A Few December Reminders

While the cold weather is often frustrating, there are a few rules that must be adhered to, regardless of the temperature:

  • The front doors do not open until 8:35am. The school day does not officially begin until 8:45am, therefore, there is no supervision prior to 8:35am.
  • Maria Lopez is in charge of door 1. Her supervision duties are directed by administration.  If you have an issue with morning entry, you should email Ms. Menoni at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Profanity is not acceptable in the school building, especially when directed at school staff.
  • The YMCA offers before school and after school care – AT COST. They cannot be held responsible for your students and they are NOT to let parents and students into the building prior to 8:35am.
  • Band programming is the only FREE before-school program from 7:00-7:45am. Band students are NOT to let parents and students into the building prior to 8:35am.
  • The parking lot is for staff parking. Parents cannot park in the lot.  There are not enough spots to accommodate everyone who works here.  Parent vehicles are subject to towing.
  • Door 15 in the parking lot is for STAFF ENTRY ONLY. Parents and students are not to enter through these doors.  This is a safety issue.

ALL VISITORS must come to the main office to sign in and for a visitor’s badge.  All parents are considered visitors.


School fee money is extremely important.
This pays for all consumable workbooks to be
replenished for your child each year.

  • You can pay your $35.00 school fee on Wednesday during Open House to your homeroom teacher.
  • All parents are expected to make a payment towards your school fee by the end of September. Speak with the main office regarding payment plan options.
  • Families with more than two children are only required to pay $70.00 total - regardless of the number of children attending Diego.

Do you need a full day pre-school? Do you need to Register?

Jose de Diego has 5 full day preschool classrooms for 3 year olds and 4 year olds. If you are interested in having your child join our vibrant community:

  • Visit chicagoearlylearning.org
  • Type 60622 in the search
  • Find Jose de Diego Community Academy in the list.
  • APPLY!!! 
    (you will need to set-up an account online, or this can be accomplished at the Humboldt Park Library)

Dear Families,
Welcome back to another amazing school year! I am so happy to see all of your familiar faces as
well as meet our new families. This is an especially exciting year at Diego! We are sure to have
a great partnership in your child’s education.
Here are a few policy reminders/updates as we get started:
Parent Information Options
There are several ways to stay informed here at Diego:

1- Take a look at the monthly calendar
2- Review relevant website announcements at josededeigo.org
3- Sign-up for email blasts (in the main office)
4- Email the principal at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
5- Visit our next LSC meeting on September 27 th at 9:15am
6- Attend Open House on September 13 th at 4:00pm

New and Returning Students.

Registration for the 2017/2018 School Year opens at Jose de Diego on Monday, August 21st at 9:00am.

ALL STUDENTS ARE WELCOME! Regardless of attendance boundary.


Important documents pertaining to LSC meetings and events. 

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