Cambridge High School
September 13, 2023
Thank you Boy Scout Troop 1459, for the beautiful and touching 9/11 Memorial.
MAP Testing Update
Starting (September 11, 2023), we will issue consequences for those who are not following the school rules and wearing their student ID on their lanyards while in the building.
- Please know that this is a safety issue for the school. If your child should need medical assistance outside of their classroom, the student ID helps us get valuable medical information to render aid. If all students are wearing their IDs, we can immediately spot an intruder in the building. Finally, IDs will continue to be important as the SGC discusses possible off-campus privileges for our seniors.
- Parents, please make sure your child is wearing their ID every morning. Please help us to keep the building and our students, staff, and teachers safe.
- Administrators will begin random checks in the hallways and begin issuing detention for those who are not wearing their IDs (Rule 7aI in the Discipline Code – Failure to Follow Rules).
- Students who have lost their ID are not immune to discipline and should go to the front office to request a replacement.
If your student lost their ID, a replacement can be order for a $10 replacement cost. View Student IDs.
New B2 Options (Monday - Thursday) include an opportunity to get help in a class, play basketball in the AUX gym, read in the Media Center, have a quiet study hall, practice in performing arts, or go to a club meeting… to name a few. See our Offerings for the next four weeks at the link below.
Small Groups for B2
CHS Counseling will be hosting two small groups during B2 this Fall. One group will focus on general coping skills, and one on assessment anxiety. If your student may benefit from these learning opportunities, please email Fran Meredith at email@example.com. Please include your student’s legal name and which group is of interest.
11th Grade Vaccine Verification - Due October 6
The District has moved the date they will review all Vaccine Verification forms for our school. If you have not already done so, please submit your 11th-grade student's Vaccine Verifications (Immunization form 3231), stating your student has received one meningococcal conjugate vaccine booster, as required by the Georgia Department of Human Resources, by Friday, October 6. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have questions, please email CAMHSimmunization@fultonschools.org.
If we do not receive this form, your child will be at risk of withdrawal from Cambridge High School. You may get this vaccine through your pediatrician, family physician, local urgent care center, or the North Fulton Department of Health. In addition, many local pharmacies and grocery store pharmacies offer this vaccine. The required documentation (Immunization Form 3231) may be emailed to CAMHSImmunization@fultonschools.org
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PSAT Day - October 12, 2023
Cambridge will administer the PSAT 8/9 to all 9th and 10th-grade students and the PSAT/NMSQT to 11th-grade students on Thursday, October 12, 2023. 12th-grade students will not report to school on Thursday, October 12, and will participate in the asynchronous day. Seniors are encouraged to use this day for college visits, completing make-up work, or working on college applications. Please read the following information and the referenced materials for details regarding the PSAT 8/9 and PSAT/NMSQT.
The PSAT is completely digital this year. In order to take the test, students must have a Fulton County Schools-issued device. Students are not allowed to take the PSAT on a personal device. Please have your student check one out immediately if they need this device.
Digital PSAT Prep Rally
The Milton Library offers Math tutoring on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month. Learn more about their program at Milton Library Math Tutoring.
Cambridge has also posted a list of private tutors as a service to our community. We do not endorse any particular tutor. This resource can be found at Tutoring Resources.
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Fulton County Schools Student Code of Conduct & Discipline Handbook
All parents and students (over 10 years old) must sign this form found within your Infinite Campus Parent/Student Portal accounts.
To review new enhancements to this year's Code of Conduct and to download the PDF format, visit Student Discipline.
Cambridge Student & Parent Handbook
- Communications protocols
- Admin, counselor, and department chair information
- Grades and graduation requirements
- Attendance and checking students out
- Behavior and consequences
- and much more...
From Fulton County Schools
The Saturn app is an application available as a mobile app on iOS devices. The purpose of the Saturn app (as described by the developers) is to provide high school students with a social utility that gives control over their schedules, activities, and connections. This app has gained recent attention in the press. The issue has been raised that almost anyone can create an account and use it to gain access and easily exploit the following items shared by students:
- student names
- account photos
- class times and teachers
- links to Instagram, TikTok, Snapchat, and Venmo accounts
- the ability to send private messages
View the Saturn fact sheet about the app to help you make an informed decision about its use in your household.
Student Announcements: Cambridge Headlines
Please encourage your students to check the daily "Headlines" email to ensure they know essential information regarding Cambridge High School.
