Principal's Message

Weekly update

Week Of June 1st - June 4th

"At NCHS every student graduates college and career ready with 21st century skills."

PORTRAIT OF A CAROLINE GRADUATE IN-PERSON AND VIRTUAL

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Message from the Principal's Desk

Bulldog Families,


All of the important details are in the update below for graduates and their families.


The top things to remember are:


  • Graduates must be at NCHS by 5:15 pm on Graduation Night on June 1st, dressed in their cap and gown, cords, etc.
  • Each graduate gets 4 tickets, every person entering graduation MUST have a ticket; no ticket means no entry! Each graduate's family of 4 will sit in a pod facing their graduate.
  • Guests, please dress for the weather. You will be seated outdoors on the stadium field. Masks are not required for graduation.
  • Enjoy the evening celebrating your child's accomplishments!


June 1: 5:15pm Seniors arrive to designated staging area to get organized prior to

ceremony


4:30pm Guests can enter stadium (After considering the most recent direction from the CDC and state healthcare partners, CCPS has advised that masks will not be required at graduation ceremonies. Masks may still be worn based on individual choice, and it is expected everyone will be kind with regard to other people’s choices).


5:30pm Senior Slideshow (in stadium)(livestream begins)


6:00pm Graduation Ceremony in the NCHS stadium


(students will be photographed after they receive diploma - order forms

have been sent home)


General CCPS Graduation Reminders:

  • Each graduate has been provided four tickets for the ceremony. Chairs will be set up in ‘pods’ of four. It is important for all seniors and guests to understand that seating has been carefully arranged with a variety of considerations in mind, and chairs may not be moved from their location.

  • For years, we’ve held graduation ceremonies indoors and are very familiar with that process. This year, an outdoor ceremony with pandemic restrictions presents a whole new set of challenges, including but not limited to the audio-visual logistics. NCHS and CCPS staff from many departments and several outside contractors form a very large team working hard to make this a great day for seniors and families.

  • Months of planning by so many people should ensure a perfect event. However, we hope that if we do have any unexpected issues that everyone will show patience, grace and understanding.

  • Remember that the most important part of the day will be the fact that we are all together in one place at the same time, celebrating seniors. #classof2021 #ONETEAM



Upcoming events:

6/1 Graduation 6:00pm

6/8 - all B day finals English 9 and Math (Freshmen)
6/10 - all A day finals English 9 and Math (Freshmen)

6/11 make-ups (Students go to B Day) (Freshmen)

6/10 Finals block 2, and 4 (Underclassmen)

6/11 Finals block, 1 and 3, device collection by teacher (Underclassmen)

6/11 Last day Laptop/Kajeet collection (Underclassmen)

6/14 Q4 grades will be stored at noon 6/14

6/22 Report Cards will be mailed to students



Matt Spiker

Principal NCHS

Laptop Collection

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Senior Return

Seniors can start turning in your laptops on Tuesday after your final once you have finished everything. Seniors can bring them to school on Wednesday and Thursday between 7:30 and 3:30. Lastly seniors can bring them on Friday at graduation practice. You must turn in your laptop, charger, and case as well as a Kajeet if we assigned one to you. Please call the school if you have any questions.

Underclassman Return

Underclassman will return their laptops on Friday June 11th after their 3rd period finals. Students will go to 4th period to turn in laptops, chargers, case and a kajeet if you were assigned one. Please know that if you do not turn these items in, they will go on your obligations. If you have any questions please reach out to the school.


Students that are virtual can drop their laptops off in the main office.


If you are signed up for summer school, you will keep your laptop and return it after you have finished summer school.

PBIS

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STUDENT BARKS

Each week teachers recognize students for showing how they BARK like a bulldog. The following students are being recognized this week for being ready, acting responsibly, respecting others, and demonstrating that knowledge is power.


Mr. MCCORMICK

Ella O'Keefe

Nich Oechsler

Christa Siljeholm

Mallory Frase

Meredith Miller

Colby Graves

Stevie Lyles


A pleasure to have in class.


