CICS Bucktown Families,
We are eager to welcome students back to school on Monday, August 18. In the meantime, we have some important announcements that will help all families prepare for the 2014-15 school year.
New Start Time
As mentioned recently on the website and our Facebook page, our school day will begin a little earlier this year. Doors will open at 7:50 a.m. and close at 8:00 a.m. Students who arrive after 8:00 a.m. are expected to report to the reception office for a tardy pass.
8th Grade Meeting
All incoming 8th graders are invited to discuss expectations for the school year and to explore plans for graduation celebration week on Wednesday, August 13 (2:00-3:00 p.m.).
Please note that this student meeting is in addition to the 8th grade parent meeting at the back-to-school open house on August 14 at 7:00 p.m. Student attendance at the parent meeting is optional.
Back-to-School Open House
You are invited to open house on Thursday, August 14. Please refer to the following list for your arrival time (according to last name).
4:00-5:00 p.m. Last name begins with A-I
5:00-6:00 p.m. Last name begins with J-R
6:00-7:00 p.m. Last name begins with S-Z
All families with students entering 8th grade will be attending a mandatory meeting at 7:00 p.m.
At open house, you can drop off school supplies, visit your child(ren)’s classrooms, meet teachers, pick up uniforms (if your order was placed by August 7), sign up for after-school care with Springboard, complete registration, and pay fees.
*All registration paperwork must be completed and fees paid before the first day of school.
New Gym Schedule
This school year, all students in grades K-5 will have gym every day. Students have the option of wearing their CICS Bucktown polo shirts and khaki pants (khaki shorts are also allowed through September) or CICS Bucktown gym t-shirts with navy blue CICS Bucktown gym shorts/joggers.
There may be days where students are required to wear polo shirts and khakis for special events. On these particular days, families will be notified in advance. Please note that uniforms may not be “combined.” For example, the polo shirt may be worn only with khaki pants/shorts and the gym shirt may be worn only with gym shorts/joggers. Further details about the uniform dress code will be available at the back-to-school open house on August 14.
Middle school students (grades 6-8) will have gym once per week for the entire school year and are expected to wear a gym uniform only on the day they have gym class. Polo shirts and khaki pants (khaki shorts are also allowed through September) are to be worn every other day of the week. Students will be given their schedules the first week of school.
Please contact our Dean of Students, Mr. Kliebert, if you have any questions about the dress code. He can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 773-645-3321.
Please call with questions. We look forward to seeing your smiling faces!