Panther Pause

24 years of Pride at Colleyville Heritage High School

10.9.20

Dear Panther Family,


We’ve completed yet another week here at CHHS! I hope you are all safe and well. As we approach the second nine weeks, I just want to encourage us all to keep going! Believe me, I know this is difficult...very difficult. We’ve all been asked to do things well beyond our comfort zones during this time. The QuaranTimes have forced us to grow in ways we never imagined in such a short period of time. That growth has not come without pain, frustration, angst, and confusion. Yet here we are rounding out another week in the midst of the madness. I know it’s tough, but I am so proud of our Panther Family!!


For our teachers, they are working tirelessly to manage the great many challenges that come with what teaching looks like right now. Teaching both remote and in-person, simultaneously, is extremely difficult. But I have been impressed by the determination and solutions-oriented mindset our educators have embraced this challenge with. It is inspiring to witness the way they are pushing forward in the face of adversity for our students.


As we approach the end of the nine weeks I encourage everyone to pay close attention to Skyward and follow up on any courses where there may be challenges. For our remote learners, please remain in your teacher’s WebEx room during their asynchronous time to be able to get assistance, if need be. Our teachers have found this to be so beneficial.


Additionally, if at all possible, please have them turn their cameras on during instructional time. We understand that this opens a window into each and every one of your homes and that there may be times where having the camera on is just not feasible. But if you can, please get those cameras turned on. We know that a large percentage of communication is body language. Facial expressions tell a teacher a lot about what’s going on with a student - how they’re processing information - and this allows them to stop to clarify, ask questions, and really monitor the learning that is taking place in a much more efficient way.


Thank you for your support, encouragement, grace, and patience as we navigate the days and weeks ahead. Trust that we are in this with you to create the very best experience for each and every Panther! Have a blessed 3-Day weekend!


With Pride,

Dr. James Whitfield

CHHS Principal

#CHPantherPride

School Pictures FOR ALL GRADES

All grades 9-11 will be taking their school picture during their English class on October 20 and 21 (depending on which day they have English class) in Gym 2. If you are learning remotely, please register here for a time to get your picture taken on these two days. (Please do not register for a time if you have in-person learning).


Seniors will be taking their picture at CHHS in the Gym 2 on November 2, 3, and 4th. All seniors (whether learning in-person or remote) will need to register here for a time. Each senior can choose to have their picture taken wearing the traditional tux or drape or in their Sunday Best clothes. Please know that that tux and drape are not washed between each wear, so due to Covid, each student can choose to wear it or not. The yearbook sitting fee is free for you to get your picture taken.


Legacy Studios will provide:

  • Social Distancing of 6ft or more
  • No-Contact photography process
  • Masks worn by photographers and staff


***ALL ORDERS ARE DONE ONLINE!

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Panther Tennis

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USDA

In-Person Learners

The USDA has issued a nationwide waiver, allowing Grapevine-Colleyville ISD to offer meals FREE at no charge through December 2020 at all elementary, middle school campuses, and Collegiate Academy.


On September 22, 2020, GCISD began providing free meals to students as part of the Seamless Summer Option (SSO) program. Sponsored by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA), this program will allow any student in elementary or middle school to receive a free breakfast and lunch meal in the school cafeteria.


Remote learners have the opportunity to pick up meals curbside every Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at three locations: Cross Timbers Middle, Grapevine Middle, and Grapevine Elementary. All meals are free of charge until December 2020. For more information please visit www.gcisd.net or email child.nutrition@gcisd.net

Pink Out Wall

Panther Cheer is continuing the tradition of making a wall to recognize those that have survived, are currently fighting, or have lost their lives from breast cancer. Even though we do not have a Pink Out Pep Rally this year, we will still hang the wall in the school to show support. If you have someone that you would like to honor, please reply with their name. Please also let me know if they are a Fighter, Survivor, or In Memory Of. We need all names by Friday, October 23rd.
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9 Weeks Level Down Window

The next level down window is October 14th at 8 am until October 16th at 4 p.m. The form will be available on the counseling website during that window. Please note that schedule changes cannot be made until after report cards post on October 20th.

