Cambridge High School

January 19, 2021

Q&A Session with Ms. Agans

Parents/guardians and students with questions regarding:

  • First-semester grading guidance
  • New attendance guidance and reporting
  • The upcoming PSAT

Please join Ms. Agans on Monday, January 25, 2021, from 6:00 until 6:30 pm for a question and answer session via Teams.

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Cambridge Crest of Honor

Congratulation to Mr. Cory Kelley, our Cambridge Crest of Honor recipient for December. A pandemic did not stop Mr. Kelley from bringing theater to the Cambridge community with two theatrical productions this fall. Cambridge Theatre created unique and magical experiences with The Occurrence at Sleepy Hollow and Drive-Thru Christmas Caroling, bringing the spotlight on our program and our talented students.

Thank you, Mr. Kelley, for bringing theater to our students and the community during a time when we need it the most.

PSAT: Tuesday, January 26 - Registration due January 21

We are providing an opportunity for all 9th, 10th, and 11th-grade students to participate in an administration of the PSAT on Tuesday, January 26, 2021. This test can only be done in person. There are no virtual/remote options.

To support us in providing a safer testing environment, we require all eligible students wishing to participate in this PSAT administration to register using the link below.

Register here for PSAT Day at Cambridge HS

The registration deadline is 4:00 pm Thursday, January 21, 2021. Eligible students who choose not to participate will work remotely on asynchronous assignments. All seniors will learn remotely and be asynchronous on PSAT day.

For more information about the administration and preparing your student.

Students not taking the PSAT can collect their free breakfast and lunch for January 21. Parents/guardians should email the cafe manager at if your student would like to pick up a single day meal kit on Monday, January 20, after dismissal.

Cambridge TAG Information

All TAG students should fill out the TAG Registration form for the second semester by Friday, January 22, 2021:

TAG Registration - 2nd semester

Parents/Guardians of TAG students with questions should fill out his form:

Parent/Guardian Questions

Please view the Cambridge TAG information for Parents/Guardians and Students for Second Semester, 2021 below.

TAG Offerings Semester 2 2020-2021.docx

Second Semester Grading and Attendance Guidance

There have been changes to the grading guidance and the attendance guidance and went into effect for the second semester. Please take a moment to view the video from Ms. Agans at the link below, as she walks through these changes and how they affect our students. The new guidance can also be found on our website:

Second Semester Grading and Attendance Guidance

Attendance Guidelines

It is important to your student's success in high school that he/she attend every class, every day, and to actively participate. During the second semester, attendance will be taken by the teacher for all students each class period, including advisement. In the F2F setting, teachers will mark students who are physically in class as present. When the class is being taught synchronously in the remote setting, the teacher will mark students who log in and actively participate as present. Students are encouraged to talk to their teacher if they have any questions regarding class participation as a remote student.

When absences occur, parents and guardians should submit the Student Attendance Form to report that absence to the school.

Read more for information on absences.

First Semester Report Cards

First Semester Report Cards are now available in Infinite Campus. Please note that transcripts will not be available until after January 22, 2021.

For more information on viewing report cards in Infinite Campus.

Picture Makeup Day - January 21, 2021

We will hold a makeup picture day for underclassmen (9th - 11th) Thursday, January 21, 2021. Pictures will be taken during the students' English period in the Student Center. Students without an English period can report to the Student Center during their lunch period.

Remote students will have their makeup pictures taken after school in the Student Center, based on their last name:

A - D from 3:30 - 4:00 pm

E - K from 4:00 - 4:30 pm

L - Q from 4:30 - 5:00 pm

R - Z from 5:00 - 5:30 pm

Alternative Photo Submission
There will be an option for students who do not feel comfortable coming into the building for a professional session with Cady Photography. Please complete the form below if you would like to receive a link and instructions from Balfour to submit a picture.

Student Picture Submission

Picture Proofs

Parents/guardians should receive an email from Cady with information on viewing and ordering their child's pictures. If you have questions or did not receive your proof, please contact customer service at Cady: 678-722-3449.

Order Graduation Package Before Midnight January 31!

Order your Graduation Package before the Price Increase

The Graduation Package is $125.00, including the Balfour online transaction fee ($4.95). The price increases to $150.00 on February 1, 2021, to cover the late order fee.

Order at

Seniors participating in our Graduation Celebration are required to purchase a Graduation Package. The package includes the following:

  • Redesigned Cambridge Graduation Gown
  • New Cambridge stole
  • Cap and 2021 tassel
  • Diploma and diploma cover
  • Venue and graduation expenses

Class of 2021 Graduation Celebration

We are currently planning the celebration of the Class of 2021. Although we are awaiting final direction from the District, we have tentatively set our Class of 2021 Graduation for Saturday, May 22, 2021, at 10:00 am. We have also set a tentative backup date for Wednesday, May 26, 2021, at 7:30 pm.

