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STEM Academy Family Newsletter

2022 School Opening Updates

Final Preparations for August 29

Hello STEM Families!

We are less than two weeks away from the beginning of the school year! Final plans are being made as we wait with excitement for the return of our students.

Please read below for important information to be ready for the First Day of School!

Chromebook Re-Distribution for Returning Students

With the goal of beginning meaningful instruction on the first day of school, we aim to ensure all STEM students are equipped with their CUSD-issued Chromebooks on Day One. New students were able to pick up their Chromebooks at the New Student Orientation (check out the video below) on August 11.

For returning students, Chromebook pickups will occur next week at the times indicated below:

Wednesday, August 24: 10 AM - 12 PM

Thursday, August 25: 2 PM - 4 PM

Please take note of the following regarding Chromebook re-distribution:

All students were directed to return their Chromebooks prior to Summer Break. Students who did NOT return their Chromebooks will not be provided a new/refurbished Chromebook. They will need to use their old device at the start of the school year.

Students whose Chromebooks are lost or damaged will need to pay the replacement fee ($50) in order to receive a new device.

Due to worldwide shortages, replacement chargers are not available. Students who lost chargers will need to purchase a USB-C charger on their own. They are available on Amazon, Wal-Mart and other electronics retailers.

Dress Code

As communicated in our 2022 Welcome Letter, the STEM Dress Code for 2022-23 will be:

Chester Upland High School Dress Code (CHS & STEM Academy)

Students must wear Chester and/or STEM Academy gear. They may wear a hoodie, long sleeve t-shirt, short sleeve t-shirt, polo shirt, or quarter zip. Solid color tops in black, orange, gray, and white are also permissible, as well as previously obtained STEM Academy uniforms.

Pants must be black, navy blue, or tan.

All students must wear close-toed shoes.

Chester Upland School District has invested in providing two new uniform items for each student in the district at no charge to families. These items will be available for pickup at STEM during the same times as the Chromebook distribution until supplies run out.

Wednesday, August 24: 10 AM - 12 PM

Thursday, August 25: 2 PM - 4 PM

Uniforms can also be picked up at Chester High at specified times beginning the week of Tuesday, August 23. More detailed information regarding pickup times at CHS will be forthcoming.

Instructions for ordering uniform items, as well as additional days and times for pickup will be communicated very soon.

Additional Questions Regarding the First Day of School

Please refer to the Welcome Letter for more information regarding the opening of school. Additional questions may be answered by calling the STEM Academy Main Office at 610-447-3650.

Once again, we are extremely excited about the First Day of School, and are looking forward to seeing our students soon!


Chester Upland School District


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