Centennial High School

CHS Weekly: Nov. 22 - Dec. 4, 2020

CENTENNIAL HIGH SCHOOL

MISSION:

We provide an engaging, inspiring, and caring learning experience for all our students.

Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving Patriots!

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IMPORTANT SCHOOL DATES:

November 23-27 - Thanksgiving Break

November 26 - Thanksgiving

December 16 - Quarter 2 Evening Parent/Teacher Conferences - virtual appointments ONLY, 4:30-8:00pm

December 21-January 1 - NO SCHOOL: Winter Break

January 4 - School resumes, Quarter 2 continues

CHS Bell Schedule

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Daily Schedule

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Student Expectations during Remote Learning

REMOTE MONDAY:

  • 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!


IN-PERSON DAYS:
  • 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)

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PATRIOT ATHLETICS

Girls basketball is up and rolling! First contest is Dec. 4th vs. Eagle.


Boys Basketball and Wrestling start Nov. 30th


Parents and Student Athletes, Prior to participating on a team for Centennial High School, athletes must provide the Athletic Department with current address, emergency contact, insurance, medical alert and health history information EVERY YEAR. To expedite this process Centennial High School uses an online data entry system, referred to as SWOL (see attachments below for instructions).

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AVID TUTORS WANTED

CHS is looking for college students, parents, or other stakeholders that are interested in becoming an AVID tutor for our 9th and 10th grade students. AVID tutors work with small groups during the AVID elective class under the supervision of an AVID classroom teacher. Tutors take an active part in developing the academic and personal strength of AVID students through utilizing the AVID learning strategies during tutorials. This is an amazing opportunity to work with your local high school students and teachers. The position is a part time position. If interested, please apply here: https://www.applitrack.com/meridian/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=Classified+Support+Staff&subcategory=Tutor+%2D+AVID

Speech & Debate

This past Saturday the Centennial Speech and Debate team competed at the 2020 Canyon County Classic (held online). Sadly, due to sickness our entry was a bit smaller than we anticipated. Freshmen Abbey Takeuchi led the way with a 3-1 finish in Novice Lincoln Douglas and was the 15th seed out of 42 debaters! Go Patriots!

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:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Chills
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Muscle aches
  • Congestion/runny nose
  • Loss of smell or taste
  • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
  • Sore throat
  • Shortness of breath
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COLLEGE & CAREER CENTER

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.


Click Here to Register for Boss Up Empowerment Conference

Women in Technical Careers

Women in Technical Careers is an interactive and informative discussion for female students in grades 9-12. Presenters will include engineers, chemists, physicists, and more!


Upcoming Events:

Wednesday, December 2nd 11:00-12:00


Register online: https://k12foundation.wufoo.com/forms/women-in-technical-careers-registration/

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

Attention high school girls: Take an hour out of your day to join a discussion with female STEM professionals from MICRON Technology. Bring your questions, or just plan to listen in on an informative session where you will hear personal experience about the path from high school through college to a career in a STEM field.


Discussions will be the first Monday of each month - December 2nd 11:00-12:00


Registration is required: https://k12foundation.wufoo.com/forms/sqs3p4m13yub6q/

Students will receive a secure Zoom link to join following registration.

Spring IDLA Registration - Open Now!

If you are looking to graduate early, have fallen behind, prefer online learning - Idaho Digital Learning Alliance (IDLA) provides online solutions for a variety of academic needs.


AND, if you meet the requirements, you can request Fast Forward Funds to pay for your class(es).


Contact Wendy Rossman, IDLA Site Coordinator, at rossman.wendy@westada.org to get the Registration Form, Session/Course Schedule, Instructions for registering, Fast Forward Info., etc.

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 harmoneeteng@boisestate.edu.

Juniors and Seniors who would like to take the ACT

You must sign-up for this on your own at act.org


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