Centennial High School

CHS Weekly: September 6-12, 2020

CENTENNIAL HIGH SCHOOL

MISSION:

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

School Starts Remotely on September 8

ALL students, Grades 9-12, will be remote for the first week of school and while the district is in the red category. More information concerning device distribution will be provided to families next week. Students will have computers prior to their first day of remote learning on September 8.


First Day Expectations:

  • Students log in to Microsoft Teams, according to the Centennial Bell Schedule, with their West Ada email and district provided password - District link to Microsoft
  • Teachers will take attendance in each class period and provide synchronous or live instruction, group work or guided instruction via Teams
  • Assignments will be provided via Teams and turned in via Teams. Grades will be posted in PowerSchool for parents to access.
  • During the first week of school and while we are in red, students are expected to login to Teams DAILY, following the bell schedule in order to access classroom instruction and materials
  • Textbooks are online/digital, with some exceptions. Textbooks, novels and classrooms materials necessary for classroom instruction will be made available to students during device distribution (TBD).


CLICK HERE to access the Fall Reopening Plan from West Ada School District

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The Front Office is happy to help in anyway they can.


1. West Ada School District is in RED (Remote Learning) until further notice. The first day of school is September 8.


2. EVERY student will NEED a district laptop regardless of whether or not they have their own device. Personal devices will NOT work on school WiFi in the event that we are in yellow or green. School issued devices come re-imaged with district approved apps to easily access classroom materials during remote learning.


3. While we are online (RED) students will login to Teams EVERYDAY, following the bell schedule. Physical Distance (PD) Teams (T1/T2) will only go into place when we are in yellow and students will attend CHS in person every other day.


4. Any and all problems logging into PowerSchool need to go through IT (208) 350-5300. More information can be found on District Support HERE!


5. Students will follow the High School Bell Schedule and connect to each class, via Teams, during their scheduled time.


6. If you enrolled in Virtual Schoolhouse, you will need to contact them directly for device pick-up or schedule questions. They are a completely separate high school.

SENIORS!!! VERY IMPORTANT!!!

12th Grade Vaccination Requirement

Idaho School Immunization rules were updated during the 2020 legislative session.

A 12th grade meningococcal vaccine is now required starting with the 2020-2021 school year.


New Requirement:

  • Students who received their first dose of meningococcal (MenACWY) vaccine before the age of sixteen (16) must have two (2) doses of meningococcal (MenACWY) vaccine.
  • Students who received their first dose of meningococcal (MenACWY) vaccine at sixteen (16) years of age and older, or those who have never received a dose, must have one (1) dose of meningococcal (MenACWY) vaccine.

If you have questions, please contact your primary provider as soon as possible. Per updated Idaho State law, your child will not be allowed to attend school until we receive an updated immunization record.


Please provide your updated records to the school as soon as possible. Records can be faxed to 208-855-4074 or emailed to cole.tara@westada.org.


Vaccination Clinics

Meridian Schools Clinic is open and providing immunizations to students. Parents can call 208-514-2527 to schedule an appointment or walk ins are welcome.

Extra staff will be on hand on the following dates for immunizations.

  • September 2, 7:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • September 3, 1:00 pm -7:00 pm
  • September 4, 7:00 am – 1:00 pm


Central District Health Department is providing immunizations for school entrance. Parents can call 208-327-7400 to make an appointment.

IMPORTANT DATES:

September 7 – West Ada School District offices closed for Labor Day

September 8 – First day of school - remote learning

October 14 - 12th Grade SAT & 10th Grade PSAT- NO SCHOOL 9th and 11th grades

November 3 - NO SCHOOL: Remote Learning Day K-12

PATRIOT BOOSTERS

Hello from your Patriot Boosters!!!! We are so glad to have you back after summer break and to be working together again. We are gearing up for a VERY different year. We will be in the hallways less and not at games, so we are moving our spirit wear sales online...stay tuned for more information!


Parents, you can still support the school without physically being on campus this year. We invite you to be a member of the Patriot Boosters, (see membership form below) or refer to the Patriot Booster website. We encourage parents to pay for a membership as a gesture of support instead of physically giving time; every little bit helps and we are always appreciative of your continued support.

CONTENT AREA NEWS

COLLEGE & CAREER CENTER

COLLEGE & CAREER CENTER

Start thinking about your future and college now! The earlier you start planning the better off you will be in the end. For information regarding colleges, scholarships, financial aid, college entrance exams, please go to the Career Center or contact our College & Career Counselors - townsley.alyson@westada.org OR jerome.breeonna@westada.org.


