High School Newsletter

March 1-31

News and Notes from the Den

Happy Women's History Month.

Here in the High School we started the month celebrating the academic achievements of our students with the 25th Annual Honors Banquet and 8th Annual National Honor Society Induction Ceremony. It was a wonderful evening and I was thrilled to announce the Class of 2023 Valedictorian, Yarelis Rivera Rivera, and Salutatorian, Enid Colon Sandoval.

Experiential learning opportunities about here in the high school. The School Counselors are leading many service learning trips and college visits. Our teachers have been leading the charge with creative field trips for their students. The Experiential Education Class will be leaving for a once in a lifetime trip to London, England on March 10th. Finally, the teachers and students are finalizing their plans for Museum Day, a yearly CAP tradition.

I have begun holding meetings for students in grades 9-11 who are interested in attending North Carolina Outward Bound on scholarship this summer. Parents and guardians, please keep an eye out for information regarding this awesome opportunity. If your child is interested, please review the resources that will be shared with them and you.

Finally, please keep a look out for details regarding registering for our famous STEAM Night, a night full of family friendly activities, that is taking place on March 28th.

Best wishes and Happy End of Winter and Welcome Spring!!!

Mr. Richichi

CAP Spring Store is Now Open!!!

Our Spring Store will be open until Thursday, March 30th. All of the spring store items will be available online only. All orders will be placed once the store closes on 3/30. Production time is approximately 2 weeks. All orders will be distributed through the school. Questions? Email cari@mhpromos.com.

Check out our Spring Store website to place an order.

Attention CAP Parents and Guardians

CAP Blood Drive

Thursday, March 23rd, 9am-2pm

1100 East Erie Avenue

Philadelphia, PA

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Important Dates

Women's History Month

March 1st - Honors Banquet and NHS Induction 6pm-8pm

March 16th - Museum Day for 9-12 grade students only

March 17th - Founders Day NO SCHOOL

March 23rd - CAP Blood Drive 9am-2pm

March 28th - STEAM Night 5pm-7pm

March 29th - Career Day

March 30th and 31st - 3rd quarter exams

March 31st - End of the 3rd Quarter

Parent and Family Engagement


Event: Digital Literacy Workshop with Girls Inc.

Date: Thursday, March 23rd
Time: 5:00-6:00 pm (via Zoom)

*To RSVP click here.


Event: Autism Fair

Date: Sunday, April 30th

Time: 12:00-4:00 pm

RSVP please click here.

*RSVP required for CAP families*


Event: BINGO Night

Date: Friday, May 19th

Time: 6:00-9:00pm

*To RSVP please click here.

Quick Reminders

Uniforms and Attendance

  • Be sure to send electronic absent notes to absent@communityacademy.org
  • Uniforms- Students must be in full uniform each day. Any students who are out of uniform will receive a uniform violation, affecting the discipline grade. On Gym days, students must wear ALL black sneakers and change into their gym uniforms to receive their participation grades.

Early Dismissal Procedure - The below is taken directly from the Student/Parent Handbook

  • A written request must be sent in with the student on the day of the early dismissal. Students will bring these notes to the HS office at 9:05am
  • Telephone calls and emails are insufficient
  • A follow up phone call will be given to verify the note.
  • People picking up the students must be listed in the school's database and must have photo identification
  • Early dismissals will not be permitted: (1) after 2pm on a regular day and 12:30pm on a B dismissal day (2) during standardized testing; and (3) person picking up student is not listed in PowerSchool or arrives without photo identification

Let's Go Bruins!!! Athletic Happenings

School Counselor News

  • Seniors are asked to please submit their college acceptances to their designated Counselors. We will be making announcements celebrating their accomplishments.
  • Senior Families - Please do not forget that the FAFSA application is open. Any senior who plans to enroll in a 2 or 4 year college or trade school should file FAFSA as soon as possible. The application can be found at www.fafsa.ed.gov

News from the Student Climate Center

The Bruin Pride Trait of the Month is SELF DISCIPLINE

  • The ability to control one's feelings and overcome one's weaknesses; the ability to pursue what one thinks is right despite temptations to abandon it.


  • Student must be in full uniforms at all times. If they are missing something or in need of a uniform violation, they should stop by the SCC immediately upon arriving at school.
  • Students are reminded to arrive and leave school in their full uniforms. Any deviation to this rule must be approved by the Principal and/or their designee

Student Conduct

  • Student academic success is directly correlated to their behavior in class. Students are given a grade in Conduct for each class on their progress reports and report cards
  • Please be reminded that a student engaging in poor conduct will likely struggle academically and likely will put them at risk for not being permitted to participate in extracurricular activities including sports, clubs, trips, homecoming and prom.

The Nurse's Office

Parent/Guardian Required Physical Reminder

Community Academy Of Philadelphia


Pennsylvania Public School Code, Section 14-1402(e), requires physical examinations for students in kindergarten, sixth and eleventh grades.

If you have already turned in a private physical examination to the school nurse please disregard this reminder. Since your own private physician is familiar with your child's medical history, we encourage you to have the physical examination done by your family doctor. Attached to this notice is a Report of Physical Examination, this should be completed by your child's physician and then returned to your child's school. If your child has had a health examination in the 6 months prior to the start of the current school year, a doctor's report from that exam may be used. If not, this notification is intended to give you time to arrange for an examination.

If you have any questions or concerns related to this, please email schoolnurse@communityacademy.org or call 215-533-6700 ext. 1136

El Código de Escuelas Públicas de Pensilvania, Sección 14-1402(e), requiere exámenes físicos para los estudiantes de kindergarten, sexto grado y once grado.

Si ya entregó un examen físico privado a la enfermera de la escuela, ignore este recordatorio. Debido a que su propio médico privado está familiarizado con el historial médico de su hijo, lo alentamos a que su médico de cabecera realice el examen físico. Adjunto a este aviso se encuentra un Informe del examen físico, el cual debe ser completado por el médico de su hijo y luego devuelto a la escuela de su hijo. Si su hijo ha tenido un examen de salud en los 6 meses anteriores al comienzo del año escolar actual, se puede utilizar el informe de un médico de ese examen. De lo contrario, esta notificación pretende darle tiempo para programar un examen.

School Store

The school store is open every day before and after school. To make things easier, they have a webpage that allows families to order items ahead of time for pickup.

PowerSchool Information

PowerSchool is our Student Information System. Both parents and students should have access to PowerSchool to check grades in real time. If you are having trouble logging in, please contact Maria Duvivier at mduvivier@communityacademy.org

Student/Parent Handbook and Code of Conduct

Please continue to review this document.