Monday, August 21, 2017

First Day of School: Grades 1-12, is 8/28; PreK/Head Start is 9/5 / Primer día de escuela: 1º-12º grado, el 28 de agosto; PreK/Head Start, el 5 de sept.

First Day of School Scheduled for Different Grades
The First Day of School for grades 1-12 is Monday, August 28.

Kindergarten Orientation and the First Day of Kindergarten are school based.  Please contact your child’s school for details.

There are two days of staggered entry for PreK students, August 31 and September 1.  The first full day for PreK is Tuesday, September 5.

Please remember to watch for bus riders getting on/off buses and for families walking to and from school.

El primer día de escuela programado para los diferentes grados
El primer día de escuela para 1º-12º grado es el lunes, 28 de agosto.

La orientación y el primer día de kindergarten varían dependiendo de la escuela. Por favor póngase en contacto con la escuela de su hijo(a) para los detalles.

Hay dos días de entrada escalonada para los estudiantes de PreK, el 31 agosto y 1 de septiembre.  El primer día completo para PreK es el martes, 5 de septiembre.

Por favor recuerde tener cuidado con los estudiantes que se están subiendo y bajando de los autobuses y con las familias que caminan hacía y desde la escuela.


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Thursday, August 17, 2017

A Conversation Worth Having...

Chapel Hill Carrboro City schools has partnered with The Campus & Community Coalition for a new health education and prevention campaign being launched this fall. Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools joins the Campus & Community Coalition, Town of Chapel Hill, UNC Chapel Hill, and the Orange County Health Department as part of a community-wide effort to reduce underage alcohol/drug use and experimentation among youth in our community. Throughout the campaign, we will provide parents and guardians with tools, resources, and support to have critical conversations regarding substance use.
Young people who begin drinking before the age of 15 are six times more likely to develop alcoholism or have problems with alcohol later in life when compared to those who wait until turning 21. Communication is key to prevention, and essential in building and sustaining a positive relationship with our children. Our goal for this campaign is to make alcohol-related harms, along with underage drinking, part of a community conversation, and to help facilitate discussions among families.

Campaign information will be distributed and available in a variety of mediums, including online/social media, printed materials, and a government-developed app that features an interactive simulation to help you talk with children about underage substance use.  We are also working with the PTA, Orange County Health Department, community organizations, and other partners to share and distribute these resources.

Our campaign approach is based on research that shows that parents are the number one influence on a child's decision to use alcohol and drugs. Talking to your children at an early age about drinking is the first step toward keeping them substance-free, and can have a real impact on your child's decisions about using substances. Research shows that children are more likely to avoid substance use when they have a strong, trusting relationship with their parents. It is our hope that this campaign, and the resources we provide, will empower you to have these critical conversations.
Please be on the lookout for more information in the coming weeks. If you have any specific questions about the campaign, please contact Scarlett Steinert, Director of Healthful Living & Athletics at 919-967-8211 (ext. 28284).  
Sincerely,

Pam Baldwin, Superintendent
Dr. Dorothy Cilenti, Interim Director, Orange County Health Department
Winston Crisp, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, UNC - Chapel Hill
Tony DuBois, Orange County ABC General Manager

Roger Stancil, Town Manager, Town of Chapel Hill

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Monday, August 14, 2017

Schools, District Offices to Close During the Solar Eclipse on Aug. 21 / Escuelas y oficinas del distrito cerradas durante el eclipse solar el 21 de agosto

On Monday, August 21, North Carolina is in the path to view the Solar Eclipse.  This is also the first day back for all Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools staff as they start gearing up for a new school year.  With the eclipse at its maximum at 2:43 p.m. in our area, the district understands that many staff members will want to view this celestial event.  Because this event is so rare, CHCCS wants to provide some flexibility to allow staff to view the event.

To help with this, schools and District Offices will be closed to the public from 2-3:30 p.m. on August 21.

CHCCS also wants to make sure that anyone who chooses to watch the eclipse does so safely.  Below are some safety tips on how to safely view this event, but here are some summary tips from those attachments:

  • Looking directly at the sun is unsafe and should only be viewed through special-purpose solar filters.  Homemade filters or ordinary sunglasses, even dark ones, are not safe for looking at the sun.
  • Make sure that any glasses or hand-held devices are certified for use.  Only four manufacturers have been certified.  Please see the attachments below for a this list.
  • Always inspect your solar filter before using it and make sure it is not scratched or damaged.  If there is damage, do not use them.
  • Stand still and cover your eyes with your glasses/solar viewer before looking up at the sun.  Look away before removing your filter.  Do not remove it while looking at the sun.
For more information, please visit these websites sponsored by American Astronomical Society and/or Nasa.

