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Greetings Harold Washington Families,
 
Welcome to the 2021 - 2022 academic year! CPS Will Begin this School Year on Monday, August 30, 2021 with Full In Person Learning.
 
The pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on our CPS students and Chicago communities. Students spent months away from their school, friends, and trusted teachers, which has impacted their social-emotional health and academic progress. Uneven access to technology and the internet have left some students with inconsistent access to high-quality instruction. Communities have had to mourn the loss of family members, neighbors, colleagues, and friends.
 
Over the past year, students have experienced many disruptions, adjustments, and new learning methods and environments that may have led to unfinished academic and social and emotional learning. Our charge is to take a holistic approach to address the unmet needs of all students.
 
This school year, we will elevate our commitment to educate the whole child.
This school year, we affirm our continued commitment to ambitious equitable instruction.  
This school year, we will double down on our commitment to equity. 
This school year, we will continues to work together to provide the best learning environment for all students. 
 
I again thank you for your support for our school and for your involvement in your student’s education; that is one of our greatest strengths and something that sets Harold Washington School apart from other schools.  
 
 
Together, we can ensure that our scholars will learn, grow and recover! This school year we will Move Forward Together!
 
Sherri A. Walker
Principal

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Medical Compliance

Medical Compliance Chicago Public Schools requires that your child is medically prepared to attend school. All students are required to have a complete record of all immunizations. If your child is not in medical compliance, you will receive a Health Services Needed Notice in the students email. I strongly recommend that you take notice to your healthcare provider to receive the appropriate medical services. Documentation from the provider must be emailed to the school. You can have your healthcare provider fax proof of your appointment and/or proof of medical services to Harold Washington Elementary School at (773) 535-6277. If your child is reporting to Pre-K, Kindergarten, Fifth, Sixth, and/or Eighth grade check with your healthcare provider to make sure they have complete immunization records. The first date for compliance is Wednesday, September 15, 2021.

HAROLD WASHINGTON Uniform Dress Code For SY22

Pre-K - 5th Grade Uniform All students should wear the school uniform, which is navy blue pants and powder blue collared shirt. This sets the stage for student success. In addition, students should have navy blue ties and solid black or white shoes only. Middle School (6th - 8th Grade) Uniform All students should wear the school uniform, which is navy blue pants and navy blue collared shirt. This sets the stage for student success. In addition, students should have navy blue ties and solid black or white shoes only.

Attend to Achieve!

Attendance Policy Harold Washington School recognizes that daily attendance is critical to academic achievement. It is our goal to work with students, families and communities to support regular school attendance and improve academic achievement. It is important that your scholar attends school daily!

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