Centennial High School
CHS Weekly: December 6-12, 2020
IMPORTANT SCHOOL DATES:
December 14- Cozy Winter Pajama Day!
December 15 - Ugly Sweater Day!
December 16 - Holiday Colors Day...green, red, blue, silver, yellow...
December 16 - Quarter 2 Evening Parent/Teacher Conferences - virtual appointments ONLY, 4:30-8:00pm
December 16 - Fire Drill
December 17 - Dress Like an Elf Day!
December 18 - Holiday Hat Day!
December 21-January 1 - NO SCHOOL: Winter Break
January 4 - School resumes, Quarter 2 continues
Senior Cap & Gown Information
Attention Senior Parents: Our Jostens representative, Jon Wilson, typically visits seniors during their American Government classes to discuss cap and gown. Due to COVID-19 and circumstances surrounding such, cap and gown packets and ordering information are available in the front office and were distributed during 4th period this week! This packet details information regarding how to order caps and gowns for graduation, official school grad announcements and other senior items. Please be on the lookout for this information as it should be returned to school for senior order day on December 10 and 11 from 10:00am-12:00/noon. Jostens representatives will be on hand that day to collect orders, answer questions and to deliver on the spot many of the ordered items.
The official uniform for graduation includes a cap, gown, tassel as well as a satin stole that will be worn by all graduates around the neck and drape down the front of the gown. Colors have been changed slightly to more reflect proper school colors: Maroon cap and gown, Silver stole with the Patriot logo and class of 2021 printed on it along with a multi colored tassel on the cap. The price for this uniform is $41 plus 6% sales tax. Shipping and handling fees do not apply to the cap and gown units as they will be delivered to your students at school in mid April.
Please refer to the grad packets for information on interest free payment plans for the grad packages or call the Meridian Jostens office at 208-343-0175 with any other questions. For students who miss senior order day at school, please log onto www.jostens.com to place an order or again stop in or call Jostens at 1608 N. Meridian Rd. #105 or call 208-343-0175.
Support CEN10 Baseball
Christmas in Color is in Boise!! Is there a better way to celebrate Christmas in a COVID friendly way while also supporting Centennial Baseball !?!? All you have to do is go online, order tickets and be sure to use the code: FUNDCHSBASEBALL. A portion of EVERY ticket sold with the CEN10 code goes to Centennial Baseball !!!
Tell your friends, tell your neighbors, buy tickets as a Christmas present for a secret Santa Santa! Grab the hot cocoa and a blanket and join in the holiday fun with Christmas in Color and Centennial Baseball.
Important: All tickets need to be purchased beforehand. They will not be taking drive up cars this year, so the code will need to be entered when reserving a ticket online. The instructions on how to use the code are on the flyer (see photo below). Every ticket purchased using the code will be counted towards our team. CODE: FUNDCHSBASEBALL
CHS Fall Academic Student Athletes
Congratulations to our Centennial Patriots, Fall 2020 Academic Student Athletes #patriotproud
Varsity athletes must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher to qualify for the all-academic team in the 5A SIC.
Idaho Statesman Article: Mind over talent. Fall academic teams honor the Treasure Valley’s top student-athletes by Michael Lycklama
Read more here: https://www.idahostatesman.com/.../article247432640.html... or click on the images below to enlarge.
Centennial High School
is looking for ParaProfessionals to assist in our Special Education and English Language Learner Programs. If you or someone you know is interested in working at the high school level, assisting and supporting students through tutoring and supplemental activities we would love to hear from you!
More information can be found on the WASD website: https://tinyurl.com/parajobs
You should also feel free to contact Ms. Amy Shumway, Vice Principal, with any questions at email@example.com or 208-855-4257
Senior Spotlight - CLICK IMAGES TO ENLARGE
Dear Patriot Community,
We are extremely excited about the possibility to offer sports and activities to our students during this time. We truly believe athletics and activities are important to our students mental and physical health. Many of our students have seen our growth and the improvements to our school over the summer. We have much to celebrate with our new and improved facilities inside and out for our students to take advantage of! A gymnasium remodel, new training room and a beautiful new synthetic surface in our stadium to name a few.
Beginning March 13, 2020 Centennial High School began following the guidelines adopted by the Southern Idaho Conference to reintroduce student athletes to our school. We have worked with Central District Health, West Ada school officials, and adjacent districts to implement this plan. The published documents contain information vital to a safe return to our facility and will be followed and enforced by our administration and coaching staff. We ask that you remain flexible as we navigate all the changes happening currently in our society.