Go to College Fairs (Virtual)
Specialty Virtual Fairs offer a convenient way to explore post-secondary options. Encourage your students to join recruiters at one or all of these upcoming events:
Live fair hours are 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. (ET) on each date for the following fairs:
- Professional Certificates Virtual College Fair - Thursday, September 21, 2023
- Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Virtual College Fair - Wednesday, October 4, 2023
- Learning Differences Virtual College Fair - Thursday, October 12, 2023
- First-Generation Virtual College Fair - Wednesday, October 25, 2023
To register for one of these events and to learn more, visit Fall 2023 Specialty Virtual Fairs.
On the Go to College Fairs platform:
- Receive helpful information on Navigating a Virtual Fair.
- Explore options and services that are available to you at the participating institutions.
- Expert-led educational sessions will guide you on maximizing the benefits of higher education.
- Visit institution booths and chat live with admissions representatives
- Participating students have a chance to win a $50 Starbucks gift card through a TikTok contest. Details will be emailed to registered students.
- This experience will be ADA and WCAG-compliant.
Virtual College Visits
For more information and an ongoing list of colleges participating, see Virtual College Visits.
On-Site College Visits
Juniors or Seniors who are interested in attending one of these on-site college visits, please register at the link below. During these sessions, students will meet university representatives to receive valuable information on the application and acceptance process, the cost of attendance, and more.
University of Georgia
Tuesday, September 19
B2 - 10:14 - 10:44 am
Register by September 15
To register for UGA
Georgia College & State University
Monday, September 25
11:45 am - 12:30 pm
Register by September 21
To register for GCSU
Senior - Frequently Asked Questions
Our Counseling Department has compiled a list of frequently asked questions Seniors need to know about applying to college. Check them out at: Senior FAQ
Requesting Transcripts - Clarification
For students applying to colleges through Common App, the student's counselor will upload their transcript into Common App. Students must add their counselor in the "Recommender Section" as - counselor and provide a correct email. Scriborder is not used for Common App.
Scriborder is used when requesting transcripts for colleges that are not part of Common App, or sending transcripts to NCAA. Students should see their counselor if they have questions or need assistance. View Transcript Requests for more information.
Senior Tasks - Note Deadlines
1. Senior Biography Sheet - Due September 15
All seniors applying to college are required to complete the "Senior Biography Sheet" to give to their recommenders (counselors and teachers). This information is helpful in writing a letter of recommendation or filling out a college form.
2. Unweighted Transcript Request Form - Due September 15
Seniors who want an unweighted transcript sent to a college must complete the "Transcript Request Choice Declaration for Unweighted Transcript" form and submit it to their counselor by the September 15 deadline. For information and to download the form, visit Transcript Request.
Note: Cambridge Counseling cannot comment or advise on different colleges' policies regarding weighted versus unweighted transcripts. Please contact each college with questions.
3. Optional Parent Response Form - Due September 15
Parents can choose to complete this form to help recommenders write letters and to fill out college forms. Completed forms can be submitted to the senior's counselor via email, or a hard copy can be left at the Bridge West Front Office. Download a copy of the Parent Response Form.
Yearbook Senior Portraits
Book your senior portrait session today with CADY. Seniors
It is time to order your 2024 Graduation Package. The package includes the following:
- Cambridge custom graduation gown
- Stole with Cambridge crest insignia
- Cap and 2024 Tassel
- Diploma and diploma cover
- Graduation ceremony venue
Order now and receive the package for $155.00. Prices will go up to accommodate rush orders in January. For more information and a link to 3rd Ascent.
Stay up to date with the latest senior and graduation information at www.cambridgehs.org. > Students and Families > Seniors and Graduation.
Senior Ads are Due October 16
Golden Door Scholars
- Tuition, room, and board for up to four years at a partner college
- Career Readiness support
- Mentor and fellowship opportunities
- Annual community building summit
Applications are considered on a rolling basis, so applying early is helpful. The deadline is Sunday, October 1, 2023, at 11:59 pm (Eastern). For more information on who this scholarship is for and program details, visit Golden Door Scholars.
Jefferson Scholars Foundation
The Jefferson Scholars Foundation is now accepting nominations for the Jefferson Scholarship.
Jefferson Scholarships provide the entire cost of attendance at the University of Virginia and many supplemental enrichment experiences. The total value of the scholarship exceeds $333,000 for non-Virginian students. We encourage you to learn more about the scholarship, the selection criteria, and the selection process by visiting Undergraduate Scholarships | Jefferson Scholars Foundation
Students who are exceptional leaders, scholars, and citizens in their senior class, and are interested in attending UVA, should ask a trusted teacher, coach, or counselor to nominate them for this unique opportunity. Students should see Ms. Evans in Bridge East for more information. The deadline to be nominated is November 17, 2023.
