AIM FAMILY UPDATES
2nd Quarter Progress Reports Sent Home: Monday, December 14th, 2020.
Early Release: Friday, December 18th, 2020. 1:00PM.
Winter Break Starts: Monday, December 21, 2020.
Winter Break Ends: Friday, January 1, 2021.
Classes Resume from Winter Break: Monday, January 4. 2021.
GO CPS Deadline EXTENDED: Friday, January 8, 2021.
MLK Day: NO SCHOOL -Monday, January 19, 2021.
2nd Quarter Progress Reports!
Progress Reports will be sent via email by Monday, December 14, 2020.
Student mentors will be emailing progress reports to each family and student.
All AIM students have a dedicated mentor throughout the year that meets with them at least once every two weeks to maintain a trusted relationship with a staff member, who serves as that student’s point person. If you do not know who your student's mentor is, please reach out to your student's community teacher.
Supporting Your Student's Learning in a Click!
Please utilize our www.aimchicago.org website for resources like all Student Links (including weekly assignment bulletins, schedules, program websites, teacher e-mails), these Family Updates, and more. Also, follow AIM on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for news & celebration
NEED HELP? OFFICE HOURS! On most days after 2:30pm, teachers will be hosting office hours as an additional time to connect with students and support them with their work. Teachers will be discussing office hours with their students this week. If you have any questions about office hours with your student, please email your student's teacher or reach out to them on Remind.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR 8th Grade Families!
The GoCPS Deadline for high school applications has been extended until January 8, 2021.
NWEA: As we continue to navigate our response to COVID-19, our top priority is keeping our students and educators safe while we continue to support our students. As you know, the district made necessary changes to the 2021–22 high school admissions process to better meet our families’ needs during the current public health crisis, please see linked letter about upcoming winter NWEA MAP Growth test administration for GoCPS considerations. We will offer the winter NWEA MAP Growth test in person at our school during the week of January 11th for students in sixth, seventh, or eighth grades applying for academic centers or high school programs with academic criteria for the selection process. Examples of programs with academic criteria include selective enrollment programs as well as some IB programs, Career Technical Education programs, and military programs. For more information, please read this letter
2020.2021 Applications are NOW OPEN!
If you know any students in grades 7, 8, 9 or 10 who would like to join the AIM Family, have them visit aimchicago.org for all information. Also, please invite them to our next virtual open house. Seats are limited and we are already developing a waitlist for next year!
Return to School Tentative Timeline
Our tentative timeline for returning to school based on public health guidelines is January 25, 2021, aligned with the start of Quarter 3, would be the first date we could possibly allow for Community Care, or potential in-person learning scenarios
- Our ability to reopen Community Care will be dependent on programming for Q3.
- We are also planning for potential alternative return to school options (other in-person learning scenarios).
- In-person learning scenarios are dependent on the status of COVID-19, the guidance we receive from our partners, and the health data trends.
- Our school teams are designing what in-person or alternative learning options may be possible for January and beyond.
Based on those proposed ideas, we will send surveys in mid-December or early January to identify your preferences, interests, and feedback regarding Community Care or potential in person learning scenarios.We plan to reopen schools as soon as it is safe to do so. We are working in close collaboration with CPS to understand plans. We will share more updates during the week of January 11, 2021 to ensure families have enough time to plan.