CBHS Parent Newsflash 4-5-21
CBHS Parent Newsflash 4-5-21

Headline News

The AM & PM cohorts for grades 9 and 10 begin today. There's no in-person changes for grades 11 and 12 until Thursday.  We look forward to welcoming students in for classes! 

 

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


All are welcome to next 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. 


Thank to Susan Lieberman and Corene Wickenheiser for their great work in putting together last week’s Math Cup. It was super fun for the nearly 70 student and adult mathletes - and raised thousands of dollars to support CBHS STEM.  

For Senior Parents: The senior task force is putting together a fun activity for seniors this Friday night, but we could use your help. Please send a baby or childhood photo (or scan of a photo) with your senior’s name to Lilliana at:  lilliana26.f@gmail.com

 

9th-11th Parents: COLLEGE ADMISSIONS DURING COVID WEBINAR 4/8 @ 6:30PM 

PPS’ School Counselors invite students and families to hear from a panel of Admissions Counselors about how college admissions has - or hasn’t! - changed due to Covid. We will have Admissions experts from Bates College, Clark University, Southern Maine Community College, University of Southern Maine, and the University of Vermont on hand to answer your questions. Interpretation provided upon request. Click HERE to sign up and receive the link on the day of the presentation!

Vietnamese Flyer

Spanish Flyer

Arabic Flyer

Somali Flyer

French Flyer

Portugese Flyer

Acholi Flyer

 

Over 20 seniors created educational websites as part of their Senior Expedition culminations.  You can check them all out here. 

 

Here are this week’s student announcements

 

Seeds of Peace: The famed Maine Summer Camp is back this summer. Applications for CBHS students is due this Friday April 9th, a week from Friday.  

Link to application: https://www.seedsofpeace.org/programs/developing-leaders/camp/camp2021/

To view the Seeds of Peace  FAQ page: https://www.seedsofpeace.org/faq-2/

 

The Fitness Intensive is looking for families willing to donate or loan some tennis racquets during Intensives week. Please drop any by the main office - and let us know if this is a loaner or a donation. Thanks!

 

Parent Feedback

Thank you for sharing ideas through Possip recently! Thanks also for completing the district’s annual parent survey. We’ve heard from 288 of you during the course of the year. We are seeing that 91% of you are happy or mostly happy with CASCO BAY HS this week.

Thank you for also responding to our bonus question to share where your student does or doesn't feel confident in developing their reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. 

This week we heard members in the school community share examples of praise, appreciation, and feedback or questions.

  • Appreciation for hybrid model of school and school communication

  • Questions about graduation plans

  • General feedback about decreasing time on Zoom for virtual learning

We are taking all of your feedback and ideas into consideration for our future planning and follow-up. We hope to hear from you again on our next Possip Pulse Check!

Thanks again for sharing!

 

Community Resources

MaineHousing and Maine’s Community Action Agencies are accepting applications for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program. This program helps pay rent and utility costs for eligible renters affected by COVID-19. Maine’s Community Action Agencies are running this program in communities across Maine. Program information and the application link can be found here: mainehousing.org/covidrent 

Learn more through this Flyer 


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 ongoing 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.


Reminders

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: 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.

 

 Upcoming

April 15th, 4 - 6:30 PM | Bonfire & Talent Show: This event will take place outside, BIPOC students are strongly encouraged to share a song, a poem, a story, a laugh. Non-BIPOC students are welcome. 


April 16th - No school


April 26th-30th - Spring Intensives