Panther Pause

24 years of Pride at Colleyville Heritage High School

9.4.20

Dear Panther Family,


It was so great to see everyone on the Lunch and Learn Q&A hosted by our phenomenal PTSA. Thank you all so much for your questions and well wishes for our staff.


I hope the 3rd week of remote learning has been great for you! I have been so impressed by the determination of our staff and students to make the start of the 20-21 school year an amazing one.


On Tuesday, September 8th, our doors will open for those students who selected in-person instruction. Please be sure to check the In-Person Procedures document that was shared with families Monday afternoon, as it has some important information. Our Panther Staff have been working hard to prepare for your return and we look forward to seeing you then.


The days and weeks ahead will be challenging for all of us as we embark into yet another dimension of uncharted territory at CHHS. I am excited for the opportunity that lies in front of us by taking this challenging situation and then turning it into something special. As we navigate through these times, may we continue to extend huge amounts of grace to ourselves and each other, knowing that, ultimately, we are all in this together for the benefit of the young people in our lives.


I hope you all have a great holiday weekend and I look forward to the road ahead!


With Pride,

Dr. James Whitfield

CHHS Principal

#CHPantherPride

Remote Teachers for your learners next week

As some students begin in-person learning, it is important for parents to know that while most of our teachers will be on campus with your students, there are some teachers who may be teaching remotely due to a workplace accommodation.


If your student is on campus, but in a class being taught by a teacher who is working remotely, your student will report to either the classroom of their teacher, or to a designated room. A substitute or other staff member will be in this room to monitor students. From there, students will connect virtually with their teacher during their class time.


Specifics regarding location and instruction during these classes will be communicated by the teacher and/or campus.

Daily Health Screen Reminder

As we prepare to welcome students on campus beginning Tuesday, September 8, I wanted to remind all parents of the need to pre-screen your student for signs and symptoms associated with COVID-19 before bringing your student to school. The signs and symptoms are to screen for are:


  • Feeling feverish or a measured temperature greater than or equal to 100.0 degrees Fahrenheit

  • Loss of taste or smell

  • Cough

  • Difficulty breathing

  • Shortness of breath

  • Fatigue

  • Headache

  • Chills

  • Sore throat

  • Congestion or runny nose

  • Shaking or exaggerated shivering

  • Significant muscle pain or ache

  • Diarrhea

  • Nausea or vomiting


If your child demonstrates any of the above signs or symptoms, they must stay home, and you need to report to the campus nurse the signs or symptoms your child is exhibiting. In the event that your child has a fever, they must be kept home from school until they are fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication. Please do not give fever reducing medication and send your child to school. Additionally, please do not send your child to school if they have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, or are test-confirmed with COVID-19.

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Skyward Instructions

For steps on how to login to Skyward Family Access to review your choice of in-person or remote learning for September 8, please follow these instructions.

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Leveling Windows

Wednesday, September 9th, at 8 a.m. through Friday, September 11th, at 4 p.m. is the first level down window. Students may request to level down from an AP to PAP class or PAP to on level class. The level down request form will be available during the window at the top of the CHHS counseling website. The next level down window is October 14th-16th.

Need to see your counselor?

If you have a question, please email your counselor. Have more than just a quick question? Sign up for an appointment with your counselor. Emergency or crisis? If you're an in-person learner you may come to the counseling office with a pass from your teacher or during passing periods. Please note that COVID-19 safety measures will be in place in the counseling office and must be observed.

Join Deca

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9th | 4:10 PM | VIRTUAL MEETING

Join the CHHS DECA leadership team for an Introduction to DECA meeting! The

meeting will be an informational meeting Q & A style regarding all things DECA.


Link to Webex: https://gcisd.webex.com/meet/stephanie.neal

Link to Membership Form: https://forms.gle/1gYYtMmNY6KhRoG98

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Character Strong

This year, all GCISD secondary campuses will be utilizing a new character development curriculum called Character Strong. Each month, in their science class, students will view an introduction video focusing on a specific character trait/skill. For the month of September, we will be focusing on COMMITMENT. Here is a link to the VIDEO, if you'd like to check it out.