PSAT/NMSQT

On Wednesday, October 14, 11th grade students in GCISD will take the PSAT/NMSQT, and 8th grade students will take the PSAT 8/9. College Board recommends that, "students bring and use a calculator they're familiar with on the Math Test--Calculator portion" of these tests. Please note that cell phone, tablet, and laptop calculator apps are not approved for use on the PSAT/NMSQT or the PSAT 8/9. Students are strongly encouraged to bring their own calculator. This will ensure a student is using a type of calculator with which they are most familiar.


If a student does not have their own calculator to bring, one will be provided by the district during the testing session. A calculator will be provided in a sanitized baggie, should be used in the baggie (screens are clearly readable through the bag), and there will be no sharing of calculators during testing. The provided calculator may be a four-function, scientific, or graphing calculator.

Included are some resources to familiarize yourself with the potential types of calculator a student could use. Again, please note that cell phones, tablets, or laptops are not allowed for PSAT testing.

  • Four Function: This is like the calculator on your cell phone when you hold the phone vertically (portrait).
  • Scientific: This is like the calculator on your cell phone when you hold the phone horizontally (landscape).
  • Graphing: Here are some possible apps that are like the kinds of graphing calculators that could be provided.
  • Calculate84 iPhone/iPad app
  • TI-84 or TI-Nspire software 90-day free trial version

PSAT/NMSQT

Grapevine-Colleyville ISD high school students will be participating in the PSAT/NMSQT (Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) in the upcoming months. Juniors are scheduled to take this exam on Wednesday, October 14. We have alternative dates for freshmen and sophomores (see below). This is an important test that can help students along the path to college. Remote learners will have the opportunity to come to campus to test on their assigned testing date. If your student is a remote learner and would like to take the PSAT/NMSQT, please complete the respective form below.

If your child is a sophomore, the PSAT/NMSQT test will be offered to all sophomore students on Thursday, October 29, 2020. Remote learners have the opportunity to respond to this survey indicating their intent to test. The survey can be filled out beginning on October 14, 2020, through October 18, 2020.

If your child is a freshman, the PSAT/NMSQT test will be offered to all freshman students on Tuesday, January 26, 2021. Remote learners have the opportunity to respond to this survey indicating their intent to test. The survey can be filled out beginning on October 30, 2020, through January 8, 2021.
Students not testing will participate in remote independent learning during the time of the test. Testers will be released from campus at the conclusion of testing and buses will run at that time to provide transportation home. Grab-and-Go lunches will also be available for students on the day of testing.

For all students, the PSAT/NMSQT is also considered valuable practice for the SAT. Personalized feedback will be provided and students can also link their results to KHAN Academy for additional feedback. You will receive instructions from your campus on how to access this information after the test date.

For more information about the PSAT/NMSQT, visit psat.org, or contact our campus PSAT coordinator, Scott Saettel.

What to Expect on PSAT Testing Day -- October 16, 2020, for CHHS Juniors

On Wednesday, October 14, 2020, we will be administering the PSAT/NMSQT for CHHS juniors. Below provides information on what your student can expect on testing day. If you have any further questions about what to expect on exam day, please contact Scott Saettel, PSAT Coordinator.


What to bring

Students do not need to bring anything with them to campus except a calculator for the math section that allows a calculator and number 2 pencils (not mechanical). We will not have extra calculators on campus. Please review CollegeBoard’s PSAT/NMSQT Test Day Checklist (including a list of approved calculators) for a list of what to bring and what NOT to bring to campus on testing day.


Additional: What NOT to bring

We do NOT recommend students bring their backpacks or cell phones to campus on testing day. These things may be secured in a student’s vehicle.


Lunches

Lunches will be provided by our cafeteria for takeout only, to be picked up after the exam before students exit the building. Lunch will only be prepared for those students who request them. If you’d like to order a lunch, please fill out this form by Monday, October 12.


Arrival

Students should arrive no later than 8:15, or at the earliest time available to bussed students.


Finding the testing room

The list of testing rooms for students will be hung on the library windows; students should look for their names on those lists. Please arrive by 8:15 so that you can find your testing room in plenty of time for the start of the exam.


Those allowed on campus

On the testing day, the only students allowed on campus will be those who are testing. All other students will stay home and work asynchronously through their scheduled classes, which will count the student “present” for attendance purposes. Being present for the exam will count the student “present” for attendance purposes.


