Welcome to the third quarter. When you stop and reflect about where we are at this place in time, you begin to realize that we have crossed the midpoint of the school year while almost crossing through the ten month mark of this documented pandemic.
It has been challenging, especially over the last two months within the hybrid model. We all know that the best way to engage learning is in-person, interactive, and hands on. Our teachers and students are extraordinary. The countless hours of adjusting lessons towards (A) and (B) students is exhausting. We are extremely grateful for our staff, students, and families for staying focused on the goal.
Many have asked the question regarding when CHS will be able to be back at the 100% model. That's an honest and important question to ask. Many of you have walked our halls, and learning spaces. The high school houses five grades, nearly a hundred employees, and has forty-one classrooms. Within the recommendations of local health guidelines, and the current quarantine and positive cases--our health commissioner, and superintendent recommend that our school remain in the hybrid model. This evaluation of the Geauga County and school current COVID-19 data is discussed at length each week. The good news is that models are trending in the right direction in Geauga County. It is our goal for a return to 100% as soon as possible.
It is extremely important to all of us that we bring students back fully. It is also very important to us that we bring back students responsibly.
As we transition into next week, we will maintain the current hybrid model. The week of January 25-29 is a five day school week. Please note that we will follow the A/B rotation with Wednesday being a late-start VIRTUAL white day schedule.
Schedule for Next Week
While in-person, students will follow their class schedule and receive typical daily instruction as they have since the start of the year.
During the A/B rotation, students at home may participate in synchronous (LIVE) or asynchronous (posted) learning activities. Students at home should follow their typical class schedule working on assignments in each of their classes that must be completed by the date and time that the assignment is posted. Please see each teacher’s Google Classroom for specific instructions. Some teachers may choose to stream coursework throughout the duration of this schedule.
A/B Rotation: See below for Wednesday
Accurately tracking students’ attendance is required by the State of Ohio. While in the hybrid model, 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.
As we discussed with students and staff this week, the high school needed to disable the Infinite Campus Check-In procedures this week due to technical glitches that were overriding teacher/secretary changes at the end of each day. Attendance for virtual students are still be accounted for by the LIVE Meets, and submitting classwork posted. During the interim, in order for a student to be marked as “present” during any given class period in a remote setting, students need to check in to Google Classroom to determine if class is synchronous---and join, along with completing assigned work and submitting work 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 notified of student attendance.
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.
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
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Over 820 Tickets sold!
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CHS Principal Podcast: Winter Sports Update (AD: Doug Snyder)
Important Reminder Regarding School Fees
The following letter was sent home to families that have outstanding fees from this past fall. This letter is an important reminder for all to review.
Save the Date
CHS Parents can begin signing up for the final Parent Teacher Conferences of the year. Conferences are February 11, 2021. Likewise, on the same night, at 7:00 PM, the school counselors and administration will be presenting the District CCP Information session along with the CHS Curriculum Night. This will be a LIVE and recorded session. More details upcoming as we plan this event.
Student Work Permit
Obtain an application for minor work permit in school office.
Student will return completed form with one of the valid forms of ID. Mrs. Sprinzl will process the application.
Please allow 24 hours turn around on permits.
The C.R.E.W. would like to thank Rae Greaves, owner of Polished Salon and Boutique, as well as her amazing patrons who were giving enough during the holiday season to collect donations for Chardon High School’s Boutique.
We are so humbled by and grateful to Rae, along with each and every one of the community members who made sure that the boutique had warm winter gear and so many personal hygiene items to share with the students at Chardon High School.
Athletic Games This Weekend
Friday Night: Chardon at Perry (Boys Hoops)
Saturday Afternoon: Chardon at Madison (Girls Hoops)
Saturday Afternoon: Chardon at Mayfield (Swimming)
Have a wonderful weekend with your family!
Douglas Murray, Principal