Back to School Message from our Principal:

Dear Chaparral Families, 


Welcome to Chaparral Elementary School!  We are excited to welcome all of our students on the first day of school.  The following information should answer many of your questions regarding the start of school. 

SCHOOL BEGINS on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 for the 2019-2020 school year.


Grades 1-5
9:00 AM-3:15 PM Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday
9:00 AM-1:35 PM Wednesday

9:00 AM-1:00 PM Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday from August 21, 2019 through September 27th. Beginning on October 1, 2019 the schedule will be:
9:00 AM-3:05 PM Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday
9:00 AM-1:25 PM Wednesday

Transitional Kindergarten
9:00 AM-12:50 PM Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday

Chaparral is a closed campus.  This includes time both before and after school.  If you want to enter campus, you need to sign in through the front office.  We had an incident just last week, where a person entered campus after school who should not have been allowed on campus.  A closed campus ensures that our students are safe at all times and ensures we know who is on campus at all times. We have many after school programs and kids who attend ESS until 6 pm.  All gates will be closed after school at 3:30pm in order to create a safe after school environment.

Once children arrive, they may not leave unless a parent or other authorized person comes to the office to sign a release.  To insure the safety of our children, you will be required to show I.D. when you pick up your student.  The only time the back gate is open and parents can come through is special events (paper picnic, patriotic performance, community gathering, etc.)

You will receive and email regarding classroom assignments on Tuesday, August 20th at 5:00 PM.  It is possible that these assignments may change due to enrollment needs. We will be offering a tour of the school for new families at 10:00 AM  and 12:00 PM on Tuesday, August 20th.

There will be a kindergarten orientation on Monday, August 19th from 4:00-5:00 PM in the Multi-Purpose Room.  Kindergarten class lists will be posted at at this time in the hallway outside of the main office.  This orientation is for parents only.

Our Back to School Night for grades 1-5 will be held on Thursday, August 22nd. This event is for parents only.

5:00-5:45 Grades 1-2 and all Special Education classrooms

5:45-6:15 Principal/CAPES Meet and Greet

6:15-7:00 Grades 3-5

We look forward to seeing you on the first day of school!  Should you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me

Rhiannon Sharp Buhr, Principal

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