Chaparral's Good News!

Second Semester 2020-2021

Week 17: April 26-30, 2021

On behalf of our Administrative Team...

Weekend Highlights

Hello Cougar Families,

Our school recently emailed a "Human Growth and Development" notice to the parents of our students. Please carefully review the email prior to the May 7th deadline posted in the letter. Also, we are asking parents of in-person learners to review the following points:

*NO JAYWALKING due to safety reasons

* Student ID cards need to be ready in their hand when entering campus

* Students’ cellphones are to be put away, to avoid distractions on campus

*Students should bring their water bottle(s) with them to school

* Dress code - NO HOODIES worn over their head, for visibility reasons

Notice, Chaparral's traffic flow runs along IRON BARK DRIVE with our morning entry beginning at 7:50 AM and our afternoon entry opening at 12:30 PM. We ask students and parents to remain in their vehicles to avoid overcrowding while outdoors. If you haven't already, parents should watch our counselors' video with complete guidelines for the Spring Reopening.

Lastly, Chaparral is currently almost in 1st place and we need our parents and students to support the school by joining our staff in a virtual FUN RUN & WALK. Please consider registering at before May 2nd! (Click on the link or image below for more information.)

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Weekly Schedule: Student Reminders

Hello Cougar Students,

Our school is thrilled to welcome more students onto campus next week! Students who will be "in-person" learning will need to (1) bring their STUDENT ID card with them, and (2) be sure their parent completes the Aeries Health Screening each day, prior to arriving at the school. Remember to check out our ASB's weekly activity for "International Haiku Poetry Day" and post onto the padlet found on your counselor's Google Classroom for a chance at earning a "Spirit Pack" in April!


"In-Person" Learners - 7:50 AM Gates #1 or #2 OPEN (for 6th, 7th, 8th graders last names A-L)

    "Remote" Learners - 8:00 AM log onto your teacher's Google Classroom for Zoom access

    MONDAY: April 26th

    • Period 6 @ 8:00 AM - 9:20 AM;
    • Period 2 @ 9:35 AM - 10:55 AM;
    • Period 4 @ 11:10 AM - 12:30 PM;
    • Structured Tutorial @ 1:10 PM -2:30 PM
    • OPTIONAL - 6th Grade LUNCH GROUP with Mr. Tran @ 12:30 PM

    TUESDAY: April 27th

    • Period 1 @ 8:00 AM - 9:20 AM;
    • Period 3 @ 9:35 AM - 10:55 AM;
    • Period 5 @ 11:10 AM - 12:30 PM;
    • Staff Meeting @ 1:10 PM -2:30 PM

    WEDNESDAY: April 28th

    "Remote Learning" - ALL students learning online; no "in-person learning" on campus

    • Period 1 @ 8:00 AM - 8:40 AM;
    • Period 2 @ 8:45 AM - 9:25 AM;
    • Period 3 @ 9:30 AM - 10:10 AM;
    • Break @ 10:10 AM - 10:20 AM;
    • Period 4 @ 10:20 AM - 11:00 AM;
    • Period 5 @ 11:05 AM - 11:45 AM;
    • Period 6 @ 11:50 AM - 12:30 PM;
    • Structured Tutorial @ 1:10 PM -2:30 PM
    • OPTIONAL - 8th Grade LUNCH GROUP with Mrs. Ebel @ 12:30 PM
    • OPTIONAL - 6th Grade KINDNESS CLUB with Mr. Tran @ 1:10 PM

    THURSDAY: April 29th
    • Period 2 @ 8:00 AM - 9:20 AM;
    • Period 4 @ 9:35 AM - 10:55 AM;
    • Period 6 @ 11:10 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Structured Tutorial @ 1:10 PM -2:30 PM
    • OPTIONAL - 7th Grade LUNCH GROUP with Ms. Aquino @ 12:30 PM
    • OPTIONAL - 6Highly Effective Teens Group with Mr. Tran @ 1:10 PM

    FRIDAY: April 30th
    • Period 3 @ 8:00 AM - 9:20 AM;
    • Period 5 @ 9:35 AM - 10:55 AM;
    • Period 1 @ 11:10 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Structured Tutorial @ 1:10 PM -2:30 PM
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    Reopening Guidelines

    Click on the link(s) to view the emailed notification sent to parents in April.

