The beginning of the school year is always filled with activities such as orientations, class meetings, navigating new routes, classes...all to set up the new normal. This year enhanced our urgency to communicate clearly the plan that we are now implementing. Change is never easy. It doesn't matter if you are new to the building, community, a new teacher--or a veteran; change takes time to create new routines. We have spent the majority of our day interacting with students and staff to ease any anxieties.
How are you doing? Change is never easy for parents either. We love the relationships that we have built with our families over the years and we realize that you still wonder how your baby is doing each day. Your children become a larger part of our community each day as we model high achievement in each class and model our core values. As the chorus shares, everything's gonna be alright.
If you are unaware of this blog called the Week in Reflection, the purpose of this communication is to share with everyone all the work happening at CHS each week from a principal's perspective. This newsletter is very therapeutic (and time-consuming) reflection of all the things that I see each week.
You will see photographs, short reflections, opportunities, and events occurring in the near future. I am not an author...although some people have told me for the past two decades that I should write a book---and some say that my newsletter is a book. I am just a simple man that loves what I do...I love kids and want to help each child find their purpose. In this Week in Reflection, you will read and see so many wonderful opportunities and experiences that show the engagement of our students and staff with our mission.
Open House: Monday, August 27 @ 6:00
Open House: Meet the Teachers
The purpose of this evening is for meaningful interactions with our parents. Parents will follow their student's schedule. Parent's, please follow your student's schedule by logging into Infinite Campus and clicking on the schedule tab. We are encouraging students to write down their schedules or having their parents print a copy. Adults and students will assist parents navigate the building.
Teachers will have (9) minute classes to go through expectations, curricular goals, and answer questions within a controlled environment. The bell will ring with a (4) minute passing time. Parents will follow their son(s) and/or daughter(s) schedule. Throughout the evening, parents may head to the cafeteria to enjoy refreshments, and learn more about clubs and activities.
6:00-6:03 (In 1st Period) PA Announcements
3rd: 6:29- 6:38
5th: 6:55- 7:04
6th: 7:08- 7:17
Cafeteria Open during all OFF periods. See you, Monday.
Student Global Leadership Summit: Meeting right after Open House
There are spots still AVAILABLE for the July, 2019 Student Global Leadership Summit in Davos, Switzerland & London Travel Adventure!
OPEN HOUSE INFORMATIONAL MEETING with guest Dr. Hanlon at 7:30 pm on MONDAY, AUGUST 27th, 2018 in the CHS Media Center.
CHS is pleased to announce that there are spots still open to join this amazing collaborative learning adventure to London and Switzerland this July! This is an opportunity to interact with students from all of the globe to discuss relevant topics with the world´s top thinkers and innovators.
Our Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Michael Hanlon just returned from the 2018 Global Leadership Summit and would like to share his wonderful experience with you.
Please contact Kristen Niedzwiecki, CHS Spanish Teacher and Circuit of Success Global Awareness Educator with any questions:
If you are unable to make the meeting and would like more information please feel free to contact Señora Niedzwiecki anytime.
Senior Mentors, Grace Turk, Morgan Danison, Grace Pastva, Isabelle LeMaster, and Brian Horton teach the freshmen in their mentoring class the cheers and chants from the Crazies section.
On Thursday, Pastor Photography and many parent assistants photographed 1,214 students in attendance an over 100 staff members! Also, our district nurses and SLP's provided hearing and vision screening to over 500 students! Special thanks to our secretaries who organized this monumental event along with all of our photographers who worked a very long day at CHS.
Let's Get Physic(al)
Students in Dr. Becky Schneider's Physics classes headed to the track to get physic(al). The students differentiated between speed, velocity, and acceleration along with comparing and contrasting Newton’s three laws.
