Welcome to Shoesmith School's website. Here you will find helpful information about all the wonderful 'buzz' that is happening in our school.
We are so excited to see you for another great school year at The Hive!
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We hope you continue to be safe and healthy! Enjoy this read aloud by Principal Gates with the book “I’m Worried” by Michael Ian Black. We encourage you to watch it as a family and engage in the discussion questions that follow. Let’s continue to talk about our feelings and support one another through these uncertain times. Stay well Honeybees!
1330 East 50th Street
Chicago, IL 60615
Phone #: (773) 535-1765
Fax #: (773) 535- 1877
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Read what parents of Shoesmith are saying about our school and their child's educational experience!
CLICK HERE FOR SCHOOL CLOSURE LEARNING MENUS FOR GRADES K-6
(activities for students to complete during the school closure time period)
Hi Shoesmith Families,
We created this survey to help understand how the at-home learning experience is going for our Honeybees. Please take a few minutes to fill out this survey so that we can better support you and your students at-home. Our goal is to virtually push out more resources early next week. We will use the results from this survey to put together the most helpful resources for you! **Please only complete this survey once**
We hope your family is safe and healthy!
Principal Gates & AP Keine
We are excited to share that Shoesmith is rolling out Remind school-wide! If you're not already familiar with Remind, it's a classroom communication tool that makes it easy to stay involved with your child's learning. Remind is free to use, and you'll be able to get and send messages on any device—even a simple text from your phone!
As part of this rollout, we are having parents join by visiting https://www.remind.com/join/shoesmithe.
Here is a video demo to see how Remind works. We're excited to make connecting with our families more engaging!
PARENT PORTAL IS CHANGING TO ASPEN
Chicago Public Schools is excited to announce that starting April 22nd, 2019, Parent Portal will be replaced with a new system called Aspen. Aspen will provide the same capabilities of the old Parent Portal while adding new features including Graduation Requirements, Student Fees and a new, easy-to-use mobile interface.
IMPORTANT NOTE: To access the new Aspen Parent Portal, all current portal users and parents who are interested in creating an account for the first time must set up a new account. Existing Parent Portal accounts will not automatically be transferred to Aspen. Follow the steps below to set up a new Aspen Parent Portal Account.
CLICK HERE TO FOR RESOURCES ON REGISTERING FOR ASPEN AND NAVIGATING THE ASPEN PARENT PORTAL SYSTEM
**NEW** CPS VOLUNTEER POLICY
Any parent who is interested in volunteering at Shoesmith this school year, MUST complete the online volunteer application. Volunteer opportunities include, but are not limited to: chaperoning field trips, working with students during the school day, helping in your child’s classroom, working with students after school for events/activities/clubs, etc. Any adult who has not completed the application process will not be able to participate in volunteer opportunities.
Please visit: www.cpsvolunteers.org to complete the online application.
Click here for the CPS Volunteer Application "How-to" Video
Contact Ms. Keine if you have any questions. Thank you for partnering with us!