Cambridge High School
December 6, 2021
End of the Semester
An overview of what students and parents can expect during the last week of the first semester has been provided. Along with this Q&A, we have provided the bell schedule for the week of December 13. We have also included a link to our website's End of First Semester page that houses teacher calendars for the remaining two weeks. The teacher calendars will also give students and parents insight into what to expect for each class during the two weeks.
Will Breakfast and Lunch be served on these days? When do buses leave in the afternoon?
Yes, breakfast will be served as normal. All students may pick up a “grab and go” lunch from the cafeteria before getting on their bus or leaving campus. Buses will leave campus shortly after the 12:40 pm dismissal.
What will be happening during these extended class periods?
Activities will vary by teacher and subject. Some teachers will be offering the final 9-week recovery opportunity. Some will be doing a review of the material. Some teachers may be giving a test or having students do project presentations. Some teachers may be teaching current or new material for the next unit. Posted at the link below so that students and parents will know what assignments and work will be accomplished during these days.
Is attendance required on these days?
Yes. Attendance is always required.
What if my teacher is doing remediation or recovery, and I do not need to make anything up? Can I decide not to come to school that day?
No. Attendance is always required.
What if I don’t have anything in my 3rd-period class but know I will be out on Friday for my 7th-period class, can I go to my 7th-period class on Wednesday and do my recovery early?
No. If you know you will not be in attendance for a specific day or class period (because you have completed the pre-approved absence process), you will miss your recovery opportunity. This means ALL recovery opportunities must be completed by the end of your class final period.
If I have a pre-approved absence, can I make up a recovery assignment when we return from winter break?
No. If you miss a recovery opportunity during the final week, you cannot make it up when you return. It is not a new assignment; it is optional.
What if my teacher is giving a test or a new assignment/project on a day that I have a pre-approved absence?
You need to arrange to make up with your teacher when you return. All makeup from the first semester must be completed by the first ten days of the second semester. Grades are due by January 3, so be aware that your report card in January will reflect a zero for the missing work. After the makeup (within the approved time frame), a grade change form must be submitted by your teacher to update your final grade for semester one. If not made up within the first ten days of the second semester, the zero and the semester one grade will remain on your report card and transcript.
Can I submit a pre-approved absence for one or more of these periods/days?
Yes. The form is online and in the attendance office. The form must be accompanied by a note from a parent stating the reason for the absence. All teachers must sign off on the form in order to get the absence excused. Final approval will be made by the administrator. Students who are failing a class will not receive a pre-approved absence. All pre-approved absence forms are due at least three days in advance of the absence. Pre-approved absence forms for Final Week will not be approved or accepted after Tuesday, December 14, 2021.
If you have not ordered your Graduation Package, please order it before the deadline of December 17, 2021. The senior Graduation Package includes:
- Cambridge custom graduation gown
- Stole with the Cambridge crest insignia
- Cap and 2022 tassel
- Diploma and diploma cover
- Graduation ceremony and rehearsal venue
- The price of the package is $135.
Our goal is that all senior families order their Graduation Package before the end of the semester, December 17, 2021. Meeting this deadline will allow 3rd Ascent time to ensure all caps and gowns arrive on time. During this time of shipping delays and difficulty in getting materials, it is important that we ensure all orders have been placed by this deadline.
Please know that families in need can reach out to their Guidance Counselor, or our Social Worker, for assistance. If you need help, we ask that you reach out to them today.
Cambridge High School Graduation Committee
Personal Fitness Waiver
- GHSA option: Student-athletes who complete two verified sub-varsity (9th or JV) seasons or one Varsity season of a GHSA sport verified by Coach and Athletic Director
- Marching Band option: Complete a Marching Band season verified by the Band Director.
For more information on the qualifications and how to apply, see the CHS Personal Fitness Exemption page on www.cambridgehs.org.
