Cambridge High School

November 16, 2020

All Students Remote: November 16 - 18, 2020

Following the FCS Closing Matrix, we have met the criteria of a Level 2 at Cambridge High School, and in consultation with Fulton County Board of Health, we are switching to remote learning for seventy-two hours to allow for cleaning of the facilities and contact tracing. Individuals who will be required to quarantine for longer will be notified directly.


Pending confirmation through the contact tracing process, we anticipate school resuming face-to-face instruction on November 19. If circumstances dictate additional steps, we will notify the school community immediately.

Safety Reminder

This video message from Ms. Agans highlights the year we have had thus far and keeping safe so that we may continue the option of face-to-face school and extracurricular activities.
Year so far and needed safety reminder
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Parent (Student) COVID-19 Reporting Portal

In partnership with the Fulton County Board of Health (FCBOH), Fulton County Schools introduced an online COVID-19 Reporting Portal for parents. This online reporting process will allow for a more direct engagement between parents and FCBOH as together, we respond and address student cases of COVID-19.


View more information on reporting a case, directions on accessing the portal, and information about expectations.

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Direct access to the portal

First Semester 2020 - Grading Guidance (with changes)

Below is a recap of the grading guidance provided by Fulton County Schools for the first semester, 2020. The recap includes changes that were made during the semester.

General Grading Information:

Students will earn numerical final grades for the course if they complete at least 80% of the course’s summative assignments/assessments based on the following grading scale:

  • A – 90 and Above
  • B – 80-89
  • C – 70-79
  • F – 69 and below
  • I – Incomplete (If less than 80% of summative assignments/ assessments were completed)
  • NG – No grade

Between 9 - 12 Summative assignments/assessment grades will be entered into Infinite Campus and contribute to the end of the semester grade.


Retake Policy:

  • 8/17-9/16/2020: Students will be permitted to redo, resubmit, and/or retake summative assignments up to three times for a higher score.
  • 9/17-11/1/2020: Students who score 79 or below will be permitted to redo, resubmit, and/or retake summative assignments up to one time for a score up to an 89.
  • 11/2-12/18/2020: Students who score 89 or below will be permitted to redo, resubmit, and/or retake summative assignments up to one time for a score up to an 89.


Retakes must be taken by Friday, December 4th, to comply with Board Policy that all work must be turned in 10 days prior to the end of the semester.


Formative assessment grades will be entered into the gradebook but will not have a weight assigned to them and, as such, will not impact the ongoing or end of the semester grade. Formative assessment grades will not be counted towards Incomplete status.


There is a district NO ZERO policy in place, but an “I” for incomplete will be entered into Infinite Campus to communicate to students and parents that an assignment/assessment is missing. As of 11/10/2020, “1”s were put in the gradebook in place of “I”s to inform students and parents of true averages. “I”s will be reentered by December 11th.


Final summatives will be administered during the last week of the semester. This “final” will be another summative; it will not weigh more than other summatives.


Grading Requirements:

Students will need to meet both the academic and the engagement requirements to receive credit for a course.


  • Academic: Receive an end of semester grade of 70 or above
  • Engagement: Complete 80% of the course summative assignments/assessments

Cambridge High School Earns Highest Graduation Rate in the District

While the dropout rate decreases, the FCS graduation rate stayed above the state average while decreasing slightly. Data released by the Georgia Department of Education shows the graduation rate for students in Fulton County Schools as 85.5 percent, 1.6 percentage points above the state graduation rate of 83.8 percent.


Cambridge High School posted a graduation rate of 98.2 percent, the highest in the district. Five other schools also posted graduation rates above 95 percent: Johns Creek High School (97.3 percent); Milton High School (96.9 percent); Alpharetta High School (96.5 percent); Chattahoochee High School (96.2 percent); and Northview High School (96.1 percent).


Alpharetta High School had the largest one-year gain, increasing their graduation rate by three percentages, from 93.5 percent in 2019 to 96.5 percent in 2020. Eight of 19 high schools in the district saw an increase in the graduation rate for 2020.


by Fulton County Schools

Governor's Honors Programs - Semi-Finalist

Please join us in congratulating the following students selected as Semi-Finalists and will represent Cambridge High School for the state-level interviews.

Congratulation to the the PTSA Reflections Winners

Congratulations to all our students who participated in Reflections this year. This year’s theme is “I Matter Because.” Students created original works expressing their interpretation of this theme. The students listed below as finalists will move on to the next level of competition, the Council level. Thank you all for your fantastic entries.


