AGC Mission and Vision

Mission:
AGC develops mindful leaders who take action both now and in the future to positively impact their communities and the world beyond.

Vision :
AGC will ignite a movement to create a better world.
 
We will transform our educational systems by being an incubator of innovation.
 
Using a foundation of academic knowledge and global-mindedness each student will create a life of possibility and contribute to a more peaceful and just society.

Announcements and Reminders


The Chicago Board of Education recognizes the relationship between academic achievement
and healthy students. The following health requirements apply to all children enrolled in a
Chicago Public School. Children must provide proof of required immunizations and health
exams before October 15, 2014, or they will face exclusion from school.

Please view the PDF for information regarding examination requirements


El Consejo de educación de Chicago reconoce la relación entre el logro académico
y estudiantes sanos. Los requisitos de la salud siguientes se aplican a todos los niños matriculados en
Escuela pública de Chicago. Los niños deben proporcionar la prueba de inmunizaciones requeridas y salud
exámenes antes del 15 de octubre de 2014, o estarán enfrente(afrontarán) de la exclusión de la escuela.

Por favor vea el PDF para la información en cuanto a requisitos de examen

current minimum health requirements for chicago public schools_v2.pdf

 47th Street Campus:  Morning Drop-Off Procedures 

The attached map highlights the area of the newly established drop off lane (green arrow). Orange cones will block off this area from parking. Please pull forward as much as you can and as close to the orange cones as possible to allow vehicles to safely pass you on the left side. 

It is imperative that the children are ready to get out of the car when you pull up. Volunteers will be on site to assist children getting out of the vehicles and monitor them as they proceed to the building entrance. 

Remember, safety first!!! 

Procedimientos para la llegada de niños: (al edificio de la calle 47) 

El mapa incluido en este documento indica el área de la nuevamente establecida línea para bajar a los niños en las mañanas (flecha verde). Los conos anaranjados bloquearán esta área para que no estacionen los carros allí. Favor de adelantarse lo mas que pueda y acercarse lo mas posible a los conos para dejar que los demás autos pasen libremente al lado izquierdo. 

Los niños deben estar listos para bajar al momento que el carro se orilla por la escuela. Los voluntarios ayudarán que los niños bajen y también los cuidaran mientras entren a la escuela. 

Recuerden, ¡Primeramente vale la seguridad!


IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING HEATH RECORDS

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Chicago Public Schools requires appropriate medical documents such as a Physical Exam,  Vaccinations, Dental, and Eye Exam in order to attend school.

Our records indicate that several students require medical documentation.
Parens of non-complaint students have been contacted with a letter and a phone call from the Office.

All Students are required to have a complete record of all immunizations.

 

AGC is allowing an excused Half Day on Friday, October 3rd, so that families can go to the doctor. Your child may be dismissed at 1:30 p.m.

 

 Please make an appointment with your doctor. 

 

Proof of Exam or Vaccinations is DUE OCTOBER 8

 

Estimados padres/tutores,

 

Escuelas públicas de Chicago requiere documentos médicos apropiados tales como un examen físico, todas las vacunas, con el fin de asistir a la escuela.

Nuestros registros indican que varios estudiantes requieren documentación médica. Los estudiantes han sido contactados con una carta y una llamada de teléfono de la oficina.

Todos los alumnos deben tener un registro completo de todas las vacunas.

 

AGC permite un excusa medio día el viernes, 3 de octubre, para que las familias pueden ir al médico. Su niño puede ser despedido en 13:30

 

Por favor, haga una cita con su médico.

 

Prueba de examen o vacunas es debido el 8 de octubre


SIXTH GRADE: PROOF OF TDAP VACCINATION REQUIRED FOR STUDENTS

Dear Parents of 6th Grade,

We are sending a package today with 6th grade students regarding Tdap Vaccination.

This fall, students in sixth and ninth grades are required to provide proof of Tdap vaccination along with the school physical forms that are also required for these grades.

Physical Exam and Vaccinations are due Wednesday October 8.

AGC is allowing an excused Half Day on Friday, October 3 so that families can go to the doctor.  6th Grade will dismiss at 1:30 p.m.

Students in these grades without one of the following will be subject to exclusion:

1. Proof of Tdap vaccination

2. An approved medical or religious exemption on file with the school,

3. An appointment to receive the Tdap shot during the school year.

See the “Frequently Asked Questions About the Tdap Vaccine Requirement” for more information.

