THE CHURCHILL CATCH UP
What You Need To Know
September 21, 2023
The COMMUNITY in Churchill Community High School
When I look up the definition of community I find the words: same place, common goals, care, diverse, celebrate, support and connection. As a school we have all of these. Each of you chose this same place with a common goal to graduate. You are all diverse and your situations are all different, use this as an opportunity to learn from one another and celebrate each other. Creating connections with one another and staff will help you along the way. These connections create positive relationships that lead to care and support of each other.
Please keep your goal of graduation first, embrace our diversity, create connections and
celebrate your successes!
Lockdown Drill: Friday 9/22
On Friday, 9/22, we will be holding our first lockdown drill of the year. Each year we do a number of drills in order to be prepared to use one in a real situation. The drills include practice for fire, tornado and shelter in place scenarios.
In Royal Oak we have three ways to describe a shelter in place situation.
- Secure Mode
- Classroom and perimeter doors are locked, hallways are empty, AND our regular classroom routines continue
- Reason: Non-school-related police issue in neighborhood or issue on the property that is being addressed
- Medical Secure Mode
- Classroom doors are locked, hallways are empty, AND our regular classroom routines continue
- Reason: Medical or mental health issue that requires response to protect student privacy and safety
- Lock classroom doors, barricade doors, move to safe location in classroom, remain silent, follow adults' directions
- REASON: Threat within the building
Attendance Policy Overview
Although excused absences are counted in our attendance policy, teachers may allow students to make up missed assignments/points with an excused absence.
The number of minutes for tardies will be tracked by teachers and may count as a day of absence.
Hours 1 and 3: 90 minutes will result in an absence and count towards the 5
Hour 2: 50 minutes will result in an absence and count towards the 5
TERM 1 ATTENDANCE POLICY NOTIFICATIONS COMING THIS WEEK
Students that have exceeded their 5 absences and have not made arrangements or attempts to make up time and work will be notified this week. Students affected will receive an E for paused classes. Students will be expected to return in person for term 2, starting October 10.
Afternoons at CCHS
AFTERNOONS ARE AN UNUSED OPPORTUNITY!!!
During the afternoons students can do the following:
- Make up time due to absences or tardies
- This is the number one way to reduce time that you have missed by being out of school for any reason
- Complete/Makeup work
- Meet with teachers or staff for additional support and help
- Request and complete an extra class to earn additional credit
- Spend time with a trusted adult
Parking passes are expected at CCHS. There is no cost for the pass, but we need to have a record of who is parking in the lot. Please see Carrie in the main office for a parking pass.
Parking passes are available now. Students that do not have a parking pass may have their driving/parking privileges taken away.
Questions About: Credits, Schedules, Options After Graduation or Need to Talk?
Paul is our full time counselor. He is here to help for any of the above and more! His office is in the Learning Commons and he is available before and after school.
23-24 School Year Calendar
Dates to Remember
- Friday, 22nd: Lockdown Drill
- Wednesday, 4th: Count Day
- Monday, 9th: End of Term 1, 1/2 day for students
- Tuesday, 10th: First Day of Term 2
- Monday, 16th: Picture Day
- Tuesday, 17th: Picture Day
- Tuesday, 31st: 1/2 Day for students and teachers
- Tuesday, 7th: Election Day, No School for students
- Tuesday, 21st: End of Term 2, 1/2 day for students
- Wednesday-Friday, 22nd-24th: Thanksgiving Recess, No School
- Monday, 27th: First Day of Term 3
Reporting an Absence
Please remember to call Carrie in the main office to report your child's absence.
248-588-5050, ext. 1502.
Staff List and Contacts
Breakfast and Lunch Services
Every student can receive free meals in the 2023 2024 school year!
It is still very important that you fill out a free/reduced meal application. Students and families may qualify for other program fee reductions based on their eligibility for free or reduced-price meals. Federal and state education funding uses free and reduced-price eligibility.
For assistance, please contact our Food Service Department at (248) 435-8500 ext. 1123.
Ordering Breakfast and Lunch
Blessings in a Backpack
“Blessings in a Backpack” is a program designed to provide students on the free and reduced lunch program with enough food for three meals a day during the weekends. This program, sponsored by the Community Foundation of Greater Rochester, is active in Royal Oak Schools. If you agree to take part in this program during the school year, your child will receive a bag filled with food for the weekend.
For assistance, please contact Carrie in the main office.
Annual Registration Updates
You can access this through ParentConnect. If you need assistance with this please reach out to Carrie.