Film:
Gabrielle Gibson (11th Grade)-Finalist

Literature:
Gabrielle Gibson (11th Grade)-Finalist

Sidney Eigeman (11th Grade)-Finalist

Savanna DePriest (11th Grade)-Honorable Mention

Photography:
Shaun McClurg (10th Grade)-Finalist

Annaliza Morris (11th Grade)-Finalist

Music Composition:
Natalie Reynolds (9th Grade)-Finalist

Ryan Gaertner (10th Grade)-Finalist

Ajai Singh (11th Grade)-Finalist

Yashkirat Singh (11th Grade)-Finalist

Visual Art:
Anna Emacio (9th Grade)-Finalist

Ruhee Chitambar (10th Grade)-Finalist

Anvitha Suram (11th Grade)-Finalist

Annaliza Morris (11th Grade)-Finalist

Congratulations Cambridge PTSA

Proud of the Cambridge PTSA for presenting at the annual Georgia PTSA Virtual Convention. Our chapter won five awards:
  • Model PTA
  • Early Bird
  • Pacesetter
  • 2nd place for Outstanding Local Unit
  • Visionary pin


Thank you to all the volunteers in our PTSA and for all you do for our students, staff, and community.

Fall Break Meal Kits and Thanksgiving Giveaway

Fall Break Meal Kits

Fall Break Meal Kits are available to all students for pick up on Friday, November 20, 2020. Kits include five breakfasts, five lunches, and ten cartons of milk. Kits are free to all students. To pre-order your Fall Break Meal Kit, contact our Cambridge Cafeteria Manager by Wednesday, November 18, 2020.

Fall Break Meal Kit Preorders – by Wednesday, November 18
Contact – Erin Keahey, Cambridge Cafeteria Manager
keaheye@fultonschools.org
470-254-7894

Pre-ordered Fall Break Meal Kits - available for pick up on Friday, November 20, 2020
Remote and Face-to-Face students can pick up their Fall Meal Kits as follows:

  • Friday, November 20 from 9:30 to 10:30 am – for Remote and Face to Face parents/guardians to pick up
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  • Friday, November 20 at 3:30 pm, at dismissal – for Face to Face students to pick up
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Please note that next week’s Weekly Meal Kit pick-up for Wednesday, November 18, will still be available. Kits are pre-ordered by Tuesday at 11:59 pm through School Nutrition.


Families can also participate in the First Annual Thanksgiving Giveaway, Saturday, November 19, from 4:00 to 7:00 pm. The North Fulton location for Holiday Meal pick up is at the FCS North Transportation Center located at 410 S. Main Street, Alpharetta, Georgia, 30009. Please see the flyer (English and Spanish versions) at the link below.

Thanksgiving Giveaway

Incompletes

View Ms. Agans' video regarding "Incompletes" and whether or not you can “incomplete” the last summative!
Incompletes

Infinite Campus Resources

Students and Parents can view grades, attendance, and set notifications using the Infinite Campus app. Below is a list of "how-to" links for staying up to date with your student's progress.

Last Summatives

Students taking the last summative of the semester for a class the week of December 14 will follow the schedule listed below.
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Students! Need extra help is a subject?

Fulton County Schools has made over 600 help videos available to students in the following classes:
  • ELA
  • Algebra 1
  • Geometry
  • Algebra 2
  • Pre-Calculus
  • Physical Science
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • American Government / Civics
  • World History
  • U.S. History
  • Economics


Read more and view the available video resources.

Cambridge Basketball: Visiting Team & Fan Information

Please visit the link below to view information on the gym capacity, tickets, and fan expectations.

Students - Register to Vote

If you are 18 on or before January 5, 2021, you will be eligible to vote in the upcoming runoff election on that day. You can register to vote now! The deadline to register to vote is December 7, 2020. For more information, you can visit www.georgia.gov and follow the links to register.

From the Counseling Department

New Counselor

Please welcome Kaitlyn Massey to the Cambridge Counseling Department. Kaitlyn will serve students and families with the last name beginning: Mr - Sil. You can reach Ms. Massey at

masseyk2@fultonschools.org or 470-254-2513.


