Cambridge High School
November 17, 2022
The Faculty and Staff at Cambridge High School would like to wish our Bear Families a safe and restful Thanksgiving Break.
Mental Health Resources
If you or someone you know is experiencing an emergency, please call 9-1-1.
Upcoming Calendar Reminders
I Am The Bridge Competition - November 17 at 7:00 pm.
"Sweet 16" Cambridge Varsity Football - November 18, kick-off at 7:30 pm
Thanksgiving Break - November 21 - 25
Fulton County Schools Virtual College Fair - November 29, 5:00 - 8:00 pm
Family Night (no academic homework or assessments the next day) - November 30
Winter Bazaar (Vet Science Building) - December 1, 5:30 - 8:30 pm
9th and 10th Grade Parent/Guardian Meeting - December 5, 6:00 pm, Cambridge Theater
Sounds of the Season Winter Concert - 7:00 pm, December 7 and 8
Checking Students Out Before the Holiday
If you are planning to check your child out early on Friday, November 18, please send a check-out note with your child to turn in to the front office before school that morning. We will prepare a hall pass for them to go to the kiosk at the correct time to check out. We will not take requests over the phone or over email that day.
You may also come to the school in person to check your student out, but be prepared to wait up to 20 minutes or more for us to have an office aide take a pass to the classroom to get your student. As a reminder, we do not do walk-up checkouts during the 4th period, and you must have your license with you to check your student out. Thank you for your cooperation and patience on Friday.
Governors Honors Program Nominees - Cambridge
What ideas do you have to improve student wellness? Student appreciation? Instruction? The survey will help SGC find focus and ensure we are serving the community through all voices. The survey will close on December 2, and ideas will be shared at our next SGC meeting on December 13.
Information on SGC, including minutes from past meetings and upcoming agendas, can be found on the Cambridge website at www.CambridgeHS.org. Thank you for partnering with SGC to make Cambridge the best high school for our students and community.
I Am The Bridge Pageant
In a Cambridge FIRST, I AM THE BRIDGE is a character-based pageant and talent show that will be taking place in the Cambridge Theatre on Thursday, November 17, at 7:30 pm. The pageant celebrates our students who embody what it means to be the BRIDGE through their Bravery, Respect, Involvement, Determination, Generosity, and Engagement. You will not want to miss this exciting evening as we announce our first-ever student to receive the title and the honor of saying, “I am the Bridge.” Tickets are on sale now at: https://cambridgehstheatre.ludus.com/index.php
For more information about the event, visit: https://www.cambridgetheatre.org/iatb
Seniors - New Scholarship Opportunity
Scholarship for African American Females
Composed of more than 300,000 women, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is a private, not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to provide assistance and support through established programs in local communities throughout the world. Encouraging young African American women to achieve excellence through higher education is a primary focus of the organization. The organization supports this focus by awarding scholarships to young women who exemplify academic excellence, strong leadership, and community involvement. Eligible applicants must:
- Be a graduating African American female high school senior
- Live or attend school in Cobb County, Cherokee County, or North Fulton County
- Have at least a 3.0 GPA or equivalent numerical average
All applications must be submitted online by December 16, 2022.
Yearbook - Senior Ads Due
Parents and guardians, senior ads for the yearbook are due January 20. Pay for the ad by the deadline, and you can complete the design and submit it in February. The price of the ad does not include a yearbook. Order your yearbook for $85.00 and purchase and design your ad at Cambridge Yearbook
Seniors, submit your senior quote for the yearbook before January 6. One quote per senior, please!
Georgia Scholar Program
Through the Georgia Scholar program, GaDOE identifies and honors high school seniors who have achieved excellence in school and community life. Each Georgia Scholar receives a seal for their diploma. Georgia public or private high school seniors who meet the eight criterion categories may complete the application, provided they are scheduled to graduate in spring 2023 and obtain signatures from their principal, school counselor, and parent or guardian. The 2023 Georgia Scholar Program application is due by 5:00 p.m. on February 10, 2023. Applicants should be aware that Georgia Scholar is a recognition-only program, and no scholarship funds are associated with this program.
For the criterion and application, visit the GaDOE, Georgia Scholar Program.
Apply to College for Free
November is Apply to Your Future Month. Several colleges are offering students a fee waiver for the application fee. Visit GAFutures.org for a list of application fee waivers.
Stay in touch with all senior activities, action items, and graduation at www.fultonschools.org/seniors or navigate www.cambridgehs.org > Students & Families > Seniors and Graduation.
Lettermen Jackets and Class Ring Orders
Dual Enrollment Deadline
When applying to the college, students must follow the college's process and adhere to their deadlines.
Online Course Registration - Second Semester
Seniors - as we begin to send transcripts to colleges, it is important that it accurately reflects all classes, including second-semester online classes. Not having the correct classes to meet graduation requirements reflected on a student's transcript may hinder college admissions.
College Applications and Transcript Reminders
When planning for applications, seniors should remember that the Counseling Department requires ten school days to process transcripts, forms, and letters, as they cannot be processed after hours, on weekends, or on holidays.
- All transcripts must be requested through Naviance. Seniors should ensure they add colleges to the "Applying List." It is important that seniors state in Naviance how they apply to the college - Common App or directly to the college.
