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

 

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

Re: New SQRP rating

 

Dear Families,

 

Chicago Public Schools released school ratings using the new SQRP rating system yesterday.  Information about this was presented at my October 22nd parent workshop on assessment.  It can also be found here:  http://cps.edu/Performance/Pages/PerformancePolicy.aspx

With this new rating system, AGC is listed as level 2. 

 

What this means:

I spoke with the head of the CPS office that oversees charter schools yesterday.  I asked many questions about the impact this will have on AGC now and moving forward.  Unfortunately, he was not able to tell me because this is a new ratings system for CPS and it will likely change in July due to the implementation of the PARCC exam (the new ISAT). 

 

How this score was calculated:

CPS used a formula to “project” how our kids would do on the spring 2013-2014 MAP tests based on their 2012-2013 spring MAP tests.  They did not use our actual spring 2013-2014 scores.  We are in the process of submitting an appeal to CPS to amend this.  Note that this has occurred with other schools, as well.

 

Next steps:

However, with all of that said, our MAP scores/student achievement must increase regardless of the rating we receive from CPS.  We need to work together on transparently sharing all the measures and statistics that define student progress and school success at AGC.  These are the two things that drive all decisions, initiatives, and programs at AGC.  It helps us to understand how long our school day should be, what math curriculum to use, how to engage families, what teacher professional development should look like, and everything in between. 

 

At AGC, we have structures in place to make these informed decisions.  The Instructional Leadership Team (school leadership team) and School Management Planning Team (staff representative team) meet weekly to address any issue impacting school success.  The AGC Community Council (parent leadership team) and the Board of Directors (governance team) meets on a bi-monthly basis to also address issues that are impacting student success.  These teams, each with their own responsibilities and policies that they follow, lead the change process at AGC. 

 

As AGC’s principal, I am constantly engaged in the work of all of these teams.  Addressing the SQRP rating, particularly how it will impact AGC and our students, began immediately at 2:00 yesterday when the ratings were released.  This includes having leadership meetings, conference calls, and e-mail communication for the majority of today.  This will continue over the next week, over winter break, and into early January as our leadership and teacher teams meet. 

 

As always, your engagement and support is critical to all of our students’ success.  I want to see 100% attendance at next week’s parent-teacher conferences.  We added a Saturday session this year to accommodate parent schedules!  Knowing how your student is performing in school is critical.  I also encourage families to seek out the ACC representatives to learn more about supporting parent leadership at AGC.  The Parent University-Winter Edition will be on Wednesday, January 14th from 6-8:00 pm.  I would like to see at least one family member of our 400 students represented at this gathering.  Finally, stay tuned in the next week for more information about the SQRP rating, the change process at AGC, initiatives we formalized in past years to promote achievement, the work of the ACC’s Academic Empowerment Committee, and new strategies that will be implemented this year and next.

 

If you have any questions about the information above or anything else, my door is always open.  I will also be available for office hours tomorrow, Friday, December 5th at 47th St from 2:00-4:00 and Saturday, December 13th from 8-noon at the Annex.

 

Sincerely,

Anne Gillespie

Principal, Academy for Global Citizenship

 

 

4 de Diciembre de 2014

Estimadas familias,

 

Escuelas públicas de Chicago lanzó las calificaciones de la escuela usando el nuevo sistema de calificación SQRP ayer. Esta información se presentó en mi el 22 de octubre taller de padres en la evaluación. También se puede encontrar aquí: http://cps.edu/Performance/Pages/PerformancePolicy.aspx

Con este nuevo sistema de calificación, AGC está catalogado como nivel 2.

 

Lo que esto significa: Hablé con el jefe de la oficina de CPS que supervisa las escuelas charter ayer. Muchas preguntas sobre el impacto que esto tendrá en AGC ahora y seguir adelante. Desafortunadamente, no fue capaz de decirme porque este es un nuevo sistema de calificaciones para CPS y probablemente cambiará en julio debido a la aplicación del examen de PARCC (el nuevo ISAT).

 

¿Cómo se calculó esta partitura: CPS utiliza una fórmula de "proyecto" cómo nuestros hijos en las primavera de 2013-2014 mapa pruebas basadas en sus pruebas de primavera mapa 2012-2013. No usaron cuentas reales primavera 2013-2014. Estamos en proceso de presentar una apelación a CPS para enmendar esto. Tenga en cuenta que esto ha ocurrido con otras escuelas, así como.

