Henry Hawk News

Start of 2nd Quarter: Week of November 9, 2020

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Principal Gutierrez's Message

Dear Henry Families,

We are starting a new quarter with a warm weather forecast and the presidential election outcome where history has been made and one that will change the course of our country’s future. No matter what your political beliefs are, always remember that we are all here to support our students and build equity.

We will continue with remote learning this new quarter. Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on Wednesday, November 18, 2020. Teachers will be reaching out to you to set a virtual conference time.

The original CPS calendar has been changed. We will have school on Veteran't Day, November 11, 2020.

Also as the Covid-19 numbers rise, please remember to stay safe and protect yourself and others by wearing a mask.

Stay well.

Principal Gutierrez

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

Happy Veteran's Day

Henry Attendance Update

Principal's Annual Title I Informational Meeting (November 9, 2020 @ 3:30 pm)

Title I Parent Advisory Council (PAC) Organizational Meeting (November 9, 2020 @ 4:30 pm)

LSC Meeting (November 10, 2020 @ 4:30 pm)

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

Parent Teacher Conferences (November 18, 2020)

CPS Second Quarter Reopening Plan

Family Income Forms (Due November 18, 2020)

2020 Virtual High School Fair (November 12, 2020 @ 4:30 pm)

Counselor's Corner with Mrs. Maggie Garfinkel

Family Remote Learning Support

North River Commission: Covid-19 Health and Testing Resources

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Happy Veteran's Day to all of our Henry families who have served in the military. If you are a veteran, be sure to check out the https://militarybenefits.info/veterans-day/ for events and offers.

Henry Attendance Update

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Henry School Quarter 1 Attendance: 94.19%. (Goal is to be above 95%)

Attendance by Grades:

Kindergarten: 92.56%

1st Grade: 94.95%

2nd Grade: 93.82%

3rd Grade: 95.27%

4th Grade: 96.94%

5th Grade: 91.57%

6th Grade: 95.44%

7th Grade: 93.09%

8th Grade: 93.61%

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

1st Quarter!

Please remember to be online everyday during Remote Learning.

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Principal's Annual Title I Informational Meeting

Monday, Nov. 9th, 3:30-4:30pm

Google Meet

Notice and Agenda

Date: November 9, 2020

Time: 3:30 p.m.

Google Meet


Phone Numbershttp://meet.google.com/rap-htwi-iyk

(‪US‬)‪+1 413-752-2369‬

PIN: ‪603 211 304#‬

1. Welcome

2. State of the School

3. Share Title I Allocations and Plans

  1. CPS District Title I Parental Involvement Policy

  2. Patrick Henry’s CIWP

  3. Patrick Henry’s Title I Parent Involvement Policy

  4. Patrick Henry’s Title I Parent Compact

  5. Patrick Henry’s Title I Budget Itemized

  6. Patrick Henry’s Title I Parent Funds Budget

  7. Patrick Henry’s Title I Parent Involvement Budget Plan

  8. CPS Title I Parent Advisory Council (PAC) Guidelines (copies upon request)

4. Announce Title I PAC Organization Meeting

5. Parent Q & A

6. Distribute and Collect the Principal’s Annual Title I Informational Meeting Evaluation Form

Estimados Padres de la Escuela Patrick Henry:

Por favor, participe en la juta annual de padres del Títleo I

Esta reunión será organizada por: Juan Gutierrez - Director

9 de noviembre de 2020

Horario: 3:30 p.m.

