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September 14, 2021

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From Ms. Agans: New COVID Protocols

Cambridge High School Teachers, Staff, Students and Parents,


To address the current state of the pandemic, the district has created the FCS Mitigation Matrix. As of Wednesday, September 7, the number of COVID cases per 100,000 was 505 in Milton. On Friday, September 10, Milton had 539 cases per 100,000. On Friday, September 10, Fulton County Schools announced the Mitigation Matrix. Our administration team met today to discuss how we will follow the matrix moving forward at Cambridge.


Starting today, Monday, September 13:

  • We will not make appointments for face-to-face meetings (we will honor previously scheduled meetings). All meetings with parents and outside groups will be conducted via Teams.


  • To check out a student (planned doctors/dentist/other appointments), the student must bring in a note from a parent in the morning. The student will go to the Attendance Office before classes begin to get a pass to leave class and will be allowed to exit at the appropriate time to leave the building. Parents will not come into the building for checkouts.


  • Parents will continue to do drop-off items via the cart outside the front entrance.


  • Field trips will be limited.


  • All inside Athletics or Performances will be held with a limited capacity (50% max.).


  • Clubs with large membership should meet outside. If meeting indoors, temperature checks should be taken and recorded. The size of the group should determine the meeting space.


  • No food or drinks are allowed in classrooms.


  • At lunch, when students are done eating, they must mask up.


  • PTSA, CAA, or Booster groups who need to access the mailroom are requested to do so only on Fridays between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm. We ask that you have one representative pick up any mail or packages and distribute them to the group to prevent multiple visitors


Starting Monday, September 20, 2021:

All students will be assigned to a teacher during the lunch period. Students will be assigned (by the teacher) to “A” Lunch or “B” Lunch during their lunch period. When not in their assigned lunch period, students will go to the assigned teacher for study hall. This will limit the number of students in the cafeteria and shared spaces. All tables will be labeled “A” or “B,” and students will sit at the appropriate “A” or “B” table based on their lunch period. This will ensure students are always at clean tables and give custodians time to clean between lunches properly.


We will go back to a one-way hall system. We will re-use the system we had in place at the beginning of last year. Signage will go up by the end of the week.


Other Changes:
The administration team will continue to look at other mitigation policies. If the number of cases continues to climb, other procedures may be put into place, including modifying the bell schedule for longer and staggered pass times, lunch in classrooms with grab-and-go meals from the cafeteria, cancellation of all field trips, limited capacity at all events (whether indoor or outdoor).


Team, we must all #BeTheBridge. We must all be BRAVE by wearing our masks at all times. We must be RESPECTFUL that while many students will only have mild symptoms, they can spread the virus to students who live with immunocompromised siblings, parents, grandparents, or loved ones. We must be INVOLVED in making decisions that keep everyone safe, like frequently washing hands and keeping a distance when possible. We must be DETERMINED to protect ourselves and protect others. We must be GENEROUS in doing the right thing for those around us. We must be ENGAGED in learning all we can on how to mitigate the spread of COVID.


I know our community is divided on this issue. Regardless of your feelings, I hope you know that our job is to keep students, teachers, staff safe. Students cannot learn if they do not feel safe. I am asking ALL of us to follow the policy set forth by the district. When the numbers go down, the restrictions and mandates will go down. For now, let us all be supportive and #BeTheBridge to a safer, healthier tomorrow.


Ms. Ashley Agans

Principal

Cambridge High School

FCS Mitigation Matrix

View the Fulton County Schools' Mitigation Matrix for rising case levels.

Important Check Out Reminders

When students check out from school, they must check out through the Attendance Office during school hours. Students must bring a parent/guardian note to the Attendance Office first thing in the morning and will receive a pass to leave their class at the appropriate time. Students must then sign out at the Attendance Office. The same when students return back to school, they must sign in at the Attendance Office.


When students are not feeling well during the day they must go to the clinic first. If needed, parents/guardians will be notified, or a student should be checked out at that time.

Taking a Fulton Virtual or Georgia Virtual Class?

Students taking semester one ("A") of an online class now should go ahead and register for semester two (“B”) for that online class. In addition, if students are in an online semester-long class, students should elect another online semester-long class at this time.


This is especially important for seniors to ensure all classes seniors are taking are on their transcript when it is sent to a college. Students need to register for all second-semester classes to ensure their transcript accurately reflects all classes. Not having the correct classes needed for graduation and/or graduation requirements may hinder your college admissions.

Naviance Help Sessions

Cambridge Counseling Department is hosting three help sessions on Friday, September 17, 2021, for seniors on how to:

  • Navigate Naviance to send transcripts to colleges, request letters of recommendation
  • Common App matching
  • Requesting school forms
  • Completing the Mandatory Senior Information Survey (needed by counselors and teachers to write the recommendation) and how to fill out college-related forms


Students should join the Counselors during all three lunch periods in the Counseling Office.

Changes to Transcripts

Due to a recent change in the format of transcripts by the District, we are holding all transcripts being sent to colleges until the District has made a final decision on the format. Out of caution, we have not sent any transcripts at the time. We will update you when we can start processing transcript requests. In the meantime, please continue making transcript request in Naviance.

Class Meetings

Mrs. Agans will host class meetings periodically throughout the year. If there is a topic you wish to learn more about or discuss as a class, please fill out this form. All discussion topics are anonymous.

Discussion Topic

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Please help Create Change America give others in need, new socks. All proceeds will go to the Drake House, a women’s and children homeless shelter in downtown ATL. Men’s socks are also welcome and will be given to the Atlanta Mission.

Late Start Monday

Our first Late Start Monday of the year will be September 20, 2021. The first period will begin at 9:20 am on Late Start Mondays.


Late Start Monday Bell Schedule

Underclassmen Picture Make-up

Picture make-ups and retakes will take place Wednesday, September 22, 2021. Also on that day, we will be taking senior pictures for student IDs. Students will have their pictures taken during advisement or during lunch.

Seniors!

It's not too early to order your cap and gown for graduation! The Class of 2022 Graduation Package is $125 and includes:
  • Cambridge custom graduation gown
  • Stole with the Cambridge crest insignia
  • Cap and 2022 tassel
  • Diploma and diploma cover
  • Venue fee


For more information and to place your order go to www.cambridgehs.org > Seniors and Graduation.

2021-2022 Cambridge Yearbook

Order your yearbook today at the lowest price of the year! You can also submit Bear pictures to the yearbook staff. To order your yearbook or submit a photo, go to the Cambridge Yearbook website at:


Cambridge Yearbook


Important dates:

  • Senior ads can be purchased, designed, and ordered through the Yearbook website. Ads are due January 21.
  • The deadline to have your senior portrait taken for the yearbook is October 21.
  • The deadline to select your Senior Portrait for the yearbook is November 15.
  • Senior quotes are due December 1.

Check out the upcoming College Visits at Cambridge

Juniors and Seniors are invited to meet with college representatives through our Virtual College Visits. Students can see all upcoming college visits on their Naviance Dashboard found on Classlink.


View a list of all upcoming college visits are listed at the link below. Please register as soon as possible.


Virtual College Visits


If you miss one of the virtual sessions, you can still get the important information by viewing the minutes taken during each college visit.


College Visit Minutes

#BeThe Bridge - Teacher and Staff Recognition

#BeTheBridge with GENEROUS praise to a teacher or staff member who has made a difference in your life. Complete the form below, and we will RESPECTFULLY recognize their hard work and support!


#BeTheBridge

CTAE Job Board

Looking for a Job? Check out the CTAE Job Board for great employment opportunities. If you have any questions or need help creating a resume, please see Ms. Yarrington in RM 2445.