Rally signals approach of new school year

July 19, 2010 (CHICAGO)

School officials held a rally today at Chavez Elementary on the South Side.

Free backpacks were handed out to students.

The Jesse White Tumbling Team thrilled the crowd.

Chavez is a year-round school. Students start the new year on August 9th. Schools with a traditional calendar open September 7th.

CPS CEO Ron Huberman is urging parents to know when their kids return to class.

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