Additionally, students will be presented with daily CHARACTER DARES through Canvas, social media, and daily announcements. These are practical ways students can demonstrate the trait/skill of Commitment. If you are interested in participating in Character Strong at home, the program also provides Family Character Dares. These will be shared with you each week through Panther Pause. It's a great way for parents and siblings to join in some fun, family-friendly activities. Here's the first - Family Character Dare Week 1.

1st 2020-21 CHHS Baseball Booster Meeting

Virtual Meeting via WebEx

Thursday, September 10 @ 6:30 pm


Look for sign in details on baseball booster website:

http://www.chhspantherbaseball.com

Nurse Update

Permission Forms link for medications is found here.
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Red Rail Rivalry shirts

Football Booster Club is selling #RedRailRivalry shirts for the game on Saturday, September 26 at Globe Life Park! The deadline to order is Sunday, September 13th.

They are $15 and will be perfect for you to wear for us to Black Out the Stands as we take on Grapevine!

If you want one, please visit the link below to place an order:
https://www.blingitboutiquetx.com/product-page/chhs-red-rail-rivalry-t-shirt

2019-2020 Yearbook delivery/pickup

If you ordered a CHHS 2019-2020 Yearbook and have not received it yet, please fill out one of the following:


In Person Learner - please fill out this Google Form to have it delivered to your 3rd or 6th period classroom at CHHS the week of September 14th.


Remoter Learner - please sign up for a time to come and pickup your yearbook at CHHS in the Spirit Shop (detailed instructions are included on the Signup Genius). This is for Remote Learners only grades 10-12.


Don't know or remember if you ordered one? All yearbooks are purchased online with an email address. Go to your email, search JOSTENS, and if you purchased one, a receipt will appear. Please double check that the date is from June 2019 - April 2020.

CHHS Esports

Interested in joining CHHS Esports? Fill out this form to be added to our list. Our current game titles are League of Legends and Rocket League. Tryouts will be held in September before our official season starts on 9/15.

Support CHHS Panteras

Please go to www.chhspanteras.org to place your order.
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CHHS Band Spirit Night

Mask up on Wednesday, September 16th after school and head to Grapevine's historic Main Street for the first ever CHHS Band Spirit Night at Rocket Fizz! Mention the fundraiser and a portion of your sales will benefit the band. Spread the word and bring the whole family!
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COMMUNITY SERVICE AMBASSADOR PROGRAM (“CSAP”)

The CSAP committee has extended the deadline for sophomores, juniors and seniors to turn in their volunteer cards from the 2019-2020 school year to FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18TH BY 4:00 P.M.


Students may turn their cards directly into the counseling office and place them in the red CSAP collection box OR they may email a copy of their card to their CSAP class liaison.


Class Liaison Contacts:

Class of 2021: chhsambassadors2021@gmail.com

Liaison-Zahra Halai-817-487-0047

Class of 2022: chhsambassadors2022@gmail.com

Liaison-Debra Hurley-817-228-8131

Class of 2023: chhsambassadors2023@gmail.com

Liaison-Tracy Cutrona-214-707-6123

Class of 2024: chhsambassadors2024@gmail.com

Liaison-Terrye Byrd-817-846-7384


Full program guidelines for Community Service Ambassador Program, and service hour logs can be found on the CSAP Website.

Counseling Corner

You can find the September Issue of the CHHS Counseling Department here.


September 3Cs Counseling Connection Newsletter

*College Career Coping*

CHHS PTSA BREAKFAST FOR STAFF

Monday, September 21st, the CHHS PTSA will provide breakfast for the staff to kick off their workday. Please consider donating items to help feed our amazing CHHS staff.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b084fa4a72fa02-staff2

Pictures from the summer

This school year, the yearbook will look a little different, and we need your help! This year's theme is Together, We Can! Please submit any picture you have of what you did over the summer to yearbook editor, Saher Pirani, at pir7934@gcisdstudents.net.


