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NEW - Technology Use Guidelines & Agreement (Grades 6-12 only)
On the first day of school, Middle & Upper School students will be given our Technology Use Guidelines & Agreement Form to sign with their parents and return to their homeroom teacher on Tuesday, August 17. Feel free to print and sign in advance.
NEW - Complete a Dismissal Clarification Form (K-5 only)
All students in full-day Kindergarten through Grade 5 need to bring a Dismissal Clarification Form with them on the first day of school. This will help us assure that your child gets to the correct door for pick-up. Thank you!
NEW - Register for Extended Care (if needed)
Registration for Extended Care will be per semester, and priority will be given to those needing regular use. Students must be registered in advance to use Extended Care. For those needing occasional use of Extended Care, please register as soon as possible at any time throughout the semester. Students must be registered at least 24 hours in advance. Upon registration, staff will confirm availability.
Please note: Students who remain on campus after 3:35 PM and are not in a scheduled after-school activity must relocate to After Care.
NEW - Make Lunch/Milk Plans
Please visit our Lunch Options page for information and ordering options. Important items to note:
- Milk orders for the year are due by August 19
- Optional hot lunch delivery through Kiddos does not begin until September 6, so everyone will need to bring lunch from home until then
- No lunch is needed on Monday, August 15 (half day)
Student Schedules and Class Lists
Per an email from the principals on 8/4/22 with details, you may now visit your Veracross portal to access student schedules and class lists.
If you have trouble accessing Veracross, please contact Adina Pascotescu, Registrar.
Be Prepared for Tuition & Fees
Everyone who set up a tuition payment plan with FACTS should have received an email this month regarding billing. If you need to make any changes to the schedule, please contact Sandi Decker as soon as possible!
The 2022-23 Activity Fee schedule has been published and is available on our Tuition page. So that you can plan accordingly, please make sure to read through these carefully to know ahead of time when you will be seeing them on your bill!
Study the Traffic Flow Maps & Instructions
Review the Parent-Student Handbook
Please familiarize yourself with the 2022-23 Parent-Student Handbook. This is where you will find current policies and procedures for all grade levels. (Refer to an email from Mr. Torgerson dated 8/2/22 regarding specific updates.)
Finish Summer Homework
Submit all Health Forms
Completed health forms are a requirement for attendance at CHA! Read CHA’s health requirements and find the accompanying forms on our Health Services page.
IMPORTANT! There are health forms due for all:
- new students
- kindergarten students
- students in Grades 2, 6, 9, and 12
- students participating in Middle or Upper School athletics
- students with special medical conditions
Purchase School Supplies
Find your school supply list here! School Supply Lists
Optional online ordering is available for PK-Grade 8 with our online vendor, School Tool Box. A portion of the proceeds benefits CHA and Feed My Starving Children. There’s still time to order in time for school!
Note for Early Ed and Lower School: If your child is able to bring in all the supplies, then please send them on Monday. However, if it’s too much to carry, please send them with the basic school supplies on the first half-day (plastic container with lid, pencils, pens, paper, crayons, etc.). Within the first week of school, please send in the rest of the supplies as your child is able to carry them (tissues, wipes, paper towels, etc.). Make sure all supplies are labeled!
Note for Middle and Upper School: Please bring the bulk of your supplies on Tuesday. For the first day of school (Monday the 15th), just make sure you have the basics—a notebook, pen/pencil, and water bottle. Make sure all supplies are labeled!
Register for the CHA Family Gathering
Scheduled for Saturday, August 13, from 4:00-6:00 PM, the CHA Family Gathering will be a time for fellowship, ice cream, meeting teachers, turning in outstanding paperwork, and signing up for volunteer opportunities. Additionally, families new to CHA are invited to a reception at 3:00 PM the same day. It’ll be a fun way to kick off the school year!
Sign Permissions for the Upper School Retreat
The 14th annual CHA Upper School Retreat will take place on Friday and Saturday, August 19-20, 2022, in Lake Geneva, WI. This is a required overnight retreat with transportation provided by the school and will be a fun and formational time for our students! Stay tuned for an email from Rev. Farish with more details which will be sent to parents soon.
Students: Please bring your signed Retreat Permission and Medication Waiver AND the Lake Geneva Foundation Liability and Activity Waiver on the first day of school (submit them to your homeroom teacher).
Mark Your Calendars
August 11, 7:00 PM
PK-K Parent Night*
August 13, 3:00-4:00 PM
New Family Reception
August 13, 4:00-6:00 PM
CHA Family Gathering
August 15, 8:30 AM
First Day of School
- HALF DAY (1-12), 8:30-11:40 AM
(PK & K: See modified first week schedule when it is published in the PK-K Handbook)
- PVO Parent Coffee, 8:30-10:30 AM
- Convocation, 10:40 AM
August 23, 7:00 PM
LS Parent Night (Grades 1-5)*
August 25, 7:00 PM
MS Parent Night (Grades 6-8)*
August 31, 7:00 PM
US Parent Night (Grades 9-12)*
*No children, please
Plan Student Lunches
- There will be NO LUNCH PERIOD on Monday, August 15, as it is a HALF DAY and students in Grades 1-12 will be dismissed at 11:40 AM
- All students will need to bring sack lunches from August 16-September 2
- Optional milk service begins on Tuesday, August 16
- Optional KIDDOS hot lunch service begins on Tuesday, September 6 (ordering opens approximately August 10)
Full details and ordering instructions will be posted on the Lunch Options page of our website in early August.
Review Student Schedules & Class Lists
Student schedules and class lists will be posted in Veracross by August 3! We appreciate your continued patience and flexibility as we make any necessary adjustments. Rest assured, teachers will help students figure out logistics throughout the first week!
Parents of new students: watch your email for an invitation to set up your Veracross account, coming soon.
Students in grades 6-12 will receive their own Veracross credentials during the first week of school.
Study the Campus Traffic Flow
Check back in early August for new information on Arrival Traffic Flow, Dismissal Traffic Flow, and Parking maps.
Please remember, SAFETY FIRST! As our students range from 3 to 18 years old, it is imperative that we work together and realize that our property is a school zone, meaning:
- Following designated flow of traffic is mandatory
- Campus speed limit is 10 miles per hour
- Cell phones may NOT be used while driving or in line
- Use the designated parking areas correctly
- Drivers will not exit their vehicle unless the ignition is off and keys are in hand
Refer to the Parent-Student Handbook for full Arrival & Dismissal details.
Sign the Technology Use Guidelines & Agreement Form (Grades 6-12)
Students in Grades 6-12, as well as their parents, must read, print, and sign the Technology Use Guidelines and Agreement Form. This MUST be submitted to homeroom teachers by Thursday, August 18, in order to use devices at school.
Register for Extended Care, if needed
Please note that if you do not pick up your child before the end of the dismissal window, he or she will be taken to the After Care program according to the guidelines in the first link above.
Read the First Day Instructions here
On the first (half) day of school, Monday, August 15, all students should:
- Bring your very basic school supplies
- Bring a refillable water bottle labeled with your name
- Bring your summer homework
- Go to your designated spots (Grade 1 to the student center, Grades 2 and 5 to their classrooms, Grades 3-4 to the gym, and Grades 6-12 to their homerooms); teachers and staff will be there to guide the way and make sure all students find their destination
- Students in Grades K-5 should bring a completed Dismissal Clarification Form to give to their teacher
- Do not send in a lunch for the first day (half-day schedule)