CBHS Parent Newsflash 11-23-20
CBHS Parent Newsflash 11-23-20

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Thanks to everyone who participated in last week’s virtual conferences with your child and their crew advisor. We hope you found the conversations as useful as we did. 

Tuesday will be a 12:30 dismissal due to conferences last week. 

Congrats to our new school board rep, Haley Allen. Cougar Kudos to Leo Oster and his team Ratmonk Nation for earning the victory and eternal glory in our first ever (but not last) Casco Bay Conundrum. And thanks to the nearly 100 students, parents, alums, staff and judges who participated. Watch our @cascobayhs Insta this week and next School Meeting for some highlights. 

Despite the state and national rise in COVID cases, Cumberland County is continuing to be labelled “Green” by state health and education officials- and evidence of transmission within our schools continues to be low, so Supt Botana has decided to stay the course with our plan for a “More Hybrid” schedule after Thanksgiving. As a reminder, for the week of November 30th, the last week of the trimester, that means that any 10th-12th student who would like to come in for the Learning Center may do so on their designated day (Monday for 10th, Thursday for 12th and Friday for 11th), but we will continue to use the existing hybrid schedule. For the start of the Winter Trimester (week of December 7th), we will begin to use the revised More Hybrid schedule and all non-remote 10-12 students will come in for two afternoons a week.  

The Parent Advisory Group will be hosting a community discussion of the new Netflix documentary, The Social Dilemma as a part of our next meeting, Tuesday, December 8th from 5:30-6:30pm. This documentary is a provocative exploration of social media and its impact on all of us.  All students and parents are welcome. Watch the trailer here. Watch for the PAG meeting Zoom link after Thanksgiving. 


The Fall Trimester ends Friday 12/4. Students should do all they can to be meeting course standards before then. Frost School is a final opportunity for students who have not quite yet made fall trimester standards to do so  Frost School will occur for eligible students over two Wednesdays, December 9th and 16th: 10:30-12:30 for grades 9 and 10 and 12:30-2:30 for grades 11 and 12.  Students with a HOWL of 3 in a course and an INC  or a 2+ will have an automatic invitation to Frost School; students with a course grade and HOWL grade of 2 may only be invited at teacher discretion. Watch for more details after Thanksgiving break. 


It's CBHS Annual Appeal time!  If you prefer online donating, please visit the CBHS website and click on the "Donate to CBHS" button in the upper righthand corner. As always, thank you so much for your generosity and support for outstanding public education! ~The PAG Annual Fund Team

Do you shop routinely at Hannaford's? You can earn $ for CBHS just through your normal shopping - and at no extra cost to you. Learn more here

Maine CDC Travel Updates: By current state mandate, anyone who travels outside of the state to anywhere VT and NH  must either quarantine for 14 days upon return to Maine OR get a (negative) Covid- 19 test within 72 hours of return. Massachusetts will no longer be an exempt travel state as of Monday, Nov. 16th.  A person must quarantine while waiting for the results of their Covid test. A person can be tested in the state they  are visiting if it is within 72 hours of return to Maine. Students cannot return to school until they present a negative test or quarantine for 14 days after traveling outside of Maine to non-exempt states. Tests at state-sponsored sites are free. All sites require an appointment.

Testing sites can be found here :                                                or at the Jetport at :

For safe ways to celebrate the Thanksgiving  holiday, check out this advice from the CDC. May everyone have the restorative and joyful Thanksgiving break they deserve. 

Thank you so much for sharing ideas through the Possip Pulse on 11/13! We’ve heard from over 174 of you.  96% of you reported being happy or mostly happy with Casco Bay High School.  Most of the praise centered around an appreciation for crew and our caring teachers. I shared highlights with our full faculty, and they were most grateful. The most frequent concern shared was about maintaining and increasing hybrid learning with case counts rising.  Thanks again for sharing! The next Possip Pulse will be in December. You can expect to receive one every 3 weeks. 

Student Announcements for the Week are here. 


December 4th - End of Fall Trimester

December 7th - Start of More Hybrid Schedule/Winter Trimester Begins

Week of December 7th - Courageous Conversation on Gender Roles/Identity

December 8th - Community Discussion of The Social Dilemma (5:30-6:30pm)

December 9th and 16th - Frost School

December 15th - 8th Grade Night

December 22nd - Winter Solstice