Chaparral's Good News!

Second Semester 2020-2021

Week 20: May 17-21, 2021

On behalf of our Administrative Team...

Weekend Highlights

Hello Cougar Families,


Our spectacular YEARBOOKS have arrived! If your 8th grader has purchased a Yearbook, then they will receive it during their Textbook Collection time. Any 6th or 7th grader who purchased a Yearbook will be able to pick it up during passing periods while "in-person" or "remote" learners may contact the school at Lhildebrand@wvusd.org to coordinate an appointment for picking up their Yearbook (i.e., times will vary from 1:10-2:30 PM). Families who would like to confirm they have ordered a Yearbook are able to check at YearbooksForever.com and search for their order using an email account.


Week of May 17th
  • 8th gr. Textbook returns; Yearbook pick-ups
  • 8th graders Gold Cord/Awards/Yearbook distributions
  • Orchestra instrument collections (05/18 or 05/20) by appointment with teacher 1-3 PM
Week of May 24th
  • A-L "in-person" learners on 05/24
  • M-Z "in-person" learners on 05/25
  • All students "remote" learning on 05/26
  • All 6th and 7th graders "remote" learning on 05/27
  • Promotion for 8th-graders at DBHS on 05/27

Weekly Schedule: Student Reminders

Hello Cougar Students,


Remember to check out our ASB's weekly activity for School Spirit and post it onto the Padlet found on your counselor's Google Classroom for a chance at earning a Spirit Pack! Students should click on the image or link HERE for our revised calendar and zoom in to view the remaining school days for important information.


IMPORTANT:

"In-Person" Learners - 7:50 AM Gates #1 or #2 are OPEN

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


    MONDAY: May 17th

    • 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
    • In-Person 8th graders return books during their scheduled Social Studies class time

    TUESDAY: May 18th

    • Period 1 @ 8:00 AM - 9:20 AM;
    • Period 3 @ 9:35 AM - 10:55 AM;
    • Period 5 @ 11:10 AM - 12:30 PM;
    • Structured Tutorial @ 1:10 PM -2:30 PM
    • ORCHESTRA COLLECTION @ 1:10 PM -2:30 PM - BY APPOINTMENT
    • In-Person 8th graders return books during their scheduled Social Studies class time


    WEDNESDAY: May 19th

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

    • Virtual 8th-grade learners' parents return books during scheduled time (sent by email)
    • 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;
    • DEPARTMENT MEETING @ 1:10 PM


    THURSDAY: May 20th
    • 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
    • ORCHESTRA COLLECTION @ 1:10 PM -2:30 PM - BY APPOINTMENT
    • In-Person 8th graders return books during their scheduled Social Studies class time


    FRIDAY: May 21st
    • 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
    • In-Person 8th graders return books during their scheduled Social Studies class time
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    Good News!

    Featured news!

    Partial Filming at Chaparral!

    Film Screening—Artbound: Arts Education


    Join FILM at LACMA for a screening of the standalone special “Arts Education” from KCET’s Emmy award-winning arts and culture documentary series ARTBOUND. "Arts Education" explores the value that arts education provides for all young people and communities as a foundation for an inclusive and economically vibrant society. Developed in partnership with the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture, the film features young poets from local organization Get Lit and professional artists that include Catherine Opie, Vijay Gupta, Hector Tobar, Debbie Allen, and Chloe Arnold sharing personal stories of how the arts have helped create a sense of belonging. ARTBOUND: Arts Education is a project of the Los Angeles County Arts Education Collective, developed by the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture in partnership with KCET. Funding for this project was generously provided by the Stuart Foundation, the Moss Foundation, and the Los Angeles County Arts Education Collective Funders Council. (Text provided by KCET.)

    Film Screening—Artbound: Arts Education

    BAND FILM

    Thank you Mrs. Schroerlucke for sharing a video about all of our music programs in our district. Our Band Director said it is very important to post, as it will raise awareness of the music program within WVUSD. (Click on the link below to watch the video.)

    SUMMER SCHOOL

    Registration began on March 15th! Our Summer School 2021 registration deadline to sign-up is this coming Friday, May 21st. Please note this is the LAST WEEK to register using the active link to Dedicated-2-Learning for our summer school options with complete course descriptions.


    (Our staff has been contacting families on the WAITING LIST. Our D2L staff member will notify students prior to Summer School about schedules or post announcements within this newsletter.)

    Health Office

    Immunizations and more!

    Immunizations

    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 kristencarlson@wvusd.org

    SSRA(s)

    6th Grade Counselor - Mr. Tran htran@wvusd.org

    7th Grade Counselor - Ms. Aquino caquino@wvusd.org

    8th Grade Counselor - Mrs. Ebel kebel@wvusd.org

    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.

    Meeting(s)

    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.
    • Chinese American Parents Association (CAPA) website at chaparralcapa.weebly.com for more information
    • An overview of the month of May:

      - May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in the United States to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese to the United States on May 7, 1843, and to mark the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869. The majority of the workers who laid the tracks on the project were Chinese immigrants.

      - May is Older Americans Month, established in 1963 to honor the legacies and contributions of older Americans and to support them

      - May is Jewish American Heritage Month, which recognizes the diverse contributions of the Jewish people to American culture.

      - May is Mental Health Awareness Month (or Mental Health Month), which aims to raise awareness and educate the public about mental illnesses