Please make an appointment with your doctor. Many providers, local pharmacies and most local health departments provide Tdap vaccinations. Many providers participate in the Vaccines for Children (VFC) program, which provides vaccines at no cost to doctors who serve Medicaid-eligible children younger than 19 years of age. If you need assistance, check with your local health department for resources for getting Tdap vaccination.

 VACUNA de  TDAP REQUERIDO

PARA LOS ALUMNOS QUE ENTRAN A 6TO GRADO


Este otoño, se pide a los alumnos que entran a los grados sexto proporcionar pruebas de la vacuna Tdap junto con las formas físicas de escuela que también son necesarias para estos grados.

Examen físico y las vacunaciones son debidos el miércoles 8 de octubre.

Se permite un excusa medio día el viernes, 3 de octubre para que las familias pueden ir al Doctor6to grado saldrá clase a las 1:30

 

Los estudiantes de estos grados sin uno de los siguientes estarán sujetos a la exclusión:

1. prueba de vacuna Tdap

2. una exención médica o religiosa aprobada en el archivo de la escuela,

3. una cita para recibir la vacuna Tdap disparó durante el año escolar.

 

Vea el "con frecuencia pidió preguntas acerca de la Tdap vacuna requisito" para obtener más información.

Muchos proveedores, farmacias locales y departamentos de salud locales la mayoría ofrecen vacunas Tdap. Muchos proveedores de participaren en el programa de vacunas para niños (VFC), que proporciona vacunas sin costo alguno a los médicos que atienden a los niños elegibles para Medicaid menores de 19 años de edad. Si necesita ayuda, consulte con su departamento de salud local de recursos para conseguir la vacuna Tdap. Le recomendamos programar una cita lo mas pronto possible  con su doctor o visitar una clínica de salud tales como Walgreens.

 

 




PhysicalExam.pdf
AGC Community Council Questions! 

Hello all,
Please see questions and answers from our last two open ACC meetings.

AGC has 2.2 million in the capital campaign.  How much money do we have for the land?  When is the high school night?

We can use whatever we have in the capital campaign account to purchase land.  So, the 2.2 million can go towards that.

 

Isn’t the site too close to the expressway?  Given the school’s emphasis on being green; won’t air pollution be a problem?

As part of purchasing land, environmental testing is done.  This includes air pollution.  So, before we finalize the purchase of land near the expressway, or anywhere else, we will know what the air quality is.  If it is unsafe, we will not locate the school there.

 

Is there going to be a high school, as well as an advisor for seventh graders that are entering high school?

I do not know if there will be a high school.  We all would love to have 9th-12th grades.  There is one limiting factor right now and that is money.  To build a high school and an elementary school we would likely need $60 million.  We will continue to fundraise aggressively as we have in the past.  And, if we are able to raise $60 million, we can do a high school.

 

Is there a possibility for a drop-off system to be implemented at 47th and Knox?

Yes, Eileen Downes is organizing this as part of her ACC safety committee.  She needs volunteers!!!

 

What is the short-term facility plan as the Annex reaches capacity?

There is enough space at the Annex to accommodate 3rd-8th grades.  We do not have to have trailers or move to another space.

 

Who is in charge of the new building now (ie who took over Steven’s position)?

Sarah Elizabeth, Anne, and the Board’s finance and facilities committee are working together on new facility development.

 

Is 1/3 of the property enough real estate to do what is planned? 

Yes.  If we are able to move forward with the CHA property, it is 7 acres.  This is enough land for our new site.

 

If students are fighting (from AGC or Hearst) what are the consequences?

AGC uses the Student Code of Conduct, as does all other CPS schools.  The Code outlines consequences for fighting.  If AGC students engage in a fight, we will refer to the Code to determine the consequences needed.  Unfortunately, there is not a lot we can do when non-AGC students are fighting or breaking rules other than immediately informing the security and principal, be it Hearst or a different school.



AGC Assessments Workshop 

Presented by Principal Gillespie

Wednesday, October 22nd 
6:00pm-7:30pm
Annex Multipurpose Room 

Come learn more about AGC’s balanced approach to assessments. Learn how AGC implements data-driven instruction balancing standardized assessments and classroom-based assessments.

 

Taller sobre
Evaluaciones en AGC
 

Presentado por Directora Gillespie

Miércoles, 22 de octubre
6:00pm-7:30pm
Anexo Cafetería  

Ven a aprender más sobre el enfoque equilibrado de las evaluaciones en AGC. Aprende como AGC implementa la instrucción basada en los datos de evaluaciones estandarizadas y evaluaciones creados por los maestros.


