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What's For Lunch?USDA Final Rule Brochure K-12
USDA Smart Snacks in School
Nutrition Standards FAQ
Welcome to the new Fruit and Vegetable Bar
Help yourself to one fruit and one veggie serving per lunch
a la carte items are 0.50 cents per serving
The Chappaqua School District lunch program offers a variety of hot and cold food items, snacks, and beverages for sale each day. Our lunch offerings feature fresh and
Elementary lunch offerings are
Horace Greeley High School is no longer part of the National School Lunch Program and all food items are purchased a la carte.
School lunch prices for the 2018-2019 are as follows:
Elementary Schools = $2.50
Middle Schools = $3.00
High School = $3.25 plus a la carte pricing
Your children may qualify for free meals or for reduced price meals.
(Solicitud de familia para las comidas escolares y leche gratis o precios reducidos.)
This student lunch price will be charged only when the student selects a meal which includes all of the required components of a reimbursable meal (see "Reimbursable Lunch Requirements" below) as mandated by the National School Lunch Program.
- Course Requests Rising 5th Graders
- Principal Welcome - Incoming 5th Graders
- 8th Grade to 9th Grade Transition
- Back To School Basics
It’s my pleasure to be welcoming you to Seven Bridges! We look forward to seeing you for orientation on 3/ at 7:30. I am writing to inform you about some decisions that you will need to make regarding music and world language courses in the near future. If you click HERE you can see brief presentations made by middle school teachers describing this process. In this message, you will find information about the courses that are available to new 5th grade students and the directions for requesting them through the Infinite Campus Portal which will begin accepting course requests today. All course selections must be entered between 3/ /2017 - 4/ /2017. Once selections have been entered, changes cannot be accepted. Please choose carefully.
First, let me tell you about our music programs. Students who will be entering middle school next year must sign up for a music class. The music choices are: Band, Orchestra, Chorus, or Music 5. Students currently participating in the Band or Orchestra program in grade 4 are encouraged to continue at Seven Bridges. Chorus and Music 5 are open to all students. Chorus is a singing performance music class with two concerts a year. Music 5 is a beginner music course with doses of music history, basic instrument instruction, and digital composition.
Please be aware that:
1. Students may not switch out of a music class once they are enrolled in it – it is a full year commitment.
2. Only students currently studying a band or orchestra instrument can sign up for Band or Orchestra.
3. Beginning instrumental instruction is NOT offered at Seven Bridges Middle School.
4. If your child plays Piano or Guitar they should NOT sign up for Band or Orchestra, as these instruments are not in either performing group.
All students who sign up for Band or Orchestra are required to attend "pull-out" group lessons once per week. The lesson times rotate so as not to interfere with the same class. This includes students who take private lessons outside of school. Please do not sign up if you are unwilling to participate in the lesson program.
Next, please read about our world language program. We are looking forward to beginning the study of world languages with students. This letter provides further information about our program to assist you and your child in selecting the language he or she wishes to pursue for the next 4 years. Please make this decision thoughtfully, together.
When deciding which language to study, you may want to consider that: each language we offer has its own challenges and merits. French is one of the official languages of the European Community, a powerful economic group; it is also spoken in many African countries. Spanish is the second language of North America and the dominant language in Central and South America. Businesses dealing with these areas of the world often require knowledge of French/Spanish among their employees. Latin offers a strong base for the English language and can help expand English vocabulary and improve writing skills. Each language offered includes a cultural component such as songs in the native language, literature, foods, geography, and heritage. French and Spanish students will learn about various countries in the world where French or Spanish is the official language. Since these are modern languages, speaking and listening skills will be emphasized. Latin students will study Greek and Roman mythology and will learn much about life in the ancient world. Because Latin is mainly a written language, reading and translating will be emphasized.
We find that a student is more successful in world language if he or she is included in the decision and if the choice takes into account his or her personality and interests. A parent having familiarity with the language is helpful but not necessarily a factor. If a language other than English is spoken at home, it is recommended that the student not study that language in middle school, but start a new language with other beginners. He or she can pursue the home language at a more challenging level at the high school. Also, it is important to note that language choice is a 4-year commitment.
Lastly, these are the directions for requesting the courses.
Login in at the following link. https://campus.ccsd.ws/campus/portal/chappaqua.jsp
Once logged in to the Campus Portal, follow these procedures:
1.Select the student from the "SELECT A STUDENT" menu at the top of the page.
2.Select Course Registration SB 17-18 on the left.
3.Click on "Course Search" in the grey menu bar: In the Course Name box, enter the number 5. " Leave the Course Number boxes empty"
4.Click on the GO button. This will display the list of all courses for which registration is possible for next year.
5.Click on the *MUSIC Course that your child will be in NEXT YEAR.
6.Click "Request This Course", disregard the "Request as Alternate" button.
7.When successful the course should appear on the left as a Requested Course. 8
8.Repeat Step 3 to display the list of courses again.
9.Click on the **FOREIGN LANGUAGE Course that your child will be in NEXT YEAR.