Membership and Social Media for Seniors
Sign up for Senior Celebrations. Sponsored by our PTSA, enjoy events and senior gifts throughout the year. Senior PTSA membership is $50. Senior PTSA Membership
Parents of Seniors
Are you and/or your student following our Instagram and Facebook accounts? Follow along to keep up with PTSA-sponsored Senior Events! Facebook- Cambridge Class of 2024; Instagram- @cambridge2024seniors
The Cambridge Senior Breakfast will be held on 9/21, at 9:20am. Waffle House will be serving up waffles!! And we will be offering donuts, fruit salad, hot chocolate and coffee! This special event is just for Seniors who have paid their PTSA Senior Celebrations dues by 9/21. If you require financial assistance, please reach out to your counselor— and your dues will be paid confidentially by a scholarship fund. Don’t miss out on this memorable breakfast! **We will also be handing out Senior Tshirts and a special coffee travel mug!
Senior Volunteers and Donations
Parents: Please give us a helping hand to make the Senior Breakfast a Hit! Volunteer your time to help set up, clean up or assist with student sign in! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
OR if you can't make it this year --- Please click on the link below for details to sign up to donate donuts and iced coffee. We have already confirmed Waffle House waffles, yogurts, fruit salad and a Coffee/Hot Chocolate Bar. We really appreciate it!
SAT Prep Class by Applerouth Tutoring
Applerouth Tutoring is offering face-to-face SAT Prep classes at Cambridge High School. The class includes 20 hours of group tutoring and three mock tests. The course runs from August 26 through November 1, 2023. Seats are limited!
To register, visit www.applerouth.com/signup and enter the event code: SAT1BDD. The cost is $225. A limited number of scholarships are available only for students served under the free/reduced lunch program. View the class schedule
Business Concept Competition - Rider University
The competition is sponsored by Norm Brodsky ’64. Norm is a long-time entrepreneur and the namesake of Rider’s Norm Brodsky College of Business. He founded eight successful businesses, including Citi Storage, the largest privately owned archive business in the country. Please register for our virtual information session on Tuesday, October 3, at 7:30 p.m. to learn more.
Climate Leaders Fellowship
Rustic Pathways is now accepting applications for the 5th cycle of the Climate Leaders Fellowship! This is a fantastic, free opportunity for students to make a real difference in their communities and reduce the impact of climate change. The Climate Leaders Fellowship is a leadership development program for students (age 14-18) interested in climate change and environmental sustainability and is provided by a collaboration between the Stanford University Deliberative Democracy Lab, the Rustic Pathways Foundation, and Rustic Pathways.
Dates: October 13 - December 11, 2023
Deadline to apply: September 22, 2023
To apply: Rustic Pathways
Congressional Youth Advisory Council Application
The Congressional Youth Advisory Council of U.S. Representative Rich McCormick offers juniors and seniors an excellent opportunity to learn about government, collaborate and discuss various topics with fellow high school students, and provide service to the 6th Congressional District.
Applications are due September 25.
US Presidential Scholars Program
The 2024 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program (USPS) nomination window will open September 1 – November 1. High school seniors who meet all program qualifications, as outlined by the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program, may complete the nomination application. Program criteria, a student informational brochure, required school and parent/guardian verification forms, and the nomination application can be found at:
United States Youth Senate Program (Juniors and Seniors)
The 2024 U.S. Senate Youth Program application window closes on September 29, 2023, at 5:00 pm. High school juniors or seniors may apply provided they meet all program qualifications as outlined by the U.S. Senate Youth Program. The application, program criteria, and informational brochures are found at the U.S. Senate Youth Program.
Be the B.R.I.D.G.E.
We are always looking for ways to build culture at CHS, and this year, we want to more frequently recognize students and staff who epitomize Be the B.R.I.D.G.E. We would like to reward these students and staff for their continuous hard work through donated gift cards. So, we are asking if your family is able and willing to pitch in a small gift card between 5-20 dollars; we could really make a few students’ and teachers’ day. Have your student bring gift cards of small denominations to the Bridge East Front Office.
Starbucks, Target, Amazon, Publix, Dunkin Donuts, and local restaurants are all surefire ways to make someone’s day but feel free to clean out that kitchen catch-all drawer.
Thank you for raising great young adults, and thank you for supporting great teachers!
PTSA membership is a tax-deductible donation! The membership fees and donations allow us to fund programs such as:
- PTSA scholarships for Seniors and Senior events
- Ice Cream Truck on the first day of school
- Welcome back meal for our amazing teachers
- Staff appreciation throughout the year
- Random Acts of Cambridge Kindness week for the school
- Teacher Mini-Grants that bring resources directly to your child’s classroom
- Grounds beautification
- Support our Special Education Program
- Red Ribbon Week