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Food Services Manager
Deirdre McManus     238-7201 x2455
 
Elementary Schools 2019-20 Breakfast Participation Survey
(K-4 in 2019-2020 Only)
 

What's For Lunch?

Interactive Elementary Schools Menu
(May 2019 - Printable)
(June 2019 - Printable)
Interactive Middle Schools Menu
(May 2019 - Printable)
(June - Printable)
Interactive High School Menu
(May 2019 - Printable)
(June 2019 - Printable)
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

Fruit and Vegetable Bar

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 all-natural ingredients including Bell and Evans chicken products, Boars Head all natural cold-cuts, Applegate Farms antibiotic free-organic hot dogs, Barilla Plus high protein pasta, hormone-free milk, and locally grown produce when available.

Menus
Elementary lunch offerings are child-friendly foods such as chicken tenders, pasta with or without sauce, and pizza. A fresh fruit and vegetable bar is offered in all schools daily. Fresh entrée salads are always available. Middle school menus expand upon these elementary offerings by adding more variety and a la carte items. At the high school, students will find made-to-order food stations that offer a wide range of lunch choices such as a made-to-order deli bar, made-to-order salad bar, a hot sandwich station, a pizza station, and a rotating grill station featuring made to order Mexican specials and specialty burgers.

Horace Greeley High School is no longer part of the National School Lunch Program and all food items are purchased a la carte.

Pricing
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. A la carte prices will be charged when students select items that do not comply with this requirement. A la carte prices can be found below.


 

Transitions

Incoming 5th Graders - Principal Welcome

Dear families,

It is our distinct pleasure to welcome you and your child to Seven Bridges Middle School!  Middle school is a time of tremendous growth and development in a child’s life. Over the course of the next four years, your child will grow physically, emotionally, socially and academically.  We will be there to support you along the way.

This packet includes information about the transition from 4th to 5th grade at Seven Bridges Middle School.  Please be sure to review this packet carefully. We have included a checklist within this packet to ensure that you complete all paperwork in a timely fashion.  

Important Dates

Date

Event/Deadline

Early-Mid March

Middle school staff present information about our world language and music programs at Seven Bridges to help inform student decisions.

March 19, 2019 7:00 p.m.

Middle School Orientation in Seven Bridges Performing Arts Center (PAC)

March 21, 2019
9:30 a.m.

Special Education Welcome Meeting in the Lower Commons

March 22, 2019

Music and world language requests due through Infinite Campus portal (see directions)

April 9, 2019
7:00 p.m.

Middle School 101- Questions and Answers.  During this event, students and families will learn from current 5th grade students.  

May 1, 2019

Health forms due

June 24, 2019
10:30 a.m.

Fourth grade students tour Seven Bridges

August

Team, Counselor and homeroom placements mailed to students

Families often ask 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 with proportionate representation of gender, academic level, and class composition from both of the matriculating 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 will be sent at a later date.

We are so excited to welcome you and your child to Seven Bridges.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call or text me at 914-461-6031 or email nimangiere@ccsd.ws.

In partnership,
Nicole Mangiere, Assistant Principal
Joseph Mazza, Principal

5th Grade - Music and World Language Selection

Music and World Language Selection

General Information

The Infinite Campus portal will begin accepting course requests on February 8, 2019 and close on March 22, 2019.  Once selections have been entered, changes cannot be accepted. Please choose carefully.

Music Selection

Students who will be entering middle school next year must sign up for a music class.  The music choices are Band 5, Orchestra 5, Chorus 5, or Music 5. Students currently participating in the Band 4 or Orchestra 4 are encouraged to continue at Seven Bridges.  Chorus 5 and Music 5 are open to all students. Chorus is a singing, performance class with two concerts each year. Music 5 is a beginner music course with doses of music history, basic instrument instruction, and digital composition.  

Please note,

  1. Students may not switch out of a music class once they are enrolled.  It is a full year commitment.

  2. To enroll in band or orchestra, you must currently be studying a band or orchestra instrument.

  3. Beginning instrumental instruction is not offered at Seven Bridges Middle School.  Beginning instrumental instruction is offered as an elective at Horace Greeley High School.  

  4. If your child plays piano or guitar, they should not sign up for band or orchestra.  These instruments are not in either performing group.

  5. 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 taking private lessons outside of school.  Please do not sign your child up for band or orchestra if you are unwilling to participate in the lesson program.

