Chancellor Charger Weekly Update

News You Can Use for the Week Beginning October 11 , 2020

From the Principal

Greeting Chancellor Chargers,

Tomorrow begins the Second Marking Quarter as well as the transition to Hybrid Instruction. Whether your students are in the building or connecting online, please bear in mind that all students will be following the bell schedule below, which differs from the distance learning bell schedule. The school day will begin promptly at 7:35 am. Students must wear a mask and bring their SCPS issued Chromebook/laptop (if they received one), charger, and earbuds. Students that were not issued a Chromebook/laptop may bring their own personal device as we have a limited number of devices in the school.


Tomorrow also kicks off our first Spirit Week for the 2020-2021 school year. All students (those entering the building and those learning at home) are encouraged to participate. Tomorrow's theme is "Dress Like Your Favorite Everyday Superhero". Although I have many Everyday Superheroes, I would like thanks to the CHHS Custodians, Paraprofessionals, Counselors, and Administrative Team for all their hard work preparing for our Hybrid Students' return to the building. I also thank you, our CHHS Community, for your support of our students and staff during this time.


Leading the Charge!

Cassandra Crawford, Principal

CHHS Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Please click here to view NASA's Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month presentation to learn about the little known contributions of Hispanics to NASA.

CHHS Welcomes the Quantico Marine Corps Brass Band for a Special Drive-In Concert on 10/13/2020

Please join us on Tuesday from 6 pm - 7 pm for a special drive-in concert by the Quantico Marine Corps Brass Band. It will be outdoors in the CHHS parking lot.

Important AP Information

As a reminder, a $40 deposit must be paid for each AP exam by October 23, 2020. All 20-21 AP documents are available on our school website under Students / Advanced Placement.

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 9th Edition of The Lightning Fast Broadcast

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

Parent Canvas Observer Accounts

Parents, If your student's teachers are using the Canvas platform, and you are looking for a way to support your students with distance learning, a Parent Canvas Observer Account is a great way to do so. Directions can be found here.

Senior Make-up Pictures and Retakes

Senior Make-up Pictures and Retakes are scheduled for October 20th and 22nd from 9 am - 4 pm. Lifetouch/Prestige will be sending information to seniors soon.

Student Parking Permits

Although there is no cost for Parking Permits this school year, students will need to provide registration and driver's license as well as a completed application. Please use the link below to see all of the pertinent information. This will answer your questions you may have regarding getting a parking permit.


Parking Permits 2020

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

Monday

10/12/2020 Virginia Wesleyan University @ 2:30 pm

10/12/2020 St. Bonaventure University @ 3:00 pm

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Tuesday

10/13/2020 Randolph Macon College @ 3:30 pm

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Wednesday

10/14/2020 The University of Tennessee Knoxville @ 12:00 pm

10/14/2020 George Mason University @ 1:30 pm

10/14/2020 Sweet Briar College @ 2:30 pm

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Thursday

10/15/2020 Roanoke College @ 2:30 pm


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

WEEKLY MESSAGE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT

For close to 13,000 students, this coming week will be the first in-person learning they have received in a long time. As we execute this transition on Monday, I want to share just a few highlights and reminders:

  • During the past week, each school actively prepared for the hybrid transition finalizing building/classroom preparations in alignment with the current mitigation strategies outlined in our plan.

  • Our entire division team, working together with each school principal, conducted inspections and tracked delivery and support of essential resources/materials for the in-person reopening. Our maintenance and custodial teams have worked diligently to ensure each building has necessary supplies and is also ready to support safe, engaging instruction.

  • Our teachers and support staff have never worked harder! In addition to closing out the first quarter of the school year, they made preparations for the new instructional model.

  • Considering phase three restrictions and capacity challenges associated with providing bus services, our transportation team has done a great job! As a reminder, there may be delays during the first week as we ensure students are on the correct bus and the possibility of having to conduct double routes. We appreciate your patience during the first few weeks. In addition, there is heavy rain expected Sunday into Monday that we will be watching the weather carefully. Bus Routes are accessible on ParentVUE and StudentVUE. The Transportation Hotline (540-582-5125 option 5) will also be available from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday-Friday.

  • Instructional Technology has reported that 898 hotspots have been activated! Two of the 900 devices arrived unable to be properly activated. The inoperable devices have been reported and replacements will be sent. The instructional technology team will be handing out the hotspots next week based on the requests received from schools.

  • This week, I had an opportunity to meet virtually with several of our school parent volunteer PTO/PTA leaders. I sincerely thank each of them and you for the many substantial ways you are helping and supporting our schools.


  • As a reminder, the COVID-19 Dashboard is updated weekly and you can view it in the Return to Learn section or by clicking this link: SCPS COVID-19 Dashboard.

As a school system, we are very excited about having many of our students back in school next week! Though we have worked hard to ensure a smooth transition for them, we also want each of our virtual students to continue thriving. We love all of our students and are so glad to be able to have the opportunity to meet their important needs!


Thank you for your continued patience, feedback, and support!


Dr. S. Scott Baker

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