- Ensure that the application deadline is correct in Naviance. Deadlines need to be absolutely correct in the Common App and Naviance to ensure documents arrive at the applied college on time.
- To process transcripts and letters of recommendation, the Senior Information Survey, located under "Important Tasks," must be completed in Naviance.
- When using the Common App, the FERPA Waiver section must be completed to allow teachers and counselors to send documents to colleges.
- Always ask a teacher before submitting their name as a recommender. Colleges that require a teacher letter will only request one to three. Do not request a letter from more than three teachers for one college.
For more information on requesting transcripts, adding colleges in Naviance, and requesting letters of recommendation, view the Naviance Help videos and review the College Application Process. This series will help seniors navigate the various functions of college applications.
Financial Night Recap
College Information Night
November 30, 2022
To register for the free event, visit applerouth.com/calendar and use the event code: M525470.
9th and 10th Grade Parent/Guardian Meeting
Monday, December 5, 2022
Join the Cambridge Counseling team for a parent/guardian information session for current 9th and 10th Grade students. Topics covered include counseling services available, high school graduation requirements, course planning, Naviance, PSAT, and more. After the meeting, the presentation will be posted to www.cambridgehs.org > Students & Families > Counseling for future reference.
End of the Semester - Update
It is time to check in with your student and their grades to ensure they are on track to finish strong. As a reminder, information on what the last two weeks of school will look like is listed below. The last major test in each subject will be given on December 7th, 8th, and 9th.
Teachers may still give minor assessments or practice assessments right up to the end of the semester. All grades will be entered, and student grades will be provided in each class on December 13 to determine if Recovery is needed before the end of the semester.
Students who need to recover the last major assessment or have some type of recovery assessment will report, by period, on our half-days on December 14th, 15th, and/or 16th. Students eligible for Recovery but do not report on the 14th, 15th, or 16th, forfeit their opportunity to recover their grade. There will be no “makeup” recovery options in January. Recovery Days are half-days, and students will be dismissed at 12:30 pm. Students who are not eligible for Recovery do not have to report on the 14th, 15th, or 16th.
Remember, EVERY day of school is important, and the expectation is that students are prepared to come to school every school day through December 16. Attendance continues to be an issue, and student grades reflect this. Teachers will only have until December 16 to help students. So, if your child needs support, reach out to their teacher(s) now. Waiting until December 16 will be too late to provide help or support. If you are concerned, please reach out to teachers immediately.
Timeline for the Last Two Weeks of Semester 1:
December 6: Remote Learning Day
December 7: Last Major Test/Assessment in Math and Social Studies Classes*
December 8: Last Major Test/Assessment in English and Science Classes*
December 9: Last Major Test/Assessment in World Language and Elective Classes*
December 13: Last full day of school – final grades announced in every class
December 14: Recovery Periods 1 and 2**
December 15: Recovery Periods 3 and 4**
December 16: Recovery Periods 5 and 6**
*If communicated in advance, teachers may still give practice or minor grades between the 9th and 13th, so long as those assessments are graded and part of the final grade given to students on the 13th for recovery purposes.
**Only students eligible for Recovery should attend the recovery period(s) needed on the 14th, 15th, or 16th. These are early release days. Buses will depart Cambridge by 12:40 pm, and “Grab and Go Lunch” will be available in the Cafeteria at dismissal.
Teacher Supplies Needed - Updated
Cambridge Be the BRIDGE to Gratitude Challenge
Bringing Food/Candy to School
As we approach the upcoming holidays, it is important to remind parents and families that candy, desserts, baked goods (store-bought/homemade), or any other edible items are not to be sold or distributed at school or on the bus unless approved in advance by the school administration. Per our Student Code of Conduct, students who do not adhere to this expectation are subject to disciplinary action for violation 7A: Failure to Follow Rules, and all candy or food items will be confiscated.
Please discuss this expectation and possible consequences with your student(s), as this will be taken very seriously. This is due to recent national and state reports about students sharing edible items and synthetic medications with other students that contain very harmful substances.
Taking these measures will help us maintain a safe environment for all students. You can help us protect your student(s) by requesting that they not eat anything given to them by another person, anything they have not brought from your home, or anything not in its original sealed package. Thank you for your continued partnership in keeping our students safe at school!
Food Deliveries and Left Items
Parents who wish to drop off student items (lunch, textbooks, gym bags, etc.) must bring the item to the front of the school and leave the labeled item on the cart outside the doors for student pickup. Students cannot wait outside or leave the building to meet a parent during school hours. Students must pick up these items between classes and before lunch. Students will not be dismissed from class or the cafeteria to pick up items.
Students are not permitted to order items for delivery to the school. Deliveries of food, flowers, balloons, etc., for students are not allowed (even if paid). All deliveries will be refused, and food deliveries will be confiscated without a refund. We love celebrating our students, but outside delivery personnel poses a security risk to our building, students, and staff; therefore, no deliveries will be accepted.
This information can be found in the Parent and Student Handbook on page 27.
Flu Information and Resources
Some of our students in the school have been experiencing signs and symptoms of Influenza (commonly known as the flu). The signs and symptoms include coughing, fever, sore throat, chills, runny nose, diarrhea, vomiting, and not feeling well. If you feel that your child is exhibiting these symptoms or would like for your child to receive the flu or COVID-19 vaccine, please contact your physician or healthcare provider.