Schools Open, Classes Cancelled Tomorrow
Chicago Teachers Union and SEIU 73
Dear Neighbors,

CPS announced that classes are officially cancelled Thursday, October 17, in anticipation of a strike by Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) and SEIU 73.

All Chicago Public School (CPS) buildings will be open during their normal schedule. Principals and and non-union support staff will be on-site to ensure students are safe and engaged in stimulating activities. You can search for a full list of contingency sites using the Contingency Site Locator. Students who need a safe place to go are encouraged to attend their regular school, but will welcome students at any CPS school that is age-appropriate.

All CPS schools will serve breakfast and lunch to students . In the event that you choose to send your child to school, please use the Contingency Site Registration Tool to register your child.

In addition, The Chicago Park District will open a limited number of fieldhouses with limited hours of operation , to provide resources to families.These fieldhouses will be open weekdays from 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. Customers can engage in drop-in and low-organized activities, open gym and fitness center usage View a list of Fieldhouses open during the work stoppage.

The Chicago Public Library will also be open to facilitate as a safe haven site. The Lincoln Park Branch located at 1150 W. Fullerton is the closest branch in our neighborhood.

43rd Ward Office Hours: M 9 AM - 7 PM, T - F 9 AM - 6 PM 
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