August 2, 2017
Dear Parents and Students,
I hope you had a fun and restful summer, and that you are ready to begin a new year at Cloverdale High School. The 2017-2018 school year will be exciting at CHS as we complete renovation of the woodshop building to house our Maker Education and design programs as well as our newly implemented construction pathway program. Our new building will also provide opportunities for teachers to utilize the facility to enhance the curriculum across all content areas. Work began over the summer and should be completed this fall. We are happy to offer many new classes this year including, Farm to Table, Construction, Modern California and Integrated Math.
We are excited to let you know that this year all students will be receiving a new chromebook to borrow for the school year. Our IT Department have been diligently working on programming them over the summer so they are ready to distribute during Round-Up.
We have several changes to our staff. We found some wonderful educators to join our team: Jesus Diaz, Math; Ben West; Social Studies, and two CHS alumni, Katie Bogner; Culinary, Yearbook, Digital Photography and Austin Schmidt; English. In addition, we are proud to have Steve Stewart join our administration team as Vice Principal.
I am very excited to be part of the Cloverdale family and look forward to working with you and your child this year. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns. I strive to cultivate open communication and a positive relationship with the families I serve and seek to help all students to be successful at Cloverdale High School. My email is: firstname.lastname@example.org you can call the office 894-1900 anytime. My door is always open.
CHS Round Up
East & West Gym
August 10, 2017
Seniors 8:00 am
Freshman 9:00 am
Sophomores: 10:00 am
Juniors: 11:00 am
This year we will have lots of new activities for during Round-Up including music and food! Parents are encouraged to attend as well. This is a wonderful chance for students to take care of important details for the coming school year, pick up their schedule, sign up for clubs, order yearbooks, buy PE clothes, and get their locker assignment. This event will give students and parents the opportunity to take care of some important business for the upcoming year. If you miss Round Up, schedules will be available in the office at 7:30am the first day of school.
Students received their Student Registration/Emergency forms (required by law) in the spring. These forms are key to contacting a parent or relative in case of emergency. Please help us take the very best care of your child by returning these forms promptly. One is including in this letter if we did not have one returned. If we do not have these forms completed and signed, we hold your child’s schedule until we receive them. We also hold schedules for students who owe fees for lost or damaged materials.
If your student will not return this year, please notify the office immediately. The sooner we know the sooner we can get your child’s new school key information.
CLOSED CAMPUS/LUNCH PROGRAM
Cloverdale High School is a closed campus for all grades (9-12), except for seniors & juniors (if applicable) who are in good standing after each grade reporting period. Student safety is of primary importance, and keeping students on campus at lunch will assist in their security. If you need to take your child off campus at lunch, an immediate family member must sign them out through the main office.
CHS offers a lunch facility located in the East Gym. Students may purchase breakfast, snack and/or lunch or bring a bag lunch from home. Students are not allowed to order food and have it delivered to the campus. Thank you for supporting us regarding this issue.
It is highly recommended that all students have the following school supplies in order to be prepared for school:
✓ Binder (with subject dividers and paper)
✓ Physical Education Clothes (See note below)
Note: PE clothes may be purchased where it is convenient for you or through SierraAd-SpecialTees at the Round-Up. We have included an order form for your convenience. Returning students may wear last year’s uniforms. Purchased PE clothes must be as follows:
➢ Plain white shirt or long sleeve t-shirt (no tank tops)
➢ Plain Navy/Royal blue shorts
➢ Plain Navy/Royal blue sweat pants (optional)
➢ Plain white or navy blue sweatshirt (optional)
➢ Athletic shoes
Please be sure to write your full name on your clothes with a permanent marker for identification purposes.
For your information, the CUSD has been updating information on our website on a regular basis. You may find several useful sources of information including the faculty, Student Handbook (school policies), calendar of events and more! Our website is www.cusd.org. All CUSD schools are located on this site.
Our Academic Counselors will be available during “Round-Up” if the schedule your child received has an incorrect class or does not have a class that is needed for graduation or college admission. Students may sign-up for schedule change appointments for August 11th-16th during this time.
We are looking forward to an exciting school year. Our first day of school is Thursday, August 17, 2017. It will be regular school hours – 8AM-3:15PM. Please call the office if you have any questions (894-1900).