As we await direction from the District and possible guidelines or restrictions, we do not know yet what our graduation ceremony will look like or the venue we will use for that celebration. However, we will celebrate our Seniors with caps, gowns, regalia, and diplomas. As details are finalized, we will share that information with our students and community through daily student announcements, weekly newsletter and posted to > Students and Families > Seniors and Graduation.

Yearbook Senior Ads - Deadline Extended & Senior Portraits

Last chance!

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to commemorate your senior’s final year with something he/she will cherish forever: a senior tribute ad in the yearbook. Go to to order the yearbook and the ad (each priced separately). Purchase the yearbook and the ad space, and you will receive a link from Balfour within 24 hours to begin creating the tribute ad.

All ad submissions will be due February 15, 2021. Space is limited, so don’t delay! Need help? Contact 1-800-944-5930.

Senior Portraits for Yearbook - February 2, 2021

For seniors who have not had their yearbook portrait taken for the yearbook, a yearbook only portrait makeup day is scheduled for Tuesday, February 2, 2021.

More information on the portrait make up times and location to come.

Counseling Department Updates

FAFSA Reminders for Seniors

If you have not completed the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), please do so as soon as possible. Colleges need the information to determine eligibility for grants, loans, and work-study programs.

Even though HOPE/Zell Miller is included in the FAFSA, Georgia Student Finance Commission suggests applying for this scholarship by completing the Georgia Student Financial Aid Application System (GSFAPPS). To access GSFAPPS, an applicant must go through

Mid-Year Grades/Transcript for Colleges

Seniors who need their first-semester grades on an updated transcript sent to a college will need to request a Mid-Year Transcript through Naviance. Please log in to your Naviance account through Classlink and request a Mid-Year Transcript. On the official transcript, grades will be posted by January 22, 2021, and all transcripts will be released after that date.

For additional information and directions.

Dual Enrollment at Kennesaw State University - Information Session

If you are interested in applying to the dual enrollment program for summer, fall, or future term, KSU will be hosting spring information sessions via Zoom.

To register for a session.

Sessions will be held:

  • January 20, 2021, at 6:00 pm
  • February 10, 2021, at 6:00 pm
  • March 3, 2021, at 6:00 pm

The Ultimate Guide to Career Options & Choices

Hosted by GaDOE and the construction industry, a workshop will be held on February 16, 2021, at 6:30 pm for parents and high school students.

Workshop presenters will explore the five paths to preparing for a career, the cost of college versus technical schools versus apprenticeships, and how students and parents can best prepare for their chosen career paths. Following the webinar, topic-specific breakout rooms will be available to parents and students to ask industry representatives, education representatives, and military representatives questions. A complete list of breakout sessions will be available before the webinar.

To register for this workshop

School Governance Council Meeting - January Meeting

The January School Governance Council meeting is set for Thursday, January 21, 2021, at 4:00 pm. The meeting is held via Teams. View the agenda and Teams information at:

SGC Meeting Details

Student Hardship Transfer

Fulton County Schools is now accepting Hardship Transfer applications for the 2021-2022 school year. Applications for hardship transfers are reviewed annually by the Student Assignment Office. Through this process, parents/guardians can seek a transfer for medical reasons, curriculum differences, child care situations, or for employees of Fulton County Schools.

The deadline to apply for the 2021 - 2022 school year is March 1, 2021. For more information about Hardship Transfers, please view the policies and guidance provided by Fulton County Schools or contact the FCS Student Assignment Office.

Hardship Transfer Information

Advisement: Student Success Skills and #CambridgeReads

Student Success Skills will begin this week during advisement and will continue each Tuesday and Wednesday throughout the semester. Each advisement session is tailored to each grade-level and includes topics such as self-awareness, self-management, collaborative problem solving, and more. The lessons will be about 15-20 minutes. Additional information will be posted to our website for parents to access the topics weekly. Please find the link below where parents can find information on how to view the topics discussed and what can be done at home to support these efforts.

FCS - rethink Ed Program Access

Thursdays are #CambridgeReads! Students are encouraged to take time during advisement to get into a book they enjoy, just for the fun of it! We encourage students to join our community-wide #CambridgeReads book club. View this month's book selection and meeting details.

Advisement is held each day after the second period. Attendance is taken during advisement.

Next Book Discussion - Thursday, February 4, 2021

#CambridgeReads Book Club continues as our next selection is The Orphan Keeper, written by Camron Wright. #CambridgeReads Book Club is open to all students, staff, teachers, and parents! Our next book discussion will be Thursday, February 4, 2021, at 5:00 pm over Teams.

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2021 High School State Leadership Conference

Registration Deadline: February 8
Competitive Event Submission Deadline: February 8
SLC Skills (Word, Spreadsheets, Computer Applications) Testing Dates: February 8-12
SLC Online Testing Dates: February 25-26, March 1-3

Event Information

Students should see Ms. Yarrington for more information in room 2445 or email at

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