Chicago Public Schools cancels Tuesday’s in-person classes due to snowstorm

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Chicago Public Schools announced Monday that it is canceling in-person classes on Tuesday, February 16 due to the snowstorm hitting Chicago.

Pre-K and cluster programs were scheduled for in-person learning tomorrow. They will instead join all other grades in fully remote learning.  Only essential building staff — including administrators, engineers, custodians, security guards, and food service staff — are expected to report to schools tomorrow. Other staff — including teachers — will work remotely to ensure all students can receive remote instruction.

Grab-and-go meal distribution will continue tomorrow, but some sites may be impacted if staff have transportation challenges in the morning. Families are encouraged to visit cps.edu/mealsites or call 773-553-KIDS tomorrow to confirm their site is open.

Additionally, select Child Learning Hubs will be open tomorrow dependent upon staffing availability among site operators. CPS will be reaching out to registered families to provide an update on the services that will be available at each site. 

“Safety is our highest priority which is why we have decided to move all classes to remote instruction for tomorrow, February 16,” said CPS CEO Dr. Janice Jackson. Chicago Public Schools is the third largest district in the country.

Chicago, Cook County, and much of the state of Illinois is currently under a Winter Storm Warning with up to a foot of snow possible.

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