Peirce Update

March 23, 2020

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Greetings Peirce Families,

On Thursday, March 19th Mayor Lightfoot announced all schools will remain closed through Monday, April 20th returning on Tuesday April 21st. During this unprecedented time I hope that you are in good health and spirits. As a mother to a Peirce 8th grader, I recognize the challenges, uncertainties and worries that are present, I also look for the good that can come from this time - an opportunity to slow down, spend time with loved ones and support our community.

Meals continue to be available to students daily between 9 a.m and 1 p.m. Lunchroom staff will prep, bag, and provide meals at the main entrance of the school.


Lori Zaimi


Follow Peirce on Social Media

Follow Peirce on Instagram and Facebook - peircecps and check out a video message from Ms. Zaimi to the community. Use the hashtag #peircestrong - any social media posts to keep our community going strong!

Pose a challenge to your school administration - have a challenge that you want to see your principal and assistant principals complete? Email us!,, - look for your challenge to be completed and posted on the schools Instagram and Facebook pages.

Disclaimer: the school administration has the right to not complete some challenges :)

Virtual Spirit Week

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#peircestrong Survey

If you or someone you know may be in need, please complete this google form to indicate the type of need and possible form of support. We are trying to identify ways that we may be able to support the Peirce community.

At Home Learning Opportunities

Teachers have been busy changing the way that they support student learning, this has not been easy! Some teachers have posted videos, created google classrooms, use email, google hangouts and more. Please remember that instructional opportunities presented to students will not be graded. Check out a few of the great things going on at Peirce:

PK Video of at home learning

Mr. Wanberg's daily lessons

Middle School Math Challenges

8th Grade Youtube Channel

Ms. Baumgarten & Ms. Graney have a 224peirce instagram site

Free Wi-Fi

Free internet access is available through AT&T, Spectrum, and Comcast. ISBE has listed these opportunities at

COVID 19 Information

For the most reliable information about COVID-19, please visit:

If you need help locating medical care, please reach out to the CPS Office of Student Health and Wellness at or by calling the Healthy CPS Hotline at 773-553-KIDS (5437).

Administrators On Site

During the school closures, at least one administrator will be on site daily to help with any issues that families may be experiencing. Please know that you can reach out to any one of us if you or someone you know is experiencing some type of need.

Lori Zaimi, Principal

Sam Lee, Assistant Principal,

Kristen Munoz, Assistant Principal,