Welcome Back Lions!

South Loop Families,

We are very excited to welcome South Loop Families and Students back to a new school year. We hope that everyone had a fun and restful summer enjoying the many outdoor events in our beautiful city, traveling or spending time with family and friends. 

In this email, you will find important start of the school year dates, the parent handbook and a few school policies I want to highlight that required a great deal of administration’s time discussing with students/families last school year.

Please take time to read the Parent Handbook in detail. It has a lot of very important information for the upcoming school year. The handbook can answer many of your school-related questions you may have. 

We look forward to seeing everyone on AUGUST 21, 2023!

PreK: School begins at 8:00 AM 

Primary: 7:45 AM for Breakfast and School begins at 8:00 AM. Tardy 8:05 AM  

Middle School 8:00 AM for Breakfast and School begins at 8:30 AM. Tardy 8:35AM 

2023-2024 Parent Handbook


2023-2024 CPS Calendar

Click here to access the 2023-2024 CPS Calendar

2023-2024 South Loop School’s Assessment Calendar. Students must be attendance 

Assessment Calendar

2023-2024 Classroom Assignment: Requests for classroom changes will not be honored.

Class lists will be finalized on August 18, 2023. You can check your child’s homeroom by following the steps below:

Aspen Parent Portal:  Parents will use Aspen Parent Portal to check their child’s grades and receive grade-related alerts.  If you provided the school with an email address you should receive a verification email to set up your Parent Portal account within 48-72 hours after your child is enrolled. If you have not received this email within 72 hours, check your junk mail to be sure it wasn’t delivered there. Once you receive the email, follow the steps in the email to set up your Parent Portal account. If you do not receive an email, reach out to the school for support. You may also use the websites below for more information regarding Aspen Parent Portal accounts and tech support. 

If you need any further assistance, do not hesitate to contact the school. 

Aspen Parent Portal


2023-2024 Right At School Registration Links:Pre-K-8th Grade Registration


Kindergarten Meet and Greet: Lead Teacher, Mrs. Chan will give an overview of kindergarten and lead the students on a tour of their classroom.

Room 124: 8:30 AM- 9:30 AM

Room 127 10:00 AM- 11:00 AM

Room 130 11:30 AM- 12:30 PM 

Back to School Picnic: Pre-K- 8th Grade Families join our school community for a day of food, music, carnival games, roller skating and meeting our school community families.

We are asking every family to donate one item of (NO PEANUT PRODUCTS): cookie, cupcakes, fruit snacks, individual bags of chips, brownies, rice krispy treats, or any dessert/treat.

August, 26, 2023.

11:00 am – 1:00 pm Bring lawn chairs and/or blankets 

Primary Building: 1212 S. Plymouth Court 

Right AT School After-Care Program: Pre-K- 8th Grade. After care begins on the first day of school. https://www.rightatschool.com/school/?school=south-loop-elementary&district=il-chicago&tab=2023-24-after-school 

2023-2024 Important School Policies 

Uniform Policy

Cell Phone Policy 

Dismissal Policy

Breakfast/Lunch Policy

Open House Dates

Traffic Pattern

School Fees