UPDATED CKHS VIRTUAL DAY INFO

Updated 11/24/2020

VIRTUAL INSTRUCTION EXTENDED UNTIL 12/30/2020

Virtual instruction will continue at CKHS through the end of December. This update provides critical information on additional changes to support virtual instruction. As always, you may call the main office at 814-239-5141 with any questions you may have.

CKSD's GACTC STUDENTS SHIFTING TO ALL VIRTUAL INSTRUCTION

Beginning Wednesday, December 2nd, GACTC students from Claysburg-Kimmel will shift to all virtual instruction, and students will not be transported to GACTC. All students will log on to their classes remotely. Virtual instruction will continue until December 30th.

NEW VIRTUAL DAY BELL SCHEDULE

We are increasing virtual day class time and have created a new bell schedule for students to follow. This new bell schedule will begin on Wednesday, December 2nd. It is important that students log on to their classes according to the bell schedule below.
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THE IMPORTANCE OF SCHOOL WORK DURING VIRTUAL INSTRUCTION

Your child is expected to access Teams and Teams Meeting, as well as all other forms of communication and lesson delivery from their teacher(s) and complete assignments as assigned. Failure to do so could negatively impact his/her grades.

NEW PARENT PORTAL FOR EXCUSES

Even though students record their attendance in gradebook, we still require written excuses for all student absences. Realizing that it may be some time before students return to school, we created a way parents/guardians can submit excuses electronically.


Parents will log on to and fill in the fields within.


After an excuse is submitted, an e-mail receipt will be sent to the parent/guardian.


We will audit the excuses, and may randomly call home to check the validity of the excuses. We may also require additional written information in support of the excuse.


To access the portal, parents/guardians simply need to go to the school district website and click on the "Students/Parents" tab at the top of the page. A pull down menu will appear, and the first item is "HS Absence Excusal." Click on the link and you will be directed to an online form to complete.

ATTENDANCE

Students are reminded that they MUST log on to their student account between the hours of 6:00 AM and 9:30 AM to record their attendance for the day. Students who do not record their absence will be marked absent-unexcused for the day. We stress that recording their attendance is an important step in the student virtual day.

The school day begins at 8:00 AM

Virtual days are school days, and absences require excuses in the same way that an absence on a face-to-face day would require one

Even though a student logs in and records their daily attendance, each teacher will be accounting for the students on their rosters each period.

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TEACHER CONTACT

The daily schedule has office hours built in from 1:35 - 2:35. While parents/guardians may call in and leave a message at any time and on any day, teachers will be available to answer phone calls on Wednesdays only. Parents/guardians may always e-mail teachers, and they should receive a response within 24 hours.

TECHNOLOGY ASSISTANCE

As always, the tech help line is available at 239-0348 for technology related questions/help. You may also e-mail tech support at: support@cksdbulldogs.com

SCHOOL COUNSELOR AND SOCIAL WORKER AVAILABILITY

Even though school will be conducted virtually, Mr. Bilchak, Ms. Hinkledire, and Mrs. Heckman will be available to students. Students needing their assistance may contact them through e-mail or by phone.

ATHLETICS AND EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

All in-person extracurricular activities and open gyms are cancelled while we are in remote learning mode. Students who are on an athletic team or in an activity should communicate directly with their coach or advisor about any changes to this arrangement. Admittance of a student into the school during the day will only be permitted with the approval of the building principal. Remember, the virtual school days are meant to limit student contact and exposure so that we can remain safe and in school as many days as possible.

SCHOOL LUNCH INFORMATION

ATTENTION PARENTS:

Due to CKSD going virtual starting Wednesday December 2nd meals will be available for pick up on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s starting Thursday December 3rd 2020.

  • Students will have the option to get meals for the entire virtual week and for the weekend as well.
  • Meal pick up days will be Tuesday and Thursday from 10AM-11AM at both the High School and Elementary School. High School pick up will be at the back of building near door C10 where students get on and off the bus. There will be signage on the door and staff will bring your meals out. Elementary School pick up will be at the back of building where Kindergarten- 2nd grade are dismissed.
  • Meal pick up options will be:
  • Tuesday meal pick up will include Tue, Wed, and Thursday
  • Thursday meal Pick up will include Fri, Sat, Sun and Monday

Please fill out the meal request Google document by Monday at 12PM for pick up on Tuesday and Wednesday at 12PM for pick up on Thursday.

Please make sure you submit this form for each pick up day to ensure we have enough meals prepared.

Please contact Courtney McCracken with any questions or concerns at 814-239-5141 extension 1115 or at cmccracken@CKSDbulldogs.com