School Announcements

Attention 8th Grade- Deadline for HS offers this Friday

Attention 8th grade Parents DEADLINE to accept your High School offers is 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 name of the...

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...

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...

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...

Youth Guidance Summer Camp

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 to continuing to offer summer childcare 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.

Congratulations to Around the World winners!

Thank you to all the students & families who participated and joined us for Virtual Around the World. Congratulations to the students and families who completed and submitted their passports. Below are the prize winners. You can pick up your prizes at the Primary building during these times only — 8-11am OR 1-3pm (the office...

Youth Guidance Announcements

Dear Youth Guidance Families,  Here is a highlight of upcoming and ongoing programming with us!We will be hosting summer programming! Given our current environment is ever changing, we will not be releasing any information about these programs until we are more confident in what they will look like. As you start to think of Summer Plans,...

Phase 4 Reopening Plan

As we continue to plan for more students to return to in-person learning on April 19, we want to provide you with updated information to help you plan your work, childcare, and transportation schedules, for the coming months.   Based on the current numbers of students who have already opted into in-person learning for 4th quarter, we anticipate each class will...

P-EBT Update

Parents,To ensure you receive your P-EBT for your child(ren) please see additional information below.Parents can go online and change your address directly with IDHS by using this website.  https://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?module=17&item=131777&surveyid=1564 P- EBT card customer service  direct number for more information  : 1 (833) 621-0737. 

Congrats to South Loop Students featured in Sun-Times Snowman Contest

*update* We have more winners in the middle school contest! https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/3/12/22316543/imagination-project-snowman-art-contest-middle-high-school-winners-jessica-olinger-sick-fisher South Loop has some creative students! The Chicago Sun-Times had a contest and quite a few of our students were featured. Take a look at their awesome snowmen! https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/3/5/22308517/imagination-project-snowman-art-contest-elementary-school-winners-cujo-dah-hailey-losselyong

Around The World Day 4: Western Europe & North America

Grab your passports, hit play, and have a great journey through Western Europe & North America. Enjoy! Thursday’s Itinerary:1. Intro (:36)2. African American Diaspora (2:37)3. Canada 🇨🇦 (2:35)4. France 🇫🇷 (2:28)5. Greece 🇬🇷 (7:22)6. Holland (Netherlands) 🇳🇱 (1:32)7. Italy 🇮🇹 (2:58)8: Mexico 🇲🇽 (3:27)9. Norway 🇳🇴 (2:59)10. Portugal 🇵🇹 (1:42) < Go Back to Around...

A Message from Principal Shelton

South Loop Families, I’m proud to give an update on our Phase 2 and Phase 3 reopening progress over the past two weeks.  First off, I want to thank our staff and parent community for doing so much to get the in-person return to schools up and running, we would not be able to do...

Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Program* IMPORTANT UPDATE

*UPDATE* March 11, 2021 Attention South Loop school parents / P-EBT recipients The deadline for schools to make P-EBT mailing address changes was Wednesday, February 24th. All families that requested an address change through the school on or after the 24th are advised to contact IDHS directly and submit their change of mailing address. P-EBT...

Around The World DAY 3: South & Central America

Hola! Grab your passports, hit play, and have a great journey through South & Central America. Enjoy! (Note: You can watch videos anytime after 5pm on the day of release.) Wednesday’s Itinerary:1. Intro (.32)2. Cuba 🇨🇺 (2:54) 3. Dominican Republic 🇩🇴 (7:42) 4. Guatemala 🇬🇹 (3:04)6. Panama 🇵🇦 (3:16)7. Peru 🇵🇪 (6:19)8. Puerto Rico 🇵🇷...

Around The World Day 2: Africa, Eastern Europe, & Middle East

Grab your passports, hit play, and have a great journey through Africa, Eastern Europe & the Middle East. Enjoy! Today’s Itinerary:1. Intro (:26)2. 🇪🇬 Egypt (4:34)3. 🇪🇹 Ethiopia / 🇪🇷Eritrea (1:32)4. 🇳🇬 Nigeria (2:26) 4. 🇳🇬 Nigeria 2 (:38)5. 🇦🇱 Albania (2:54)6. 🇭🇺 Hungary (3:20)7. 🇸🇾 Syria (1:24)8. 🇺🇦 Ukraine (3:02)9. 🇸🇦 Saudi Arabia (10:16)...

