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Important updates and Classes Canceled Oct. 31

All classes are canceled on Oct. 31, due to the ongoing strike of teachers and some support staff.  Non-union staff, including school administrators, will be on duty during regular school hours, 8:00 am - 3:15 pm. 

While we do not yet know when classes will be resuming, I wanted to share with you some frequently asked questions related to our students and the CTU/SEIU strike:

  • Is the school still open for students?  Yes, students are still welcome to come to school during the work stoppage.  We have kept the library open with supervision so the students can work on assignments and other projects. Breakfast and lunch are also provided. Students should sign in at the Main Office.
  • What schedule will we be on when school resumes?  If classes resume on a scheduled B Day, we will follow that schedule.  If classes resume on a scheduled A Day, we will follow a C Day instead; our regular A/B rotation will resume after that. [View Jones Calendar]
  • Do students have access to Google Classroom?   Yes, students should be able to access assignments and other resources posted by teachers in Google Classroom.  However, these assignments are not being updated by the teachers, and teacher emails are blocked during the strike. We suggest that students be prepared with whatever assignments they had been given prior to the start of the strike. Students experiencing difficulty accessing Google Classroom should complete the following form:
  • Is the PSAT/NMSQT exam still scheduled for October 30?  PSAT/NMSQT administration is canceled. Students that are in 11th grade will be able to submit their April 2020 SAT test scores for consideration for the National Merit Scholarship. 
  • When will school activities resume?  Most school activities will restart on the day classes resume.  However, it may be necessary to reschedule some events if there is not sufficient time for them to be held as scheduled.  Homecoming activities that were canceled last week will be rescheduled. We will keep you informed of changes to scheduled events.
Please be watching for announcements from CPS via email and public media.