• Scott Waguespack

Update on Chicago Public Schools & In Person Learning

After nearly a year away from their classrooms, teachers, and friends, Chicago Public Schools (CPS) is happy to announce that CPS students who want to learn in person will be returning to their schools.


Nearly eight months ago, CPS began discussions with Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) leadership about how to safely reopen schools. An agreement with CTU leadership has been reached that will allow students and staff to return on the following dates:

  • Pre-K and Cluster Programs: Students and staff return on Thursday, February 11, 2021.

  • Kindergarten - Fifth Grade: Teachers and staff return on February 22. Students return on March 1, 2021.

  • Sixth - Eighth Grade: Teachers and staff return on March 1, 2021. Students return on March 8, 2021.

Prior to the start of the fourth quarter, families who chose to continue learning at home will be offered another opportunity to return to school. Non-cluster high school classes are not currently scheduled for in-person learning, and as part of the agreement CPS and CTU will form a joint task force to address safely reopening high schools.

To learn more about other safety concerns and more about the CPS/CTU negotiation, click here.

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