COVID Precautions

  • All testing rooms will be sanitized prior to testing.

  • All students are required to wear masks while on campus.

  • All students will be seated a minimum of six feet apart during testing.

  • All students will be asked to sanitize their hands upon entering testing rooms.


Departure

Once all students complete the exam, they will be released to go home. Students are not permitted to stay on campus at the conclusion of the exam (all lunches will be “to go”).

What to Expect on SAT Testing Day -- October 14, 2020, for Qualified Seniors

On Wednesday, October 14, 2020, we will be providing an opportunity for qualified seniors to take the SAT (without the essay). Seniors who qualify for this opportunity are students who are designated as seniors and who have not yet taken an SAT exam provided by GCISD. We have been asking these seniors to sign up for the exam over the last couple of weeks so that we have an accurate headcount for attendance. If you have a qualified senior and have not yet signed up for the exam, please do so here by October 12. If you are unsure if your student is qualified, please feel free to email Kelli Mann, SAT Coordinator.


The following is intended to let you know what to expect on testing day. Please don't hesitate to contact Mrs. Mann if you have any questions.


What to bring

Students do not need to bring anything with them to campus except a calculator for the math section that allows a calculator and number 2 pencils (not mechanical). We will not have extra calculators on campus. Please review CollegeBoard’s SAT Test Day Checklist (including a list of approved calculators) for what to bring and what NOT to bring on test day.


Additional: What NOT to bring

We do NOT recommend students bring their backpacks or cell phones to campus on testing day. These things may be secured in a student’s vehicle.


Lunches

Lunches will be provided by our cafeteria for takeout only, to be picked up after the exam before students exit the building. Lunch will only be prepared for those students who request them. If you’d like to order a lunch, please fill out this form. This needs to be completed by Monday, October 12.


Arrival

Students should arrive no later than 8:15, or at the earliest time available to bussed students.


Finding the testing room

The list of testing rooms for students will be hung on the library windows; students should look for their names on those lists. Please arrive by 8:15 so that you can find your testing room in plenty of time for the start of the exam.


Those allowed on campus

On the testing day, the only students allowed on campus will be those who are testing. All other students will stay home and work asynchronously through their scheduled classes, which will count the student “present” for attendance purposes. Being present for the exam will count the student “present” for attendance purposes.


COVID Precautions

  • All testing rooms will be sanitized prior to testing.

  • All students are required to wear masks while on campus.

  • All students will be seated a minimum of six feet apart during testing.

  • All students will be asked to sanitize their hands upon entering testing rooms.


Departure

Once all students complete the exam, they will be released to go home. Students are not permitted to stay on campus at the conclusion of the exam (all lunches will be “to go”).

Staff Appreciation signup

We are thankful for our teachers and staff at CHHS! Let’s show our appreciation for all of their hard work by stocking a snack bar for their professional development days November 2nd and 3rd. Please click on the link for more information and to donate.

https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/60B084FA4A72FA02-staff3

Support CHHS Research and Design

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Poinsettias for sale!

Contact your favorite Pantera or Pantherette to place your Poinsettia order!! Email Karis.Van@gcisd.net if you are in need of a contact.
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Panther Football Car Raffle

Panther Football players are selling Panther Ride 2020 raffle tickets. They are raising funds for needed equipment and necessities. Please support our team! Tickets can be purchased through the website or from a Panther player (must be 18 to purchase a ticket). Here's the link to purchase: Welcome | 2020 Panther Ride Car Raffle Ticket Purchase | CHHSPanther Football

Support CHHS Choir


We have officially kicked off our Butter Braid fundraiser! Butter Braids are delicious, easy to make, and perfect for holiday meals/parties! And even better, all ordering is online this year!


Just click on the link below and select a choir student's name and their personal store will come up. Ordering is easy!


https://store.myfundraisingplace.com/6864817b-86bf-4552...


THE SALE ENDS OCTOBER 13, 2020! Items will be delivered around NOVEMBER 5, 2020. (Please be aware: These are frozen and cannot be mailed!)


Thanks for supporting the Panther Choir Booster Club! If you have any questions email: president@chhspantherchoir.org

VIRTUAL SUICIDE PREVENTION DISCUSSION FOR PARENTS AND STUDENTS GRADES 6-12

Tuesday, October 13

7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.


