This website is just one of many opportunities for communication between Haines
School, students and their parents. It is intended to provide beneficial information
regarding policies, procedures and programs at John C. Haines.
There are many options for parents to become involved in their child’s education.
Parents are encouraged to contact their child’s teachers and the school administration
whenever they have questions, comments and concerns.
We encourage you to become active participants in your child’s school. Come
out and share your suggestions for school improvement and increase your knowledge
about various topics sponsored by teachers and parent organizations. Visit the
Parent Center and become more familiar with Haines Local School Council, Parent
Advisory Council and Bilingual Advisory Council. You are invited to their meetings
Parents, guardians, grandparents and other interested citizens are encouraged
to participate in the educational experiences of children through our volunteer
program. Please contact us at 773-534-9200 for further information.
C. Haines School Vision/Mission Statements
Haines will provide a safe learning environment; offer a rigorous, instructional
program with a focus on Literacy, critical thinking and continued improvement
thus preparing students for college and career goals. Additionally, Haines will
offer experiential educational experiences that are accessible to ALL students
including students whose second language is English and those with unique needs,
while ensuring character, social and emotional development of the whole child,
fostering 21st century global learning skills and celebrating diversity.
Haines will sustain a literacy, math and science rich curriculum focused on effective,
research-based instruction. Haines will utilize emerging technologies,
innovative practices and yield various resources to provide students with additional
learning opportunities and services inside and outside of the traditional school
LEAST RESTRICTIVE ENVIRONMENT:
The LRE mandate requires that to the maximum extent appropriate, students with
disabilities, including students in public or private institutions or other care
facilities are educated with students who are not disabled. Removal of students
with disabilities from the general education classroom should occur only when
the nature of severity of the disability of the student is such that education
in the general education class with the use of supplementary aids and services
cannot be achieved satisfactorily
The Board of Education approved an Arts Education Plan with the goal of providing
every CPS student with a robust experience in the fine and performing arts. This
plan includes a commitment to weekly arts instruction, a strengthening of relationships
between CPS and Chicago’s cultural institutions, and the inclusion of an Arts
Liaison in every school.
John Charles Haines Elementary School has achieved Creative Schools
Certification. This designation makes us eligible to receive funding
to help support our arts programs throughout the school year. We are committed
to elevating the arts by providing your students with a comprehensive arts education.
To this end we have added a music program and continue to offer Technology and
Media Arts as part of our Arts Education Plan. We are working to integrate the
arts into other subjects such as math, reading and science to develop the creativity,
innovation, critical thinking and communication skills that will make them successful
in the future.