SOME FAQs REGARDING CHS

Posted by: Erin Rowan 4 years, 9 months ago

SOME FAQs REGARDING CHS

SOME FAQs REGARDING CHS:

Why does CHS have a 7th period this year?  What is E period for? 

The majority of students at CHS are in a period 1-6 schedule.  Students in CoSA opt to take 7th and 8th periods as part of the CoSA conservatory schedule.  We have added a 7th period to the CHS Bell Schedule because we have a credit recovery course opportunity for students whose 1-6 period schedule doesn’t provide time otherwise.  Right now that is the only course besides CoSA scheduled during 7th, but the ultimate aim of having classes at both ends (early and late in the day) is to allow students more flexibility to choose a schedule that works for them and their needs.  Seniors with sufficient credits to graduate may currently opt for a 1-5 or 2-6 schedule.

Are CHS students required to wear their IDs on lanyards?

Students are required to have their CHS ID card on them at all times and to show them at extracurricular events.  We provide lanyards for students as a handy way to keep IDs available and/or easy to find.  All CUSD staff members are required to wear their IDs at work.

How do “Patio Dances” work?  What can my child expect when he/she attends a dance at CHS?

CHS “Patio Dances” are casual dances generally held on campus and often in association with another school event (athletic or arts event).  Patio Dances usually begin at 9 and end at 11 PM.  Once students enter the dance, they may not leave (without parent communication with an administrator) until 10:30 PM.  Students must show IDs to enter a dance, and are charged admission, with a discount for ASB cardholders (Non-CHS students are not permitted at Patio Dances).  Upon entrance to the dance, students are subject to random (e.g., we “pull over” every 7th student) breathalyzing by an administrator with a PAS (Passive Alcohol Sensor).  We practice random breathalyzing at all dances as a preventive measure/reminder to our students that we are concerned about student health and safety and encourage good choices. 

 

The aim of dances sponsored by CHS is for students to socialize, expend energy, and have fun in a safe, supervised setting.  Accordingly, students are expected to respect one another and each other’s bodies and spaces by dancing facing one another and will be removed from the dance floor and may face consequences by an administrator if they make inappropriate contact with another student on the dance floor. 

 

WE ASK FOR PARENT SUPPORT OF OUR SCHOOL DANCES BY CHAPERONING!  CONTACT PTO OR CHS ASB TO VOLUNTEER!

 

Formal CHS Dances (Homecoming, Prom) are usually held off campus, and require permission slips and ticket purchase in advance and before stated deadlines.  Students may invite non-CHS students, with a separate permission slip, guest school administrator approval, and identification required. 

When is the end of the semester?  How often will we receive progress reports?

In order to balance our semesters, final exams will be held after the winter holidays, during the week of January 18.  CHS posts one mid-semester progress report in the fall and spring, but you can expect to track your child’s progress on Haiku throughout the semester.  Formal report cards with grades that appear on transcripts are posted and mailed in January and June.