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Important Note from the Athletic Boosters
EVERY athlete  needs to have an  MDUSD form signed by a  physician BEFORE they can participate in try-outs .  Click on the blue 'continue' to download the form. Continue
Posted by: Web master
Published: 7/22/14

Drivers Education Class for MDUSD students - Free!
Mt. Diablo Unified School District is pleased to offer an online Driver’s Education class to eligible students. This is a DMV approved 30 hour course. There is no cost to the students for this class.  Students should discuss this course... Continue
Posted by: Web master
Published: 7/22/14

Office Closure Days and Times
The College Park office will be closed from July 4-11 and then again from July 28-August 1.  Please plan accordingly.  Walk thru information will be available in early August. Continue
Posted by: Web master
Published: 7/6/14

Address Change

Address Change

If you have recently moved to a new address, it is imperative that you contact the registrar’s office and make an appointment to update your student’s records at (925) 682-7670 ext. 3216.  If we don’t have a current address your student’s final report card will arrive to the wrong address.

 

Please present 3 documents from the following list at the time of your visit:

 

ONE Parent Picture ID:

TWO of the following ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS with parent/guardian’s name and address:

 

  1. ___Current California State Driver’s License
  1. ___Current California ID Card
  1. ___Valid Passport or Consulate-Issued Picture ID
  2. ___Credencial para votar
  3. ___Military ID/Orders
  4. ___Other
  1. ___Current valid vehicle registration
  2. ___State or Federal Tax Return (computerized or copy of original) filed within the past 12 months with W-2 forms (a) attached. Business returns do not meet residency requirements.
  3. ___Current voter registration receipt
  4. ___Other forms of identification or communication from a government agency
  5. ___Property Tax Bill with parents name and property address indicating home owner’s exemption
  6. ___Rental/Lease Agreement with parent’s name, student’s name and address, as well as manager or owner’s name and phone number
  7.  ___Payroll stubs/checks.

Falcon Flyer - Summer Edition

New bell schedule for 2014-15 school year
 
Dear College Park Parents and Students,

As you may have heard by now, the bell schedule for College Park during the 2014-2015 school year will be a traditional six-period day. All school days will have the same class schedule with school starting at 7:50am and ending at 2:40pm. (Please click here to download the bell schedule for next year.) The only exception to the start and end times will be final exam days at the end of each semester.

As per the MDUSD teacher's union contract, the bell schedule for any MDUSD school is determined by the teachers at each site every 1-2 years. This has been a part of the MDUSD contract for many years. Thus, the College Park teachers have ongoing meetings, discuss research, and visit other schools to determine which schedule will help CPHS students be successful. For example, this past year a committee of CP teachers presented a total of nine different bell schedules to staff for discussion. The options were narrowed before a final vote against the traditional six-period day. Through the democratic secret ballot process as described in the union contract, the block-period schedule did not have the required super majority of the votes needed to be approved. Thus, the schedule will be the traditional six-period day.

The parent leaders at CPHS have passed along parent and student concerns about this schedule change to teachers and administrators. We thank you for your feedback. Many concerns are based on students' current experience with our Monday schedule or experiences with a six-period day at middle school. Some students are concerned that their grades will drop and they will not be successful in this type of traditional schedule. Please be assured that as a community, we are committed to finding ways for every student to learn. We know that people learn in different ways just as people teach in different ways. A change in schedule will require an adjustment, but it will not change our goals as a school.

To address some of your concerns we offer the following:
  1. Homework The amount of homework assigned is according to district policy, regardless of the school schedule. MDUSD District Policy BP 6154 for high schools states: Total homework assignments for all combined classes should have an estimated completion time of 120-180 minutes per night. Advanced courses may require additional time.

    Dividing these numbers by 6 classes per day means between 20-30 minutes per class per day. We will need to make sure students and teachers communicate to ensure the homework district policy is being followed and students are learning while not being overwhelmed. 
     
