Looking Forward to the Start of School

August 19, 2021

Hello GLI Families,

The time we all have been waiting for is finally here!  On Monday, August 23, 2021 our doors will be open to receive students.  School starts promptly at 8:10 a.m.  GLI students must enter through door 3 on Throop.  Students will grab a bag breakfast as soon as they enter the building.  Then proceed to L111.

If students arrive after 8:10 a.m., they should then enter through the main entrance on 95th St. and go to the main office for a pass.  Then proceed to L111.


Dates to Remember


August 23-Early Release, 1:30 p.m. (First Day of School)
August 24-Early Release, 1:30 p.m.
August 25-Early Release, 1:30 p.m.

August 31-Virtual Back to School Night, 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.


Thank you to those that have already completed the Transportation Survey.  If your student is not on our bus roster he/she will not be able to ride the bus.  This is for the safety of all students.  Please complete the Transportation Survey or contact Ms. Hawkins or (708) 683-7913 to ensure that your student's name is included on our bus roster. 

School bus transportation is a courtesy provided by Global Leaders Initiative (GLI).  There is only one drop off and pick up location, CICS Lloyd Bond:13300 S Langley Ave, Chicago, IL 60827 (The south side of CICS Lloyd Bond, in the circle that connects E 133rd Place and S Langley Avenue).  The bus will pick students up from Lloyd Bond at 7:20 a.m. Monday-Friday.  Afternoon drop off time is 3:30 pm, WEDNESDAYS 1:55 pm

Student Transportation Expectations

  • A face mask must be worn at all times on the bus.

  • Do not consume food or drinks on the bus (except water).

  • Do not leave any trash or personal items on the bus.

  • Use level 1 volume when talking (inside voices).

  • Use headphones to listen to audio from cell phones.

  • Keep legs out of the aisle.

  • Remain seated at all times.

  • Keep your hands to yourself.

  • Arrive on time.

  • Exit with urgency.

School Reopening Protocols

Today we are sharing the CICS Covid-19 Handbook which can be found here. Please make sure you read this handbook in its entirety so you are aware of the most up-to-date health and safety precautions we are putting into place at school. 

A few important highlights:

  1. Students must have a completed health screener to enter our building every day. We have partnered with a system called Ruvna that will automatically send you an alert every morning to fill out your child's screener, allowing them to attend class for the day. More info on this screener will be shared before August 23rd. 

  2. It is essential that we have your most up-to-date contact information in case of illness, emergency, and to complete the daily mandatory health screener. Please ensure you are reachable and you or someone in your household is available to 1) fill out the screener daily and 2) to come to school immediately if your child is exhibiting symptoms. 

  3.  Masks will be required for all students and staff members. Please ensure you begin "practicing" masking with your child and ensure your child's mask fits properly over his or her mouth and nose. 


Virtual Back to School Night

Back to School Night will be held in a virtual format on August 31, 2021 from 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.  Parents/Guardians will be able to attend and communicate with teachers from the comfort of your own home.

  • Please download the Zoom meeting app to your phone or computer at: in preparation for the live virtual presentation on August 31st.

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COVID-19 Vaccination Sites

If you are interested in a COVID-19 vaccination for you or your student; here is a list of CPS sponsored vaccination sites.  They are open for the rest of the summer.

2021-2022 Back to School Information Visit our website for information about school suppliesdress codetransportation, important updates and documents.

2021-2022 Back to School Information

Visit our website for information about school suppliesdress codetransportation, important updates and documents.


Ms. Hawkins

Executive Director

Global Leaders Initiative