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 be required to wear a mask during school hours including recess, and after –care.  

Update: Deadline Extension – Virtual Academy Applications Due August 6, 2021

The Virtual Academy application deadline has been extended until August 6. Any applications received after this will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. The Virtual Academy application is the COVID-19 Health Eligibility Form [English] [Spanish]. A student’s doctor will need to submit the form to virtualenrollment@cps.edu or faxed to 773-553-6563 to the attention of Virtual Enrollment.

Frequently Asked Questions – 2021-2022 Parent Handbook


As we wait for clear reopening guidance, please purchase the bare necessities of school supplies for students to use the first two weeks of school. 

2021-2022 Supply List for Remote and Hybrid Learning (in-person learning)


School Uniforms- Gym Uniform

Please purchase only a minimum number of tops and bottoms until we see how school reopening unfolds.

Pre-school students do not wear school or gym uniforms.

Wait for CPS guidance prior to ordering school spirit wear.

South Loop School’s Spirit wear.

Update: You are allowed to purchase the blue gym shirt available on the shop site.


Sign up for Parent Portal after August 25th

Parent Portal (Aspen)

Use the Parent Portal to easily and conveniently check grades, attendance, and other information about your student’s progress.


Back to School Picnic

After School Programming

As of now we will offer team sports, enrichment programs, clubs etc. We will only allow coaches and parent volunteers leading clubs inside the school buildings at this time. We will not allow spectators for indoor team sports. 

Every volunteer and coach must complete a health screener each time entering the school building

Right At School After-care

Please register if you are in need of after care.

3:00 pm – 6pm Preschool Building 

3:00 pm -6:00 pm Primary Building

3:30 – 6:00 pm Middle School Building  

Registration link


More information link


School Fee: $75

Current families, please pay your school fee now. New families please wait until after August 25th to pay school fee. I am asking every family (Kdg- 8th grades only) to pay a school fee for a minimum of one child per family.  Please pay school fee by September 30, 2021. School fees will cover the cost of recess and lunch coverage- $ 48,000.00 

Use this link for any school related fees. 


Additional Safety Protocols and School-wide policies will be sent the week of August 23, 2021