School time is just around the corner and YOU can help Chicago Public Schools (CPS) let students and families know it's Back to School 2011-2012
CPS is launching the Back to School campaign to build awareness among students and families throughout Chicago about Back to School dates for the upcoming 2011-2012 school year.
Studies show that kids who attend school on the first day and subsequent weeks are more likely to graduate and improve overall performance in the classroom – so it’s critical that we educate parents and children alike about the start of the upcoming school year.
CPS has approximately 400,000 students and 675 schools, so this year, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and CPS CEO Jean-Claude Brizard issued a call to action to all partners citywide to aid CPS in their efforts build awareness around Back to School. CPS will place additional emphasis on targeting high truancy areas.
What you can do:
Chicago Public Schools (CPS) is looking for volunteers to help place calls in the weeks prior to the first day of school to CPS parents to inform them of the date, and ask if their children will be in attendance for the first day. Volunteers will receive on-site training from a CPS staff member and have a script and call sheet to follow. Volunteers can sign up for 2 hour shifts, at two different locations.