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Welcome to Bidwell Junior High School

2376 NORTH AVENUE   .   CHICO, CA  .   95926  
Phone: (530) 891-3080
Fax:      (530) 891-3082

                                                                                           Enrollment: 588
                                                                                           Constructed: 1959              
                                                                                           School Colors: Black and Gold 
                                                                                           School Mascot: Pioneers


First Day of School Orientation

First Day of School is Monday, August 17th.

Orientation will take place on August 17th for ALL students (7th and 8th grade).

This will be a half day with students being dismissed at 12:11pm.

Students will have an opportunity to meet all of their teachers, get a tour of the school and get their bearings before the first full day.  All students should meet on the blacktop by the basketball courts by 8:10am before heading to their first class.

This day is an official school day and all students are required to attend.


Back to School Nights (for All Schools)

Please click on the link below for the dates and times of the Back to School Nights for all schools.


Parent and Student Information

School Supply Wish List

Tdap Vaccine for Incoming 7th Graders

All students starting 7th grade in August will need proof of a whooping cough booster (Tdap) shot before starting school.

California State law requires that all incoming 7th grade students get a Pertussis booster shot, called the Tdap booster, before starting junior high.  The Tdap vaccine can keep your child and family protected from whooping cough.  Students who have not received this shot prior to the beginning of the school year on August 17 will not be allowed to start junior high. 

We strongly recommend getting your child vaccinated. Getting the Tdap shot now will not only help protect your child against the ongoing threat of whooping cough but will also meet the school entry requirement for junior high. 

We want to make sure your child starts junior high on time.  We encourage you to contact your child’s doctor or health care provider now to schedule an immunization appointment.  Also, many local pharmacies offer the Tdap booster.  Some children may qualify for free immunizations through the Vaccines for Children Program. 

 If your child has already obtained the Tdap booster shot, please send verification to the school as soon as possible.






Electronic Reader Board

Bidwell Jr. High students, staff, and PTA are respectfully requesting donations for a new electronic reader for the front of our school.  This would be a wonderful addition to our upcoming remodel and refacing starting in 2015.  It would be instrumental in helping us inform our parents and community of the many events and positive activities our students and school are involved in. Our PTA is spearheading the project and would greatly appreciate any support to achieve this goal. Chico local business - Hupp Signs & Lighting has graciously taken on our project, as they have for many other schools in our area.

How to Donate:

1.    Electronically at http://www.gofundme.com/msrv9s

2.    Write a check to Bidwell PTA and turn it in to the main office.

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. We greatly appreciate your support!


Bidwell Projects

During construction, the front entrance to the school will be re-routed. Entrance to the school and main offices will be through an existing opening between the main office and the library.

  • Attendance, administration, and the office manager will be located in classroom 201
  • Counseling, the registrar and the ASB office will be located in classroom 202
  • The student health office will be located in classroom 204
Please click on the link below for information about the construction project.
Construction Newsletter

CUSD Construction Projects


Measure E Bond money is currently being used for upgrades at many school campuses in CUSD, including Bidwell Jr. High School!  The Measure E Facilities Newsletter gives an overview of projects planned.  Or, you can check out the CUSD Facilities and Construction Facebook page at www.facebook.com/CUSDFacilitiesandConstruction for ongoing construction news.

CUSD Facebook Page

Are you unsure of registration deadlines?
Interested in Measure E spending?
Curious about the food served in our school cafeterias?
The Chico Unified School District is now on Facebook! Be the first to learn about new programs, how to
handle emergency situations, and see all the great things happening at our schools! You can search
for us on Facebook – type “Chico USD” – or use the link at the bottom of our home page on our
website at www.chicousd.org.We look forward to connecting with you!

School Bus Information

Click on the link below for school bus fees and information:

School Safety

Below are two documents regarding coping with a tragedy and emergency school tips.

Helping to Understand School Tragedy

Emergency School Tips

2014-2015 Goals

Please click on the link below to read about Bidwell's goals for the 2014-2015 school year.

Bidwell's Goals for 2014-2015

Mission and Vision Statement

Please click on the link below to read Bidwell's mission and vision statement.

History of Bidwell Junior High

Delve into Bidwell's past and get an idea of what it was like here in the late 1950's.

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