Welcome Home, Snow
Well, you cannot make this stuff up. The question now is-who is going to be the first from our circles to write the book about the misfit toy year known as 2020. Just when you think you have seen it all, then it snows right on time. I hope that you have power to even read this communication. Most of us have lived through a Chardon snow, but this one was certainly heavy (literally). This week, we experienced a partial schedule of periods 1, 3, 5, 7---two consecutive calamity days--and our consecutive red schedules. This week, we also learned that the district will be transitioning to remote learning starting next week. There is a lot of information inside of this edition of the Week in Reflection.
CHS Principal Podcast: Mr. Murray, Mr. Bandiera, and Mr. Higham discuss next week
Watch or listen to this podcast to best understand the change in delivery model for next week as we move to remote learning from December 7-December 18. The winter break begins thereafter through January 4, 2021. School returns on January 5, 2021.
Please note that a change to the remote learning schedule model WILL impact the 100% virtual (blue) instructional model. These students will follow the remote learning schedule. Furthermore, these details apply to those who are enrolled in (in-person) learning. Should the district move to back to a 50/50 hybrid or 100%, additional details that impact all high school students would be shared.
In the remote learning schedule, (A/B) groups NO longer need to be utilized. All students report each day remotely to their class period following the bell schedule.
While in a remote learning schedule, students will follow their class schedules and receive daily instruction from their teachers. Students will go to the Google Classroom for each instructional period to access either the Google Meet or daily learning instructions from the teacher.
Accurately tracking students’ attendance is required by the State of Ohio. While in a hybrid, students had an increased responsibility in this process. Now, while in 100% remote learning, traditional attendance will occur. (Teachers will take attendance).
In order for a student to be marked as present during any given class period in a remote setting, two things must occur:
If students do not meet BOTH of these expectations, they will be marked absent for the school day, or absent from a specific class from which the work was not completed. These absence hours will calculate towards truancy calculations as required by House Bill 410. Parents are encouraged to activate attendance notifications through the Infinite Campus parent portal to be sure your son or daughter checks-in daily.
It is really important to note the class times for the remote learning model. Our plan has evolved since July. In order to deliver, apply, and execute the most sound plan--we have adjusted lunch periods in order for all students and staff to eat at the same time since the students will be at home.
While learning from home students should, on average, anticipate approximately 3-4 hours of class contact/work each day. Please remember that this is a full day of school.
The following activities/class periods will not meet virtually:
Regular Study Halls
Freshman Mentoring Program
All work will be assigned through Google Classroom for each class. The work will be posted prior to each course and will be due by the date and time that the assignment is assigned.
All teachers who are NOT teaching in the Circuit of Success will have office hours scheduled for Monday, Tuesday, and Friday from 1:51-2:25 pm. Likewise, teachers may adjust their Wednesday PLC time to work with students. These hours are built as an opportunity to receive assistance from your teacher.
Absences from School: Please Call 440-285-4057 (press 1)
Informing the school of COVID-19 (Positive result/Quarantine) 440-286-0418
Teacher Resources for CHS Students (Links to teacher resources)
Quarantine in Home Letter (This reference is for those students who become Quarantined in the home due to contact tracing.)
CHROMEBOOKS: TECHNICAL SUPPORT
Students and Parents/Guardians having Chromebook issues can call the following Tech Support Lines.
Grades 8 - 12: 440-286-0428
Live support will be offered from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Please leave a message if the line is busy, or if you call after hours. Calls will be returned as soon as possible.
If a Chromebook needs repair, the Tech Support Line will schedule an appointment. All repairs MUST be pre-scheduled.
Principal Mr. Douglas Murray email@example.com
Assistant Principal Mr. Ryan Bandiera firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant Principal Mr. Douglas Higham email@example.com
Social Worker Mrs. Joan Blackburn firstname.lastname@example.org
Resource Office Officer Carlson email@example.com
Nurse Mrs. Jan Hoffman Janice.Hoffmann@chardonschools.org
A-G Mr. Hurlbut firstname.lastname@example.org
H-O Mrs. Hetrick email@example.com
P-Z Mr. Kovach firstname.lastname@example.org
Counselor Mrs. Tupaz email@example.com
Administrative Office Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Friday
1:51 PM- 2:25 PM
Chardon Local Schools Athletics Update Middle and High School
Based upon the current information, the following is an update on the status of Chardon High School athletics and Chardon Middle School athletics for the winter sports season.
Please note these policies are not absolute and are subject to change as we receive additional information and/or recommendations from the health department based on current COVID-19 trend data in Chardon and Geauga County.
Effective Wednesday, November 25, 2020
The impact of COVID-19 has impacted so many parts of our lives for way too long... and as we approach the holiday season, the Chardon Service class had to adjust many parts of the annual fundraiser, Jeremy's Kids.
The Chardon Service Learning class has developed an amazing website this year to help the process. Last year, the class raised almost $10,000.00. They were able to help nearly eighty people. The need in Geauga County this year is even higher and we worked with our school treasurer to come up with a safe and secure process for fundraising. Please consider donating to this excellent cause and help make a child have an amazing Christmas. For those who do not know the story, here's our why-
On December 24th, 1999, the son of Robert and Dee Mizen, Jeremy, suffered trauma to the head following a car accident on the way to Christmas Eve church service. An outpour of love and compassion from the community donated thousands of dollars that eventually was used as a scholarship fund in memory of Jeremy's life. The scholarship program ended in 2011 granting one thousand dollar scholarships to eight students. The Jeremy's Kids Foundation fund was started in 2001 and continues to this day collecting money from the community to purchase gifts for families in need each holiday season. It is our mission to make the Christmas of each and every individual included in this operation unforgettable.
The mission of Jeremy's kids is to provide holiday gifts for at need families in Geauga County. In 20 years of giving back to the community, we have raised over $120,000. With the money raised, Chardon High School students are given the opportunity to go to local stores and shop for these families. With your help, we can continue this tradition even through the hard times we are experiencing due to Covid-19.
Have a beautiful weekend with your family!
Douglas Murray, Principal