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    In-Person Learning: Resources

    • NEW video on Reopening (Overview) HERE
    • Daily Health Screening link HERE
    • Map to classrooms HERE - use WVUSD (student) Google account to view
    • NEW WVUSD - Reopening website HERE
    • Webinar on the Reopening for parents HERE
    • Counselors' video on our Reopening HERE
    • Email sent to parents by counselors HERE
    • WVUSD Reopening Guidelines HERE
    Students at school should bring:
    1. Student ID card (or write Student ID # onto flashcard; show at Health Checkpoint)
    2. Face Mask - MUST be worn by ALL on campus; recommended 2 masks
    3. Laptop with charger - Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)
    Preview: WIFI setup for personal student laptops HERE

    State Testing Notification: Letter on CAASPP from the district HERE

    Good News!

    Featured news!


    Thank you to our front office staff from Ms. Munoz, Mrs. Winters, and Mrs. Hildebrand to Ms. Gonzales. Our team in the front office continuously helps our school operate smoothly every single day!


    Congratulations on our accomplished band members! Our band director, Mrs. Schroerlucke, shared the following news:

    • Ethan Choi (7th grader) and his ensemble received a Superior rating at SCSBOA solo and ensemble festival and 2nd place in the JCM Music Competition. See the link below to their performance.

    • Sophia Zhou also received a Superior rating at the SCSBOA solo and ensemble festival with her solo performance.

    Beethoven Trio B flat Major Op.11 No.4 movement 1


    Another talented performance by K. Lian to highlight an orchestra student, under the direction of Mrs. Barr!
    KLian Last video


    Registration began on March 15th! Our Summer School 2021 courses will be taught by several of our Chaparral teachers. Here is the link to Dedicated-2-Learning for our summer school options with complete course descriptions.

    (Sign up promptly, as courses are now generating a WAITING LIST. Anyone who is now on a waitlist will be contacted by a D2L staff member prior to Summer School.)

    Health Office

    Immunizations and more!


    Our health office is asking parents to be sure their child's immunizations are up to date. For more information on the required immunizations for school (i.e., in-person learning), click HERE. If you have questions about your child's health records after visiting our nurse's website, then feel free to contact the following staff members:

    Librarian's Corner

    Visit Ms. Carlson's website for books and more information on our library media center.

    More BOOKS!

    Attention all bookworms! Click on the link HERE to view more books available to students for checking out from our library. Email our librarian, Ms. Carlson, if you have any questions at


    6th Grade Counselor - Mr. Tran

    7th Grade Counselor - Ms. Aquino

    8th Grade Counselor - Mrs. Ebel

    Need Emotional Support?

    Your SSRAs are available to check-in with students.

    Click the link here.

    Community Club: Website

    Click on the link to view information on our monthly parent group meetings.


    Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

    • Our district has a Diversity Think Tank (DTT) focused on celebrating our ongoing steps towards equity, inclusion, and diversity. Feel free to review the link HERE to see resources provided by our community. The next DTT meeting is Tuesday, April 27th.
    • Chinese American Parents Association (CAPA) website at for more information. The next meeting is on May 6th.
    • Autism Awareness Month celebrates the many abilities of individuals with neurodiversity and their beautiful, wonderful differences.
    • April 12-May 11 (sundown to sundown): Ramadan, an Islamic holiday marked by fasting, praise, prayer, and devotion
    • April 24: Lazarus Saturday, a day celebrated by Eastern Orthodox Church & Oriental Orthodoxy

    • April 24: Armenian Martyrs’ Day recognizes the genocide of approximately 1.5 million Armenians between 1915 and 1923
    • April 25: Mahavir Jayanti, a holiday celebrated by the Jains
    • April 28: Ninth Day of Ridvan, a festival of joy and unity in the Bahá’í faith
    • April 29-30 (sundown to sundown): Lag BaOmer, a Jewish holiday
    Spring Reopening: Overview