Thursday, September 18, 2014

Families,

 

PLEASE check your child for lice!  We can and will continue to do checks at school but we cannot treat students for lice.  Therefore, there is not a lot we can do to completely rid the school of lice. 

 

Head lice will not harm children and adults, nor cause illness.  Having head lice does not mean a person is unclean or the environment is dirty.  Head lice are almost always transmitted from one person to another by head-to-head contact.  Lice do not jump from one person to another. 

 

14 Facts about Lice from the Rhode Island Department of Health (http://www.health.ri.gov/publications/protocols/HeadLice.pdf):

 

1.     Although schools, day care centers, etc. are often blamed for head lice outbreaks, it is the family unit that maintains cases leading to outbreaks in schools.

 

2.     In time, inbreeding of lice on a person’s head causes them to die spontaneously, that is why kids do not become covered with them. It is a self-limiting condition.

 

3.     It is not possible to tell whether treatment has been successful by the appearance of the eggs.

 

4.     Stray lice that fall off a head are either injured or dying and incapable of causing a new infestation.

 

5.     There is no significant relationship between hair length or personal cleanliness and transmission.

 

6.     Carpets, furniture and pets are not sources of infestation

 

7.     Lice are fragile, and the chances of being passed on hats and combs are low.

 

8.     Transmission via clothing, hats, furniture, carpets, school bus seats and other objects is not likely because of the biology of head lice.

 

9.     Direct physical head to head contact is the usual method of transmission.

 

10.    Much information about head lice is based on old, unproven information generated more than 80 years ago, some of it propagated by the companies who profit from the sale of lice shampoos and sprays

 

11.    Irrational reactions to head lice can lead to fumigating classrooms, school, buses, etc. This is expensive and unnecessary

 

12.    Over treatment with lice treatment shampoos is more serious than head lice.

 

13.    Having head lice is not a serious medical condition.

 

14.    Never tell a parent to treat “just in case.” The shampoos can be toxic and may cause real health problems.

 

 

Articles on head lice policies in schools:

http://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/health-wellness/2013/11/18/school-head-lice-policies-need-update/WeTYItmzgaPwNB2W4a6bmK/story.html

 

http://www.slate.com/articles/life/family/2014/03/lice_in_school_let_em_stay.html

 

http://www.nasn.org/PolicyAdvocacy/PositionPapersandReports/NASNPositionStatementsFullView/tabid/462/ArticleId/40/Pediculosis-Management-in-the-School-Setting-Revised-2011

 

 

 

 

 

Jueves, 18 de septiembre 2014

Familias,

Por favor, revise a su niño en busca de piojos ! Podemos y seguiremos haciendo los revisos en la escuela, pero no podemos tratar a los estudiantes para los piojos. Por lo tanto, no hay mucho que podemos hacer para deshacerse por completo de los piojos.

Los piojos no perjudicar a los niños y los adultos, ni causan enfermedad. Tener piojos no significa que una persona no se encuentra limpia y que su hagar está sucio. Los piojos se transmiten casi siempre de una persona a otra por contacto de cabeza a cabeza. Los piojos no saltan de una persona a otra.

14 Datos acerca de los piojos del Departamento de Salud de Rhode Island  http://www.health.ri.gov/publications/protocols/HeadLice.pdf:

1. Aunque las escuelas , centros de cuidado de día, etc… A menudo se culpa a las escuelas por los brotes de piojos, pero es la unidad familiar que mantiene los casos de piojos y causa los a brotes en las escuelas .

2. Con el tiempo, la endogamia de los piojos en la cabeza de una persona causa que mueran de forma espontánea, es por eso que los niños no queden cubiertos con ellos. Es una enfermedad autolimitante .

3. No es posible saber si el tratamiento ha sido exitoso por la aparición de los huevos.

4. Piojos sueltos que caigan de las una cabeza que están herido o moribundo son incapaz de causar una nueva infestación.

5. No existe una relación significativa entre la longitud del pelo o la limpieza personal y de transmisión.

6. Alfombras, muebles y mascotas no son fuentes de infestación

7. Los piojos son frágiles, y las posibilidades de ser transmitidos en los sombreros y los peines son bajos .

8. Transmisión a través de la ropa , sombreros , muebles, alfombras , asientos de autobuses escolares y otros objetos no es probable debido a la biología de los piojos de la cabeza .

