Summer Scoop!

Chugach Optional Newsletter - Summer 2023 Edition

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Message From Joel

Dear Chugach Families,

In this final Scoop of the year, I would like to share with you how honored I am to be the principal of this wonderful school. The students, parents, and staff here are phenomenal and have helped to make my first year here an overwhelmingly positive experience. As we wind up this year and begin looking forward to our 50th anniversary year, I would like to reassure families of a couple of things:

  • The plan is for our 6th graders to stay here at Chugach.
  • We still expect to have our current schedule of M-F 8:10-2:50 and our early release Fridays.

Once again, thank you for welcoming me into the Chugach family this year, and I look forward to seeing all of you (and our new incoming families) in August.

Important Summer Dates

May 23 - Last day of school for students

May 24 - Last day of school for teachers

July 15 - Pre-enrollment for Kindergartners and New to ASD students opens online

July 21- Summer Lottery Closes for Applications @ 5:00 pm

July 24 - Chugach Office opens for 2023-2024

July 25 - Summer Lottery Runs

July 28- Parent Notifications of summer lottery results @ 5:00pm

August 15 - Chugach Back to School Night (5:30pm on Playground)

August 17 - First Day of 2023-2024 School Year for 1st-6th grade

August 24 - First Day of Kindergarten

Online Registration

Online Registration for the 2023-2024 school year is now open for returning ASD students! So far we have 125 Chugach students with completed registration for next year. If you know your student will be returning to our school, please register them for the coming school year as soon as possible. Getting registration done before the summer is important to our school in terms of retaining our teachers and fund levels. To register, go into your Parent Connect account. There will be a link to register your student under the "ASD Quick Links" tab.
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You will know you have succcessfully registered your student for 2023-2024 when the message in your "ASD Quick Links" tab turns to green.
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We would like to express a very special THANK YOU to all our parent coordinators and the CEC Board for all their hard work over the past school year to make Chugach Optional the wonderful, welcoming and inter-connected community it is.
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School Start Time Update

Currently, we are still anticipating that the school schedule for Chugach Optional will remain the same as it was this year. We will continue with our 8:10am to 2:50pm schedule Monday through Friday with 14 Release Fridays spread throughout the year.

Tentative Early Release Fridays for 2023-2024

Chugach Optional has 14 “Early Release” Fridays throughout the year. On these days, students are dismissed at 11:15am. The tentative Early Release Fridays for the 2023-2024 School Year are listed below. If these dates change over the summer we will update families in August.

September 1, 2023

September 15, 2023

September 29, 2023

October 13, 2023

November 17, 2023

December 8, 2023

January 12, 2024

January 26, 2024

February 9, 2024

March 1, 2024

March 29, 2024

April 12, 2024

April 26, 2024

May 10, 2024

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Our Lost & Found Tables are overflowing and seem to be growing daily! PLEASE, please take a moment to look at the items on the tables in the front hallway. We have many items that have been misplaced or left out on the playground. There are a bunch of winter jackets, hoodies, gloves, a few pairs of boots and some lunch boxes. All unclaimed items will be donated to good will on Wednesday, May 25th.

Summer Reading Newsletter

Check out this summer newsletter about keeping your student reading throughout the summer!

About Us

The Chugach Optional Office will be closed for the summer from May 31st through July 24th. Voicemail and emails will not be checked until we return at the end of July.