October 23, 2021
Updated Sick Student Protocol
CPS made the following update to the Sick Student Protocol:
Under new ISBE guidance, if the sick individual is tested within 24 hours of symptom onset, siblings/household members do not need to be sent home unless there is high suspicion the sick person has COVID-19.
Examples where ”high suspicion” exists = sick individual is a known close contact or loss of taste or smell.
Siblings/household members can remain in school and must wear masks both indoors and outdoors.
If the sick individual tests positive, unvaccinated siblings/household members should be sent home immediately.
If testing doesn’t occur within 24 hours of symptom onset, unvaccinated siblings/household members must be sent home until the sick individual has test results.
If your child is sick with any COVID-19 Symptoms please do the following:
Call your child's healthcare provider and get the child tested for COVID-19. Your child should stay home while waiting for results. If you are unable to get your child tested, your child must stay home until they are symptom-free without medication for 24 hours.
- If the child is negative student should stay home until...
- Illness is over
- Symptoms have steadily improved
- Fever-free for 24hrs without medication
- No uncontrollable cough
- No vomiting or diarrhea for 24hrs
- If a child is positive
- COVID-19 case must isolate for 10 days from the start of illness; non fully vaccinated household members must Quarantine 14 days (from date of last contact or end of case’s isolation)
- ** CPS Cases should SELF-REPORT to cps.edu/covidresults. Parents or guardians report on behalf of their own children.
Welcome to Peirce
Virtual Coffee with the Principal
- Get to know your school leadership team
- Learn about progress made during Quarter 1 with the return to in person learning
- An update on our Continuous Improvement Work Plan
Have a question that you would like us to answer? A topic that you would like addressed? Include it here.
Bilingual Advisory Council Meeting
Bilingual Advisory Committee (BAC)
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26TH, 2021
5:00 - 6:00
Learn about how Peirce is celebrating Day of the Dead.
Find out about what’s next this year for students in the EL program.
Vote on how to spend our BAC funds.
Connect with other families and parents.
The meeting will be held in Spanish with English interpretation.
Speakers of all languages are welcome!
Join us with Google Meet:
Join us by Phone:
+1 617-675-4444 PIN: 356 392 172 2381#
Main Building Parades
Families are invited to stand around the turf, socially distanced and with masks.
9:30am 7th & 4th Grade
9:45am 1st & 6th Grade
10:00am 8th & 2nd Grade
10:15am 5th & 3rd Grade
10:30am PK AM Rooms 121AM, 122 & 123
PK Branch Parades
Families are invited to stand along Magnolia street from Berwyn to Balmoral, socially distanced and with masks.
- 9:45am Rooms 101 & 103
- 10:30am Rooms 102 & 104
Guidance for Costumes
COVID Masks required
No full face masks
Be aware of cultural appropriation when selecting costumes. It is important that our children recognize and understand the importance of wearing culturally specific clothing as not a costume, but as showing an appreciation for the culture that it represents.
Please know that costumes are optional and not mandatory.
The articles below provide meaning on Cultural Appropriation and Halloween.
CPS is Hiring!
COVID Case Update
There have been a total of 4 classrooms quarantined this school year and 6 reported cases of COVID at Peirce, 5 of which were actionable. CPS has released an updated district data monitoring tool that can be found here.
Shannon Jiamachello, Resident Principal, is coordinating COVID testing at Peirce and is in collaboration with CPS. You can reach out to Shannon with questions related to testing by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have not yet signed up your child for testing you can do so by either:
- Complete the COVID-19 Testing Consent Form that was emailed to all parents and guardians from CPSnoreply@cps.edu on Friday, August 27, 2021 if you want your child tested.
- If you did not receive the email from CPS, you can complete the paper version and return to your child's teacher.
Click here for the online registration form
Mask Wearing at Peirce
Students can also remove their masks outdoors when they are able to maintain at least 3 feet of social distancing and are within their same cohort. Please know that there are few instances when this is applicable, therefore, many students will keep their mask on the duration of the day.
Upcoming Calendar Dates
25th Virtual Coffee with the Principal, 9:30am
29th Halloween Parades
4th End of Quarter 1
5th No School - Professional Development Day
9th & 10th: Picture Days, schedule to be shared
9th 8th Grade High School Admissions Test
9th Friends of Peirce Meeting, 6:30pm
11th No School - Veterans Day
17th Report Card Day - No School for Students
18th Local School Council Meeting, 6:00pm
24th-26th Thanksgiving Break, No School
30th Picture Re-Takes