The Captain's Call
#AdventureAwaits in the 2021-22 School Year!
Greetings Pirate Nation!
The third quarter of the school year comes to an end next month, which means we're almost in our final leg of the school year. Time sure does fly!
As always, I hope you find the information in this newsletter to be valuable. Please feel free to reach out with suggestions to make it even better.
All my best,
Principal, Cedarville High School
Important Upcoming Dates
February 22: ACT Workkeys Assessment for Workkeys seniors
February 25: 8th Graders tour the high school
March 1 & 3: Freshman Orientation
March 1: Statewide Junior ACT
March 11: End of the Third Quarter
March 14: 3rd Quarter Parent Night--PI Day: STEAM Your ♥ Out!
March 16: CELEBRATION! Every student who has all assignments turned in and assessments complete will have an hour-long celebration!
March 17: Band leaves for Disney!
March 21-25: Spring Break (No School)
March 28: Classes Resume
April 18 - 22: ACT Aspire-- 9am start time for juniors and seniors
April 19: Parent-Teacher Conferences
April 28/29: Senior Semester Exams
May 6: Graduation
We invite all families to RSVP using the link or the QR code in the invitation so that we can customize each student's experience!
In Case of Inclement Weather:
With regards to potential inclement weather this week, teachers will be sending home AMI (Alternate Method of Instruction) packets on Wednesday. Students will have two days for every day missed to make up the work and turn it in. Submission of the AMI work counts as the students' attendance for those inclement weather days. We are grateful to the state of Arkansas for allowing us to use AMI days so that we do not have to make up the days during the summer!
You can read the Cedarville High School AMI plan here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1V8kXiBbb_FqnW-seZy7OAAKE4uYCRkmqzi0weObr3Jk/edit?usp=sharing
In Case You Missed It:
Testing Season Has Arrived!
Did you know that state assessments make up the majority of our school grade? Why? Because this is how the state of Arkansas ensures that we are teaching your children what they need to know to be successful in life.
All students can work on test preparation from home or school through the free OnToCollege.com website! See below for details.
Hard Work Pays Off
Free Test Prep Courses!
CHS Students now have free test prep and study skills access through https://www.ontocollege.com/. Snag your login information from Ms. Cochran, Mrs. Gillespie, or Mrs. Pelt to get started!
ACT Registration Dates
The ACT provides valuable information to colleges AND career professionals about your knowledge and skills. Register today for your next ACT test!
You can schedule your drivers test online at telegov.egov.com/aspdlskills/!
Free Test Prep Courses!
ACT Registration Dates
Did You Know?
Each course offered in Arkansas public schools has a unique course code. Only a certified teacher with a matching licensure code can teach that course.
You can read the educational standards for all Arkansas courses here: https://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/Offices/learning-services/curriculum-support/arkansas-academic-standards
You can read the graduation requirements for the state of Arkansas here: https://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/Files/Arkansas-Graduation-Requirements-061521_20210615140952.pdf
Strengthening In-Class Instruction
Here's what you need to know:
- Students will receive three “leave the room” passes per quarter per teacher.
- Students must leave their cell phones in the classroom in order to be permitted to leave the classroom.
- Students may not leave the classroom during direct instruction.
- There is a 2 minute limit in the bathroom (barring extenuating circumstances).
- No bags are allowed in bathrooms.
- Students must adhere to the posted limit of people in the bathroom.
The use of cell phones is prohibited in classrooms at Cedarville High School unless the instructor has a valid, instructional purpose for the use of the cell phone.
- Students will follow the clearly posted procedures for cell phones in each classroom or will be subject to disciplinary action.
- Cell phones are prohibited from exam rooms during state assessments.
- Refusal to follow procedures = 1 day loss of privilege
- 2nd offense = 1 week loss of privilege
- 3rd offense = 6 weeks loss of privilege
- 4th offense = 1 semester loss of privilege
Additionally, any student who sends mean, harassing, or threatening texts; instigates a fight; or enters into a physical altercation will have cell phone privileges revoked.
Please remember that the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) protects the privacy of student education records. Because of FERPA, we can only communicate information about a student to that student's parents or guardians. Please know that we are supporting all students in meeting our standards, even if you do not receive information about students who are not your child.
Don't Stress--Free Tutoring is Available!
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About Cedarville High School
Our vision is a thriving Cedarville community that is continuously reinvigorated by the life-long learners at CHS.