Eagle News

5.10.21

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Updates to Cyber Attack and Distribution/Turn in of work

A couple of weeks ago this newsletter was ready to go on Monday, April 26th, but the district got hit with a cyberattack. Happily, we are now beginning to get access to technology again. Today we regained access to our computers and wifi. Our students can also log in to their Chromebooks. The Google Suite is up and working, this includes email, Google Classroom, Calendar, Google Drive, Google Docs, etc. Zoom, StudentVue, Remind, and Clever apps are also up and running. If a class uses an app that is cloud-based, it is also working.


At CHS we will have asynchronous work on Wednesday, May 12th so students should log in to their Google Classroom on Wednesday. We will begin to have Zoom sessions on Thursday, May 13th with cohort B.


Teachers will communicate with their students who are participating in comprehensive distance learning to let them know if they need to come in and pick up additional materials for this week. We will have materials available for distribution from 8 - 3 on Wednesday, May 12th. Please note that not all classes have materials to pick up. To turn in work, students can take pictures of the work that they have completed and submit it to their Google Classroom. That way the teachers will know who they are receiving the work from. We will accept classwork on distribution day. Please make sure the student's full name and the teacher's full name are on the work that is being submitted.

Graduation - June 10th

Our seniors will have a graduation ceremony on Thursday, June 10th. Because COVID case numbers are rapidly changing in the County, we have chosen to have a "Drive Through/Walk Through" graduation. Students and their guests will drive or walk down to the stadium. Their teachers will be lining the driveway cheering them on. They will then park in the stadium parking lot. The student and 4 guests will line up and walk to the stage in the stadium. The student's name will be called and the student will walk across the stage where they will receive their diploma jacket. Their guests can take pictures of the student as they walk. We will play pomp and circumstance and our graduates will wear caps and gowns. We will send out the times for each group of seniors to come to the school to participate in the ceremony next week. We will also have professional pictures done by LifeTouch. The ceremony will also be live-streamed with our Pixelot camera in the stadium. Within these constraints, we are certain that we can have a meaningful, celebratory, and safe graduation ceremony that honors all of our graduates.


In order to make the ceremony meaningful, we have included several students in our graduation planning. We also meet with our senior class on a monthly basis to keep them informed about the upcoming senior events. We missed our meeting on April 29th due to the school closure, but we will meet with them again in May.

Graduation Signs for Seniors and Early Graduates

We are so proud of our graduates. They have shown unbelievable resilience throughout the last year and a quarter. We have graduation signs for our seniors and early grads to celebrate their accomplishments. The signs have arrived and we have tentative plans to start handing them out the week of May 10th. We can hand them out during the school day to cohort A & B students. We will hand them out to CDL students from 12:30 - 3:00. Any student can pick up their sign on Wednesdays. The signs include the metal stand to place them in the yard if it is needed.

Congratulations to Speech and Debate

Our Speech and Debate team just concluded competing at the State tournament. We're proud of the team for their hard work and competing for the equivalent of three sports seasons, year-round, online in multiple new online competition formats. It's been a challenging year. This has been the best team ever for supporting each other with feedback and technical support. The tournament was held online from 4/19 - 4/24. The following students competed at that level:


  • Camille Barcibal placed 3rd at State in LIELL (Literal Interpretation for English Language Learners).
  • Alexander Dimitrov and Elizabeth Dimitrova made it to the finals round with their dual interpretation.
  • Their awesome teammates Khup Hau Tuang and Jesse Fonseca competed well too.

Kellie McCarty wins Melba Sparks Henning Award

On Saturday night, April 17th, at the Oregon State Thespians Virtual Conference and Competition, Ms. McCarty was presented with the Melba Day Sparks Henning Award. This is what the award means:

"Each year, Oregon Thespians induct a new member into the Oregon Theatre Educators’ Hall of Fame with the Melba Day Sparks Henning Award.


The MELBA DAY SPARKS HENNING AWARD is given each year as a career achievement award to adults who have extraordinary service with Oregon Thespians or Oregon high school theatre. Troupe Directors are invited to nominate both Thespian and non-Thespian adults who have made exceptional contributions to the growth of theatre and theatre education in Oregon. It is Oregon’s Theatre Educators Hall of Fame. The award is given each year at the conclusion of the State Conference. Honorees are nominated by their peers, other adults familiar with the nominee, or by the nominee’s students and sent to a screening committee made up of past honorees."


Ms. McCarty received some beautiful words from her colleagues, alumni, and current student Beatrice Byrd, for her nomination and eventual win. She is honored to be included with the names of theatre educators before her and shed many tears reading their kind words.


At CHS we are so proud of Ms. McCarty and the theater program. This was a well-deserved award.

School Supplies

Students will need masks for in-person instruction. If a student forgets their mask, we will have masks available. When our computer systems get up and running students will also need a charged Chromebook and a charging cord. Then we will have Chromebooks available for daily checkout if a student forgets their Chromebook or if it needs to be replaced due to a malfunction. This list of school supplies is suggested not required. We will also have some basic school supplies available. School supplies will not be shared.

Transfers

School transfers, Interdistrict (transfers between districts), and Intradistrict (school of choice Elementary to Elementary) transfers open on Monday, May 10th, 2021. You can find more in-depth information on the district web page: 2021-22 transfers


Most schools will have space available for students coming in. Any student who applies to schools where the board determined open to transfer will accept the students on a first come first serve basis. The total numbers accepted can be found on the transfer page by school. Butler Creek Elementary, Oliver Elementary, and Centennial Transition Center will NOT be accepting any interdistrict transfers.


Students who move to another district (or another Elementary within the district) over the summer of 2021 can remain at their last attended school through the 2021-22 school year. However, mid-year move students from 2020-21 will have to receive a transfer to remain and will be taken out of Synergy for 2021-22.




Transfer Timeline for 2021-22

  • Interdistrict transfer out of the Centennial School District - May 10, 2021, to June 25, 2021
  • Interdistrict transfers into the Centennial School District – May 10, 2021, to August 13, 2021
  • Intradistrict transfers (Request to transfer elementary schools within the Centennial School District) – May 10, 2021, to August 13, 2021