Hooch Happenings

March 26, 2021

Todd's Tidbits

Hooch Families,


Well, very hard to believe that we are a week away from spring break! And, did you know that upon our return on April 12th that Seniors will have ONLY 25 days remaining and grades 9-11 will have 30 days (not including finals week).


So, please remain vigilant in checking with your son/daughter on their progress, log into Infinite Campus to check grades, and do not wait to contact teachers/counselors if your child is struggling. Now is the time!


I wish you a fun and relaxing Spring Break!


Stay safe,


Dr. Mike Todd

Principal

School Governance Council Elections

On March 24th, parents and teachers were e-mailed a link that would give them the opportunity to cast a vote on behalf of their school for their School Governance Council. Please see below an example of what the emails looked like for our school. Please don’t forward an email with a ballot because each person has their own personal link. Remember that parents received this ballot at the email registered in Infinite Campus. Check your SPAM/JUNK folder(s).


Haven't voted or can't find your email? Reminder e-mails will be going out Monday!

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ACT - March 30th

All registered students have received information via email this week for the Tuesday, March 30th ACT test here at Chattahoochee. All students must have a MyACT.org account set up (instructions attached) prior to test day and must enter their 9-digit Student Code into their account to link to Tuesday’s online test.


All students with FCS issued devices MUST bring their fully charged laptops with them to test the morning of March 30th. Students that do not have an FCS device will be assigned one in their testing room only for the ACT test. Students in this category should have already established their MyACT account and completed the non-test activities by Mar 29th.


Students will have to bring a picture ID or a printout of their Infinite Campus homepage with them Tuesday so that Test Room Supervisors can confirm their identity.


The only students that will be authorized to be in the building on March 30th are ACT test takers and the 9th graders that have signed up to receive academic assistance. Both ACT test takers and 9th graders in the building will release at 12:45. Buses will run normally on the morning of March 30th and are scheduled to depart at 12:45pm.


Please contact Mr. Berry at berryg@fultonschools.org with any questions

AP Exam Information

The district will be offering Face-to-Face/Paper&Pencil AP Exams during the May 3-17 testing window and an At-Home/Digital version of the AP Exams during the June 1-11 testing window.


Music Theory and all World Language AP exams are only available in the Face-to-Face/Paper&Pencil format and will be scheduled during the May 3-17 window based upon the actual date and test time provided by College Board.


https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/exam-administration-ordering-scores/exam-dates


We will be sending out a survey later this month that asks our students to select their AP testing preference this year. The default selection is Face-to-Face/Paper&Pencil. There are pros and cons to each of the two options. Students are encouraged to discuss any questions with their teachers.


All students enrolled in AP classes MUST ensure that their contact email in their College Board and AP Classroom account is their personal, sustainable email and NOT their FCS email. If students are having trouble updating their current account, they must contact College Board at https://pages.collegeboard.org/account-help to get the issue resolved and are NOT to establish a new College Board account at this time.


Additionally, all AP students will need to ensure that their computers are compliant with College Board specifications to accommodate the At-Home/Digital version of the exam even if they plan on taking the Face-to-Face/Paper&Pencil version since the At-Home/Digital version in June will be used as a makeup opportunity in case the F2F exam date is missed for any reason.


More information will be sent out regarding AP Exams in the coming weeks.

Tech Support

Reminder that all remote learning students who are in need of additional technical support, please contact the help desk at 470-254-2300. All F2F students will continue to receive technical support at the school media center before school and during all 3 lunch periods. All F2F students also need to bring their computer chargers to school with them in order for their computer battery life to last all day for learning.

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Counseling Corner

Dual Enrollment for 2021/2022 school year


March 31st is the deadline for completing the Fulton County Schools Dual Enrollment Contract and applying to the college (only exception is the application to GA Tech which doesn’t open until May 15th). Those two things must be done by March 31st or else you will not able to participate in Dual Enrollment next school year.


