School Announcements

2021-2022 School Year Update

Dear South Loop Community,  The health and safety of our students, educators, and families remains our number onepriority.  As we continue to plan for the coming 2021-2022 school year, we know there arealready questions about what approaches SLE will take to mitigate health and safety risks. One major point in this discussion relates to mask wearing for...

Summer Meal Service

Summer meal service is now available at more than 260 district locations throughout the city. Meal kits containing multiple meals can be picked up Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., except on Monday, July 5, when CPS will observe Independence Day. Summer meal service will run through Friday, August 20. Visit cps.edu/mealsites for more information and to find the meal distribution...

Primary Building Tours for New and Prospective South Loop Families

We will be offering virtual tours for prospective and new families starting this Friday. If you would like to join the tour, please complete the form linked below and you will be sent the meeting link. If you have any questions regarding the tour, please email our Assistant Principal, Mr. Rhodes. We look forward to...

New After School Program

Dear SLE Community, After careful consideration, we have decided to switch our after school care and recess coverage partner from Youth Guidance to Right At School.  The reasons for this change stem from a desire to offer enriching programming to our students, more fine arts opportunities, strategic homework support, and high quality supervision during recess...

Better Late Than…

The TikTok dance by admin you’ve all been waiting for…. On behalf of the families & students, teachers & administrators of South Loop Elementary School (SLES), it’s a genuine thrill to extend our gratitude for your support this Spring. Your donations were invaluable to the 2021 DANCE-A-THON’S SUCCESS. We can’t thank you enough for your...

Rental Assistance

Our partners over at A Just Harvest have rental assistance for your families. Below is the flyer with a QR code for more information on how.  For FAQs: https://southloopschool.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/ERAP-FAQ-AJH.pdf

Rediscover Summer with My CHI. My Future.

As Chicago begins moving past the pandemic, connecting and uplifting our youth will be more important than ever. My CHI. My Future. is the perfect place for students to reconnect to opportunities and Rediscover Summer. The MCMF website provides access to thousands of engaging programs, events, and resources being held both in-person and virtually. Youth...

Attention Parents of Graduating Class (2021)

Dear Families, If you missed the first round, or if you would like to consider additional options, you can participate in the second round, which consists of Choice (magnet, magnet cluster, and open enrollment) Schools that still have available seats. The second round is now open, and closes June 25th at 11:59 p.m.  A CPS ID...

Virtual School for 2021-22

Virtual Academy to Serve Eligible Students in Fall 2021The vast majority of CPS students will return to school five days a week this fall. However, we anticipate that a small percentage of children will need to continue learning remotely due to verified medical needs. To ensure these students receive the high-quality education they deserve, CPS...

Closing out the 2020-21 School Year

South Loop Lion Pride, It is hard to believe this school year is finally behind us. I am proud of our school community and all we accomplished this school year. We are truly SOUTH LOOP STRONG!! As we go into the summer break, I wanted to remind everyone to focus on self-care; travel, visit family...

8th Grade Graduation & Parade Information

Friday, June 18, 2021 Virtual Graduation Ceremony- The video will premiere promptly at 9AM. Class-of-2021Graduation-ProgramDownload Graduation Car Parade Decorate your vehicle Arrive at 11:45 am  12:00 PM. (Families, we are starting the parade promptly at 12pm) 1212 S Plymouth CourtFamilies and Graduates will enter on 14th State Street, Drive to 14th Federal Street and make a right...

Request for Transfer from SLES

Every child who leaves this school must be given a transfer. To assist in preparing our records and transfer, we ask taht we are given at least 24 hours notice. A request for transfer must be completed for each child in the family who is currently enrolled at South Loop Elementary School. Responses will be...

Please Complete: Fall 2021 Survey

Dear South Loop Families,  Our school year is winding down, and I’m sure that you and your children are looking forward to the summer break. But planning is already well underway for the fall, and we need your partnership to make our vision for next school year a success.  Please take a few minutes now...

