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CPS to resume in-person classes Wednesday

“Our building engineers and facilities team have been working diligently to clear sidewalks and parking lots of snow and ensure all school buildings are warm, safe, and fully ready to welcome students and staff back to school,” the district wrote in an email to parents.

A CPS bus aide sits inside an empty classroom designated as a COVID-19 isolation room at Jordan Community Elementary School in Rogers Park.
A CPS staff member sits inside Jordan Community Elementary School in Rogers Park last month.
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Hours after a winter storm walloped much of the city with more than a foot of snow, Chicago Public Schools announced that in-person classes would resume Wednesday.

“Our building engineers and facilities team have been working diligently to clear sidewalks and parking lots of snow and ensure all school buildings are warm, safe, and fully ready to welcome students and staff back to school,” the district wrote in an email to parents.

The district added that bus transportation will operate a normal, as will CPS Child Learning Hubs and Grab-and-Go meal sites.

Another round of snow that passed through the area from late Monday into early Tuesday prompted the district to cancel in-person classes on Tuesday.

The district’s snow day came 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.

Currently, only preschool and special education cluster programs are holding in-person classes. All other students are attending classes remotely.