News & Announcements

Principal Message 2/7

Dear Jahn Families,

Chicago Public Schools is requiring all families to submit a COVID19 Attestation Form to verify your understanding of CPS health and safety protocols.  Look for a paper version of the form in your child’s backpack and return to your homeroom teacher by Friday, February 11th.

On February 14th, K-4 homeroom teachers will be allowed to host a short friendship party to allow students to exchange messages.  Students are not allowed to bring candy or sweets to school.  If students would like to bring something, it should be non-edible treats like pencils, etc.  Students in grades 5-8 will have a friendship dance on Friday, February 11th from 2-3 in the gymnasium.  This event will be organized by our Student Council.

Principal Message 1/31

I hope this email finds you well, and that you are prepared for the next winter storm to arrive on Tuesday evening!

We held our January LSC meeting last week on Wednesday, January 26th. I am sharing the LSC Principal Report for your review. Also, LSC elections will be held this spring, and everyone is encouraged to run for a position! If interested, please contact our LSC coordinator, Margo Innocente, in the main office for more information and to get an application packet. Applications are due in the main office by 3pm on Friday, March 4th. Candidates must bring the original application to the main office, as we are unable to accept the application via email or fax. The candidate forum date will be announced soon.

Principal Message 1/24

Dear Jahn Families,

I hope you are enjoying the snow!

We are still looking for a Crossing Guard for the Belmont & Wolcott intersection. The hours are M-F, 7:15 - 8:15 and 2:30 - 3:30. If you know of any parents or community members interested in supporting Jahn as a Crossing Guard, please have them follow the application process below.

Principal Message 1/18

Dear Jahn Families,

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we implement the District COVID19 protocols. We recognize that this has been a challenging time for all of our families, and want to thank you for your continued support.

COVID19 Testing is available at Jahn every Tuesday, unless the COVID19 tester does not show up for some reason. Sign up to provide consent for your child to get COVID19 tested by clicking here. We cannot test your child unless you provide us with consent. Also, beginning Wednesday, January 19th, you can order free rapid COVID19 test kits through the government at A total of four test kits can be ordered per household. I encourage everyone to take advantage of this opportunity.

Mrs. Moon-Sarudi has organized a vaccination event at Jahn on Thursday, February 3rd from 9:30am - 1:00pm. Please read the event flyers in English and Spanish. The vendor will return 3 weeks later to provide the second dose. All families are strongly encouraged to get vaccinated, and this is a great way to get it done.

Over the weekend, our playground equipment and one of the barricades was vandalized with inappropriate graffiti. Our staff is cleaning it off today. Since this occurred over the weekend, it is possible that the graffiti was done by members of the community, not Jahn students. Thank you for helping to keep our playground clean and safe for everyone. If you see something, say something.

As a reminder, we will continue to hold recess outdoors when the temperature is 20 degrees or higher. Students should dress appropriately to be outdoors for recess.

Have a great week, and don’t hesitate to reach out to me directly if you have any questions or concerns.

Michael Herring
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