This form went live on December 6, 2021, and will close at 11:45 pm on December 17, 2021. If you have already completed a form at the end of previous semesters and were approved, you do not need to apply again.
Course Corrections - 2nd Semester
Student schedule corrections will be accepted for the second semester beginning Tuesday, January 4, 2022, until 4:00 pm, Friday, January 7, 2022. Forms will only be accepted in the Counseling Office during this timeframe. Submitting a request does not guarantee approval. Students must continue to attend and complete all work for their current courses until confirmation of a schedule correction or communication regarding the request is received. Other classes may be changed as a result of the request. Once changed, the schedule will not be changed back.
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)
Hard copy forms with both parent/guardian and student signatures are required.
B2 (Advisement) Changes
Beginning December 1, the following opportunities for support will be added to advisement time.
What can B² support be used for?
- Extended time on tests/quizzes
- Makeup of work
- Meet to discuss how to get on track
Career Testing Available in January
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Students taking dual enrollment classes at Georgia State University-Perimeter Campus, UNG, Gwinnett Tech, Lanier Tech, etc. (any college except Young Harris) need to submit a copy of their spring college class schedule to their counselor as soon as you enroll in classes. We need a copy by Monday, December 13, 2021. Please follow the college's process for registering and abide by their deadlines.
Junior Meetings with Counselors
Juniors and their parents/guardians are asked to view the informational presentation below before the meeting with their counselor. In addition, the following Naviance tasks must be completed by the student before the appointment:
- Complete SuperMarch college search and save at least three colleges to their Naviance account.
- Compete the Dual Enrollment survey.
- Complete the Workforce Development survey.
Transcripts and College Applications
If your student has a January 1 to January 5 college application deadline, they should submit their request for transcripts and recommendation letters by December 3, 2021. School is closed from December 18 until January 2 for Winter Break. No request will be processed during that time.
All transcripts for college applications require ten (10) school days to process, including required forms and letters. The counseling department does not process transcripts, forms, and recommendation letters on weekends, after school hours, or school holidays. Please keep this in mind when planning applications and making requests ahead of time to ensure your deadlines are met.
All transcript requests for current students must be placed in Naviance. Seniors must ensure the following items are completed in Naviance when applying to a college.
- Indicate in Naviance how you are applying to the college - Common App or directly to the college.
- If using Common App - it is important that the application deadline is correct in Naviance.
Note: students have indicated that they have a first-semester deadline but Naviance is showing they selected deadlines in the second semester. Deadline dates need to be correct in Naviance to ensure your student's documents arrive at the college to which they are applying on time.
- Complete the Senior Information Survey located under 'Important Tasks' in Naviance so that transcripts can be processed and letters of recommendations can be sent from the counselors.
- Complete the FERPA Waiver section in Common App so teachers and counselors can send your documents to colleges.
- Add colleges to 'Applying List' before requesting an initial transcript.
- Always ask a teacher before putting their name as a recommender. If a college requires teacher letters, they will ask for one to three, maximum. Please do not request a letter from more than three teachers for one college application.
Seniors and parents/guardians are encouraged to view the resources on requesting transcripts, adding colleges in Naviance, and requesting letters of recommendation from teachers on the Senior Naviance Help page.
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From the Counseling Department
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Brick Legacy Pavers - Sponsored by the PTSA
- Congratulate a graduating senior
- Commemorate a graduation year
- Honor accomplishments
- Recognize business partners
- Highlight special events
- Send a message to a student or teacher
Now is your chance to help support the Cambridge front area beautification project while leaving a permanent legacy that will be enjoyed year after year. Personalized brick sales will fund patio/walkway installations that feature the pavers and grounds beautification in the current grass plots in front of the school.
- Bricks are available in 4x8 ($50) or 8x8 ($100) sizes.
- Orders will be accepted through December 10.
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Social and Emotional Resources - Home Connections
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To help students and parents prepare for the new year, we have provided all the information needed for a successful year at Cambridge High school in our new Student and Parent Handbook.