Fast Forward:

The cost per credit is $75 and all students have access to use money towards Dual Credits, Overload Classes, and AP Exams.

Advanced Opportunities/Fast Forward Funds - Request For Fall 2020 Classes Now!

The Fast Forward Request Window is open now through September 25th.


If you are taking any IDLA or CC (Dual Credit) Courses, please go to https://advancedops.sde.idaho.gov/ and request funds!


Instructions to request Fast Forward Funds or to set up a new Fast Forward Account, for first time users are inserted below - see attachment.


If you have any questions, please e-mail townsley.alyson@westada.org or rossman.wendy@westada.org "

Tips for Completing College Applications

Know your deadlines

  • Few schools will even look at your application if it comes in after their deadline. Here are some options and types of deadlines you should become familiar with:


Early decision. With early decision, you are telling the school you are 100% committed to going there if you’re accepted. Students submit their applications as early as November 1st and schools will send their decisions by December, well before a schools’ regular decision timeline. If you’re accepted to the school you applied for with early decision, you must contact any other colleges you applied to and withdraw your application.


Early action. Similar to early decision, students submit their applications around November 1st and schools’ decisions are sent out by December. However, if accepted, you are not required to attend the school.


Regular decision. If you’re applying for the upcoming fall semester, regular decision deadlines for colleges usually extend into January or February. After the application deadline closes, schools will sort through their applications and send their decisions out typically around April. Similar to early action, you are not required to attend any of the schools that accept you on the regular decision timeline.


Rolling admission. Rolling admission isn’t a deadline you necessarily “choose,” it’s a way some schools receive and evaluate the applications that come into their doors. Instead of specific deadlines, schools will weave through applications until they have filled all the slots for their incoming class. Similar to early action and regular decision deadlines, rolling admission gives you the freedom to choose from the schools you’re accepted into.


Remember, each college you’re considering will potentially receive thousands of applications. If you’re laser-focused on one school and want to get ahead of the application rush, apply early. Questions stop by the Career Center.

Juniors and Seniors who would like to take the ACT

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

  • Upcoming test dates are: October 10, 17, 24 and 25
  • Deadline to sign up is September 25
  • Cost is $55


ACT TEST PREP:

EARLY GRADUATES

Senior students planning to graduate early must make an appointment with their school counselor ASAP to meet virtually or over the phone in September. The application deadline is early September 2020.


All credits must be completed prior to the end of the first semester to qualify as an early graduate and participate in the graduation ceremony.


Independent Study/Correspondence Courses: The West Ada school district has approved specific courses to fulfill graduation requirements, so it is important to discuss these options with your counselor before enrolling in a correspondence courses.

ATHLETICS

Dear Patriot Community, We are extremely excited that we have received approval to offer sports and activities to our students. We truly believe athletics and activities are important to our students mental and physical health. We also know that the "stadium experience" is part of the fun and excitement of being a student athlete. Unfortunately, due to our current designation of “red”, we cannot permit spectators or fans at events.


The Centennial High School Athletics Program follows the guidelines adopted by the Southern Idaho Conference (SIC). We are adhering to these guidelines as we make every effort to reintroduce student athletes to our school. We have worked alongside Central District Health, West Ada School District officials, and adjacent school districts to implement an athletics program plan in accordance with SIC guidelines. This published document contains information vital to a safe return to our facility and will be followed and enforced by our administration and coaching staff. We thank you for your patience and support and ask that you remain flexible as we navigate these changes together.


As mentioned, in our current status of "red," our patrons will not be able to enjoy our activities and athletics in person. However, we encourage you to take advantage of our live streaming option for all Fall games in the stadium or gymnasium on our NFHS Network. You can access that information and create an account at: https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/users/sign_in

More information can be found on the Centennial website under "Athletics."


We are excited for the opportunity to return to play in a safe way! We appreciate your patience in the ever changing landscape we find ourselves in. We have much to celebrate with our new and improved facilities inside and out; a gymnasium remodel, new training room and a beautiful new synthetic surface in our stadium, to name a few. We can't wait to share it with you! Please contact me if you have questions.


Thank you,

Jon Watson

Activity Director

Watson.jon@wetada.org or 208-855-4250.

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