2019-2020 Back-To-School Guide

Eagles will once again be back in the halls of CJ as the 2019-2020 school year approaches. Below are the Top 10 items parents and students need to know before coming to school this fall.

1. New Student Orientation and First Day of School
Students new to CJ will have orientation on Monday, August 19.  All students will report for classes on Tuesday, August 20. Frequently check the school calendar page on the CJ website for information such as block days.

2. Student Handbook
The 2019-2020 Handbook is available on the CJ website. The consent form, found on page 33, needs to be turned into the Office of Student Services by Friday, August 30. For forms not found in the handbook (emergency medical, immunization record, physical, etc.) check out the Health Forms page.

3. Uniform Guidelines
There were some significant changes made to this year's uniform guidelines and dress codes. Students will adhere to a dress code Monday-Thursday and then have the opportunity to show their Eagle Pride on Eagle Fridays. Learn more about these changes here.
Uniform tops can be purchased this year at the CJ Spirit Store (find the summer schedule here) or on the online CJ Spirit Store.

4. Drug Awareness and Universal Testing Program
The CJ Drug Awareness and Universal Testing Program remains in affect with mandatory testing for all students. Refer to the CJ website for program goals, information on the testing process, and a FAQ section.

5. Parking Passes
Student parking passes will be sold online and in-person this year. Passes may be purchased online on the CJ website beginning Monday, August 5 at 8 a.m. Passes may be purchased in-person in the Business Office beginning Wednesday, August 7 from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
On Tuesday, August 13 and Wednesday, August 14 from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m., OSS will be open to distribute parking passes to students who have paid. Passes not picked up before the first day of school will be distributed before and after school in OSS.

6. Chromebooks
All students will use a Chromebook as part of the Connected Classroom program. New students will receive their Chromebooks during the New Student Meeting/Partners in Mission session. The last session will be Monday, July 29 at 6:30 p.m. As outlined in the School Supply List, all students must have their CJ issued Chromebook and a set of earbuds (headphones) every day.

7. Lunch Menu and Payment
Cafeteria services are operated by W.G. Grinders. Lunch menus are posted on the CJ website and typically include an "Entree of the Day," four to five sandwiches, soups and salads, plus vegetarian options. Items range in price from $1.00 - $4.50; a meal with drink typically costs about $5.50. Students may pay with cash or parents can load funds onto their child’s Student ID by creating an account with SPS EZpay.

8. Activity Interest Form
Students and parents are encouraged to become involved in the educational experience at CJ. Students can fill out the activity interest form to learn more about athletic and performing arts programs and can also get involved in one of the school's many clubs. Parents who want to meet new friends and lend a helping hand should look into joining the Blue Green Club and/or the CJ PoPS. Additional parent opportunities can be found on the Partners in Mission page.

9. Athletics - Final Forms and Eagle Activity Passes
Student athletes must have a completed Final Forms profile to compete. Fall sport athletes must have their Final Forms profile and updated physical completed by Wednesday, July 31 in order to try-out and participate in their sport. Additional details can be found on the CJ website.
Eagle Activity Passes will be available for purchase beginning Thursday, August 1. Passes allow students access to all home athletic competitions and performing arts productions. The CJ website will be updated with additional information before the passes go on sale.

10. Stay Informed
Parents who have not done so already should subscribe to the CJ electronic mailing list to receive the latest news and information in their inbox. CJ distributes a weekly newsletter (Parent Weekly), monthly newsletter (Eagle Bytes). Parent are also contacted via email on an as-needed basis. Parents who have not been receiving the newsletters should email Kary Ellen Berger, communications coordinator. Parents and students can also connect with CJ on social media. Find the Eagles on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

Students schedules will be mailed home in early August. Additional details will be shared in Parent Weekly prior to the mailing. 

If you have questions about a topic not listed above, please email assistant principals Steve Fuchs or Greg Mueller.

Posted July 18, 2019