August 2017

Welcome to Chipman Junior High School! 

We are glad you are now a valued member of the Chipman Charger team!  We believe we are a better team when we work together – staff, students, parents, and the community at large.  Thank you for trusting us with your children, we know how valuable they are to you and it is our great honor to have them here at Chipman Junior High.  Also, thank you for taking a few minutes to read this information to become better acquainted with our school.

The first day of school will be Wednesday, August 16, 2017, with classes beginning at 7:37 A.M.  Class schedules will be distributed to all students during their first period (Advisory) class.  Advisory classes will be posted on the office window beginning Tuesday afternoon, August 15 (approx. 4:00 p.m.).  We will also have advisory classes and maps posted in several areas around campus on the first day of school – Staff will be available to help students find their first period classroom if needed.  Advisory teachers will then help all students understand their new class schedule, classroom locations and of course school rules and procedures.  As a reminder – all BCSD schools dismiss early every Wednesday– this includes the first day of school (Chipman – 1:25 on Wednesdays).  Every other day of the week dismissal will be 2:00.

REMINDER: The new state law regarding Tdap (whooping cough) immunization is now in full effect.  All 7-12 grade students must be vaccinated.  Many of our 7th grade students have already delivered proof of vaccinations (over 50% so far – thank you).  If you have not brought proof of vaccination to the school office, please do not wait until the last minute to do so.  Please turn in proof of vaccinations any day next week (office hours 7:30-3:45).  Do not risk your child becoming excluded from school because they do not have proof of vaccination (as state law requires); turn in their proof of Tdap vaccination now – it only takes a few seconds for us to make a copy and then you will be on your way!  Thank you.

PARENTS:  A short (25 – 30 minute) orientation for parents of incoming 7th graders will be held Monday August 14 @ 12:15 P.M. in the Chipman Cafeteria.  An overview of school rules, dress codes and sample schedules will be covered.  Also, members of the Chipman Booster Club will be available to meet (recruitJ) you as well.  We will also hold a duplicate meeting Monday afternoon at Fremont school (August 14 @ 4:00) if that is more convenient for you.

Finally, please make a habit of checking out our Chipman website for information throughout the year http://chipman.bcsd.com/.  Included on the site will be a copy of the Morning News, which is the main way we communicate with your child each morning while they are here at Chipman.  The Morning News will inform your child of important information, dates, rule changes (if needed), and will recognize Chipman Chargers for outstanding achievements as they represent us throughout the community.  We will also invite you to sign up for Remind.com during the first week of school – we will be able to send out text messages to you regarding important events going on here at Chipman.  Look for the sign-up information with your back-to-school parent pack!

Thank you for being involved in your child’s education; the time you spend supporting your child will never be wasted.

Week of May 30, 2017

Every Wednesday – Early Out – Dismissal 1:25 – No After School Bus

Mandatory 8th Grade Graduation Practice Wednesday 5/31/17 During Advisory

8th Grade Graduation Picnic 5/31/17 after practice – All graduates Must Have Permission Slip to Attend.

Last Day of School – Thursday June 1, 2017 – Dismissal 1:00 pm

 

Attention All Students:  All Week No Backpacks/bags will be allowed on campus.  You need only bring your yearbook (if you purchased one) and/or a pen to write with.  If you bring a backpack/bag you will be asked to leave it in the office until the end of the day.

All Students This is Your FINAL Notice!! All books checked out from the library are due NOW!  Make sure you bring in your books or if you have lost them be sure and get a clearance note to pay for your lost book. Your report card will be held and or diploma if you are an 8th grade student.  This is your third and final notice from the letter sent home with you 5/15/17 and today 5/22/17.  All books must be returned or debt paid before Friday 5/26/17.  If books are turned in or debt is paid after 5/26/17, you will need to pick up report card and or diploma from the school office beginning Monday 6/5/17 through Wednesday 6/7/17.

15 Chipman Yearbooks left!!!  First Come First Served!!!  $40 CASH ONLY.  You may purchase a yearbook during your lunch hour or after school.

