Chicago Parents should have received their CPS offers Friday, May 8, 2020. This video, 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 or wait list numbers for their child. You'll learn how to understand the notifications that you have received and how to handle multiple offers and wait lists. Because of the 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.
This video was recorded live after parents received their CPS notifications. If you haven't received your notifications yet and want to know what to expect, watch CPS Offers and What to Expect Parent Q&A.
* 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.
About the speaker
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.