CB West High School

West Times Newsletter 6-1-2021

NEWS FROM THE GUIDANCE DEPARTMENT

Social and Emotional Wellness Resources

As we continue to face challenges and navigate difficult times, we are including Social and Emotional Wellness Resources that may be helpful to our students, staff and families. Students and adults may display a range of thoughts and emotions when presented with various circumstances. We recommend to continue engaging in conversations with your child. As always, please reach out to your child’s counselor if you have questions or concerns.


Summer School 2021

All 2021 Summer School remedial courses will be available in an online format through Educere. Remediation courses are available in English/Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, and World Language. Registration deadline is June 25th, and courses must be completed by August 7, 2021. For Registration Information and links to the list of available courses on Educere, please see the CBW Summer School Info Link. Please contact your student’s counselor with any questions about Summer School.


ATTENTION SENIORS:


Complete the Senior Survey!

Completing the Graduation Survey is an obligation. This must be completed by June 9th at the very latest. Follow the steps below – the survey should take less than 5 minutes to complete. Be sure to contact Ms. Dallam or Mr. Curtis if you have questions.


  • In Naviance go to the “About Me” tab;
  • Click “My surveys”
  • Click “Surveys Not Started”
  • Click “Graduation Survey”
  • Be sure to click “Update” or your changes will not be saved!


Final Transcripts will be sent to the school you selected as your “Attending School” in the Senior Survey. Transcripts will be sent automatically, starting June 14th. You do not need to ‘request’ that we send these transcripts. If you change the college you’re attending, please contact Ms. Dallam or Mr. Curtis.


  • NCAA – Seniors who will be playing sports in college: If you have submitted an electronic request for your transcript to be sent to the NCAA/Eligibility Center, they will be sent after June 14th, 2021. If you have not done this, log into your Eligibility Center account and follow the instructions for requesting a transcript.


Graduating Seniors will lose access to their District Accounts on July 15th!

1. Seniors are advised to backup any desired files to their personal computers/drives.

  • Directions for downloading OneDrive files and OneNote archives can be found here.

2. Seniors will lose access to CB email. Backup any desired emails or attachments to personal computer/drives.

3. Seniors will lose access to Naviance. Export/print any desired Resumes or assessment reports.

4. From Portal, print out Unofficial Transcript (in Reports). You may also wish to print out a copy of your Health Immunization Records.


IF YOUR STUDENT IS TAKING AN AP EXAM DURING THE MONTH OF JUNE, PLEASE READ THIS CRITICAL ANNOUNCEMENT!


If your student does not follow these instructions for downloading the UPDATED College Board Digital Testing App, they will not be able to access their at-home digital AP Exam on their testing day.


Click here for a PDF version of the AP information.


Unfortunately, the College Board continues to make updates to the Digital Testing, and you need to make sure you have the most recent App. Please take one of the following actions to download the Digital Testing App, depending on your present situation. After installing the App, please follow the steps 4 through 7 below.


Scenarios:

1. I have never installed AP College Board Digital Testing App:


2. I already installed AP College Board from Company Portal – it was working and it is now not:

  • Uninstall the app from add/remove programs

TO UNINSTALL THE OLD SOFTWARE

  • In the “magnifying glass”/search bar on your computer’s taskbar – that spot next to the Windows button in the lower left of your screen – type “Add or remove.”
  • You should see a result for “Add or remove programs.” Open that.
  • In a few moments, your computer will display a list of all apps currently installed. Find “2021 Digital AP Exams” near or at the top. Click on it, then click on “Uninstall.” Confirm uninstallation.
  • Download from this AP College Board link and re-install : https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/about-ap-2021/updates/digital-exams/download-testing-app


3. I have uninstalled the old App, downloaded the new App from the link above, and tried to install and am still having an issue:


    After installing the Digital Testing App, please complete the following steps:

    4. Log in to the Digital Testing App using your College Board username and password.


    5. Practice with sample questions in the digital testing app. This will allow you to:

    • Familiarize yourself with the testing app.
    • Complete questions similar to those on the actual exam (students will receive a score and a rubric from their practice test, which will provide a snapshot of their exam readiness.)
    • Ensure that your App is compatible with the device you are testing on.


    6. Load your exam into the Digital Testing app 1-3 days before each digital exam you are taking. If you do not do this, you may not be able to access your test on Testing Day.


