Chandler High Wolf Bytes
School of Champions
A MESSAGE FROM MR. ROTHER
IT’S TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK!
CHS loves its teachers for their hard work and dedication to every Chandler Wolf! During a typical Teacher Appreciation Week, students would show appreciation for their teachers by writing CHS “Thank You” notes that teachers would find in their boxes with other goodies throughout the week. Students and parents, help us continue the tradition by dropping CHS Teachers an appreciation email this week!
FORMER WOLF BEAUTIFYING DOWNTOWN
Ariana Enriquez, 2012 CHS graduate (pictured) and current ASU Art History graduate student, is beautifying downtown Chandler with a 225 feet Chandler-inspired mural. When the City of Chandler put out a call for art, Ariana was one of 14 artists who applied. Ariana is so proud to have won the opportunity to have her mural adorn downtown Chandler and represent her beautiful home, and CHS is proud of her legacy. Congratulations, Ariana!
Next week’s Wolf Bytes will feature our Senior Scholarship Night and Underclassman Awards slide shows. Of course, we’d prefer to do it in person, in front of family and friends, but we’re anxious to highlight the hard work of our students, nonetheless!
STUDENT COUNCIL ELECTIONS
Voting for Student Council positions for the 2020-2021 school year will take place this Thursday, May 7th. Voting ballots can be found in students’ Infinite Campus inbox. Students will vote for 7 candidates for their grade. Voting will close at 7:00pm on Thursday. Access candidate speeches the CHS Student Council website. Good luck to all candidates!
YEARBOOK DISTRIBUTION AND TEXTBOOK COLLECTION
SENIORS: YEARBOOK DISTRIBUTION AND TEXTBOOK RETURN
Curb side delivery/collection only (stay in your car) - come in through California Street off Chandler Blvd. Immediately turn right with the regular pattern for drop off routine. Pull up to the curb and CHS staff will approach you to give you your yearbook and take your textbooks from you. You must have ID (Student ID or driver’s license). We will accept payments for any outstanding debts. Payments can also be made online. If you still want to purchase a yearbook, email Hinton.Mark@cusd80.com. Yearbooks will be sold on a first come, first serve basis.
Date: May 11th (please come only at your assigned date & time)
9:00AM – 10:00AM – alpha last names beginning A-E
10:00AM – 11:00AM – alpha last names beginning F-J
11:00AM – 12:00PM – alpha last names beginning K-M
Date: May 12th (please come only at your assigned date & time)
9:00AM – 10:00AM – alpha last names beginning N-R
10:00AM – 11:00AM – alpha last names beginning S-V
11:00AM – 12:00PM – alpha last names beginning W-Z
FRESHMEN, SOPHOMORES, AND JUNIORS: YEARBOOKS ONLY; TEXTBOOKS RETURNED LATER
Curb side delivery only (stay in your car) - come in through California Street off Chandler Blvd. Immediately turn right with the regular pattern for drop off routine. Pull up to the curb and CHS staff will approach you to give you your yearbook. You must show ID (school ID or driver’s license) to receive your yearbook.
Date: May 14th (please come only at your assigned time)
8:00AM – 10:00AM – alpha last names beginning A-F
10:00AM – 12:00PM – alpha last names beginning G-M
12:00PM – 2:00PM – alpha last names beginning N-S
2:00PM – 4:00PM – alpha last names beginning T-Z
SENIOR YARD SIGNS
Seniors, yard signs are available for pickup from the front office between 8:00am and 3:00pm beginning today.
CHS Seniors are required to use Parchment to have their final transcripts sent to the college or university of their choice.
All transcripts for seniors and Alumni are sent electronically via Parchment.
Seniors are allowed 5 free transcripts but should put one “On Hold for Grades”. This will be their final transcript that will be send to the college/university they will be attending in the Fall.
Seniors have until July 31st to submit their final transcript. After this date they will be considered an alumnus and will have to pay to send their transcript.
They can set up their Parchment account by going to Chandler High’s web page, click on “Site Shortcuts”, click on “Request a Transcript.”
ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) UPDATE
Attention AP Students: Check out the AP Testing Guide for Students to get in-depth information about taking the AP test this year. Starting May 4, AP will have student demos to practice AP testing.
