Welcome

Vital Information

Welcome Letter

Dear New Families,

Welcome and Congratulations on becoming part of the OA Thorp Scholastic Community!   We strive to educate and develop the whole child. We have a multi-faceted fine arts program;  a successful sports program with multiple regional and city championships; and a number of free and paid after-school enrichment experiences.  Most importantly, our learning activities emphasize the 21st-century skills of CARING, CREATIVITY, COMMUNICATION, COLLABORATION and CRITICAL THINKING.  Over the next several years, your child will utilize the FIVE C’s while at Thorp.

At the core of our classroom instruction is the belief that students demonstrate, articulate and share their knowledge.  Small groups and authentic learning opportunities are at the heart of our instruction.  At Thorp, we understand that you have placed your trust in us to nurture the academic development of your child.  We value your trust and will strive every day to live up to your expectations.  Together, we will work to provide your child a rich and dynamic environment where they learn and continually grow.

Enrollment and registration will take place soon, Mrs. Dean can be reached at 773-534-3640 ext 80977 or ddean@cps.edu, she will contact you via email with Registration times and dates.

Parents and Guardians, Please consider joining our wonderful parent organizations – Friends of Thorp and the Thorp PTA. We would love to have you involved at Thorp even before the first day of school!  Thank you and once again – Welcome to Thorp!

Sincerely,

Efren Toledo – Principal

Important Information

Curriculum Overview 2018

New Family Sign-up for Friday Letter and Parent Organizations

Start Time – 7:30 AM Children report to the auditorium starting at 7:00AM
Dismissal Time: 2:30PM  Out of School Time (After-school Programs) 3:45PM
K-4 Dismissal East Playground
5-8 Dismissal West Playground
Students who take CPS transportation dismiss at the front of the building.

Breakfast/Lunch
Breakfast 7:00 – 7:30 AM

K-2 9:45-10:30
3-4 10:35-11:20
5-6 11:25-12:10
7-8 12:15-1:oo

Breakfast and Lunch are free for all CPS Students

Thorp Paid After-care 2:30 to 6:30 PM (Enroll Here)
Student Fees $55.00 per child (Pay Here)
PTA Fee $5.00 individual / $10.00 family

Thorp Spirit Wear and Gym Uniforms

Enrollment

 The Thorp family prides itself on the achievements we have been able to accomplish because of our dedicated staff, students, and parents.  There really is a difference at Thorp, and we are glad to welcome you as a new member of the Thorp Community!   

Registration requires you to bring the following documents:

  1. Original birth certificates with registration number
  2. Three proofs of Chicago residency (i.e. electric or gas bill, apartment lease, property tax bill, voter’s card, Illinois Driver’s License or Illinois State ID).
  3. Enrollment Registration Forms (forms available below)

Completion of the forms prior to will decrease the processing time.  The Chicago Board of Education provides transportation for students in grades K-8, who live more than 1.6 miles and less than 6 miles from school.  Parents of children not receiving busing are responsible for their children’s transportation and punctuality, our school day begins promptly at 7:30 am and ends at 2:30 pm.   (PLEASE NOTE:  ALL TRANSPORTATION PROVISIONS AND POLICIES ARE SUBJECT CHANGE AND THE AVAILABILITY OF TRANSPORTATION MAY BE REDUCED).

Failure to return acceptance letter prior to the week of May 1st for will result in cancellation of your child’s acceptance at Ole A. Thorp Scholastic Academy.

Kindergarten Parents Only:  Summer screening appointments will be assigned at registration. On the first day of school all Kindergarten students will meet in the auditorium at 9:00 a.m, normal start time will be at 7:30 a.m. then after.  

 

Required Enrollment Forms  (Please bring all necessary forms filled out during Registration Week. Not having your forms will delay the registration process.)
Enrollment Form PDF icon EnglishPDF icon Spanish,
Media Consent Form PDF icon English
Emergency Contact Form PDF icon English
Student Medical Health Form PDF icon EnglishPDF icon Spanish
Race and Ethnicity Survey PDF icon English
Home Language Survey  PDF icon English
Transportation PDF icon English
Park Kids Transportation  PDF icon English
The parent, legal guardian, or temporary custodian of any elementary or high school age child seeking enrollment in a Chicago Public School for the first time shall present to the school principal or his/her designee proof of age, proof of current address and physical exam and immunization records. (Board Policy 04-0526-PO2)
Required Physical Examination and Immunication Requirements

Parents are reminded that physical examination and immunization requirements for Chicago public school students are as follows: Students entering kindergarten, sixth, and ninth grade are required to submit proof of physical examination and current immunizations to school by October 15th of each year.  Kindergarten Health Requirements, please click here for information.

 If you have already submitted a completed Certificate of Child Health Examination Form please accept our appreciation. If you have not met this requirement please submit a completed Certificate of Child Health Examination Form immediately to avoid exclusion. In addition, kindergartners, and any student enrolling for the first time in any grade, are now required to have a full version examination.
Students entering kindergarten, second, and sixth grade must have their dental examination completed by May 15th of each school year. If your child has not received the required examination and your family does not have health care insurance, places contact the Chicago Public School Children and Family Benefit Unit (CFBU). You may be eligible for Allkids or Family Care. Contact CFBU at 773-553-1809.
Minimum Health Requirement forms

All necessary documentation is located below for download.

State of Illinois Child Health Examination form: PDF icon English

State of Illinois Proof of dental examination form PDF icon English

State of Illinois vision examination form:  English

Physical exam and immunization waivers: PDF icon English

For more information, contact Coordinated School Health at (773) 553-1830.