8TH GRADE GRADUATION INFORMATION

DATE OF GRADUATION: Thursday, June 1, 2017

TIME:   3:30 pm – (8th graders must arrive no later than 3:00 pm in order to line up for processional)

Graduation will be over by 4:30 pm.

PLACE:   Rabobank Theater, 1001 Truxtun Ave. Bakersfield CA 93301

CLOTHING:  Graduation gowns will be worn again.  All 8th grade students have been measured for their gowns.  The student council will sell the gowns for $20 cash beginning on May 15th through May 26th during student lunch hour (the student council sells the gowns as a service to graduates not as a fundraiser.  However, any additional revenue generated by the gowns will be applied directly to the cost of the 8th grade picnic – the extra money generated is nominal – the price was rounded up slightly to an even twenty dollars for efficiency reasons only).  Please carefully remove wrinkles from the gown according to instructions.  Nice clothing and shoes are recommended under the gowns.  Dresses and/or slacks are appropriate.  No high heels or beach type flip-flops are to be worn.  Students will be walking down a steep aisle and up stairs as well making walking with high heels very difficult.  Hats, gloves, purses and/or corsages do not fit the type of graduation exercises planned.  Also, due to time and space limitations, no flowers or gifts during the ceremony please.  Absolutely, NO AIR HORNS OR BALLOONS allowed in the theater in order to allow all graduates the ability to have their names heard when announced and also to be seen when it is their turn to walk across the stage.

PICTURES: All 8th grade students will have pictures taken (in a blue graduation gown) on Friday April 28, 2017 during P.E. Classes.  Retakes will NOT be scheduled.  Please be sure that your 8th grade student is present on picture day. (Purchase of these pictures is optional).

TICKETS:   Each graduating student will receive four (4) graduation tickets during their final graduation practice.  Tickets will be required for entrance into the theater for everyone age 3 and up.  A limited number of extra tickets will be available in the school office from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.  on Wednesday, May 31st (up to four extra tickets per graduate until ticket supply is depleted).

GRADUATION PARTICIPATION POLICY (To be eligible for the graduation ceremony, 8th grade students):

Attendance:  Must have no more than 19 days of unexcused absences from school.

Behavior:  Must not be suspended or excluded at the end of the school year.  (Students must attend graduation practice in order to participate in the ceremony).

Academic:  Must have an eighth-grade cumulative G.P.A. at or above 2.0.  (Students below a 2.0 G.P.A. will be on a non-participation list – we will continue to monitor students who are at risk of not securing a 2.0 GPA – if GPA improves to 2.0, student will then become eligible to participate.  However, because we must send the graduation programs to print, a student who does not become eligible to participate in a timely manner risks having their name not appear on the program).

GRADUATION PRACTICE AND PICNIC

Graduation practices will be held during the mornings of May 25th, May 30th and May 31st.  Upon completion of the successful final practice on Wednesday May 31st, all 8th grade students who are eligible to graduate will then board a bus to attend the 8th grade picnic.  Students on the non-participation list will stay at school.

Week of May 22, 2017

Every Wednesday – Early Out – Dismissal 1:25 – No After School Bus

Talent Show Assembly – Double Second 5/24/17 – Staff vs. Students Softball Game after Assembly

(Classes attending the game must supervise their students)

 

8th Grade students who had a baby picture in the yearbook, make sure you get your original picture back from your Advisory teacher.

8th grade talent show participants: You must attend the final two after school rehearsals on Monday, 5-22 and Tuesday, 5-23 from 2pm to 3pm in the cafeteria! These are required rehearsals for all participants including stage assistants.

All Students This is Your FINAL Notice!! All books checked out from the library are due NOW!  Make sure you bring in your books or if you have lost them be sure and get a clearance note to pay for your lost book. Your report card will be held and or diploma if you are an 8th grade student.  This is your third and final notice from the letter sent home with you 5/15/17 and today 5/22/17.  All books must be returned or debt paid before Friday 5/26/17.  If books are turned in or debt is paid after 5/26/17, you will need to pick up report card and or diploma from the school office beginning Monday 6/5/17 through Wednesday 6/7/17. (Mrs. Grant is out today Monday 5/22 – turn in books to the office)

The student council will sell the gowns for $20 cash through May 26th during student lunch hour at the back door of office.