All directions for the application process are in Naviance (students log into Classlink -> Naviance -> Important To-Dos and Tasks on the left -> See All in My Planner -> Tasks Assigned to Me -> Tasks You Need to Work On). Once students complete Step 1 - DE Interest Form, the rest of the tasks will be added to their Naviance account the following school day. Please carefully read all of the instructions in each Step – some students are missing items or not clicking on links!

We will have one last virtual Q&A session on March 30th from 4:00 to 5:00 pm on Teams. A link to the meeting will be sent out as we get closer to the date. For answers to most questions, our Dual Enrollment website https://chsmowr.weebly.com has detailed info as well as links to the previous power points and videos of recorded meetings.

Fulton County Summer School

Dear Parents and Community Members,

Summer School is an opportunity for students to clear incompletes from Spring 2020-Spring 2021, accelerate, or recover credits during the time between school years. As part of the FOCUS plan to address pandemic-created learning loss, Fulton County Schools is expanding its summer school offerings this year by offering both Face-to-Face and Virtual learning options.


Face-to-Face summer school offers students the opportunity to clear incompletes and to address any unfinished learning due to COVID. Students who are invited to summer school will receive a letter and registration information from their school. Virtual school is for 9th-12th grade students who need to clear incompletes, retake failed courses, or accelerate learning by taking a course for the first time.


Face-to Face Session #1

June 7-24


Face to Face Session #2

July 1-22


Fulton Virtual School

June 2-July 14



There will be two sessions of face-to-face Summer School: Session 1 is June 7-24 and Session 2 is July 1-22. High school students will have the choice to attend either one or both sessions. Face-to-face summer school will be provided to eligible students free of charge.


Virtual summer school for June 2-July 14. Students may retake up to 2.0 credits through Fulton Virtual School free of charge. Additional courses and acceleration require tuition.


Tuition:

½ Credit = $225 ($180 with free / reduced meal status) per course

1 Credit = $450 ($360 with free / reduced meal status) per course


Breakfast and lunch will be served for all face-to-face summer school students and snacks provided in the afternoons for ESY students.


Registration opens March 12 and closes on May 28.


Students with IEPs who will require special education transportation per his/her IEP should register no later than April 23 for Session 1 and Session 2 to ensure the child’s route is in place for the first day of summer school.


We look forward to continuing to provide educational opportunities to your students during the summer months. Please CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

Survey for AP/Georgia Milestones Exam Participation

This year, Fulton County Schools (FCS) will continue to offer a variety of state and national assessments to help us better understand how our students are performing. The State of Georgia is moving forward with administering the Georgia Milestones to all students in grades 3-8 and high school students taking Algebra I, US History, Biology, or American Literature (grade 11). The College Board has also announced multiple options for students to complete this year’s AP Exams. Please click here and complete this survey to help us prepare for spring testing. We would like to know if your child will participate in the Georgia Milestones and how he/she would like to take the AP Exams. We are also collecting information on student devices. The survey will be open until Friday, March 19. Our goal is for ALL FCS students to respond to the survey, including those learning face-to-face and those learning remotely.


https://fultonschools.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6lBLLIAWcYZYBJs

Athletics

Upcoming home athletic events:


Outdoor event capacity is 1047 for the stadium and 200 for baseball.

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Administrators and Department Chairs

Jonathan Adel - ELA and Fine Arts
David White; ELA; Whitedp@fultonschools.org

Lori Buonamici; Fine Arts; BuonamiciL@fultonschools.org


Garin Berry - Math, PE, World Language, and TAG
Terri Engelberth; Math; Engelberth@fultonschools.org

Chris Short; PE; ShortC@fultonschools.org

Nadia Ali; World Language; Aliahmady@fultonschools.org

Amanda Wile; TAG; Wile@fultonschools.org


Gwen Harris - Science and CTAE

Matt Mihordea; Science; Mihordea@fultonschools.org

Kylie Dayton; CTAE; Daytonk@fultonschools.org


Ingrid Parham - Social Studies and IRR
Tim Reeder; Social Studies; Reedert@fultonschools.org

Jeanne Dongieux; IRR; Dongieux@fultonschools.org

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