Chancellor Charger Weekly Update
News You Can Use for the Week of January 18, 2021
From the Principal
Greeting Chancellor Chargers,
This weekend we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. I hope that you and your family can take advantage of the many virtual events honoring Martin Luther King this weekend. This Monday, January 18 is a school holiday and there has been a change in the instructional calendar for this week. Both Tuesday (1/19) and Wednesday (1/20) are now asynchronous days. This means that students only need to complete the attendance Google form (found here) for their B5 class on Tuesday (1/19) and A1 class on Wednesday (1/20). Also, January 26th is now an asynchronous day for high schools only due to PSAT testing. 100% distance/virtual learning mode has also been extended through Friday, January 29th. Parents and guardians, thank you so much for your support and patience as we continue to navigate through this unprecedented time. Have a wonderful week.
Leading the Charge!
Cassandra Crawford, Principal
We will have two ASVAB testing dates. Friday, February 5th (Group 2 students) and Tuesday, February 9th (Group 1 students). The test will be administered at 8 AM in the library. Students who are 100% virtual will need to provide their own transportation. Please use this link to sign up.
CHHS Distance Learning/Virtual Bell Schedule Jan. 4-Jan. 29th, 2021
To avoid classes being split by lunches, a slight revision to the bell schedule was made so that all students will have the same lunch break at the same time from 10:35-11:20. Thanks for your understanding.
1st/5th Block 7:35 ~ 9:00
2nd/6th Block 9:05 ~ 10:30
LUNCH- ALL CLASSES 10:35 -11:20
3rd/7th Block 11:25 ~ 12:50
4th/8th Block 12:55 ~ 2:20
Follow our Winter sports teams practice and game schedules as well as our Fall and Spring sports that are conducting offseason conditioning by visiting our website
- Click on the calendar tab for specific sport details
Home events....at this time fans are not allowed to attend sporting events but you can watch these events live thru the NFHS network.
(Many away events in our area can be viewed on this site as well.)
Fall Sports Tryouts
...be sure you have a current physical on file prior to tryouts
...Football and Competition Cheer tryouts start on Feb. 4
...Volleyball, Field Hockey, and Cross Country tryouts start on Feb. 15
Message from the CHHS Counseling Department
Advanced High School Programs application is now available online. Paper applications can be printed using the following links: English Application and Aplicación en español. Applications must be completed and submitted by January 22, 2021.
Spotsylvania Career and Tech Applications are now open for the 2021-2022 school year. The due date is February 19th. Email your school counselor with any questions.
Courses for the Pathways/Metal Trades II Applications: Construction Pathways, Health & Medical Sciences Career Pathways, Video Production Pathways, and Metal Trades II (Please note: Students in Metal Trades I must apply to take Metal Trades II. However, students do NOT have to be taking Metal Trades I to apply for Metal Trades II)
Pathways and Metal Trades II: http://bit.ly/ChancellorPathwaysapp
Courses for the 2-year program application: Automotive Collision Repair, Automotive Service Technology, Carpentry, Cybersecurity Systems Technology, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, Drafting-Design-CAD, Dental Assisting, Early Childhood Education, Heating-Ventilation-A/C-Refrigeration, Masonry, Medical Assistant, Residential Wiring/Electricity, Vet Science, and Video Production. (Please Note: Students registering for YEAR TWO of these programs, DO NOT have to complete an application.)
2 Year programs: http://bit.ly/ChancellorSCTCapp
Alfred Street Baptist Church is hosting the 19th Annual Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) Festival on Saturday, February 20, 2021, from 08:00 am to 4:00 pm. In response to COVID-19 concerns, this event will be VIRTUAL. Registration is now open for high school seniors only. Registration for all others will open on January 25, 2021, at 12:00 noon (EST) Register here: https://www.alfredstreet.org/hbcu-fest/
Favorite Class Challenge has been extended until January 22nd.
To help you all with scheduling this year, we are trying something new... #FavoriteClassChallenge. We are attempting to have students make a 60-second video about their favorite elective class...What is it? Why should someone take it? How does the class prepare YOU for your future plans?
Click on the link below to check out a video presentation that gives all of the specifics:
Kiwanis Seeking Nominations for "Teenager of the Year"
The application can be found at https://k03.site.kiwanis.org/toy/ and can be submitted anytime through February 01, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. The application is extensive. Before completing, applicants must read and adhere to the specific guidelines that can also be found at the above link.