We are all in this current situation together. Together we can reintroduce athletics and activities that are an important part of our student’s education safely. When parents can attend competitions, we ask that you follow the CDH’s safety protocols of:
- Practicing physical distancing
- Wear a mask when you cannot physically distance
- Wash hands and sanitize often
- Follow the published Centennial High Safety Plan
Attached to this letter (see below) is also the West Ada Parent Pledge that is an essential agreement for our parents to attend games and competitions (when allowed by the CDH). We ask that you sign the pledge and return it to your child’s coach/adviser.
For those individuals who are unable to attend in person at our facility we do offer live streaming of all our Winter games in the gymnasium on our NFHS Network. You can access that information and create an account at: https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/users/sign_in
Again, we are excited for the opportunity to return to play in a safe way! We appreciate your patience in this ever-changing landscape we find ourselves in.
Please contact me if you have questions. Watson.firstname.lastname@example.org or 208-855-4250.
CHS Bell Schedule
During these challenging times, spread the word that help is available, and that it is OK to ask for help! One resource available to educators and all Idahoans to help cope with stress and connect with help is the Idaho Strong COVID Help Now Line. The COVID Help Now line is open 8am-8pm Mountain Time, 7 days a week. Call or Text (986) 867-1073 or Call Toll Free at 866-947-5186. All calls are confidential and multilingual support is available.
The Idaho Strong program provides support for Idahoans struggling with the effects of the pandemic by facilitating emotional support, resource linkage, skills for building resilience and community education. Resources are available online at ioem.idaho.gov/covidhelpnow/
Student Expectations during Remote Learning
- ALL students will be provided an asynchronous activity to complete, at home, by not later than 7:45am.
- Students will follow the afternoon bell schedule (see above) to check in with their teachers and their classes.
- ALL students report to online learning on Monday. This is NOT a team designated day!
- Students should come to school on their team designated days.
- Students should bring with them their laptop, fully charged, and any and all necessary classroom materials.
- Attendance is taken on in person and remote days!
REMOTE/VIRTUAL DAYS (at home):
- Students should logon to class at the beginning of every period. (see bell schedule above)
- Attendance is taken on in person and remote days!
- Students should complete the assigned work for the day, regardless of face-to-face or remote instruction.
Worried about grades and missing assignments? Contact your classroom teacher! Refer to PowerSchool, NOT Microsoft Teams for accurate information!
Face Masks Required
Updated Student Handbook Language—Board Approved on 11/17/2020
The WASD Board of Trustees approved the updated COVID 19 requirement language pertaining to face coverings.
COVID 19 requirements: Throughout the duration of the current pandemic, students will be required to wear a cloth face covering (mask) that fully covers the nose and mouth and fits snug against the sides of the face. Students will be allowed mask breaks when determined necessary by the teacher and appropriate social distancing can be maintained. Mask breaks will not happen in the classroom. Face shields are not permitted for use as a matter of preference and will only be used to accommodate medical and/or communication conditions. Face shields should never become an absolute substitution for cloth face coverings. Medical accommodations will be made for students with proper documentation from a medical provider. The documentation will be routed to the school nurse who will then document the accommodation in PowerSchool. Prior arrangements, based on a team decision, for students enrolled in special populations will be honored. The decision by the building administrator(s) about an acceptable mask is final. Violations of these requirements will lead to disciplinary action. (Refer to the WASD Pandemic Operations Plan for additional information)
Picture My Future Art Contest
Idaho students in grades 7-12 are invited to share their dreams for the future by entering our “Picture My Future” art contest! Submissions can be made online by midnight on Jan. 22 or by mail (postmarked by Jan. 19). Check out the contest rules here: https://www.sde.idaho.gov/events/future-art-contest/
“This has been a particularly challenging year for students and families throughout Idaho, but hope for the future still burns brightly, and I look forward to seeing how students envision life after high school,” says Superintendent Sherri Ybarra. “The goals and creativity of Idaho students are truly inspiring as they look toward the future they will shape.”
The winning artwork will be posted on our website and shared with Idaho legislators during Superintendent Ybarra’s budget presentation to the Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee. We can’t wait to see all the entries!
AVID TUTORS WANTED
Illness Decision Tree
When should I contact Centennial High School?
