This Week in Ed 4.16.20: How's Remote Learning Treating You? ūü§Ē

CPS started Remote Learning on Monday. Thank you for sharing your concerns, your successes, and your stresses with us. You are not alone. We’ve been sharing a RYH Parent Mantra for Remote Learning via social media every day this week and will continue to do so next week. You can find those Mantras here. We created this one pager, RYH CPS Remote Learning Guidance (Synopsis), to give you the basics on CPS Remote Learning Guidance. Here's a helpful resource from SEL Chicago: Supporting Children in Remote Learning. Below you will find some Quick Links, information on the consolidation of CPS Meal Sites, and .... did you know report cards will be sent by CPS next week? Please see below on some confusion on grading policy during this time and confusion on the CPS school calendar. Continue reading

RYH Parent Mantras for Remote Learning

Remote Learning starts in Chicago Public Schools on Monday, April 13. In other Illinois school districts, remote learning started on or around March 31. We released one RYH Parent Mantra for Remote Learning each day for two weeks to help parents get through this new endeavor. Please share! Check out this RYH one pager: RYH CPS Remote Learning Guidance (synopsis) CPS Parents! Take this RYH parent survey on Remote Learning (published May 6, 2020.) Continue reading

This Week in Ed 4.9.20: RYH Quick Links, Zooms, & the news

We hope you and your family are well. We’ll start with some RYH QUICK LINKS: RYH webpage: RYH Remote Learning SpEd Resources from CPS Parents, Teachers & Clinicians RYH one pager compiled from several Zoom calls with SpEd community: What SpEd Parents Want to See from CPS re Remote Learning  RYH webpage: CPS Grab & Go Meal Sites: Changes for Spring Break & beyond  RYH one pager: RYH CPS Remote Learning Guidance (Synopsis)  RYH one pager: Various Supportive Resources (pdf)  RYH webpage: RYH COVID-19 Resources A Letter from RYH's Executive Director: Hope is a Discipline | Community Building and Resources during COVID-19 Here are all the ways to stay in touch with us. Stay well, friends. ~RYH Board & Staff   Continue reading

RYH Remote Learning SpEd Resources from CPS Parents, Teachers & Clinicians | COVID-19

We have compiled a list of resources that were shared by Parents, Teachers, and Clinicians in the various SpEd Community video meetings we have had since the COVID-19 school closures.  Please share links to any other resources you may have to faheyhughes@gmail.com and we will add them.   UPDATED 5.27.20 Continue reading

CPS Grab & Go Meal Sites: Basics + Sites + Food Delivery Form Link | COVID-19

UPDATE 6.17.20: This webpage will be out of date as of Monday, June 22, and it will no longer be updated.  We will create a new webpage for the CPS Summer Meals program soon. Please note: CPS Meal Sites are closed on Fri, June 19. Summer Meals start Mon, June 22, and run through Aug 28. Here is an email sent from CPS on Wed, June 17: English | Spanish.   Continue reading

This Week in Ed 4.2.20: Remote learning experiment begins | IL schools closed through April 30

We hope you and your family are well. Yes, this newsletter has a lot of content- again. If you read and scroll you'll find many things of value. You can find the RYH COVID-19 Resources page here- we try to update this daily. You can read more about what we are doing during this time here. Here are all the ways to stay in touch with us. Stay well, friends. ~ RYH Board & Staff Continue reading

RYH wins award from Crossroads Fund!

We are truly honored to receive the Ron Sable Award for Activism from Crossroads Fund! Unfortunately, their annual benefit, Seeds of Change, has been canceled because of COVID-19. But Crossroads is creative... Tune in to their Facebook page for a Facebook Watch Party on Thursday, April 2, at 10am, as they honor us! You can watch the video here. #virtualseeds Below is our prepared speech which was edited for time. Continue reading

This Week in Ed 3.26.20: No school in IL, Week 2 | COVID-19

We hope you and your family are well. Yes, this newsletter has a lot of content, including many articles. If you read and scroll you'll find many things of value. You can find the RYH COVID-19 resource page here- we try to update this daily. You can read more about what we are doing during this time here. Thanks for reading. Here are the ways to stay in touch with us. Stay well, friends. ~ RYH Staff & Board Continue reading

RYH Statement at the modified March 2020 CPS Board of Ed meeting- sent via email

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the CPS Board of Ed hosted their March 2020 monthly meeting in a remote, modified fashion. With only 15 speaking spots as opposed to the usual 60, RYH was unable to secure a speaking spot. Here is a thread of our live tweets. Below is the written statement we submitted to boe@cps.edu on Wednesday afternoon. Press coverage of the meeting is below our statement. Continue reading