School Announcements

Important: Students With Friday Gym Class

South Loop Elementary School have partnered with the Chicago Fire FC community soccer programs to provide in school soccer “Field Trips” every Friday until October 29th during Friday gym class. Primary students in classrooms 208, 207, 214, 127 and 224 and Middle School Students who have gym on Fridays ONLY. Important actions before Friday, September 17: 1: Complete...

Attention PreK-5th Grade: McNulty Irish Dance

Try Irish Dance for free! South-Loop-Class-1Download

Inside Look at South Loop School’s COVID Protocols

Important Message from Mrs. Shelton: Please review the COVID protocol powerpoint presentation below.  The presentation will provide updated COVID related resources, District, South Loop School and CDC guidance and an at-a-glance view of classrooms and common areas.   https://tinyurl.com/Fall-Safety-Protocols-Update

Supporting South Loop School

What is Friends & Family of South Loop School Inc.? How can I support my school’s fundraising efforts? How can I support South Loop School during my everyday shopping?  Friends & Family of South Loop School, Inc. is a non-profit fundraising group for South Loop School. Friends & Family works in conjunction with the Finance...

Attention Middle School Parents

Please do not park in Mariano’s parking lot for drop off or pick up. Mariano’s will tow. We want to maintain a working relationship with our community partner who is allowing our staff to use their parking garage. Also, there has been an increase in the number of students using Apple Watches, particularly during school...

Attention 6th-8th Grade Parents: Chromebook Contract

6th-8th Students and Parents, Please read the Chromebook Contract thoroughly. You can access the Chromebook Contract here: https://tinyurl.com/21-22-Chromebook-Contract The contract agreement form link to complete is located at the end of the contract. Complete this form in lieu of a paper contract. *YOUR CHILD MUST BE SIGNED IN TO THEIR CPS ACCOUNT TO ACCESS THIS...

Beginning of the Year Reminders

Lunch Application -2019-2020 school year families Only:School funding is based on the number of approved lunch applications completed. Please complete one form per family. NEW: FY21 Family Income Information Form (electronically fillable version. Please download first) Travel Guidance- CDPH and CPSCDPH released updated travel guidance ahead of the Labor Day Weekend urging those who are unvaccinated to delay travel until...

Breakfast & Lunch Menus

Chicago Public Schools offers free, nutritionally balanced breakfast and lunch snacks to all students. Please visit the link below to see this month’s menus. www.cps.edu/­services-and-supports/­school-meals-and-nutrition/­ Pre-Kdg Menu https://www.cps.edu/globalassets/cps-pages/services-and-supports/school-meals-and-nutrition/september-2021-pre-k-breakfast-menu.pdf Breakfast Menu https://www.cps.edu/globalassets/cps-pages/services-and-supports/school-meals-and-nutrition/september-2021-k-12-gng-breakfast_.pdf Lunch Menu https://www.cps.edu/globalassets/cps-pages/services-and-supports/school-meals-and-nutrition/september-2021-k-8-lunch_-002.pdf After-School Hot Supper https://www.cps.edu/globalassets/cps-pages/services-and-supports/school-meals-and-nutrition/afterschool-hot-supper—sep-2021.pdf

After School Care Waitlist

If you are interested in registering your child for after care from Right at Schools, please visit this link to join their waitlist. Once they secure more staff, they will open up additional slots to allow for parents to register for aftercare.

What You Should Know About COVID-19 Testing in Schools

Regular COVID-19 Testing Protects Everyone Regular testing, in addition to COVID-19 vaccination, is a safe, effective way to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and help keep schools open for in-person learning. Many people with COVID-19, especially children and teens, don’t have symptoms but can still spread the virus, so regular testing helps find people who...

Chicago Fire After School Soccer Camp

This is an after school opportunity to have your child who does not have gym class on Fridays to also take part in the Chicago Fire Soccer program. Sign up early — space is limited to 16 students per location. ***NOTE: If your child is in Primary Class 208, 207, 214, 127 and 224 and Middle...

5th-8th Grade- Join the Debate Team!

Next Debate meeting is Wednesday, September 15th at 7am – google meet link:  meet.google.com/rjk-xhos-mie We had a great first Debate Practice and are so excited to get the year going.  It is NOT too late to join so please do encourage your daughter or son to join us this Wednesday.  We have a lot of fun...

September Menus

Chicago Public Schools offers free, nutritionally balanced breakfast and lunch snacks to all students. Pre-Kdg Menu https://www.cps.edu/globalassets/cps-pages/services-and-supports/school-meals-and-nutrition/september-2021-pre-k-breakfast-menu.pdf Breakfast Menu https://www.cps.edu/globalassets/cps-pages/services-and-supports/school-meals-and-nutrition/september-2021-k-12-gng-breakfast_.pdfLunch Menu https://www.cps.edu/globalassets/cps-pages/services-and-supports/school-meals-and-nutrition/september-2021-k-8-lunch_-002.pdf After-School Hot Supper https://www.cps.edu/globalassets/cps-pages/services-and-supports/school-meals-and-nutrition/afterschool-hot-supper—sep-2021.pdf For more information on CPS Meals Program: www.cps.edu/­services-and-supports/­school-meals-and-nutrition/­

Attention 4th-8th Grade Parents:

Your participation is requested regarding the scheduling of specials classes during COVID.  Please complete the follow survey by tomorrow, Friday, September 3, 2021 at 5:00PM. https://forms.gle/39dB2MCg9kczktZTA

BTS Picnic Volunteer/Snack Sign-up

Hello Fellow South Loop Parents! As we head off a new school year, Principal Shelton is inviting the South Loop School community to gather and celebrate the new start of the school year with a picnic. We are requesting for families to bring either a dessert or drink item (based on their grade level). We...

2021-2022 School Year Updates & Reminders *Updated 8.6.21

First Day of School  August 30, 2021 Pre-school: Universal: 8 am – 3:00 pm                      Cluster Program: 8am – 11:15 am and 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm                     Tuition based and 8:00 am 6:00 pm   Primary Kdg.- 3rd: 8:00 am – 3:00 Pm Middle School 4th-8th : 8:30 am – 3:30 pm  Staff, students and visitors will...

After School Program Registration (Right at School)

Please see the following link to register for after school Right at School

2021-2022 School Year Updates & Reminders

School Reminders: First Day of School: August 30, 2021 Pre-school Building- 8:00 am- 3:00 pm and 6:00pm (Tuition -Based students only)   Primary Building- Kdg- 3rd: 8am – 3pm Middle School Building- 4th-8th : 8:30 am – 3:30 pm VIRTUAL SCHOOL TOURS At this, we are not offering in-person tours. 4th grade Parents, the teachers will tour the...

After School Program Parent Forum Thurs. 7/29

Parent Forum For Right At School After School Program

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

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...

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...