Popcorn Chicken Bowl
Assorted Pizzas everyday
Assorted Chicken Sandwiches
Pizza Hut Pizza
Chicken Club Sandwich
Panini style Sandwiches
General TSO chicken/Egg Rolls
Spicy Chicken Sandwiches
Don't forget about the
Subway Style Sandwich and Salad Line
Pasta Bar Build your own creation
Chicken Cordon Bleu Sandwich
Panini style Sandwiches
If your student qualified for free & reduced breakfast or lunch last year, the carryover from last year will end on September 28, unless an updated application is approved. As per USDA regulations, if your child qualifies for lesser level meal benefits (from free status to reduced-price status to reduced-price/free status to paid status), these changes will take effect 10 days from the date of application approval. If your child qualifies for higher level meal benefits (from paid/reduced-price status to free status or paid status to reduced-price status), these changes will take effect immediately upon application approval. The new form can be found HERE
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Why is a hybrid schedule better?
How does this impact learning?
How many times does my child meet in classes?
How does lunch work?
ARRIVAL - Students are expected to arrive at school on time and be seated in class by 7:20 am. If a student is tardy to school, s/he is to report to the office with a note explaining the tardiness. Those students with early morning appointments who arrive late to school must bring verification of the appointment from the doctor. After signing in at the office, the student will report to class. All tardies will be recorded regardless of reason, with the exception of late bus arrivals or severe weather that causes a delay in attendance. Parents who drive students to school are responsible for their promptness. Drivers must make time adjustments to accommodate traffic delays and road conditions. Consequences will be given to the student regardless of the parent’s involvement in the tardiness (see Rule #9). A reasonable amount of time is allotted for students to travel from one class to the next. Students should be in their seats when the bell rings. Class tardies will be handled according to each teacher or building policy.
DISMISSAL - There are occasions when a student must leave school early for a medical appointment or some other business which cannot be scheduled outside the school day. When such an occasion occurs, the student must bring a note from home explaining the reason for the early dismissal and the time that the student will be picked up. The student should take the early dismissal note to the office before classes begin. When the student leaves the building, s/he must be signed out by a school official.
*Early dismissals cannot be handled by phone - must be in writing.*
Chardon High School
For students at Chardon High School (grades 8-12) being dropped off and/or picked up, the procedures remain the same as last year. Parents dropping-off/picking-up at Chardon High School enter the school campus via Maple Avenue, drive in front of the high school, and exit the campus via Memorial Drive onto Chardon Avenue.
Students at Chardon High School (grades 8-12) riding the school bus will enter the school building via the 200 hallway entrance (via the transportation compound). School buses will be staged for students in the afternoon in front of the high school, on Memorial Drive, and in the Alcan; and will exit the campus both via North Street and Memorial Drive.
Please be mindful of the following:
We appreciate everyone’s attention and flexibility as we continue to monitor our traffic flow for the safety and security of all of our students.
The high school traffic flow has been great and I know that Mr. Velotta and his team are working to streamline the process for afternoon pick-up. The morning route has worked very well.
Enclosed are several diagrams for your reference.
Absence for Appointments during a School Day
Notes are to be dropped off in the Student Services Office between 7:00 AM and 7:25 AM. Notes are to include a phone number where the parent can be reached, students first and last name and time of the appointment. If the appointment is after 9:00 AM, students are to pick up the pass between classes any time after 9:00 AM. (This is not an excuse to be tardy to class.) If the appointment is before 9:00 AM, students are to wait and get the exit pass before going to first period. Students MUST pick up exit passes before the period of the class from which they are to be dismissed.
Parents do NOT need to come into the building to sign out their student.
ILLNESS AT SCHOOL
If the situation arises in which a student needs to use their cell phone for any reason, they may do so with administrative permission and supervision. If a student feels ill at school, they must follow procedures and go to the nurse. Students cannot have parents call them out of school for personal illness without seeing the nurse.
Work Permit Instructions
Obtain an application for a minor work permit in the school office.
Student will return the completed form with one of the valid forms of ID. Mrs. Sprinzl will process the application.
Please allow 24 hours turn around on work permits.
Have an amazing weekend with family and friends!
Douglas Murray, Principal