Google Meet


Phone Numbers

(‪US‬)‪+1 413-752-2369‬

PIN: ‪603 211 304#‬


1. CIWP de la Escuela Patrick Henry

2. Plan de Presupuesto de Participación de Padres del Título I de la Escuela Patrick Henry

3. Política de Participación de Padres de la Escuela Patrick Henry

4. “Parent Compact” de la Escuela Patrick Henry

5. Presupuesto detallado de la Escuela Patrick Henry Título I

6. Fondos de Presupuesto de Padres de la Escuela Patrick Henry del Título I

7. Plan de Participación de los Padres del Título I de CPS

8. Guía de Participación de Padres del Título I de CPS

9. Fecha de la Reunión Organizacional Anual de la Escuela Patrick del Título I PAC

10. Formulario de evaluación de la Reunión Anual de Padres del Título I

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Title I Parent Advisory Council (PAC) Organizational Meeting

Monday, Nov. 9th, 4:30-5:30pm

Google Meet

Title I Parent Advisory Council (PAC)

Organizational Meeting

Date: November 9, 2020

Time: 4:30 p.m.

Google Meet


Phone Numbers

(‪US‬)‪+1 413-752-2369‬

PIN: ‪603 211 304#‬


1. Welcome/Call to order

2. Introductions

3. Establish a meeting quorum (5) parents

4. Roles and Responsibilities of Officers

5. Appoint Election Officer (PAC/LSC Facilitator or other person

6. with knowledge of PAC election procedures)

7. Election of Officers

a. Chairperson

b. Vice chairperson

c. Secretary

d. Outreach Coordinator

8. Vote on PAC meeting dates and times (SY2019-2020)

9. Review PAC Budget & Plan for Spending

10. Public Comments (2 minutes per person)

11. Adjournment

Reunión Organizacional del Consejo Asesor de Padres del Título I (PAC)

Patrick Henry

9 de noviembre de 2020

Horario: 4:30 p.m.

Google Meet


Phone Numbers

(‪US‬)‪+1 413-752-2369‬

PIN: ‪603 211 304#‬


1. Bienvenida/Atención al Orden

2. Introducciones

3. Establecer un quórum de reunión (5) padres

4. Funciones y responsabilidades de los oficiales

5. Selección de Oficiales (Facilitador del PAC o del LSC Facilitador u

otra persona

con conocimiento de los procedimientos electorales del PAC)

6. Elección de oficiales

a. Presidente

b. Vicepresidente

c. Secretario

d. Coordinador de Alcance

7. Votar sobre las fechas y horas de las reuniones del PAC (SY2019-


8. Revisar el presupuesto de PAC & Plan para el gasto

9. Comentarios del público (2 minutos por persona)

10. Cierre

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LSC Meeting

Tuesday, Nov. 10th, 4:30pm

Google Meet

Google Meet Link


Join by phone

‪(US) +1 405-353-1527‬ PIN: ‪283 907 344‬#

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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 7am 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.

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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 ]

Network 1 and 4 2020 Virtual High School Fair

Thursday, Nov. 12th, 4:30-6pm

Google Meet


8th and 7th graders: Join by using your student CPS account.

Attached is the flyer that provides the names of the schools that will be attending as well as a link for you and your students to join. Once you join we will provide you with links to the different high schools so you can stop by and meet the high school representatives.

Adjunto está el volante con el nombre de las escuelas participantes, al igual que el link para que usted y sus estudiantes puedan unirse.

Una vez usted se una, le proveeremos los links de las diferentes escuelas, para que pueda pasar por allí y conocer a los representantes de las escuelas secundarias.

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Counselor's Corner with Mrs. Garfinkel

Hello Henry Families,

I know it can be challenging to take care of yourself during these stressful and uncertain times. I am sure it was a challenging week for many of you with the election and Coronavirus rates on the rise. As a parent, you need to remember to still take care of yourself and your needs, even with your children at home. Here are some ways you can take of yourself:

1. Meditate (Good apps are Ten Percent Happier and Headspace)

2. Spend time in nature

3. Listen to music

4. Read a book...and even better join a book group (I would be happy to set one up for Henry parents)

5. Go for a walk

6. Write in a gratitude journal

7. Find time to be be with friends either at a safe distance or virtually

8. Spend a little money on yourself, even on something small

9. Take a break from electronics

10. Savor something like a cup of tea or coffee or a piece of chocolate

And also remember to exercise, eat well, and get sleep!

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


If you ever need anything, or need additional support or resources for self-care, 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