Your email must include a clear picture (in a jpeg format; not a screenshot or a png) and the names of the students in the picture. You can most definitely submit more than one picture. Deadline for summer entries are September 30th.

School Pictures FOR ALL GRADES

All grades 9-11 will be taking their school picture during their English class on October 20 and 21 (depending on which day they have English class) in Gym 2. If you are learning remotely, please register here for a time to get your picture taken on these two days. (Please do not register for a time if you have in-person learning).


Seniors will be taking their picture at CHHS in the Gym 2 on November 2, 3, and 4th. All seniors (whether learning in-person or remote) will need to register here for a time. Each senior can choose to have their picture taken wearing the traditional tux or drape or in their Sunday Best clothes. Please know that that tux and drape are not washed between each wear, so due to Covid, each student can choose to wear it or not. The yearbook sitting fee is free for you to get your picture taken.


Legacy Studios will provide:

  • Social Distancing of 6ft or more
  • No-Contact photography process
  • Masks worn by photographers and staff

CHHS PTSA Executive Board Openings

We are searching for a few volunteers to fill our executive board. Our current openings are: Community Service, Environmental, Advocacy (Legislative), and Youth Protection. These positions are open to students as well as parent members of our PTSA. If you are interested in serving on the CHHS PTSA Executive Board or would like more information, please email Leslie Williams at president@chhsptsa.org.

COMMUNITY SERVICE AMBASSADOR PROGRAM (“CSAP”)

The CSAP committee has extended the deadline for sophomores, juniors and seniors to turn in their volunteer cards from the 2019-2020 school year. Students are asked to keep their cards and watch for further information in the Panther Pause newsletter.


CSAP is coordinated on behalf of CHHS by the Volunteer Community Service Ambassador Committee with support from the CHHS Counseling Office. The program is designed to encourage all 9th-12th grade CHHS students to serve their community by performing at least 100 hours of approved community service. Students meeting this requirement will be recognized as Community Service Ambassadors upon graduation and will be eligible to purchase a special cord for their graduation robes.


Full program guidelines for Community Service Ambassador Program, and service hour logs can be found on the CSAP Website.

ongoing important information:

suicide prevention curriculum

As many of you know, every fall the counseling teams at each secondary school present an evidence-based suicide prevention curriculum called S.O.S. to all students, grades 6-12.

Due to our unusual circumstances this year, we have decided to postpone the S.O.S. presentations, preferring to wait until we can share this critical information in-person.


We do want to share with you how our counselors are continuing to support our students during this time. Counselors are available for students and parents via Webex and phone. Each campus has a form available on their website to request to meet with a counselor. Additionally, counselors are reaching out to students to check in on them and will continue to do so throughout the year. Counselors are prepared to support students both remotely and in person. For students who are returning to school in person, counselors are accessible by going directly to the counseling office, or by requesting an appointment. For students who will continue with remote learning, counselors are accessible by phone or Webex.


In addition to the support provided by our counselors, the counseling page on the GCISD webpage has resources that are available for parents on a variety of topics.

CHHS Dual Students

We hope your dual class has gotten off to a great start! Make sure you are checking your TCC email and Blackboard DAILY for class lectures, assignments and schedules for your TCC dual class. Your professors communicate through your TCC email and Blackboard which is found in Webadvisor. Be proactive and don't be afraid to ask questions. If you have trouble logging into Webadvisor call 817-515-8324.

2020 Census

Students and families in GCISD still have an opportunity to participate in the 2020 Census. An accurate representation of our student and family population is important for future federal funding implications. If you have not already done so, please complete the 2020 Census for your family.

Helpful Tools

- Schedule Changes: If you are requesting a schedule change based on an error, please continue to follow your current schedule until we have notified you that the change has been made.