56 Chipman Yearbooks left!!!  First Come First Served!!!  $40 CASH ONLY.  Pre purchase yours today, from the school office, before there is no more. 

Yearbooks will be handed out Wednesday 5/24/17, name lists will be sent out to your advisory teachers with time and place to pick up yearbooks.  Make sure you have your receipt to pick up your yearbook.  If you have lost your receipt, make sure you have your Chipman ID to pick up your yearbook.

 

8TH GRADE GRADUATION INFORMATION

DATE OF GRADUATION: Thursday, June 1, 2017

TIME:   3:30 pm – (8th graders must arrive no later than 3:00 pm in order to line up for processional)

Graduation will be over by 4:30 pm.

PLACE:   Rabobank Theater, 1001 Truxtun Ave. Bakersfield CA 93301

CLOTHING:  Graduation gowns will be worn again.  All 8th grade students have been measured for their gowns.  The student council will sell the gowns for $20 cash beginning on May 15th through May 26th during student lunch hour (the student council sells the gowns as a service to graduates not as a fundraiser.  However, any additional revenue generated by the gowns will be applied directly to the cost of the 8th grade picnic – the extra money generated is nominal – the price was rounded up slightly to an even twenty dollars for efficiency reasons only).  Please carefully remove wrinkles from the gown according to instructions.  Nice clothing and shoes are recommended under the gowns.  Dresses and/or slacks are appropriate.  No high heels or beach type flip-flops are to be worn.  Students will be walking down a steep aisle and up stairs as well making walking with high heels very difficult.  Hats, gloves, purses and/or corsages do not fit the type of graduation exercises planned.  Also, due to time and space limitations, no flowers or gifts during the ceremony please.  Absolutely, NO AIR HORNS OR BALLOONS allowed in the theater in order to allow all graduates the ability to have their names heard when announced and also to be seen when it is their turn to walk across the stage.

PICTURES: All 8th grade students will have pictures taken (in a blue graduation gown) on Friday April 28, 2017 during P.E. Classes.  Retakes will NOT be scheduled.  Please be sure that your 8th grade student is present on picture day. (Purchase of these pictures is optional).

TICKETS:   Each graduating student will receive four (4) graduation tickets during their final graduation practice.  Tickets will be required for entrance into the theater for everyone age 3 and up.  A limited number of extra tickets will be available in the school office from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.  on Wednesday, May 31st (up to four extra tickets per graduate until ticket supply is depleted).

GRADUATION PARTICIPATION POLICY (To be eligible for the graduation ceremony, 8th grade students):

Attendance:  Must have no more than 19 days of unexcused absences from school.

Behavior:  Must not be suspended or excluded at the end of the school year.  (Students must attend graduation practice in order to participate in the ceremony).

Academic:  Must have an eighth-grade cumulative G.P.A. at or above 2.0.  (Students below a 2.0 G.P.A. will be on a non-participation list – we will continue to monitor students who are at risk of not securing a 2.0 GPA – if GPA improves to 2.0, student will then become eligible to participate.  However, because we must send the graduation programs to print, a student who does not become eligible to participate in a timely manner risks having their name not appear on the program).

GRADUATION PRACTICE AND PICNIC

Graduation practices will be held during the mornings of May 25th, May 30th and May 31st.  Upon completion of the successful final practice on Wednesday May 31st, all 8th grade students who are eligible to graduate will then board a bus to attend the 8th grade picnic.  Students on the non-participation list will stay at school.

Week of May 15, 2017

Every Wednesday – Early Out – Dismissal 1:25 – No After School Bus

 

All Students: All books checked out from the library are due NOW!  Make sure you bring in your books or if you have lost them be sure and get a clearance note to pay for your lost book. Your report card will be held and or diploma if you are an 8th grade student.  This is your second notice along with the letter sent home with you on 5/15/17.  All books must be returned or debt paid before Friday 5/26/17.  If books are turned in or debt is paid after 5/26/17, you will need to pick up report card and or diploma from the school office beginning Monday 6/5/17 through Wednesday 6/7/17.

