Update from CCHS

Charles City High School Family,

With the recent news that we will not be returning to school for the 2019-2020 school year, Charles City High School will be implementing the following through May 21 (last scheduled day of school):

Weekly updates to Google Classrooms to provide voluntary learning opportunities for all students.

Feedback from teachers within 24 hours when they are contacted by students Monday through Friday.

Weekly communication to all students a minimum of once a week via phone, email, video, etc.

Grading

The state has given us local authority to make a decision on grading that is in the best interests of our students.  After analyzing our options the following will take place:

Current Seniors Only:

Seniors will receive Pass/Fail grades based on what they completed in their classes prior to the COVID-19 shutdown.  Colleges have agreed to accept Pass/Fail grading on transcripts due to the COVID-19 situation. Seniors who currently have a failing grade will be given the opportunity to recover their credit during a set credit recovery period from now through May 15.  We are eliminating the 2-week grading window for 2nd semester to allow students the opportunity to makeup/reassess any/all work from the semester. Students are responsible for contacting their teachers to arrange for credit recovery.  Students who are taking classes virtually are expected to complete all online credits prior to graduation.

Students who entered the semester on track to graduate and received passing grades for their current classes will still graduate on time.  Students who are currently in credit recovery will need to complete all additional credits to receive their diploma. Please contact Mrs. Moen (cmoen@charlescityschools.org) or Ms. Brown (hbrown@charlescityschools.org) if you have concerns about your current credits.

Students wishing for specific additional learning opportunities to prepare themselves for college are encouraged to reach out to their teachers.

All students who complete the necessary requirements for graduation will receive their diploma in the mail to ensure that your future plans are not delayed.  We are committed to having a commencement ceremony once the restrictions for COVID-19 are relaxed. We’ve held off on setting a date for this due to the uncertainty of the situation, but will communicate this out once a decision is made well in advance so open houses can be planned accordingly.  We’ve assembled a task force that will be working to give our seniors recognition during the month of May for their awesome accomplishment of graduating from Charles City High School! If you are interested in being a member of this task force please email bjurren@charlescityschools.org.

Current 9th graders - 11th graders

All current 9th through 11th graders will receive Pass/Fail grades based on what they completed in their classes prior to the COVID-19 shutdown.  Colleges have agreed to accept Pass/Fail grading on transcripts due to the COVID-19 situation. Any students who currently have failing grades will be given the opportunity to recover their credit during a set credit recovery period from now through May 21.  We are eliminating the 2-week grading window for 2nd semester to allow students the opportunity to makeup/reassess any/all work from the semester. Students are responsible for contacting their teachers to arrange for credit recovery.  Students who are taking classes virtually are expected to complete all online credits.

Any student looking for specific additional learning opportunities is encouraged to reach out to their teachers.

Summer School

Because we use a virtual platform for summer school it will still be in session during the summer months.  Students who need to recover an entire credit from their high school career are encouraged to participate. Contact Larry Wolfe (lwolfe@charlescityschools.org) to sign up or ask questions.  Students who are eligible for extended school year services (ESY) will be contacted with specific information about their situation.


We appreciate your flexibility during this time and want you to know that we truly miss seeing you every day at school!  We are all in this together and will get through this as a CCHS Family! If you have any questions or need help with anything contact us by emailing cchs@charlescityschools.org.


Sincerely,

Charles City High School Staff


 





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