CBHS Parent Newsflash 4-12-21
CBHS Parent Newsflash 4-12-21

Headline News

All are welcome to this Tuesday’s Parent Advisory Group meeting (4/13 from 5:30-7pm). Big agenda items include vaccines and our vision statement for a equitable, anti-racist school as well as the upcoming Arts & Music Fest. 

Join Zoom Meeting

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If you missed the college admissions webinar last week or would like to watch again, you are welcome to watch it on YouTube HERE.

There is no school in PPS this Friday as April Break begins. 


Here are this week’s student announcements

 

PPS SPRING REOPENING WEBSITE

To make it easier for you to keep track of all this information, we have revised sections of the reopening website to reflect these updates so everyone can reference that page for the most recent guidance.

 

Upcoming

April 26th - Spring Intensives

Week of May 3rd - May Hybrid Schedule Begins

Week of May 3rd - Senior Quest day trips

May 5th - Make it Happen Celebration

May 7th - Better the World Day

May 7th - Grades Close for Progress Reports

 

The Class of 2021’s graduation will take place the evening of June 3rd. Tuesday, June 15th is the last day of school for all students in grades 9-11.

 

 

 

 

Community Resources

A new $3.2 billion federal initiative, called the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program, can help lower the cost of high-speed internet for eligible households during the on-going COVID-19 pandemic.

Eligible households can get benefits that include up to $50/month discount for broadband services and a one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet purchased through a participating provider. Households that are eligible include the following, if one member of the household:

  • Qualifies for the Lifeline program, including those who are on Medicaid or receive SNAP benefits;

  • Receives benefits under the free and reduced-price school lunch program or the school breakfast program, or did so in the 2019- 2020 school year;

  • Experienced a substantial loss of income since February 29, 2020, and

  • The household had a total income in 2020 below $99,000 for single filers and $198,000 for joint filers.

Click HERE for more information on other household eligibility categories and benefits. Click HERE to begin the application. 

 

From Black P.O.W.E.R

 "Last month, we launched a mutual aid fundraiser with the goal of building a network of solidarity, interdependence, and mutual support. In the following weeks, the community came through. Thanks to you all, we have the resources needed to provide some support for those who need it. 

 

Everyone is eligible to apply for the community fund. We will be prioritizing queer/transgender/non-binary/ intersex Black, Indigenous folks and other LGBTQI+ PoC.  Youth are encouraged to apply!

 

Community members can now apply by clicking the link: https://airtable.com/shrm2DutrI77QQjjC and filling out the form. We will be asking for some information to process requests. 

 

We will be contacting folks in the next few weeks to talk specifically about your application, how much you qualify for, and how funds will be distributed."

 


Reminders

Schedules by grade level and AM/PM Cohorts are here. And, as a reminder, the fundamentals of our health and safety protocols are in our Covid Community Contract


If you would like to make a donation to the CBHS Parent Advisory Group’s Annual Appeal, thank you! You may do so here. 


Clothing Drive Ends this Week: Please bring in donations for the Preble Street collection drive and leave them in the box near the front entranceway. Clothing in good condition, toiletries, school supplies or checks are welcome. Here is the list of top ten needs: Rugged winter gloves, Sweatpants/exercise pants (all adult sizes) , Winter coats (especially size L, XL, +XL), Rugged boots , Sturdy shoes, Rugged pants (especially up to men’s 36″ waist and women’s size 8), Sweatshirts (especially size L, XL, +X)L, Razors, Deodorant and Snacks

https://www.preblestreet.org/you-can-help/in-kind-donations/National Honor Society members running the drive plan to deliver the donated goods before April break.