CRHS Student & Family Weekly Update

January 23-27, 2023

Colonel Richardson High School

Nikki VonDenBosch, Principal

Jared Sherman, Assistant Principal

Brad Oberdorf, Dean of Students

Cia North, School Counselor (grades 9 and 11)

Office Phone: 410-479-3678

Google Voice Phone: 301-327-0714 (can receive texts)

Jennifer Reed, School Counselor (grades 10 and 12)

Office Phone: 410-479-3678

Google Voice Phone: 302-272-5313 (can receive texts)

Cindy Saathoff BSN, RN, School Nurse

Office Phone 410-479-3612

Emily Phillips, Attendance Administrative Assistant


Stephanie Carmine, Enrollment/Guidance Administrative Assistant


Wendy DuVall, Finance and Administration Administrative Assistant


Week at a Glance

Monday 1/23
  • Finals Block 3
  • Wrestling at Bennett (1:00pm Dismissal)

Tuesday 1/24

  • 1/2 day of school
  • Finals Block 1
  • Boys Basketball vs. Queen Anne’s (JV starts at 3:30pm, Varsity at 6:30pm)
  • Girls Basketball vs. Queen Anne’s (5pm Start)

1/2 day of school Schedule

Block 1

7:43 - 9:25 (Finals)

Block 2

9:29 - 9:50

Block 3

9:54 - 10:15

Block 4

10:19 - 11:45 (Lunches)

Wednesday 1/25

  • No School for Students/Transition day for Teachers
  • Wrestling vs. Mardela (5pm Start)

Wellness Wednesday Tip:

  • Take a break from social media!

Start with decreasing by only accessing it three times a day

Then get to once a day for a week! See how you feel :)

Thursday 1/26

  • Quarter 3/Semester 2 begins
  • Boys Basketball at St. Michaels (1:30pm Dismissal)
  • Girls Basketball at St. Michaels (1:30pm Dismissal)

Friday 1/27

  • Wrestling vs. C-SD and QA (5pm Start)

Saturday 1/28

  • Wrestling at QA for Girls Tournament (6:45am Departure)

Attendance Update

Parent/Student Update:

Attention please Parents: With the start of a new Semester it seems like a good time to offer a reminder that parent notes submitted for absences, tardies and/ or early dismissals must be for a lawful reason and submitted within 10 school days of the absence. Lawful reasons are: doctors' appointments, personal illness and court appearances. Oversleeping, missing the bus, forgetting a laptop and going back home, and taking a sibling to school first are examples of unlawful reasons.

While notes and emails regarding absences are always appreciated, please know that just the act of writing the note does not itself make it excused in the eyes of the school system.

Vacation days, for example, are not excused by a parent note, however, a parent can write/email Dr. VonDenBosch and request that she consider certifying them. That decision is at her discretion based upon number of absences, grades, etc.

Nurse Notes


Cindy Saathoff RN, BSN

The cold and flu season is upon us, here are ways to protect yourself and others:

  • Wash your hands often
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Stay home when you are sick
  • Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing
  • Get plenty of sleep
  • Drink plenty of water

Parents do not send your child to school with fever, diarrhea, or vomiting.

Graduation Spotlight Class of 2023

Week of January 23

Mrs. France has sent updated order forms home to seniors who still have not ordered the cap and gown unit. Orders must be placed by April 1. You can order online, by phone or by mail.

If you are ONLY ordering the cap and gown unit, you do not have to pay the $11.95 handling fee indicated on the order form.

If you are ordering other items with the cap and gown unit OR one of the packages, please include the handling fee when calculating the total cost.

Cap and gown units and any stationery products will be delivered to the school. Clothing and jewelry will be delivered to your house.

At this time, there are no plans to have additional senior portrait make up days. If this changes, Mrs. France will let everyone know.

Please be sure the following dates are on your calendar:

  • May 24 - Senior Awards Night 6PM

  • May 30 - Graduation Rehearsal 7:45AM - 2:30PM (honor cords and graduation tickets are handed out)

  • May 31 - Graduation Ceremony 6PM

If you have any questions or concerns about any of these activities, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs. France at

CRHS Next Generation Scholars Update

On January 13th, 27 CRHS Next Generation Scholars (NGS) students attended Maryland Business Roundtable for Education's (MBRT) Career Tours event.

As the first trip that we take together as new NGS members, it sets the tone for future programming with this group. The objective is to introduce students to job and career opportunities in their own backyard!


- Maryland Park Service: a tour of Martinak State Park and information session on careers within the Park Service and AmeriCorps.

- Caroline County Public Schools: a tour of the Support Services building and a presentation about all of the different kinds of jobs available at CCPS.

- Caroline County Health Department: a tour of the Medical Adult Daycare facility, as well as their Mobile Response Units, and a presentation on the different kinds of jobs each agency has.

From our survey:

100% of students...

- Felt that the day was a positive experience.

- Learned the importance of one's education and how it applies to one's career.

- Learned something new.

These numbers really highlight the value of exposing students to all of the professional opportunities that Caroline County has to offer!

Key takeaway from a student:

"Today, I learned different careers can give a different perspective on life and there are so many interesting jobs."

We're so grateful to our community members and volunteers for making these connections and helping to create this awesome day!

SAT School Day

SAT School Day testing will be on March 1, 2023. All CRHS juniors have been automatically registered for this free administration. This is a great opportunity for students! Here are two free resources validated by College Board for students to prepare for the SATs:

Please let Mrs. North know if you have any questions!

Promoting a healthy and safe environment for ALL students and staff:

CCPS is committed to providing a safe, respectful, nurturing educational environment where the worth and dignity of individuals are valued and their safety and rights are protected. Behaviors that compromise this environment, interfere with school operations, or are otherwise contrary to the basic mission of our public schools will not be tolerated. Bullying, hazing, harassment, or other discrimination affecting a student or a staff member should be reported by a victim, parent/guardian, witness, staff member, or other person having knowledge. Staff members with knowledge of such conduct are required to promptly report it to the building principal.

Caroline County Public Schools prohibits discrimination in its educational programs, and in employment, on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, or disability.