Classes start Monday for so-called E-Track students, or those who are on a year round schedule. They have same number of days of school as students on a regular schedule, but their vacations days are spread out through the year.
At 8 a.m., CPS CEO Jean-Claude Brizard will ring a ceremonial bell to start the new school year at Harper High School, 6520 S. Wood St., one of the 247 E-Track schools.
Several community organizations have been organizing back-to-school supply drives and events. The Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr.'s plans to greet students Monday morning at two schools, Dyett High School, 555 E. 51st St. at 7 a.m., and Yale Elementary School, 7025 S. Princeton Ave., at 8:30 a.m.
Students on a regular track at Chicago schools start classes next month.
More than 400,000 students are enrolled in Chicago Public Schools.