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Important First Day of School Reminders-August 21st

Important First Day of School Reminders


Welcome Chaparral Families! We are thrilled to begin our 2019-2020 school year with all of you!

The first day of school is exciting, sometimes scary, and for others, just a bit of a worry about the unknown. To help ease worries, below are some reminders that will help you have a successful 1st day of school on Wednesday, August 21st.  TK/Kindergarten students are dismissed at 11:30 and Grades 1-5 at 12:30.


  • All students are in good hands and will have a successful first day- that day starts with you at home. Model positive, encouraging and supportive attitudes and behaviors at all times. Your child will take his/her lead from you.  


  • Please plan parking, carpooling or walking to campus with the understanding there is no parking allowed in the school parking lot as it is designated for staff and each stall is assigned to a staff member responsible for the care and supervision of our children.


  • Remember stopping or parking in loading/drop-off zones on Liberty Bell or in front of driveways is not legal at any time. (We don’t want anyone to get tickets on our first day.)


  • Students and parents may enter campus on the upper yard (grades 1-5) at 7:30 a.m. There will be no play equipment on the 1st day.  The kindergarten yard will also be open at 7:30 a.m.


  • Students should begin lining up when the warning bell will rings at 7:55 a.m. The designated area for their teacher and grade will be marked with their teacher’s name on a chair.  


  • Gates are locked at 8:00 a.m. If students are not in line when the bell rings at 8:00 a.m., they are considered tardy and will be sent to the office for a tardy slip. Please remember this when planning your commute to school. On our first day of school we have a short “welcome” assembly with all 1st – 5th grade classes. Parents are welcome to join us.


  • Please remember that speaking to your child’s teacher about the special aspects of your child is wonderful, but meant for Parent Conference Week (or scheduled meetings).  Each teacher needs to focus on supervision for the safety and well-being of all students. Parent activity on campus can interfere with the separation process. We understand that leaving your child may be difficult, but it is important for both you and your child.


  • To ease your children’s worries, please make sure your children know where, when, and who will be picking them up each day. If another party has arranged to pick up your child, make sure that person’s name is listed on your emergency card and the teacher has been notified.


Your partnership is essential to make this the best year ever. Thank you!  


Chaparral Staff