Chicago Debate League City Championship Tournament

Congratulations to our South Loop Students who participated in the City Championship Tournament!  Novice Team-11th Place, Kinley Lazare and Zainab Ahmad. JV Speaker – 13th Place – Ruhi Agrawal Varsity Speaker – 3rd Place Matthew Pfeiffer and 1st Place Maya Agrawal Varsity Team – 1st Place – Maya Agrawal and Matthew Pfeiffer Special thanks to Coach...

Around The World DAY 1: ASIA

Grab your passports, hit play, and have a great journey throughout Asia. Enjoy! Today’s Itinerary:1. Intro (:36)2. China 🇨🇳 (3:33)3. Hong Kong 🇭🇰 (3:07)3. Hong Kong II (3:23)4. India 🇮🇳 (7:25)5. Indonesia 🇮🇩 (3:01)6. Japan 🇯🇵 (2:21)7. Pakistan 🇵🇰 (3:04)8. Philippines 🇵🇭 (3:47)9. South Korea 🇰🇷 (3:14)10. Taiwan 🇹🇼 (2:27) < Go Back to Around...

Phase 3 Reopening on March 8th for 6-8th grade

Middle School Families, As a parent (School Leader), you should never have a favorite child, but my favorite children are returning back to school and I am so excited. We are proud and excited to welcome back our middle school hybrid students on March 8th. Much has changed since our middle schoolers were last with...

Attention Hybrid Families: Safety Protocols/Reminders

Hybrid Families, The students are doing a really good job with following protocol. Below is one suggestion of an easy fix to continue to have a safe reopening. Based on CDC recommendations vented masks (although used to be touted as good early on in the pandemic) are specifically not recommended at this time. Here’s a...

Join us for Around The World 2021!

Get ready to attend South Loop Elementary School’s exciting annual Around the World Event, showcasing the rich cultures and diversities all our students have to offer!  Click on each day’s corresponding link below, to take you on an embarkment to learn and be enlightened, displaying a series of countries/regions daily to feast your eyes.Try your...

2021 T-Mobile Changemaker Challenge

Know an awesome young person with a bold idea to transform our communities for the better?  Check out our  2021 T-Mobile Changemaker Challenge! 

FACE2Face – Health & Safety Protocols in Schools

Join FACE weekly on Monday from 4pm-5pm for the Student Health and Wellness (OSHW) series. All sessions will be recorded and uploaded to the FACE YouTube channel. First session was yesterday, but weekly sessions will occur every Monday. You can sign up here FACE2FACE-Session-1-EnglishDownload

Phase 2 Reopening on March 1st for K-5th grade Families Only

South Loop Families,When I pause and think about the last days our South Loop school buildings were filled with the bustling activity of our students, I am in awe of all that has happened since.  From the initial days of e-learning and the scary and unknown pandemic, to a summer of turbulence and riots in our...

Parent Safety Committee

We are seeking parent volunteers with a medical background to help with the safe return of staff and students and to monitor safety protocols to ensure the creation of a preventative environment. Please complete click the link below to complete the form if you are interested to assist. https://forms.gle/VjLhkVd1oBtwEe2W9

Youth Guidance Enrichment

Join us for a fun and engaging social-emotional learning and academic support enrichment! This enrichment provides students an opportunity to interact with peers through instructor-led discussions, games, and activities. Students will also participate in trivia and challenges – including Jeopardy and Kahoot – emphasizing relative coursework! This enrichment was created to encourage social-emotional skills and collaborative...

Thank You Dr. Beaser | See Last Week’s Presentation

Thank you Dr. Beaser for providing South Loop families with information to help us gain a better understanding on the science around Covid. Attached below is the presentation slides she provided during the meeting. School-presentation-on-COVID-parentsDownload

Free SLES Virtual Event: Parenting in a Pandemic (All Grades) – Jan 27

Please join us for our second installment of Parenting in a Pandemic with Jemia Cunningham-Elder. This session is open to all parents and will help you de-stress, prioritize your life and fit more of what YOU need into your life. Click here to RSVP Jemia is a parent of a 1st and 4th grader at...

Website is back up

The school website is back up with some features that were causing the problems disabled. We are working to get the website fully functioning soon. Please disregard the old announcements below if you’ve already read them. Thanks for your patience.

Attention 6th-8th Grade Parents: NWEA Exam Info

6th-8th grade parents only:The NWEA exam is only for students in 6th-8th who are applying to an academic program or high school for the 2021-2022 school year.  We will offer the winter NWEA MAP Growth test in-person at our school on Tuesday, January 12, 2020 and Wednesday, January 13, 2020 for students in sixth, seventh, or eighth grades applying for academic centers or high school...