Chaparral's Good News!

Second Semester 2020-2021

Week 16: April 19-23, 2021

On behalf of our Administrative Team...

Weekend Highlights

Hello Cougar Families,

The upcoming week brings a new sense of excitement across our campus! Our staff is ready to welcome our "In-Person" 6th graders on campus while connecting "Remote" learners off-campus too. The hybrid learning approach will allow our dynamic team of counselors to check-in and offer support to 6th-graders stepping on campus for the 1st time next week while also remaining available remotely to students at home. As a reminder, parents who submitted a response for "In-Person Learning" received an email on April 1st with complete video guidelines for the Spring Reopening. Students on "Remote Learning" will connect to distance learning online, as they have been this past year.

Below is a brief summary of the details shared in this week's newsletter:

  • Weekly Schedule
  • Reopening Guidelines
  • Good News - MathCounts Team & Orchestra
  • Required Immunization reminders from our Health Office, and more!
Spring Reopening: Overview

Weekly Schedule: Student Reminders

Hello Cougars,

Our school is looking forward to welcoming 6th-graders on campus next week! Students on "remote" learning will continue connecting online to their teachers' classroom, exactly the same way they have been all year long. Students whose parents previously communicated to the school that they will be "in-person" learning on our campus will need to be sure the Aeries Health Screening is submitted each day prior to arriving at the school. Lastly, check out our ASB's weekly activity for "National Librarian 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

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

    MONDAY: April 19th

    • 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

    TUESDAY: April 20th

    • 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

    WEDNESDAY: April 21st

    "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

    THURSDAY: April 22nd - EARTH DAY!
    • Period 4 @ 8:00 AM - 9:20 AM;
    • Period 6 @ 9:35 AM - 10:55 AM;
    • Period 2 @ 11:10 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Structured Tutorial @ 1:10 PM -2:30 PM

    FRIDAY: April 23rd
    • Period 5 @ 8:00 AM - 9:20 AM;
    • Period 1 @ 9:35 AM - 10:55 AM;
    • Period 3 @ 11:10 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Structured Tutorial @ 1:10 PM -2:30 PM
    Big picture
    Reopening Guidelines

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

    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
    Good News!

    Featured news!


    Congratulations to our championship round, Mathcounts Team for the 2020-2021 school year! Thank you Mr. Macias for leading our students to the TOP standings!

    Listed below are final competitors, in alphabetical order by their first name:

    Angelina Wu, Bonnie Nien, Brian Huang, Charles Chang, Charlie He, Ianna Lin, Jay Tsuei, Nathan Tien, Nathan Yu, and last, but certainly not the least... Russell Kuo!


    Please enjoy our virtual orchestra performances over the weekend. Also highlighted this week, is our gifted 6th-grade violinist, Nicole Lin. Chaparral's orchestra director, Mrs. Barr, shared the following key points about Nicole:

    • Music played is the Symphonie Espagnole in d minor by E. Lalo
    • Many college students work on this musical piece for a long time before they can play it well

    "She is truly beyond her years as a violinist."

    Symphonie Espanole in d minor, Op. 21 by E. Lalo | Nicole Lin


    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.

    Librarian Appreciation Week

    Librarian Appreciation Week for the one and only, Ms. Carlson, who passionately inspires young readers & provides access to books for all learners! #CougarPride

    We appreciate you, Ms. Carlson!

    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.


    • Our parent group's "Community Club" next meeting is scheduled for April 23rd at 8:30 AM
    • The meeting link information is posted on our school's website HERE
    • Email contact:

    Diversity & 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.
    • April 12-May 11 (sundown to sundown): Ramadan, an Islamic holiday marked by fasting, praise, prayer, and devotion
    • April 16-17 (sundown - sundown): Yom Ha’Atzmaut, national Independence Day in Israel

    • April 18th is a special day for Dr. Thibodeaux, as he celebrates his birthday!

    • April 20-May 1: The Festival of Ridvan, a holiday celebrated by those of the Bahá’í faith

    • April 21: Ram Navami, a Hindu day of worship and celebration of the 7th avatar of Vishnu

    • April 22: Earth Day promotes world peace and sustainability of the planet

    • April 23: St. George’s Day, the feast day celebrated by various Christian churches

    • April 23: The Day of Silence, a day-long vow of silence to protest the silencing of LGBT students and their straight allies due to bias and harassment