World Language Selection

The details below provide further information about our world language program to assist you and your child in selecting the language they wish to pursue for the next four years.  Please make this decision thoughtfully, together. We find that a student is more successful in world language if they are included in the decision and if the choice takes into account their personality and interests.  

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 and 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.

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.  They can pursue the home language at a more challenging level at the high school. As a reminder, the language selection is a four year commitment.  

Directions for Course Selection

Log in to the Infinite Campus portal

  1. Select the student from the “SELECT A STUDENT” menu at the top of the page.

  2. Select Course Registration SB 19-20 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. Repeat Step 3 to display the list of courses again.

  9. Click on the WORLD LANGUAGE course that your child will be in NEXT YEAR.

  10. Click “Request This Course,” disregard the “Request as Alternate” button.

  11. When successful, the course should appear on the left as a Requested Course.

  12. When finished and both a MUSIC and WORLD 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. Keep one for your records.  If there is a problem with course requests, we may need it. Return the second to us in one of three ways:

Mail

Email

Hand Delivery

Donna McMahon
222 Seven Bridges Road
P.O. Box 22
Chappaqua, NY 10514

Donna McMahon
domcmahon@ccsd.ws

The Seven Bridges main office

 

5th Grade - Health Information

Dear Parents/ Guardians,

Welcome to Seven Bridges! This packet introduces 3 important medical forms. All three require, by New York State law, both your signature and the signature and stamp of your child’s physician in order for your child to receive certain services in the Health Office.

  • Nonprescription and Prescription Medication form - This form must be completed for your child to take prescription or over the counter (OTC) medications in school.  It requires both a physician and parent signature.

  • Independent Medication Use and Carry Form – This form is to be completed if your child needs to carry an inhaler or glucagon in school. It requires a physician and parent signature.

  • Emergency Allergy Procedure Form - This form is required for students who have a severe allergy and need an Epipen to relieve their symptoms. Please remember to note your child’s allergies in the top right hand corner of the page. If your child needs to carry this medication with them in school, your child’s physician and a parent must complete the “Optional Permission for Independent Carry and/or Use at School” section of this form.

Please note the following additional regulations from NYS regarding medications in school:

  1. Prescription medication will only be accepted in the Health Office with a pharmacy label that contains:
    a. Pharmacy label with your child’s name and the prescribing physician’s name.
    b. The name of the medication
    c. Clear dosing directions (including ROUTE of administration, DOSAGE and SCHEDULE)

  2. OTC medications must come in the original box with your child’s name written on the box.

  3. An adult must bring all medications to school.

  4. Loose pills will never be accepted in the Health Office.  If students bring them in, we are obligated to discard them

Starting out in middle school can be a stressful time.  In the Health Office, both Mrs. Waller (the attendance person/health assistant) and I are here to help.  Please feel free to call on us if you have any questions.

Sincerely,
Lorie Miano
School Nurse RN
(914) 238-7203 ext. 4104
lomiano@ccsd.ws

Emergency Allergy Procedure

Prescription Authorization

8th Grade to 9th Grade Transition

Back To School Basics

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.

Acceptable Use Policy For Student Computer And Internet Use

Paperwork Checklist

2019-2020
Seven Bridges Middle School 5th Grade Information Packet
General Information

  1. Acceptable Use Policy
    -Read the policy
    -Sign and return to Seven Bridges

  2. Music and Foreign Language Selection
    -Read the Music and Foreign Language Selection document
    -Submit Music and Foreign language request through Infinite Campus portal by March 22, 2019
    -Sign and return a copy of the Request Summary

  3. Student Code of Conduct
    -Review with your child over the summer

To return information to Seven Bridges:

Mail

Email

Hand Delivery

Donna McMahon
222 Seven Bridges Road
P.O. Box 22
Chappaqua, NY 10514

Donna McMahon
domcmahon@ccsd.ws

The Seven Bridges Main Office

School Health Office Information

  1. Welcome letter from the school nurse
    -Read and keep for your records

  2. Prescription Authorization form
    -Signed by a physician and parent, then returned to Seven Bridges

  3. Independent Carry form (if applicable)
    -Signed by a physician and parent, then returned to Seven Bridges

  4. Emergency Allergy Procedures
    -Complete, signed by physician and parent and return if applicable

All health office information should be returned no later than May 1, 2019

Mail

Email

Hand Delivery

Lorie Miano
222 Seven Bridges Road
P.O. Box 22
Chappaqua, NY 10514

Lorie Miano
lomiano@ccsd.ws

The Seven Bridges Health Office