Clear Creek High School Updates
September 29, 2023
6-Week Progress Report
Friday, September 29th marks the end of the 6-week grading period. Grades will be finalized by Tuesday, October 3rd, and progress reports will be available on Thursday, October 5th. The 6-week grading period is also our first UIL eligibility check for any student who is participating in extracurricular activities.
Dine Out to Donate: Monday, October 2nd
Dine out or take out for education on Monday, October 2, 2023 at participating restaurants (see attachment) and a percentage of sales will be donated to the Clear Creek Education Foundation. Proceeds benefit teachers and students in CCISD through CCEF programs: Educational Grants, Clear Horizons Early College High School and National Board Teacher Certifications.
CCHS PTSA Updates
PTSA's next general meeting is on Friday Oct 6th at 10:00 a.m. in the college center. Please check in at the front desk when you arrive. PTSA will also be selling lunch items in the courtyard for students and staff on October 13th -- more info to come in next week's newsletter.
CCISD Bond/VATRE Information
This November, CCISD is asking voters to consider three items on the ballot:
- A voter Approval Tax Rate Election
- $302 Million bond for school improvements
- $37 Million instructional technology bond
Attached below is a detailed list of the over $11 million in improvements that CCHS stands to receive if the bonds are approved. Click Here for more information. Voting is Tuesday, November 7th.
CCISD Impact Aid Survey
CCISD is conducting its annual Impact Aid survey. The federal Impact Aid statute is intended to provide financial relief to school districts that are impacted by activities of the federal government. Most Impact Aid funds are considered general aid to the recipient school districts; districts may use the funds in whatever manner they choose in accordance with local and State requirements. School districts may use Impact Aid for a wide variety of expenses, including the salaries of teachers and teacher aides; purchasing textbooks, computers, and other equipment; after-school programs and remedial tutoring; advanced placement classes; and special enrichment programs.
We are asking that parents fill out the Impact Aid form and return it to the front desk by October 10, 2023. Students received a hard copy of the form this week, but a copy is attached if you wish to print and send it in.
Attendance & Absence Notes
Student attendance in every class every day is crucial to their academic success. Compulsory attendance laws require a student to attend each class at least 90 percent of the days it is offered in order to receive credit or a final grade in a class.
If a student is absent, a parent/guardian must provide a note showing the dates and an explanation for any absence within three (3) days after the student’s arrival or return to school. If this note is not sent within the allocated three (3) days, the absence will be unexcused.
Absence notifications can also be submitted through Skyward Family Access under Attendance and Absence Requests. These notifications are still required to be submitted within three days after the student's arrival or return to campus, but they can also be submitted in advance.
PSAT/NMSQT®- Administered to ALL Sophomores October 11th and ALL Juniors October 18th
- The preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is a College Board Exam and is also used by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation to identify top academic students for scholarships.
- CCISD administers this test to ALL sophomores and juniors at no cost. No pre-registration is necessary.
SAT®- Seniors who Pre-pay October 11th
- The SAT® provides seniors the opportunity to take the SAT® during regular school hours as opposed to a weekend administration.
- All seniors who would like to take this opportunity must Click Here to Register in advance. Registration ends September 11, 2023. You MUST add the fee to Skyward and make the payment of $39 by October 5, 2023.
All Students not testing will follow their regular schedule on testing days.
Upcoming Events in October
Wildcat Families -- Did you know that our school has a Parent, Teacher, and Student Association (PTSA)? We are not the PTA you remember from elementary school but do have a large impact on the students and staff at Creek. We encourage you, your student(s), your friends, and families in our community to join us in our mission "To make every child's potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children" by becoming a member of our PTSA.
Please go to www.joinPTA.org to join. If you would like more information about what the Clear Creek PTSA is doing at the school you can also find us on Facebook at Clear Creek High School PTSA or email us at CCHSPTSA01@gmail.com.
Reflections has been a staple arts program in many schools for over 50 years. Through the efforts of our Local PTAs, millions of students have found a creative outlet in the areas of dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography, and visual arts.
With positive recognition as the focus of this program, rather than competition, students of all ages and abilities can experience the benefits of creative expression and help in finding their own voice in telling their unique story.
Click Here for more information. Physical entries are also available in the Creek library. The student or at least one person from their primary household must be a current member of the Local PTA/PTSA where the student is participating. The deadline to turn in entries to the library is November 6th.
Community Service Hours Award
Beginning Fall, 2023, CCHS PTSA is sponsoring an opportunity for students to receive a varsity letter/letter jacket based on community service hours. Please see the attached application for details. Questions, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Football Booster Fundraisesr
Creek Football is hosting a raffle for a chance to win one of five great prizes:
- Weekend Beach House in Galveston
- Dinner for two at Pier 6 w/transportation
- Autographed Astros Baseball -- Yordan Alvarez
- $250 Amazon Gift Card
- $250 Amazon Gift Car
Tickets will be sold at all varsity and sub varsity football games. !00% of funds raised are earmarked for the scholarship fund. Please consider supporting our Wildcat Student-Athletes!