Hooch Happenings

March 11, 2022

Todd's Tidbits

Hooch Community,


In the past couple of weeks I have personally toured the school with 4 prospective families with several more before spring break in April. After the tours this week I reflected on how blessed I am to be at Chattahoochee! The strong community values and great students and staff make my job a little easier.


If you remember, back in the August SMORE, while we were excited about being back with all students in attendance, we also knew that it would take a good amount of time to get students back in the "groove" and re-cultured to the expectations of being a Chattahoochee student.


Well, after discussing with the school's leadership team and department chairs, the students have made great strides this year. We believe with the remainder of the year, it will only get better and better moving in to the summer. And upon our return for the 2022-23 school year, we will see our BEST students!!


All the best,


Dr. Mike Todd

Principal

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Attendance Matters ALL DAY, EVERY DAY

TIP: Record your student’s absence on your home or phone calendar.

Doing so will help you keep track of the days your child has missed from school. If you're not careful, those days can add up quickly!! Spring Break is almost here (YAY!!!), and we're all excited to get some R&R! With that said, do your very best not to extend break an extra day or two. It's so tempting, we know!! But remember, absences from school means missed instruction, assignments, and homework that your child will have to catch up on later. That can be stressful for students, especially after returning from an extended break. Not sure how many days your child has missed so far this school year?? Click HERE to sign up for the parent portal and stay in the know about attendance, academics and more! Help Your Child Succeed in School: Build the Habit of Good Attendance! School success goes hand in hand with good attendance!

Summer School Information

Registration is open for both face-to-face Summer School at Johns Creek HS as well as Fulton Virtual and GA Virtual! Parents/guardians should check their student’s transcript on Infinite Campus under the Documents tab to see which courses need to be retaken, both from prior years and this current school year – check your student’s total # of earned credits as well. Please keep in mind that not every course is offered in the Summer. Directions to register and additional information for each option is below. After June 3rd, please contact Johns Creek HS with any Summer School questions.


As a reminder, students must have earned the following # of credits by August 1, 2022 to be listed in each grade:

  • 10th grade – must have earned 5.0 credits
  • 11th grade – must have earned 11.0 credits
  • 12th grade – must have earned 17.0 credits


Face-to-face Summer School at Johns Creek High School - June 8th – July 8th

Registration:

  • Regular registration closes on May 26th
  • Late registration for classes that still have availability will be in person at Johns Creek HS on June 6th and 7th
  • To register, go to https://www.fultonschools.org/Page/18470 and click on the link on the right side under Summer Learning Registration
  • Click the link in the paragraph on the left, and then select the Subject your student needs to take. The Semester you select should be Summer 2022 – Johns Creek/Chattahoochee/Northview – scroll all the way to the bottom. Any other Semester you select will send the course requests to another high school!
    • A = 1st semester of a course
    • B = 2nd semester of a course
    • Students who need to take the year of a course should select both A and B
    • Students are permitted to take up to 2.0 total credits
  • Course requests will be processed by the school counselors each Friday, so please be patient.


Tuition:

*NO tuition required for students retaking a course they previously failed*


End of Course tests (EOCs):

  • Given July 6th – 7th only for the following subject areas:
    • 11th/American Lit AB or B
    • Algebra 1 AB or B
    • Biology AB or B
    • US History AB or B


Transportation:

  • Abbreviated transportation is available. Please check the Summer School website above closer to the start date for specific stop and time information for your student.
  • Students who require Special Education transportation per their IEP must register by April 27th to ensure their route is in place for the first day of Summer School.


