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Weekly Update August 22-August 26

Good evening Comets! This is Bennett Jones, principal of Clayton High School, with some important information regarding the beginning of the new school year.

First, a notice regarding tomorrow. All school staff will be in a required meeting so our school office will not open until 9:00 on Monday.

Monday, August 29th is our first day of the 2022-2023 school year! Our school hours this year are 7:15 - 2:15. Students may enter the building at 6:45 daily and should be in class by 7:15. A detailed schedule for next week and our regular daily schedule will be sent out later this week.

All students are able to see their current schedule in PowerSchool. Students will be able to request changes during the drop/add period which will run until 11:59 PM on Monday, August 22nd. All requests must be submitted on the schedule change form provided by the counselors - this link is also on our school website and in student emails. Requests will be processed in the order that they are received and are only requests -- some requests may not be able to be accommodated due to a variety of reasons. Please note that this year, we will be resuming our COMET Time schedule of 4 blocks in the day with COMET Time coming after 3rd block.

Students who were unable to purchase a parking pass last week can do so on Tuesday through Thursday this week from 9:00 - 3:00 from the front office. The cost of the pass is $80 which is set by the district. Checks should be made payable to Clayton High School or can be paid online.

Bus riding students should submit any transportation requests to our bus administrator David Masciarelli.

Parents and students are reminded that the school nutrition program is back to charging for meals this year. Please see the information on the JCPS website regarding meal prices and adding funds to student accounts. Also, we encourage anyone who may need assistance to complete the lunch application form with the county to request free or reduced price food services.

Next, the CHS PTSA is inviting all parents and students to join the organization to help support our staff and school. Membership is $10 and can be paid online. The first PTSA meeting will be held in conjunction with our open house on September 6th at 6:00 PM and memberships can be purchased at that time as well.

Several students and parents have inquired about school supply lists. Typically, teachers will provide to students any necessary materials on the first day of class when reviewing the syllabus. As such, students just need the basic school supplies to start the year - there is no need for specific items to start the year.

Finally, later this week, I will send out an informational video regarding the start of school which will cover several items including carpool information, our school expectations, and other pertinent information. Please be sure to check our school website, student emails, and our social media platforms for information.
We are looking forward to a great year ahead in Comet Country - thank you for your support and for being Comets ALL IN -- have a good night and a great last week of summer break!