As much as we love our snow days, like anything in life, too much is never a good thing! That being said, all future weather related Craig High School closings will become remote learning days for the remainder of this school year.
We have been carefully fine tuning our remote learning program since the fall and although we have been fortunate not to have been forced to close for any extended period, our teachers and students are well prepared to make our remote learning time productive and progressive. Below you will find our remote learning guidelines that we shared a while back and recently reviewed with our students.
We have learned a lot about screen time and virtual endurance so by starting our day a little earlier (8AM), dropping lunch, and making afternoon support optional, we have developed a comprehensive remote learning day where each of their 7 period classes will meet. We have also added 5 minute transition times between classes and the ever important mid-morning break!
Tuesday, February 9th
Afterschool Hoops Practice (3-4:30PM)
Wednesday, February 10th
Afterschool Bowling Week 1 (3-4:30PM)
Friday, February 12th
12PM Dismissal- Winter Spirit Day
Monday, February 15th
School Closed-Mid Winter Break
Tuesday, February 23rd
2nd Trimester Progress Reports
SPECIAL SPEAKER EVENT - March 3rd, 2021 7 pm
Mark your calendars now for an upcoming webinar featuring Robin O’Shea from Key2Ed, a nationally recognized leader in facilitated IEP training. The webinar will take place virtually on March 3rd at 7 pm. More information to follow in next week’s newsletter.
Conflict in Special Education: Conflict Resolution, Appropriate Dispute Resolution, and Facilitated IEPs
The Individuals with Disabilities Act strongly emphasizes the importance of an effective family-professional partnership in creating the student’s educational program (IDEA, 2004). The IEP meeting is an opportunity for the team of experts, including parents, teachers, related service providers, and the child (when appropriate), to openly communicate and collaborate. However, there may be times when the participants come to the table with varying perspectives or disagreements. This session presents an overview of how the team can use research-based facilitation techniques to promote communication, prevent conflict, and reconcile differences so that the team can focus on the student's needs and craft a robust and unique program for the child. Participants will leave with tools and techniques they can implement at their next IEP.
For those of you who would like to register for the event now may do so by clicking on this link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIlc-ivqTIrHtZQiEWkGnhdwDHCgb4klZPF After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Dear Parents and Guardians,
The new year has begun, and we know you are navigating this semester in the context of COVID-19. We know you are balancing so much, and we hope you will take some time to let us know how we’re doing and how COVID-19 has affected your experience as a part of our school community.
Please complete a short survey by February 19th, 2021 to help us understand your experience right now.
The survey, hosted on the website of the National Association of Independent Schools, will only take about 5 minutes to complete. Your responses will help us improve the way we deliver programming and communicate with our community.
Thank you for your partnership and ongoing support of our school community.
Dr. Kara A. Loftin
Head of School
Remote Learning Guidelines
CHS Remote Learning Guidelines: Norms and Expectations
Remote Learning Class Schedule
1st Period 8:00- 8:30AM
2nd Period 8:35- 9:05AM
3rd Period 9:10- 9:40AM
4th Period 9:45- 10:15AM
5th Period 10:35- 11:05AM
6th Period 11:05- 11:35AM
7th Period 11:40- 12:10PM
HS Student Spotlight
CHS Community Service: Shoveling Out
Each year, students must put together 10 hours of community service to meet their annual community service requirement. This includes both in school community services such as recycling, office assistant, plant care, and weekly gym maintenance. It also includes out of school inservice and this past storm provided a much needed opportunity to support their family community. See a few of our students sharing their time and shoveling skills (from left to right: Nicole, Sophia, and Luke D)
See our photos in our photo gallery.
CHS Senior English Study Medieval Literature
Ms. Bank's Senior English Class recently completed a unit on Medieval Literature. After an overview of the Middle Ages, students read the exciting tale of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.
One of the true facts from the tale that captured the imagination of our students was the Coat of Arms and how each symbol on each shield represented an individual and their family legacy. This study of symbols, colors, and patterns used in Coats of Arms is known as heraldry so based on their own heraldry, each student created their own Coat of Arms using their families, their own unique personalities and character traits, and their passions and interests.
See our original designs in our photo gallery.
Class of 2021 Yearbook Ads
Just a reminder to our 12th grade parents that there is still time to submit your ad for this year’s High School Yearbook. If you are interested in sending a message to your graduate and the class of 2021 or have any questions, reach out to our yearbook coordinator, Mr. Jacobs at JJacobs@craigschool.org