April 6, 2020 (download the pdf )
Dear New Sullivan Parents and Families,
We hope this finds you and your loved ones safe and healthy. Although this is a time of uncertainty, we are committed to providing high-quality learning experiences for all of our students at New Sullivan. We are writing today to share our plan to support your child's remote learning while school is closed until April 30, 2020.
Your partnership, feedback, and collaboration are critically important to support your child’s engagement in remote learning. Please take a few moments to read below for information about our plan, expectations for your child, and the ongoing communications and assistance we will provide to keep students engaged, learning, and healthy while schools are closed.
What is New Sullivan’s plan to provide remote learning for my student during the closure?
Our teachers will provide their students daily learning activities and will be available for at least two hours every day to keep students connected and engaged until school re-opens. Your child will also receive regular communication and feedback from their assigned teacher on learning activities. Please view our school’s Remote Learning Plan on our school’s website (https://newsullivan.cps.edu) to view your child's lesson plans and their teachers’ daily availability.
What are the school’s expectations for my child while learning at home?
During this time, the focus is to encourage students to stay engaged in academic activities and to reinforce learning on a daily basis. Routine, encouragement, and aligned expectations between families and teachers are important factors of academic engagement in your home learning environment. We’ve created a New Sullivan Establishing a Home Learning Environment with school expectations, tips to help your child focus, and options for support and assistance if your child is struggling with an activity.
How do I access the plan and materials?
Our remote learning plan is posted online for families and students here Remote Learning Plan. Materials are also available for pickup if you or your child do not have easy access to a computer.
What communications and guidance can my child and I expect?
Families will receive ongoing school-wide communications as well as a regular schedule for communication and feedback between your child and their teacher(s). This information can be found in the https;//meet.google.com/rvn-jtom-jvx or by phone 304-935-5179; PIN: 694-203-584# Remote Learning Plan AND/OR https://newsullivan.cps.edu).
Thank you for going above and beyond to support your child during this difficult time. Please continue taking care of each other and yourselves as we face this health crisis together. We know there are many unknowns ahead of us, but we will do whatever it takes to keep our school community safe, healthy, and engaged during this time.
Proud to be your scholar’s Principal,
Kathy J. McCoy
William K New Sullivan Fine Arts Academy
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In partnership with the CPS Office of Student Health and Wellness, the Greater Chicago Food Depository will be offering SNAP and Medicaid application assistance at New Sullivan Elementary. Rhonie Hendee, Benefits Outreach Coordinator, will be available every Monday and Wednesday from 8:00am-4:30pm. Feel free to stop in room #116 (across from the security desk) or all for more information: (773) 535-7430
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ALL New Sullivan students MUST wear a “New Sullivan Branded” polo shirt. Shirts can only be purchased from New Sullivan School. Pre-K through 7th Grade students must wear all black. 8th Grade students ONLY, will wear black bottoms and purple shirts.
Shirts will be available for purchase all summer and cost $10.00 ($10.50 for XL and up).