Chancellor Charger Weekly Update

News You Can Use for the Week Beginning October 19, 2020

From the Principal

Greeting Chancellor Chargers,

It was great having students return to the building for in-person instruction and by all measures, students handled navigating the halls and acclimating to COVID-19 social distancing guidelines with grace and patience. Thank you parents and students for your cooperation. We are continuing to adjust procedures and plans as necessary to ensure that students are safe. Students must continue to wear a mask and bring their SCPS issued Chromebook/laptop (if they received one), charger, and earbuds to school.

This week students will participate in a fire drill on Monday (for students attending Mon. & Tues) and Thursday (for students attending Thurs. & Fri.) as well as a lockdown drill on Tuesday (for students attending Mon. & Tues) and Friday (for students attending Thurs. & Fri.). Both drills are mandated by the State of Virginia. Teachers will go over procedures and expectations for each type of drill as there have been modifications made due to COVID--19. We look forward to continuing to work with you this year. Have a great week!

Leading the Charge!

Cassandra Crawford, Principal

Important AP Information

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

Message from the CHHS Counseling Department

To make an appointment with your counselors, please use this Google Form. or use this QR code

Seniors, please complete the Diploma Name Verification Form.

October 16th Edition of The Lightning Fast Broadcast

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

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 should have sent scheduled times to all students scheduled for a makeup portrait. If a senior still needs to schedule a makeup time, please reschedule with Prestige directly through their website, or by contacting our School Support Specialist Karen Kramer-Burrow directly at or 804-893-4971. Due to Covid restrictions, Prestige will no longer accept walk-up appointments.

Students should arrive on time. A disinfected tux or drape will be provided. If a student does not want to wear the clothes provided, he or she will need to wear formal attire, preferably black with a white shirt (if wearing the tux) or a black dress shirt or dress for females. Students should not wear headgear such as hats. Please note that these pictures are not cap and gown pictures, as many parents have not selected this option in the past.

Students must sit with Prestige/Lifetouch in order for their picture to appear in the yearbook. No purchase is necessary. We cannot accept photos from an outside photographer for the yearbook pose.

Social distancing guidelines will be followed. Once a student has completed his or her appointment, the student must either return to class if scheduled for hybrid instruction on the appointment day or leave the building due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Student Parking Permits

Although there is no cost for Parking Permits this school year, students will need to provide registration and driver's license as well as a completed application. Please use the link below to see all of the pertinent information. This will answer your questions you may have regarding getting a parking permit.

Parking Permits 2020

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

Virtual College Visits This Week


10/21/2020 Berklee College of Music @ 12:00 pm

10/21/2020 Germanna Community College @ 1:00 pm

Junior and Seniors, sign up through Naviance-


From a number of valuable perspectives, our school system experienced an overall successful transition to hybrid in-person learning this week!

  • While visiting many schools throughout the week, it was so wonderful to see and hear our students actively learning in-person. By all accounts, students did a great job of following and adapting to the new procedures required for safe in-person learning. Thank you to parents for helping to reinforce this both prior to and during the week.

  • I am humbled and deeply honored to lead and work alongside the absolute best teachers, school and division leaders, and support staff. Despite significant and persistent challenges, our people continue to lead, learn, and serve their hearts out for our students and families across the county. From the many on-site visits and collaborative work this week, it was clear that everyone was working hard, effectively, and with a genuine sense of joy in having students in our schools learning. In conversations with several teachers and school principals, most felt really pleased with the overall transition. Bus transportation, food service, maintenance, and health services meeting the continued challenges.

  • Instructional Technology Update: The Instructional Technology department worked through the weekend to ensure that the hotspots were ready for students and families. All pre-ordered hotspots were delivered to schools this week. If families still have a need for a hotspot, please contact your child’s school.

  • Speaking of the Family Connection webinar, our next one will be live-streamed on Thursday, October 22 at 5:00 p.m. at If you are unable to view it live, it will be recorded and posted at the same link for viewing at any time.

  • As a reminder, the COVID-19 Dashboard is updated weekly and you can view it in the Return to Learn section or by clicking this link: SCPS COVID-19 Dashboard.

Thank you again to our students and parents for your patience and support through this whole process. If your child needs support in transitioning to the hybrid in-person learning model, please reach out to your child’s schools.

Let’s have another great in-person and distance learning week!

Dr. S. Scott Baker