Simple Things in Life
Work is one of the greatest ways that we can give back to our community, state, country, and the world. What we do can be looked through various lenses. Regardless of our perspective, our work matters. This Monday we take time to pause our 'work' as a simple reminder of the value of our contributions. More importantly, Labor Day is an opportunity to spend quality time with our family.
It has been HOT, but soon we will see the change of scenery and be reminded how short summer is in Northeast Ohio. Yet, for most people in Chardon, we become acclimated to the upcoming season and shortened days. We remember that this is nature's way of nurturing itself after a long year. After the last year and a half, we could all appreciate a change in scenery.
This is a perfect time for each of us to remember the simple things in life: Faith, Family, and Friends. For many people in Chardon, these reminders come in all shapes and sizes. They emulate stories, memories, and a reminder of how short our time can be with people.
Faith can remind us of our own humanity, or even trusting another person. Having faith gives us a sense of hope and optimism in demonstrating our dignity to all people. The new season can provide us the opportunity to rekindle our belief and hope in humanity by the actions and responses that we demonstrate to others.
Family is the root of our own autonomy. Growing up, we depend so much on our own parents and relatives to nurture and guide us through good and bad times. As we get older, we begin to develop independence from our family and we begin to gain--and sometimes-- lose their trust. CHS students aren't immune to these changes. We value that every student has their own story, values, and routines ---but what is essential is that our children take the time to recognize the importance of how family time allows for their independence to guide their choices and behaviors.
Friends are essential to our development regardless of our age. We value the beauty of authentic communication that allows us to grow in our abilities in and out of school. Technology is a wonderful tool that allows us to communicate. It can become a double-edged sword in our ability to develop meaningful and long lasting relationships. Sending a quick message may suffice for a moment, but what interconnects us as humans is our ability to talk, share, and think in meaningful discussions.
Transitioning to school life: Faith, Family, and Friends can connect us to a bigger story; a community. I am proud to see how our community has grown and transformed our values into something bigger than words on paper. As we quickly move into this new season, seize the opportunities to spend more time with the simple things in life...because we all are experiencing how life goes in the fast-lane.
Be You, Be Kind, Be the reason someone smiles today.
ShiningStarCLE: 2nd Place finish for Olivia Nelson!
Schedule for Next Week
Monday, September 6: Labor Day (NO SCHOOL)
Tuesday, September 7: White Day Schedule
Wednesday, September 8: Red Day Schedule
Thursday, September 9: Black Day Schedule
Friday, September 10: White Day Schedule
September 7: Open House/Meet the Teachers
Open House: Meet the Teachers
The purpose of this evening is for meaningful interactions with our parents. Parents will follow their student's schedule. We understand that you might have several children in the building, and may not be able to cover all of the classes. We will enclosed Flipgrid videos (not all are posted yet) to assist you with classes that you are unable to attend.
Parents: 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 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 (Only classes: No Topper Time/or Circuit)
6th: 7:08- 7:17
The Cafeteria will be open during all OFF periods.
An Important Message from Dr. Hanlon
September 2, 2021
Dear Chardon Schools Parent/Guardian:
Our objective continues to be keeping our students engaged through in-person learning on a full-time basis in our classrooms. The Chardon Local Schools Board of Education met on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, to review the issue of requiring facial coverings for students and staff in Chardon Schools. Pursuant to Board of Education Policy 8450.01 - PROTECTIVE FACIAL MASKS/COVERINGS DURING PANDEMIC/EPIDEMIC EVENTS, the Board of Education approved a resolution requiring students and staff to wear facial masks/coverings inside the school setting effective Tuesday, September 7, 2021.
Facial masks/coverings should:
1. fully cover the mouth, nose, and chin;
2. fit snugly against the side of the face so there are no gaps;
3. not create difficulty breathing while worn; and
4. be held securely through either a tie, elastic, etc. to prevent slipping.
EXEMPTIONS TO FACIAL MASKS/ COVERINGS REQUIREMENT
Exceptions to the use of facial masks/coverings include when:
A. Facial masks/coverings in the school setting are prohibited by law or regulation;
B. Facial masks/coverings are in violation of documented industry standards;
C. Facial masks/coverings are not advisable for health reasons;
D. Facial masks/coverings are in violation of the school’s documented safety policies;
E. Facial masks/coverings are not required when the individual works alone in an assigned work area;
F. There is a functional (practical) reason for a staff member or volunteer not to wear a facial mask/covering in the workplace;
G. Settings where facial masks/coverings might present a safety hazard (i.e. science labs);
H. The individual is communicating with students who are hearing impaired or otherwise disabled, where an accommodation is appropriate or necessary;
I. The individual is actively participating in athletic practice, scrimmage, or competition that is permitted under the relevant rules and/or recommendations of the relevant agency or association;
J. The individual is seated and actively consuming food or beverage;
K. Students and staff can maintain distancing of at least three (3) feet and removal of the facial mask/covering is necessary for instructional purposes, including instruction in foreign language, English language for non-native speakers, and other subjects where wearing a facial mask/covering would prohibit participation in normal classroom activities, such as playing an instrument;
L. Students are able to maintain a distance of three (3) feet or more and a facial mask/covering break is deemed necessary by the educator supervising the educational setting;
M. An established sincerely held religious requirement exists that does not permit a facial mask/covering.
If you believe that your child/ren qualify for an exemption from the facial mask/covering requirement, you may complete the Face Covering Exemption Form HERE (this is a writable PDF form) and email the completed document to email@example.com The form is also available for download from the District Response Plan section of the district website, accessible via the top banner of the homepage. The district will be receiving the exemption forms and notifying the necessary school personnel of the student’s exemption status.