Webex Link


Please join us virtually for a suicide prevention discussion on Tuesday, October 13 from 7:00

p.m. to 8:15 p.m. The evening will include:

● Welcome from Dr. Greg Hudnall, founder and CEO of Hope Squad

● Youth-focused presentation on Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) by Kristi Wiley of the

Jordan Elizabeth Harris Foundation

● Q&A session with GCISD Student Advocacy Counselors


Just like CPR, QPR is an emergency response to someone in crisis and can save lives. Please view the agenda here.

Student Fall Survey

Growing our students’ social-emotional skills is an important goal in GCISD. We strive to create global citizens who are skilled problem solvers, effective communicators, self-regulated learners and collaborative workers through our Portrait of a Graduate. In order to identify areas of strength, needs, and support, students will be completing an online survey to align with Goal 2 of LEAD 2.0: designing learning environments that support social and emotional well-being.


The data we get back will help inform our educational practices and will help us continue to identify opportunities for growth and development in the classroom and across the District.

Beginning on Monday, October 5 through Friday, October 16, students will have the opportunity to complete the online survey during a designated class time. For students who are engaging in remote learning, an activity will be loaded into Canvas with instructions for you to be able to participate in this opportunity. Please be on the lookout for specific communication from your student’s teacher about this survey.


The survey for students in third through twelfth-grade will ask a series of questions on the following topics: grades, classes, performance in school, behavior and learning. Students in pre-kindergarten through second grade will be assessed on teacher perception of grit, self-management, social awareness, self-efficacy and learning strategies. The information collected will be used by the teacher and campus leaders to provide necessary support for students engaged in both in-person and remote learning.


If you have any questions regarding this survey, please contact Amanda Vargas.


Encuesta estudiantil de otoño

El incrementar las habilidades socioemocionales de nuestros estudiantes es un objetivo importante para GCISD. Nos esforzamos en crear ciudadanos globales que son expertos en solucionar problemas, comunicadores eficaces, estudiantes autorregulados y trabajador colaborativo a través de nuestro perfil de un graduado. Con el fin de identificar áreas de fortaleza, necesidades y apoyo, los estudiantes estarán completando en línea una encuesta para cumplir con el Objetivo 2 de LEAD 2.0: diseñando los ambientes de aprendizaje que apoyan el bienestar social y emocional.


Los datos que se obtengan nos ayudarán a informar nuestras prácticas educativas y nos ayudarán a seguir identificando oportunidades de crecimiento y desarrollo en el salón de clases y a través del distrito.


Empezando el lunes, 5 de octubre, hasta el viernes, 16 de octubre, los estudiantes tendrán la oportunidad de completar la encuesta en línea durante un horario asignado a hora de clase. Para los estudiantes que participan en el aprendizaje remoto, se cargará una actividad en Canvas con instrucciones para que puedan participar en esta oportunidad. Favor de estar atento a la comunicación específica del maestro de su estudiante sobre esta encuesta.

La encuesta para estudiantes de 3º a 12º grado tendrá una serie de preguntas sobre los siguientes temas: calificaciones, clases, rendimiento en la escuela, comportamiento y aprendizaje. Los estudiantes de Pre-Kindergarten hasta 2º grado serán evaluados por los maestros en su percepción de valentía, cómo se encargan de sí mismos, la conciencia social, la autoeficacia y las estrategias de aprendizaje. La información recopilada será utilizada por el maestro y los líderes de la escuela para proporcionar el apoyo necesario a los estudiantes que están involucrados tanto en el aprendizaje en persona, como remoto.


Si tiene alguna pregunta con respecto a esta encuesta, favor de ponerse en contacto con Amanda Vargas.

CHHS Senior Class of 2021 Project Graduation

Support this year's CHHS Senior Class of 2021 Project Graduation!!! Project Graduation, is a one night celebration after graduation organized by high school parents of all grades that celebrates the graduating class of seniors by sending them off with a night of fun and prizes. In order to make this year a success we need your help! We have spirit wear options for Seniors, Moms and all CHHS supporters! Prices range from $20 (including tax) for t-shirts, $16 for Yard signs, and $5 for a Panther license plate holder for those new Panther drivers. Order your spirit wear today and support our Senior Class of 2021.



