BJHS Weekly Newsletter for August 28 - September 1, 2017
August 28 - Girls' Basketball tryouts - Gym - 5:30pm (7th grade) / 7:00pm (8th grade)
August 29 - Girls' Basketball tryouts - Gym - 5:30pm (7th grade) / 7:00pm (8th grade)
August 30 - Girls Basketball tryouts - Gym - 5:30pm (7th and 8th grades)
September 6 - CJSF Meeting - Library - 8:30am
September 7 - Back to School Night - 6:30pm
September 11 - PTA Meeting - Library - 6:00pm
September 4 - Labor Day - NO SCHOOL
September 15 - Back to School Dance - Gym - 6:30pm
September 29 - Picture Retake Day
Dear Bidwell Parents,
Late Start Wednesdays create unique challenges for us all, including differing from the usual morning drop-off routine. As I mentioned in a recent auto-dialer message, please consider the following information about the Dutch Bros/Wendy’s/Dollar Tree area when making your morning plans:
- There are dozens and dozens of our students hanging out in that area—unsupervised by school personnel.
- Businesses complain about our students’ disorderly behavior during that time.
- School staff regularly receives information about unsafe activity happening or planning to happen in that area.
- We regularly receive phone calls from concerned citizens describing our students darting in and out of the busy Cohasset Road traffic.
We want all of our Pioneers to arrive safe and ready to learn every day—and we want to be responsible neighbors to our local businesses and reflect a positive school image to our community. Bidwell is equipped with activities and staff to safely supervise your students on campus during Late Start Wednesdays. Of course, it is your choice as to where you drop off your students. I just ask that you consider this information when planning your Wednesday mornings.
David S. McKay
Bidwell Junior High School
Chico Unified School District
BIDWELL BACK-TO-SCHOOL SKATE NIGHT
BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT
Thursday, Sep. 7th, 6:30pm
2376 North Avenue
OUR PIONEERS JUMPED RIGHT INTO LEARNING!
CHECK OUT BIDWELL ON THE NEWS BELOW!
THE ECLIPSE WAS DEFINITELY THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK!
FROM THE DISTRICT OFFICE...
We are aware of parent concern regarding a third party app students are downloading to access their grades and information. The popular app is called “Grades for Parents & Students” developed by Adrien Truong. This app is not endorsed or affiliated with Aeries. We are working with the app developer to remove all of our schools from the “Grades for Parents & Students” selection option (so students will not be able to utilize the program in the future). Although Aeries does not currently have an official app, they are aware of the need for one and hope to release an official student and parent app in the near future.
We recommend all students and parents continue to access their Aeries Portal through the school website. We recently made all of our elementary and junior high school websites mobile friendly and you can find a quick link to Aeries at the top of the website (below the school logo).
Additional information will be available at Back to School Night.
FREE AND REDUCED-PRICE MEAL PROGRAM
· Application Deadline is October 2nd.
· Applications MUST be filled out each school year even if there has NOT been a change in income.
· Please fill out an application even if you think you do not qualify as it helps with our ADA as well.
· If you qualify for reduced meals they are now FREE!!
Also, please remember, if you are bringing food on campus for a celebration or reward that it needs to meet the nutrition requirements set by the USDA.
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