Remote Learning Plan & COVID-19 FAQ - Ombudsman Chicago
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Remote Learning Plan & COVID-19 FAQ

While the country and the world respond to the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, we continue to follow public health guidelines. The safety of our students and staff is our top priority – as is our commitment to continuing to provide a quality education experience for every one of our students.

CPS School Reopening Updates

Chicago Public Schools has released the final reopening framework. It is aligned to the strongest guidance from public health officials in response to the coronavirus pandemic, and input from our Chicago community. All Chicago schools will begin the 2020-21 school year virtually, on September 8, 2020.

Find out more about the reopening process on CPS’s School Reopening 2020 page.

Find out more about our response to the pandemic

How is Ombudsman Chicago Responding to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak?

Ombudsman is following the remote learning framework for all Chicago Public Schools.

Students are required to log in daily to their Google classrooms and complete their assignments to receive attendance.

Our staff are here to help and support students daily through assigned courses, office hours, advisory, SEL supports and Post-secondary planning. Please contact your campus for any assistance.

How does remote learning work at Ombudsman Chicago?

Per the Chicago Public Schools reopening plan framework, Ombudsman schools are providing remote learning through the first quarter.

  • Students utilize their CPS email to access their assigned Google classrooms daily to receive teacher-led instruction and access all assignments and projects. Students are required to sign in to their Google classrooms daily to receive attendance and support from our instructional/support staff.
  • Students have continued access to our curriculum platforms to complete all required assignments.
  • Advisory, Seminar and Champions programs continue to support the social-emotional and post-secondary needs of all students.
  • Access to teachers, social workers and counselor for Tier 2 and 3 supports.
  • Working with individual students to continue to provide the personal attention and support to help them achieve their academic goals and address their social and emotional needs.
  • Providing students opportunities to continue their post-secondary planning.
  • Continuing to provide targeted supports for our diverse learners and ensuring the IEP process continues.

Can students still receive free meals during the school closure period?

YES. Students can continue to participate in the free lunch program.

Visit the Chicago Public Schools CPS Meal Sites page to view all CPS locations with food distribution.

How will the current pandemic situation affect graduating seniors?

Seniors will be required to meet all Chicago Public Schools graduation requirements for the 2020-2021 school year. Please reach out to your counselor for specific information on your remaining requirements.

SAT testing will be offered in the Fall for Seniors and in the Spring for Juniors. Counselors will reach out to students to schedule testing dates.

We’re here for our students during this unprecedented time and encourage them to reach out to us for help and support.

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