9. Físico directo al contacto de la cabeza es el método habitual de transmisión.

10. Mucha información sobre los piojos se basa en información antigua , no probada generada hace más de 80 años , parte de ella se propaga por las empresas que se benefician de la venta de champús de piojos y los aerosoles

11. reacciones irracionales a los piojos pueden llevar a las aulas de fumigación, la escuela, autobuses, etc Esto es caro e innecesario

12 Durante el tratamiento con champús para tratar los piojos es más grave que los piojos.

13. Tener piojos no es una condición médica grave.

14. Nunca decirle a un padre para que trate a su niño "por si acaso." Los champús para eliminar piojos pueden ser tóxicos y pueden causar problemas de salud real.


Artículos sobre las polizas de piojos en las escuelas:

http://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/health-wellness/2013/11/18/school-head-lice-policies-need-update/WeTYItmzgaPwNB2W4a6bmK/story.html

 

http://www.slate.com/articles/life/family/2014/03/lice_in_school_let_em_stay.html

 

http://www.nasn.org/PolicyAdvocacy/PositionPapersandReports/NASNPositionStatementsFullView/tabid/462/ArticleId/40/Pediculosis-Management-in-the-School-Setting-Revised-2011


AGC padres con niños entre edades 11-16:

AGC está ofreciendo clases para padres GRATIS en AGC ANEXO, con el cuidado de niños GRATIS y en ESPAÑOL! Las clases se llevan a cabo todos los martes 7 octubre-2 diciembre de 5:30-7:30. El calendario del portal tiene las fechas publicadas. Por favor envíeme un correo electrónico a bsalas@agcchicago.org si está interesado/a y te puedo dar con un formulario de inscripción. Este es un recurso increíble y que ofrece un espacio confidencial para los padres de AGC para apoyar el uno al otro!

Además, va estar presente durante el día de la Colaboración Entre Familia y Maestros, este viernes, la instructora MARIA ANDRINO estará disponible a hablar más sobre las clases.

http://www.c4chicago.org/educate/parenting-clases

Academy Spanish 11 - 16.doc

AGC parents with children ages 0-7:

AGC is offering FREE Parenting Classes at AGC ANNEX, with FREE childcare. Classes are held every Tuesdays October 7 – December 2 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The portal calendar has the dates posted. Please email me at bsalas@agcchicago.org if you are interested and I can provide you with a registration form. This is an amazing resource and it is intended to be a confidential space for AGC parents to support each other through the parenting journey!

Also, if you are around during Family Engagement day this friday, the instructor MYRIAM GONZALEZ will be available to talk more about the classes.

http://www.c4chicago.org/educate/parenting-classes

Academy English 0-7 (1).doc

Date: September 14, 2014 

Dear Parent or Guardian:


Your child may have recently been exposed to Hand, Foot & Mouth Disease (HFMD). HFMD is a common viral infection that most often causes outbreaks in the summer and fall. Although the name of this illness sounds similar to hoof-and-mouth disease of cattle, HFMD is a completely unrelated disease.

What are the symptoms of HFMD?

Despite its scary name, this illness generally is mild. Symptoms include tiny blisters in the mouth and on the fingers, palms of hands, buttocks, and soles of the feet. Common cold signs and symptoms with fever, sore throat, runny nose, and cough may also be present. The most troublesome finding often are the blisters in the mouth, which make it difficult for the child to eat or drink.

How is HFMD spread?

The virus is spread through coughing and sneezing, through the fluid from blisters on the hands and feet, or through contact with the infected person’s stool (feces). Children with HFMD generally do not need to be excluded from school or childcare unless the child is particularly uncomfortable and is not able to participate in normal school or childcare activities.

How is HFMD diagnosed and treated?

A health care provider can identify HFMD by the symptoms reported and the appearance and location of the blisters. No specific treatment is available. Symptoms may be treated to provide relief from fever or pain from the mouth blisters.

How do you control the spread?

Make sure adults and children wash hands frequently and thoroughly. Teach children to cover their noses and mouths with a tissue or their arm when coughing or sneezing. When using a tissue, wash hands well afterwards. Dispose of tissues that contain nasal secretions after each use.

More info on HFMD:
http://www.webmd.com/children/guide/hand-foot-and-mouth-disease-topic-overview



1st AGC Family Engagement Day!

Friday, September 19th


“Supporting each other to educate the whole child”


What is Family Engagement Day?

