Chandler High Wolf Bytes
School of Champions
A MESSAGE FROM MR. ROTHER
Please take a look at the slideshows below for more information about this year's winners, please note that the videos for each presentation are found in separate links below:
DUAL ENROLLMENT 2020-2021
YEARBOOK DISTRIBUTION AND TEXTBOOK COLLECTION THIS WEEK
Yearbooks are sold out and no longer available for purchase.
CHS’s Yearbook Distribution drive-by pick-up (SEE SCHEDULE BELOW) is taking place Monday and Tuesday, May 11 and 12, for Seniors ONLY. Underclassmen may pick theirs up on Thursday, May 14. TO GET THE FULL EFFECT OF THIS 2020 YEARBOOK, MAKE SURE YOU HAVE IT IN THE SUN FOR A MINUTE OR SO!
Yearbook Distribution is curbside delivery only (stay in your car) - come in through California Street off Chandler Blvd. Immediately turn right with the regular pattern for drop off routine. Pull up to the curb and CHS staff will approach you to give you your yearbook.
Date: May 11th (please come only at your assigned date & time)
9:00AM – 10:00AM – alpha last names beginning A-E
10:00AM – 11:00AM – alpha last names beginning F-J
11:00AM – 12:00PM – alpha last names beginning K-M
Date: May 12th (please come only at your assigned date & time)
9:00AM – 10:00AM – alpha last names beginning N-R
10:00AM – 11:00AM – alpha last names beginning S-V
11:00AM – 12:00PM – alpha last names beginning W-Z
FRESHMEN, SOPHOMORES, AND JUNIORS:
8:00AM – 10:00AM – alpha last names beginning A-F
10:00AM – 12:00PM – alpha last names beginning G-M
12:00PM – 2:00PM – alpha last names beginning N-S
2:00PM – 4:00PM – alpha last names beginning T-Z
Please have available and/or keep in mind:
Student ID or Identification - driver’s license or school ID required
PLEASE only come at your assigned time. If you have younger or older students, they MUST come during their assigned time.
If you are unable to come that day, an alternative plan will be developed.
MAY IS MENTAL HEALTH MONTH!
This May, we’re encouraging everyone to reach out and have a #RealConvo about mental health. We know it can be difficult to feel confident starting and continuing the conversation, so we’ve created a new collection of short, animated videos in support of our freshly designed #RealConvo Guides, providing examples and tips of how to have mental health talks.
Visit our #RealConvo page to check out these guides and learn how you can inspire friends, family, and loved ones to have real conversations about mental health.
MINDFULNESS IN CONVERSATION
It is difficult enough to try and focus on our breath or on sound. When there are distractions, our attention easily gets taken away.
When we are mindful of talking, we can still be aware of our body and we can still be aware of our mind.
Practice- notice what thoughts might be going on in your mind as you are talking.
See if you can notice the urge to talk, or maybe that you are not in the mood to talk. Notice if silence is awkward. Notice that you are seeing the person and hearing their voice. Notice if you can maintain your mindfulness, your awareness, your presence, or do you get so involved you just talk without remembering to be mindful.
RESOURCES FROM THE CHS SOCIAL WORKER
CHS Seniors are required to use Parchment to have their final transcripts sent to the college or university of their choice.
All transcripts for seniors and Alumni are sent electronically via Parchment.
Seniors are allowed 5 free transcripts but should put one “On Hold for Grades”. This will be their final transcript that will be send to the college/university they will be attending in the Fall.
Seniors have until July 31st to submit their final transcript. After this date they will be considered an alumnus and will have to pay to send their transcript.
They can set up their Parchment account by going to Chandler High’s web page, click on “Site Shortcuts”, click on “Request a Transcript.”
ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) UPDATE
Attention AP Students: Check out the AP Testing Guide for Students to get in-depth information about taking the AP test this year. Starting May 4, AP will have student demos to practice AP testing.
