Family Update from CICS - 4.29.20

Written by Chicago International Charter School
29 April 2020

Dear CICS families, 

Last week, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced that the statewide stay-at-home order is extended through the end of May. As we process what this news means for our lives and daily routines, please know that we are in this together. As educators, we know that our students’ academics are important, but in a time that is filled with uncertainty, their social and emotional needs take priority. 

Please continue to stay connected to your teachers and your school. Whether through virtual coffee talks, Zoom parent groups or Tik Tok challenges, our teachers and team are here to support you and your family. Just because we can’t be in our school buildings right now doesn’t mean we can’t stay closely connected. If you aren’t already engaged, contact your School Leader and follow your school on social media.

We also want to reassure you that there will be no change to CICS’ food service. Drive-through meal pickup will continue to be available throughout the school closure at all CICS elementary schools on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Alternatively, meals can be picked up at most CPS schools from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily or for CPS delivery call (773) 553-5437 or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

I continue to be filled with pride as I watch our families giving it their all. With your support, we are lucky to stay connected with students and continue learning. Together, we will come out of this crisis stronger. And if there’s any additional support or assistance you need, please reach out to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

Warmly, 

Elizabeth

CEO, Chicago International Charter Schools

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[Spanish translation] 

Estimada familias de CICS 

La semana pasada, el gobernador de Illinois J.B. Pritzker anunció que la orden de quedarse en casa a nivel estatal se extenderá hasta finales de mayo. Mientras procesamos lo que esta noticia significa para nuestras vidas y rutinas diarias, sepa que estamos juntos en esto. Como educadores, sabemos que lo académico de nuestros alumnos es importante, pero en un momento lleno de incertidumbre, sus necesidades sociales y emocionales tienen prioridad.

Por favor, manténgase conectado con sus maestros y su escuela. Ya sea a través de charlas virtuales de café, grupos de padres de Zoom o desafíos de Tik Tok, nuestros maestros y equipo están aquí para apoyarlo a usted y a su familia. El hecho de que no podamos estar en los edificios de nuestra escuela en este momento no significa que no podamos permanecer estrechamente conectados. Si aún no está comprometido, comuníquese con su líder escolar y siga a su escuela en las redes sociales. 

También queremos asegurarle que no habrá cambios en el servicio de alimentos de CICS. La recolección de comida para conducir continuará estando disponible durante el cierre de la escuela en todas las escuelas primarias de CICS los lunes, miércoles y viernes de 11 a.m. a 1 p.m. Alternativamente, las comidas se pueden recoger en la mayoría de las escuelas de CPS de 9 a.m. a 1 p.m. diariamente o para la entrega de CPS, llame al (773) 553-5437 o comuníquese con This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Y si necesita asistencia o asistencia adicional, comuníquese con nosotros a This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Sigo lleno de orgullo mientras veo que estoy orgulloso de nuestros estudiantes y familias por darlo todo. Con su apoyo, tenemos la suerte de estar conectados con los estudiantes y continuar aprendiendo. Juntos, saldremos de esta crisis más fuerte que antes.

Sinceramente, 

Elizabeth

CEO, Chicago International Charter Schools

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