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Student Calendar 2014-2015

Aug 20, Wed -
School Begins

Sep 1, Mon -
Labor Day Holiday

Sep 22, Mon -
Non-Student Day

Nov 11, Tues -
Veterans Day Holiday

Nov 24-28, M-F
District Recess

Dec 22 - Jan 2, M-F
District Recess

Jan 16, Fri-
Non-Student Day

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

Feb 16-20, M-F
District Recess

Apr 6-10, M-F
District Recess

May 25, Mon,
Memorial Day Holiday

June 11, Thurs
School Ends

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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.


Volunteer Reminders

Please remember that prior to volunteering in any capacity, you must complete Megan’s Law paperwork (available in the office) and provide a current TB test.  The district is offering free TB screenings for all volunteers; details are available in the office.  If you signed a Temporary TB Waiver last year, it is no longer valid; you must get a TB test before you can volunteer on campus. 

Student Pick-Up List

Per PUSD Policy, changes to your child’s pick-up list must be taken care of in person, in the office.  Please consider who might be picking up your child and/or carpooling with you, stop by,  and update your child’s list ASAP.

 Food and Nutrition Reminder

The following links should be helpful in funding your child’s lunch account as well as applying for free or reduced lunch.

Pre-pay online with our new, lower cost, iPhone friendly,

Pre-pay with cash or check, download and print a pre-payment slip.

Apply online for free or reduced lunch at apply for lunch.

Principal's Message

Week of August 25th

 Aug. 27 & 28: Picture Day

Be on the lookout for a flier coming home with your student with information about school pictures scheduled for this Wednesday (Grades K-2 & SPED) and Thursday (Grades 3-5). All grades will be photographed and students will take home a proof within weeks. Email with questions.  Volunteers will also have the opportunity to have their picture taken (both days from 8:15-9:00 a.m.) for a Chaparral ID Badge. 

Aug. 29: PTA Association Meeting & Coffee with the Principal

Join us in the MPR after the start of school for the first PTA Association meeting of the year.

 Keep Connected

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

CA Distinguished School


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