CBHS Parent Newsflash 6-7-21
CBHS Parent Newsflash 6-7-21

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Missed the Class of 2021’s phenomenal graduation last week? You can check it out here


All are invited to the Parent Advisory Group (PAG) End of year celebration

This Tuesday, June 8th 5:30-7:00

Host: Bellas Family

Address: 104 Hall Street, South Portland

Drinks and apps will be served – people are welcome to bring something potluck style but not necessary


Calling all parents/guardians of fall 2021 CBHS Students: CBHS and the Parent Advisory Group needs your help. (And you can help in a ton of different ways to suit your schedule and interests) Please complete this parent volunteer form for the 2020-21 school year.  Thanks in advance for getting involved how and when you can!

Sophomore Passage presentations conclude this week. Contact your child’s crew advisor for details on when your sophomore may be presenting.


FEMA’s mobile vaccination clinic is coming to Portland! This is a drop-in clinic – no appointment necessary! J & J vaccine for those 18 and older.

Date: Thursday, June 10th – Sunday, June 13th, 2021 

Time: 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Thursday to Sunday 

Location: Rising Tide Brewing parking lot, 103 Fox Street, Portland

Learn more here


Students/Families With Hot Spots: Please return these devices to our main office by June 15th. They will no longer work or be paid for at the end of June. Impacted students and families are encouraged to take advantage of the US government’s new Emergency Broadband Benefit provides a discount of up to $50 per month toward broadband service for eligible households Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers. You can learn more here, or by calling 833-511-0311   

If students, who have demonstrated financial need, require hotspots for summer learning they may request one using this form: https://forms.gle/47GjrXbp5TJSRTsJ9

Student announcements for the week are here. 

Next Week’s Schedule:

Monday, June 14th 

Grade 9 & 10

9:30-12:30 - Grade Level Team/Crew Year-End Activities

12:30-3:30- Sun School 

Grade 11

9:30-12:30 - Sun School Grade 11

12:30-3:30 - Grade Level Team/Crew Activities 

Tuesday, June 15th - Last Day of School!

Grades 9 & 10

9:30-12:30 - Grade Level Team/Crew Activities, including crew breakfast, final school meeting, class awards and final appreciation circle 

 12:30-3:30- Sun School 

Grade 11

9:30-12:30 - Sun School Grade 11

12:30-3:30 -  - Grade Level Team/Crew Activities, including crew breakfast, final school meeting, class awards and final appreciation circle  

Summer Learning at CBHS/PPS

2021 CBHS Summer Learning Options




Learn More

Sign Up

Wellness: An English Class

June 21st-July 1st

1 UP in English

Click here

Sign up here.

Summer Reading Book Group

June 28 - July 2

.67 in English

Click here

Sign up here

PPS Summer School,  Various Courses

July 6th-23rd

1 or 2 course possibles for remediation in math, science, English and social studies

Click here

Let your crew advisor know what you are planning

Math Workshop (Credit Recovery, Pre-Calculus Prep and Math Lab)

10 total sessions (twice a week) between July 6th and August 12th

Variable Math UPs, depending on work completed

Click here

Sign up here


July 12th-16th

.67 UPs in Science 

Click here

Sign up here.

Lake Ecology

July 20-22

.67 UPs in Science

Click here - (Limit of 12 Students)

Register here.

US Civics

August 2nd-6th

.67 UPs in Social Studies

Click here

Sign up here


All of these options are free, thanks to federal funding!


Portland-Wide Summer Opportunities 

Take a Photography Class (June 21-23 12:00-3:00, August 17) APPLICATION: https://mainemedia.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_82ZFuERNdSGRG5M 


High School Affinity Groups - WE RISE - This program is for rising 9th to 12th grade. Here’s the program description, location, schedule and staff. We have added an LGBT affinity group which will meet the first week of August. Each group will have a maximum of 16 students. See or e-mail Mr Pierce if you are interested (piercd@portlandschools.org)

The district is also partnering with community-based organizations offering summer programming for children and youth. Click here for descriptions and schedules of summer camp options (in a variety of languages) and to access the summer camp choice form. The following camps have offerings for high school age students and may be FREE for qualified students. 

  • MAMM (multiple offerings for teens including songwriting, strongs and rock camp)

  • Telling Room  (up to age 15)

  • Portland Stage Co (9-11 grades)

  • Portland Pottery (ages 12 and up)

Portland Youth  - http://www.portlandyouth.org/ 

Summer and vacation camps, family events, online programs, clubs, or other enrichment opportunities.

What a challenging school year it has been! Portland Public School support teams, including school counselors and school social workers, have compiled wellness resources for students to refer back to this summer. The document can be found here, and includes items such as opportunities for joy and resources to support you if you find you are having a difficult time. 

Reminder: Ms. Doyle has created a list of summer opportunities for high school students; you can check it out 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