By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS
Chicago Public School (CPS) students who attend schools that follow the Track R standard calendar returned from winter break on Thursday, Jan. 3, to make up for missed days during the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) Strike. CPS student who attend schools that follow the Track E year round calendar returned from winter break on Monday, Jan. 7. This jagged schedule can become a strain to families that have students enrolled in both Track E and Track R schools. CPS and CTU are working to develop a unified school calendar for the 2013-2014 school year.
CPS and CTU have created a survey for parents and students, which is available at cps.edu, seeking feedback on the best approach to a unified schedule. The survey includes questions regarding preferred start and end dates, whether teacher professional development days should be half-day or full-day events, preferred length of winter and spring breaks and a box for additional comments.
All surveys are due by Jan. 11 and are available in English, Polish, and Chinese.
Track E schools in Hyde Park
- Kozminski Elementary School, 936 E. 54th St.
- Dyett High School, 555 E. 51st St.
Track R Schools in Hyde Park
- Ariel Elementary School, 1119 E. 46th St.
- Bret Harte Elementary School,1556 E. 56th St.
- Murray Elementary School, 5335 S. Kenwood Ave.
- Ray Elementary School, 5631 S. Kimbark Ave.
- Reavis Elementary School, 834 E. 50th St.
- Shoesmith Elementary School,1330 E. 50th St.
- Canter Middle School, 4959 S. Blackstone Ave.
- Kenwood High School, 5335 S. Kenwood Ave.