10.Click "Request This Course", disregard the "Request as Alternate."
11.When successful the course should appear on the left as a Requested Course.
12.When finished and both a MUSIC and a FOREIGN LANGUAGE course are listed under ‘Requested Courses’, Click on ‘Print Request Summary’ in the grey menu bar.
13.Depending on your browser, the report will open or will be saved to your computer.
Please print, sign and date two copies of the Summary Report. One is your receipt. Please keep it in a safe place. Should any problems arise with course requests we may ask for it. The second is to be returned through 1 of three ways.
222 Seven Bridges Road
P.O. Box 22 Chappaqua, NY 10514
2.Email Donna McMahon firstname.lastname@example.org
3.Hand Deliver to Seven Bridges Main office.
Thanks for your help with this process.
Greg Stiefel, AP
* MUSIC IS A 1 YEAR COMMITMENT ** FOREIGN LANGUAGE IS A 4 YEAR COMMITMENT
Dear Fourth-Grade Families,
Welcome to Seven Bridges Middle School! We look forward to having students join us in September. As you know, we are working to make the 4th grade transition to Seven Bridges as smooth as possible. We coordinate closely with the PTA in this process. As your fourth grader begins the journey to middle school, we want to be sure you know about upcoming important dates and steps in our orientation process. On Tuesday, March 20th, at 7:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center here at Seven Bridges, we will hold an orientation session for 4th grade parents. A follow-up session here at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 25th called “Middle School 101 – Questions and Answers” will provide family members with another opportunity to ask questions and to hear from some current students.
Here are some other dates in the timeline:
1. Feb. World Language teachers visit elementary schools.
2. Feb. 13 Music teachers visit elementary schools
3. March 1 Course Requests Letter messaged home
4. March 8 Special Education Welcome Meeting, 9:30 am Lower Commons
5. March 20 Rising 5th grade orientation, 7:30 pm Performing Arts Center
6. March 23 Deadline for submitting course requests in IC portal.
7. April 2 Medical and Technology forms messaged home
8. April 16 Medical and Technology forms due back at Seven Bridges
9. April 17 Middle School 101, 7:30 pm Lower Commons
10. May Panels of current 5th graders visit WO.
11. May Panels of current 5th graders visit RB.
12. June 19 Rising 5th graders tour Seven Bridges during school hours.
13. August Team, homeroom and counselor placements mailed.
Families sometimes ask about how we place students on teams and in sections. Our database uses a random-selection function that accounts for gender and alphabetical ranges; however, we have established parameters that create balanced sections of students with proportionate representation of gender, academic level, and class composition from both of the sending elementary schools. We meet with elementary teachers to gather important information. You are welcome to share information with our counselors; however, in fairness, we do not consider specific team or teacher requests. Supply lists are coming at a later date.
Everyone here is thrilled to welcome our incoming class. We look forward to getting to know you and your children.
Andrew Corsilia and Greg Stiefel
Opening Day: On the first day of school, Please arrive by 7:45 a.m. When you arrive, please go the Dining Commons, which is located near the main entrance of the building. Homeroom assignments will also be posted in the Dining Commons for all students on the first day of school.
Self-guided tours before opening day: You are very welcome to tour the building in late August. Please check our calendar for specific dates. Your teachers will be busy getting school ready for you, so please restrict your visits to the dates and times on the calendar.
Lockers: On the self-guided tour, you will have the opportunity to practice opening a sample hallway locker. Locker assignments will be made when you arrive on opening day. The 5th grade teachers will assist students with their lockers on the first few days. You do not need to buy a wire shelf---we have installed fixed shelves. This is different from Bell school because our lockers are stacked on top of each other.
Physical Education lockers: 6th-8th grade students will need a lock for PE. You can use a Master Lock from last year and we can supply the combination if you forgot it. The PTA will also be distributing leftover locks from last year on a first come, first served basis for PE lockers; or you can also purchase a new PE lock from the PTA at lunch on the first days of school.
Arrival at school: Please take the school bus provided by the district for your travel convenience. Taking the bus is good for the environment, makes you more independent, improves our traffic flow here at school, and is part of the social experience of middle school. When it is essential to arrive at school by car, please follow the traffic signs and bear left into the outer road, which is one-way. Student drop-offs must take place in the outer road, not the inner road, which is reserved for bus drop-off. Students must get out of cars only between the designated “Drop Off” signs and must cross in the walkway by the stop signs.
Calling home: If you need to call home during the school day, you may obtain a pass from your teacher and use the phone in Mr. Stiefel’s office. You may not use your cell phone in school during school hours unless you have permission from an adult.
Pick up: When school ends at 2:30, our staff will help you find your bus. If you wish to take an alternate bus, bring a note to the main office. If you must be picked up by car, pickup is at the marked locations by our community garden. No standing or
pickups are permitted in the inner or outer loop or the parking area. Your family member may also park in a marked parking space in the parking area and come inside to pick you up in the lobby.
Other information: Additional important information about school procedures is available in the Seven Bridges Student Agenda, which will be given to you on the first day of school. You can view it online at this link.