Dear Solomon Family--

I wish Ramadan Mubarak and a happy Easter to our families that celebrate this month. With Spring Break coming up, there will not be any newsletters on April 11 and April 18. Newsletters will resume on April 25.

If you are traveling over Spring Break, please review the district's requirements for returning to in-person learning if you leave the state of Illinois. You can find the latest district requirements here.

As a reminder, there is no school for students:

  • Friday, April 8: School Improvement Day
  • Monday, April 11, through Friday, April 15: Spring Break
  • Classes resume on Monday, April 18

Thursday, April 7, is the final academic day of the 3rd Quarter. Our Parent-Teacher Conference and Report Card PIck-up is Wednesday, April 20 (no school for students). Teachers will be reaching out this week to schedule your appointments, which can be either in-person or virtual. Like 1st Quarter, this is a parent/guardian-only event, so if you will require childcare, we request that you schedule the virtual option. Virtual appointments will be available 11:00-2:15 and 3:00-4:00, and in-person appointments will be available 4:00-6:00.

Also on April 20, we will host the LSC Parent, Community, and Staff representative elections in the gymnasium from 6am-7pm.

We will be hosting our biannual Scholastic Book Fair the week of May 16-20. Stay tuned for more information!

Thank you to everyone who joined us last week for the playground enhancements discussion. If you would like to hear what was discussed at that meeting, the video link is available here. Keep an eye out for a survey after Spring Break to provide more feedback on our needs.

The Chicago Early Learning application (Pre-Kindergarten for 3-4 year old students) opens up on April 19 at 9am. For more information about the online application process, please click here. Solomon has 2 half-day Pre-Kindergarten classes with Ms. Coppa and Mrs. Wiviott (9:00-11:35am and 1:15-3:50pm). Thanks to all that joined out Tot Time this week. Our next one is scheduled on May 19 at 4:30pm.

8th graders received an extension through April 4 (5pm) to select their choice or selective enrollment school in GoCPS (go.cps.edu) or submit their principal discretion application. Elementary school application results will be released on April 29, which pertains to our families outside of the attendance boundary that applied to grades K-8 at Solomon.

Please see this note regarding a recent COVID-19 exposure at Solomon.

In partnership,

Chris Gamble
Principal
Hannah G. Solomon Elementary School