Mrs. DVORAK

Glenn Leynes

Allison Lingard

Taylor Mitchell

Avalon Robuck

Tailor D'Adamo

Rylei DeFord

Allysia Smith

Lillian Williams

Alexis Millard

Lexi Lambert

Alayna Stafford

Ashley Wildt

Zach Bast

Hayden Jackson

Izzy Ringgold

Morgan Stafford


Mr. BUFFENMYER

Barks to all the seniors, congratulations, you made it! We're all very proud of you!


Barks to the NCNN crew, thanks for doing a great job with the announcements all year!


Ms. BRITTINGHAM

Jyelynn Whiting for finishing strong in English 9.

Timmy Moore for great use of flextime and improving his grade in English 9.

Alex Syring for keeping on top of classes while virtual.

Naisa Nelson for building her confidence and finishing strong in English 9. You are ready to take on 10th grade with tenacity and 'tude!

Jack Bacorn for the level of respect he shows his teachers and peers -- and the great job he has done in English 9.

Jaqheim Bell for a great work ethic and great grade in English 9.

Nick Whitson for improvement in grades from 3rd quarter to 4th quarter in 4 of 5 classes! Great job!


Mrs. GOWE

All of my seniors:

Wendy Bartolon Mendez

Kyler Boyd

Natavia King

Autumn Collier

Shaylin Conaway

TaiJere Dotson

Darion Quarles

Cassidy O'Keefe

Shaylin Taschler

Alberta Williams

Dylan Zdunowski

Lucas Sloan

Kim Bartolon Rodriquez

Deisy Orozco Fuentes

Samantha Cash

Chelsea Cox

Andrew Dixon

Kattie Hutchinson

Nadia Jacobs

Ella Keaton

Allyson Lawry

Jenna Manois

Ashley Roblero Velasquez

Kylie Wilt


Mrs. Livingstone

BARKS to all the AP Langers who took their big exam this week. You have each shown so much growth in your writing. I'm very proud of you!


Ms. Mahoney

Navon Ewell

Makayla McClung

Kayla Manning

Riley Schall

Kaylee Johnson

Riley Webster

Alissa Allen

Vasti Carreto-Gomez


Mrs. SMITH

Yeyson Hernandez...Amazing job this year!!!

Javier Perez has really been focused and working hard.

Thank you Erick Lopez for helping a student understand their work.

Magdalia Soto, Alex Lopez and Sherly Lopez for always showing up, staying focused and completing their work!


Ms. Mielke

BARKS to all of my SENIORS for completing English 12. I will miss you all!


Mrs. BAKER

Barks to Leilani Toulson for working hard on several tasks I asked her to do!!


Barks to Ally Breeding for working hard in cosmetology and staying focused in challenging situations!!

Yearbook

Important Yearbook News:

The Yearbook websites' credit card ordering system is now

fully operational (after a compromise issue).

The Cinco de Mayo special runs until the end of the month:

$50 for a yearbook and FREE name stamp.

to order go to:


www.yearbookordercenter.com


Senior parents, don't forget you can also

place custom ads for your graduate, design and order your adds at:


www.yearbookordercenter.com

Seniors

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NEW GRADUATION PAGE ON OUR WEBSITE

Please check out the new tab on our NCHS Website for up-to-date graduation information!

Graduation Reminders and Updates

Update: After considering the most recent direction from the CDC and state healthcare

partners, CCPS has advised that masks will not be required at graduation ceremonies. Masks

may still be worn based on individual choice, and it is expected everyone will be kind with

regard to other people’s choices.


Reminder 1: Each graduate has been provided four tickets for the ceremony. Chairs will be set

up in ‘pods’ of four and clearly labeled with names. It is important for all seniors and guests to

understand that seating has been carefully arranged with a variety of considerations in mind,

and chairs may not be moved from their location.


Reminder 2: For years, we’ve held graduation ceremonies indoors and have that process down

to a science. This year, an outdoor ceremony with pandemic restrictions presents a whole new set of challenges, including but not limited to the audio-visual logistics. (CRHS - NCHS) and CCPS staff from many departments and several outside contractors form a very large team working hard to make this a great day for seniors and families.


