CBHS Parent Newsflash 1-24-22
CBHS Parent Newsflash 1-24-22

Headline News - January 24, 2022

Wednesday is an 11:50 dismissal day for teacher professional development.  

Midyear Conferences are coming up in 1 week, 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, but please contact your child’s crew advisor if you have not yet confirmed an appointment time.  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.  Thanks. 

Health and Safety Update:

We had 20 COVID cases in the first week back from break, 31 in the second week and 9 last week. May all currently ill have a speedy recovery, and may we continue to see a drop in cases this week. According to an MDOE website reporting cases over the past 30 days, CBHS is among 12 PPS schools classified as having a COVID “outbreak.”  School outbreak status does not necessarily warrant school closure and can be evaluated on a case-by case basis. The CDC and district administration will continue to monitor absences and case counts in these schools and evaluate if any further action is warranted. The latest district COVID protocols are here.

Mamma Mia opens this  Friday Night!  

Location:  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 and Sunday, January 30th 2:00 pm

Tickets at the door:  $10 Adults & $5 Students and $15 for anyone who wants to enter in the CBHS Theater fundraising raffle! See Raffle items here.

Please Note: Seating is limited each night to ensure safe distancing for audience members. All audience members will be masked. 

 Senior Expedition Culmination Season is here! Good luck to the Class of 2022! You can find a draft (subject to change) of all the senior expedition locations and formats here

Virtual PATHS Visits

*All students that are interested in attending a PATHS program MUST do a virtual visit. Sign up for one here. *Please be sure to read the notes on the link before selecting a date, some programs have a required video or assignment  See or email Mr. Hale with questions: [email protected]


January PAG Meeting Minutes  (Thanks Brigitte!)


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?   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. 

Hannaford Cards

Friends of CBHS, 

 The next reload/new card order for Hannaford Cards  will be Tuesday, February 1st. 

Here's how it goes: 

1. Email the amount you want reloaded and indicate the last 3 digits of your card or if you need a new card to [email protected]

*If you are ordering a new card, be sure to send me your mailing address. Cards will be mailed out when I have received your funds and the reload is complete. 

2. Send me a check made out to "CBHS-PAG" at 

        Ellen Wills

        22 Northwood Drive

        Portland, ME 04103



 Venmo me at Ellen Wills (Ellen-Wills-1, the picture is of me in front of a Christmas tree) with a note as to your card number.

 3. I will send an email out to the group when the funds have been loaded and the new cards are mailed.

 Feel free to forward this email to anyone you think may be interested in participating!

 Let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

 Thank you for supporting CBHS,




2/1 - 8th Grade Lottery and Senior Class Meeting (Crew)

2/2-⅔ - Midyear Conferences

2/4 - 11:50 Dismissal

2/9 - Winter Carnival Events deadline

Week of 2/14 - Spirit Week

2/15 and 2/16 - Public Policy 

2/18 - Winter Carnival (11:50 dismissal)


And check out the upcoming PPS Parent University Events below…