Snow day called as CPS cancels in-person classes Tuesday

“We expect in-person learning to resume on Wednesday and will keep families updated as additional information becomes available,” said CPS CEO Janice Jackson.

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Nari Berthusen, 9, and Eita Tabion, 10, sled down Cricket Hill near Montrose Beach on the North Side after several inches of snow fell overnight across Chicago, Monday afternoon, Feb. 15, 2021.

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Chicago Public Schools on Monday announced that in-person classes were canceled Tuesday due to travel concerns stemming from “the significant snowfall on the ground and anticipated inclement weather.”

CPS’ pre-K and special education students will continue at-home learning along with all other CPS students, the district said. Teachers will also continue to work remotely, and only essential staff members — including administrators, engineers, custodians, security guards and food service employees — are expected to report to schools.

The cancellation comes less than a week after members of the Chicago Teachers Union approved the city’s conditions for reopening schools to tens of thousands of students.

“We expect in-person learning to resume on Wednesday and will keep families updated as additional information becomes available,” CPS CEO Janice Jackson said in the statement.

Meal distribution programs at schools will continue Tuesday, although the district noted that some sites “may be impacted if staff have transportation challenges in the morning.” To confirm if a site is open, visit cps.edu/mealsites or call (773) 553-KIDS.

CPS will also be reaching out to families that have children registered in child learning hubs, sites hosted by the district or community-based organizations where a limited number of students can attend remote classes while being supervised. Only select sites will be open Tuesday “dependent upon staffing availability.”

Oak Park District 97 also canceled in-person classes and said classes will be remote Tuesday.

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