CPS To Begin School Year Learning at Home

Aug. 5, 2020

Chicago Public Schools (CPS) announced this morning that it will begin the new school year with all-remote learning.

In a letter to families, CPS said: “Our top priority in planning for the fall has been to provide a high-quality education for every child while keeping all our school communities healthy and safe. Today, after carefully considering advice from public health experts and feedback from many of you, Chicago Public Schools (CPS) will begin the year learning at home through the end of the first quarter. Prior to the beginning of the second quarter [which begins Nov. 9], we will assess the state of COVID-19 and the safety of switching to a hybrid learning model similar to what we proposed in our preliminary reopening framework.”

CPS’ first day of school is scheduled for Sept. 8.