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.