Please refer to the following to contact your assigned counselor:

A – Dia: Amey Rishel rishel@fultonschools.org

Dib – I: Jennifer Evans evansjl@fultonschools.org

J – Mo: Virginia White whitev1@fultonschools.org

Mr-Sil: Kaitlyn Massey masseyk2@fultonschools.org

Sim- Z: Samiah Garcia garcias@fultonschools.org

College Applications - Fee Waivers

The following schools are currently waiving application fees:


  • The University of Alabama is waiving the college application fee from November 16 through November 20. Use the Free App code: AL20

    - Fill out the application in its entirety
    - Do Not mark the fee waiver box at the beginning of the application
    - At the end of the application, enter the free code into the "Staff Only Use" box above the submit button.

Virtual Financial Aid Night

Presented by Georgia Student Finance Commission


On Wednesday, December 2, 2020, at 5:30 pm, Georgia Student Finance Commission, in partnership with Cambridge High School Counseling Department, will present a virtual information session on FAFSA, HOPE, and other federal and state financial aid programs. There will be an opportunity to ask the Georgia Student Finance Commission’s representative questions during this session.


Microsoft Teams meeting

Join on your computer or mobile app

Click here to join the meeting


Or call in (audio only)

+1 470-705-1712,,511658318# United States, Atlanta

Phone Conference ID: 511 658 318#

Upcoming Virtual College Visits

Students can join virtual college visits by signing up through Naviance. Students sign up the day before the visit, and an email link to the virtual session will be sent to them. Below are the upcoming visits for the first semester.


For more information on Naviance.


University of West Georgia

Tuesday, November 17, 2020
7th period - 2:30 pm

College Applications - Deadline Approaching

For college application deadlines of January 1, 2021, through January 8, 2021, the counseling department will need all requests submitted by December 1, 2020. Keep in mind that the counseling office is closed during the holiday break and weekends.


Teachers and counselors require ten (10) school days to process transcript requests, school forms, and recommendation letters. Requesting documents the day of or less than ten school days ahead of when they are due will result in missed deadlines.


Please review these important procedures requesting documents from the Counseling Department and Teacher Recommendations at the link below.


College Application Procedures

Fulton Virtual and Georgia Virtual Classes

Students taking semester one (A) of an online class (FVS or GAVS) should now register for the second semester (B) of that class. Students in an online semester-long class need to register for a second semester-long class. Especially important for Seniors!


Read more on registration...

Dual Enrollment Students

Students taking dual enrollment classes at Georgia State University-Perimeter Campus, University of North Georgia, Gwinnett Tech, Lanier Tech, or any college except Young Harris will need to submit a copy of their spring college class schedule to their counselor as soon as they enroll. Please follow the college's process for registering and abide by their deadlines. All DE students need to get prior approval and submit the Advisement Form to their counselor before registration.


Once registered, the counseling department will need a copy of the student's college schedule to add the class to his/her Cambridge schedule and approve funding for the class in GaFutures. Failure to submit the schedule to your counselor will result in you getting a tuition and books bill from the college.

#CambridgeReads

Want to grow your average, your SAT score, your vocabulary, your knowledge of the world? READ!


#CambridgeReads is open to all students, staff, teachers, and parents! The first book: The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom.


Join us on December 3 to discuss the books on Teams! Details to follow.

School Governance Meeting - November 19, 2020

Thursday, November 19, 2020, at 4:00 pm

Join Microsoft Teams Meeting

+1 470-705-1712 United States, Atlanta (Toll)

Conference ID: 906 098 298#


November 19, 2020 Agenda

9th Grade Proof of Residency - due November 20, 2020

In accordance with the Fulton County Board policy, all 9th graders must submit proof of residency when moving from middle to high school. To submit proof of residency:

  • Please complete the Residency Verification Form
  • Provide two proofs of residency as outlined on the form.
  • Please only send acceptable documents outline by Fulton County. Do not send documentation without the Residency Verification Form.

Please email the completed Residency form with two proofs of residency to:

CAMHSresidency@fultonschools.org.


9th Grade Proof of Residency forms are due November 20, 2020.

Proof of Residence

Proofs of residence are collected upon entering the 9th grade, for new enrollees, and change of address.

Residency Verification Form

View the District residence requirements by following the link below.

Residence Requirements


Questions regarding Residency Verification should be sent to CAMHSresidency@fultonschools.org

Bears Switch Gears and Give Back!

Cambridge Bears are serving their community. Students can drop off at the front office gift cards for groceries or toys to be donated to the NFCC (North Fulton Family Charities). Everyone who donates will be entered into a drawing for a bike donated by the Cambridge PTSA.


Drawing will take place Friday, December 11, and announced in the student Daily Announcements on Monday, December 14.

