The 3Cs Connection

Student & Parent Newsletter for CCC - March 2022

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Lucky to be a Cyclone

Cyclone Families,

Thomas Jefferson said, "I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it." At CCC, our students are working hard to pass industry credentials, gain internship and apprenticeship opportunities and to finish their time at CCC strong. With their hard work and little luck, we know that they will find much success and a fulfilling career.

This month The 3Cs Connection spotlights our Mrs. Speelman and our workforce development program.

For updates, please check our website and follow us on social media:

Twitter - @cpkcareercenter

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Dr. Kelly Kitchens


Meet our Workforce Development Coordinator

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Free Tutoring

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Preparing Today's Students for Tomorrow's Careers

Pharmacy Tech in action

Our students spend a lot of time in the lab. Recently, they prepared some non-sterile compounds that help cancer patients who suffer from throat or mouth cancer.

Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education students have started interning in Chesapeake Public School pre-k classrooms around the division. These future teachers always return smiling.
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Emergency Dispatch - 911

The Emergency Dispatch students recently visited the Chesapeake Public Safety Operations Center. These future dispatchers learned about the City of Chesapeake hiring process.


Important March Dates!

Monday, March 7

End of grading period

Thursday, March 10

Next Gen Opportunity Fair
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Sunday, March 13

Daylight saving time
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Monday, March 14

Pi Day
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Thursday, March 17

Happy St. Patrick's Day
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Monday, March 21

Pop Up Spirit Day - To celebrate Music in our Schools Month, wear your favorite band, singer or music shirt to school.
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Please join us to recognize and celebrate our CCC graduates who will sign their employment letters of intent.

Dressed for Success

Collision Repair, HVAC and Welding students cleaned up and donned their professional threads for interview days with their perspective employees. Employment matches will be celebrated at CCC Signing Day, June 2nd.
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CCC Daily Schedule

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Attendance Matters

Attendance at the Chesapeake Career Center is extremely important. Not only does absenteeism negatively impact student learning and skills development. Regular skills development and lab participation allows students to become proficient with equipment and processes that are critical for maximizing learning opportunities. Additionally, class attendance is required so that students may be adequately prepared for industry testing and potential job placement.

Students who miss more than 9 days in any given semester class may lose credit for that class due to excessive absences, regardless of whether the absences were excused or not. If your child's excessive absences include days missed due to a quarantine documented by the nurse, those absences will be waived from the 9 day limit.

Your child's attendance is posted in ParentVue. A letter alerting you to a potential loss of credit is posted in ParentVue when your child reaches 6, 9, and 10 absences in each class. This is your official notification of excessive absences, so please check ParentVue often to monitor your student's attendance. Students can make-up a portion of missed time by attending extended day.

If a student must be absent, please email or bring a note to our attendance secretary (nancy so we can code the absence appropriately.

Along with your student's high school, Dr. Collier, Assistant Principal, should be notified in advance about trips, vacations, and other lengthy unexcused absences to ensure student progress in class. Please email or send a note to explaining the absence prior to the absence.

The Chesapeake School Board has defined an excused absence to include any of the following: Sickness of a student, medical appointments, severe illness or death in the family, exposure to contagious disease, religious holidays, or extenuating circumstances such as fire, accident, or extremely inclement weather. Absences other than those listed above will be recorded as unexcused absences.


CCC at the Chesapeake School Board Meeting

Rayshon Boyd spoke to the Chesapeake School Board about the impact of CTE, CCC, and the Collision Repair program on his future. Rayshon is employed by First Team Toyota. He will soon earn a Career Studies Certificate from Tidewater Community College and graduate from Western Branch High School.
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We RISE Together!

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School Counseling News

Our Counseling Director, Mrs. Edmonds-Young, is available to students by appointment or email. Please stop by the main office, call 547-0134, or email for assistance.
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Community Partners

Become a Community Partner

If you or someone you know would be interested in becoming one of our Community Partners, please let us know. Levels of participation could entail providing guest speakers, mentoring, or making much-needed financial and equipment donations. An explanation of our partnership levels is provided here.

Chesapeake Sheriff's Office

Thanks to Deputy Johnson and Ms. Scoff from the Chesapeake Sheriff's Office for talking with our Firefighting and Emergency Dispatch students. We love our partnership with City of Chesapeake Public Safety!
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