Cardinal Connection

November 17, 2020

No School November 23rd - 27th for Thanksgiving Break

Transition to Stage 2 Hybrid Learning- Update

On Monday, November 9th, Lakeport Unified School District voted to re-open our schools for Stage 2 Hybrid Learning on January 4, 2020. This will be the start of the second semester for CLHS. During the month of October, LUSD sent out a form for families to make their selection for stage 2. We are pleased to announce that we have had 90% of our families respond. If you missed your opportunity to respond or would like to change your response, please call our office at 262-3010 before Friday December 4th. No response will result in distance learning for the remainder of the school year. Due to COVID restrictions, there will be a limited number of students allowed back on campus.

So what will this look like at CLHS?

Students have two learning options.

  • Remain in Distance Learning for the rest of the school year and attend classes virtually through Clever
  • Choose Hybrid Learning and come to school two days a week in either the A Group (Mondays & Tuesdays) or B Group (Thursdays & Fridays). While not on campus, students will attend classes virtually through Clever. (Sorry, we cannot grant requests for group assignments, however, we are working with the other school sites to match siblings)

All students must attend Cardinal Advisory class virtually on WEDNESDAYS through Clever. Teachers will also be holding office hours to offer additional support for students in their classes. Wednesdays will be used to thoroughly clean classrooms between the A and B groups.

All staff conduct a "Self Assessment" for fever and symptoms before school starts.

Students will need to report to the temperature check stations, located at the gates to the outdoor eating area and the walk way from the upper parking lot, before being allowed to enter campus. Students that have been checked for fever and/or symptoms will be given a sticker to wear so teachers and staff know they went through the check in stations.

Anyone who becomes sick, has a fever, or is experiencing symptoms will be removed from the area and taken to a designated isolation room for further evaluation by our school nurse. Parents/guardians will be called to pick up sick students from school. It is very important that parents/guardians are able to pick up their sick child within half an hour from receiving a phone call from the school. If your regular schedule makes this challenging, we politely ask that you develop a plan to have another trusted adult pick up your sick child. Please be sure they are listed as an "emergency contact" with the school.

As a safety measure, CLHS, as well as LES and TMS, will be adjusting our bell schedule to accommodate a release time before lunch. CLHS is scheduled to be released at 12:20 and a "Grab and Go" lunch will be available for students on the way out.

General Safety Measures -

  • Mask must be worn while on campus at all times
  • One way traffic in our hallways
  • No lockers will be assigned this school year to prevent congregating in the halls
  • Classroom Entry and Exit Protocols - students must socially distance while waiting for the last class to exit the room before entering.
  • Students and Staff will need to adhere to 4-6 feet social distancing from others
  • Hand sanitizers are available in every classroom. Students & Staff should "gel in and gel out".
  • Hand washing will take place before and after participating in labs, CTE, and PE classes where some items will be shared
  • No sharing of personal items

CLHS will be hosting a Cardinal Family Informational Night for Stage 2 Hybrid Learning on Tuesday December 1st at 6pm. We invite you and your CLHS student to attend in person in the gym or via Zoom. This will be an opportunity to learn more about this transition and ask question. The Zoom link and google form for questions will be shared the day before the meeting.

Second Quarter Progress Reports

November 13th marked the halfway point of the second quarter. Report cards will be mailed home by the end of this week, however, you can always monitor your student's grades and attendance at anytime by logging into the Aeries Parent Portal:

Unfortunately, we are seeing a significant increase in the number of students earning F's in one or more classes. The top two reason for earning an F grade are simply NOT SHOWING UP TO CLASS and NOT COMPLETING ASSIGNMENTS. Teachers are understanding the hardships some may be experiencing while distance learning and are providing flexibility when it comes to submitting assignments. However, students need to attend all classes and complete all assignments to the best of their abilities. Earning an F in a class will result in zero credits earned towards meeting graduation requirements for that class. Students in danger of failing a course should reach out to their teachers immediately.

Congratulations to our Rotary Top 40 Students of the Month for October & November!

Clear Lake High School Rotary Top 40 Students of the Month for October & November

Most recent update from CIF regarding sports

Season One of high school sports are tentatively scheduled to start December 7th. The current California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Guidelines for schools does not permit athletic competitions. Only conditioning and individual skills are permitted at this time.

Although sports is a discussion item on Wedneday's Board Meeting agenda, no action will take place. CLHS will follow the most current CDPH guidelines and recommendations and will resume sports when permitted.

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Senior Parents

It is time to start thinking about your senior dedication page. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Frazell at . She will be happy to answer any questions.

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