CRHS Student & Family Weekly Update

January 2-6, 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 1/2

Tuesday 1/3

  • Girls Basketball vs. Parkside (5:00pm Start)
  • Boys Basketball at Parkside (2:00pm Dismissal)

Wednesday 1/4

  • Wrestling vs. North Dorchester (5:00pm Start)

Thursday 1/5

  • Girls Basketball at Kent Island (1:30pm Dismissal)
  • Boys Basketball vs. Kent Island (JV starts at 4pm, Varsity follows)

Friday 1/6

Message from Dr. Simmons

A message from Dr. Simmons:

It is with profound sadness that I share with you that School Resource Officer Lucas Nagel passed away on Saturday, Dec. 31. This loss shakes our family to the core as Lucas was a loved and trusted member of Caroline County Public Schools and most certainly, the Colonel families. CRMS and CRHS students were informed of this loss in their first period classes this morning. Counselors and other support personnel were made available and will continue to be available on an ongoing basis.

The death of a staff member may affect a child in a variety of ways depending on the age of a child, how well the child knew SRO Nagel, and the child’s prior experience with grief. Please listen to your children and monitor their social media activity. If they seem to need to talk, answer their questions simply, honestly and as often as they need.

We have attached resources to this email that may be of assistance in talking with your child, and have more available if needed. We are here to help in any way possible, so please reach out to the schools as needed. Please keep the Nagel family in your thoughts and prayers in the days and weeks to come.

Inclement Weather Day Plan for Students

The Maryland Department of Education is allowing districts to use three (3) asynchronous inclement weather days as virtual learning days. This limits the number of days that would normally have to be added on to the end of the school year.

Elementary: Folders with brief Math and/or English Language Arts assignments will be sent home in preparation for an inclement weather day. Internet/Wi-Fi will not be required to complete assignments. Assignments will be due shortly after school is back in session and will count as attendance for the virtual day.

Secondary: Students will be able to access their assignments offline without the need for Internet/Wi-Fi access using their school-issued device. Assignments will be brief and a review of material already covered in the classroom. Work will be due shortly after school is back in session and will count as attendance for the virtual day.

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.