10.21.22 Family Update

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Important Dates

  • Oct. 25th: 10th Grade PSAT at  East End. 11th Grade College Trip.

  • Oct. 25th: Last Day of Quarter 1.

  • Oct. 26th: First Day of Quarter 2.

  • Oct. 27th: 11th Grade PSAT at  East End. 10th Grade Field Trip.

  • Nov. 7th: Virtual Fall Family Conferences-by appointment only.

  • Nov. 8th: 7:45AM-12:00PM Fall Family Conferences In-person–No School.

  • Nov. 9th: 1:30PM-4:00PMFall Family Conferences In-person.

  • Nov. 10th: Virtual Fall Family Conferences-by appointment only.

  • Nov. 11th: Virtual Fall Family Conferences-by appointment only.

  • Our 9th graders finished taking their first shot at the PSAT. Our other High school students will be taking their tests on: 

Oct. 25th*: 10th Grade PSAT at  East End. Oct. 27th*: 11th Grade PSAT at  East End. 

*Students must be on time for testing (by 8AM). No late arrivals will be admitted per state testing guidelines. 

Please be sure your student(s) is well rested, well fed, and on time! Students should have two #2 pencils with them for testing.

  • High schoolers who miss PSAT will have to make it up. More details to come.

  • When East End is testing, there will be no scheduling changes for Greenwood. While 10th graders are testing (10/25), 11th graders will be participating in a college visit at Truman College. While 11th graders are testing (10/27), 10th graders will be on a trip to watch Till at the Showplace ICON. 

  • East End will have early release on test days,(10/25)(10/27), dismissing @1PM.

  • Students are responsible for bringing their Chrome books and chargers daily. Our I.T. Manager is experiencing high levels of lost computer reports, as well as damages.

  • Please remember that families will incur charges for replacements and repairs.
  • Please keep the calendar of the year for your records. It has: report cards distribution dates; scheduled off days and half days; announcements of Breaks for Thanksgiving, Winter, and Spring, etc.
  • AIM is encouraging a
  • ll families to complete the attached CPS Family Income Information Form for the 22-23 school year. This form is used to help determine school funding and help AIM keep programs like our free lunch program. Only one form needs to be completed per household. Please email completed forms and any questions to aim@distinctiveschools.org.
  • Students arriving after 10:00AM will need to be escorted and signed in by a parent or guardian.
  • The phone number to the Greenwood Campus, where the 7th, 8th, and 9th graders are housed, is 773-516-8361. The phone number to the East End Campus, where the 10th and 11th graders attend school, is 773-820-9426.
  • Families were emailed their Summit Learning and PowerSchool login information so that your student(s) progress and attendance can be viewed.
  • Remember to check your student’s garments as the dress code has and will always be in full effect. When in doubt, go another route
  • Cell phones and all electronic devices shall be turned off and placed in the student’s locker or backpack for the entirety of the school day. If a student needs to make an emergency call during the day, teachers will send students to the main office with a pass to call home. 
  • If you are still having issues logging into your Parent Powerschool Account, then please contact Ms. Faire at mfaire@distinctiveschools.org. Powerschool will help you see live grades and attendance. 


We are excited to share the launch of AIM STUDIO after school programming! AIM STUDIO will be officially starting October, 24th, 2022 and will run through January 19th, 2023. Programming will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Programming offerings are:

  • Basketball

  • Makers Space

  • Strange Fruit Ensemble & Creative Writing

  • Dance and Choreography

  • AIM Voices Choir

  • Cosmetolgy

  • Girl Talk: A group for Identifying girls

  • Chess Club

  • Speech/Debate club

  • Healing Arts Academy

  • Musician’s Workshop and Improv

Check your emails for more information

  • During morning entry, glass bottles and containers are not allowed on campus and will be confiscated and returned at dismissal. 

  • Please review the Student Code of Conduct to ensure that we, the school and your student are responding accordingly. 

  • During security bag check, all medication and pills will be confiscated by security unless the proper documentation is signed and filed with AIM office staff and/or school nurse. No student will be allowed to carry any pills or medication on their person while being on campus.