AP testing is fast approaching- follow this link to a resource to assist you in reviewing for your AP test. Students, make sure you have a personal email attached to your AP account, as this is how you will be given instructions for testing. If you have a student email on your account, you may not receive testing information. Please update this ASAP.
MODAZZ 2020-2021 AUDITIONS
July 23...audition day #1...(2:30-4:00)
July 24...audition day #2...(2:30-6:00)
Schedule changes for those in Modazz 2020-2021 will occur on Monday, July 27th.
ASVAB CAREER EXPLORATION
The ASVAB Career Exploration Program is hosting a FREE webinar series each week in May to help you boost to help students (and their parents) start planning for life after high school.
CUSD ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING END-OF-YEAR ACTIVITIES
A VIRTUAL PARENT-TEEN PRESENTATION
CHANDLER ON-LINE ACADEMY (COA) SUMMER SCHOOL
Contact your counselor by email to sign-up for an online summer school class before May 29, 2020.
Summer Session 1: June 1 - June 19 June 18 & 19: Students must take final exams at the designated testing center at the scheduled time.
Summer Session 2: June 22 - July 10 July 9 & 10: Students must take final exams at the designated testing center at the scheduled time.
Interested in giving your soon-to-be graduate a unique gift next month? The father of senior Gabe Hawthorne has drawn this pen & ink image of Old Main and produced a limited number of signed prints, which are for sale through this link (www.hawthorneartwork.com). There are a number of options available with prices ranging between $10 and $65. Mr. Hawthorne is donating a portion of the proceeds back to CHS, so your gift also benefits future students and alumni. It's a win-win!
CUSD MESSAGE REGARDING REFUNDS
We understand your concerns regarding refunds and are working diligently to request a solution from the Arizona Department of Revenue. Since all field trip and AP exam fees are tax credit eligible and may have already been claimed on taxes, we are waiting on guidance from the Arizona Department of Revenue before proceeding. This is a complicated issue with many different factors to take into consideration. CUSD wants to ensure that we are in compliance State and Federal tax agencies and do not want to take any actions that may cause issues if a tax credit donation is refunded in the same taxable year as it is claimed as a credit. Once a decision has been reached, we will communicate with everyone impacted by cancelled field trips or AP exams due to the COVID-19 school closure. Thank you for your continued patience.
CAP AND GOWN PICK-UP
ATTN: Parents and CHS Seniors: If you were unable to pick up your cap and gown last week, please contact the front office at (480)812-7700 to schedule a pick up time between 8am-3pm.
If you have a balance due, you will need to contact Jostens directly at 1-800-Jostens. In addition, your cap and gown will need to be picked up at the Jostens office.
If you have paid in full, your cap and gown is at school and we look forward to seeing you. If you are unsure of your balance, please feel free to call the front office.
CHS SECOND SEMESTER GRADING
Students will earn a letter grade for the second semester, which will be a combination of their 3rd quarter grades and work completed during 4th quarter. The instructional focus of the assignments is to provide preparation for the next grade level, and will be delivered virtually or through hard copy resources. The following guidelines will be utilized for high school grading:
Work completed during the 4th quarter can only improve 3rd quarter grades.
Grades in infinite Campus will not accurately reflect the final semester grade.
A max of 2 assignments per week will be input into a teacher’s gradebook per the due dates assigned by the teacher.
A student’s grade can only improve by one letter grade.
Students who do not engage in online learning opportunities, or who cease to actively complete 4th quarter instructional activities, will receive their grades as they were posted at the end of 3rd quarter.
No finals will be included in the semester grade.
Any student failing can be given work to bring the grade up to passing.
All assignments will be graded for "Satisfactory Completion" and will not receive a letter grade or percentage grade per assignment. The teacher will indicate if the assignment was "satisfactorily completed" and provide feedback to the student.
To achieve the letter grade increase for the course, a student must complete 75% of the 4th quarter assignments.
Students completing text-based packets will have their work assessed later in the semester and be awarded the grade increase if the assignments from both April and May meet the 75% satisfactory completion standard.
For students in elective classes without internet access, please contact your elective teacher to receive alternate assignments.