Classes remain canceled for all CPS students tomorrow, Friday, January 7


Sent: Thursday, January 6, 2022 5:29 PM

Subject: Update on Classes for Friday, January 7 / Actualización sobre las clases para el viernes 7 de enero


Dear Families,

Classes will remain canceled for all CPS students tomorrow, Friday, January 7, as we continue working to get CTU staff back in our buildings. However, a small number of schools MAY be able to offer in-person activities for students if enough staff are reporting to work.

You SHOULD NOT plan to send your child to school, unless your child’s principal tells you that students can come to school for in-person activities.

Our schools are the best, safest place for students to be during this pandemic, and we are working tirelessly to get everyone back in class every day. We will continue working with CTU to resolve this situation and will provide you with ongoing updates as the week continues.

Again, classes are canceled for all students on Friday, January 7. Please do not plan to send your child to school tomorrow UNLESS your child’s principal tells you that there will be in-person learning or activities.


Pedro Martinez

Chief Executive Officer

Chicago Public Schools

Estimadas familias,

Las clases permanecerán canceladas para todos los estudiantes de CPS mañana, viernes 7 de enero, mientras seguimos trabajando para que el personal de CTU regrese a nuestros edificios. Sin embargo, un pequeño número de escuelas PUEDEN ofrecer actividades en persona para los estudiantes si hay suficiente personal que se presente a trabajar.

NO DEBE planear enviar a su hijo a la escuela, a menos que el director de su hijo le diga directamente que los estudiantes pueden venir a la escuela para las actividades en persona. Si este es el caso de la escuela de su hijo, puede esperar una respuesta del director a más tardar hoy.

Nuestras escuelas son el lugar más seguro para que los estudiantes estén durante esta pandemia, y estamos trabajando arduamente para que todos regresen a clases todos los días. Seguiremos trabajando con la CTU para resolver esta situación y les proporcionaremos actualizaciones continuas a lo largo de la semana.

Nuevamente, las clases serán canceladas para todos los estudiantes el viernes 7 de enero. Por favor, no planee enviar a su hijo a la escuela mañana A MENOS que el director de su hijo le diga que habrá aprendizaje o actividades en persona.


Pedro Martínez

Director Ejecutivo

Escuelas Públicas de Chicago


January 7, 2022 at 3:33 AM

By: Rich Gibson


What is going on in CPS is, in effect, a lockout, met by the potential of a wildcat. CPS schools are not safe. Few schools anywhere are safe, especially with the O variant on the loose. I don't know about CTU leadership, but if 73 percent of the rank and file voted to stay out, it will be hard for CTU to get them back in--wildcat! And solidarity from San Diego. And, importantly, all the best to the Substance Staff.

January 7, 2022 at 4:26 AM

By: John Kugler

Chicken Run

Happy New Year, Rich,

It is both actually and not.

It started as a job action not to go into the buildings but to teach remotely. The school board technically did not lock anyone out. They cut off all remote access to the Chicago Public Schools' communications infrastructure.

Members did not work in their buildings, claiming unsafe conditions, yet 90% were vaccinated.

Legally the school board did not lock anyone out. They said anyone could come in a building, but classes were canceled since they could not guarantee staffing levels for instruction.

The union did vote, so individual members have concerted activity protection. The only matter is, are the demands and safety concerns enough to override a No Strile Clause.

It is probably best that neither goes to court on this matter since it could establish new case law, and the winner will gain power over the other.

Right now, it is a 'chicken run' where the hero might be COVID that stops the race.

Hope you and the family are safe and healthy.


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