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STEM Academy Family Newsletter

2022 School Opening Updates

One Week From the First Day!

Hello STEM Families!

We are now just one away from the beginning of the school year! Please read below for reminders about Chromebook Pickup for Returning Students, as well as an Update on New Uniform Availability.

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. Students may choose a long or short sleeve T-shirt, and these items will be available for pickup at STEM during the same times as the Chromebook distribution.

Wednesday, August 24: 10 AM - 12 PM

Thursday, August 25: 2 PM - 4 PM

Uniform Sales

Uniform shirts will be available to purchase at the times listed above as well. Chester Upland School District is providing these items at cost to families in order to make uniform purchases as affordable as possible.

Short Sleeve T-Shirt: $5.00

Long Sleeve T-Shirt: $12.00

Long Sleeve Polo: $15.00

Sweatshirt: $20.00

All sales will be in cash. Our ability to provide exact change may be limited. Please attempt to bring small bills if possible.

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.

Patience Please

We will ask for your patience as students pick up their Chromebooks and uniforms this week. As you may have learned from our Orientations last week and/or last summer, distribution of these items is very time consuming. While we will have a number of staff members on hand to assist, we do expect to have long lines. We appreciate your patience and good spirits if you need to wait. Thank you!!

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!

Student Opportunity

Please encourage your students to participate in the event below which is occurring this Saturday.
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Chester Upland School District


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