 

Pasos a seguir: Sin embargo, con todo eso, dijo, debe aumentar nuestro logro de partituras/estudiante mapa independientemente de la valoración que recibimos de CPS. Necesitamos trabajar juntos en el intercambio transparente de todas las medidas y estadísticas que definen el éxito del estudiante escuela y progreso en el AGC. Estas son las dos cosas que conducen a todas las decisiones, las iniciativas y programas en el AGC. Nos ayuda a entender cuánto debe ser el día de nuestra escuela, qué programa de matemáticas al uso, cómo involucrar a las familias, debe parecerse a lo que desarrollo profesional docente y todo lo demás.

 

En AGC, contamos con las estructuras en el lugar para tomar estas decisiones. El equipo de liderazgo educacional (equipo de liderazgo de la escuela) y equipo de planificación de gestión escolar (equipo representativo) se reúnen semanalmente para tratar cualquier tema impactando el éxito escolar. El Consejo comunitario de AGC (equipo de liderazgo de padres) y el Consejo de administración (equipo de gobierno) se reúne con carácter bimensual también abordar temas que afectan el éxito del estudiante. Estos equipos, cada uno con sus propias responsabilidades y las políticas que siguen, lideran el proceso de cambio en el AGC.

 

Como directora de AGC, constantemente estoy comprometida en el trabajo de todos estos equipos. Abordar la SQRP clasificación,  nuestra investigacion comenzó inmediatamente a 2:00 p.m.  ayer cuando las calificaciones fueron repartidos,  nuestra conversacion empezo con la pregunta: ¿cómo impactará AGC y nuestros estudiantes? Hicimos reunions de liderazgo, conferencias telefónicas y comunicación por correo electrónico para la mayoría de hoy. Esto continuará durante la próxima semana, durante las vacaciones de invierno y a principios de enero como nuestros equipos de liderazgo y profesor cumplir.

 

Como siempre, su compromiso y su apoyo es fundamental para todo del éxito de nuestros estudiantes. Quiero ver 100% de asistencia a conferencias con los maestros esta próxima semana. Hemos añadido una session para sábado este año para acomodar los horarios de los padres. Es fundamental saber cómo está realizando su estudiante en la escuela. También animo a las familias a buscar a los representantes de la ACC para aprender más acerca de apoyar el liderazgo de los padres en el AGC. La Universidad de padres-Winter Edition será el miércoles, 14 de enero de 6-20:00. Me gustaría ver a al menos un miembro de la familia de nuestros 400 estudiantes representados en esta reunión. Finalmente,  estaremos atentos la próxima semana para obtener más información acerca de la SQRP de clasificación, el proceso de cambio en el AGC, iniciativas formalizamos en últimos años para promover el logro, la labor del Comité académico de empoderamiento y nuevas estrategias que se implementarán este año y siguiente de la ACC.

 

Si usted tiene alguna pregunta sobre la información de arriba o cualquier otra cosa, mi puerta siempre está abierta. También estaré disponible en la oficina mañana, el viernes, 5 de diciembre en el 47th St de 2:00-4:00 y el sábado, 13 de diciembre desde 8 hasta el mediodía en el anexo.

 

Atentamente,

Anne Gillespie

Director de la Academia para la ciudadanía Global,

Letter to Families re SQRP.pdf

Middle School Families:

The Middle School students have mobilized efforts to express their need for gym uniforms. At the moment, ONLY the 6th & 7th grade students will have the choice of wearing a gym uniform on the days in which they have Wellness with Coach Vanessa. If your child chooses to not wear the gym uniform, this is ok, as long as they wear their AGC uniform and gym shoes. 
Here are the details of the gym uniform:
➢ TOP: AGC t-shirts with “Think Global. Eat Local.” logo
➢ BOTTOMS: sweatpants in any shade of blue (solid is preferred) 
There will be a $10 charge for the t-shirt and they are on sale at the main office. In the near future, we hope to have the students engage in personalizing the gym uniform- stay tuned!

Familias de sexto y séptimo grado:

Los estudiantes de sexto y séptimo grado han movilizado esfuerzos para expresar su necesidad de uniformes de gimnasio. Por el momento, sólo los estudiantes de sexto y séptimo grado tendrán la opción de usar un uniforme de gimnasio en los días en los que tienen Bienestar con Coach Vanessa. Si su hijo/a decide no usar el uniforme de gimnasio, está bien, pero siempre y cuando se traigan tenis y uniformes de AGC.
Aquí están los detalles del uniforme de gimnasio: 
➢ CAMISAS: camiseta de AGC con el logo "Think Global. Eat Local. "
➢ PANTALONES: pantalón de gimnasio en cualquier tono de azul (sólido se prefiere)
Habrá un cargo de $10 por la camiseta y están a la venta en la oficina principal. En un futuro próximo, esperamos tener los estudiantes involucrados en personalizar el uniforme de gimnasio- manténganse en comunicación!




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

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


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



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
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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.

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.


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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.

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.

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

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