News & Announcements

Updates to our meal distribution plan for spring break and beyond

The health and wellbeing of our students and staff is always our top priority. Since the temporary closure of our schools due to COVID-19, Chicago Public Schools (CPS) has provided 2.8 million grab-and-go meals to families, and we are committed to continue providing these meals during spring break and until CPS schools reopen. To provide our families with the most consistent services while picking up grab-and-go meals during the closure and to better support school staff, food distribution sites will be changing beginning Monday, April 6.

Free Internet!

ISBE is currently aware of the following program offering free internet access to Illinois families to support learning during the school closures.

Governor JB Pritzker Issues Stay at Home Order Until April 7, 2020. Chicago Public Schools Remain Closed Until April 21, 2020

Earlier today, Governor Pritzker issued a stay-at-home order starting Saturday, March 21 at 5 p.m. through April 7, 2020, and Mayor Lightfoot ordered all Chicago parks to close at close of business today and libraries to close at 12 p.m. tomorrow to slow the spread of COVID-19. We support the Governor’s decision to prioritize the health and wellbeing of everyone in our state.

Chicago Public Schools will remain closed until Tuesday, April 21, 2020

As Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot announced tonight, Chicago Public Schools will remain closed until Tuesday, April 21, 2020. While we want to reopen schools as soon as possible, this is a very serious challenge and we support the mayor’s decision to prioritize the health and wellbeing of our city. As the situation develops, we will continue to provide families with regular updates.

Governor Pritzker will close all Illinois schools through Monday, 3/30

On Friday, March 13, 2020, Governor Pritzker announced that all Illinois schools, including Chicago Public Schools, will close beginning Tuesday, March 17 through Monday, March 30. Classes are currently scheduled to resume on Tuesday, March 31. School-sponsored activities, events, field trips, and athletic events are also canceled during this time.

Update: New Interim Guidance on District/School Travel and Group Activities

Earlier today, Governor Pritzker and Mayor Lightfoot affirmed that we will not be closing schools in Chicago or Illinois. Under their guidance, we are developing plans to ensure the health and safety of our communities. We are writing to provide the latest updates on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Chicago Public Schools (CPS). Click here for the full letter.

Coronavirus Guidance for Staff and Families

The health and safety of our students and staff is our top priority, and we are writing to update you on the most current recommendations of local, state, and federal health authorities regarding health risks associated with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). In partnership with the Chicago Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the district is working to ensure our schools are safe for students and staff.

March to College 2020 Permission Slips

March 2-5, all Senn students will be participating in our annual walking field trip to Loyola University Chicago. Students will depart Senn High School at 8:30 a.m. and return by 3:00 p.m. Students will eat lunch on campus. Click here to submit your digital permission slip.

SAT Practice Tests @ Senn HS

Senn will be offering (2) full length practice tests on Saturday, March 7 and Saturday, March 28. Click here for more information and to sign-up.
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