The purpose of this day is to increases active participation, communication, and collaboration between families and AGC. This is an opportunity for families to get to know their child’s teacher and their child’s teacher to get to know their student’s family. It is a day exclusively for building community and relationships.

What does this day look like?

On this day, there is no school for the students. Each teacher will have their own day’s events. Each teacher will communicate their detailed events to their families. There are two general components: Group Connections and Individualized Connections.


What do I do on this day?

It depends on your capacity. The events are designed for you to attend. We understand that you may have to work or have multiple children and will be unable to attend. With this in mind, teachers will be doing some more personal outreach efforts on this day.

If you have questions, please email: bsalas@agcchicago.org


Primera AGC evento:
¡Colaboración Entre Maestros y Familia!

Viernes, 19 de septiembre

"Brindar apoyo entre uno a otro para educar al niño/a entero"

¿Qué es el Día de Colaboración Entre Maestros y Familia?

El propósito de este día es que aumenta la participación activa, la comunicación y la colaboración entre las familias y AGC. Esta es una oportunidad para que las familias conozcan el maestro de su hijo/a y el maestro de su hijo/a conozca a la familia de su alumno. Es un día exclusivamente para la construcción de la comunidad y las relaciones.

 ¿Cuál es el horario del día?

En este día, no hay escuela para los estudiantes. Cada profesor tendrá eventos su propio día. Cada maestro comunicará sus eventos detallados a sus familias. Hay dos componentes generales: Conexiones de grupo y conexiones individualizadas. La expectativa es que atienden los eventos.

¿Qué hago en este día?

Depende de su capacidad. Los eventos están diseñados para que usted asista. Entendemos que tenga que trabajar o tiene varios hijos y no podrá asistir. Con esto en mente, los maestros van a hacer algunos esfuerzos de alcance más personales en este día.

Si tiene alguna pregunta, por favor escriba: bsalas@agcchicago.org


Family Engagement Day Flyer.pdf
Middle School Families:

Please take a look at the attached flyer about the upcoming dates for Selective Enrollment High School's Open Houses. The paper version was sent home on Friday 9/5/14. 

Las familias de sexto y septimo grados:

Por favor, eche un vistazo a la hoja adjunta sobre las próximas fechas de las "open houses" de Escuelas Selectivas de Secundaria. La versión en papel fue enviado a casa el viernes 09/05/14 .

Selective Enrollment HS - Open Houses for 2015-2016 School Year.pdf
Middle School Families:

Please take a look at the attached flyer about the upcoming High School Fair. The paper version was sent home on Friday 9/5/14. 
Las familias de sexto y septimo grados:
Por favor, eche un vistazo a la hoja adjunta sobre la próxima Feria de la Escuela Secundaria . La versión en papel fue enviado a casa el viernes 09/05/14 .

HS Fair.pdf
Una nota sobre la comunicación Telefonica de CPS con padres de  AGC.

Padres es posible que habia recibido una llamada automática de Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennet en sábado, 30 de agosto de 2014. El mensaje automatizado fue con respecto a la CPS primer día de clases. AGC tiene diferente calendario de CPS. Los padres de AGC deben seguir el calendario del año escolar de AGC.

Para que sepa, periódicamente recibirá llamadas de CPS en el futuro, como estamos vinculados al sistema de gestión de información de estudiantes de escuelas públicas de Chicago. Al menos 1 número de teléfono por estudiante deberá ser sistema vinculado a CPS. Hay pocas llamadas realizadas durante todo el año así que no debería ser un disturbio.

Tenga en cuenta, no todas las llamadas de CPS se refieren a nosotros. Haré lo que pueda para que le avise a través del Portal.

Por favor, preste atención a las llamadas en relación con:

Su hijo específico
Cierre de la escuela/cancelación (ejemplo. Día de la nieve)
Cumplimiento de normas médica
Asistencia (ausencia de llamadas)



Si usted recibe una llamada telefónica y tiene alguna pregunta, por favor dirigirlas a la oficina principal de su edificio.

Saludos

Maribel Mares

Gerente de oficina

Academia para la ciudadanía Global
4647 West 47th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60632

773. 582. 1100 ext teléfono
773. 582. 1101 facsímil

mmares@agcchicago.org
AGC Calendar 14-15 FAMILIES.pdf

A Note about Communication from CPS at AGC.

Parents you may have received an automated call from Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennet on Saturday, August 30, 2014.  The automated message was regarding The CPS First Day of School.   AGC has a different Calendar than CPS. AGC parents should follow the AGC School Year Calendar.