Returning Chromebooks

In Person 8th grade Students should return devices by June 17th to their homeroom teacher. Make sure student’s name is on the device. Remotes 8th Grade Students can return devices on June 17th to Mrs. Garcia from 1:00-4:00pm at front of the school. In Person students at Middle School may return their chromebooks at anytime...

CPS 2021 Summer Sports Skills Camps

Dear Parents and Guardians, Chicago Public Schools (CPS) is excited to announce the launch of the CPS 2021 Summer Sports Skills Camps! Summer Skills Camps are an opportunity for elementary and high school students to develop their skills in their favorite sports this summer at NO COST. Elementary Sports Skills Camps: Girls/Boys Soccer: 6/28-7/2 &...

Last Week of School | Chromebook Collection

Remote Learning June 21-22On Monday June 21 & Tuesday June 22 remote students will engage in fun, end of the year asynchronous activities.  Please follow the schedule of daily activities provided by the teachers. In-person Learning June 21-22 Last Day of In-person Learning for Hybrid Pods Monday June 21 1st, 3rd, 5th, 6th & 8th POD A 4th Grade...

Please Complete: Fall 2021 Survey

Dear South Loop Families,  Our school year is winding down, and I’m sure that you and your children are looking forward to the summer break. But planning is already well underway for the fall, and we need your partnership to make our vision for next school year a success.  Please take a few minutes now...

FACE2FACE Session for Parents and Caregivers: Mental Health Supports for Students

South Loop Lions, As we begin to close out what has been the most challenging year many of us have faced, I want to take a moment to offer reflection, gratitude, and support.  Going into this school year, none of us knew what to expect.  Anxiety and fear were at an all time high, and...

Matched Donations | Preview of Principal Shelton & Asst. Principal Rhodes dancing…

DONATE NOW! ALL DONATIONS MATCHED UNTIL END OF DRIVE!If you make a donation from now until 7pm tomorrow, at the end of the Dance-A-Thon, your donation will be matched by our long-time Community Champion CCL Labs up to a total of $5k. It’s also not too late to unlock grade incentives including choosing TikTok dances...

Simple Ways to Support South Loop School

Here are simple ways to support our school, just through your day to day shopping needs! What is AmazonSmile? AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. AmazonSmile is available at smile.amazon.com on your web browser and can be activated in the Amazon Shopping app for iOS and Android...

Lurie’s Mobile Health Unit at SL Primary Building: Free physicals and Immunizations

Lurie’s Mobile Health Unit at SL Primary Building: Free physicals and Immunizations

Holiday Weekend Travel Reminders

If you travel to any orange state you must quarantine for 10 days. If you travel to a yellow state or are attending any gatherings during the holiday weekend , we are asking hybrid families to remain on remote learning the week of May 31st. This effort will keep us all safe until our school...

Googlepalooza Logo Design Contest (Grades 3-12)

Googlepalooza Logo Design Contest! CPS is hosting Googlepalooza for all teachers this summer. They want a CPS student to help create the logo so they are hosting a contest. If you would like to participate in the contest, see the details in the document attached.  The contest is open to all 3rd-8th grade (and High...

End of Year – Silent Auction

Bid today on items donated by local businesses to help us reach our EOY fundraising goal. Starting today at 6pm and ending with the Dance-A-Thon on June3rd at7pm. Check out the auction items and start bidding TODAY! https://www.32auctions.com/SpringDance2021*you will need to create an account to bid And don’t forget to donate to and share the Grade...

EOY Dance-A-Thon & Donation Drive Challenge

Dear SLES Families,You are invited to join South Loop Elementary School for the 2021 Dance-a-Thon and Donation Drive!This year has been challenging in many different ways, but SLES has endured as a community,supporting each other and our students. Let’s gather on the virtual dance floor and end the school yearstrong together! Donation Drive Friday, May...

Technology Repair Request

Attention Parents, If you have a school issued Chromebook (Dell models only) or iPad that is in need of repair or not functioning properly, please return it to the school so that it can be sent out for repair prior to the end of the school year. Repairs are only available on our Dell Model...