- Bell Schedule: 2020-2021 Bell Schedule


- A/B Day Schedule: 2020-2021 A/B Day Schedule


- Technology Help Info: Please submit a request to the GCISD Help Desk to request a device exchange appointment. To access the HelpDesk, please log into ClassLink first. Still not sure how to submit a request? This document will walk you through the process, and there’s a video at the end as well. Students submit a HelpDesk Request and then the technology department will schedule a pick-up time with the family.


- Log-In Instructions: CHHS Student Log-In Instructions


- Official Schedule: Make sure you are following your official schedule in Skyward


- Canvas: Canvas does not necessarily match your schedule in Skyward due to how the teachers are grouping classes. However, you are enrolled in the class that your official schedule in Skyward lists- please be sure to follow that schedule while in Canvas. If you need further explanation, please reach out to your specific subject teacher.

STUDENT FEES AND PARKING PERMITS

Fees

There are fees for some courses as identified in the Course Selection Guide. Please note that several fees for Career and Tech courses have been adjusted to accommodate virtual learning situations. In addition to course fees, all students must purchase a student picture ID for $5. You may log into your Skyward Family Access here to pay all fees. A convenience fee will not be charged, if fees are paid by September 11, 2020. If students are unable to pay for fees, please contact your campus bookkeeper.


Extra-Curricular Fees

The District will not charge extra-curricular fees for the 2020-2021 school year. This includes the fees for all sports, band, choir, cheer, and drill team.


Parking Permits

All students that will park a vehicle in the campus parking lot will need to purchase a parking permit. Students can purchase a parking permit for the full year for $90. If a parking permit is needed for the 2nd semester only, the permit can be purchased at a later date for $50. You may log into your Skyward Family Access account here to purchase a permit. Please bring a paid receipt to school to pick up your parking permit after we return for in person learning. In addition, if you purchased a painted parking space, please bring the receipt showing your parking space number.


For questions, please contact Ashley Chaney at 817-305-4746 or ashley.chaney@gcisd.net.

Education Rights & Responsibilities During COVID-19

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CHHS Yearbook

If your student was a senior last year and missed picking up their yearbook during Senior Checkout or did not purchase one and still need to, please email Mrs. Moravek at brandie.moravek@gcisd.net and she can leave it in the front office for you to pickup.


Click here to purchase your 2020-2021 CHHS Yearbook at the lowest price all year at $70! Hurry now before the price goes up!

Go Center

We are back and can’t wait to meet with the students to discuss their college, career and post high school plans! If you are new to GCISD and have yet to meet us, click here to learn about the Go Center. We look forward to partnering with you and your student this year.


Another great resource we have put together for our students can be found here.


College Applications:

Seniors! College applications are open and the Go Center is available for appointments to assist you with your college process or answer any questions you might have. Due to the changes we are experiencing, you can set up a virtual or phone appointment until we are back in person. Click here to sign-up for an appointment! Please check your school email for follow-up communication.


Scholarships:

Although many local scholarships are not open yet, we encourage you to begin checking the GCISD Scholarship website as this will be actively updated with new deadlines as soon as we receive them. If you have not obtained letters of recommendation, please request them now as most scholarships generally require a minimum of two letters.

Seniors also need to research scholarships that come directly from the colleges/universities to which they are applying.


Please reach out to the Go Center if you have any questions about scholarships!


TCC College Access Program:

If you have a possible interest in attending TCC after high school in the Fall of ’21, please know that TCC College Access facilitates the entire TCC registration process and is done during the school day. In order to participate and be included in this process you must complete an interest form questionnaire that will be provided soon. You can email Emily.miller@gcisd.net with questions or if you are interested in the program.

We encourage you to come see us (reach out virtually to us) at the Go Center for any questions you may have regarding your post high school plans.

Panther Pause

Need to inform others of an event in your club/organization using Panther Pause? Please email your information by Thursdays at noon to brandie.moravek@gcisd.net.