Back to school for Chatham County students

Pittsboro, NC — On Monday, August 24, 2015 approximately 8500 students will return to Chatham County Schools. Administrators and leaders from across the district met for a Summer Leadership Institute in early August to prepare for the coming school year.

Back to SchoolOver the summer, new principals were introduced to North Chatham Elementary and Jordan-Matthews High School. North Chatham welcomed Carla Murray, former Assistant Principal at Siler City Elementary. Jordan-Matthews will be led by Tripp Crayton, formerly an administrator in Wake County.

The district released a brand new website at the end of July. The new site features timely information in a clean, jargon-free format. Each school has a new site as well. Uniformity across the sites will help parents navigate popular searches. Stay tuned for information later this fall on how to customize the experience.

Changes to the start and end times for K-8 schools were made over the summer in an effort to provide additional time for instruction. Margaret B. Pollard Middle School will begin at 8:10 AM and end at 3:10 PM. All other K-8 schools will begin at 7:55 AM and end at 2:55 PM.

Please note that the school day will be starting earlier this year

Meal Prices for the 2015-2016 School Year are: Breakfast – $1.00; Lunch – $2.65. School Nutrition Services proudly produces and serves tasty, nutritionally-balanced meals to the students of Chatham County. Breakfast and lunch menus are made up of low-fat protein choices which are never fried, whole grains, vegetables, fruits and low-fat milk. All students and parents are invited to join us for lunch and/or breakfast to see how school meals have evolved. Forms for free and reduced lunch will be available on the first day of school or by contacting the front office of your school.

Chatham County Schools offers a variety of athletic teams for seventh through twelfth graders. All student athletes must have a physical exam form signed by a doctor and insurance verification before they can practice. Fall sports for students in middle school generally begin shortly after school starts.

Employees from across the district will gather at Jordan-Matthews High School on Friday, August 21 for the annual Employee Convocation. The theme for this school year is “Charting a Course for Success”. Throughout the year, the school district will engage with students, parents, employees, and community members to refine the strategic plan. The district remains committed to providing the very best educational opportunities for our students and community.