Back to School  General Info & Events

ALL THINGS Back to School  22-23

 Topics are listed in alphabetical order. 

ACADEMIC CALENDAR

DATES TO REMEMBER August

1 - CHS Counselors Report & Available
2 - Community National Night Out / Back to School Bash 
4 - JOM School Supply Pick Up (AM)
5 - CHS StuCo Lock-In 
9 - JOM School Supply Pick Up (PM)
9 - 12 - Schedule Pick Up (see details below)
11 - Freshman Orientation 
10-12 - District ZIP New Teacher Training
15 - Teachers Report - District PD
16 - Teachers Report - Site PD / Meet the Teacher Night
17 - Teacher contract day - work in classrooms
18 - WELCOME BACK, Students!
19 - NO EARLY RELEASE - Full Day
26 - Early Release Fridays begin (PLC Day) 


ATHLETIC PASSES

ON SALE IN THE ATHLETIC DIRECTOR'S OFFICE (HIGH SCHOOL GYM) the first week in August. 

  • Mon. – Fri. / 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM - Closed for Lunch 12:00 – 1:00 PM
  • Family passes $200.00 up to five in the immediate family ($10 for each add-on)
  • Individual or Student Pass $100.00
  • These passes are for general admission to all home sporting events, including Jr. High and High School Exceptions:  tournaments, festivals, &/or play-offs.
  • RESERVE FOOTBALL SEATS $50.00 for all home games. If you purchase a family pass, you may buy half-price reserve football seats. 
  • Contact:  breavis@claremore.k12.ok.us  


BUSES/TRANSPORTATION 

As we prepare for the upcoming school year, the transportation department is working diligently to create the most efficient routes for our students who will ride a bus. To do that, we need your help. Please complete this Bus Rider Registration if you anticipate your child riding a CPS bus to/from school 80% of the time. 

 Please be on the lookout for an email Welcoming you to the StopFinder App. This app is our new transportation app that contains information regarding your student's bus schedule. 

You can find more information about StopFinder, school site boundaries, bus handbook and more on our webpage


CHILD NUTRITION, Free/Reduced Meals & Online Payments:  

Due to a change at the federal level, school meals will no longer be free for all students this school year. BPS calls on ALL families to complete the free/reduced lunch application, especially if you may qualify. This impacts our eligibility for various funding in our schools! Everything from technology, student remediation, transportation, professional development for teachers, and even the district's ability to receive grants depends upon the completion of these applications by families who may qualify. You can find guidelines, applications, payment, prices, etc., on our webpage.

If students would like to enjoy a school meal or something extra via a la carte, they will need to pay cash or have money on their MySchoolBucks account. For questions or concerns, please contact the child nutrition department at 918-923-4243.

Menus - Mobile App > Site > Dinning or Child Nutrition Webpage Menu


COMMUNICATIONS

Communications Update/CPS App Information 

We hear you, Zebras! In the past, information came to families from too many different platforms. The district has made a concerted effort to streamline our families' communications as much as possible. School sites will share more details as August approaches, and for now… there are two VERY IMPORTANT TO-DO ITEMS: 

  1. Download the CPS App if you do not already have it and be sure your settings are set to allow notifications. Apple or Android.
  2. Ensure your phone numbers and email addresses are correct in the parent portal.

WEBSITE 


CONNECT WITH US ON Social Media #CPSZEBRAPRIDE


DAILY SCHEDULE

GRADES

SCHOOL DAY (M-R)

EARLY RELEASE (F)

PreK AM Class

PreK PM Class

7:50 AM - 10:30AM

12:05 PM - 2:55 PM

7:50 AM - 10:30 AM

11:50 AM - 2:00 PM

K - 5

7:50 AM - 2:55 PM

7:50 AM - 2:00 PM

6-12

8:15 AM - 3:25 PM

8:15 AM - 2:30 PM

CHS & WRJH Daily class period/lunch bell schedules are posted in the student handbooks

ADMIN

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM


DEVICE DISTRIBUTION 

Device distribution will be scheduled by each site.  

Traditional
Devices will be distributed at each site. To receive the device, you will need to:

  1. Read and sign the Acceptable Use Agreement
  2. Complete the Educational Benefits Form 
  3. Opt in/out of the Annual Device Protection Program (beginning on page 8 of the Acceptable Use Agreement).  If you opt-in you will need to submit payment for that insurance. 
    1. Credit or Debit
      1. Download the MySchoolBucks mobile app.  Once you have set up an account for each child, you can choose the  “store” icon and click the “technology” button.  OR
      2. You can also complete the process on the MySchoolBucks website from your computer. 
    2. Cash or Check
      1. You will need to bring a check or the correct amount of cash to your school of record.
      2. Receive your device from your school of record according to their distribution process. 
  4. Receive your device from your school of record according to their distribution process. 

CHS NOTE - If you have completed your agreement and protection plan, CHS will distribute devices during class pick-up days/times. 

VIRTUAL 

Claremore Public Schools will distribute devices, by appointment, to our VIRTUAL students.  

Acceptable Use Policy will need to be signed before you can take possession of this device. You will also have the option to purchase the annual Protection Plan for the device. The details of the plan are available through the MySchoolBucks app. You may pay electronically, on the link, or in person when you pick up your device. 
 
Links will be emailed and posted on our district website at claremore.k12.ok.us on the technology page and social media when they are ready. To expedite the process, you can complete the forms before your appointment. 



