School Reopening Plan

A Letter from the Principal

Dear Parents,

Chicago Public Schools officially announced an all-remote learning plan for the start of the upcoming school year. In light of this decision, Alain Locke will also start our school year off all-remote. Most likely for the entire first quarter. Our first day for students will still be August 31st.

Lessons learned in the spring and how we’re planning to improve remote learning for students 

We are committed to providing students with an engaging learning experience that is significantly different from what students and families experienced last year. Each day, students will be engaged for the entirety of a typical school day through a combination of live real-time instruction with classmates and teachers, small group activities, and independent learning. Established daily expectations, including classroom attendance and graded assignments, will also help students develop routines. A more detailed set of expectations for remote learning will be shared soon.

  • New learning will take place across all subjects
  • Students will have a daily school schedule to follow at home and will be expected to participate in real-time, virtual instruction with teacher and classmates on a daily basis
  • Students will utilize Google Classroom to access and turn in assignments remotely
  • Attendance will be taken daily

We want to ensure that your child has a laptop or digital device to be able to participate in daily live instruction with the teacher as well as have access to Google Classroom and all the other online resources. If you need to borrow a school laptop for your child for use at home please contact Mrs. Foster directly at 773-265-7255 or

We want to thank you for your invaluable support and partnership during this challenging time.  More details coming soon. Please be sure to check Bloomz and for any updates as we get closer to the start of the school year. Stay safe!

Patrick Love

Principal, Alain Locke Charter School

REMINDER: Food distribution sites are open 9am - 1pm Monday through Friday. Use the CPS Grab-and-Go Meal Site Finder to find a location with meals nearest your family. Families may pick up three days worth of meals for every child in their household. ID is not necessary.


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