Chicago Grammar School

Programs and Activities: Summer Program 2020

CGS Summer 2020

Open to rising preschoolers through seventh grade

Once Phase 3 of the Governor’s phased plan to open Illinois commences, CGS looks forward to welcoming students to an academically robust and socially engaging summer program – all within IDHP approved safety guidelines.  To that end,

    • Each class will be limited to 10 students to allow for social distancing. 
    • Staff and students will be checked for fever before entering the school at the beginning of each day.
    • The children will be monitored daily for signs/symptoms of COVID-19.
    • Any staff or child with symptoms of COVID-19 will be excluded from school.
    • Drop-off and pick-up times will be staggered to avoid overcrowding of children and parents/guardians in confined spaces.
    • Parents/guardians will be limited to one per child during drop-off and pick-up.

Days will be filled with activities that prompt curiosity, challenge the students, and feed their creativity.  Led by our dynamic staff, summer at CGS features reading and math instruction, games, art, science, music, drama, and much more!

To make enrollment easy, register here with the weeks you want to participate.

Dates, TIMES and Fees

The CGS Summer Program runs for 7 weeks beginning on Monday, June 8 through July 24.  Students have a choice of full-day (8:30 am – 3:00 pm), morning half-day (8:30 am – 12:00 pm), and afternoon half-day (11:30 am – 3:00 pm).  Extended day is available from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm.

Weeks 1-3, 5-7 Cost
Full Day $520
AM or PM half day $280
Extended Day $160
  
Week 4 Cost
Full Day $410
AM or PM half day $225
Extended Day $130

To make enrollment easy, register here with the weeks you want to participate.

Who are your Summer Program Staff?

Members of our regular CGS teaching staff provide the same engaging and stimulating learning strategies that provoke and nurture the children’s curiosity and performance at CGS during the school year.

What about Lunch? 

Students bring their own non-perishable lunches and drinks.

Is there a Dress Code?

Play clothes are recommended. Many of their projects may become messy!

Backless shoes (clogs and flip-flops), platform shoes, and gym shoes with lights are not allowed for safety reasons.

What should my child bring?

A change of clothes (our projects can get messy!) Please label all clothing with your child’s name.

Gym shoes (they can keep a pair here).

Water bottle (please label).

Non-perishable lunch and drink.

Arrivals?

Doors open at 8:20 am.  Parents may pull up on the west side of Franklin Street. You may accompany your child inside if you wish.  If you arrive after 8:30, however, please accompany your child to the front office and sign them in.

For Half Day PM students, they begin their day with lunch from 11:30 am -12:00 pm. Parents, please make every effort to have your child at school no later than 11:45.  Upon arrival, please accompany your child to the front office to sign them in.

Dismissal?

Teachers will bring the children outside in front of the school at 12:00 pm and 3:00 pm for Half Day AM and Full Day dismissals, respectively.  Parents may pull up on the west side of Franklin Street.  If you are early, please wait for your child to be brought outside to you.  Parents of Extended Day campers, please come to the front office to pick up your child.

What if my child is going to be absent?

If your child is going to be absent, please notify CGS by 9:00 am via telephone at 312-944-5600 or email us at the Chicago Grammar School.

Behavior Code?

CGS encourages the highest standards of honorable conduct, civility, and a sense of fair play. Children enrolled in the CGS Summer Program are expected to be polite to their fellow campers, teachers, and other school personnel, and to respect the property of others and the school. CGS reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to deny any student the opportunity to participate in the CGS Summer Program if the child’s social conduct or behavior is deemed unsatisfactory by the Head of School. No refunds will be made to a student who, for disciplinary reasons, is asked to leave the CGS Summer Program.

Other Questions?

Call 312-944-5600 or email us at the Chicago Grammar School.

To make enrollment easy, register here with the weeks you want to participate.