For the record, you may periodically receive calls from CPS in the future, as we are linked to Chicago Public School’s Student Information Management System.  At least 1 Telephone number per student must be system linked to CPS.   There are  few calls  made throughout the year so it should not be a disturbance.

Please Note, Not all calls from CPS will pertain to us.  I will do my best to alert you via the Portal.

Please Pay Attention to Calls Regarding:

  • Your specific child
  • School Closing/Cancellation (Example. Snow Day)
  • Medical Compliance
  • Attendance (Absent Calls)

 

If you receive a phone call and have any questions, please direct them to the Main Office of your building.

 Best Regards,

Maribel Mares

Office Manager
 
Academy for Global Citizenship
4647 West 47th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60632

773.582.1100 Ext. 10 telephone
773.582.1101 facsimile

mmares@agcchicago.org

AGC Calendar 14-15 FAMILIES.pdf

Dismissal Procedure for 4647 W. 47 Street
Families, we want to make sure that dismissal remains SAFE and ORGANIZED. We ask that you wait to pick up your child on the east side of these cones. This will assure that teachers can see you and can safely dismiss your child. THANK YOU!


Procedimiento al Recoger su hijo/a en 4647 W. 47 Street
Familias, queremos asegurar que todo permanezca SEGURO y ORGANIZADO al recoger su hijo/a. Le pedimos que esperen a recoger a su hijo/a en el lado este de estos conos. Esto asegurará que los maestros puedan verlos y pueden despedir a su hijo/a de manera segura. ¡Gracias!



Dismissal Procedure for 4941 West 46th Street
Families, we want to make sure that dismissal remains SAFE and ORGANIZED. We ask that you wait to pick up your child until 3:45pm. When exiting, please use only the main entrance. THANK YOU!


Procedimiento al Recoger su hijo/a en 4941 West 46th Street
Familias, queremos asegurar que todo permanezca SEGURO y ORGANIZADO al recoger su hijo/a. Le pedimos que espere a recoger a su hijo hasta las 3:45 de la tarde. Al salir, por favor, utilice sólo la entrada principal. ¡Gracias!






 AGC Text Messaging Service

Receive urgent information by text to your device

Text: AGCINFO to 555-888


 AGC Servicio de mensajería de texto

Para Recibir información urgente por mensaje de texto


  Texto: AGCINFO a 555-888


Middle School Parents!
I look forward to a great year!  The middle school team has been working relentlessly on program development that is specifically designed for the needs of adolescents.  In the video link below, I describe my vision for how we can have a successful year.  I look forward to working together with you!

Video link: Click here

Remember to Stay in touch, make sure your student is On time everyday, gets Adequate sleep, and that you are Reading together at home!

Anne

Parent Workshop Survey!

We want to host workshops.  Please click on the link below to fill out a survey answering the question, "What do you want to know about?"

Based on the responses, we will start to schedule dates!

Link---->Parent Workshop Survey (updated link!)

Anne.

New document added!

Please see the "AGC Community Council" folder to the left to view Principal Gillespie's presentation from the ACC open meeting on Aug 20, 2014. It is called: Principal presentation Aug 20, 2014




AGC/CPS's Lice Policy

Families,

The information below outlines the procedures CPS asks us to take and the information we need to share regarding head lice:

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Though bothersome, head lice will not harm children and adults, nor cause illness.  Having head lice does not mean a person is unclean or the environment is dirty.  Head lice are almost always transmitted from one person to another by head-to-head contact.

 Head lice are tiny insects that live only on the human head.  Lice hatch from eggs, otherwise known as nits.  Nit color ranges between white to brown.  Nits are typically found around the ears and along the back of the neck.  Nits will hatch after seven days.  Once hatched, the nits are known as nymphs and within ten days, become adults.  Nymphs and adult lice can be found on the head and feed on human blood to live.  An adult female louse can live up to 30 days and lay 5 eggs a day. 

Examine your child’s head and everyone else in the household for lice and nits. Start examining the head by beginning around the ears and at the back of the neck and then the rest of the head.

If your child does have lice, begin treatment and inform the school.  Your student must stay home from school for 24 hours after being treated.

Treatment consists of over-the-counter products and combing.  Please check with your pharmacist for the product that will best suit you.  It is important to read and follow the treatment instructions carefully.  Combing the hair with a lice comb alone is an effective method.  Lice combs can be purchased at pharmacies.  The preferred lice combs have close, long metal teeth that pass through hair easily.  Using both treatment methods together is very helpful in removal of lice and eggs from the head.