2021 CHHS Senior Spirit Items Order Form

Support Lady Panther Basketball

Please help our girls basketball team raise funds for their upcoming season by donating to their FanAngel campaign. Their fundraiser will end on October 20! Click on the link below to make a donation!



https://www.fanangel.com/campaigns/1580/story

CHHS Choir Presents SING-OUT

Come see our soloists and the Di Voce and Ovation Jazz Choirs perform at the Palace Theater in Grapevine on OCTOBER 20th at 7pm! You can purchase tickets here, but tickets are going fast!


*Please note that guests will need to wear face masks for the duration of the show.

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CHHS Panther Football-Pink Out Shirts

For our first home game of the season on October 23, we plan to Pink Out the stands to support Breast Cancer Education and Awareness. As well, for the entire month of October, our football teams will proudly wear pink ribbons on our helmets.


But....this year, we want to take things to the next level for our annual Pink Out game! CHHS Panther Football is excited to sell official Pink Out shirts for our game on October 30!

And, even better, all proceeds from the sale of the shirts will be donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation out of Dallas, Texas in honor of Coach Cottle's Wife, Lori, who battled breast cancer last season!


We are beyond excited to be able to give back to such a great foundation and cause in honor of one of our own Panther Football families and to show support for all those that have battled, are battling, or have lost their lives to Breast Cancer!

The shirts are $15 each and can be ordered at https://www.blingitboutiquetx.com/product-page/chhs-pink-out-t-shirts until 10/18 at 10:00 pm CST.

Just like with the Grapevine shirts, if you order one, let me know and I will deliver them to your box before Friday, 10/23!

Please help us honor Lori Cottle and support those that have battled, are battling, or have lost their lives to Breast Cancer!
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SUPPORT CHHS CHEER

The deadline to order is November 9th!

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Attention Senior Parents!

2021, 2022, 2023 & 2024 Senior Students & Parents ~ WE NEED YOU! We want to keep CHHS Project Graduation going for years to come and we need your help to start planning for our 2021 Seniors! Our goal is to have parents and students from ALL grade levels! Signing up below is NOT a commitment. You will be contacted with more information regarding the position and to confirm your interest. Most positions are a minimum time commitment. More than one person can help with each position so get a friend or two and sign up together. Students can also volunteer to help with any positions and earn service hours! We will be meeting soon so sign up today and join the CHHS Project Grad team at bit.ly/PGTeam2021

CHHS Senior Ad

It's time to purchase your Senior Ad! Before the price increase on November 13, you must create and purchase your ad here:

https://www.jostens.com/apps/jcom/router.mvc?affiliateId=1026349

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Class of 2021 Seniors

Are you applying for the CHHS PTA/PTSA scholarship?

To qualify for scholarship consideration, you must be a CHHS PTSA member by 10-31-2020.

If unsure of membership status, email the CHHS PTSA Membership Chair at vpmembership@chhsptsa.org


For details about the scholarship process, please see the PROGRAMS tab on CHHSPTSA.org

Character Strong

"At Character Strong, we are always looking to provide practical tools for weaving social-emotional skills and character development into the daily fabric of campuses and classrooms. A key component of all of our curricula is the Character Dare: actionable ways to bring the sometimes abstract concepts, values, and traits of character to life. We believe that character is a set of skills and all skills require practice!" The upcoming week's Family Character Dare is below:

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Support CHHS Project Graduation

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Suicide Prevention Training for Parents

"Save the Date" for Oct. 13th at 7:00 PM for a Suicide Prevention Program featuring Hope Squad founder Dr. Greg Hudnall and Jordan Elizabeth Harris Foundation Program Director Kristi Wiley. More details to come.

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Colleyville Heritage Dual Credit Students

As of Spring 2019, all new to TCC students are required to complete the #NotAnymore video program before registering for their second semester at TCC.

Therefore, if you plan on taking dual credit classes Spring 2021, please complete the required #NotAnymore. The deadline for completion is October 15.