Attention 7th Grade: Escape Room Challenges- Join Now!

Test your thinking and problem solving skills as you work with a team of your peers to solve the clues that help you Escape a Fuzzy Logic Virtual Escape Room.   Please complete the form via the link below to sign up for the Escape Room Challenges. The Escape Room Club will be held for...

Youth Guidance Summer Camp Info & May Game Night

Click to Register- May 18th- Game Night Summer Camp South Loop Youth Guidance, in partnership with South Loop Elementary School, is offering outdoor summer camp for small groups of students. To support in-person programming while adhering to health and safety guidelines, we have limited class sizes. While much has changed this year, we are committed...

Class of 2021 Graduation Reminders

Tuesday, June 1, 2021– Submit virtual recording  Please email two videos (mp4/mov files only) of your child fully dressed in cap and gown, smiling, and passing the diploma cover to display. The second video turning the cap ribbon from right to left. If you are sharing a Drive link, please make sure it is sharable...

Vaccination Event at Juarez HS – May 15th and June 5th

We are thrilled to share that CPS is partnering with CDPH and CTU to host vaccination events at CPS schools for students and their families. On Saturday, May 15th, vaccination events will be held at Westinghouse HS, Juarez HS, Nash ES, Marshall HS, and Chicago Vocational Career Academy CoC_GCE_Juarez-ENGDownload

Attention 8th Grade- Deadline for HS offers TODAY!

View Post Attention 8th grade Parents DEADLINE to accept your High School offers is TODAY Friday,May 14th at 11:59 p.m. Please log into your GoCPS account on the Student Dashboard, next to the student’s name, click ‘View 2021-2022 Application Results.’ This will take you to the site where you can view your results.  Near the...

Celebrating Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month

South Loop School is one of the most diverse neighborhood schools in the city. We are very fortunate to be able to bring such cultural diversity into our classrooms. With the more recent happenings in our nations that have sparked AAPI Hate, we must now more than ever celebrate our diversity, and more importantly condemn...

Assistance with Filing Your Taxes | Child Tax Credit Available

Parents or guardians with children or dependents can claim the Child Tax Credit when filing their 2020 taxes. Please encourage families to file their taxes by May 17 to receive the extra dollars they are entitled to. If families need help filing their taxes securely, you can direct them to GetYourRefund (www.getyourrefund.org) to receive assistance from IRS-certified...

Dress Code Guidelines

Dear Parents & Guardians, I know the students appreciate and are enjoying the no uniform policy this year, however we must remind you that there are still guidelines to adhere to. Students must wear shirts with sleeves (short or long) and full coverage of midriff. Bottoms should be at mid-thigh or longer. All graphics and...

Attention 6th Grade: Escape Room Challenges- Join Now!

Test your thinking and problem solving skills as you work with a team of your peers to solve the clues that help you Escape a Fuzzy Logic Virtual Escape Room.   Please complete the form via the link below to sign up for the Escape Room Challenges. The Escape Room Club will be held for...

Attention 8th Grade Parents- Go CPS Results

ATTENTION 8TH GRADE PARENTS Your child’s results will be posted to your online application account on Friday, April 30th, between 5 pm and 11:59 pm. To access the results on Friday, April 30th, go to go.cps.edu after 5 pm, click ‘Log In’ and log in to your account with your username and password. On the...

Phase 4 Hybrid Reopening Reminders

Parents,Reopening reminders:Parents must complete the screener every day (at least 30 minutes before the start of the school day). Students cannot complete the screener.  CPS Health Screener: Complete Daily, one to two hours prior to the start of the school day. https://chicagopsprod.service-now.com/health We expect all families to answer all questions honestly and abide by the guidelines in place. If you...

Attention Families: Upcoming SY21 IAR Test

Dear South Loop Family, REMINDER   Testing begins this week April 21st Every year, Chicago Public Schools administers federally-required state assessments that not only demonstrate how our students are growing academically compared to their peers across the state, but also help us  determine where additional school support and resources are needed. This year, all in person...