    7. Check in to each digital exam 30 minutes before the scheduled start time.

    Success Plan – Now Due!

    All CB West Students should have completed the required state Success Plan Tasks. If you have not yet finished your assigned tasks, please visit your CANVAS Dashboard to access the “Class of 20xx” House Team course and the Success Plan module. PDF instructions and how-to videos will guide students through the requirements. All Success Plan Tasks must be completed prior to June 4, 2021. Please reach out to your school counselor with any questions.

    Yearbooks

    Distribution: For those that pre-ordered, yearbooks will be distributed on Tuesday, June 1st during the school day. Students should check the schedule throughout the day, and come to the Aux Gym during their designated time. Students must bring with them a form of photo identification.

    • For all Virtual Students, yearbooks can be picked up on either Wednesday, June 2nd from 2:00 - 4:00PM or Wednesday, June 9th from 2:00 - 4:00PM in the Cafeteria. Students must bring with them a form of photo identification.


    Sales: Due to high demand, we will have a limited number of yearbooks to sell at the end of the year. These will be sold on a first come-first serve basis. Left over yearbooks will open for sales starting on Wednesday, June 2nd. Students can come to room D114 or C135. The cost is $90 and cash or check is accepted.


    Questions: Please contact Erin Walsh elwalsh@cbsd.org regarding distribution or sales.

    West Spring Concerts

    Click on the flyer below for dates and times of performances.

    Laptop Return and Senior Survey

    All seniors as well as 12+ transition students receiving special education services must return their laptops, pens, and chargers on either Monday, June 7th or Tuesday, June 8th. We will be set up in the lobby at CB West from 11:00am-2:30pm.


    Students who are missing an item above need to pay for a replacement on My Payments Plus (CLICK HERE) prior to handing in your laptop. Please then bring the My Payments Plus receipt with you when you return your laptop.


    In addition, Seniors who have not yet completed the mandatory Senior Survey in Naviance will do so after they check in to hand back their computer and accessories.


    It is extremely important that laptops, laptop accessories, and the Senior Survey are turned in and completed. If not completed, these are obligations that will impact your ability to pick up your cap and gown.

    Graduation and other Important Information for Seniors

    With the Governor’s announcement of lifting event and gathering limitations beginning May 31st, we are pleased to let you know that we will now be able to host a traditional Graduation with no attendance restrictions. Please visit the Class of 2021 Page on the CB West website for details and other important information for seniors.

    Attention Seniors: Important Information for Graduation

    Monday, April 12th is the first day of the 4th Marking Period. For Seniors, this means that if you are charged with a violation of the Drug and Alcohol Policy during the 4th Marking Period, you may not be permitted to participate in graduation/any other commencement activities. We are required to remind you of this policy statement.

    Senior Spotlights

    The Senior Class Council is highlighting seniors and their post-high school plans on the Instagram account @cbw21decisions. To be included in these Senior Spotlights, please Click Here to submit your information to class council.

    Senior Graduation DVD and USB Order Form

    Order a DVD or USB flash drive with professional quality to enjoy the graduation ceremony for years to come. Purchase for you or family members!


    CLICK HERE FOR THE ORDER FORM.

    Final Exam and Last Week of School Schedule


    • Wednesday, June 2nd: Regular Day - English Final Exams Due and 'B' Day students AP Psychology Final Exam
    • Thursday, June 3rd: Regular Day - Social Studies Final Exams Due and AP Psychology, AP Macro and AP Micro Final Exams during class.
    • Friday, June 4th: Regular Day - World Language and Advanced Placement Computer Science Final Exams administered during class.
    • Monday, June 7th: Regular Day - Science Final Exams administered during class.
    • Tuesday, June 8th: Regular Day - Math Final Exams administered during class.
    • *Wednesday, June 9th: Early Dismissal Day due to graduation practice in the afternoon. Asynchronous Day for students except those needing to make-up exams.
    • *Thursday, June 10th: Early Dismissal Day. Only 10th and 11th grade students report to school. Graduation Day!
    • *Friday, June 11th: Early Dismissal Day. Only 10th and 11th grade students report to school.



    *For the Early Dismissal days, transportation will be provided in the morning for arrival and again at 10:45 for dismissal.

