BJHS Weekly Newsletter for February 12-19 , 2018
Dear Bidwell Jr. Parents,
As part of Chico Unified School District’s 1:1 Chromebook initiative, we are now prepared to issue Chromebooks to Bidwell Junior High students on February 21, 2018. This personally assigned, school-issued Chromebook is for educational use only and will not access any social media sites. In addition, if the Chromebook is lost or stolen, it will be disabled (making it not usable) as soon as the loss is reported to the school. Please review the following documents with your student regarding the rules and care of their Chromebook. These documents can be viewed via the links below or at www.chicousd.org .
- 2017-18 Student/Parent Chromebook Agreement signature page
- Students will be receiving a paper copy of the 2017-18 Student/Parent Chromebook Agreement signature page. This form needs to be signed and returned to your student’s teacher. Your student will not receive a Chico Unified School District issued Chromebook without a signed (both parent and student) “Chromebook agreement signature page”.
- Spanish version
- Student Use of Technology - CUSD Board Policy #6163.4
- Chromebook 1:1 - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
- CUSD - Student Chromebook Responsibilities, Contract & Protection Plan
- Securly Parent Portal Flier and FAQ
- The Securly Parent Portal will allow you to manage and review all websites accessed at home by your student.
Qualifying families can apply for low income internet services at https://www.internetessentials.com.
On February 21th, your student will receive the following.
HP G5 Chromebook
HP Charger unit
Chromebook protective cover
Director of Technology, Chico Unified School District
1163 East Seventh Street Chico, CA 95928
STEM GIRL MAYHEM
On February 3rd, Chico State hosted STEM Girl Mayhem, a fun-filled, learning-filled, inspiration-filled day for middle school girls (grades 6-8) to see first-hand just a few of the possibilities for a future in the field of SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING & MATH.
A group of incredible STEM professionals shared their passion for their careers and fields of study and provided insight into their chosen fields. Girls rotated through three Exploration Stations throughout the day, as well as sharing a special lunch session with a panel from Lulus.com.
i-READY REPORTS & SUPPORT
A couple weeks ago your son or daughter took the i-Ready diagnostic in both reading and math. Students take this test 3 times a year, and it helps us identify areas of strengths and weaknesses. We are making a concerted effort this year to make sure your child’s data gets back to you. Please help us verify that your child shared their data reports with you by signing the signature page they'll bring home with their score reports. Math and English teachers will be checking to make sure the reports have been seen.
If you notice that your child is 2 or more grade levels below in both Math and Reading, please know that they will be placed in an intervention class during Primetime to get some extra support. If your student is below by only 1 grade level, or 2 or more grade levels below in either Math or Reading, we are excited to offer an after school i-Ready class on Mondays and Thursdays in the Tech Lab with one of our teachers. You can also support your student by having them work on i-Ready from home for 45 minutes a week per subject. Go to: https://clever.com/in/chicousd to log in at home.
To receive more information about the after school i-Ready class, or to sign your student up for it, you may contact your student's counselor or the teacher hosting the sessions, Ms. Berg (email@example.com).
JOIN THE CLUB!
The deadline for the PIONEER DAY PARADE STUDENT ART CONTEST is Thursday, February 15th. This is an opportunity for a CUSD student to win $300 and have their artwork displayed on the community poster. For more information visit www.chicopioneerdayparade.com or check out the flyer hanging in the main office.
CHICO SCIENCE FAIR
EMPTY BOWLS TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE!
Would you like to have hot soup and an opportunity to help others? The 17th Annual Empty Bowls Fundraising Dinner will be held Thursday, March 1 in the Chico High School Cafeteria/Lincoln Center. This meal is sponsored by CUTA, CUSD, Noon Rotary and Slater & Son. Tickets are $12 in advance ($15 at the door) and include a student-made ceramic bowl, soup made by a variety of local restaurants, bread, and water. Dessert and coffee are available for a donation.
Purchase your tickets for either the 5:00pm or 6:30pm seating at Bidwell Main Office, Zucchini & Vine, or Christian & Johnson. The proceeds of this event will benefit the Torres Community Shelter.
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