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 everyday 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 the week of April 25 –29th, from 9:30am until 1:30pm. Please contact Mrs. Dean by Friday April by15th to schedule your appointment time, at 773-534-3640 ext 80977 between the hours of 8am-1pm. Open House for new students will be held on Wednesday, April 13th at 6pm in the school auditorium.
Registration requires you to bring the following documents:
- Original birth certificates with registration number
- 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).
- Enrollment Registration Forms (available on our website at www.oathorpacademy.org)
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 bussing are responsible for their children’s transportation and punctuality, our school day begins promptly at 7:45 am and ends at 2:45 pm. (PLEASE NOTE: ALL TRANSPORTATION PROVISIONS AND POLICIES ARE SUBJECT CHANGE AND THE AVAILABILITY OF TRANSPORTATION MAY BE REDUCED).
Failure to come the week of April 25th for registration will result in cancellation of your child’s enrollment at Ole A. Thorp Scholastic Academy.
Kindergarten Parents Only: Summer screening appointments will be assigned at registration. Kindergarten Orientation Day will be held on Thursday, September 2, 2016. On the first day of school, Tuesday, September 6th, 2016 all Kindergarten students will meet in the auditorium at 9:00 a.m.
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!
Efren Toledo – Principal
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.
All necessary documentation is located below for download.
State of Illinois Child Health Examination form: English
State of Illinois Proof of dental examination form English
State of Illinois vision examination form: English
Physical exam and immunization waivers: English
For more information, contact Coordinated School Health at (773) 553-1830.