Our intent with respect to the facial mask/covering requirement is to not put students in the middle of this difficult issue. If a student arrives at school without a facial mask/covering and does not have an exemption on file, the school administrator will discuss the requirement with the student and then contact the parent to attempt to resolve the issue. Disciplinary action will not occur as a result of not wearing a facial mask/covering. However, additional violations of the Code of Conduct stemming from the decision not to wear a facial mask/covering may result in student discipline.
The following is completely voluntary on the part of the parent/guardian. Chardon Schools will add a notation in a student’s Infinite Campus record indicating vaccination status if the parent voluntarily provides proof of vaccination to the school. This information will be protected under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), and will be used only to assist in evaluating a close contact for possible quarantine. Again, sharing this information with the school is done on a purely voluntary basis.
The following information is taken directly from a guidance document distributed to school districts on August 31, 2021.
How the quarantine process works.
1. Positive case is reported to the school and/or local health department.
2. The local health department works with the school to begin the contact tracing process.
3. Schools will assist the local health department by providing lists of possible direct contacts.
4. The local health department works with the school to assess exposure risk and determines who qualifies as a direct contact through interviews with the case and school officials.
5. The local health department determines the level of exposure and decides if the direct contact needs to be quarantined. Points to consider in determining exposure level:
a. Interview with direct contact.
b. Check vaccination status.
c. Determine whether direct contact was wearing a facial mask/covering.
d. Assess direct contact’s level of exposure to determine if they spent more than 15 minutes and were less than 3 feet from the case.
6. The local health department works with the school to communicate quarantine determination to the direct contacts.
7. If voluntary compliance cannot be obtained, children or staff shall be excluded from in-person school and school activities, based on the quarantine order of the local health department, according to Ohio Revised Code 3707.16.
8. The local health department is responsible for monitoring students or staff during the quarantine period.
9. Quarantined individuals should not participate in in-person activities until they are released from quarantine by the local health department.
Please do not hesitate to contact our offices if you have questions in this regard.
Michael P. Hanlon, Jr., Ph.D.
General reminder, if your son(s) our daughter(s) do not feel well for any reason, use proper discretion before sending them to school. If they have a fever, severe headache, or feeling physically ill prior to school, it is best to keep them home for a day to rest and monitor their well-being. In any case, please contact the school if your child is going to miss school at 440-285-4057 (press 1).
CHS School Profile
One of the ways that we record school data and outcomes is through our school profile. Each year, our counselors collect information and document data points that work as a companion to the state report card. Furthermore, our district puts together a quality profile that adds further qualitative and quantitative outcomes for our families. Take some time to see the great information enclosed.
Please click HERE for all the details for the fall Drama Clubs for students in grades 6-8. Grades 4 & 5 will have their own sessions in the spring!
To sign-up, click HERE.
Questions should be directed to Mrs. Lisa-Marie French, Drama Club Director: 440.361.1826;
Science Olympiad is beginning to prepare for the season and is looking to add students to their numbers for both Division B grades (6-9) and Division C (grades 9-12). Any interested students should email Coach Emily Tusick at firstname.lastname@example.org
SUBMISSION DEADLINE for senior pictures are Friday, JANUARY 21, 2022
Requirements for your senior picture:
Submitting your senior picture:
Note: Digital submissions are much preferred and strongly recommended in order to preserve quality of the photos.
Senior Tribute Order Form 21-22
Taco Kit Fundraiser
Chardon After Prom
Chardon After Prom organizes and runs the football, soccer, and basketball concessions. The proceeds are used to give all juniors and seniors a memorable and fun after prom event in May. We need people like you to join us in any of the following:
Our meetings are the second Wednesday of every month in the high school media center. If you want more information or would like to be kept in the loop about what is happening in After Prom you can also send your email to email@example.com or call Mariana Benjamin at 440-829-7309. You can also follow us on twitter (@CAfterprom) and like us on Facebook.
We look forward to having you join us! Maybe you would like to start by signing up to work a football or soccer concession using the links below:
Important: Seamless Summer Program
We Need Your Help!
Our school is participating in a federal program called the Seamless Summer Program SSO. This program allows all children in our school to eat at no charge. However, some education programs we provide are funded with state dollars.
We will no longer be collecting Free and Reduced-Price Applications This year, instead, we must collect the Household Income Survey. This form helps us collect household information for all students attending SSO schools. Without this information, SCHOOL NAME could lose important state funding for educational programs that our students are entitled to.
What You Can Do
Please take a moment to complete the form and return it to your student’s school. The Household Income Survey captures information and ensures the district/school receives state funding for education programs.
We’re excited to offer no-cost meals to all students and appreciate your help. In order to continue to offer this program, we must If you have any questions, please contact Josephine Culliton at 440-286-0425.
Principal's Podcast: Episode 3, Season 4- Boy's Soccer Preview
Images of the Week: Boy's Soccer
Senior Citizens are FREE
Mr. Murray’s YouTube Page
Video Announcements: Link for the Morning Announcements
Week in Reflection: This is the Weekly Publication for Parents/Students/Staff
Chardon High School: Program of Study
Chardon High School Bell Schedule; Google Document of our bell schedule
Chardon High School Student Handbook
Teacher Resources for CHS Students (Work in Progress)
Student Acceptable Use Policy (All Students Must Sign)
Chardon High School Google Calendar
Chardon Athletics Sports Calendar
Remind101 Text Message: https://www.remind.com/join/chs21-22
Twitter- Follow @chs_dmurray @chardonhs @toppernation @chs_AP_Higham @mrs_bondi
Have a beautiful weekend with your families and friends!
Douglas Murray, Principal