Continue to check your child’s head and members in the household daily for one week after lice treatment. Comb out any eggs that may have been missed.  Wash dirty clothes, coats, hats, bedding and towels as you normally would.  There is no need to bag household items. 

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When students return to school after 24 hours of treatment, parents must bring in the box or container the treatment was in.  We also recheck the student at this point. 

When we see a child has lice in school, they go to the office right away and stay there until a parent or guardian can pick them up.

Note that lice and nits do not live on fabrics or other surfaces.  Therefore, washing pillows, clothes, rugs, etc... does not impact lice at all. 

If your child has lice, it is extremely important to tell us immediately.  Lice in school is made worse when we are not informed.

We conduct regular checks for lice, especially when we have confirmed cases.  However, they best way to tackle the issue is if every family regularly checks, as well.


Read more...

UPDATE, more docs posted:
CPS updated their data website.  I posted AGC’s 2013-2014 performance report and those from our neighboring schools (Hearst, Pasteur, Edwards, and Peck) and from three charters that are similar to us (Erie, Rowe, and Namaste) on the portal in the "Academic Data" folder.

We received the highest rating, level 1.  This school year, a more rigorous and well-rounded rating system will be implemented called SQRP.  I will update you on SQRP details in the next couple of months.

Reports link: http://www.cps.edu/Schools/Pages/school.aspx?schoolid=400009

Families,
New AGC organization information has been added to the "AGC Organization" folder.  These include CPS rating and compliance requirements.  I also uploaded the CPS Assessment framework to the "AGC Academic Data" folder.
Thanks!
Anne.

A message from Ms. Chaidez AGC's new After School Coordinator:

Hello AGC Parents!
I will be the new After School Program Coordinator at AGC this year.
The After-School Pre-Session (homework help) will be offered the first two weeks of school, August 11th- 22nd. The cost is $6/day and snack will be provided. Pre-Session registration forms can be found at the black box at both buildings. Please complete the form attach your payment in a clearly labled envelope with your name, your child’s name, grade and payment amount. Check or cash only!

**This year all after-school payments MUST be made up-front, BEFORE programming begins, so please plan accordingly!**
This means that if you need your child to stay after school on the first day of school, payments must be made before the end of the school day on Monday, August 11th!

If you have any outstanding after-school debts from last year, your child will not be able to participate until those are paid.

Session 1 will begin on Monday, August 25th. Look out for more information regarding program offerings and registration coming soon.

Please let me know if you have any questions & I will do my best to address them all. I ask for your patience as I transition into this new & exciting role.

Melissa Chaidez
After School Program Coordinator
Office: Room 309
mchaidez@agcchicago.org

We are looking forward to seeing everyone at school on Monday!

We ask students are on time and ready to learn by having adequate sleep!

Kinder-Second Grade: doors open at 7:45
Third-Seventh Grade: doors open at 7:30

Recommended sleep times (from WebMD):
3-6 Years Old: 10 - 12 hours per day
7-12 Years Old: 10 - 11 hours per day
12-18 Years Old: 8 - 9 hours per day

How can you improve your child's performance at school with a good night's sleep?
http://sleepfoundation.org/sleep-news/improve-your-childs-school-performance-good-nights-sleep

Back to school sleep tips:
http://sleepfoundation.org/sleep-news/back-school-sleep-tips-0

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How can you help your student SOAR?
1. Stay in touch with school
2. On time and at school every day
3. Adequate sleep every day
4. Read with your child every day



Uniform Sale

Thursday, August 7

Annex

12:30 – 5:30 p.m.

 

Cash or Check Only

No Credit Card

 

Polo Uniform Price Sheet 1 page.pdf
Good to Know---->CPS Board Meeting Updates!
Attached is an overview of the July CPS Board Meeting written by the Illinois Network of Charter Schools. 

Keeping up-to-date on district-wide news is a great way to be engaged and understand how AGC is impacted by CPS Board decisions, viewpoints of those supporting and those opposing charter schools, and simply how we fit into the bigger picture. 

Interested in learning more about or discussing district-level policy and events??  This could be a great topic for a principal coffee session!  Let me know if this piques your interest.
July 2014 CPS board meeting recap.docx
2014-2015 assessment overview from CPS has been added to the "AGC Academic Data" folder on the Parent Portal.  This is an overview of CPS/ISBE mandated assessments that apply to charter schools.  Take note of the "students tested" column.  This provides guidance on who takes what.

