Eagles will once again be back in the halls of CJ as the 2018-2019 school year approaches. 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 Monday, August 20. All students will report for classes on Tuesday, August 21. 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 2018-2019 Handbook is available on the CJ website. The consent form, found on page 34, needs to be turned into the Office of Student Services by Friday, August 31. 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 at school on Tuesday, July 31 from 6-9 p.m. Uniform tops may also be purchased at the online CJ Spirit Store. Changes for the 2019-2020 dress code can also be found here.
4. Drug Awareness and Universal Testing Program
The CJ Drug Awareness and Universal Testing Program will be fully implemented this year with mandatory testing for all students. Refer to the CJ website for program goals, information on the testing process, and a FAQ section.
5. Parking Passes
Student parking passes will be sold online and in-person this year. Passes may be purchased online on the CJ website beginning Monday, August 6 at 8 a.m. Passes may be purchased in-person in the Business Office beginning Wednesday, August 8 from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
On Monday, August 13 and Tuesday, August 14 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 Tuesday, July 31 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 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.
8. Activity Interest Form
Students and parents are encouraged to become 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 27 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. Students may still purchase a football ticket at school. The online pre-sale for general admission football tickets will begin Monday, August 6.
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 24, 2018