If you fail to successfully complete the #NotAnymore program prior to registering for Spring 2021 at TCC, you will not be able to enroll in your Spring 2021 dual classes. To access the program Log into your TCC WebAdvisor account (wa.tccd.edu) and choose “Students.” Under the Prepare to Register section in the left column, choose “#NotAnymore” to go to your myTCC (TCC Blackboard) account. Complete the training and email your certificate of completion to leslie.walden@gcisd.net.


Make sure you are logging into Webadvisor and checking your Blackboard and TCC email account for your assignments, grades and updates from your professors. TCC grades are not posted in Skyward until the end of the semester.

Go Center

We are back and can’t wait to meet with your student to discuss their college, career and post

high school plans! If you are new to GCISD and have yet to meet us, click here to learn about

the Go Center. We look forward to partnering with you and your student this year.

Another great resource we have put together for our students can be found here.


College Applications:

Seniors! College applications are open and the Go Center is available for appointments to assist you with your college process or answer any questions you might have. Due to the changes we are experiencing, you can set up a virtual or phone appointment until we are back in person. Click here to sign-up for an appointment! Please check your school email for follow- up communication.


GCISD Virtual College Visits:

This year we will be promoting Virtual College Visits in the evenings instead of during lunches. Visits will be open to students at BOTH high schools, so please check both calendars to see who is “visiting”. The calendars can be found on the Go Center website as pictured below. Each university will provide their own link for accessing the visit which can be found on the calendar.

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Virtual College Visits:

Curious to how you can visit schools virtually and take advantage of their online opportunities? Check out this great resource that links you to each college's virtual experience page! **New Link from previous Panther Pause updates***


You can also visit DARN’s YouTube Channel to catch up on the virtual college fair that they hosted.


There are still opportunities to participate in NACAC’s virtual college fair and the GCISD College Fair (happening October 21, representatives will be “live” for questions).

Scholarships:

Although many local scholarships are not open yet, we encourage you to begin checking the GCISD Scholarship website as this will be actively updated with new deadlines as soon as we receive them. If you have not obtained letters of recommendation, please request them now as most scholarships generally require a minimum of two letters.

Seniors also need to research scholarships that come directly from the colleges/universities to which they are applying. Please reach out to the Go Center if you have any questions about scholarships!


TCC College Access Program:

If you have a possible interest in attending TCC after high school in the Fall of ’21, please know that TCC College Access facilitates the entire TCC registration process and is done during the school day. In order to participate and be included in this process you must complete this interest form questionnaire: http://tinyurl.com/tcc21. You can email Emily.miller@gcisd.net with questions or if you are interested in the program.

We encourage you to come see us (reach out virtually to us) at the Go Center for any questions you may have regarding your post high school plans.

Pictures from the summer

The CHHS yearbook will look a little different than in years past, and we need your help! This year's theme is Together, We Can! and it will literally be a team effort. Please submit any pictures you have of what you did over the summer to our yearbook staff member, Xavia Washington, at was2871@gcisdstudent.net. They could be from games, practices, school, pumpkin patch, etc...


Your email must include a clear picture (in a jpeg format; not a screenshot or a png) and the names of the students in the picture. You can most definitely submit more than one picture. Deadline for fall entries is December 2nd.

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CHHS PTSA Reflections

Reflections is a program that provides an opportunity for recognition and access to arts in which students can express themselves, gain confidence, and find success within arts and life. Each year over 300,000 students create an original piece of art in response to the theme expressing their thoughts, feelings, and ideas.


This year's theme is: I matter because....

Submission Deadline: October 28, 2020

Submissions will be DIGITAL

Requirements: must include sumnission form and membership registration to PTSA


Detailed links and information can be found here:

http://www.chhsptsa.org/reflections

CHHS 2019-2020 Yearbook

All in-person learners can come to the Yearbook Lab in F115 any day before school starts in the mornings.


All remote learners can do a drive-by yearbook pickup on Thursday, November 5th from 4:30-5pm in the back of the school or come by Yearbook Lab in F115 any day before school starts in the mornings if they choose to come back to in-person learning after October 19.


