Welcome to Cheldelin

What’s New at Cheldelin?

iPad Update

Some students may still have trouble downloading apps to their iPad. A fix is anticipated. Updates are also available by calling the parent-student tech hotline (541)-757-5714.

Having trouble connecting to your home wireless?

iPad Home Guide

Want to Receive Texts From School?

We currently use an automated communication system called SchoolMessenger to communicate via phone.  The system does have the capability to send text messages as well.  If you wish to receive text messages, you need only ensure your number(s) are on record and that you send the word Yes, via text message, to 68453. We will also be contacting any SMS numbers we have on file on October 8. If you would like add cell numbers to receive text messages, please contact our office to add to your contact information by that date.  See additional information elsewhere in the October newsletter.

8th Grade Washington, DC Informational Meeting

There will be a Washington DC trip informational meeting on Wednesday, October 7th for the parents of any 8th grader interested in going. The meeting will be from 6:00pm to 7:00pm in the Cheldelin Library. If you are unable to attend but would still like infor-mation about the trip please email Mr. Tucker at donald.tucker@corvallis.k12.or.us for details.

October Dine Out at Evergreen Indian Restaurant

Tuesday, Oct. 13th, 5:00-9:30 p.m.

20% of evening sales go to Cheldelin CPO


Fall Parent-Teacher Conferences

Wednesday, October 28th: Drop-In Conferences 5-8 pm
Thursday, October 29th: Scheduled Conferences 8 am-12 pm & 1-4 pm
Drop-In Conferences 5-8 pm
Conferences at Cheldelin are held arena-style, in the cafeteria. Teachers will be at their own stations, with their names posted so they’re easy to find. Each conference lasts 5 minutes, except for conferences with Humanities teachers, which are 10 minutes.
To meet the needs of as many parents as possible, we offer both pre-scheduled and drop-in conferencing. For pre-scheduled conferences, please call the office with the list of teachers you want to conference with. The parent volunteer will schedule your conferences, and you will note the day and time, then come to the cafeteria and meet with the teachers as scheduled. Please note that some teachers may not be available for Thursday morning pre-scheduled conferences but will be available to conference on Friday morning either in person or by phone.
For drop-in conferences, you don’t need to make appointments ahead of time. Please come to the cafeteria during the drop-in conference times and wait for the teachers you want to conference with to be available.
Please note that part-time staff (elective teachers, Mrs. Paley, Ms. Garcia, Mrs. Toman, Mrs. Beran) will be available for only part of the conference time. Please call the office for more information about part-time teacher conference schedules. XLT supervisors do not conference, as they are classified staff who do not work on the conference days.
You may begin to call for conference appointments at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, October 21st. Please do not call before this time to request confer-ence appointments, as we will not be able to schedule you until then.
The latest you will be able to call to schedule an appointment is 4:00 pm Wednesday, October 28th. No appointments will be scheduled after that time.

Pinnacle Gradebook is Live!

Under the For Parents tab above, select Access Pinnacle then look for the big blue button that says Check Pinnacle Here.  Log in and you’re good to go.

Cheldelin in the News

Check out this story in the Gazette-Times about our work with AVID: http://www.gazettetimes.com/news/local/corvallis-teachers-return-to-the-classroom/article_12e5e122-3a2e-5b9d-b3c7-1376a8c19a7f.html

New from Food Services

Online meal payments

School meals can now be paid online through a secure online payment system, giving parents the option to add money online to their child’s school meal account. Log on to www.payforit.net and select the “Sign Up” option from the menu. The screens will guide you through the process to create your account. Please note: A nominal internet convenience fee is charged for this service.

Meal Price Changes

Food Service wants to be sure you all know about the meal price changes for 2015 – 16. Due to increases in food and supplies, we had to increase our cost of meals by 25 cents across the board.

  • Elementary Breakfast is now $1.50 and lunch is $2.50
  • Middle Breakfast is $2.00 and lunch is $3.00
  • High Breakfast is $2.00 and lunch is $3.25
  • Adult breakfast is $2.25 and lunch is $3.50
  • Milk remains the same at 50 cents.

Workshop/Conference Opportunities

Conference opportunity: 2015 OATAG conference is October 10, at Floyd Light Middle School in Portland. Online registration ends October 2.

Workshop opportunity: Teen mental health: You are not alone

Parents are invited to this free session to learn tips, tools and resources to manage teen mental health. Tuesday, Oct. 13, 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center. Pre-registration is required. Call toll free 1-855-873-0647 or visit www.samhealth.org/BeHealthy


Just a reminder that now is the time to make sure your child’s immunizations are up-to-date. State law requires that all children in public schools either have vaccinations or a medical / non-medical exemption. The State of Oregon Immunization Exclusion date is Feb. 17, 2016. Any stu-dent who has not completed the required vaccines by that date will not be allowed to come to school until they’ve been vaccinated. Notices will be sent home in the next month, notifying parents if their son/daughter is missing a vaccine. If you have any questions, please contact Diane Nicol, Cheldelin Health Assistant, at 541-757-3868.