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Greetings Tubman Familie and Friends!

Thank you to our FOT for sponsoring a wonderful Back to School Bash this past Saturday! This week we welcome our wonderful staff back to a new school year. We will be engaged in school-wide professional development and IB training. Please see the latest Tubman news below. 

In partnership,

Principal Gibson and Assistant Principal Moore

Tubman News

This time of year, w would like to introduce new teachers and wish our teachers who are leaving Tubman all the best for the future. Teachers face difficult decisions every year that may require them to leave their school. Although we are sad to say goodbye to our teachers, Tubman eagerly welcomes new talented staff members.

Good-Bye and Well Wishes

Sari Freier: Special Education Teacher

Sieanna Johnson: Special Education Teacher

Katherine Acevedo - 2nd Grade Teacher

Erin Szarnych: 3rd Grade Teacher

Allie Small: Special Education Teacher

Sarah Callahan: 4th Grade Teacher

Jamie Pleasant: 4th Grade Teacher

Matthew Collins: 6th Grade Teacher

Kelsey Alteri: Special Education Teacher

Christine Alvarado: 7th Grade Teacher

Estrella Hernandez: SECA

Tina James: SECA

A Warm Welcome to New Teachers and Staff:

Evokia Andreadou - 3rd Grade Teacher

Lance Gillis - 4th Grade Teacher

Tiffany Sutton - 6th Grade Teacher

Ellen Lipo - 7th Grade Teacher

Recca Manatad - Special Education Teacher

Joanna Nueno - Special Education Teacher

Shamel Seabrook - Special Education Teacher

Laquahn Washington - SECA

Patricia Creer - SECA

Laniya Nickerson - Misc. Employee

Movement in Tubman Faculty 

Myriah Brown-Rivera: Interventionist

Joe Tinich: Special Education Teacher

Jennifer Vincent - Special Education Teacher & MYP Coordinator

Rebecca Rosenberg: Special Education Teacher & Case Manager

Enrollment at Tubman for 2022-2023

Enrollment for the next school year is in process and must be done in person at Tubman. Please visit Tubman Tuesday, August 16 - Thursday, August 18th from 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM to register. Additional enrollment times will be available. 

Please bring all documents below to register:

  • Student's Original Birth Certificate
  • Parent's Valid Driver's License or State ID with the Current Home Address
  • Proof of Residency (Current - ComEd, Gas, Deed, Mortgage Statement, Cable...) - Please bring two forms for proof of residency if your license or ID are not current. 
  • Student's Latest Immunization Records and Physical (If available, must be turned in before the start of school on August 22nd)

Questions about registration? Please email Ms. Gordon.  

All children residing in the City of Chicago who are 5 years old on or before September 1, 2022 (Birthdates 9/2/16 - 8/31/17), are eligible for enrollment into a CPS Kindergarten program.  

Transfer Policy at Tubman

When transferring a student parents must come into the Main Office at Tubman to complete a Request for Transfer form or have the clerk at the receiving CPS school to contact Ms. Gordon to release the student.

Medical Form Submission Plan

Students’ physical and immunization records are required by schools to ensure a healthy and safe environment for all students. In light of the school starting on August 22, 2022, parents/guardians need to turn in their child’s records as soon as possible. All forms are due by October 15, 2022. 


The physical and immunization requirements are as follows:


Physicals (Required for Pre-K, Kindergarten, 6th Grade and newly enrolled students)



Required for Pre-K, Kindergarten and all newly enrolled students   

  • DTap, Polio, MMR, Hepatitis B, Chickenpox, HIB and Pneumococcal

Required for 6th Grade          

  • Tdap and Meningococcal


All medical forms can be turned into the student's teacher or the main office. If you feel comfortable, forms can also be emailed to the school nurse at CReilly1@cps.edu


If anyone needs assistance obtaining health insurance for their child please call the Healthy CPS Hotline at 773-553-KIDS (5437) for assistance. 

ASPEN Parent Portal

Classroom assignments will be finalized on Tuesday. ASPEN was updating it systems over the weekend, so if you had trouble logging in, that may be why. ASPEN Parent Portal allows you to conveniently access information about your student's grades, homeroom teacher, attendance, and other information. Click HERE for more information about Parent Portal and how to sign up.

COVID-19 Safety Protocols & Testing - [Click Here]

Please click here for COVID-19 Safety Protocols for the 2022-23 School Year. Also, in order to register for the ThermoFisher COVID-19 testing you must select Agassiz instead of Tubman. We are working to get this updated.

We are excited to announce a new partner, Right at School to support our after school program for next school year! Right at School will also support recess supervision at Tubman. Learn more about Right at School and their values by watching this video.

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Student Fee

Tubman Family Handbook

COVID Testing Sign Up Directions

Friends of Tubman (FOT)

Upcoming Events


Important Dates & Upcoming Events:

Friends of Tubman (FOT)

Learn More About FOT!

Friends of Tubman (FOT) is an all-volunteer group of parents and community members dedicated to making Harriet Tubman Elementary a great school for all students through fundraising and community outreach events. We hold monthly meetings and welcome new ideas and voices. We'd love to have you join our next meeting via Zoom at 6 p.m. on Thursday, August 25. The link can be found on our website. If you have any questions about FOT, please email us at friendsoftubman@gmail.com or visit our website. Come check us out! 

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Harriet Tubman Elementary School

2851 N. Seminary Ave.

Chicago, IL 60657

Phone: (773) 534-5725

Fax: (773) 534-5784


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