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Student Calendar 2014-2015

Dec 22 - Jan 2, Mon. - Fri.
District Recess

Jan 16, Fri.
Non-Student Day

Jan 19, Mon.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

Feb 13, Fri.
Minimum Day
Dismissal at 12:45pm

Feb 16-20, Mon. - Fri.
District Recess

Apr 6-10, Mon. - Fri.
District Recess

May 25, Mon.
Memorial Day Holiday

June 11, Thurs.
Last Day of School
Dismissal at 12:45pm


Check out our District Student Calendar


All visitors to our campus must check in through the Administration Office at the front of the school.


Please take a few minutes at home to carefully check your child’s health before he/she leaves for school each morning. The following are a few suggestions, which may help to guide you:


~Illness during the night
~Fever is present (100 degrees or greater)
~Complaints of nausea, upset stomach, vomiting, headache, diarrhea prior to leaving for school
~Development of a rash on face and/or body
~Has a severe cold, cough and/or sore throat
~Has inflamed eye(s) with discharge from them

Please Remember: An ill child cannot function properly in the classroom. The spread of illness and disease through class or school can be more easily monitored if sick children remain at home during the acute stage of an illness. If the school health tech detects any of the above, your child will be sent home.

People with influenza-like illness are to remain home until at least 24 hours after they are free of fever (100o F [37.8o C]) without the use of fever-reducing medications.

A student’s absence should be reported on the School Absence Hotline by calling: (858) 485-0042 x4202.

Homework can also be requested on this phone message, please indicate when you will be picking it up.

Welcome to Chaparral

Principal Rhiannon Sharp Buhr
Office Hours: M, T, TH, F 8:15 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
W - 8:15 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
School Hours: M, T, TH, Fri 9:00 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Wed: 9:00 a.m. – 1:35 p.m.

Principal's Message

Week of December 22nd

Principal Reminders

It's Winter Break!
We wish you a wonderful time with your family and friends. 
The office will reopen at 8:15am on Monday, January 5th.

January At A Glance
Jan. 05:  Winter Break is over...welcome back to school!
Jan. 14:  Kids in Action (lunchtime)
Jan. 16:  Professional Growth Day - NO SCHOOL
Jan. 19:  Martin Luther King Jr. Day - NO SCHOOL
Jan. 22:  Melody Makers Spring Registration (MPR, 8:30am)
Jan. 28:  Meadowbrook Academy Info Meeting for Parents
              of 5th Graders (Meadowbrook Gym, 6pm)
Jan. 30:  Community Gathering

Back Gate Reminder
Please remember that for security reasons, the back gate remains closed during our school day.  It is locked by 9:10am each morning and does not reopen until 3:15pm.  If you are going to be on campus in the morning and you park in the back, keep in mind that the gate could be locked when you are done and you will have to walk up the hill and across the horse trail.  Please plan and park accordingly. 

OCIS Contracts
If your student is going to be gone for five or more consecutive school days, don't forget to stop by the office and sign an OCIS contract.  Your child's teacher will gather allof the work for you ahead of time and your child won't fall behind in class.  All work is then due to the front office at 9am on the day that your child returns to school.  Feel free to contact the office if you have any questions.

Keep Connected

Common Core Updates
Please click the links below for some helpful videos regarding Common Core Mathematics. 

Why Students in the U.S. Need Common Core Math

Why Is Math Different Now?

Follow Chaparral Elementary on Twitter @BuhrCHES

Should you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me

Rhiannon Sharp Buhr, Principal
Principal, Chaparral Elementary

Chaparral Reminders & PTA/CEF Announcements

Help Hawks Soar
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CA Distinguished School


CHAPARRAL Elementary School Named 2012 California Distinguished School... CONGRATULATIONS CHAPARRAL!