CBHS Parent Newsflash 5-10-21
CBHS Parent Newsflash 5-10-21

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All are invited to our May PAG Meeting this Tuesday night at 5:30. Agenda items include Saturday’s Arts and Music Fest, the Radix Scholarship, 2021-22 Parent Leadership and 9th Grade orientation. We hope to see you there!

Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89991120060?pwd=OUhnbDdwc3d4WThOQUh2V3hJcDcwQT09

Meeting ID: 899 9112 0060

Passcode: 9d59M5


Spring Trimester progress reports will be viewable online through Infinite Campus on Thursday.


This Saturday all are invited to our Arts and Music Fest (11am-3pm, outside). Over 30 CBHS students are scheduled to perform. There will be lots of opportunities to eat, play, connect and make art . We hope to see you there

Sign Up and Pre- Event Details:     https://cbhsfamily.org/360-arts-fest/


Student announcements for the week are here


Help Needed with PAG for Next Fall

Additionally PAG is looking to recruit parents for next year’s open positions:

Secretary: Someone with proficiency in Google Workplace/G-Suite a plus

9th, 10th and 12th grade Parent Community Liaisons: These parents will attend PAG meetings, assist when needed with class activities and solicit parents to provide assistance and support the Volunteer Coordinator.

Annual Appeal Chair: Someone who is comfortable with reaching out to parents and alumni to support a financial contribution and our annual appeal.

Math Cup Chair: Organize the March Math Cup, solicit teams with the help of other volunteers, organize volunteer staff for supplying a lasagna dinner, oversee the event the night of. This person should be comfortable working with the Treasurer to solicit teams and sponsorships from the business community.

Project Graduation: Leads fundraising, and other events for senior Project Grad. Assembles group of interested parents who decide on a location, activities, and manage the whole event.

Website: We need someone with WordPress experience to update, maintain and manage our website www.cbhsfamily.org


Anyone interested in any of the above should reach out to Andy or Shay at chair@cbhsfamily.org



Next school year begins August 31, 2021. We anticipate that all Portland schools will return to five-day in-person learning, retaining some safety protocols such as, perhaps, mask-wearing. We also anticipate offering Remote Academy as an option to a much smaller set of students who have a documentable medical need or documentable family medical need that makes in-person learning unsafe even after a rapidly progressing vaccination effort. If you think you might ask to keep your student in Remote Academy next school year, please respond to this survey to share your students' name, grade, and the medical need.


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Week of May 17th - Final Words Begin  

Most Final Words will be delivered in person, in the Great Space. Each senior will get to address their entire class. Parents, loved ones, friends and underclassmen are all invited to watch Final Words via a live-stream webinar. The precise schedule of who’s presenting when will be shared soon

AP Exams - May 18-27th

AP Lit: 5-18 @ 12PM Digital @ Home   

APUSH: 5-19 @ 12PM Digital @ School

AP Spanish: 5-21 @ 8AM Paper/Pencil @ School

AP Calc: 5-24 @ 8AM Paper/Pencil @ School

APES: 5-27 @ 4PM Digital @ Home

May 20th - Seal of Biliteracy Ceremony

May 25th - National Honor Society Induction Ceremony

May 27th - Family Crew Night - 6:30-7:30pm

Senior Awards Assembly - Wednesday, June 2nd  - 11:30-1pm, CBHS Great Space

Parents, loved ones, friends, 100% remote seniors and underclassmen will get to watch the assembly via a live-stream webinar.  This event will also be recorded. 

Graduation - Thursday, June 3rd at 6pm at Merrill Auditorium 

Each graduate will be issued two tickets next to each other for family members. The pairings will be safely distant from one another in the top two tiers of Merrill. Students and staff will be seated in the orchestra section (and sometimes onstage). Those who are not able to attend may watch the ceremony in three ways: 

  1. A professional livestream in the nearby Portland High School auditorium. If a senior is interested in 2 seats at this venue (112 person capacity), please sign up here. After the ceremony, audience members can connect with the graduates and Merrill audience members in front of City Hall. 

  2. A professional livestream in your home (or any location else you want to that has internet access). 

  3. A professional recording that will be available for viewing within a week of the ceremony. 

All of these options are free.