Save the date: Virtual Parent-Teacher Conferences scheduled for Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Nominations for the Inaugural Class of the Chancellor Athletic Hall of Fame
Chancellor High School has a long history of athletic excellence which was established in 1989 and continues today. There have been many great athletes that have walked the hallways of Chancellor High School, but few have known of their great athletic accomplishments. To properly celebrate the wonderful accomplishments of these great players, coaches, teams, and contributors, the Chancellor Community will be establishing The Chancellor Hall of Fame. Please help us in honoring these wonderful Chancellor athletes and contributors by submitting a nomination. See the forms below.
November & December Students of the Month
Students and Parents,
As we plan for the PSAT on January 26th, I am sending out a few reminders:
1) Please plan to arrive by 7:35 am. Transportation is NOT being provided. Enter through the front office entrance.
2) Please bring a calculator and two non-mechanical #2 pencils.
3) Please go DIRECTLY to your assigned testing room. Signs will be posted in the main entrance directing students to the testing room.
4) You MUST wear a mask and adhere to hallway directional signs and social distancing guidelines (6 feet).
5) Make sure you know your home address and the email address that you want to attach to your College Board account.
6) The test will last approximately 4 hours. Students should finish by noon.
Should you wish to cancel your registration for the PSAT on January 26th at CHHS, PLEASE RESPOND TO THIS EMAIL BY MONDAY, JANUARY 18TH.
Students may access the Student Guide for testing at https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/pdf/psat-nmsqt-student-guide.pdf. This booklet provides sample questions as well as information about the length of each test. The PSAT results can be linked with Khan Academy to help students prepare for the SAT. Scores typically take at least 2 months. If your student does not already have a College Board account, they may create one ahead of time. They should use the same email address when completing the demographic information for PSAT that they use when accessing their College Board account.
STUDENTS MUST BRING WITH THEM TWO #2 PENCILS (NOT MECHANICAL) AND A CALCULATOR (SCIENTIFIC OR GRAPHING). Testing will likely end between 11:45 and 12:00.
SOL Testing for Seniors in need of an SOL test credit
We will restart SOL testing for seniors by appt only beginning February 1st. Emails with dates, times, and how to reserve a seat will be sent to parents and students next week. Testing locations are limited to 12 socially distanced students and mitigation practices will be in place to ensure student safety.
MESSAGE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT
“We have the glorious opportunity to inject a new dimension of love
into the veins of our civilization.”
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
I hope that all of our students and families are enjoying a safe and restful weekend. Thank you for your continued support and partnership!
Below are some announcements and reminders as we look to the week ahead:
Announcements & Reminders
Tuesday, January 19th will be an asynchronous day for all students in an effort to support staff with the ability to access the Covid-19 vaccine.
Tuesday, January 26th will be an asynchronous day of learning for high school students ONLY. This is to accommodate those students who are taking the PSAT.
As was indicated in the email shared with staff and community on January 12st, our School Board will be meeting on January 26th to review our current COVID-19 case data. Our goal is to resume the blend of hybrid in-person and optional virtual learning on February 1st. We do understand that advance notice of any changes in scheduling is very important to our students, families, and staff.
We engaged our Teacher Advisory Team and STAND (Student Advisory) in meetings this week.
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. Also on our webpage is a link to the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) Dashboard. This site provides data and statistics regarding COVID-19 positivity rates and cases per 100,000 by locality, region, and state.
We know and understand that the virtual setting for school can be a challenge. If you are in need of a hot spot, please contact your child’s school. We have some remaining. Additionally, if you need support for your child, do not hesitate to contact your child’s school. We are here to assist!
The mobile hotspots have been placed in the following location parking lots throughout the county:
7XPRESS (2976 Partlow Rd, Partlow, VA 22534)
Dollar General (5720 Courthouse Rd. Spotsylvania, VA 22551)
Belmont Community Center (7124 Belmont Rd, Mineral, VA 23117)
Super Value Inn (5321 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Fredericksburg, VA 22408)
Stay 4 Less (5308 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Fredericksburg, VA 22408)
Garden Inn (5308 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Fredericksburg, VA 22408)
Todd's Tavern (10719 Catharpin Rd. Spotsylvania, VA 22553)
Dollar General (1500 New Bridge Rd, Mineral, VA 23117)
Never before in my lifetime can I recall a more important time to reflect on and press forward in the spirit of Dr. King’s words and mission. Our students, families, staff, and entire community need to receive the gift of love, expressed through not only words, but in direct service.
Have a great week!
Dr. S. Scott Baker