Wednesday, June 17, 2020

CPS Seeks Community Input on ARA on June 30, 2020

CPS uses a process called Area Regional Analysis for making decisions about schools around the city. The new website is here.

Hyde Park, Kenwood, and Woodlawn are in the Greater Bronzeville/South Lakefront Region.

There will be an opportunity for our region to provide feedback on the ARA and comment on ways we can support our schools going forward on June 30, 2020 at 5pm:

South Regions (Bronzeville / South Lakefront, Greater Stony Island, Greater Calumet, South Side):
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 from 5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m. CDT

Thursday, June 4, 2020

One-day virtual conference on trauma-informed practices for schools on June 5

There is a one-day, virtual conference on June 5 on trauma-informed practices for schools following the Covid-19 crisis: Evidence-Based Guidance for How Schools Can Respond to A National Mental Health Crisis in the Wake of COVID-19.

The conference is being put on by the TREP Project -- Trauma Responsive Educational Practices Project.

The link to sign up and for more information is here.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

CPS Capital Plan Virtual Community Meeting on Tuesday, May 26

CPS is holding virtual community meetings to seek community input on the district's capital plan for the 2021
fiscal year.
For families unable to attend the meetings, video recordings will be posted on the district's YouTube channel,
and presentation materials will be available in Spanish, Chinese (Simplified), Polish, Urdu, and Arabic by 
late May 2020.
The meeting for the southwest region, which includes Network 9, is scheduled for Tuesday, May 26 
from 5:00-6:30pm.
Advance registration is not required but highly encouraged.

For more information and the link to register for the May 26 meeting, please click here.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Free mini-courses on programming for CPS students via University of Chicago

The University of Chicago is offering two free programming classes for CPS middle school and high school students. The first meetings of the classes are May 26 and May 27, respectively.

Please see this flyer for more information and to register.

Next meeting of the HPKCAC via zoom on May 27, 2020

The next meeting of the Hyde Park-Kenwood Community Action Council will take place via zoom on Wednesday, May 27. We'll start the meeting at 7pm instead of 6pm and plan to end around 8pm.
Topics for the meeting include a check-in regarding how remote learning is going at our schools and an overview of the budgets for next year that were recently released. .
Here is the sign-in information. Thank you to Shaz Rasul of the University of Chicago for setting this up for us!
Join Zoom Meeting
Phone one-tap:US: +13126266799,,93900700595# or +16465588656,,93900700595#
Meeting URL:
Join by Telephone
For higher quality, dial a number based on your current location.
US: +1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 558 8656 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 669 900 9128 or +1 253 215 8782 or 888 788 0099 (Toll Free) or 877 853 5247 (Toll Free)
Meeting ID:939 0070 0595

Sunday, April 26, 2020

HPKCAC meetings are cancelled for the time being

Hyde Park-Kenwood Community Action Council will not meet in person until the 'stay at home' order has been lifted. We will keep this blog spot updated.

If you have suggestions for how the HPKCAC can support our schools virtually, please email them to

Thank you.