CBHS Parent Newsflash 1-18-22
CBHS Parent Newsflash 1-18-22

Headline News - January 17, 2022

Winter Intensives grades are now posted in IC. Any Incomplete must be resolved within 2 weeks of an Intensive’s completion, by Monday, 1/24. 

If you have an 8th grader interested in attending CBHS next fall, please be sure to complete the 8th Grade CBHS Lottery Form by this Friday, January 21st (new deadline).. These forms can be returned to your child’s middle school guidance counselor. If not applicable, you may also return the form to our registrar, Hermance Kouame ([email protected])

Midyear Conferences are coming up in 2 weeks, February 2nd and 3rd. The conferences will typically take place between 4 and 8pm on Wednesday, February 2nd or between 3 and 6pm on Thursday, February 3rd. The conference times of your child’s crew advisor may vary. Parents will once again have the opportunity to raise any crucial questions for discussion at the conference. Please submit your question(s) in advance here by February 1st. Please contact your child’s crew advisor with any questions or concerns. Thanks. 

CBHS students who had their school photo taken received a proof sheet with a Portrait ID code. To order photos, go myLifetouch.com and enter that code.  Once on site, you will see options for ordering. Watch for details soon about a picture retake day. 

ATTENDANCE message from the Main Office

We appreciate your patience regarding attendance with the current high volume of reporting.  Please email or call with questions.  See below (corrected from last week) for attendance reporting.

  • Please use our attendance email:
    [email protected] or telephone line 874-8270 to report absences.  

  • For any illness related absences, please contact us each day your child will be absent from school.

  • For extended planned absences please contact the front office to request a form to be completed.

  • For dismissal requests the day of, please call the main number: 874-8160.


Senior Expedition Culmination Season is here! Good luck to the Class of 2022! We hope to see parents and loved ones at one of more of the events described below.....

1. The Changemaker's Gala -  this Thursday, January 20th (3 to 4pm) 

Over twenty seniors will be presenting their learning during this community event. Fully vaccinated family and friends are encouraged to attend in person (and masked). Presentations and demonstrations will be taking place concurrently throughout the building during this teeming hour of learning.

  1. Senior Expedition Crew Culminations - a week from Friday, January 28th (1:50-2:50pm)

Nearly forty seniors will be leading crews in 30 minutes of learning centered on their topics and desired impact. Once again fully vaccinated family and friends are welcome to attend in person (and masked).  

  1. Remaining seniors will be designing their own culmination date and method. You can find a draft (subject to change) of all the senior expedition locations and formats here


In case you missed it, here’s the Winter Intensives Newsletter and here's the link to our podcasts on SoundCloud (PodCasco). And here’s the journalism intensive’s publication: The CBHS Compass

Health and Safety Update: Here’s an update from the Maine CDC on new school health and safety procedures regarding the end of contact tracing in schools.  

We had 31 cases of COVID 19 at CBHS last week; we know you join us in wishing everyone a full and speedy recovery. 

There's a vaccine clinic that is offering booster shots -  Tuesday.  January 18 9-2 & Thursday Jan. 20th from 1-7pm at the Old Pier One building at the Mall. Walk in!  


Student Announcements for the week are here.


Help Wanted

The People of Portland Project ‘22:  Seeking 24 New Stories

NOMINATE & ASK SOMEONE YOU KNOW (CLICK HERE!) Who do you know whose story should be heard?  Who has inspired you--and would inspire all of us if we knew them and their story?  For the first time since March 13, 2020, CBHS juniors are looking for people in the Portland area to interview and then showcase and honor in a live performance presentation.  We have been living through difficult, unprecedented times, and too often we have been left isolated and disconnected.  We know, however, that some of our neighbors have been quietly living heroic, brave lives––in small and big ways.  We know there are many in our community who have shown immense courage, resilience and strength in the face of hardship or injustice.  There are those who have responded to these times by reinventing themselves or serving our community or taking action to better our world.  We want to listen to these everyday people and we want to bring their stories to life for all of us to experience.  Nominate now!  Check out the link for more information!

Nurse Bell is looking for parental volunteer support to assist with logistics related to our school based Dental Clinic on Thursdays between now and February break; any time between 9am and 2pm would be helpful. Contact Nurse Bell ([email protected]) FMI. 


1/26 - 11:50 dismissal 

1/28 - Sr Expedition Presentations in Crew

1/28-30 - Mamma Mia 

2/1 - Senior Class Meeting (Crew)

2/2-⅔ - Midyear Conferences

2/4 - 11:50 Dismissal

1/28-30 - Mamma Mia 


Portland High School Auditorium: 284 Cumberland Ave.

Show times:

Friday, January 28th 7:00 pm

Saturday, January 29th 2:00 pm

Saturday, January 29th 7:00 pm

Sunday, January 30th 2:00 pm

Tickets at the door

$10 Adults

$5 Students

$15 for anyone who wants to enter in the CBHS Theater fundraising raffle! See Raffle items here.