Chancellor Charger Weekly Update

News You Can Use for the Week of December 14, 2020

From the Principal

Greeting Chancellor Chargers,

Winter Break is a week away and although COVID-19 continues to be at forefront of many of our minds, I thank you for entrusting your students to us. Students continue to follow COVID protocols in the building and are respectful and courteous to one another and the staff. We are a week away from the end of the second marking period. Thank you parents and guardians for responding to my plea for help in getting our students to follow through with submitting work. Many students have been working hard to submit work this past week. Students still have this upcoming week to submit work. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact your students' teachers. This week is also a holiday spirit week. Students are invited to participate as long as the clothing worn is school appropriate. Friday is an early release day. Have a wonderful week!



Leading the Charge!

Cassandra Crawford, Principal

Athletics Update - Revision

VHSL will not require masks to be worn in games and practices


CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – On December 10, the VHSL announced that it “is requiring each school to follow the recommendations of the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)” that students and coaches wear masks while participating in sports. This requirement was issued in response to information that the Governor’s Requirement to Wear Face Coverings would include such a provision. However, EO 72 when issued stated that Face Coverings requirements “do not apply to … individuals exercising or using exercise equipment.”


“VHSL apologizes for any confusion created by its original release,” said VHSL Executive Director, Dr. John W. “Billy” Haun. “We ask the public to understand that it is the first mission of VHSL to make sure that athletics are conducted in a safe and healthy environment, and it was that desire that motivated the original decision.”


Accordingly, VHSL is rescinding its “requirement” that face coverings be worn during training and competition and is reissuing its guidance to conform with the intent of EO 72 that face masks are “strongly encouraged” but not required. Each school may continue to exercise its discretion and judgment as to safety steps within its athletics programs as it pertains to face coverings.



Thank you for your understanding of the change in the mask-wearing policy.


Season Schedules

Game schedules for all of our teams have been posted on our website. You can view winter, fall, and spring schedules here.

Class of 2022 Custom Class Jewelry

ATTENTION CLASS OF 2022!!! IT IS YOUR TIME TO ORDER YOUR CUSTOM CLASS JEWELRY! WITH YOUR PURCHASE, RECEIVE A FREE ADIDAS BACKPACK FREE OF CHARGE- YOU MUST ORDER NO LATER THAN DECEMBER 20th, 2020 TO REDEEM THIS OFFER! HURRY! PRICES WILL INCREASE IN 2021!!! DO NOT WAIT AND PAY MORE FOR YOUR CUSTOM JEWELRY!


One of the great traditions of High School is creating your custom class ring. Jostens has redefined the class ring tradition for a new generation. Today, your Jostens class ring is open source. It is what you make it. It is all part of how we are taking the class ring tradition in a new, bold direction, with you at the driver’s seat. This is certainly not a traditional year, but we are here to help you create yours.


There are many great options for your consideration. With Jostens, all rings come with a lifetime warranty which includes free resizing for the lifetime of the ring. For peace of mind, all class rings come with 4 years of insurance against loss or theft. Payments made easy. We offer multiple installment plans for you.


As always, we are here to assist you. Please call 1-800-567-8367. if you have any questions, or to place your order. M-F 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. No need to have your size if you do not we will mail you a sizer. Check it Out Please review the link: https://cdn.platform.sportsdigita.com/upload/jostens-scholastic2020/video/5f1a26df49d54e0014af99bf-processed.mp4


Get your Free Custom Adidas backpack if ordered by DECEMBER 20TH, 2020!!!!! Some exclusions do apply. Refer to the attached flyer for specific styles that are excluded from this offer.

Holiday Spirit Week

  • Monday, December 14, 2020 - Celebrations Around the World -represent the holiday traditions of the various cultures around the world

  • Tuesday, December 15, 2020 - Festive Socks and Hats...cuff your pants and show off your Festive sock collection and top it off with a holiday hat.

  • Thursday, December 17 - Dec 17th: Holiday Jammies...find your best and favorite, school appropriate pajamas;

  • Friday, December 18- ½ day Early Release schedule. End of Marking Period. That's a wrap...wear wrapping paper, bows, tissue paper. BE CREATIVE!

Library Newsletter for the Week of December 14

Here's this week's CHHS Library Newsletter. Enjoy!

Message from the CHHS Counseling Department

The ChHS School Counseling Department is hosting a virtual Junior/Senior Expo on Wednesday, December 9th at 5 pm. Join us from the comfort of your home to listen in on sessions to help students plan their future. https://forms.gle/8Uqg94pjhvobrt8S7.

Students have the opportunity to interact with colleges and employers from our area, as well as across the state. This year, we have revamped this event to accommodate our current climate.

The sessions will be open to both students and parents/guardians. The event will consist of five sessions designed to provide families with valuable information that will help them with college and career planning.

Once families register, they will receive an email from us including the Google Meet link for each session. I have also attached a copy of the flyer that we are sending out. Please help us share this information, and feel free to encourage your students to attend.

Here are descriptions for the sessions:

5:00-5:20 - Juniors: What are Your Next Steps?

Each year, our school counseling department partners with our English teachers to provide our Juniors with pertinent information regarding college preparation. During this session, parents will receive insight on the information that has been provided. Students and families will also be provided with additional details and tips on how to effectively use your Junior year to plan for Senior year. We will share information regarding the SAT/ACT, college exploration, college visits, and other important topics.

5:25 - 5:55 - Resources for Interviewing

A representative from our Career and Technical Education department will facilitate this session in which students will receive tips on acing the interview process. Students will learn how to properly prepare for an interview as well as how to present their best selves to a potential employer.