  2. Content Covered Teachers will be presenting fewer new topics each day because they will see students every day.  
     
  3. Testing Some tests will need to be rewritten or broken up over the course of two days to accommodate the standard period. Please note that 45-55 minute tests are standard for thousands of schools.
You may be interested to know that a traditional six-period day is used by about two-thirds of schools in the United States. (See Center for Public Education data at the link below.) A traditional schedule is not something unknown and many current College Park teachers have taught very successfully in a six-period day. There are pros and cons to all schedules and in fact there are many different types of schedules. (If you'd like to read about some of the research
concerning schedules, please click here to go to the Center for Public Education).

Next year we will be starting the schedule discussion process over again and we will need students and parents to be on separate advisory committees. Although the student and parent committees are not allowed a vote in the process (the contract stipulates that teachers are the only voting members), your concerns and recommendations will be taken forward and presented to the staff for consideration. If you would like to be a part of this process, please watch for an announcement in the Falcon Flyer at the beginning of the school year. Alternatively, you may contact Mr. Gengler at genglerp@mdusd.com.

We are looking forward to seeing you next year and appreciate your patience as we continue to look for ways to help all students learn.

Sincerely,
Paul Gengler, Principal
College Park Teachers and Administration

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Fall Walk-Thru dates
 
Mark your calendars now! Dates for next year's Walk-Thru will be as follows:
  • Seniors and freshmen: Tues., Aug. 19 from 9:00am to noon
  • Juniors and sophomores: Wed., Aug. 20 from 9:00am to noon
  • For any students who missed or could not attend earlier: Wed., Aug. 20 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm
The first day of school will be Mon., Aug. 25.

Eat pizza and support FPHE!
 
Every Sunday, May through August, Round Table will donate 15% of your order to FPHE. The fundraiser includes dining in and take-out orders at both Round Table Pleasant Hill locations (1938 Oak Park Blvd. and 716 Contra Costa Blvd.). 

Please present the FPHE flier found here and at www.fphe.org when placing or picking up your order. Funds will go toward 2015 FPHE school grants. Thank you.

College Park High School's 8th Annual Hall of Fame Banquet
 
Event: CPHS Annual Hall of Fame Dinner and Induction Ceremony
Sponsored by: Falcon Foundation (a non-profit organization)
  • Time: No-host Bar at 5:00pm, dinner at 6:30pm
  • Date: Saturday August 23, 2014
  • Place:  St. Andrews Community Center
    1601 Mary Dr. Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
  • Contact: Jerry Pollard, CPHS Hall of Fame Committee
    jerrypollard@yahoo.com, (916) 813-5401
This is a fund-raising event open to the public to benefit Falcon athletics and provide funding for those school disciplines adversely affected by the Mt. Diablo School District budget cuts.
 
Honorees:
  • Kevin Mullaney, 1970 Baseball
  • Mike Healey, 2005 Football
  • Cori Alexander, 2003 Soccer
  • Melissa Seidemann, 2006 Water Polo (CP's first Olympic Gold Medalist)
  • Wrestling Teams, 1993 and 1994
  • Cory Salmon, 1983-96 Varsity Wrestling Coach
  • Contributors Rose Marie and Anna Marie Lujan, 1969-present
Catered by Slow Hand Bar-B-Q Pleasant Hill CA (vegetarian option available)
 
Cost: $60.00 per person, reserve by Aug. 10
Tickets $70 at door only if seating is available
 
Send checks to HOF Falcon Foundation
c/o Barbara Lannum
109 Woodview Ct., Martinez, CA 94553
                                                   
This event will be sold out, please reserve your seats early. Thank you for your support. (Tax exempt ID #20-8908484, please check with your tax adviser.)
Today: 7/25/14

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Follow our Measure C Facility Projects

Due to a restructuring of Measure C bonds in Spring 2012, College Park High School was allocated approximately $6.7 million for projects involving facilities and equipment.  

To read a brief introduction to the CPHS Stadium Facility Project, click here.

 

Comments sought for stadium project
 

The first public meeting for the College Park stadium improvement project was held on Thurs., Apr. 17 at 6:30pm in the MU.

 

All members of the College Park community were encouraged to attend and offered comments about the project.  The meeting was hosted by MDUSD.