Fulton Virtual - June 1st – July 13th

Registration:

  • Regular registration closes on May 26th
  • Late registration for classes that still have availability will be June 1st – 6th online
  • To register, go to www.fultonschools.org and click on the ClassLink icon in the green bar
  • Login to ClassLink (Username and Password are the student’s credentials they use to log into their school device and email)
  • Click on the Genius – Fulton Virtual icon
  • Click Request Courses on the left and then Request New Course, select FVS Summer 2022 as the Term, and select the course
    • A = 1st semester of a course
    • B = 2nd semester of a course
    • AB = full year-long course
      *If you are intending on taking the full year of a course – ex. US History – be sure to select AB!*
    • Students are permitted to take up to 2.0 total credits in the Summer – however, we do not recommend students take more than 1.0 credit on Fulton Virtual due to the amount of time they are expected to spend on their classes each day.
  • Course requests will be processed by the school counselors each Friday, so please be patient.


Tuition:

  • Required for students taking a course for the first time
    • $225 per 0.5 credit/semester course, $450 per 1.0 credit/year-long course
    • Students approved for free or reduced-cost lunch: $180 per 0.5 credit/semester course, $360 per 1.0 credit/year-long course
      *NO tuition required for students retaking a course they previously failed*


Expected time commitment and completion benchmarks:

  • Students should expect to spend the following amount of time on their classes:
    • 1 semester class – approx. 3 hours per day
    • Year-long class – approx. 6 hours per day
    • Accelerated Math class (ex. Accelerated Geometry B / Algebra 2) – approx. 9 hours per day
  • Students must meet the completion benchmarks below to stay enrolled in their Fulton Virtual courses. If they do not meet the benchmarks, they will be administratively dropped by FVS and will not receive a refund of tuition.
    • 33% complete by June 15th at 11:59 pm
    • 50% complete by June 22nd at 11:59 pm
    • 66% complete by June 29th at 11:59 pm


End of Course tests (EOCs):

  • Given at Johns Creek HS July 6th – 7th only for the following subject areas:
    • 11th/American Lit AB or B
    • Algebra 1 AB or B
    • Biology AB or B
    • US History AB or B


GA Virtual – June 6th – July 14th

Registration:

  • Opens March 15th at www.gavirtualschool.org
  • Courses offered - https://www.gavirtualschool.org/Course-Info/Summer-2022-Courses
  • Students must first create an account at https://gavs.geniussis.com/PublicWelcome.aspx to register for their classes
    • Do not create a new/duplicate account if you have trouble logging in to an existing account! Students should submit a GAVS helpdesk ticket or email Nikki Walker at Nicole.Walker@gavirtualschool.org for assistance with accessing existing accounts.
  • Be sure to indicate the correct selections for the following fields – any other selections you make will send the course requests to another high school!
    • Out of State = No
    • Program = GAVS
    • County of Residence = Fulton
    • Student Type = Public
    • District = Fulton County
    • School = Chattahoochee High School
  • Course requests will be processed by the school counselors each Friday, so please be patient.


Tuition:

  • $250 per 0.5 credit/semester course, $500 per 1.0 credit/year-long course for all students


End of Course tests (EOCs):

  • Given at Johns Creek HS July 6th – 7th only for the following subject areas:
    • 11th/American Lit AB or B
    • Algebra 1 AB or B
    • Biology AB or B
    • US History AB or B
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One Johns Creek

Racial & Ethnic Disparities in Substance Abuse Treatment


Certain racial and ethnic minority groups are over-represented in substance abuse treatment.

Yet, they are less likely to complete treatment. In fact, a national study found that African

American & Hispanic individuals were less likely to complete treatment compared to Whites

across all substances. What can you do to support those you love?


Finding ways to help keep your loved-one in treatment may improve their quality of life & help

sustain long-term recover. If you or a loved-one need treatment, for alcohol or other drug use,

know that completing treatment is important as it is associated with

· long-term abstinence

· fewer relapses

· higher levels of employment

· less criminal involvement

· Better overall health


The Awkward Conversations are the Ones You Don’t Have…Start Talking Today!


If you are interested to learn more, suggest topics, and/or be involved please email

onejohnscreek@pathways2life.org or check our website www.onejohnscreek.org.

Follow us on Facebook @onejohnscreek for additional information.