The student council will sell the gowns for $20 cash beginning on May 15th through May 26th during student lunch hour, back door of office.

8th grade talent show participants: After school rehearsals begin this week. You must attend at least 2 of the 3 rehearsals. They are today, 5-15, Tuesday, 5-16, and Thursday 5-17 from 2pm to 3pm in the cafeteria.

2017 New York Trip Meeting Friday May 19th at the beginning of lunch in rm 110. Attendance is very important

Please congratulate the following students for their amazing performances this weekend at the CMEA State Solo and Ensemble Featival hosted at Azusa Pacific University.  Natalie Ramirez – Superior – Flute solo, Natalie Hansen – Superior – Flute solo, Natalie Ramirez and Natalie Hansen – Flute duet –Superior,  andTania Escalante – Excellent – cello solo
Brass Ensemble – Superior, Keira Hemingway- Tuba, Mya Martinez – Euphonium, Andrew Johnston – Trombone, Gisela Zelaya – French Horn, Alyssa Valdez – Trumpet, Frank Martinez- Trumpet

 

Less than 62 Chipman Yearbooks left!!!  First Come First Served!!!  $40 CASH ONLY.  Pre purchase yours today, from the school office, before there is no more.

Incentive trip update:  As of right now there are 638 students still eligible for the Incentive field trip drawing in addition to the drawing for fun prizes.  Check out tomorrow’s announcements for some of the cool prizes that will be raffled off to those with great attendance.  Be at school and on time to stay on the list of student that will have their name put in the drawing.  Don’t miss out on the end of the year fun!

The next incentive trip will begin next Monday, March 13th and run through the SBAC testing window.  This incentive trip will be to the Museum of Tolerance, and we will get to hear a survivor of the Holocaust tell their story.  We will be taking 82 students on this trip so make sure that you are here every day, so that you will have the best chance of getting to go to this amazing museum.  Following are the ways that you can increase your chances to win a seat on the bus for the incentive trip:

  • Good Attendance (No more than two absences or lates to 1st period between March 13th and May 19th.
  • Getting to class or in line before the late bell rings
  • Improving or passing your benchmark scores
  • Being a good citizen in each or your classes and on the yard.  This means following the rules in class or out of class, participating, staying on task, and definitely not having to be sent out of class for disruptive behavior.

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Chipman Junior High
2905 Eissler Street
Bakersfield, CA 93306
Phone 661-631-5210
Fax 661-871-7007

 

Principal:
Russell Taylor


First Day of School
August 16, 2017

2-Hour Late Start Dates

Aug. 25, Sept. 14,  Oct. 19,
Nov. 30, Jan. 18,
Feb. 15, Mar. 15,  Apr. 12
 

What We Offer

Chipman Junior High School offers multiple and diversified educational experiences for approximately 850 students. Chipman supports and nurtures the learning of all students.

Our Mission

Vision
Chipman’s vision is to become an exemplary model of academic and behavioral excellence where the adults inspire all students to achieve academic excellence and become well-rounded productive citizens who value education.

Mission Statement
Chipman’s mission is to ensure a safe, nurturing, engaging environment in which all students receive an effective, world-class, comprehensive education that prepares them for high school, career, college, and beyond.

Nondiscrimination Policy

Bakersfield City School District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived characteristics of race or ethnicity, color, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identifications, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information or any other characteristic identified in Education Code 200 or 220, Penal code 422.55, or Government Code 11135, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. If you believe you have been subjected to discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying, you should immediately contact the school site principal and/or the District’s Human Resource Administrator, at 661-631-4663, or at 1300 Baker Street, Bakersfield, California 93305. A copy of BCSD’s Uniform Complaint Procedures and Non-Discrimination policies are available by clicking here and/or upon request.