Chartwell School: The Bulldog Bark

From: The Administration Office

April 15, 2021

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School Hours Through the End of Year

Beginning April 13 for HS/April 19 for LS/MS
Monday through Thursday

Lower School: 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Middle School: 8:30 am - 3:15 pm
High School: 8:30 am - 3:05 pm

(High School does not have a homeroom at the end of the day.)

ALL Students on campus from 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
HS Optional Afternoon Classes in Fitness, Biking, and Art: 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm.

Please be patient for this first Friday pick-up as we observe and adjust the process and flow. We will announce any adjustments if necessary. Thank you!

Last Week of School Details

Conferences (all day) on Friday, June 4 and the afternoons of Monday and Tuesday, June 7 - 8. Additional High School conferences will take place on Wednesday and Thursday, June 9 and 10.

8th Grade Moving Up Ceremony: Wednesday, June 9 at 2:00 pm (following the 8th-grade lunch and yearbook signing) (Immediate family only; event will be live-streamed for extended family and friends)

Last Day for LS/MS: Thursday, June 10; HALF DAY with 12:20 pm dismissal.

High School Last Day: Friday, June 11

Final Project Presentations: 11:00 am

Family Picnic: 12:00 pm

Graduation Ceremony: 1:00 pm (Immediate family only; event will be live-streamed for extended family and friends)

More details forthcoming after spring break.

Tomorrow: High School Kayaking Details and Information

Tomorrow will be our FIRST CHS Field Experience with Blue Water Kayaking in Moss Landing

Below is essential information required by the organization for our school to comply with the COVID restrictions set by the state. Additionally, Chartwell will not provide lunch nor transportation for this field experience. However, the lists below show the groups your student has been assigned to help with carpooling.


  • To participate in the field experience, Chartwell requires this form linked below to be completed, this should take no more than 2 minutes. Chartwell Waiver: CLICK HERE



DATE: Friday, April 16


PICK UP: 2:00 PM


Blue Water Adventures, North Moss Landing Harbor

2360 Highway One, Moss Landing, Ca. 95039

Look for the Monterey Bay Kayak Sign with a large YELLOW kayak next to it.


Sea Harvest Restaurant & Fish Market

2420 CA-1, Moss Landing, CA 95039

Please note that these drop-off lcoations share the same parking lot, due to COVID capacity restrictions.

Blue Water / Monterey Bay Kayak COVID restrictions for participation mandate that all participants complete a Health Screening before attending any sponsored event.

Before leaving home, complete this brief questionnaire to be able to participate: STUDENT HEALTH SCREENING CLICK HERE


Arriving on-site, proceed down the driveway to the drop off location, remain in your vehicle until your student is dismissed.

Finally, there will not be any Friday afternoon activities on campus; Mountain Biking, Basketball, and Painting are cancelled.

Questions, comments, or concerns please feel free to contact Ms. LeValley at 831.293.4202 or Ms. Nena at 831.917.6244

Dress Code Reminder

All students must wear their colored cohort shirts and any outerwear must be of the same color. You can find solid-colored sweatshirts for $15 at this link (this is just one low-cost option.)

This requirement is for the safety of our community and is especially important with all grades returning to on-campus learning next week.

The Scholastic Virtual Book Fair is now open. Shop for books and gifts and Chartwell earns 25% in rewards. Click here or on the button above to start shopping!

Summer Camp Options

With just eight weeks of school left in the year, it's time to start planning for summer. Monterey Bay Parent has put together a comprehensive list of local options. You can view the list on their website here.


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Join Head of School Kate Mulligan and Director of Outreach and Family Engagement Danielle Patterson for an open discussion and Q&A. Chartwell Parent Teas are an opportunity for parents to connect with one another and ask questions directly to school leadership. We hope you will mark your calendars and join the conversation. The Zoom link will be sent within 24 hours of the tea.


High School Returns to Campus Fulltime


Recommit to the Chartwell Family Pledge

Returning to live school is not without risk. As a community, we must work together to foster the safety of our students, parents, faculty and staff. In light of the current statistics and increase in cases in California, we are asking our families to review and recommit to following specific community guidelines while we slowly and safely return to campus. Please review the below “pledge” and, for the safety of our faculty, students, parents, and community, uphold the following commitments on a daily basis:

  • Conduct a health and symptom screening before your child leaves home each day. Keep your child home when they are sick or exhibiting symptoms of general illness. If the temperature reads 100.4 or above, keep your child at home for the day. A temperature check will be done upon arrival at school, and students with temperatures in this range will be sent home.

  • Wear a mask or cloth face covering to minimize risks to others when out in public, and clean and sanitize them often.

  • Come to school directly from home, and return home after school, minimizing stops to essential errands when possible.

  • Limit your child’s outside of school engagement to only immediate family or students in the same cohort.

  • Wash hands frequently.

  • Avoid unnecessary travel this includes visits to or from family and friends in other parts of California, out of state, or out of the country. We will not accommodate students who miss school due to unnecessary travel.

  • If travel is necessary you must notify us and self-isolate for 10 days after traveling. Your child cannot come to school during this time.

  • Avoid all gatherings and events - especially those where people are not adhering to state and local safety guidance.

  • Self-report to Chartwell immediately if your child or a member of your household has been exposed to COVID-19.

  • Wear masks (adults and children) when carpooling, with windows open if possible. Masks are required to be double layered and cover the nose and mouth,

  • Abstain from the practice of providing fever reducing medicines for the purpose of sending your child to school.

Not following the guidelines of the Chartwell Family Pledge may put others at considerable risk. We ask all members of our community to embrace with positivity and an open mind the changes required this school year, understanding that because of COVID-19, our learning spaces, activities, and other events may look and feel different than in other school years.

If you do not feel you can follow these guidelines, we encourage you to continue with the online learning model. Thank you for being part of our community and working with us to bring our students back together, where they learn and grow best.

Chartwell Support Site

We encourage everyone to visit this site created by our STEAM Director, Topher Mueller. He is the mastermind behind the creation of our Distance Learning Platform. You will find the most up to date information regarding the 2020-2021 school year, answers to frequently asked questions, and technology tutorials to support distance learning from home.

Chartwell 20-21 Support Site

Updated: Important Dates for the 20-21 School Year


April 19: All divisions return to on-campus learning Monday - Friday

May 21: No Classes - Teacher In-Service

May 31: Memorial Day - No Classes

June 9 - 8th Grade Ceremony

June 10: Last day of school LMS; Transition Ceremony

June 11: Last day of school and Graduation for High School/ Retrospectives

Faculty Birthdays - April

Shane Whitman - April 9

Danielle Patterson - April 15

Rob Owen - April 16

Joseph Shannon - April 23


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If you have questions for us, please contact one of the following Chartwell Team Members:

Head of School, Kate Mulligan:

Director of Lower and Middle Schools, Jodi Amaditz:

Director of High School, Alyse LeValley:

Director of Outreach and Family Engagement, Danielle Patterson:

Director of Campus Management and Safety, John Langrill:

Director of Advancement and Communications, Elena Mueller:

Technical Support: John Langrill at or Topher Mueller at