2020-2021 Registration Information

Preschool registration 

South Loop Elementary is excited to offer 2 preschool options for School Year 2020-2021:

  • Tuition Based PreK Program for 3 and 4 year olds (1 classroom, capacity 20 students)
  • Universal PreK / Chicago Early Learning Program for 4 year olds (2 classrooms, capacity 40 students)

Quick Facts about Tuition Based Preschool at South Loop

The Tuition Based Preschool program provides:

  • Operates 8:00 am -6:00 pm (10-hour day) on school days for a fixed tuition
  • Utilizes Creative Curriculum Literacy Approach in all classrooms, providing a research-based structure to support student growth and learning
  • Enrichment activities and field trips
  • Open to all students who live within the City Limits
  • Three-year-old children enrolled in the TBP Program will automatically be provided a seat the following school year in the Universal Prek 4 year- old Program at South Loop, provided the program is still being offered by CPS and there is no unpaid tuition.
  • Participation in the UPK or TBP program does not guarantee your child’s acceptance or provide lottery/waitlist preference into the South Loop Elementary kindergarten program when you live outside the school’s attendance boundary.

How to Apply for Tuition Based Preschool

Step 1: Visit the school’s webpage to gain a better understanding of the school and its program.

Step 2: Download and complete an application for SY20-21.

Step 3: Submit an application directly to South Loop School by email or fax.

Once a placement is offered, a non-refundable deposit of $700 must be paid using the Illinois E-Pay system which can be found here:

https://magic.collectorsolutions.com/magic-ui/en-US/Login/chicago-public-schools–prescho

Families paying monthly will still use Smart Tuition once they have paid their deposit via the ePay site. In order to use the E-Pay system current parents will need your child’s CPS ID. If you are new to CPS or cannot locate your child’s CPS ID, please contact Ms. Chandler at ejchandler @cps.edy for help.

This deposit is non-refundable. At the time of a placement offer, the deposit amount will be credited to the annual tuition balance.

Quick Facts about Chicago Early Learning Preschool (Universal Pre-K)

Chicago Early Learn vision is to provide universal access to full day pre-school, ensuring there is available quality pre-k for every four-year-old in their community and comprehensive support for parents and guardians.

  • Operation is the length of the CPS school year.
  • Operating 8:00 am – 3:00 pm on CPS school days for free
  • Utilizes Creative Curriculum Literacy Approach in all classrooms, providing a research-based structure to support student growth and learning
  • Fee based extended day options through our Youth Guidance after school partner. This is only offered at South Loop School.
  • Participation in the UPK or TBP program does not guarantee your child’s acceptance or provide lottery/waitlist preference into the South Loop Elementary kindergarten program when you live outside the school’s attendance boundary.

How to Apply for Universal PreK

Step 1:   All early childhood children in the City of Chicago must apply for preschool through Chicago Early Learning or by calling the Family Hotline at 312-229-1690 and completing the online application. No students will be allowed to enroll in a CPS preschool program without completing the online universal preschool application.

Step 2: Families are notified via email by CEL which states their preliminary placement offer or waitlist status.

Step 3: Families that have been “offered” a placement must confirm the information submitted on the application by completing the document verification process (Age, Income & Residency) at their ‘offered’ school.

Step 4 (optional) For families that need a longer school day, South Loop School offers a fee based after school program through our partner, Youth Guidance. The program runs the length of the school year. Operating 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm. Registration and payment required. This option is only offered at South Loop School.

Kdg- 8th grade REGISTRATION (Starting July 20th)

WHERE TO REGISTER

Registration is at the Middle School Building Only

1601 S Dearborn Street
Monday -Friday – 9:00 am  – 1:00 pm

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR REGISTRATION:

Applicants must show all of the following as a proof of residency at the time of registration: 

Parent or guardian’s Illinois Driver’s License or State I.D.
Original Lease/Mortgage
Two original utility bills in the name of the parent/guardian registering(gas, electric, water – not cell phone) (or)
One original utility bill and original voter’s registration form or bank statement
One of the following as a proof of child’s age:

Kindergarten enrollees must be 5 on or before September 1 of the upcoming school year.

Child’s original birth certificate

Child’s baptismal record

Passport
Court documents

Medical, eye and dental records:
The following must be provided during registration or as soon as they are available to you. A
Medical with up-to-date immunizations
Eye exam
Dental exam

Medical Compliance Resources: