Welcome to the Cavitt Connection!
This is what is happening at Cavitt Jr. High School:
What a wonderful year this has been! This Cavitt Connection is the last one for the 2016/2017 school year. As we close out this year, I wanted to express my gratitude towards the students and families that make Cavitt a very special school. I am very proud to be the Principal of Cavitt Junior High School. I am fortunate to be leading a high-performing school with teachers who are dedicated, volunteer a lot on campus, and are supported by an amazing classified staff that who take the initiative and care about students. Additionally, I get to share my days with inquisitive, thoughtful, funny adolescents supported by wonderful and generous families – truly who could ask for a better job? So, on behalf of the entire staff, thank you to our families for all of the support you have provided this year and read on so you can be amazed, as we are, at the outstanding achievement of our students!
We wish our 8th graders good luck in high school and beyond, we can’t wait to see our incoming 8th graders in the Fall and to see our WEB program welcome our new 7th graders and new 8th graders to campus! Go Cowboys!
Bring Your Own Device:
Join the Eureka Union School District and the Eureka Schools Foundation as we launch an exciting new initiative called "Bring Your Own Device". This program would allow and highly encourage 4th - 8th graders to bring their own Chromebook devices to school to access digital content through the EUSD network. One major benefit is the student familiarity with their own device.
To support this program, exclusive pricing has been arranged to offer families the opportunity to purchase Chromebooks for use in the classroom and at home. You will soon see the attached flyer, Student Personal Chromebook Sale, come home. This sale is open to any student in our district but only grades 4th - 8th will be allowed to bring their own device to school this coming school year. Students and families are expected to read, understand, and agree to abide by the Student-Technology Acceptable Use Agreement, which is signed annually at the beginning of the school year. Please note that only Chromebooks purchased through this program are permitted for use on the EUSD network as these have been specifically selected to be compatible with the current 4-8 curriculum.
WHAT: The sale of HP Chromebook 11 G5 - Education Edition with new generation Celeron processor and 4G of RAM. All devices will include student name etching.
WHEN: Orders can be placed beginning June 15, 2017 thru September 15, 2017. Chromebooks will be bulk shipped to the district office and you will be contacted for pick-up or delivery of your Chromebook. CDW-G, our company for purchasing, estimates allowing 4-6 weeks for name etching and shipping.
WHERE: To order, visit www.cdwg.com/eurekausd parents will charge the order to their credit card.
WHY: Chromebook devices for use at home and in the classroom. Students in grades 4th - 8th will be permitted to Bring Your Own Device for use with class assignments beginning August 2017.
WHO: For questions about ordering and pick-up (schedule for pick-up will be arranged as devices are bulk delivered), contact EUSD parent Leslie Braun at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you and we hope you consider taking advantage of this Chromebook sale for use of a personal device at home and at school.
Graduation Thank Yous:
We would like to extend an enormous thank you to the graduation committee, whose hard work made the graduation dance and graduation ceremony a success for your students. Hours of time, energy and coordination were spent to bring all the events together. We would like to especially thank Stacey Diemer, Christie Heiskell, Cathie Galvan, Lianne Getz, Stacey Harrison, Julie Jensen, Linda Jensen, Kim Vincent, the Lund family, the Montoya family, the Sampson family and Cavitt’s PTC.
GBHS Entrepreneurship Summer Camp:
Are you interested in exciting week of innovation? Join the GBHS Youth Business Initiative and Granite Bay Young Entrepreneur club at a summer camp where students go through the entire process of creating a business setting them up for success in creating their very own start up. With fun workshops and a competition, this is a perfect opportunity for any young entrepreneur. See the attached flier for more information!
CJSF Flip Flop Drive Update:
Thanks to the generosity of over 50 Cavitt students and their families, we will be donating 49 pairs of new flip flops to families in need. The 49 pairs of flip flops will be donated to the Roseville Home Start program. Thank you Caring Cowboys!!
All PTC reimbursement requests should be in the Cavitt office by June 15th.
World Language Summer Camps:
Let your child get started on a new language (Mandarin, French and Spanish) or build upon their current language skills. Join us for 3 weeks of fun learning with games, music, crafts, cooking and dancing! The camp is 3 hours every morning (8:30-11:30am), Monday to Friday at Oakhills/Ridgeview Elementary School. We welcome children between TK and 8th grade; starts June 19th and finishes on July 7th.
Spanish or French Boost for Junior High and High School Freshmen & Sophomores
July 31- August 4, 9:00am -12:00pm at the Olympus Junior High Campus.
This academic course is suitable for 7th and 8th grade students who will be enrolling in Spanish or French class or for incoming freshmen in High School. Especially those students getting ready for a more challenging academic course; or who are in need to strengthen their language skills prior to enrolling in Spanish or French in the fall.
Registration now open at:www.eurekausd.org/worldlanguages
Link to Community Events, Classes and Sports:
As Summer Break approaches, you may be looking for something to break up the vacation for your child(ren). Visit our Community Classes, Events & Sports webpage at http://www.eurekausd.org/Parents/Community-Events-Classes--Sports/index.html to see the list of various, activities, events and classes offered this upcoming Summer break.
2017-2018 EUSD School Calendar:
On December 13, 2016, the EUSD Board of Trustees approved the calendar for the 2017-2018 school year. We have attached a copy of the calendar for your convenience and for reference when planning your vacations.
GATE Teacher Input Process:
If your child has been identified as a GATE (Gifted and Talented Education) student in the Eureka Union School District, please read the information below.
Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, we implemented improved targeted methods for meeting GATE students’ academic and social/emotional needs. Teachers of each GATE student in grades 4-8 develop an Individualized (annual) GATE Plan (IGP), which details the curriculum modifications and differentiated learning opportunities offered at their grade level in order to ensure that GATE students are appropriately challenged throughout the school year. Your student’s teacher will develop and IGP for your child, in Fall 2017.
Parents of GATE students may request that their child be placed in the class of a GATE certified teacher, or in a GATE Cluster classroom, when that option is available. If you would like to request that your child be placed with a GATE certified teacher, or in a GATE Cluster classroom, please submit in writing to the Cavitt Office no later than June 1st. You may also forward your GATE identification letter to Ms. Platt at email@example.com or to Mrs. Campo at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that we do our best to honor parent input however, we are unable to accept requests for particular teachers by name or gender.
HIGH SCHOOL BUSING INFORMATION FOR 2017-2018:
ELIGIBILITY. Busing is provided for students living beyond the district-mandated 3-mile walking area who have purchased either a bus pass or courtesy tickets. Inter-district and intra-district transfer students do not qualify for district transportation.
A BUS PASS OR COURTESY TICKET IS REQUIRED for admittance to the bus. All students must either show a pass or present a ticket every time they board the bus.
AFTER JULY 24, visit the Transportation Department webpage for online application and payment instructions. As an incoming freshman, you must provide a student photo—visit the webpage for details.
BUS PASSES are sent to school sites; students may pick up their passes at the attendance or student services desk.
COURTESY TICKET BOOKLETS. Eligible students may purchase ticket booklets through either the school office or the Transportation Department. Single tickets can be purchased only at school. Please note that students must show a current school ID or class schedule when presenting a ticket to the bus driver.
ROUTES are posted to the website the week before school starts.
CONTACT US. Phone: 916-786-2723 ext. 2 ~ Webpage: RJUHSD.US, under Departments click Transportation. Beginning Monday, August 7, the Transportation Department office will be open Monday-Friday, 7:00 am-3:00 pm.