**There will be no more yearbooks delivered to in-person learners and no alternative pickup dates for remote learners.

AP Testing Payment Information

To ensure that your student will have an AP exam ordered for testing in May, please make sure you have completed the following step:


Your student must complete his/her registration on Total Registration, our testing payment portal. Even though your student may have joined his/her AP course in AP Classroom, he/she must register to pay for the exams in Total Registration. Please remit payments in Total Registration by November 6, 2020. Payments will be processed as credit through the TR website. For questions or concerns about additional payment options please contact your campus AP coordinator, Kelli Mann (kelli.mann@gcisd.net).


To complete registration, students must answer all of the required questions. Registration is not complete until students have printed the PDF of the confirmation page that is provided at the end.


We know that parents may desire to register their students for exams. We strongly recommend that parents and students are both present while registering to ensure that the correct exams are ordered.


Find out more about AP Classroom, AP Examinations, and CollegeBoard IDs at https://apstudents.collegeboard.org/join-your-class-online.


There is money available for financial aid and/or scholarships. If you would like information on applying for financial assistance, would like information on arranging a payment plan, or have further questions, please email the campus AP Coordinator, Kelli Mann.

Prep at CHHS

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Join CHHS DECA

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CHHS Baseball Golf Classic

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STUDENTS ARE AN IMPORTANT PART OF PTSA - Students join today

Times are tough. Looking for a great way to support your teachers and school? Join the PTSA. Just 3 years of membership and a few simple requirements and you can have a PTSA CHampion cord for graduation. Due to a decrease in volunteer opportunities, we are waiving the PTSA volunteer hours requirement. Now you only need 3 points over your entire CHHS career to qualify. Just attend one PTSA general meeting for 1 point! Deadline for this year is October 31st. Join here and start supporting all the great things PTSA does for our teachers and school. Don’t forget PTSA membership also qualifies you for all of the local PTSA scholarships!


CHHS PTSA Link - chhsptsa.org

CHHS Yearbook

Click here to purchase your 2020-2021 CHHS Yearbook at the lowest price all year at $75! Hurry now before the price goes up next on November 13!

Counseling Newsletter

Click here for the October edition of the 3Cs CHHS Counselor Connection.

ongoing important information:

Colleyville Virtual Cafe: Tutoring for Remote Learners

Colleyville Virtual Cafe: Tutoring for Remote Learners

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Compass Center, 4201 Pool Rd, Grapevine, TX

MASKS REQUIRED


Virtual Cafe is a partnership of Compass Christian Church and Bear Valley Community Church. It will be staffed by a team of young adult volunteers from Bear Valley and hosted in the student ministry building of Compass. We will provide tutoring and internet access for students enrolled in remote instruction at Colleyville Heritage High School and Heritage Middle School. We will provide snacks each day, but not breakfast or lunch.


Registration will be capped at 15 students per day. Registrants beyond this capacity will be placed on a waitlist and informed when we have the capacity to serve more students.

Questions? Contact Kyle Bauman at kyle@bearvalleychurch.com



REGISTER HERE

Skyward Attendance

Please be aware that as we move through this unique school year with in-person and remote learners, the way in which our teachers take attendance in Skyward has become much more complex. Therefore, to make better use of instructional time, teachers now have the flexibility to formally enter attendance into Skyward up to a full day after the attendance period.


With that said, it is important for parents to know that if you access Skyward to view your student’s attendance, it is possible the system may show them as being absent for the current day, even if they were present in class or online. Additionally, it is possible that remote learning students may still display as absent up until the following day.


As always, we appreciate your patience and understanding.

A friendly reminder to parents

Parents, because of our Covid safety precautions, we are unable to accept deliveries to the school for any reason.

Grapevine-Colleyville ISD to offer meals FREE

USDA has issued a nationwide waiver, allowing Grapevine-Colleyville ISD to offer meals FREE at no charge through December 2020 at all elementary and middle school campuses and meal bundles at curbside locations.


Beginning on September 22, 2020 Grapevine-Colleyville ISD will begin providing free meals to students as part of the Seamless Summer Option (SSO) program. Sponsored by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA), this program will allow any student in elementary or middle school to receive a free breakfast and lunch meal in the school cafeteria, with the option to purchase a-la-carte items. Additionally, the District will offer meal bundles at no cost available for curbside pick-up that will contain meals for the entire week, including the weekend.