Escuelas y oficinas del distrito cerradas durante el eclipse solar el 21 de agosto
El lunes, 21 de agosto, Carolina del Norte está en el camino para ver el eclipse solar. Este día coincide con el primer día del personal de las Escuelas de las Ciudades de Chapel Hill y Carrboro para prepararse para el año escolar nuevo. Teniendo en cuenta que el eclipse estará en su máximo en nuestra área a las 2:43 p.m., el distrito entiende que muchos miembros del personal querrán ver este evento celestial. Debido a que este evento es tan raro, CHCCS quiere proporcionar cierta flexibilidad para permitir que el personal vea el evento.

Para ayudar con esto, las escuelas y oficinas del distrito estarán cerradas al público de 2-3:30 p. m. el 21 de agosto.

CHCCS también quiere asegurarse que cualquier persona que elija ver el eclipse lo haga de manera segura. A continuación se presentan algunos consejos sobre cómo ver de manera segura este evento:

  • Mirar directamente al sol es inseguro y el sol sólo debe ser visto a través de filtros solares de propósito específico. Los filtros caseros o las gafas de sol ordinarias, incluso las oscuras, no son seguras para mirar el sol.
  • Asegúrese que las gafas o dispositivos portátiles estén certificados. Sólo cuatro fabricantes han obtenido la certificación. En los documentos adjuntos encontrará una lista.
  • Siempre inspeccione su filtro solar antes de usarlo y asegúrese de que no esté rayado ni dañado. Si encuentra un daño, no lo use.
  • Quédese quieto y cubra sus ojos con sus gafas / lentes solares antes de mirar hacia el sol. Mire hacia otro lado antes de quitarse las gafas/ lentes. No los quite mientras mira el sol.

Para obtener más información, visite estos sitios web patrocinados por la Sociedad Astronómica Americana y/o la Nasa.




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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Health Requirements for Rising 7th Graders and New In-Coming Students for 2017-18 / Requisitos de salud del 2017-2018 para estudiantes entrando a 7mo grado y estudiantes nuevos 

Tdap and Meningococcal Vaccinations Required for 7th Graders
Rising seventh grade students in 2017-18 will need to receive the required Tdap and Meningococcal vaccinations before the child starts school.

The Tdap and MCV are available at your child's family doctor's office.

For further information about these vaccinations, visit the district's Health Services website.

Students New to Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Have Additional Health Requirements
For new, in-coming students to CHCCS, students need a complete record of required immunizations to attend schools.  If a student is new to NC Public Schools, they will also have to show a completed Health Assessment.  For help finding health services, click here.

Parents Please Note:  For students who start on the first day of school in 2017, the 30th day is September 26.  Please ensure all records are submitted to avoid your student being excluded on September 27.

For additional health requirements for in-coming CHCCS families, please go to the Health News and Alerts site.

Las vacunas Tdap y Meningococo son obligatorias para los estudiantes de 7mo grado
Los estudiantes que entran a séptimo grado en el 2017-2018 necesitarán recibir las vacunas Tdap y Meningococo antes del inicio del año escolar.


Las vacunas Tdap y MCV están disponibles en la oficina del doctor de su hijo(a).

Para obtener más información sobre estas vacunas, visite el sitio web de los servicios de salud del distrito.

Estudiantes nuevos a las Escuelas de las Ciudades de Chapel Hill y Carrboro tienen requisitos de salud adicionales
Los estudiantes de CHCCS nuevos necesitan un registro completo de las vacunas requeridas para asistir a la escuela. Si un estudiante es nuevo en las escuelas públicas de Carolina del Norte, él/ ella también tendrá que presentar una evaluación de salud completa.  Si necesita ayuda para encontrar los servicios de salud haga clic aquí.


Padres de familia, por favor tengan en cuenta:  Para los estudiantes que inician la escuela el 30 de agosto, la fecha límite para presentar estos documentos es el 26 de septiembre. Por favor entregue toda la documentación antes de esta fecha para evitar que su estudiante sea excluido de la escuela el 27 de septiembre.

Para requisitos de salud adicionales para las familias de CHCCS entrantes, por favor vaya al sitio de alertas y noticias de salud.


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