Chancellor Charger Weekly Update

News You Can Use for the Week Beginning October 26, 2020

From the Principal

Greeting Chancellor Chargers,

It is so hard to believe that the month of October is almost at an end. It has been great having students back in the building. I am so impressed with our Chancellor Chargers. Students are continuing to adjust to the new normal in the building and are settling in. They have been accommodating, cooperative, courteous, respectful, and amicable as we continue to make slight adjustments in the building. This past week students participated in an earthquake drill and fire drill on Monday (for students attending Mon. & Tues) and Friday (for students attending Thurs. & Fri.) as well as a lockdown drill on Tuesday (for students attending Mon. & Tues) and Thursday (for students attending Thurs. & Fri.). Both drills were a success.


There were many students that made Honor Roll for the first quarter. As we celebrate their success, let's not think that success is not possible for those students that did not academically start the year well. Charger teachers are more than willing to work with Charger students to recover grades. Please don't hesitate to reach out to your students' teachers. Thank you again for all your support. Have a wonderful week!



Leading the Charge!

Cassandra Crawford, Principal

Message from the CHHS Counseling Department


To make an appointment with your counselors, please use this Google Form. https://forms.gle/kQ2HbAb2VDprFJ7MA or use this QR code



Seniors, please complete the Diploma Name Verification Form. https://forms.gle/YBdZVyB9ooHEcoRc6

October 23rd Edition of The Lightning Fast Broadcast

This week's edition of the Lightning Fast Broadcast can be found here. Enjoy!

Project Discovery Interest Meeting

The Counseling Office is looking for students interested in joining Project Discovery. PD is a group that will meet virtually on Wednesdays to help with college planning, SATs, financial aid information, college visits, etc. We are having our first interest meeting on Wednesday, October 28th at 11 am. Please email your child's counselor for more information. View this video for more information.

Resources to Support Your Student's Socioemotional Needs

Although we have successfully transitioned to the hybrid instructional model, we know that this school year is unlike any other. Your students may be feeling overwhelmed, depressed, and/or discouraged. Edutopia has a great resource for you to assist your student during this time. Please take a look at it when you are able to do so.

Student Tech Support

Is your student in need of tech support? There's a new tech support help form for CHHS students seeking tech help. It located on the student dashboard located at chhs.spotsylvania.k12.va.us

Virtual College Visits This Week

Wednesday

10/28/2020 Virginia Commonwealth University @ 12:00 pm

10/28/2020 U.S. Air Force @12:30 pm

10/28/2020 Millersville University of Pennsylvania @ 1:00 pm

10/28/2020 University of Lynchburg @ 1:30 pm


Thursday

10/29/2020 Richard Bland College of William and Mary @ 2:30 pm

10/29/2020 Air Force Education Benefits Seminar@ 4:00 pm


Junior and Seniors, sign up through Naviance- https://student.naviance.com/chancellorhigh

WEEKLY MESSAGE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT

We experienced another strong week of hybrid and distance learning thanks to our amazing students, staff, and community!


As we navigate through the continued changes from CDC regarding COVID-19 mitigation and contact tracing recommendations, one thing remains constant - our commitment to provide a safe environment for our students and staff. To that point, we need your help. It is extremely important that if someone in your immediate family is diagnosed positive or is pending a test for COVID-19, even if your child has no symptoms, please keep your child home for 14 days and notify their school nurse. Taking these measures will help minimize the spread of COVID-19 and assist us with continuing the hybrid in-person instruction model.


Below are a few highlights and reminders for this week:


  • We celebrated Bus Driver’s Appreciation Day October 21 and Principal’s Appreciation Day on October 23. Our work and service to students would not be possible without the invaluable contributions of both of these groups! Thank you to everyone who joined us in recognizing the great work they do for our students.

  • Every year, SCPS replaces some of the student and staff technology device inventory. This week, we received a shipment of student replacement devices. We are hoping that the arrival of the replacement devices is a signal that the industry is beginning to catch up on orders. At this time, we do not have an estimated date of arrival for the additional student devices that were ordered in July. As a reminder, the hotspots have arrived and were provided to students last week. If your family is in need of a hotspot to access your child’s education, please contact your child’s school.

  • On October 22, we hosted our second Family Connection webinar. The topic for this session was “Mental Health and Wellness During a Pandemic.” If you were unable to view it live, it was recorded and posted at www.regionalwebtv.com/family-connection and may be viewed at any time. Below are the resource links that were shared in the webinar:

  • We continue to distribute FREE breakfast and lunch grab and go meal bags to all children age 18 years and under as well as to any enrolled student who participates in SCPS support services programs, such as REACH. Food distribution takes place on Wednesdays from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. at 13 schools and 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. at 5 schools. Each Wednesday bag contains: 7 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches, a Snack, and a Dinner Meal Kit. Food may be picked up at any location regardless of where your child attends school. One bag will be provided per child. For additional information and food distribution sites, visit our website.

  • 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.


As was shared in our recent Family Connection webinar, it’s important for all of us to have routine, but we also need to make time to connect with our families. Now is the perfect time to enjoy this beautiful weather, take a walk, and talk with one another. Remember, our staff is here to help so please reach out to your child’s teacher, counselor, or principal.


Take care and have a great week!


Dr. S. Scott Baker