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CPS Is Hosting 2019 Back-to-School Bashes to Celebrate New School Year

Chicago Public Schools (CPS) announced 13 Back-to-School Bashes across the city for students and families to reconnect with their school communities and prepare for a safe and productive start to the upcoming school year. Starting at the end of July and continuing throughout the month of August, these celebrations will provide an opportunity for CPS students to meet with school and network staff and classmates, while connecting them with school supplies, free immunizations and other community resources. Find a bash near you here!

“Back-to-School Bashes bring communities together and help connect students and families with the resources and information they need to start the school year engaged and ready to learn,” said CPS CEO Dr. Janice K. Jackson. “We look forward to kicking off another safe and successful school year that will continue to build upon the district’s academic progress and provide students with opportunities to grow both inside and outside of the classroom.”

Each Back-to-School Bash will offer a variety of music, food, games and activities for students and their families, including performances from the Jesse White Tumblers. CPS staff and volunteers will be available to help answer questions regarding the upcoming school year, and transportation will be available to and from events through shuttle services.

For more information on the events and details on other resources to help families prepare for a successful year ahead, families can visit the Back-to-School website at www.cps.edu/b2s. The Back-to-School site includes information on academic programs, community events, frequently asked questions, enrollment procedures, medical forms and health requirements for the upcoming school year.

For any additional questions regarding Back-to-School, parents can email b2s@cps.edu or call 773-553-1580.