Chancellor Charger Weekly Update
News You Can Use for the Week of January 11, 2021
From the Principal
Greeting Chancellor Chargers,
I hope that you all had a great weekend. Report cards are now available for viewing in Studentvue & Parentvue. As you look at the grades, please keep in mind that we are aware that many of our students are still struggling to submit assignments and participating in class as this school year is unlike any other. Please do not hesitate to reach out to your student's teachers if you have any questions. They will be glad to explain the grade that your student has earned. In the case of failing grades, they will also share with you grade recovery opportunities in which your student can participate.
As a reminder, we will remain in 100% distance/virtual learning mode through Friday, January 15th. Students will learn from home and there will be no bus service. We will be following the regular schedule with all students having virtual synchronous classes on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Wednesday will be an asynchronous learning day where students will have assignments to do on their own and teachers will be accessible during set office hours. Students will still need to sign in on Wednesdays. All students are being asked to fill out an online attendance form (found here) daily within the first 10 minutes of every class for every class that they have. The attendance form can also be found on the CHHS Student Dashboard as well as teachers' classroom webpages. Students must also report for their online classes. Parents and guardians, thank you so much for your support and patience as we continue to navigate through this unprecedented time. Have a wonderful week.
Leading the Charge!
Cassandra Crawford, Principal
We will have two ASVAB testing dates. Friday, February 5th (Group 2 students) and Tuesday, February 9th (Group 1 students). The test will be administered at 8 AM in the library. Students who are 100% virtual will need to provide their own transportation. Please use this link to sign up.
Good evening all.
If you are interested in watching our winter teams complete...we are broadcasting our games on the NFHS network.
To view events.....you simply create an account on the nfhs website, pay the monthly subscription fee, and then you can view these games. We currently have a camera in the gym and a camera in the stadium so any event in those areas will be broadcasted live. https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/
You can watch our home games and many away games....once you pay for a monthly or yearly subscription - you get to watch any game on the NFHS site. Currently just in our area (Chancellor, Courtland, Spotsylvania, Massaponax, Riverbend, King George, James Monroe, and others have these cameras) so any game at these schools you can view LIVE or watch later in the on-demand area.
CHHS Distance Learning/Virtual Bell Schedule Jan. 4-Jan. 15th, 2021
To avoid classes being split by lunches, a slight revision to the bell schedule was made so that all students will have the same lunch break at the same time from 10:35-11:20. Thanks for your understanding.
1st/5th Block 7:35 ~ 9:00
2nd/6th Block 9:05 ~ 10:30
LUNCH- ALL CLASSES 10:35 -11:20
3rd/7th Block 11:25 ~ 12:50
4th/8th Block 12:55 ~ 2:20
Follow our Winter sports teams practice and game schedules as well as our Fall and Spring sports that are conducting offseason conditioning by visiting our website
- Click on the calendar tab for specific sport details
Home events....at this time fans are not allowed to attend sporting events but you can watch these events live thru the NFHS network.
(Many away events in our area can be viewed on this site as well.)
Fall Sports Tryouts
...be sure you have a current physical on file prior to tryouts
...Football and Competition Cheer tryouts start on Feb. 4
...Volleyball, Field Hockey, and Cross Country tryouts start on Feb. 15
Message from the CHHS Counseling Department
If you would like a printed copy of your student's report card mailed to you, please contact our counseling department.
Favorite Class Challenge:
In an effort to help you all with scheduling this year, we are trying something new... #FavoriteClassChallenge. We are attempting to have students make a 60-second video about their favorite elective class...What is it? Why should someone take it? How does the class prepare YOU for your future plans?
Click on the link below to check out a video presentation that gives all of the specifics:
Kiwanis Seeking Nominations for "Teenager of the Year"
Kiwanis is an organization committed to serving the children of our world and making an impact in our local communities. Kiwanis can be found in 85 nations throughout our world and has over 250,000 members, each of whom is committed to service. The Kiwanis family now has a program for youth at each level of their educational career (elementary, middle, high, and college). The Capital District is seeking applicants for the 2020- 2021 Teenager of the Year Award.
The purpose of this award is to give recognition to deserving teenagers for their academic achievements, citizenship, service to their school and community, growth and responsibility in his/her family unit, character, and leadership performance. The Teenager of the Year Award welcomes applications from young people between the ages of 13 and 18 (not yet age 19).
Applicants will be judged on a local level, and have the opportunity to progress through the competition at other regional levels. The overall winner at the district level will be awarded the title of 2020- 2021 Capital District Teenager of the Year, a cash award of $2,500, and a trip with their parents/guardians to the Kiwanis District Convention currently scheduled to be held in Roanoke, VA August 20-22, 2021.
The application can be found at https://k03.site.kiwanis.org/toy/ and can be submitted anytime through February 01, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. The application is extensive. Before completing, applicants must read and adhere to the specific guidelines that can also be found at the above link.
