Spotlight Message

Principal Welcome
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