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
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.
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.
Students not taking the PSAT can collect their free breakfast and lunch for January 21. Parents/guardians should email the cafe manager at firstname.lastname@example.org 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:
Parents/Guardians of TAG students with questions should fill out his form:
Please view the Cambridge TAG information for Parents/Guardians and Students for Second Semester, 2021 below.
Second Semester Grading and Attendance Guidance
When absences occur, parents and guardians should submit the Student Attendance Form to report that absence to the school.
First Semester Report Cards
Picture Makeup Day - January 21, 2021
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.
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.
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 www.cambridgehs.org > Students and Families > Seniors and Graduation.
Yearbook Senior Ads - Deadline Extended & Senior Portraits
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 www.balfour.com 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 www.gafutures.org
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.
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.
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.
School Governance Council Meeting - January Meeting
Student Hardship Transfer
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.
Advisement: Student Success Skills and #CambridgeReads
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.
Microsoft Teams meeting:
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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
Students should see Ms. Yarrington for more information in room 2445 or email at email@example.com