Chicago Parents should have received their CPS offers Friday, May 8th, this webinar presented by Grace Lee Sawin with Chicago School GPS, addresses how to read them and parent next steps. This webinar is for parents of students entering Chicago Public Schools in grades Kindergarten through 8th grade. Parents might receive multiple offers, one offer, no offers, and wait list numbers for their child. This webinar also addresses how to understand the notifications that you have received and how to handle multiple offers and wait lists. Because of the current pandemic, parents are unable to tour schools or meet face to face with principals and current school families, typical strategies that parents use to get a "feel" of a school and make a decision. While the impact of COVID-19 is still playing out, alternative ways to get a sense of a school before making a decision are discussed.
* Please note that there is a pause and interruption at the 24 minute through the 33 minute mark. The slide show is presented without issue after the 33 minute mark. The Parent Q&A begins at the 1 hour 14 minute mark. Many questions were asked up until the 1 hour 38 minute mark.
This parent webinar is similar to the webinar titled: CPS Offers and What to Expect Parent Q&A. However it was taped after parents received their CPS Notifications and the Q&A is geared toward: What Now? Tiers are also discussed in more detail as well as what the next round means.
Grace Lee Sawin, Chicago Schools GPS: Not being a native of Chicago, Grace Lee Sawin had no idea how daunting it would be to find a great school fit for her girls. She quickly discovered how confounding the process was. After years of research and a few different schools for her daughters, she founded Chicago School GPS to help other families successfully navigate the ever-changing Chicago school landscape, from preschool to high school.
Edited by NPN Meredith M