Parents/ Community


We welcome parent involvement at Bidwell Junior High. Research shows that students whose parents are involved in their education generally achieve higher grades and test scores, attend school more regularly, do their homework more consistently and exhibit more positive attitudes and behavior.
Please visit the school office any time and stay in touch with your student's teachers and counselor - see the Staff Directory for phone numbers, e-mails and websites.
We also welcome community participation, including donations of time, money, materials and expertise.
To help you know what's going on at school, check out these services for parents and community members:
Daily Bulletin
Read to students during 1st period. Information for students for the week.

Pioneer Post Newsletter
Emailed home directly each week, this newsletter will keep you informed about all the important dates, news, activities and services provided at our school. Please make sure your current email address is on file in the office in order to stay in the loop!
Parent Portal

This program gives you online access to your student's attendance, grades, assignments, and more.  Sign up with Sandra Martin in the counseling office; be sure to bring some form of identification such as a driver's license or identification card.

If you have already signed up for Parent Portal and have created your account, you can access your account on the internet by clicking on the following

Join the Parent-Teacher Association and stay involved with your student's education.  Meets every 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6:00 p.m in the school library.  See School Calendar sections for specific dates.

Parent and Student Information

Click on the link below to read Chico Unified School District's
Parents/Students Rights, Responsibilities and Annual Notifications handbook.

Computers for Classrooms

If you have a student in the free or reduced lunch program, you may qualify to purchase a computer through Computers for Classrooms.
Click on the link below for more information.

Whooping Cough Immunization Requirement

All students entering 7th through 12th grades
will need proof of a Tdap booster shot before starting school. 
Please click on the information below:

Pertussis (Whooping Cough) Immunization Requirement

Magazine Drive

Please save renewals for our sale.
Save money on magazine subscriptions and help support Bidwell Junior High School!  
40% of your purchase will benefit Bidwell.
Orders may also be placed on-line for student credit via credit card.
Enter your school code and indicate your selections
Thank you for your support!

Bidwell Junior High School Foundation

The Bidwell Junior High School Foundation is an independent organization separate from Bidwell Junior High. Our motto is "Helping Students Pursue Success". Our mission is to provide resources for the enhancement of the academic, co-curricular and extra curricular learning opportunities for students at Bidwell Junior High School.

Click on the link below to visit this foundation's website.

School Accountability Report Card

The School Accountability Report Card (SARC), which is required by law to be published annually, contains information about the condition and performance of each California public school. Click on the link below for Bidwell's SARC.

School Dance Expectations

School Dance Expectations
  • School dress code applies.
  • The dance is for Bidwell students only.
  • Appropriate dancing styles only (teacher discretion).
  • Respect all decorations and equipment.
  • No student may leave the dance early without parent consent and transportation.
  • No student will be admitted after 7:00pm.
  • All students must be picked up by 8:45pm or student will not be allowed to attend the next dance without parental chaperone.
  • Failure to follow rules may result in dismissal from dance.

Junior High Promotional Requirements

1. Counselors at each jr. high shall be responsible for the promotional requirement program, monitoring student progress and recommending appropriate remediation as needed.  Counselors shall consult with a student s language arts, reading and/or mathematics teachers to determine academic progress towards district established standards in reading, language arts and mathematics.
2. Promotion for 6th, 7th and 8th graders enrolled at the jr. high schools will be based upon:
  a) Credits: A student will earn 50 out of 60 credits each year for promotion to the next grade,including credits earned in the remediation/intervention program.  The same class may not be failed twice.
  b) Semester Grades: Credits will be calculated by semester, but reviewed quarterly to identify students in need of participation in the remediation/intervention program.
  c) Attendance: A student must attend a minimum of 85% of total school days each year.
  d) Multiple Measures: A student must demonstrate proficiency at the Meets Standard level on CUSD multiple measures for his/her grade level in reading, writing and mathematics.  Students who score above the 39th percentile on the Stanford Achievement Test (SAT9) in reading and mathematics may be exempt from other multiple measures in these subject areas. Students who score below the 40th percentile in reading and mathematics on the SAT9 shall meet the other multiple measures at the Meets Standard level for those subjects.
  e) Review Committee: A review committee comprised of the principal/designee, counselor, parent, student and any other person deemed relevant by the parent or school will be established at each site to consider special circumstances of students not meeting the promotional requirements.
3. Remediation/Interventions (R/I)
  a) R/I Strategies may include, but are not limited to, a class within the daily schedule, before or after school class, summer school, Saturday program or Alternative Education placement.
  b) Entry: A student may begin R/I as deemed necessary by the parent/guardian and school officials.
  c) Credit:
      i) A student may earn 5 credits for a failed class by successfully completing a quarter-long R/I strategy with minimal proficiency, as determined by the R/I team.  The R/I strategy will be prescribed based upon the diagnosed reason for the student s deficiency.
     ii) R/I services shall be offered on a space available basis.
  d) Attendance: A student must attend a minimum of 85% of the days in the R/I strategy.