The Earle School is one of 23 that is making the switch from the traditional school year to the year-round calendar this year. The goal of the program is to prevent learning loss during summer months. But officials say there are many other benefits.
"The year-round calendar allows for our students to be in school and not on the streets during the heat of the summer. They're in a safe place," said Dr. Barbara Eason-Watkins, CPS chief education officer.
School officials are also handing out fliers in areas where there are year-round schools to remind students and parents of the start date.