County Central April Hawk Talk

'Home of the Hawks'

Principal's Point

Dear Parents & Guardians,


Spring has arrived! Aside from the recent snowfall, I hope you have been enjoying the warmer weather and getting outdoors. As we head towards our spring break, I have a few notes and reminders to share with all of you regarding school protocols and procedures.


Families are reminded that they are required to complete the Alberta Health Services Daily Checklist each day before sending their children to school, and that students should not be sent to school if they are showing any symptoms. Please review the mandatory isolation requirements found here, and if you’re unsure about whether or not your child should come to school, please do not hesitate to phone the Office for assistance.


In terms of students becoming ill while at school, we will continue to follow our protocols as outlined in the school’s re-entry plan. If a student becomes ill or starts to show symptoms while at school, the student will be escorted to the Office and isolated while we contact a parent or guardian. The student’s belongings will be quarantined and the student will be sent home and asked to follow AHS guidelines regarding self-isolation.


I would also ask that parents remind their children of the need to follow AHS guidelines while out and about in the community. When entering local places of business, such as stores and restaurants, students must be wearing masks (correctly) and must remain two metres apart from one another. While we have had some very positive feedback from community members regarding our students’ adherence to the rules while visiting local businesses, we’ve also received a request to remind some of our students that they must follow the requirements for masking and physical distancing, particularly while out on their lunch breaks. Your assistance in this matter is greatly appreciated, as we are always looking for ways to bolster the reputation of our students throughout the community.


Due to a bit of an uptick in misuse of mobile phones during class time, many of our teachers are reinstating the use of cell phone parking lots in their classrooms. Students are required to “park” their phones at the beginning of class and can retrieve their phones at the end of class. Should a teacher choose to have students use their phones for educational purposes during class time, they will let the students know that it is okay to get their phones out of the parking lot. Phone storage areas will be sanitized between classes. Students who prefer not to use the cell phone parking lots are invited to leave their devices locked in their lockers during class time if they so wish. This is not a new policy; rather, it is a policy that was put on hold (no pun intended) during our reopening after the school closure last spring. I invite you to get in touch with the school should you have any questions or concerns about this protocol.


And finally, the Alberta Education Online Assurance Survey has now opened. This survey (formerly known as the Accountability Pillar Survey) seeks feedback from students, teachers, and parents about their experiences in our school and within the school Division. We have scheduled all of our students to complete the survey over the next two weeks. Access codes and instructions for parents and guardians of our Grade 7 and 10 students have been mailed out by Alberta Education, and I highly recommend that you complete the survey so that we may collect as much feedback as possible. The information provided by all participants is used to celebrate areas of success for the school as well as to set the direction for any school improvements. Your feedback is valuable, and we look forward to hearing from you.


I hope you all have a safe and restful spring break. Happy Easter!

Leanne Hellman

B.Sc.Kin., B.Ed., M.A., M.Sc.

Around School

The Science 8 students were hard at work learning from dissecting a sheep eye!

Hawks Nest

The 'Hawks Nest' April hot lunch menu:


April 1st- Chicken Burger & Tater tots


April 13th- Pancakes & Sausages


April 15th- Bacon Mac & Cheese


April 20- Chicken Caesar wrap


April 22- Taco in a Bag


April 27- Tater tot poutine & pop


April 29th- Pizza & Pop (Hawaiian, Pepperoni, Cheese, Loaded)


Pre-orders are available on School Cash and must be in the evening prior. Get your orders in!!


The nutrition program is also able to provide free items to students such as sandwiches, go-gurt, cheese strings, fruit, juice boxes, and other healthy items. These items are available to all students, whether they forgot their lunch, don't have a lunch, or just need an extra snack.

Information Sessions for Students entering Grade 10

We will be holding two information evenings for Grade 9 parents on April 20th and 21st from 5:30-6:30pm.


As these meetings will be held virtually, we ask that you please RSVP to cchsadmin@pallisersd.ab.ca letting us know which of the two sessions you'd like to attend and we will send you the meeting link.

Important Dates

April 2nd - 9th- Spring Break (No classes)

April 14th- Parent Council meeting

April 20 & 21- Grade 10 Registration Information Sessions (Virtually)

April 23rd- Report cards home

April 27 & 28th- Parent Teacher interviews

School Fees

All semester II fees have been added in School Cash. Fees are due by April 15th and if you require assistance with fees please contact Ms. Hellman at leanne.hellman@pallisersd.ab.ca

Youth Get-a-Way Centre

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There will be no 'Free Food Friday' on April 2nd.


Follow us on social media to keep up to date regarding hours, events, and
upcoming programming!

Grad Gab

We are still looking for parents and guardians to submit 3 photos of the graduate. If you could please email them to cchsadmin@pallisersd.ab.ca we do not want hard copies submitted this year. Alternatively if you don't have access to email them please contact the office at (403)485-2223 and we can arrange.

Lost and Found

If any of these items that are currently in our lost and found belong to you please arrange to collect them. Items not spoken for will be donated by April 30th.

Palliser Beyond Borders Notes

Want a chance to win?


Win a $100 gift card by following @palliseroffcampus on Instagram, liking the contest post and tagging your friends. Open to all Palliser students, families and staff. Contest closes March 30. Check out our other posts, too, for helpful information.

Career Notes

Wize Scholarships Info

Canadian High School Students

2020/2021


Gr. 12 Student Scholarship


Link to apply: https://wizedemy.com/scholarships/4


  • Timeline: Applications Open until May 31st, 2021

  • Eligibility: Student currently studying at a Canadian High School in Gr. 12

  • How to Apply: Visit the above link, click "Apply Now," sign up with email, fill in 3-minute form

  • 1-3 winners will be selected based on applications in June 2021



Gr. 9-11 Student Scholarship


Link to apply: https://wizedemy.com/scholarships/7


  • Timeline: Applications Open until April 30th, 2021

  • Eligibility: Student currently studying at a Canadian High School in Grades 9 through 11

  • How to Apply: Visit the above link, click "Apply Now," sign up with email, fill in 3-minute form

  • 1-3 winners will be selected based on applications in May 2021



Youth Leadership Scholarship (NEW)


Link to apply: https://www.wizeprep.com/scholarships/10


  • Timeline: Applications Open until May 31st, 2021

  • Eligibility: Currently a student enrolled in a High School or postsecondary degree between the ages of 14-20. Interested in Leadership! (but do not have to be an expert)

  • How to Apply: Visit the above link, click "Apply Now," sign up with email, fill in 3-minute form

  • 1 winner will be selected based on applications in June 2021


Jeni Bowden

Off Campus Coordinator

Palliser School Division

(403) 915-5070

Council Reports

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Parent Council

The next virtual parent council meeting is April 14, 2021 at 5:30pm. Everyone is welcome! If you would like to attend please let us know so we can be sure to send you the meeting link.


Meeting minutes can be viewed on the CCHS website.

Student Council

Student Council has planned that every last Friday of the month is PJ day!


Students can scan the QR code on the posters being put up around the school today to join the CCHS Student News Instagram page.

CCHS Web Page

Be sure to check out our webpage for more info https://www.countycentral.ca/