The image above is hybrid of the Champion logo blended with a little Chardon pick axe flare. I created this weeks ago. Like I have time, right...
Creating digital art relaxes me in between all of the constant running in place. We all need something that we can go to during the difficulties of these unsettling times.
Our students are so adaptable. They have faced so many adjustments to their high school life. They adjust and have such a champion spirit. They amaze me more and more each day. We love them so much.
Our teachers have evolved into extraordinary technological ninjas. I told a teacher today that once we get out of this pandemic--we will be master chefs of education. We will be able to serve so many different ways to reach students to meet the goals of the class. It hasn't been easy, but they have been amazing. They know how much that Mr. Higham, Mr. Bandiera, and I love them.
This week, the high school moved onto the 50/50 model. The week went really well. It wasn't easy at all on any of us (you included); the more we see students in person the stronger our connection will be and learning will have a better chance to be mastered. In this Week in Reflection, I wanted to remind each of you of the plan for next week.
CHS Hybrid Model Details 2020-2021
Please note that a change to the hybrid model WILL impact the 100% virtual (blue) instructional model. These students will follow the 50/50 bell schedule. Furthermore, these details apply to those who are enrolled in in-person learning. Should the district move to a 100% remote instructional model, additional details that impact all high school students would be shared.
All students in person were assigned to an A / B family group as utilized during the first week of school. Since Blue Model students attend virtually, they are not assigned to a group and attend classes based on their daily schedule. Any families who are not sure of their family group assignment should first check Infinite Campus prior to contacting the CHS main office.
Students enrolled (in-person) at Chardon High School will attend school in the building based on the assigned family group on the following days; keep in mind that transportation will run at the regular times:
While in-person, students will follow their class schedule and receive typical daily instruction as they have since the start of the year.
While learning virtually, students will participate in asynchronous learning activities. This means students will not have a strict schedule to follow, but will have work assigned in each of their classes that must be completed by the date and time that the assignment is assigned. Please see each teacher’s Google Classroom for specific instructions. Some teachers may choose to stream coursework throughout the duration of this schedule.
Accurately tracking students’ attendance is required by the State of Ohio. While in a hybrid or 100% virtual situation, students have an increased responsibility in this process. Please contact the school at 440-285-4057 (press 1) to notify the school of any absence or appointments during the school day.
In order for a student to be marked as “present” during any given class period in a remote setting, two things must occur:
2. All assigned work must be completed and submitted by the date and time that it is assigned by each teacher.
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.
While learning from home if the district is in a hybrid model, students should, on average, anticipate approximately 3-4 hours of required work each day. Please remember that this is a full day of school.
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.
Students will be required to complete activities mostly independently and will be from programs, routines, and procedures of which they are familiar with using while in-person.
All teachers will have office hours scheduled for Thursday and Friday at 8:00 AM. This is an opportunity to receive assistance from your teacher. Teachers will provide you with information for accessing them (the teacher) during this time.
A/B Rotation at a Glance (A quick reference of Week to Week in the Orange Model)
Video from the First Week of School (Re-watch this video to understand the schedules)
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.)
Principal Mr. Douglas Murray firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant Principal Mr. Ryan Bandiera email@example.com
Assistant Principal Mr. Douglas Higham firstname.lastname@example.org
Social Worker Mrs. Joan Blackburn email@example.com
Resource Office Officer Carlson firstname.lastname@example.org
Nurse Mrs. Jan Hoffman Janice.Hoffmann@chardonschools.org
A-G Mr. Hurlbut email@example.com
H-O Mrs. Hetrick firstname.lastname@example.org
P-Z Mr. Kovach email@example.com
Counselor Mrs. Tupaz firstname.lastname@example.org
Schedule Through Thanksgiving Break
As shared above, we are deploying the A/B Model at Chardon High School beginning on Monday, November 9-- November 24. (November 25-27 is Thanksgiving Break)
More details will follow leading into the week of Thanksgiving regarding the schedule for Monday, November 30.
Monday, November 16: Periods 1, 3, 5, 7 (black schedule) (A) Students at School/ (B) Students at Home
Tuesday, November 17: Periods 1, 3, 5, 7 (black schedule) (B) Students at School/ (A) Students at Home
Wednesday, November 18: VIRTUAL FOR ALL STUDENTS Periods 1-7
Thursday, November 19: Periods Topper Time/Circuit, 2, 4, 6, (red schedule) (A) Students at School/ (B) Students at Home
Friday, November 20: Periods Topper Time/Circuit, 2, 4, 6, (red schedule) (B) Students at School/ (A) Students at Home
SCHOOL VOTING WILL HAVE CONCLUDED BY THE TIME THIS INFORMATION IS IN THE WIR.
CHS Podcast: LIVE broadcast of Homecoming Crowning 8AM
We Care About You
Video of the Week
The Chardon Hilltoppers took on Canfield on November 6, 2020 at Chardon Memorial Field.
A message from Urban Meyer
Whether you are planning on college, a technical school, the military, or you are just not sure yet, the ASVAB Career Exploration Program can put you on the right path towards a satisfying career.
The ASVAB Career Exploration Program can help you take steps now toward finding a career that’s right for you. You can benefit from the ASVAB CEP regardless of your plans for after high school.
CHS will be offering the ASVAB on Wednesday, December 2nd and 8:00am. Students in grades 10-12 can sign up in Guidance to take advantage of this exclusive career exploration today!
Tuesday, November 17, 2020: Parent Teacher Conferences (Round 3)
Family Reference Guide (From July)
Chardon High School Student Handbook
Teacher Resources for CHS Students
Student Acceptable Use Policy
Twitter- Follow @chs_dmurray and @chardonhs
Remind 101- Text @chardonhs- to the following number 81010
Chardon High School Google Calendar
Chardon Athletics Sports Calendar
Have a great weekend with your family!
Douglas Murray, Principal