The 3Cs Connection

Student & Parent Newsletter for CCC - September 2022

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Welcome Back

Hello Cyclone families,

We hope you and your families are well and enjoying the last few days of summer. We have been busy preparing for the return of students and are excited that your student will be joining us in-person at Chesapeake Career Center.

Please enjoy this edition of The 3Cs Connection, a monthly newsletter for Chesapeake Career Center families and another way we strive to increase communication and strengthen our Cyclone Community. We have included LOTS of important information in this Back to School edition to prepare for the school year. Please take a moment to review with your student before the start of school Tuesday, September 6, 2022.

For updates, please check our website and follow us on social media:

Twitter - @cpkcareercenter

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With Cyclone Pride,

Dr. Kelly Kitchens

Click here to read more about our administrative team.

Chesapeake Career Center Faculty and Staff

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The programs at CCC are skills-based, hands-on, and equipment centered. It is imperative that students arrive every day prepared to learn. Transportation to and from CCC is provided by Chesapeake Public Schools transportation department from your home high school. In addition, students who want to drive can purchase a $10 parking permit. Please see the CCC website for parking information.

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CCC Daily Schedule

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OFF AND AWAY - Cellphone Policy

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CCC Student Handbook

Please take a moment and review the student handbook before school starts.
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Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports

Our school-wide theme is “CCC is who we are…RISE is what we do”. This theme supports our Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) initiative that has been adopted by many Chesapeake Public Schools including the Chesapeake Career Center. During the first few weeks of school, students will learn about the expectations that have been established for all students attending CCC. Our expectations are centered around practices that keep students safe and engaged in learning.

RISE stands for: Respect, Integrity, Safety, and Excellence. Throughout the year, the staff of CCC will continue to review these positive behavioral expectations in order to increase students’ academic achievement and decrease behavior infractions. Students will be eligible for rewards and incentives throughout the year when they display that they have mastered the behavioral expectations. We will also continue to contact parents via phone or email when student behaviors of concern are observed. It is our hope that by informing parents of what is taking place at school, the behaviors can be corrected and student referrals to administration is minimized.

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Welcome to our new School Counseling Director, Ms. LaRhonda Brinkley. Ms. Brinkley is available to students by appointment or email. Please stop by the main office, call 547-0134, or email for assistance.
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Community Partner Spotlight

Thank you to our community partners, Comfort Systems of VA, for recognizing our HVAC students at their annual Apprenticeship Banquet. We also appreciate their financial commitment to Chesapeake Career Center. Comfort Systems of Virginia, Inc. is a General Contractor specializing in HVAC, Plumbing and Sheet Metal services. Comfort Systems is comprised of a knowledgeable staff and work force that are very sensitive to the quality of workmanship that is required in our industry.

Preparing Today's Students for Tomorrow's Careers

CCC Summer Camps

We were excited to have almost 100 rising 9th - 11th graders participate in summer camp at CCC. Five camps ran the last week of June. CPS students were excited to participate in the following camps:

Camp Scrubs offered a hands-on exploratory health science experience allowing students to explore pharmacy technician, dental assisting, and nursing careers.

Camp Glamour explored self-care and the beauty that comes from within while participating in hair, makeup, and nail workshops in a simulated salon.

Camp Collision was an immersive, hands-on experience that allowed students to conduct minor repair techniques and explore the art of vehicle detailing.

Camp Car Care learned the basics of car care and maintenance and got a feel for the work that mechanics do to keep our vehicles safe and operational.

Camp 911 enjoyed learning about the fast-paced, lifesaving environment of a 911 call center coupled with the reactionary response of a firefighting unit.

Information on next year's camps will be posted in the spring.

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