AP testing is fast approaching- follow this link to a resource to assist you in reviewing for your AP test. Students, make sure you have a personal email attached to your AP account, as this is how you will be given instructions for testing. If you have a student email on your account, you may not receive testing information. Please update this ASAP.
MODAZZ 2020-2021 AUDITIONS
July 23...audition day #1...(2:30-4:00)
July 24...audition day #2...(2:30-6:00)
Schedule changes for those in Modazz 2020-2021 will occur on Monday, July 27th.
ASVAB CAREER EXPLORATION
The ASVAB Career Exploration Program is hosting a FREE webinar series each week in May to help you boost to help students (and their parents) start planning for life after high school.
CHANDLER ON-LINE ACADEMY (COA) SUMMER SCHOOL
Contact your counselor by email to sign-up for an online summer school class before May 29, 2020.
Summer Session 1: June 1 - June 19 June 18 & 19: Students must take final exams at the designated testing center at the scheduled time.
Summer Session 2: June 22 - July 10 July 9 & 10: Students must take final exams at the designated testing center at the scheduled time.
Interested in giving your soon-to-be graduate a unique gift next month? The father of senior Gabe Hawthorne has drawn this pen & ink image of Old Main and produced a limited number of signed prints, which are for sale through this link (www.hawthorneartwork.com). There are a number of options available with prices ranging between $10 and $65. Mr. Hawthorne is donating a portion of the proceeds back to CHS, so your gift also benefits future students and alumni. It's a win-win!
CUSD MESSAGE REGARDING REFUNDS
We understand your concerns regarding refunds and are working diligently to request a solution from the Arizona Department of Revenue. Since all field trip and AP exam fees are tax credit eligible and may have already been claimed on taxes, we are waiting on guidance from the Arizona Department of Revenue before proceeding. This is a complicated issue with many different factors to take into consideration. CUSD wants to ensure that we are in compliance State and Federal tax agencies and do not want to take any actions that may cause issues if a tax credit donation is refunded in the same taxable year as it is claimed as a credit. Once a decision has been reached, we will communicate with everyone impacted by cancelled field trips or AP exams due to the COVID-19 school closure. Thank you for your continued patience.
CAP AND GOWN PICK-UP
ATTN: Parents and CHS Seniors: If you have not picked up your cap and gown, please contact the front office at (480)812-7700 to schedule a pick up time between 8am-3pm.
If you have a balance due, you will need to contact Jostens directly at 1-800-Jostens. In addition, your cap and gown will need to be picked up at the Jostens office.
If you have paid in full, your cap and gown is at school and we look forward to seeing you. If you are unsure of your balance, please feel free to call the front office.
CHS SECOND SEMESTER GRADING
Students will earn a letter grade for the second semester, which will be a combination of their 3rd quarter grades and work completed during 4th quarter. The instructional focus of the assignments is to provide preparation for the next grade level, and will be delivered virtually or through hard copy resources. The following guidelines will be utilized for high school grading:
Work completed during the 4th quarter can only improve 3rd quarter grades.
Grades in infinite Campus will not accurately reflect the final semester grade.
A max of 2 assignments per week will be input into a teacher’s gradebook per the due dates assigned by the teacher.
A student’s grade can only improve by one letter grade.
Students who do not engage in online learning opportunities, or who cease to actively complete 4th quarter instructional activities, will receive their grades as they were posted at the end of 3rd quarter.
No finals will be included in the semester grade.
Any student failing can be given work to bring the grade up to passing.
All assignments will be graded for "Satisfactory Completion" and will not receive a letter grade or percentage grade per assignment. The teacher will indicate if the assignment was "satisfactorily completed" and provide feedback to the student.
To achieve the letter grade increase for the course, a student must complete 75% of the 4th quarter assignments.
Students completing text-based packets will have their work assessed later in the semester and be awarded the grade increase if the assignments from both April and May meet the 75% satisfactory completion standard.
For students in elective classes without internet access, please contact your elective teacher to receive alternate assignments.