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 coverage.  

Right At School comes highly recommended to us and is not only a more cost effective approach to after care and recess coverage, it also operates in over 30 schools across the city, and has a reputation for being well managed and highly organized. We feel that Right At School’s core values of being Mission-Led, Innovation-Driven, Locally-Inspired, and Efficiency-Obsessed are well aligned to both the needs of our school organization and the needs of South Loop families.  

Please note that while we are looking forward to beginning this new partnership, recess coverage comes at an additional cost to our school, which we have always paid for out of our school fees.  We ask that families understand the importance of paying their school fees in order to bring quality programming to their school; if every family at South Loop paid their school fees, it would cover the yearly cost of recess supervision.

Youth Guidance will refund all fall registration and elective fees.

For more information on Right At School click the link:

South Loop’s Programming:

Parent FAQ:

Thank you in advance for your continued partnership in supporting South Loop Elementary.

Tara Shelton, Principal
South Loop Elementary School
1212 S. Plymouth CourtChicago, IL 60605
(773) 534-8690
Twitter: @Sloopschool