CBHS Parent Newsflash 5-18-20
CBHS Parent Newsflash 5-18-20

Headline News: 
Class of 2020 FInal Words start today! Schedule and links are  here

Please review the Friday letter from Superintendent Botana (attached) if you did not get a chance to do so. 

There is a Junior Family College Night - 6:30-8pm this Tuesday. Contact Ms. Doyle FMI

Meeting ID: 848 8674 0818

Password: 03XSc2 

New Student Orientation is this Thursday from 5:30-6:30pm. 

The Finance Committee and the School Board will have a Public Hearing on the 20-21 school budget. Note the schedule and the zoom links for these meetings. Enjoy the weekend!
May 18th Finance Committee Meeting
Please click the link below to join the webinar:
Password: 969526

May 19th Board Meeting
Please click the link below to join the webinar:
Password: 497744


May 24  - Eid

Week of May 26th - Questions of Conscience Culmination

May 27 - Final Words conclude

May 29th - Last Day of Regular Classes/Senior Awards Assembly

June 1st-12th - Sun School/Year-End Presentations

June 4th - Senior Day

June 11th - Grade Level Awards Assemblies

Select Student Announcements

Cougar kudos to all of the underclassmen who’ve been celebrating our seniors. Keep it up! The Class of 2020 deserves it. Kudos also to the senior crews advisors who delivered graduation lawn signs to their advisees over the weekend. Keep Building Community whenever and however possible.


Good luck AP Environmental Science students!  


Today’s Schedule - A Day

9am-9:25- Virtual Crew

9:30-10:45 - BK 1

10:45-11:15 - Lunch

11:20-12:15 - Flex Time

12:20-1:35 - BK 2

1:40-3:00 - BK 3

3:00-3:30 - “Screen Free at 3”/Personal Wellness Block

Remote Learning Norm Reminder of the Week

Be Fully Present. Avoid side conversations or multi-tasking. Use your computer whenever possible (not your phone.) Let us see your face as much as possible, so we can better communicate. 


The Seal of Biliteracy Ceremony will be Tuesday, June 9th from 4 to 5pm. Watch for more details soon.


We are looking for students in grades 9-12 who would be willing to tutor peers during Sun School. Sign up here

Final Words!

The official Final Word Schedule is here (although subject to change); it’s also linked on the CBHS homepage.  The schedule includes the zoom links for every session, one each AM and one each PM for the next 7 school days. Final Word will not be run as a typical zoom meeting, but as a webinar. This means students may join the sessions without concern about disrupting the speakers. 

  • 9th grade will watch 5 Class of 2020 Final Words through Crew.

  • 10th and 11th graders are each required to go watch at least 3 Class of 2020 final words, on their own time, as long as it does not conflict with synchronous class meetings. 

9-11 students may attend more Final Words than listed above, as long as it does not conflict with synchronous class meetings.

This Week’s Quarantainment Challenges: 

  1. An encore pair of photos of  “Where’s Mr. Pierce?”

  2. Outside Art Challenge: Get outside and make some art! Use chalk, use pine cones, use found items, use whatever you want to make something outside that is visually interesting. Make something beautiful or even kinda beautiful and share it. DM the CBHS Insta Page by day’s end Wednesday.

  3. Best Ball Challenge. What small round miracles can you make happen? With a basketball? With a soccer ball? With any ball? Show us your best dunk on a 6 foot hoop. Your best kicks tricks.    Share your “Best Ball” video (1 minute or less) by DM’ing our Insta Page by day’s end Friday. (Faculty submissions welcome!)



  • Contact Ms. Doyle and Mr Hale TODAY if you plan to Move On Up this week. Videos must by submitted to Mr. Hale by NOON on Tuesday.

  • The Class of 2020 Support Council will meet with Mr. Shibles and Mr. Pierce at 11am on Tuesday.

  • Class of 2020 Senior Graduation survey is due by this Friday May 22nd.  See the e-mail from Ms. Doyle.

  • Senior Musicians/Singers: Do you want to perform at the graduation ceremony? E-mail your ideas to Mr. Pierce, Ms Doane and Ms. Robinson by Friday, May 22nd at 8am.  