PARENT ORIENTATIONS / MEETINGS

Freshman Orientation Parent Meeting - August 11

AUGUST 11th - 8:30 AM - Parents & students will meet in the PAC for a brief 30-minute meeting with the 9th-grade counselor, Asst. Principal, Principal, and other key personnel to go over new requirements, school schedules, and additional relevant information. We encourage parents to attend, but your child is not required to attend orientation. 

Elementary Parent Night - Sept 6th & 8th, 2022

Tuesday, September 6 

Thursday, September 8

  • K from 6-6:30 PM
  • 2nd from 6:30-7 PM
  • 4th from 7-7:30 PM
  • 1st from 6-6:30 PM
  • 3rd from 6:30-7 PM
  • 5th from 7-7:30 PM

HS Parent meeting for each class - Sept 13th, 2022

Counselors will host parent meetings on September 13, in conjunction with Parent/Teacher Conferences.


ENROLLMENT

The enrollment center is open from 8 AM to 4 PM every weekday. To learn more about the necessary forms and documentation, visit our Claremore Public Schools Enrollment webpage.


FRESHMAN ORIENTATION  

AUGUST 11 - Claremore High School's annual freshman orientation program will be 8:30 AM - 11 AM. This program introduces students to the high school campus with tours of the facilities, a variety of team-building activities, and all things that instill #CPSZEBRAPRIDE.

The event is staffed by CHS administrators, teachers, and  FUZE mentors (juniors and seniors). The morning will start with a brief parent meeting introducing you to staff, new policies, and procedures. Following this meeting, the #CHSClassof2026 will be paired with FUZE mentors in small groups for the daily activities. The mentors will also work to connect with the students throughout the year as they navigate the success, challenges, and experiences this new year will bring. 

"Freshman orientation is designed to connect students with the people, places, and information they need to be successful in high school," said CHS Principal - Dr. Kenny Hindenburg. "We hope that participation in orientation will help students feel at home so they may grow personally and academically."  

To lay the groundwork for a successful 2022-23 high school year, incoming CHS freshmen are encouraged to attend this orientation.

Contact:  slahr@claremore.k12.ok.us

FRESHMAN ORIENTATION PARENT MEETING

AUGUST 11 - 8:30 AM - Parents & students will meet in the PAC for a brief 30-minute meeting with the 9th-grade counselor, Asst. Principal, Principal, and other key personnel to go over new requirements, school schedules, and additional relevant information. We encourage parents to attend, but your child is not required to attend orientation. 

Contact:  cvanaman@claremore.k12.ok.us or bryan.warren@claremore.k12.ok.us 


HANDBOOKS


Johnson-O'Malley (JOM) School Supply Distribution

To receive school supplies provided through JOM, Claremore Public Schools must have a copy of the student's tribal membership card and Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood (CDIB) card. 

RETURNING STUDENTS:  who attended CPS in the 2021-2022 school year and were on the JOM approved list may pick up school supplies on 

  • Thursday, August 4, 9:00 AM-Noon 
  • Tuesday, August 9, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM. 

*NEW STUDENTS:   who are verified and are eligible through the JOM federal program can pick up school supplies on Tuesday, September 13, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

*New students to CPS are defined as anyone not enrolled at CPS at the end of the 2021-2022 school year. If you are an approved JOM student at your current/previous district, that does not mean you are automatically approved for JOM services at CPS. You must attend classes at CPS before JOM status can be determined. 

Click here to see the supplies the students will receive. There will be additional supplies that will need to be purchased.   You can find a complete list of school supplies required for the supplies section of this webpage. 

Pick up location:   Claremore Enrollment Center 101 W 11th Street - Claremore, OK 74017.  

Read more about Title VI - Indian Education at CPS and JOM.  


MEET THE TEACHER NIGHT / August 16

  • Elementary  1 PM  - 3:00 PM / 5:10  PM - 7 PM
  • Schedule an appointment through myconferencetime.com; teachers will email you the link. Bring your school supplies. 
  • WRJH  6 PM - 7:30 PM - pick up schedules if you have not done so already.
  • CHS 6 PM - 7:30 PM - pick up schedules if you have not done so already. Meet teachers and pick up supply lists. Browse the clubs and organizations and buy ZEBRA Gear.


NATIONAL NIGHT OUT / BACK TO SCHOOL BASH:  

The Claremore Police Department, Volunteers for Youth and the Healthy Community Partnership, are hosting the "Back to School Bash at National Night Out" on Tuesday, August 2rd, from 6:30-8:30 PM at the Claremore Lake Park Splash Pad.  

Local organizations will give away free school supplies and family resource information.  

There will be several family-friendly activities, including live music, fun and play features for the children, free drinks, and free pizza.  

Claremore Police Officers will be on-hand to answer any questions and to interact with anyone interested in promoting safety and security within our community.


SAFE RETURN PLAN 22-23

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SCHEDULE PICK-UP 

Enrollment/registration online must be completed to receive your class schedule. 

Physical Pick Options at sites from 9 AM -3 PM.

  • 6th graders - August 11 
  • 7th graders - August 10.  7th graders must have had their Tdap booster or an exemption form on file to get their schedule. For your convenience, the RCHD Caring Van will be on site.
  • 8th graders - August 9 
  • 9th graders - August 11
  • 10th graders - August 10
  • 11th graders - August 9
  • 12th graders - August 8

SUPPLY LISTS 

are available on our website 


YEARBOOKS CHS

If you have questions, contact jwarden@claremore.k12.ok.us  (CHS)


Zebra Stripes Packets 

22-23 Packet