In a few weeks, Eagles will be back at Chaminade Julienne Catholic High School for the 2017-2018 school year. Below are the Top 10 items parents and students need to know before coming to school this fall.
1. New Student Orientation and First Day of School
Students new to CJ will have orientation on Wednesday, August 16. All students will report for classes on Thursday, August 17. Frequently check the School Calendar page on the CJ website for information such as Block days and Out of Uniform days (block days are subject to change).
2. Student Handbook
The 2017-2018 Handbook is available on the CJ website. The consent form, found on page 29, needs to be turned into the Office of Student Services by Friday, August 25. For forms not found in the handbook (Emergency Medical, Immunization Record, Physical, etc.) check out the Health Forms page.
3. Uniform Guidelines
There were a few changes made to this year's uniform guidelines and dress codes. Additionally, uniform tops can be purchased this year at the CJ Spirit Store. It will be open Wednesday, August 2 from 6-9 p.m. Uniform tops may also be purchased at the online CJ Spirit Store or another approved vendor.
4. Drug Awareness and Testing Program
This year, CJ is moving forward with a drug awareness and testing program, with voluntary testing this school year and mandatory testing for all students during the 2018-2019 school year. The overall goals for the program are available on the CJ website, along with a FAQ section that will continue to be developed as plans for the program are finalized.
5. Parking Passes
Student parking passes will be sold online and in-person this year. Passes will go on sale, online only, beginning Monday, August 7 at 8 a.m. Passes can be purchased in-person in the Business Office beginning Wednesday, August 9 from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
On Tuesday, August 15 and Wednesday, August 16 from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m., OSS will be open to distribute parking passes to students who have paid. Passes not picked up before the first day of school will be distributed before and after school in OSS.
All students will use a Chromebook as part of the Connected Classroom program. New students will receive their Chromebooks during the New Student Meeting/Partners in Mission session. The last session will be Wednesday, August 2 at 6:30 p.m. As outlined in the School Supply List, all students must have their CJ issued Chromebook and a set of earbuds (headphones) every day.
7. Lunch Menu and Payment
Cafeteria services are operated by W.G. Grinders. Lunch menus are posted on the CJ website and typically include an "Entree of the Day," four to five sandwiches, soups and salads, plus healthy and vegetarian options. Items range in price from $1.00 - $4.00; a meal with drink typically costs about $5. Students may pay with cash or parents can load funds onto their child’s Student ID by creating an account with SPS EZpay. Parents who load any amount onto their student's lunch account between now and August 18 will receive an additional 10% bonus.
8. Activity Interest Form
Students and parents are encouraged to become more involved in the educational experience at CJ. Students can fill out the activity interest form to learn more about athletic and performing arts programs and can also get involved in one of the school's many clubs. Parents who want to meet new friends and lend a helping hand should look into joining the Blue Green Club and/or the CJ PoPS. Additional parent opportunities can be found on the Partners in Mission page.
9. Athletics - Final Forms and Home Game Football Tickets
Student athletes must have a completed Final Forms profile to compete this year. Fall sport athletes must have their Final Forms profile and updated physical completed by Friday, July 28 in order to try-out and participate in their sport. Additional details can be found on the CJ website.
General admission home game football tickets will be available online again this year, with the exception of the October 27 game. Students may still purchase a football ticket at school. Student tickets are $4 and general admission online tickets are $6. All tickets sold at the gate will be $7. The online pre-sale for general admission football tickets will begin Monday, August 7.
10. Stay Informed
Parents who have not done so already should subscribe to the CJ electronic mailing list to receive the latest news and information in their inbox. Weekly newsletters full of useful information are distributed on a weekly (Parent Weekly), monthly (Eagle Bytes) and as-needed basis. Parents who have not been receiving these distributions and would like to sign-up should email Kary Ellen Berger, communications coordinator. Parents and students can also connect with CJ on social media. Find the Eagles on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
Posted July 26, 2017