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Upcoming Events


Important Dates & Upcoming Events:


  • 8/11: Kindergarten teacher meet and greet (information coming soon from kindergarten teachers)
  • 8/12: Back to School Bash hosted by Friends of Tubman from 10am-12pm
  • 8/14-8/17: New student enrollment for SY 23/24 from 7:30am-2:30pm
  • 8/16: Local School Council organizational meeting at 9am
  • 8/16: Local School Council regular meeting at 10am
  • 8/21: First day of school for students


  • 9/4: No school, holiday

Tubman Calendar

SY23/24 CPS Calendar

2023-24 CPS Holidays and Non-attendance Days:

September 4: Holiday - no school

September 22: No school for students

October 9: Holiday - no school

October 26-27: No school for students. Parent/teacher conferences on 26th.

November 10: Holiday - no school

November 20-24: Thanksgiving break, no school for students.

December 22: No school for students.

December 25-January 5: Winter break, no school for students.

January 15: Holiday - no school

February 9: No school for students

February 19: Holiday - no school

March 25-April 1: No school for students

April 10: No school for students. Parent/teacher conferences.

May 27: Holiday - no school

June 6: Last day of school  

News from Local School Council

Hello families,

The Local School Council is committed to partnering with all of our stakeholders to ensure that we have a wonderful start of the new school year.

As you know, we are commencing the principal selection process and would like to provide the following important dates:

July 26 - Principal Position Advertisement posted

August 9 - Principal Position Advertisement closes

August 14 - LSC receives candidate slate

August 16 - LSC Organizational Meeting

August 16 - LSC Regular Meeting - Principal Selection Process

Updates will be provided during the entire process. The agendas for the meetings will be posted in the coming days.

Tubman News

NEW: Students and Caregivers Ride Free on First Day of School

REMINDER: School Supplies List

Please use the link below for view school supply lists for all grades. School supplies can be dropped off at school on Wednesday, 8/16 between 11am-2pm or Friday, 8/18 between 8-11am. School Supply Kits ordered via School Kidz in May/June will be delivered directly to classrooms.

View supply lists.

REMINDER: Classroom Assignments

Classroom assignments for grades 1-8 should be updated and available via your student or caregiver Aspen account after August 14. Families and caregivers can expect to hear from their student's teacher the week of August 14.

Note that Kindergarten classrooms are determined and sent after the teacher meet and greet and will be shared by teachers.

Questions about your Aspen account? Please email Ms. Gordon.

REMINDER: Breakfast and Lunch at Tubman

CPS serves free breakfast and lunch to every student all year long. View your school menu for more information.

REMINDER: New Student Enrollment for SY23-24

New student enrollment for the upcoming school year must be done in person at Tubman during the times below. Required registration forms can be found in the registration section of our website

The next registration times will be August 14-17 from 7:30am-1:30pm

Please bring all documents below to register:

Proof of age:

  • Original Birth Certificate
  • Baptismal Record
  • Passport

Proof of address (Must bring two current)

  • Driver’s License or State ID
  • Current Utility Bill (ComEd/Peoples Gas/Nicor/Cable)
  • Deed/Mortgage Statement
  • Voter’s Registration Card

Health requirements (Must be submitted by the first day of school)

  • Current Physical (Students entering Pre-K, Kdg, 1st, 6th, and 9th grades must have a physical)
  • Immunization Records
  • Dental Exam

Questions about registration? Please email Ms. Gordon.

In case you missed an edition of the IB Bulldogs Blast

Friends of Tubman (FOT)

Back to School Bash this Saturday!

Welcome back Tubman family! Please join us this Saturday, August 12th from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. for our annual Back to School Bash! This FREE event will be held outside the school’s main entrance and will feature treats including a Kona Ice truck and Tubman swag.

Right at School

Right at School program registration open for 2023/2024 school year

Tubman partners with Right At School to offer an after-school program for students. The program runs Monday through Friday from 2:45 to 6:00 PM. The program is run at Tubman, and supervised by Right at School staff.

Register Now

Right at School Fall Enrichment Programs

Registration for after school programs run via Right at School will be open from August 14-September 15. Click here to enroll now

Harriet Tubman Elementary School

2851 N. Seminary Ave.

Chicago, IL 60657

Phone: (773) 534-5725

Fax: (773) 534-5784


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