Please see the school update from principal Roche…
Dear Prescott families and friends,
In support of our Black students, staff, and families, I’ve updated the school marquee to frontline with, “Black Lives Matter.” As thousands of walkers, joggers, and drivers pass Prescott at the Ashland and Wrightwood intersection daily, they will know that we as a community want to eliminate in our schools and society anti-Black racism, specifically. Our Black families matter. Our Black students matter. Our Black educators matter. Black lives matter.
Please talk with your family and friends about what Black Lives Matter means.
- Name anti-Black racism for what it is.
- Believe Black students.
- Stop challenging “Black Lives Matter.”
- Identify and speak about Black excellence.
Taken from How to root out anti-black racism in your school (EdWeek) by Tyrone Howard.
Congratulations to our 8th graders who received their diplomas earlier this week in a safe, quick drive-by ceremony! The 8th grade graduation ceremony pre-recorded video streamed on Thursday evening, the original date of the ceremony. Featured is key-note speaker US Representative Mike Quigley with a message to graduates. Thanks to Teachers Nicole Tokarski, Andrea Edwards, and Kim Gow and Asst Principal Amanda Malsch for putting in so many hours to organize the virtual and in-person celebrations. Our 8th graders move on as 9th graders next year at Jones College Prep, Alcott, Lincoln Park High School, Noble Street (original campus), Noble-Rowe, Noble Academy, Noble Rauner, DePaul College Prep, Whitney Young HS, Phoenix Military Academy, Lane Tech HS, DeLasalle, and Disney II.
Eighth grader Ava Marcus made history by achieving 5th place in the world! at the Future Problem Solvers 2020 International Conference Results! Congratulations, Ava! (Coach Teacher Sara Hainsfurther).
Aspen Parent Portal instructions for families
STEP 1- Ms. Collum has granted you access to the Parent Portal. Please check your primary email associated with your student’s account. Look for an email from ASPEN titled Chicago Public Schools has granted you the ability to create a Parent Portal user account in Aspen
STEP 2- Follow the guidelines for the account set-up located in the email from ASPEN using the unique pin provided and your email address as the username. You will be directed to confirm your student’s personal information and create a password. If you are experiencing technical difficulties please contact Ms. Collum – firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
STEP 3- There are many unique features of the platform to link multiple student accounts, track their grades, attendance, and CPS announcements. Please use this guideline to assist
STEP 4- Setting up Grade Notifications- REQUIRED
- Under the Family Tab at the top, select Notifications to the left of screen
- You will be directed to the Subscriptions for Email Notifications page
- Check the box next to your email address at the very top of the screen, so that you may receive the notifications. If there is a valid phone number on file you may also receive SMS notifications
- Check the box next to Email/SMS Grades Above with a minimum Grade Threshold of 85 (B-)
- Check the box next to Email/SMS Grades Below with a minimum Grade Threshold of 76 (C-)
Prescott Grading Requirements
►Use the CPS Grading Scale:
(F receives 50 points in Gradebook)