Months of planning by so many people should ensure a perfect event. However, we hope that if we do have any unexpected issues that everyone will show patience, grace and understanding. Remember that the most important part of the day will be the fact that we are all together in one place at the same time, celebrating seniors. #ONETEAM

CCPS will be Live Streaming NCHS graduation. Watch online anywhere at- carolineschools.org and northcarolinehs.org and northcarolinehs.org/2021-graduation



Graduation Dress Code:

· Caps may be appropriately decorated

Any unapproved or inappropriate caps found on the day of graduation will be covered with blue paper


· You MUST wear your cap, gown, and tassel


· Females: Dress pants or dress, mid-thigh or mid-calf in length, dress shoes, no flip flops, dress sandals are ok. Make sure you can walk in your shoes


· Males: White or light-colored solid button-down shirt, regular or bow tie, dark dress pants, no jeans, no shorts, no tennis shoes, or work boots.


Class Picture in Cap & gown – order forms will be sent at a later date - $15 Due the day of Picture 5/28


Class Picnic - (free) immediately after graduation practice.

Bring a beach towel or blanket to sit on.


GRADUATION TICKETS WILL BE HANDED OUT AFTER PRACTICE

Graduation Ceremony:

· EVERY HUMAN requires a ticket (all children regardless of age must have a ticket)


· Each senior receives 4 tickets for guests to attend. These guests will be seated together in a designated section.


· Call guidance if you have a guest who needs a sign language translator.


· Strawbridge will be here to take pictures when you get your diploma

To order graduation photos go to www.strawbridge.net


· Call guidance after May 3rd if you have a guest who needs handicap seating/parking



· All obligations including Cafeteria balances must be paid and all technology (laptop Kajeet) must be turned in before graduation tickets are issued.


June 1st - Graduation 6 pm, Doors open at 4:30 pm

Seniors report to the large gym no later than 5:15 pm for line up

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Please be aware that the last day of school, June 11, is a full day for students. As explained in a previous news release, in order to transport students while adhering to CDC guidelines, CCPS increased bus runs to three daily and adjusted the student schedule accordingly. However, given those circumstances, a half day of school cannot be accommodated.


Athletics/Clubs

Following the latest guidance provided by the state, students will no longer be required to wear face coverings while outside on school property if they are physically distanced. Face coverings may still be worn based on individual choice, and it is expected everyone will be kind with regard to other people’s choices. Students and staff are still required to wear face coverings while inside school buildings.


In addition, updated guidelines for schools have been provided:


  • COVID-19 Symptoms: Any students or staff with fever of 100.4 or higher, sore throat, cough, difficulty breathing, diarrhea or vomiting, new onset of severe headache (especially with fever), or new loss of taste or smell they should not report to school and follow up with their health care provider.


  • Quarantining: Individuals who have been exposed to COVID-19 and are not fully vaccinated, are awaiting a test result, have tested positive, or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 should stay home from school until released from their health care provider or the health department.

Log into PowerSchool

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Log into PowerSchool using your laptop.


Use this link to access PowerSchool

https://carolinecps.powerschool.com/public/home.html

  • On the left side of the screen, click on the "My Schedule" tab
  • To organize classes by S2 go to the Trm column and click the arrow


If you do not know your student PowerSchool login information, email Mrs. Wilkins at wilkins.hope@ccpsstaff.org

Administration and Guidance Counselors

Administration:

Mr. Matt Spiker - Principal

Ms. Erin Adams - Assistant Principal

Ms. Jeannine Necessary - Assistant Principal

Dr. Steve Garner - Administrator


Guidance Counselors:

Ms. Virgina Belay (A-D)

Ms. Lori Crisafulli (E-L)

Ms. Jackie Holtzman (M-R)

Ms. Tricia Bolduc (S-Z)


Technology issues please contact:

410-479-1464

support@ccpsstaff.org