    MBIT End of School Year Information

    There are several dates coming up at the end of the year when MBIT has a full day, but CB West has a half day. In addition, there are days when MBIT has school, but CB West is closed.


    CB last day of school: June 11

    MBIT last day of school: June 16


    Please click here for details regarding transportation.

    CBSD Summer Community Programs

    Beat summer boredom! CBSD's community school is offering summer sports camps, mock trial, music & arts camps, and many other activities - register through MyPaymentsPlus at https://www2.mypaymentsplus.com/welcome beginning May 17!

    Book/Item Distribution and Return

    Details of Regular Procedures: We will continue to have a pick-up/drop off for 100% virtual students only on the dates listed below from 2:00pm-4:00pm in the CB West Cafeteria. Students who are participating 100% online will retrieve needed materials as communicated by teachers. Students can also return books or other curricular items by placing it in a labeled bin. Please park in the Junior lot off of MacFarlane Lane and enter the cafeteria. Please wear a mask and keep 6 feet social distancing at all times. Only 1 person per family may come into the building. Please bring a bag or bookbag to carry your items.


    Process: Please find your placard, take the items under the placard, and leave the placard on the table at your spot.


    Important: Please leave all name labels on any and all items given to you. This will be essential when you return items.


    Larger Items: Teachers will communicate with you if you have larger items to pick up. Large items will be labeled with your name and will be in the back of the cafeteria in the large-item section.


    Forthcoming Dates: Tuesday, June 8 is the last official item drop off/pick-up day.


    • 6/8/21 - Tuesday

    From the Nurse

    FOR SENIORS:

    Please consider printing a copy of your child’s immunization record prior to graduation. You will not have access to the portal after graduation and it is a good idea to keep a copy for your future use.


    ALL STUDENTS:

    If your child was vaccinated for COVID-19 and you want to have that vaccination added to their school health record, please contact our School Nurse, Carol Klein at 267-893-2523. Please note, COVID-19 vaccinations are not mandatory, nor is it mandatory to inform the school of your child(ren)’s COVID-19 vaccination status.


    Each year, Pennsylvania requires schools to complete health screenings for students. We have begun this process and hope to complete as many students as possible during the remainder of the year.


    If your student is virtual, you may contact the Nurse.


    Once completed, height and weight measurements can be found on the Parent Portal. Parents/Guardians will be contacted following the screenings if there is a concern.


    If you prefer that your child be exempted from the health screenings, please contact Mrs. Klein cklein@cbsd.org

    Bucks Human Services Connect - The Hub!

    Bucks County Division of Human Services is pleased to launch - The Hub!

    Click here for details.

    Save the Music Foundation

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    CBSD Farmers Market at Barclay

    CBSD Farmers Market at Barclay will take place on Wednesday, 6/9 from 4-5 PM - produce, eggs, milk, dairy, bread, and groceries. The market runs every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month. All are welcome and if you know of another CB family in need, please share!


    Dates for the summer:


    • June 9th and 23rd
    • July 14th and 28th
    • Aug. 11th and 25th

    Class of 2023 - Exclusion from Post Secondary Schools and Military Recruiters

    Please click here for an important letter from the district. Letters must be signed and returned to the CB West Guidance office by June 1st if a student is to be excluded from the recruiters list.

    Sophomores

    The State of Pa. requires that all Juniors have a physical on file in the Health Office. As your student goes to the doctor for driver’s permits, working papers, etc., remember to turn in a copy of the physical. Physicals dated the first day of Sophomore year or later will be excepted as a Junior physical. If your child plays sports, this physical will count as well.

    Juniors

    Reminder that a physical is required for all Juniors. A meningitis vaccine is also required after your child’s 16th birthday and must be completed prior to entering 12th grade.

    Children’s Health Insurance Program

    CHIP is Pennsylvania's Children's Health Insurance Program for uninsured children and teens up to age 19.


    Click on the link for more information about CHIP.


    Click on the link for the online application.

    GOOD NEWS ABOUT CB WEST STUDENTS

    State Champions!

    Congratulations to the Girls Track and Field team for winning the State Championship. You accomplished this with hard work, class and amazing talent. Thank you for being West Proud!

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    Congratulations to our 2021 Community Award Winners

    Congratulations to our 2021 Departmental Award Winners

    Congratulations to all CB West students who were recognized at the Departmental Awards Ceremony on June 1, 2021.