AIM FAMILY UPDATES
Current Community Care Families: The last day of Community Care is Friday, March, 19. We will reopen our campus building on April 12 for In-Person learning, and your child’s schedule will be different. Please see the information below for more details.
LEARN@SCHOOL Families who are preparing for In-Person Learning, starting April 12, 2021:
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8th Grade Families: Go CPS Applications
Ninth grade results for the first round will be released on Friday, April 30, 2021, between 5:00 p.m. and 11:59 p.m. CST. All applicants will receive their results via their online GoCPS account. An online GoCPS account will be created for paper applicants using the email address or phone number on the paper application; information will be emailed to paper applicants to assist them in accessing their online accounts. During the week of April 26th, all applicants will receive instructions via email on how to access their results.
3rd Quarter Progress Reports
All students and families will be receiving an e-mail by the end of the day today from their mentor with our 3rd Quarter Progress Report Letter and a Progress Report for English, History, Math, and Science. Arts and Spanish teachers will send a separate progress update for their courses no later than Monday, March 22. This is an important check-in and key information is provided around student progress and requirements to successfully end the school year. Students must pass each course by the end of the year with a 70% C- or higher. Students with incomplete courses below a 70% C- will be required to attend Summer Learning in order to pass and be promoted to the next grade level. Contact your child’s mentor, teachers, and/or school leadership with any questions.
Spring i-Ready Testing (7 & 8 th Grade only)
Beginning the week of March 15th through March 26th, our 7th and 8th graders will begin taking the Spring i-Ready Diagnostic Assessment. i‑Ready is a comprehensive assessment and instructional program that empowers educators with the resources they need to help all students succeed. The Diagnostic assessment will not be graded but will be used as a resource to determine students' readiness for state learning standards. The student data will help guide teacher's instruction to personalize learning pathways for students. We are excited to witness student's growth from fall to spring. To prepare students for the assessment, encourage them to relax, take their time, and do the best they can. Please revisit the link i-Ready.com/FamiliesAssessAtHome and watch the video to learn more about i-Ready and its excellent benefits to fostering positive learning experiences for students. If you have any questions or concerns about testing, please reach out to Ms. Whitaker via email, email@example.com.
Be on the lookout for Arts Progress Reports coming to you before Monday, March 15th!
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to any of the AIM ARTS TEAM Members via email or use our Ask Us Form or Sign up for office hours using THIS link!
All-City Elementary and High School Visual Arts Exhibitions
The spring exhibition will be curated by the CPS Department of Arts Education, and will showcase 2D, 3D, and time-based artwork by CPS high school students. All students in grades PreK–12 from any CPS school (including district-managed, charter, contract, and options schools) are encouraged to submit work. Teachers, students, parents, and guardians may all submit artwork on behalf of students. The submission window is open until April 22, 2021.
As a reminder, seniors students’ artwork submitted to the All-City Visual Arts High School Exhibition by March 26, 2021 will immediately be made eligible for potential inclusion in the Art on theMART exhibition if it meets the selection criteria (please visit here for more information). Artwork must be submitted through one of the ACVA High School Exhibition portals to be considered for both the Art on theMART exhibition and the ACVA HS Exhibition.
Please download and thoroughly read the attached 2020-21 ACVA ES-HS Submission Guidelines before submitting artwork. The guidelines contain direct links to the exhibition submission forms.
With the support of CPS Visual Arts teachers, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), and Design Museum of Chicago, the Department of Arts Education created an All-City Visual Arts Exhibition website. View the 2019-20 exhibition by clicking this link.
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