9th-11th Graders: The Senior Awards Assembly is coming up on the Seniors’ last day, May 29th. As a part of that ceremony, it is tradition for representatives from each grade 9-11 to pay brief tribute to the Senior Class. Oftentimes the younger siblings of the seniors play this role. If you would like to learn more or be the representative(s) of your class, please contact Mr. Pierce by this Friday, May 15th ( 


Final Courageous Conversation this Wednesday 5/20 (Grades 9-11 only)

The Cabinet and Crew Team Leaders approved one final Courageous Conversation (for grades 9-11) to help us make sense of our Remote Spring and begin thinking about our hopes for the fall. Advisors are encouraged to connect with their student facilitator before 5/20 to customize the plan for their crew. This Courageous Conversation will take place from 11am-11:40 on Wednesday the 20th to maximize participation. The office hours schedule for that day will be adjusted accordingly..


Ms. Furman, our social worker, invites any interested students to a zoom meeting to discuss the challenges of and strategies for living in our world right now.  Number of students will be capped at 12, and she will do this meeting again next Monday if there are interested students who are not able to attend today.


Topic: Ms. Furman's Monday Meeting

Time: May 11, 2020 11:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 859 0597 4224

Password: 095912


Monday  - A Day - Final Words Begin

Final Word Session 1: 9:30-10:45

FW Session 2: 1:40-3pm

4pm - AP Environmental Science Exam


Tuesday - B Day 

FW Session 3: 9:30-10:45

11am- Class of 2020 Support Council

FW Session 4: 1:40-3pm


Junior College Night - 6:30pm-8pm

We welcome you to join Stephanie Doyle and Bill Smith on May 19th from 6:30-8:00 to discuss the Casco Bay College & Career process  We will be covering a range of topics and welcome any questions that you have about navigating the college and financial aid process.

Wednesday - Adjusted Office Hours  - 1:30 Dismissal/College Pro Day, Part 1

FW Session 5: 10:05-11:05

11:00-11:40 - Crew (Courageous Conversation 9-11)  (Senior Crew 11:10-40)

Virtual School Meeting (released about 11am)

FW Session 6: 1:00-2pm

Office Hours

9am-11am English, Social Studies, Art and Wellness 

10:00-11:00am and 12 to 1pm: ELL and Special Ed Teachers Available 

 12:30-2:30: Science, Math and World Language  Teachers Available  

Thursday -  A Day 

FW Session 7: 9:30-10:45 

FW Session 8: 1:40-3pm


5:30-6:30pm - New Student Orientation

Friday - B Day  

FW Session 9: 9:30-10:45 

FW Session 10: 12:20-1:35pm

3:40- 4:30 - Cabinet



Artists, performers, talented people one and all. (That includes YOU!) Share your art/skill through a video link to Mr. Pierce ( by Tuesday at 8pm,  so it can be shared school-wide during virtual School Meeting on Wednesday.  

If you need a mask for you or your family, please contact Mr. Pierce. We have a few homemade masks available. 


9-11 students will be able to keep their chromebooks over the summer. These students should turn them in, however, if they need to get them fixed before the fall. More details soon. 



9th-11th: If you are interested in taking a USM or SMCC course next fall, get the details here. 


Sophomores and Juniors: Are you interested in taking any of the following AP courses online next fall? US Government, Biology, Calculus BC, Computer Science, Music Theory, Statistics, Psychology, Art History, World History, Macroeconomics, Spanish, Physics or European History. Contact Mr. Hale or Ms Doyle FMI.

You can follow the link below and click on the drop down menu labeled AP4ME to register:

Tech Support Schedule and Process

Students with broken chromebooks or chargers, or who need a district hot spot, please complete this brief google form here. (Crew Advisors: if you are aware of an advisee having an issue, you may also submit a form.) This link is also on the CBHS homepage.

Devices can be exchanged and hot spots can be picked up on the following days and times:

Tuesdays   10am - noon: Portland HS  

Thursdays 10am - noon: Deering HS 

But please know, you can’t just show up. You have to complete the tech issue google form at least a day before and connect with our registrar, Ms Leberman ( for further instructions.

If you can’t make it to either of these spots or times, please phone Mr. Pierce 653-6792, and a CBHS staff member can make a delivery to your home.


Use the PPS HelpDesk phone line and email to get answers to questions and concerns on any issue during the shutdown. The phone number is: 207-874-8159. That HelpDesk phone line has access to different languages. You can also send us an email in your primary language at