Nominations for the Inaugural Class of the Chancellor Athletic Hall of Fame
Chancellor High School has a long history of athletic excellence which was established in 1989 and continues today. There have been many great athletes that have walked the hallways of Chancellor High School, but few have known of their great athletic accomplishments. To properly celebrate the wonderful accomplishments of these great players, coaches, teams, and contributors, the Chancellor Community will be establishing The Chancellor Hall of Fame. Please help us in honoring these wonderful Chancellor athletes and contributors by submitting a nomination. See the forms below.
If your student is signed up to take the PSAT/NMSQT on Tuesday, January 26th. This will now be an asynchronous instructional day so no students will be in the building at Chancellor except PSAT testers. There will NOT be any transportation provided. You will have to provide transportation for your student for them to test. Testing will begin promptly at 7:35 am. Students will receive an email prior to test day with their testing location and signs will be posted on test day.
Students may access the Student Guide for testing at https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/pdf/psat-nmsqt-student-guide.pdf. This booklet provides sample questions as well information about the length of each test. The PSAT results can be linked with Khan Academy to help students prepare for the SAT. Scores typically take at least 2 months. If your student does not already have a College Board account, they may create one ahead of time. They should use the same email address when completing the demographic information for PSAT that they use when accessing their College Board account.
STUDENTS MUST BRING WITH THEM TWO #2 PENCILS (NOT MECHANICAL) AND A CALCULATOR (SCIENTIFIC OR GRAPHING). Testing will likely end between 11:45 and 12:00.
Here's the 2nd Episode of the Chancellor High Plugged in Podcast Discussing the Community College Experience with Chancellor Alumna Carolyn Berg
MESSAGE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT
We have just completed our first week of the second semester. Thank you to our students, staff, and families for your continued flexibility and understanding, especially in light of the instructional model shift we made prior to this week. Though we are hopeful and can now see a clearer light in the distance, we have needed to continue adjusting to the fluid circumstances of this crisis. In support of our transition to virtual learning, it is readily apparent that school staff are communicating with families and working hard to meet students’ needs.
Below are some announcements and reminders as we look to the week ahead:
Announcements & Reminders
On Wednesday, the School Board held a public hearing on the topic of a potential renaming of Robert E. Lee Elementary School. Just as a reminder, all school board meetings can be accessed by online at https://www.regionalwebtv.com/spotsysb or viewed on Cable TV at Comcast Channel 17, Cox Channel 18, and Verizon Channel 36. On Monday, January 11th, the School Board will hold its general meeting for this month. Following a closed session of the board, the general portion of the meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. As has been routine since last spring, we will provide a report, including updates, of the status and many on-going considerations related to our Return To Learn planning. Linked here is the updated meeting notice, indicating that this meeting will be conducted virtually.
As was indicated in the letter shared with families on January 1st, we are continuing to monitor the fluid impact of COVID-19, both in our community and directly on the school system. Our goal remains to resume the blend of hybrid in-person and optional virtual learning on January 19th. We do understand that advance notice of any changes in scheduling is very important to our students, families, and staff. The most significant challenge is the increasing surge in cases and positivity rates in our community coupled with the direct impact of COVID-19 on our staff, affecting our capacity to mitigate and deliver safe, effective in-person learning. Understanding that, should it become necessary to make any other schedule changes, we will strive to provide as much advance notice as possible.
As a reminder, our COVID-19 Dashboard is updated weekly and can be viewed in the Return to Learn section on each school’s website or by clicking this link: SCPS COVID-19 Dashboard. Also on our webpage is a link to the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) Dashboard. This site provides data and statistics regarding COVID-19 positivity rates and cases per 100,000 by locality, region, and state.
On Tuesday December 22nd, 14 days worth of breakfasts, lunches, and dinners were distributed via the Emergency Covid 19 distribution process. The total number of meals distributed to our community families was 454,822.
We have received ALL the student devices (Chromebooks)! The Instructional Technology team is diligently getting them ready for student use. As the devices become available, they are being sent to the schools.
There are approximately 100 hotspots left across the school division. We are gathering information to determine if there is a need to order additional hotspots.
The mobile hotspots have been placed in the following location parking lots throughout the county:
7XPRESS (2976 Partlow Rd, Partlow, VA 22534)
Dollar General (5720 Courthouse Rd. Spotsylvania, VA 22551)
Belmont Community Center (7124 Belmont Rd, Mineral, VA 23117)
Super Value Inn (5321 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Fredericksburg, VA 22408)
Stay 4 Less (5308 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Fredericksburg, VA 22408)
Garden Inn (5308 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Fredericksburg, VA 22408)
Todd's Tavern (10719 Catharpin Rd. Spotsylvania, VA 22553)
Dollar General (1500 New Bridge Rd, Mineral, VA 23117)
With the multitude of challenges and compounding stressors our students, staff, and families are experiencing right now, we understand that it can be difficult for our children of all ages to process and manage. It is important to remember that we are here for you and your children. If you need support, please reach out to your child’s teacher, principal, or counselor. We have resources that can help you talk with and support your child.
Please stay safe. Together, we will remain Spotsy Strong.
Dr. S. Scott Baker