Chancellor Charger Weekly Update

News You Can Use for the Week Beginning October 5 , 2020

From the Principal

Greeting Chancellor Chargers,

Thank you for your continued support and patience as we finalized details of the CHHS Hybrid Plan. I have attached important information for you to review. This is an unprecedented time; however, I am convinced that we are Chancellor Strong. We will get through this together!


Leading the Charge!

Cassandra Crawford, Principal

CHHS Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Representative Hilda Solis of California

More Hispanic Americans have entered Congress since 1977 than during any other period in American history. This increase reflects a number of demographic changes and political reforms. Hispanic Americans became the second-largest ethnic group in the United States as of the 2010 Census. Alongside this demographic strength came a broader array of legislative interests and agendas. Hispanic-American Members of Congress also became more prominent which led to leadership and cabinet positions.


An accomplished legislator in the California assembly, Hilda Solis won a seat in the U.S. House from a district in Southern California after she defeated an 18-year incumbent in the primary election. In Congress, Representative Solis championed the interests of working families and women and focused on health care and environmental protection legislation. In December 2008, President-elect Barack Obama chose Representative Solis to serve as Secretary of Labor, a position she held until January 2013.


For more information refer to https://history.house.gov/Blog/2018/September/9-25-Hispanic-Heritage/

CHHS Spirit Week October 12th - 16th

Chancellor High is excited to welcome our students back into the building. The first week of Hybrid Learning will be a Spirit Week. Please use the link below to see what each day’s theme will be.

Spirit Week October 12-16


Freshman Walking Tour for Freshmen Hybrid Students

Stay tuned for more information. A personal invite will be sent to those freshmen that are returning to the building on October 12, 2020. Freshmen in very small, socially distanced groups will have the opportunity to become acclimated to the building prior to Monday, October 12th.

Important AP Information

As a reminder, a $40 deposit must be paid for each AP exam by October 23, 2020. All 20-21 AP documents are available on our school website under Students / Advanced Placement.

October 2nd Edition of The Lightning Fast Broadcast

This week's edition of the Lightning Fast Broadcast can be found here. Enjoy!

Parent Canvas Observer Accounts

Parents, If your student's teachers are using the Canvas platform, and you are looking for a way to support your students with distance learning, a Parent Canvas Observer Account is a great way to do so. Directions can be found here.

Senior Make-up Pictures and Retakes

Senior Make-up Pictures and Retakes are scheduled for October 20th and 22nd from 9 am - 4 pm. Lifetouch/Prestige will be sending information to seniors soon.

Student Tech Support

Is your student in need of tech support? There's a new tech support help form for CHHS students seeking tech help. It located on the student dashboard located at chhs.spotsylvania.k12.va.us

Virtual College Visits This Week

Monday

10/5/2020 Belmont Abbey College @1: 00 pm

10/5/2020 University of Virginia Main Campus @ 2:00 pm

10/5/2020 Christopher Newport University @ 2:30 pm

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Tuesday

10/6/2020 Washington College @ 1:00 pm

10/6/2020 West Virginia State University @ 2:00 pm

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Wednesday

10/7/2020 Ferrum College @ 12:00 pm

10/7/2020 Old Dominion University @ 1:00 pm

10/7/2020 High Point University @ 2:30 pm

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Thursday

10/8/2020 Bridgewater College @12:30 pm


Junior and Seniors, sign up through Naviance- https://student.naviance.com/chancellorhigh

Teen Enrichment Network

Students, join the Teen Enrichment Network this Tuesday evening as they welcome a special guest.

WEEKLY MESSAGE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT

“The best way to find out if it will work is to do it.”

Simon Sinek


Division Highlights

  • On Monday, September 28th, our division leadership team provided updates to the school board regarding our planning for Hybrid In-person learning. During this special board meeting, we emphasized the monumental efforts of our staff, at the school and division level, in moving this process forward despite significant challenges and complexity. To see and hear this presentation, as well as board feedback and questions, you can click here.

  • As we are now a week from beginning in-person learning, there continue to be more specific questions regarding exactly how in-person learning will be operationalized with the multitude of safety mitigation strategies required. This past Monday, we also shared that we were completing a Hybrid Learning Addendum to compliment and further clarify the Return to Learn Plan and process. Though each school must customize and adjust based on unique building dynamics and staffing constraints, this guide lays out more specific procedures and practices that will be in place system-wide. You will also note that updates have been made to our Return to Learn Plan based on new and evolving guidance from federal and state health agencies. Below is the link for the addendum.

  • One of the most challenging aspects of providing in-person learning involves Student Transportation. Our team at transportation has been working hard to support the routing and safe bus transportation covering over 410 square miles. On Monday, October 5th, Bus Routes will be accessible on ParentVUE and StudentVUE. The Call Center will also open.

  • You can view the updated COVID-19 Dashboard here SCPS COVID-19 Dashboard. The purpose of the dashboard is to provide our families and staff with an accurate summary of COVID-19 cases. In addition to including the summary of positive cases, we are also including the impact on students and staff in terms of required quarantining.

  • Instructional Technology has received ALL 900 hotspots! The instructional technology team will be working through the weekend to ensure we are ready on Monday for the vendor to add the required internet filters. We anticipate that this will take a week or two. We are hoping the hotspots will be available before we begin our in-person learning.

  • October is Principal Appreciation Month and I could not be prouder of the heroic efforts of our building principals and administrative teams. For the past seven months, they have served from the heart and with great consistency. Daily and around the clock, they are problem-solving, being active and empathetic listeners, and simultaneously executing distance learning plans AND planning for in-person learning. Thank you to the many in our community who have acknowledged the profound impact their leadership is making during this time of great challenge.

  • This week we also celebrated our Maintenance and Custodial workers! These hard-working folks have always been critical to ensuring our school facilities are clean and operational to support learning. Over the past seven months, they have had to individually and collectively work even harder to help us ensure that our schools and buildings are safe for teaching, serving, and learning. I am extremely proud of the quality and caliber of our maintenance and custodial team! Thank you again for acknowledging their importance and impact.

  • As a follow up to a previous announcement, please check out our media release about the SCPS designation as one of the state and nation's top employers.


Over the next week, our school system will be working diligently to prepare for our next transition. Though we know the hybrid model is not ideal and the adjustments are inconvenient for some, I am confident in our people and their ability to provide the support our students and families need. Our success with distance learning for so many only validates that “together, we” can do it.


I hope you and your families have enjoyed the beautiful fall weekend!


Thank you for your continued support!

Dr. S. Scott Baker