P-EBT Cards & FAQs

Update: P-EBT Benefits There has been a recent uptick in calls and inquiries regarding P-EBT, and we have compiled a list of new FAQs, based on inquiries we have received from the Healthy CPS Hotline. There is a known delivery lag in the P-EBT cards, due to a manufacturing delay.CPS schools will not be responsible...

After School Clubs Available – Sign up Now!

We have some Spring After School Programs beginning next week. All clubs will be VIRTUAL. If your child is interested in joining, please complete the corresponding google form. Each club has limited spaces so enroll now! You will be notified by Ms. Garcia or the After School Instructor confirming your enrollment, start date and meet...

Phase 4 Hybrid Reopening Plan

South Loop Families, Welcome to Phase 4 Hybrid Reopening. Students will report to Hybrid Learning on Monday, April 19th.  It is important to read slides 28-29 in the K-8 Full Hybrid Plan below with your child prior to reporting to Hyrbrid Learning on April 19th. The slides provide expectations for in person learning. K-8 Full Hybrid Plan: https://tinyurl.com/SLShybridplan Traffic Pattern for Primary...

4th Quarter Hybrid/Remote Learning

If you wish for your child to remain remote for 4th quarter (beginning April 19th) but are currently opted in to Hybrid Learning or chose to opt in, please email Admin Team by Friday, April 9th and notify us that you would like to switch to remote learning. It is important that we have accurate...

Tuition Based Preschool Registration Now Open (Application Included)

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Current Hybrid Families: Extra Precaution Post Spring Break Travel

South Loop Hybrid Learning Families-If you have recently returned from vacation or any social gathering with friends and family, please have your child report to remote learning April 5th-9th.  To keep us all safe, it is important to inform us immediately the moment of any COVID-related symptoms (fever, chills, cough, congestion, headache, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea,...

Attention Parents: Mandatory Hearing/Vision Screenings

Screenings will begin on Tuesday, April 6th and Thursday-Friday, April 8th and 9th. Vision Screenings are required annually for students in Pre-K, K, 2nd, and 8th Grades.  Students who are new to the District and students with an IEP must also receive screening.   Hearing Screenings are required annually for students in Pre-K, K, 1st, 2nd,...

Racism and discrimination have no place in our world.

We are deeply saddened by the recent rise in attacks and murder of Asian, Asian-American, and Pacific Islander people. Just since the pandemic began, more than 3,000 anti-Asian “hate incidents” have been reported in the U.S., according to the group Stop AAPI Hate. Then, last week, we were again witness to a tragic mass murder in Atlanta. We mourn...

A Message from Principal Shelton: Spring Break Travel

South Loop Families, As we Spring Break begins, we want to ensure our families are aware of the new protocols and individual responsibilities regarding the Chicago Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) emergency travel order. With safety in mind and in keeping with public health guidance, we strongly discourage non-essential travel at this stage of the...

P-EBT Benefits FAQs

CPS has created an FAQ to answer common questions regarding P-EBT benefits. You can find the FAQs HERE.

After School Club: Women In Music (For 5th-8th Grade Girls)

About: Explore the influential role women play in the music industry.  We’ll learn from hard-hitting female composers, instrumentalists, producers and icons like Aretha Franklin and Ella Fitzgerald to Beyonce and Lady Gaga. We will also examine the role, development and challenges female musicians have/still face today in the ever-evolving music industry. See you there! Open to...

Join the Chess Team!

We are excited to restart the South Loop Elementary Chess Team virtually. Coach Isaac will host weekly lessons via Zoom on LiChess on Thursdays from 4:30-5:30. We are also hoping students will participate in Chicago Chess Foundation monthly tournaments online at ChessKid and team tournaments online at LiChess. All experience levels are very welcome! If...

E-Mail the LSC

A new e-mail address has been established for submitting questions or comments to the Local School Council (LSC). You can send them to SLELSC1212@gmail.com.