Students will be following the remote schedule during Wednesdays, and any other remote learning days. Please see the schedule 

Good afternoon CHMS families,

In the next several weeks at CHMS, your child will participate in the annual state assessments called the Smarter Balanced Assessment in English language arts (ELA), and mathematics. Grade 8 students will also take the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) assessment. 

Educators use these tests to see how students are progressing at each grade level so they are prepared for college and careers when they graduate high school. Parents/guardians can also use the same high-quality tests to see how their child is performing on the standards, especially given that we did not test last year.  This year, the assessment will be used mainly to learn how students are doing as well as to target resources and supports for educators and schools. To learn more about the assessments or explore the Smarter Balanced Practice Tests ( with your child, visit the Connecticut Smarter Balanced website ( to find additional information for families.

Students will be administered these tests on the following dates and times: 

Session 1- 4/29 & 4/30

(10:00 am -12:00 pm)

NGSS- Next Generation Science Standards- 8th Grade Only

Session 2- 5/4 & 5/6

(8:15am - 10:00 am)

SBA- English Language Arts - All Grades

Session 3 -5/11 & 5/13

(8:15am - 10:00 am)

SBA- Math CAT- All Grades 

Session 4- 5/18 & 5/20

 (8:15am - 10:00 am)

SBA- Math Performance Task - All Grades

May 24th - June 4th

 (Time TBD)

Make-up testing

*(Please note there are two dates listed for each test session to allow for students to have an ample amount of time to complete the test. However, if a CVL learner finishes on the first day of the testing session, they do not need to come in for the second date of the testing session). 

Information for CVL Learners

CVL learners will NOT test with their designated cohort, but will test in a socially distanced separate setting. (i.e. cafeteria, computer lab, or library)

CVL learners taking the test in-school should be dropped off at CHMS between 7:50am and 8:15am on the designated testing day and picked up between 10:15am-10:30am. (Breakfast will be provided)

CVL learners should bring their school issued chromebook and personal headphones on the day of testing. (if students do not have headphones, a school issued pair will be provided) 

Important note about electronic devices.

All electronic devices including cell phones, smart watches, etc are not allowed during the testing window.

Here is the calendar of spirit days!  Dress up for each day to earn tickets to win a raffle at the end of the month

CHMS Families!

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Baseball and Softball Sign ups are happening now!!

We are pleased to announce that Chippens Hill Middle School will be offering an after-school interscholastic spring season which will include travel baseball and softball teams. Students will have the opportunity to try-out for one of our baseball/softball teams, and if chosen, will practice and travel to other schools for competitive games. We are very excited to be offering this type of after school program this season, but will be adhering to strict guidelines to ensure your student’s safety. There will be travel and competition between Chippens Hill, Northeast, Greene-Hills, and West Bristol.

At this time, CVL students are eligible to participate and will need to be brought to school by 3:00pm for practices and games. Student eligibility will be based on trimester 2 grades and conduct. Any student who received a grade below a 65 in any class (Core or Encore), and/or received two or more grades of an X for conduct will not be eligible to participate. Athletes will also need a physical on file with the school nurse in order to participate. Please contact Michelle Bellemare at if you are unsure of your child’s school physical.

If your student is interested in trying out for a team, please fill out the form, and FamilyID which are linked below by Friday, April 23. If you have any questions please contact Katie Pepe, Athletic Coordinator at Chippens Hill by email at

Baseball and Softball tryouts will take place on April 26 and 27. Students should come prepared with a glove, cleats, a water bottle, and anything other equipment needed.

Family ID directions and website
Sign Up Form Link

Click the image below to order a 2020-21 Yearbook!!

Yearbook Shout Out

Your child’s eighth grade yearbook is a chance to create a wonderful keepsake.  Making it through the past two years is especially an accomplishment!  This year parents, guardians, staff, or family members have the opportunity to give a shout out to a graduating eight grader.

Pricing options:

Full Page Ad:............. $60

Half Page Ad:............ $30

Quarter Page Ad:.......$15

Purchasing an ad can be done through the Lifetouch Yearbook site.  Templates and ideas are available through the site.  After an ad is purchased an email will be sent with instructions on how to edit/create.  *Please note, this app is not compatible with phones.*

All ads MUST be submitted by April 11th!  

Have fun!!

Questions/Concerns Contact:

Suzanne Sisson:


Need Chromebook Insurance?  Look below for some new information!

Great news about the insurance coverage!  

Open enrollment for chromebook insurance is the first week of the month. The enrollment price is prorated now (6 months of coverage) 

·              Full Coverage (includes theft) - $14

·              Accidental Damage only (does not include theft) - $10

Coverage will roll over to any replacement device issued to the student if their device is deemed a total loss

Here is the website for families to apply:


¡Buenas noticias sobre la cobertura del seguro!

1. El período de inscripción abierta ya está activo.

2. La inscripción abierta es HOY del 1 de marzo al 7 de marzo

3. El precio de inscripción se prorratea ahora (5 meses de cobertura)

                · Cobertura total (incluye robo) - $ 13

                · Solo daños accidentales (no incluye robo) - $ 9

4. La cobertura se transferirá a cualquier dispositivo de reemplazo emitido al estudiante si su dispositivo se considera una pérdida total.

Aquí está el sitio web para que las familias presenten su solicitud:

use the coupon code below to get 10% off Rainbow Hoodies in our school store!

Please click the image below for easy access to your Google Classrooms!
Please note: the CHMS Distance Learning Site is ONLY accessible for STUDENTS who have a Bristol Public Schools email address!

 Bristol All Heart Logo The Bristol All-Heart Hotline has been established for Bristol residents in need of social services or other support during this public health emergency. The phone number is: 860-584-6253. The hotline is structured for residents who are confined to their home, are elderly and thus at risk if they go to the grocery store, people with transportation issues, families who can’t reach the School Food Distribution Sites, and other situations.

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if you would like to confirm your status in the district communication database, please call the school office at (860) 584-3881.  It is important to have updated phone numbers, email addresses, and emergency contacts on record.  Thank you!

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Attendance Change Request Form click HERE 
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A+ School Rewards

Thank you to all of the families who supported the Stop & Shop A+ Program. By registering your card, Chippens Hill Middle School was able to earn $1754.10!

Click on the apple above for instructions to register your card.

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