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Counseling Corner

Senior Meeting (March 17th in the auditorium during Chatt time):

This will be an important meeting for all seniors regarding upcoming events and mandatory forms needed for the graduation ceremony.


Dual Enrollment Announcements for 22-23 School Year:

**Students should be checking their Naviance Email account for information from Mrs. Chilson. Go to Class Link, click on Naviance icon, click on envelope at top right of welcome screen. All emails are sent there.


**Even Current Dual Enrollment Students must resubmit the Interest Form, Fulton County Contract, and Funding Forms for next year. They must be completed every year. Deadline is March 31.


3/22 – Dual Enrollment Help Session via Teams at 4:30pm. Link to be sent to students who have completed the Step 1 Interest Form in Naviance. This is a virtual meeting.

3/31 – Dual Enrollment deadline for upcoming year – all info is at https://ChattahoocheeDE.weebly.com


Upcoming Events & Registration Timeline:


March Events

3/16 - Counseling Seminar #3 - College Search Process at 5pm (Teams Link: https://bit.ly/SeminarMar16)


April Events

4/20 - Counseling Seminar #4 - Career Exploration at 5pm (Teams Link: https://bit.ly/SeminarApr20)


May Events

5/11 - Counseling Seminar #5 - Q&A with Counselors at 5pm (Teams Link: https://bit.ly/SeminarMay11)


Attention Junior and Senior Parents!

The 2nd Fulton County Virtual College Fair will be on March 31st this year. Students who register will be matched with attending colleges and will be passes to attend sessions with those colleges throughout the day. If you would like for your son/daughter to participate, then please have them sign up using QR code below.

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PTSA Senior Gold Envelopes

The CHS Senior Events Committee is sponsoring Senior Gold Envelopes for all graduating seniors. This tradition is a special opportunity to honor our 2022 graduates with personalized notes or cards to commemorate this big event in their lives. We invite you, other family members, friends, VIPs and members of the CHS faculty to write notes of congratulations to your son or daughter. We will distribute them at the graduation rehearsal. Every senior will be presented with a large Gold Envelope containing collected messages as well as community giveaways. The notes and cards will be kept confidential until graduation.


Please see the attached information for all the details.

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Chattahoochee Band SHRED-A-THON

Chattahoochee Bands is holding a community SHRED-A-THON on Saturday, March 19th from 10-12 (or until the truck is full) to help our community and benefit the band. We have partnered with a local secure shredding company to bring a truck to our school, and we will be accepting shreddable items to help you "shred it so they don't get it." There will be a nominal donation of $5 per box (box = 25lbs), MUCH LESS than the $1/lb charged locally for shredding.


What we need from you:
1. Gather your shredding, and come support the band while you protect your family!

2. Share the attached image on your neighborhood page to try and drum up visitors...all are welcome!


Got questions? Email chattbandfundraising@gmail.com or check the website, www.chattahoocheebands.com

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Summer 2023 European Tour

Ever wanted to stand on a mountaintop in the Alps or try fresh pasta in Italy? This is your opportunity to explore The Alps and the Mediterranean in Summer 2023! Attend the upcoming virtual information session to get all the details including the itinerary, dates and cost of this trip. You’ll also hear more about the payment options and the Risk-Free Enrollment Period available for this 2023 trip. Students are welcome to attend, but one parent/guardian must be in attendance.


Registration by March 14th is required to attend. Click the following link to view info session details, save your virtual spot, and to qualify for $100 off the price of the tour: https://bit.ly/3HKJY61


Can’t make it but want the details? Go ahead click the registration link above and select “No but send info.”


This trip is not sponsored by Chattahoochee High School or Fulton County Schools; it is a non-school-affiliated trip being organized by Shannon O’Leary in partnership with EF Education First, an accredited organization. If you have any questions about the opportunity, please reach out to Ms. O’Leary at olearys@fultonschools.org

Athletics

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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


Garrett Abelkop - Math, PE, World Language, and TAG
Beth Smith; Math; Smithec@fultonschools.org

J.J. Hicks; PE; Hicksj@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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