Chancellor Charger Weekly Update

News You Can Use for the Week Beginning November 16, 2020

From the Principal

Greeting Chancellor Chargers,

We are a week away from Fall Break and as we acknowledge what and who we are thankful to, I acknowledge you, the Charger community. Students, thank you for adjusting to the many Covid-19 regulations; parents thank you for exercising patience as we continue to navigate the myriad of rules and regulations that are associated with Covid- 19, and staff thank you for trying new instructional strategies to assist our students in learning in this unprecedented time. as we Virtual Parent Conferences are scheduled for Tuesday, November 17 from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm.


Stay safe and have a great week!


Leading the Charge!

Cassandra Crawford, Principal

Asynchronous Learning 11/23 & 11/24.

November 23rd and November 24th are now asynchronous learning days. Teachers will be providing further instructions to students this week. No students will be in the building. There will be no bus transportation provided, all students should work from home.

Athletics Update

Winter Sports Tryouts

Winter Sports Tryouts are right around the corner.

-Boys and Girls Basketball as well as Sideline Cheer will start tryouts on Monday, Dec. 7th.

-Swim, Wrestling as well as Indoor Track will start tryouts on Mon Dec. 14th

...please sure to have your current physical prior to tryouts


Interested in another sport...

All of our teams are holding offseason workouts. If you are interested in attending please go to our website to see the requirements, time schedule, and coaches' contact information.


Season Schedules

Game schedules for all of our teams have been posted on our website. You can view winter, fall, and spring schedules here.


A few tips for our website

1) You can go to the sidebar and click on "view schedules".

You can then view one or more schedules based on what you click on.


2) You can also click on "notify me" and when a game is canceled or changed it will notify you as soon as our AD makes that change


3) We also have an app to be used on your phone

......app- search for "rschool activity scheduler"

Library Newsletter for the Week of November 16

Library News for the week of Nov. 16 -Nov. 20

Here's this week's CHHS Library Newsletter. Enjoy!

Message from the CHHS Counseling Department

  • Students with IEPs or 504s that plan on taking an AP test, PSAT, or SAT must submit a signed consent form requesting testing accommodations to Mrs. Morganti by November 20th. (Form is attached)


    ssd-consent-form-accommodations



  • Germanna Community College Information Event for Spanish speaking students will be on December 2nd, 6 pm - 7 pm. Click here to join:


  • All 11th-grade students were introduced to an activity on Naviance which focused on goal setting, career exploration, and updating their course planner for senior year. Each student should now have their post-secondary goal listed in Naviance, vital information that will help their counselor advise them appropriately over the course of their remaining high school career. 11th-grade CGS students will be contacted by a counselor with the lesson details.


  • In 10th-grade classroom lessons, we worked on an assessment that looks at the different intelligences of each student and matches them with potential careers, known as the MI Advantage. We also worked on completing/updating their ACP (Academic and Career Plan) that allows students to plan out the courses they would like to take in high school to set them up for graduation and their potential future career goals! You can view both of these assessments with your student in their Naviance account. 11th-grade CGS students will be contacted by a counselor with the lesson details.


  • Juniors, Seniors, and their parents! Mark your calendars for our Virtual Junior/Senior Expo on December 9th at 5 PM. Sessions will include a variety of topics to help students transition to life after high school.



November 13, 2020 Lightning Fast Broadcast

Here's this week's Lightning Fast Broadcast.

Enjoy!

October's Student of the Month

We are pleased to announce that Isaiah McCall has been chosen as our October Student of the Month! Please congratulate him when you see him.


Resource to Support Your Student's Socioemotional Needs

Although it is true that many of our youth are resilient by nature, here is a great resource on how you can help your student thrive. Please take a look at it when you can do so.