If a student has been determined to be positive for COVID-19, please communicate with Tammi Desaulniers (the school nurse), Derek Bub, Principal, or Attendance Secretary, Michelle Allen before communicating with individual teachers - 208-855-4250. School administration will work with students, families and teachers to develop a plan for students to work remotely.
Due to the rise in COVID-19 cases within the community and school, it is imperative that students do not attend school if they are displaying ANY of the following symptoms:
- Muscle aches
- Congestion/runny nose
- Loss of smell or taste
- Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
- Sore throat
- Shortness of breath
CLICK THE IMAGE TO BE LINKED TO COVID-19 SUPPORT & RESOURCES
COLLEGE & CAREER CENTER
Grade Level Remind Codes
Keep up-to-date on grade level specific College and Career Center information by using REMIND! Stay on top of what's going on in the College and Career Center, right through your phone!
- 9th Grade - Text @968bef to 81010
- 10th Grade - Text @2fhf98 to 81010
- 11th Grade - Text @d33g78 to 81010
- 12th Grade - Text @k2gcd8 to 81010
Strong Families, Strong Students
New applicants should click the “Create Your Account” button. Those who have already applied can click the “Sign In” button to check on their account status or upload required documents.
Parents needing assistance with the application process can call 844-649-2921.
The federal coronavirus relief funds can be used to make purchases on the Strong Families, Strong Students online marketplace for such things as computer hardware and software, and other devices including adaptive learning technology, internet connectivity, instructional materials, fees for courses, tutoring services, educational services and therapies, and licensed daycare during daytime work hours.
Eligible families may receive $1,500 per student, up to a maximum award of $3,500 per family.
Awards will be issued first on economic need and then on a first come, first serve basis. Initial notification of awards is expected to hit inboxes in early December.
The Boss Up Empowerment Conference
Our Boss Up Empowerment Conference is for high school girls in the 9th-12th grade. During this interactive, 3-hour virtual conference, we will teach girls the importance of using their voice and platforms to effect positive change for themselves and their communities. We will cover topics like leadership, college readiness, entrepreneurship, and advocacy. From this conference, we want girls to take away the knowledge of how to propel their communities forward and develop lasting success for themselves. Over the summer, we hosted two Boss Up Empowerment Conferences and served over 500 girls from 35+ states.
This event will take place on Saturday, December 12th from 9 AM- 12PM MST. Since the program is virtual, there is no limit to the number of girls you can invite. If you have any questions, please let me know. I can be reached through email or at 757-477-0184.
Career & Technical Education
Are you interested in a hands-on career? College of Western Idaho (CWI) offers comprehensive training in just 9-24 months. CWI partners with local employers to ensure students learn the skills necessary to be competitive. Visit: https://cwi.edu/programs-degrees/career-technical-education for more information.
Programs include: Automotive Technology, Computer Support Specialist, Early Childhood Education, Heavy Equipment Technician, Welding and Metals Fabrication, and many more!
Emails from college representatives from across the country are coming in DAILY! They want to meet YOU and share information about their schools, including the application process. All visits are virtual and most begin at 3:30 PM. Invite your parents to join the meeting too!
Girls in STEM presented
Discussions will be the first Monday of each month.
Registration is required: https://k12foundation.wufoo.com/forms/sqs3p4m13yub6q/
Students will receive a secure Zoom link to join following registration.
BSU - Sophomore Start
Freshmen and Sophomore students at CHS can participate in the Boise State University, Sophomore Start Program. It is designed for a motivated student who can maintain a 3.0 GPA and who would like to earn 30 college credits while still in high school. Students can utilize Fast Forward Funds to pay for these college credits. This can be a great opportunity to enter college as a Sophomore for students who are planning to attend Boise State. A dedicated advisor will work with the student throughout their participation in the program.
If you would like more information about this program please visit Boise State's Concurrent Enrollment website at https://www.boisestate.edu/concurrentenrollment/sophomore-start/ or if you would like to speak with an adviser please contact Harmonee Teng at (208) 426-3772 or by email at email@example.com.
Juniors and Seniors who would like to take the ACT
You must sign-up for this on your own at act.org
- Upcoming test dates are: December 12
- Deadlines to sign up vary - check the ACT website here for more information
- Cost is $55
ACT TEST PREP:
- Visit ACT Academy for FREE ACT personalized practice https://pages.act.org/free-practice-act-test.html · https://academy.act.org
- Free ACT Practice Test: http://www.princetonreview.com/college/free-act-practice-test.aspx
- Question of the Day: http://kaplanquizzes.com/act/