Cambridge High School

January 10, 2022

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Return to Face to Face: Week of January 10

Please take a moment to review the email Ms. Agans sent Friday, January 7, regarding this week's return to Face to Face instruction. This important information includes:
  • Mask mandate for all FCS buildings, schools, and on buses
  • Pre-approved absences for this week
  • No eating or drinking (unless using a straw and wearing a mask) in any classroom or hallway
  • No visitors to the school
  • Canceled field trips and club meetings
  • Athletics, performing arts, and work out limitations


Week of January 10 - Important Information


If you have any questions, please contact your student's administrator.

Course Corrections - Deadline Extended

Schedule Correction Request Form due date has been extended to 4:00 PM on Friday, January 14, 2022. Please submit the completed form to the Counseling Office or to your counselor via email before the deadline. Counselors will change the schedule in the order of submission upon approval.


If one of the following situations does not apply, you are NOT eligible for a schedule correction. Switching between online and in-person will not be permitted. Corrections will only be made for the following reason(s):

  • A student is scheduled for a class that the student has already earned credit
  • A student has two of the same class on his/her schedule
  • A student has met the prerequisite for a course
  • A student is missing a course required for graduation
  • The student did not request the assigned elective course on his/her schedule
  • A student is missing a lunch period or class period
  • A student would like to level down (i.e., AP World History to World History)


For more information and to access the Schedule Correction Request for the 2nd Semester.

#BeTheBridge

#BeTheBridge with GENEROUS praise to a teacher or staff member who has made a difference in your life or the life of your child. Complete the form below, and we will RESPECTFULLY recognize their hard work and support!


#BeTheBridge

Cambridge Students Appointed to the Georgia All-State Band

Congratulations to the Cambridge Band students who auditioned and were awarded a seat in Georgia All-State Band. Over 1,200 high school students auditioned for this ensemble.


Ava Tyler - Flute

Ashlyn Long - Oboe

Dillon Causby - Bassoon

Nick Wandrick - Clarinet

Adarsh Upadhyay - Horn

Thomas Welch - Trumpet

Ugo Nwakanma - Trombone

Brenden Limon - Euphonium

Connor Roberts - Tuba

Alex Holloway - Percussion

Student and Parent Handbook (Revisions)

The Cambridge Student and Parent Handbook was created over the summer of 2021 to provide clear communication and expectations for all students and families. Questions and clarity were requested during the first semester on a few of these items:
  • Drop/Add Policy
  • Parking infractions
  • Leaving campus
  • Pre-approved Absences
  • Checking students out


Student and Parent Handbook and Addendum (1.3.22)


If you have any questions, please contact your student's administrator. Administrators are assigned by the student's last name.

New! Virtual College Visits

Virtual college visits are still taking place this month for Juniors and Seniors. Students can sign up via Naviance to meet with a college admissions representative for any of the upcoming sessions:

Gwinnett Technical College - Tuesday, January 11 @ 1:35 pm

Kennesaw State University - Wednesday, January 12 @ 9:15 am

Xavier University (Ohio) - Tuesday, January 18 @ 8:20 am

University of North Georgia - Wednesday, January 19 @ 9:15 am


Please contact Ms. Thimsen in the Counseling office if you have questions or email thimsenk@fultonschools.org.

From the Counseling Department

FAFSA and HOPE Scholarship Application

If you have not completed the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) please do so as soon as possible. Colleges need this information to determine eligibility for grants, loans, and work-study programs. FAFSA Application


Even though HOPE and Zell Miller are included in FAFSA, Georgia Student Finance Commission suggests applying for these scholarships by completing the Georgia Student Financial Aid Application System (GSFAPPS). To access GSFAPPS, an applicant must go through www.gafutures.org.


Mid-Year Transcripts

Seniors who have applied to colleges that require a mid-year transcript with first semester grades should request the transcript in Naviance. Specify if the college is through Common App or if the senior applied directly to the institution. For more information, please see the Senior College Help Page for Naviance.


Scholarships

Students can access the scholarship database in Naviance found through Classlink. Scholarships are listed under the Colleges tab and then Scholarship and Money.


Abbott & Fenner Scholarship

Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants are pleased to be able to offer their scholarship for the 16th year. They will award up to $1,000 to the winner(s) each year. The deadline is June 12, 2022. For more information visit: abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.


