Welcome to Chaparral!
Chap C. A. R. E. S. - Do you?
This acronym is part of our school's philosophy and mission statement at Chaparral High School. It is a way for students and staff to remember what is important for the success of our students in school and in life.
C - Community - We must work together to create a positive learning environment.
A - Acceptance - We must acknowledge people for who they are in our community.
R - Respect - We must honor all members of our community and treat each other with
kindness and compassion.
E - Effort - We must work hard each day on our academic and interpersonal skills.
S - Strength - We must be positive and consistent with our attendance, behavior, and attitudes towards school and each other.
A few announcements and reminders
A. The grades for the first three weeks of the 3rd TRIMESTER are in the Infinite Campus system. Please check your student's progress in their classes using Infinite Campus, the Student Information System. This system has a parent access portal where you can check on grades, attendance and other school related information. Here is the LINK for you. Please use a computer to log in the first time where you will be required to set a password. You will also have the ability to get this information on any mobile device as well. There is an app for Apple and Google devices. Once you have your username and password, you may then download and use the Infinite Campus app. If you have any trouble, please call the GUHSD Tech Helpline at 619-956-4357.
B. Students - You may reset your INFINITE CAMPUS PASSWORD by using the STUDENT drop-down menu at the top of this page, and clicking on the CAMPUS PASSWORD RESET link there.
C. Caps and Gowns for graduation have been ordered and they should be in around April 17th and will cost $20. Please call Mrs. McCarthy at 619-956-4640 for more information.
D. Please check the menu above (STUDENTS/STUDENT LIFE) for slideshows from our most recent Students of the Month and our March GRADUATES! There is also another slideshow on that page of our students and staff participating in a Live Well Conference in San Diego.
E. Congratulations to the following students who have PERFECT ATTENDANCE for the month of MARCH. You help put the "S" in STRENGTH!
F. There is a new ESSAY AND VIDEO CONTEST sponsored by the United States District Court for the Southern District of California and the Ninth Circuit Courts and Community Committee. It is free to enter and the deadline is May 1st, 2015. The invitation letter is HERE and the link to submit work and get more information is HERE. Cash prizes awarded in both contests will be $2,000 for first place, $1,000 for second place, and $500 for third place.
G. The calendar has been updated to reflect the ASSETS AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM at Chaparral. Each time you stay after school for one of the Edgenuity (Online Class), tutorials in Math or English, or the Construction or "Floral Fun" programs, you will receive a BUS TOKEN and a SNACK! You do not have to be a member of that program or in the class of the tutorial teacher to participate. If you have any questions, please talk to the participating teacher, or email Mr. or Mrs. Farley at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. The calendar below has been updated with NEW PROGRAMS for the month of March. New programs are Outside the Lens (OTL) which is a Photography Club, CREW which is a Percussion Club, Running Club, and a Dance Club.
H. The APEX online class is available after school Mondays-Thursdays from 3-4:30pm in the computer lab in the Learning Resource Center (LRC). Each class you complete will give you 5 more credits towards graduation and most of the work can be done at HOME or OFF-CAMPUS! Please see Mr. Beeman, our on-site substitute teacher, or your guidance counselor for more information.
I. This link is for our 2014-2015 BELL SCHEDULE.
J. Our Weekly Bulletin for April 20-24, 2015, has been updated in the SCHOOL INFO section at the top of the page.
K. Students who are on time to class, regularly attending, and meeting classroom behavior expectations will be released on Fridays at 12:18 PM. We expect that the majority of our students will meet these expectations. However, if a student does not meet these expectations, he/she will be placed in a behavioral intervention program until the regular release time of 2:44 PM on Friday. Parents/guardians will be contacted by the Thursday prior. Unfortunately, transportation is not available on Fridays at 2:44 PM.
L. Due to the shift to our 12 week grading model, attendance and academic focus will be important to student success. Students having multiple absences and or missing assignments will be assigned a "Fun Friday" or "Super Saturday" to assist with making up work and catching up on their academic coursework. Parents will be contacted by their child’s teacher if assigned.
M. Students may voluntarily attend these make up sessions so they can make-up, continue or reinforce their class work. The dates for these sessions are on the calendar below.
N. More calendar events will be added so keep checking back for more information!
All sports, new student orientation meetings, trips and ASB events are on the calendar. Any
questions, suggestions or additions can be sent to Mr. Deerfield at
O. As a reminder of our newest rule, earbuds for phones and MP3/4 players are allowed to be used only during lunch. They should not be visible at any other time.
You may ADD this calendar to your phone or computer by clicking the PLUS SIGN "+" in the lower right of the calendar.