Senior Parking Spot Painting

Any seniors interested in painting their parking spots this year will be able to do so! Hybrid students will be able to paint on Saturday, Nov. 21st, or Dec. 5th between 10 am -5 pm. Seniors must be enrolled in hybrid learning and have a currently assigned parking spot to participate. To sign up please send an email to Mrs.Spears at mspears@spotsylvania.k12.va.us containing a picture of a sketch of what you are planning to paint, your parking spot number, and your preferred Saturday to paint by Wednesday, November 18th.


Students will need to supply their own paint and materials and there will be no charge for painting this year. Due to Covid-19, this will be a socially distanced event and students will not be allowed to paint at the same time as someone else in a spot next to them.


Thank-a-thon Campaign

The Spotsylvania Education Foundation has launched a Thank-A-Thon to provide alumni, parents, and friends the opportunity to give SCPS employees (both past and present) a special shout out while supporting current students and teachers. More information can be found at https://www.sef4education.org/thank-a-thon/. Messages of thanks will be shared on SEF social media between November 15 and December 4. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @sef4education, #sefthankathon.



Virtual College Visits This Week

Monday

11/16/2020 Winthrop University @ 3:00 pm


Tuesday

11/17/2020 University of Alabama at Birmingham @ 2:30 pm


Wednesday

11/18/2020 Regent University @ 11:00 am

11/18/2020 Pennsylvania State University @ 12:00 pm


Thursday

11/19/2020 The College of Saint Rose @ 2:30 pm


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

WEEKLY MESSAGE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT

Thank you for your support and patience this week as we experienced unusual inclement weather challenges. We also apologize for the last minute postponement of Thursday’s Family Connection webinar due to technical difficulties.


As we move into week 6 of the hybrid learning model, I want to thank all of our community stakeholders for continuing an on-going conversation in real-time regarding what is working and what needs adjustment or improvement moving forward. Please know that we value and utilize the feedback on a daily and weekly basis.


On Friday, Governor Northam announced updated guidance for mitigating increasing cases of COVID-19 throughout the state. At this moment, we believe that there is minimal impact on our current model of hybrid in-person learning. Our current health plan includes the mask requirement, and we do not believe that the updated public gathering restrictions will impact us at this time. However, we will be continuing to gain clarification from the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) early this week. Should any adjustments need to be made in alignment or compliance with the recent orders, we will communicate those right away.


Below are a few additional reminders:


Announcements & Reminders

  • Last Monday, November 9th, staff provided an update regarding the Return to Learn Hybrid In-Person Instructional model. Please see the attached presentation that was shared with the Board and community.

  • November 16th marks the beginning of the 2021-2022 (FY22) budgeting process with a Pre-Budget Work Session that starts at 5:00. This meeting is available to view electronically and with limited seating at the School Board Office. The school board will also discuss and ultimately approve the use of FY2020 carryover funding.

  • Student devices have started to arrive! We have received a little over 1,200 chromebooks, which were delivered to 8 of our elementary schools. Instructional technology technicians are preparing the devices to provide to students. We also anticipate receiving another shipment next week bringing us closer to the 8,500 ordered in July.

  • We emailed information about the annual Impact Aid Form to all parents. If you have not already done so, please complete the docusign form that you received by email. The School Division receives funding for students who have parents that are in the military or work on a federal government property based on the Impact Aid forms that are completed. Thank you for your assistance.

  • Spotsylvania County continues to fall in moderate ranges (per VDH) in the 14 day averages in two key indicator areas: Percent Positivity and Cases per 100,000. Along with cases identified in our own school division, we monitor this data in cooperation with the local VDH. Though we are implementing the mitigation strategies, we continue to monitor this data closely given the increases in these and other indicators, not only locally, but throughout the state. As a reminder, our COVID-19 Dashboard is updated weekly and can be viewed in the Return to Learn section on each school’s website or by clicking this link: SCPS COVID-19 Dashboard. We have added to our webpage the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) Dashboard link. This site provides data and statistics regarding COVID-19 positivity rates and cases per 100,000 by locality, region, and state. We continue to remain in moderate ranges according to the 14 day averages.


Have a great week!


Dr. S. Scott Baker