Curbside meals may be picked up on Wednesdays at Grapevine Elementary, Cross Timbers Middle or Grapevine Middle from 4-6 p.m. The meal bundles will include seven breakfast, seven lunches and a choice of chocolate or white ½ pint milk (14 milks will be provided). Heating instructions will be included so that families can prepare the meals at their convenience.


GCISD’s high schools do not participate in the federally funded program and therefore meals will be charged as normal in those cafeterias; however, high school students are able to pick up a meal bundle from one of the curbside locations.


For more information on how the federal program operates please visit www.squaremeals.org or www.fns.usda.gov.


Parents are encouraged to continue filling out the free and reduced application online at www.schoollunchapp.com. The benefits from being approved for free or reduced-price meals, may include discounts for transportation, standardized tests, college application fees and technology fees to name a few. If you have any questions, please email child.nutrition@gcisd.net or call 817-251-5617.
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Grade level canvas

Please click the link below to join your class Canvas course for announcements and updates from counselors and administrators today:

Class of 2021

Class of 2022

Class of 2023

Class of 2024

checking your child out of school

Parents,

If you need to check your child out of school, there are several ways to facilitate this:

  • send in a note in the morning with your child
  • send an email to your child's attendance clerk
last name A - K barbara.brooks@gcisd.net 817.305.4720,

last name L - Z lesli.ware@gcisd.net 817.305.4717

  • call ahead and allow at least 30 minutes lead time


**Your student may then meet you in the circle drive and parents will not come inside.

We very much appreciate your understanding as we are not allowing visitors in the building to limit exposures.

Support CHHS Baseball

Please call the number on the flyer or order by clicking here.
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Daily Health Screen Reminder

As we prepare to welcome students on campus beginning Tuesday, September 8, I wanted to remind all parents of the need to pre-screen your student for signs and symptoms associated with COVID-19 before bringing your student to school. The signs and symptoms are to screen for are:


  • Feeling feverish or a measured temperature greater than or equal to 100.0 degrees Fahrenheit

  • Loss of taste or smell

  • Cough

  • Difficulty breathing

  • Shortness of breath

  • Fatigue

  • Headache

  • Chills

  • Sore throat

  • Congestion or runny nose

  • Shaking or exaggerated shivering

  • Significant muscle pain or ache

  • Diarrhea

  • Nausea or vomiting


If your child demonstrates any of the above signs or symptoms, they must stay home, and you need to report to the campus nurse the signs or symptoms your child is exhibiting. In the event that your child has a fever, they must be kept home from school until they are fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication. Please do not give fever reducing medication and send your child to school. Additionally, please do not send your child to school if they have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, or are test-confirmed with COVID-19.

Nurse Update

Permission Forms link for medications is found here.
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Need to see your counselor?

If you have a question, please email your counselor. Have more than just a quick question? Sign up for an appointment with your counselor. Emergency or crisis? If you're an in-person learner you may come to the counseling office with a pass from your teacher or during passing periods. Please note that COVID-19 safety measures will be in place in the counseling office and must be observed.

suicide prevention curriculum

As many of you know, every fall the counseling teams at each secondary school present an evidence-based suicide prevention curriculum called S.O.S. to all students, grades 6-12.

Due to our unusual circumstances this year, we have decided to postpone the S.O.S. presentations, preferring to wait until we can share this critical information in-person.


We do want to share with you how our counselors are continuing to support our students during this time. Counselors are available for students and parents via Webex and phone. Each campus has a form available on their website to request to meet with a counselor. Additionally, counselors are reaching out to students to check in on them and will continue to do so throughout the year. Counselors are prepared to support students both remotely and in person. For students who are returning to school in person, counselors are accessible by going directly to the counseling office, or by requesting an appointment. For students who will continue with remote learning, counselors are accessible by phone or Webex.


In addition to the support provided by our counselors, the counseling page on the GCISD webpage has resources that are available for parents on a variety of topics.

2020 Census

Students and families in GCISD still have an opportunity to participate in the 2020 Census. An accurate representation of our student and family population is important for future federal funding implications. If you have not already done so, please complete the 2020 Census for your family.

Education Rights & Responsibilities During COVID-19

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Panther Pause

Need to inform others of an event in your club/organization using Panther Pause? Please email your information by Thursdays at noon to brandie.moravek@gcisd.net.