Notes from the Principal

Welcome Letter

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 22, 2018 for the 2018-2019 school year.

School Hours

Grades 1-5

9:00 AM-3:15 PM Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday

9:00 AM-1:35 PM Wednesday



9:00 AM-12:45 PM Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday from August 22, 2018 through September 28th. Beginning on October 1, 2018 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.  The back gate (Montero gate) will be for drop off/ student entry only.  All adults must enter at the front of the school and check in through the office.  At the end of the day, teachers will walk students out to both the front and back gates.  This is to ensure that we know who is on campus at all times.

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.  


Classroom assignments will be posted at the front and back gates on Tuesday, August 21st at 5:00 PM.  It is possible that these assignments may change due to enrollment needs. The campus will not be open at this time.  We will be offering a tour of the school for new families at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, August 21st.



There will be a kindergarten orientation on Monday, August 20th 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 23rd. This event is for parents only.

5:00-5:45 Grades 3-5 and all Special Education classrooms

5:45-6:15 PTA/CEF Meeting for all parents

6:15-7:00 Grades 1-2

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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