Chapel Hill Academy News

Home of the Soaring Eagles! Week of 11/14-11/18

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Veteran's Day Program November 14th

On November 14th Chapel Hill Academy will honor the veterans in our CHA families, staff, and community with a short presentation to be held in the community room. Grades scheduled as follows:

PK - 2nd grade @ 8:15a-8:45a
3rd -5th grade @ 1:45p-2:30p
6th - 8th grade @ 9:00a-9:45a

In collaboration with the American Legion Post 297, we will have guest speakers who have served in the Armed Forces and present a history of the military and our flag. Each presentation will culminate with a ceremonial folding of the United States Flag and a verbal recital of the meaning of each fold. We invite all our CHA families to join us. Please fill out the form listed below by November 10th to have a pre-made visitors badge ready for you that morning.

Greetings from FWCD!

I hope your school year is off to a great start! I would like to invite your 8th grade families to our Coffee at Country Day. We will be exploring diversity, inclusivity, service learning and what it means to belong within our close-knit learning community.

I hope to see you there!


Sarah Hollingshead

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Upcoming Lockdown Drill 11/16/22

We will be having our first Lockdown Drill of the school year on November 16, 2022 at 9:00 am. This drill will take approximately 20-30 minutes. All exterior doors will be locked down and no entry will be made from the outside during the drill. Please remember that this is only a drill and that there is no emergency. Local authorities will be on the school campus to participate. You may see some police vehicles in our parking lot. This is a mandatory drill for our school by the Texas School Safety Center.

If students arrive at or after 9:00 am, they will be required to stay with their parents/guardians outside of the school building in the parking lot across the street until the drill is over. You will not be permitted to stay in the immediate parking lot outside the front doors or in the area around the school building.

Please contact Mr. McCracken for any further questions or concerns.

Thanksgiving Break is coming up!

The week of November 21st through November 25th there will be no school for Thanksgiving break.

Sports photos are online for viewing and order!

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Attendance and Tardies


Please be aware absences can significantly impact the learning of your child. Parents will receive phone calls, emails, and/or text messages when absences are observed. Conferences will be set up with parents if significant absences are accumulated.


Excessive tardies are defined by 5 or more tardies within a consecutive 30 school day period. Students are expected to be in their classrooms ready for the instructional day by 8:00 am and remain in school all day. After five tardies a formal letter will be sent home to the parent/ guardian regarding the issue.

In the event your student is tardy, it is required that a parent/guardian accompany him/her into the building to sign the student (s) in at the front lobby, provide a reason for the tardy, and obtain a pass to class for the student (page 40)

Attendance Competition!

The Attendance Competition is in full swing!!! The classes with the highest percentage of students here in each grade level for the week each win a popcorn party!

The winning classes this week were:

Pre-K: Ms. Ellis

Kinder: Ms. Murry

1st: Ms. Sumpter

2nd: Mr. Palacios

3rd: Ms. Valdez

4th: Ms. Cox

5th: Ms. Harris

6th: Mr. Martinez

7th: Ms. McCants

8th: Mr. Ramos

Congratulations to all our winners!!!

We look forward to seeing who the winners are for this upcoming week!

Lunch Menu 11/14-11/18

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Basketball Schedule 2022

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Picture day makeup/ retakes

Picture make up day is December 13, 2022. Mark your calendars!
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Parents thank you for your support in providing your student immunization records! Please continue to provide any updated immunization records throughout the school year.

State mandate health screenings have started for CHA students! Please see the following chart detailing the grades and screenings to be performed. If your child screening is abnormal for any of the following screenings, they will bring home an envelope with additional information. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.

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Have Questions? Contact us!

Chapel Hill Academy is a tuition-free public charter school serving Fort Worth families PreK-8th grade. We are operated by Lena Pope, a local nonprofit that has been working with children and families since 1930 to help create hope, happiness, and success. We believe that each child can achieve great things when they are encouraged to learn in ways that work for them. Chapel Hill Academy opens the door to success by creating a community of vibrant learners and leaders