Gwinnett Technical College Virtual Tour

Explore the available programs offered at Gwinnett Technical College. Programs include Certificates, Diplomas, and two-year Associate degrees. A virtual tour is available every day at

GwinnettTech.college-tour.com.

Career Testing Available

ASVAB is an aptitude test that helps students realize their strengths as it relates to post-secondary planning for college, career, vocational training, or military. The hour and a half assessment will be offered to all interested 10th, 11th, and 12th grades students. The assessment will be administered on January 26, 2022, during school hours. Students who register will receive a pass to report to a computer lab and all absences will be excused. Students are responsible for making up any missed work.


To register for the ASVAB

To learn strategies for taking the ASVAB


For more information, please contact Ms. Samiah Garcia at garcias@fultonschools.org.

College and Money

Applerouth Test Prep is offering webinars on college costs and financial aid. Sign up for the whole series or just the events of interest to you.


How to Make College Affordable: Wednesday, January 19, 2022, at 8:00 pm

Financial Aid 101: Wednesday, January 26, 2022, at 8:00 pm

How to Get a Scholarship: Wednesday, February 2, 2022, at 8:00 pm

Recordings will be made available after the event if you cannot attend.


To register

PTSA Senior Scholarships

The CHS PTSA will be awarding four, $500 scholarships to 2022 graduates, including two scholarships awarded on behalf of the Class of 2020 Endowment Fund. The CHS PTSA scholarship is designed to recognize CHS seniors who have demonstrated exceptional character through school and community involvement, including leadership and achievement in areas such as academics, the arts, athletics, employment, and service to the community.


To be eligible, you must be a full-time student attending CHS, have a student membership in the CHS PTSA, have demonstrated excellence in behavior and discipline during your high school career. For more information and to apply.

EF Tours: Austria, Germany & Switzerland

Cambridge students are invited to join EF Tours for a once-in-a-lifetime educational experience in Austria, Germany, and Switzerland during the summer of 2023! Students, along with at least one parent, who are interested are encouraged to attend a virtual information session on Thursday, January 20, 2022, from 7:00 until 8:00 pm. During this meeting, details will be discussed, including the itinerary, dates, and cost of the trip - including a risk-free enrollment period and payment options will be discussed.


Please see below for more information and register to attend the virtual information session and qualify for $100 off the tour price. Register to attend by January 19. Select "no, but send information if you cannot attend." If you have questions, please contact Mr. Meyer at meyerc2@fultonschools.org, or students can stop by room 1.409.


EF Tours Information

Text 4Help

Students experiencing anxiety or stress can receive assistance by anonymously texting BEARS to Text4Help hotline: 1-844-201-9946. Certified mental health professionals are provided by District Social Services partner CHRIS180 and will respond to inquires within three to five minutes. The conversation is completely free, anonymous, and confidential.


if you or someone you know is in crisis, please call the Georgia Crisis and Access Line at 1-800-715-4225, call 911.

Home Connections

Each week students participate in Social and Emotional Skills lessons during B2 (advisement time). Parents/guardians can download resources that are available by grade level to support each week's topic.


Social and Emotional Resources - Home Connections

Connect Fulton - Local Resources

Do you know where to go to find needed resources in your area? Do you wish you could just plug your location into a website and immediately see options?


Fulton County Schools’ Office of Student Supports is helping launch a game-changing tool called Connect Fulton to all of Fulton County. Anyone - not only FCS students and employees but also parents and community members who live and/or work in Fulton County - can go to connectfulton.findhelp.com, enter their zip code, and access thousands of local, reduced-cost resources. Whether the need is for food, housing, financial, medical, clothing, job training, etc., many services and solutions are available.


For more information

Public Comment

Cambridge High School is able to opt-in to the Personal Education Course Replacement Waiver (commonly referred to as the Personal Fitness Waiver) for the next school year. At a meeting this week, your School Governance Council selected this waiver from the "Guidance for Opt-In/Opt-Out Waivers" link below. The School Governance Council is now initiating a 30-day public comment period to allow stakeholder feedback. Please complete the sections below if you wish to provide feedback on this waiver request. Public Comment closes on January 16, 2022.


For more information and to provide comments.

Cambridge Athletics

Check out your favorite Cambridge teams, view schedules, and highlights at:


www.cambridgebears.com

Latest Updates and News

For the latest updates, please visit www.cambridgehs.org. Students receive daily announcements through Cambridge Headlines, sent to their FCS email, and posted on the front page of www.cambridgehs.org each morning.