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In preparation for the new school year, Chicago Public Schools (CPS) is launching a series of new events and resources to support families.

The first day of school for all CPS students is Tuesday, Sept. 6, and CPS is hosting a series of Back-to-School kickoff events throughout the city this month to help students and families prepare for the year. The first event will be held on Aug. 16 and will continue through Aug. 31.

List of CPS Back-To-School Celebrations

Pilsen/Little Village
8/16/2016
Whittier, 1900 W 23rd St, 60608
2-5 pm

Roseland
8/17/2016
Harlan, 9652 S Michigan Ave, 60628
10-1 pm

Garfield Park
8/18/2016
Cather, 2908 W Washington Blvd, 60612
10-1 pm

Near West Side
8/19/2016
Crane Med 2245 W Jackson Blvd, 60612
2-5 pm

Albany Park
8/22/2016
Albany Park, 4929 N Sawyer Ave, 60625
10-1 pm

Ashburn
8/23/2016
Bogan, 3939 W 79th St, 60652
10-1 pm

Hermosa/Belmont Cragin
8/24/2016
Kelvyn Park, 4343 W Wrightwood Ave, 60639
2-5 pm

West Roseland/Pullman
8/25/2016
Fenger 11220 S Wallace St, 60628
2-5 pm

Brighton Park
8/26/2016
Kelly, 4136 S California Ave, 60632
10-1 pm

Woodlawn
8/29/2016
Hyde Park, 6220 S Stony Island Ave, 60637
9-12 pm

Austin/Belmont Cragin
8/30/2016
Prosser, 2148 N Long Ave, 60639
2-5 pm

Englewood
8/31/2016
Parker 6800 S Stewart Ave, 60621
10-1 pm

Websites and Resources

In addition to kickoff events throughout the city, CPS has launched a number websites that allow families to easily access a wide variety of resources.

Families can get specific information on the schools their children will be attending by visiting www.cps.edu/schools.

Its new Back-to-School website includes frequently asked questions, enrollment procedures, medical forms, health requirements, and a portal that allows parents to track the grades and attendance of their children throughout the school year. There is also information on CPS programs such as Career & Technical Education and dual enrollment.

The Chicago Early Learning Portal is for families with children between the ages of 3 and 5 and includes information on the school and community-based early childhood programs that CPS offers. Parents can also call the Chicago: Ready to Learn! Hotline at (312) 229-1690 for one-on-one assistance with early childhood planning.

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

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