Dear students, parents, and school community,
Welcome to the 2023-2024 school year!
Upon reflecting on the last two school years, I must say that it has been some of the most challenging years in public education. We continue to feel the impact of the pandemic and continue to re-learn what we knew as in-person teaching and learning. We find ourselves reinventing practices, policies, and programs as our students, teachers, and staff have weathered storms that were not present a few years ago.
At CHIPS, we want you to know that your feedback, care, and commitment make a huge difference in your child's daily learning experience.
With input from our educational partnerships, this new school year will bring amazing additions to our school. We have added an additional counselor, an assistant principal, and new teaching staff. We have added several new courses and programs which will offer innovative learning experiences for students at CHIPS. Additionally, we are pleased to announce that our Wellness Space, in partnership with Our Own, is being utilized for wellness programming during the school day.
This is the second year that our school will follow Senate Bill (SB) 328, a weekly bell schedule designed specifically to provide students with designated time during the school day that will lead to higher student learning outcomes. Therefore, our school day begins at 8:30 a.m, Monday - Friday.
New programs and staffing changes will allow us to foster opportunities to better meet the needs of our students and school community.
At CHIPS, our motto is futurum reserans: unlocking the future. To that end, we are committed to unlocking a better future with and for our students.
Saba Araya, Ed. D.