Updated Policies & Procedures for 2022-23 School Year

Happy New School Year Families,

We have a few school rules/policies all families and students must follow.  

Arrival Procedures:

Supervision begins at the designated early drop off times. Students cannot arrive and  wait before these times without a parent or guardian . 

Pre-K Students can arrive at 8am only

Kdg- 3rd students can arrive as early as 7:30 am only.

4th-8th students can arrive as early as 8:00 am only   

Please do not drop students off on the opposite side of the school 

Please do not double stop/park. Drop off along the curb only . 

School Uniforms:

All students are expected to wear a solid white shirt and navy blue buttons daily. 

All students are expected to wear a solid gray shirt and navy blue bottoms on gym days.

Students may wear a solid purple shirt and blue jeans on Wednesdays to support our school-wide anti-bullying zone.

Lunch Policy:

We are a candy, gum, red dye ( all flamin hot chips) , excessive sweets   and no peanut products free school. Please do not send any of these items to school in your child’s lunch. Breakfast and lunch is free for all students. 

Cell Phone Policy:

Last school year, we experienced a concerning amount of student cell phone usage during class.  In some cases, we learned that numerous students were utilizing group chats and social media during class time. This led to an unnecessary increase in cell phone infractions. Students were also using their cell phones during lunch, recess, bathroom breaks, and afterschool.  

Equally concerning is the number of conflicts that arose between students, most of which could otherwise be solved through staff-led mediation or conflict resolution, are being recorded and posted to social media.  Recording and posting content of this kind is not only illegal, it is also incredibly damaging to the school’s desired climate and culture. 

At South Loop our cell phone policy is very simple: upon arrival, all cell phones must be turned off and stored in backpacks or lockers.  Students are reminded every morning prior to entering the school  building. Cell phone usage during class is detrimental to academic gains. So, we ask our parents to partner with us in ensuring that the learning environment at school is as free from distractions as possible.

Please read the cell phone contract https://forms.gle/k2KTqX8SenUMyLgi9 and have a conversation with your child(ren) about the school’s cell phone policy and the CPS Student Code of Conduct (SCC) violations they may incur if they violate this policy.