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/community-guidance/holiday-season-safety-tips.

Chicago Emergency Travel Order

Chicago Emergency Travel Order:
As of 10/27/20, travelers from the following states and territories should quarantine upon arrival in Chicago:

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arkansas
  • Colorado
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Idaho
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska

  • Nevada
  • New Mexico
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Puerto Rico
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

Who Should be Tested

Get tested if...

  • You have symptoms of COVID-19 such as fever or chills, cough, difficulty breathing, sore throat, muscle or body aches, new loss of taste or smell, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea
  • You have been in contact with someone who is ill, especially if it's someone you live with, a friend or ​a coworker
  • You have been in a high-risk group setting like a large gathering or crowded space
  • You have recently traveled to a high-risk area
City of Chicago information on COVID-19 infection testing, click here.

Local COVID-19 Testing Sites

  • Swedish Hospital's drive-through testing tent is in the parking lot at Galter LifeCenter.
  • Pharmacy One Plus COVID nasal swab test and antibody testing is free for uninsured clients and covered by those with insurance at 4751 N. Kedzie Ave, 2nd Floor.
  • Heartland Health Centers is offering FREE COVID-19 testing for those that are uninsured, regardless of immigration status. Call 773-751-7800 for an appointment. They will then do a TeleHealth appointment (phone or video) to see if they recommend testing and schedule a test at 1300 W. Devon.
  • Physicians Immediate Care, Six Corners at 4211 N Cicero Ave. Curbside COVID-19 testing for anyone with symptoms. Website.
  • Erie Family Health Centers is also offering FREE COVID-19 testing for those that are uninsured. Call 312-666-3494 and let Erie know you want to be tested. You will have to chat with an Erie healthcare provider before scheduling a testing time. More information here.
    • Erie Helping Hands: 4747 North Kedzie Ave.
    • Erie Foster Ave: 5215 N. California, 7th Floor
  • Prism Health Lab is providing FREE outdoor COVID-19 testing at 2322 W. Peterson, Monday - Friday, 9am - 1pm and 4pm -7pm. Visit their website for more information and to make an appointment.
City of Chicago Testing Sites:
Those who are uninsured and who do not have a state-identification card can get a FREE COVID-19 test at City of Chicago testing sites. Pre-register at ChicagoCovidTesting.com or call 312-746-4835.
  • Maria Saucedo Scholastic Academy (2850 W. 24th Blvd.) - Monday - Friday, 10am - 4pm
  • Dr. Jorge Prieto Math and Science Academy (2231 N Central Ave.) - Monday - Friday, 10am - 4pm
  • Gately Park (744 E. 103rd St.) - Mon./Wed./Fri., 10am - 4pm
  • Check out daily mobile testing sites here.

Community Info Session

Swedish Hospital will be hosting a COVID community update on Facebook Live on Tuesday, November 17th at 6pm.

More information will be available on Swedish Hospital's Facebook page.
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Patrick Henry School

Stay Well,

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