Dear Families,

The week of January 25th is B week. Students will have periods 4, 5, & 6.

As you look ahead to the month of February, there is no school for students on February 15th and 16th. Parent-Teacher Conferences will be on 2/15 and 2/16 is a Professional Development Day for teachers.
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The CTHS student application for 2021-2022 school year is open January 11th - 29th.

The deadline to turn in applications is January 29th by 2:45 PM.

Students currently enrolled at CTHS do not need to reapply.

The application is available on our website.


PSAT is Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Remember to bring your #2 pencils (no mechanical pencils) and an approved calculator. If you do not have a calculator, we have some available for check out. There will be breaks during testing so you can bring snacks and drinks.

No cell phones are allowed!

You will need to arrive between 7:35 am and 7:50 am to check in and receive your room assignment. Check-in will be in the commons.

Testing will be in the Fishbowl, Transportation Lab, and RM 1113B (Sparks).

We will start promptly at 8:00 am and students will not be allowed to enter late, no exceptions.

Please be on time, we will not wait for you.

We have some waitlisted students, so if you are unable to take the test

please let Mrs. Clark know.

You can email jody.clark@matsuk12.us, call 352-0461 or stop in the counseling office.

You will be testing until about 12:00 pm and you cannot leave until everyone is finished testing. If you have any questions, please come see us in the Counseling Office.


The last day to preorder a yearbook is January 30th. You can preorder a book at https://yearbookforever.com [Type in Mat- for the school name].


Yearbook is still taking senior portraits and graduation slideshow pictures - please visit our webpage https://www.matsuk12.us/domain/4697


Are you looking for some CTHS swag?

You can find it on our online store: https://apparelnow.com/cths-online-store-apparel

There are even gift cards available! Are you looking for a gift for one of our CTHS graduates? There are a lot of options to customize that perfect gift.


Colony High School is starting preseason track conditioning on February 1st. If you'd like more information, flyers will be in the front office.


State of Alaska COVID-19 Vaccine Status Updates

The COVID-19 vaccine is here and being administered to eligible Alaskans. See the State of Alaska DHSS link COVID Vaccine Status Update for more detailed information on eligibility, appointments, and frequently asked questions. Those who are eligible to get vaccinated right now include:

· Alaskans age 65 and above

· Eligible Healthcare workers

· Eligible long-term care residents and staff

For more information on who will be eligible next for the COVID-19 vaccine, see the DHSS link here.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, I am here to help your student; please reach out to me by email or phone if needed.

In Health,

Sonja Mack, RN

CTHS School Nurse




First semester report cards are available in your ParentVue account. When you log in, choose report card from the left menu. You will see the posted grades or you can download a copy of your students report card by clicking on the view report card for semester 1 link under our school name.

Below is a reminder of how to view semester 2 grades for your student:

In Building Students

Please remember that Synergy (ParentVue) is the official, most up-to-date, and accurate grade. Synergy (ParentVue) grade calculates weighted scores that is used for the final grade in the class.

Google Classroom and APEX are supplemental resources that help students know what work is expected, missing, or due. Any cumulative “grade” calculated by these programs is not accurate.

At Home Learners

ParentVUE and StudentVUE grades will only be updated 4 times per semester: Progress 1, Quarter 1, Progress 2, and Semester 1. Apex Gradebook / weekly Apex report emails will be the most accurate and up-to-date Apex grade.

  • Students- Keep track of your grade through the Apex Learning website. You will find your most accurate and up-to-date grade on your dashboard in Apex.
    • Clicking on your grade for a particular class will provide:
      • a detailed breakdown of your assignments
      • assignment due dates
      • missing and submitted work
      • individual assignment grades
  • Parents, if you would like a weekly progress report of how your student is progressing through his/her Apex courses, you must sign up to be an Apex coach.
    • To sign up, you can send Andrew Dwyer (andrew.dwyer@matsuk12.us) an email with:
      • Your student’s name
      • The email address you would like to receive the weekly progress reports


Girls Who Code meets in Mrs. Whitehurst's room (221) on Wednesdays after school. Come join us!


The Palmer Museum of History and Art is once again putting on their Beyond the Classroom exhibit! There is a cash prize. Each student may submit one piece. The submission deadline is February 19th, and pieces will be on display at the Museum beginning in early March. See Mrs. Schiewe if you are interested.