#BeTheBridge

Parents and Guardians, do you know a Cambridge teacher or staff member who has made you or your student feel valued, provided excellent service, has ensured your student's success in class, has promoted your student's well-being, or just embodied the spirit of the statement, #BeThe Bridge?


Tell us about the teacher or staff member!

2020-2021 Yearbook and Important Deadlines

Yearbook:

Don't miss out on a Yearbook that is as unique as this school year! Purchase your 2020-2021 Yearbook now before the price increases on January 31, 2020.


Yearbook - $80.00

www.balfour.com


Senior Deadlines Extended:

Senior Portrait Deadline - December 15

www.cady.com

to book your senior's appointment


Senior Quotes Deadline - December 15
www.cambridgeyearbook.weebly.com

Seniors, submit your quote


Senior Yearbook Ads - December 15

www.balfour.com

create and submit your ad - price does not include the yearbook


Pictures:

The yearbook staff needs your help in gathering candid pictures. Download the ImageShare app and use project 126425 to submit pictures.

2021 Graduation Package

We are excited to announce that for the Class of 2021, our graduates will wear a newly designed graduation gown and stole. Both boys and girls will wear the same custom gown.

The Graduation Package for 2021 will include:

  • Redesigned Cambridge Graduation Gown
  • New Cambridge stole
  • Cap and 2021 tassel
  • Diploma and diploma cover
  • Venue and graduation expenses

The Graduation Package is $125.00, including the Balfour online transaction fee ($4.95).

Price increases to $150.00 on February 1, 2020.


Order at www.gabalfour.com


Please note that a graduation date has not yet been determined.


Note, the Graduation Package is required for seniors participating in graduation ceremonies and is not part of the PTSA-sponsored Senior Celebration fee.

Cambridge Bears Boys and Girls Track and Field Interest Meeting

If you are interested in being a part of the Cambridge T&F team, please plan to attend the Track and Field Interest Meeting on Wednesday, November 18, 2020, at 7:30 a.m. The meeting will be held via TEAMS - Join Code: x9nf3ph


Two steps need to be completed ASAP.

1. Complete the Interest Form at the link below:


2020 - 2021 Cambridge Track & Field Interest Form


This form must be completed for ALL interested players — new and returning — by Monday, November 30, 2020.


2. CHS Athletic Participation Forms (DragonFly) - All Cambridge High School sports will be utilizing the DragonFly health management system to manage our athletic participation forms process in 2020-2021.


Online Participation Forms - DragonFly


Please use the link above to find out how to register with the DragonFly system to complete all health and participation forms necessary for Cambridge sports. This forms packet must be completed, submitted, and approved by the CHS athletic trainers before athlete participation in any preseason and seasonal soccer workouts and training.


3. Join the T&F Remind to get all the latest updates about T&F. Please only join one. There is limited space in the Remind classrooms. Text# 81010 and enter a code.

    Boys code: @bearstfb21

    Girls code: @beasrtfg21

    Parent code: @bearstfp21


    We are looking forward to a great season this spring. I hope to see you all at the meeting.

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    Visitors to Cambridge High School

    Fulton County Schools guidelines regarding visitors state:
    • People entering the school will be required to wear a mask and use hand sanitizer.
    • Visitors will be limited to the front office. No visitors will be allowed in classrooms.
    • Any non-staff must have an appointment and be prepared to be scanned or provide assurances of good health before entry.

    To assist our front office and to ensure all visitors adhere to these guidelines, we ask that parents/guardians follow these procedures.


    Checking out a student:

    • If you need to check out your student during the school day, you must have your student bring a note to the attendance office before school begins. Your student will receive a checkout form that will allow them to leave class at the assigned time and check out through the attendance office. Parents/Guardians will pick up the student from the carpool lane and should not enter the building.
    • Emergency checkouts do occur, and when the parent/guardian arrives at the school, they will ring the doorbell and alert the front office they need to check out a student, and someone from the attendance office will come to the parent/guardian.

      Read more details on checking students out.


    Dropping off items:

    • Parents/guardians dropping off items should leave the item on the cart outside the front door. If the cart is not available, ring the doorbell and alert the front office that an item is being dropped off.
    • Please label your item (or bag) with your student's name. You must notify your student that you have dropped off an item.
    • The school cannot be responsible for items left for pick up.
    • Only parents or guardians can drop off an item. We do not allow restaurants or food delivery services to drop off food for students.

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