6:00-6:30 - College Resources for Students With Disabilities

A representative from Germanna Community College will provide our families with valuable information regarding college resources for students with disabilities. Students and parents will receive information that will assist them in a successful transition to college.

6:35-7:05 - Understanding the ASVAB

An administrator of the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) will present information to our families to detail the ASVAB and its benefits. This information will be helpful in determining how the ASVAB can be helpful to all students interested in learning more about their strengths and career interests.

7:10-7:40 - College Panel Discussion

We are providing a forum for discussion, led by a panel of Chancellor High School alumni and a professor from Germanna Community College. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions about college academic and social life. Students will additionally be able to receive insight into the college experience in light of COVID-19.

Please register ahead of time using the following form: https://forms.gle/8Uqg94pjhvobrt8S7

Resource to Support Your Student's Socioemotional Needs

Although it is true that many of our youth are resilient by nature, here is a great resource on how you can help your student thrive. Please take a look at it when you can do so.

Seniors: Cap & Gown Orders and Graduation Announcements


ATTENTION SENIORS!

YOUR DEADLINE TO ORDER GRADUATION ANNOUNCEMENTS & CAP AND GOWN HAS BEEN EXTENDED UNTIL DECEMBER 15th!!

PLEASE PLACE YOUR ORDER ONLINE AT WWW.JOSTENS.COM, MAIL IN YOUR ORDER (PO BOX 35753, Richmond, VA 23235), OR CALL IN YOUR ORDER (1-800-JOSTENS) BEFORE THIS DATE!! AFTER DECEMBER 15th YOUR OFFICIAL SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE AND YOUR CAP AND GOWN UNIT WILL GO UP IN PRICE!!! ORDER NOW TO GUARANTEE YOUR CUSTOM SCHOOL ITEMS AND SAVE MONEY!

SOL testing information:

December is SOL for Seniors month! Seniors needing English, Math, Science and Social Studies SOL tests to meet graduation requirements are contacted by their counselors and Brenda Conway, CHHS Instructional Coordinator via email to inform them of remediation opportunities and testing dates and times. To meet SCPS social distancing guidelines, testing sessions for each content area are offered M/T and TH/Fri. Students need to schedule a test date and time. Students need to check school email for available testing appointment information. Virtual students need to provide their own transportation.


December15: BIO/EARTH/ ALGI/ ALGII/ GEO

December 17 - 18: VAHIST/ WORLD GEO/ WORLD HIST


Beginning January, SOL tests for English, Math, Science, and Social Studies SOL tests will be offered to students who need to retake an SOL. Students will be contacted by their counselors and Brenda Conway with information on remediation opportunities and testing dates and times.

January 7-12 : READING

January 14 - 19: BIO/EARTH/ ALGI/ ALGII/ GEO

January 28 - February 2: VAHIST/ WORLD GEO/ WORLD HIST

WEEKLY MESSAGE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT

As we begin the final week of the first semester, I thank you for your continued patience and support. We have completed a total of 16 weeks of instruction since August (8 distance learning and 8 hybrid in-person).

Below are a few brief reminders as we look to the week ahead:

Announcements & Reminders

  • After hearing feedback from our teacher advisory, parent leaders and community, we will be maintaining our current schedule as set forth in the instructional calendar through this Friday heading into winter break. We are monitoring the potential for inclement weather in the middle of the week.

  • January 4th, the first day following winter break, will be a full hybrid-in person learning day instead of a ½ day as currently scheduled.

  • Please keep in mind that there can always be decisions made at a state level or inclement weather that can potentially alter our schedule moving forward. However, at this time, we are not making any other adjustments to the published instructional calendar.

  • As a reminder, our COVID-19 Dashboard is updated weekly and can be viewed in the Return to Learn section on each school’s website or by clicking this link: SCPS COVID-19 Dashboard. Also on our webpage is a link to the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) Dashboard. This site provides data and statistics regarding COVID-19 positivity rates and cases per 100,000 by locality, region, and state.

  • This past Thursday, December 3rd, we met with our Parent Volunteer Leaders representing school PTA/PTO presidents. As we did with the Parent Advisory, we engaged the group in a discussion regarding the development of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 school division budget. Following a short summary of the process and timelines, parent representatives were given the opportunity to weigh in on preliminary thoughts on upcoming budget priorities as well as information needed for better understanding of the system budget.

  • Some individual hotspots are still available. We have provided about 800 to families throughout the county and have approximately 100 left. The mobile hotspots have been placed in the following location parking lots throughout the county:

  • 7XPRESS (2976 Partlow Rd, Partlow, VA 22534)

  • Dollar General (5720 Courthouse Rd. Spotsylvania, VA 22551)

  • Belmont Community Center (7124 Belmont Rd, Mineral, VA 23117)

  • Super Value Inn (5321 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Fredericksburg, VA 22408)

  • Stay 4 Less (5308 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Fredericksburg, VA 22408)

  • Garden Inn (5308 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Fredericksburg, VA 22408)

  • Todd's Tavern (10719 Catharpin Rd. Spotsylvania, VA 22553)

  • Dollar General (1500 New Bridge Rd, Mineral, VA 23117)


Many thanks goes to our community partners who funded the mobile hotspots and to the host sites for allowing us to place a mobile hotspot in their parking lot. Directions on how to connect to the mobile hotspot are posted on each mobile hotspot.


One week to go before Winter Break! Stay safe!

Dr. S. Scott Baker