AGC's New Office Clerk

AGC is happy to announce our new Office Clerk at the Annex, Mrs. Maria Correa! 

Maria Correa has extensive Administrative experience having worked for Merrill  Lynch  Business Financial Services. 
She is the mother of AGC students Angela and Jesse Correa. 
She has been a valued volunteer at AGC  since her oldest Angela was in Kindergarten 4 years ago. 
Maria enjoys gardening, nature, and spending time with her family in the country. 

We are happy to welcome her to our team.






AGC community,

We would like to extend our gratitude to the following individuals who have contributed countless remarkable hours: Mr. Manker, Ms. Jenni, Ms. Hernandez, Ms. Garza, Mr. Biedermann, and Mr. Bernier. We thank you for being an active part of our school community! We wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors outside of AGC.

Comunidad de AGC,

Nos gustaría expresar nuestro agradecimiento a las siguientes personas que han contribuido horas extraordinarias en nuestra escuela: Mr. Manker, Ms. Jenni, Ms. Hernández, Ms. Garza, Mr. Biedermann, y Mr. Bernier. ¡Les damos las gracias por ser una parte fundamental de nuestra comunidad escolar! Les deseamos suerte en sus futuras experiencias fuera de AGC.


Important Dates to Remember

 

New Student Registration is Due Tuesday, July 1, 2014 

 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (Please call ahead)

 

First Day of School: Monday, August 11, 2014

New Parent Orientation at 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. at 47th St.

 

Please Save the Date for our Parent University, August 7, 2014 

(This event is mandatory at least 1 parent must attend.)

 

Student Fee Due September 19, 2014

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Fechas Importantes

El registro es debido martes, 01 de julio de 2014 entre 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

 

Primer Día de Clases: Lunes, 11 de agosto de 2014

Nueva orientación para padres de 8:00 – 10:00 en 47th St.

 

Universidad de padres, 07 de agosto de 2014

(Este evento es obligatorio por lo menos deben asistir 1 padre.)

 

Pago de la escuela debido 19 de Septiembre




Important note about AGC office phone number!  

Some parents have reported that when they call the AGC office, no one picks up and it keeps ringing.  

We have solved the mystery!!  

Caller ID shows the Annex number, for example, as 773-582-3954.  If you call this specific number back, it does not reach the office.  

You MUST call 773-582-1100 and then choose your extension in order to reach us!!

2014-2015 Calendar
AGC Calendar 14-15 FAMILIES.pdf

New Kindergarten Students for Fall 2014.

We recommend that all families begin scheduling appointments for the requested Exams. 

Physical Exams

Vaccinations 

Eye Exam

Dental Exam

Next Steps

Saturday April 26th at 10:30am - Informational Workshop about Dual Language 

At the 47th St. Campus

We strongly encourage all Families to Attend.

Attached are documents regarding the Dual Language Program. 

If you are interested in Dual Language: Families must schedule a meeting with Ms. Saskia Rombouts at srombouts@agcchicago.org

Dual Language Pack For Fall 14.pdf

Espanol aqui!

Seleccione 'Spanish' para traducir el sitio al español!

Espanol aqui!

Seleccione 'Spanish' para traducir el sitio al español!

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, October 28
Hearing and Vision Screening at Annex
C4 Clases de Fundamentos Para Padres- Espaņol (padres con hijos edad 11-16)
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Aprenda cómo ser un padre más eficaz. Las clases se imparten en el anexo y habrá cuidado de niños.
C4 Parental Fundamental Classes- English (parents with children ages 0-7)
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Learn how to be a more effective parent. Classes are held at the Annex and childcare is provided. 
Wednesday, October 29
Convivio at Annex
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
Fall Harvest: Taste of AGC!
47th Street Campus


Friday, October 31
Annual Costume Parade



Annual Costume Parade:
Annex @3pm
47 Street @3:15pm.
Children will change into costume at school.
No weapons or graphic content.

Tuesday, November 4
C4 Clases de Fundamentos Para Padres- Espaņol (padres con hijos edad 11-16)
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Aprenda cómo ser un padre más eficaz. Las clases se imparten en el anexo y habrá cuidado de niños.
C4 Parental Fundamental Classes- English (parents with children ages 0-7)
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Learn how to be a more effective parent. Classes are held at the Annex and childcare is provided. 
Friday, November 7
No School for Students
Professional Development Day for teachers