2022-23 Important Information First Day of School is Monday 8/22!

Arrival and Pick up  Pre-Kdg 

Pre-k Cluster program – Door 1 Main Entrance

Prek Room 101- Door 2 -Driveway 

Prek Room 103 – Door 3 – Playground

Pre-k room 105 – Door 4 – Federal Street

Arrival and Pick up  Kdg- 3rd 

Volunteers Needed: We need 3-4 volunteers per day to help the flow of traffic before school on Federal Street. Volunteers will assist students out of the car, remind parents to remain in the car, pull forward and keep traffic moving. Volunteers can select any amount of days. We need 3- 4 volunteers daily. 

Sign Up Here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090b4eaeae2ca7ff2-kissngo

Kdg – 3rd grade students will enter and exit the assigned doors listed below. Students eating breakfast must enter door 6 (playground door). At 7:55 am students will line up by their homeroom. Homerooms are  located on the playground.

  • Kindergarten classrooms 124 &127: Pick-up on Federal Street at door number 7
  • Kindergarten classroom 131: Pick up from the playground at door number 3. 
  • 1st grade classrooms 220, 221 & 224: Pick-up on Plymouth Court at door number 2
  • 2nd grade classrooms 225, 226 & 205: Pick up on Plymouth Court at main entrance.
  • 3rd grade classrooms 207, 208, 209: Pick up on Federal Street at playground door number 6

Do not park cars in the school bus drop off area by the main entrance.

Arrival and Pick up 4th – 8th  
4th – 8th  grades will enter and exit the doors below. 
Drop off: Students eating breakfast must enter the main entrance- Door 1

  • 4th grade – Door 1 main entrance
  • 5th grade- Door 9 
  • 6th grade- Door 9 
  • 7th grade- Playground
  • 8th grade- Door 8 

Pick up:

  • 7th and 8th grade pick up on 17th Street at Door 8 
  • 5th and 6th grade pick up 16th Dearborn Street at Door 9
  •  4th grade pick up on 16th Dearborn Street at Door 1- main entrance.

PreK -8th grade Families Back to School Picnic

August 27, 2022 
Primary Building: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Sign up to volunteer and invitation: 


Bring a blanket or lawn chair
Food, drinks, D.J. and games will be provided
Each family is asked to bring one sharable treat and/or dessert. No peanut products

Classroom and Curriculum Overview the week of August 29-September 1

Pre-school Families: Monday, August 29, 2022 – 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm 
You will hear an overview of your child’s school year from the classroom teacher.

Kdg-3rd Grade Families: Tuesday, August 30, 2022 – 6:15 pm to 7:00 pm. 
You will hear an overview of your child’s school year from the classroom teacher. 

4th-8th Grade Families: Wednesday, August 31, 2022 –6:15 pm to 7:00 pm.
You will hear an overview of your child’s school year from the classroom teachers.   

7th-8th Grade Families: Thursday, September 1, 2022 at 6:15 pm. 
You will hear an overview of the Student Bill of Rights, selective enrollment, selective prep, high school selections, 20122- 2023 assessments, promotion policy and middle school expectations and policies  from Mrs. Shelton, Mrs. Anders, and Mrs. Brewer.

School Uniform & Gym Uniform Policy

The South Loop Elementary School uniform consists of :

  • Bottoms: Solid Navy blue uniform pants, shorts, capris, skirts or dresses to the knee. Leggings and jeans are not permitted. 
  • Tops: Solid white shirts with sleeves.  Sweaters and sweatshirts may be white or navy blue.  The only permitted logo is the South Loop Elementary School logo or motto.

Tank tops, designer names, logos outside of SLES logo, stripes, polka-dots, etc. are not permitted.

  • South Loop School’s spirit wear: To order please click the link  https://southloopshop.com  All orders will be shipped to your home address      
  • Outerwear & Accessories: Outerwear (coats & jackets), tights, socks, shoes and hair accessories are at your discretion.  Shoes should be appropriate for school activities, including recess. Crocs, Flip flops, open toe shoes & skate shoes are not permitted. These items can cause injuries during hallway transitions, recess, gym, and traveling up and down the stairs.

The South Loop Elementary School gym uniform consists of:

  • Bottoms: Solid navy blue. Shorts or jogging pants.
  • Tops: Solid grey. T-shirt or Sweatshirt.
  • Footwear: Gym shoes only.

Tank tops, designer names, logos outside of SLES logo, stripes, polka-dots, etc. are not permitted.

Where can I purchase school and gym uniforms?

  • General uniform items can be found at Lands’ End, Target, Sears, JCPenney, Zemsky’s, or Children’s Place.
    • South Loop Elementary School receives 3% cash back from all uniform purchases at Lands’ End.  Preferred School Number: 900121088
  • Uniform options with the South Loop Elementary School logo or motto can be purchased from our school’s new spirit shop at southloopshop.com or gently used options at our Resale Shop, opened periodically throughout the year.

Are there exceptions to the South Loop School uniform policy? 

There are several opportunities throughout the year, such as:

  • Spirit Wear Days:  Each Monday, students may follow the uniform policy or wear any South Loop Elementary School “Pride Wear” shirt.  
  • Anti-Bullying Day: Each Wednesday, students are encouraged to wear a solid purple shirt and jeans to take a stand against bullying.
  • Spirit wear can be purchased at http://southloopshop.com  
  • Out of Uniform Days: Beginning on September 9, 2022 and every Friday and concluding on February 24, 2023, students may donate $2 for an out of uniform day.  Proceeds benefit the SLES 8th graders’ annual field trip and 8th grade activities. 

Use the link below to pay weekly, monthly or the entire balance of $36.00.


  • Sport Team Days:  The school celebrates Chicago sports teams throughout the school year. Students may wear the colors, shirts, or jerseys of our sports teams. These dates will be announced via SLES calendar on the school’s website (southloopschool.org) and email blasts.
  • Picture Day:  Students may dress down on picture days. No school uniform.