The following was from CHS Principal Elizabeth Aaron on August 15:
Hello from CHS. We hope you are enjoying your summer.
We look forward to welcoming our Class of 2021 for their first day of school on Wednesday, September 6, for their “Frosh Day”. On this day, they follow their regular schedule and have peer leaders to help them navigate the building, answer questions, and help them adjust to CHS. All 9th grade students each lunch in the cafeteria that day and have the opportunity to attend our Activities Fair, meeting students in our clubs, activities, and on teams to learn more about getting involved in extracurricular activities. Our food service is open or students should plan to bring a lunch. There is not open campus for lunch on the first day of school for 9th graders.
All grades report for school on Thursday, 9/7. More information will come from CHS about our first days and weeks of school when we mail home finalized students schedules in later August. Please mark your calendars now for Tuesday, September 19 for our CHS Back to School night. The evening begins at 6:30 with the Principal’s Address in the CHS auditorium.
All CHS students must have their student ID with them at all times. Students can get an ID this week between 9-12 and 1-3 at CHS. 9th graders receive a free student ID. 10th-12th graders can also get a free replacement ID this week.
Summer math assignments, summer reading guidelines, AP summer assignments, and science assignments for some science classes may all be found here on our CHS website.
Please encourage your students to work regularly in the next few weeks on assignments rather than try to rush work in the days before school starts. That approach will yield much better work and happier, more prepared students at the beginning of school!
Watching the events in Charlottesville this past week have made our commitment to equity, justice, and diversity ever more present in our minds at work this week at CHS. We reject hatred, bigotry, and intolerance. We remain committed to the principles of equity, inclusion, and diversity that strengthen the democracy in which we live and the schools our children attend.
As we look toward the opening of the school year, please know that we are here to do that work in our school and community, and to support our students and staff as we help them build their paths toward their futures as citizens of CHS, SOMSD, and the world.
-Elizabeth M. Aaron, MAT, M.Ed.