FEBRUARY 2021

 8th Grade Parent Night: VIRTUAL

Dear 8th Grade Parents and Guardians:


Chariho High School is hosting our annual 8th Grade Parent Night on Tuesday, February 9th, starting at 6:00pm via Zoom.  CHS & CHARIHOtech administration and faculty will be presenting an overview of the 9th grade experience, including information on programming, student supports, graduation requirements, course selection and learning opportunities available to Chariho High & CHARIHOtech students.   A kick-off with administrators will take place from 6:00-6:15.  Following this, from 6:15-7:15, live and pre-recorded links will be available to you to learn about specific programs and course offerings.  We look forward to seeing you all virtually!  Please click here for the night's agenda as well as for the links for all sessions, including our kick-off Zoom session at 6:00pm.

 

See you on the 9th!



Craig MacKenzie, Principal                              Gerald Auth, CHARIHOtech Director  

Andrea Spas, Assistant Principal                    Erik Meerbach, School Counselor Dept Chair


Program of Studies 21-22

Our 21-22 Program of Studies was recently approved by the School Committee and can be found here.  You can also locate the Program of Studies by going to the CHS mainpage and clicking on the Student Resoures section.  We encourage all parents and students to view the Program of Studies together and to make thoughtful and informed decisions about which classes best meet your child's learning goals.  If your child is an underclassmen, consider mapping out the next few years.  Identify courses that may align with future college or career goals.  As always, connect with your child's school counselor should you have any questions.  Please see the next section below for information on this year's Course Selection process.

Course Selection Process

Beginning on February 10th, students will begin the course selection process.  It is important that students thoughtfully plan out their course of study.  Decisions made in their early high school years can impact future course scheduling.  Students are encouraged to access our Program of Studies to map out their plan of study.  More information about our Program of Studies can be found in the Program of Studies section below within this blog.  Students have been provided with the following steps for the course selection process:

Step 1:
Students log into PowerSchool account to select their courses, registration is available from Feb 10 - Feb 26.   Students can select their courses by selecting the class registration link which will only appear on the menu on the left side of the screen during the dates indicated above.



Step 2:
Students select classes by clicking on the pencil icon for each subject.  A red exclamation point indicates a selection is required.  Once selecting the icon, students will see available options under the heading as well as teacher recommendations (if applicable).  A green check mark indicates that a selection has been made or there is no required course to take for graduation under that subject.






Step 3:
Check your credit total at the very bottom of the screen (7 credit hours are required) and be sure to select at least 2 alternate classes that are different than primary requests.  In the example below, this student has 5 credits and needs 2 more as well as alternate selections.  


Step 4:
Once you select classes, click on the blue “Okay” button to add them to your requests. Once you do this, course requests are visible on your screen and saved automatically.  However, you may return any time during the portal window to change course selections as needed. If you have any questions or need to make a change to your course selections after Feb 26, please see your school counselor.   

School counselors have been meeting with students in advisories about the process and if students or parents have any questions about course selection, they should reach you to their child's school counselor.  


Your Voice: SurveyWorks

We are pleased to announce that you and your children in grades 9-12 will have the opportunity to give feedback about Chariho Regional High School through SurveyWorks. SurveyWorks is a statewide survey that asks you questions about the learning environment of schools.  This is an opportunity to let Chariho Regional High School leadership know what you think about your child’s experience.  We are always open to suggestions on how to improve the learning environment for your children.

Topics on the survey include school safety, school climate, learning strategies, family support and others. As in previous years, all surveys are anonymous. All surveys are available in English and Spanish. Accommodations will be offered as necessary. See the steps below to complete your survey! We need your feedback!

1: Visit http://bit.ly/ridefamily

2: Select your school and complete the survey


Join the Diversity Book Club!

ATTENTION STUDENTS!! Come Join The Diversity Book Club!

This book club is student led, with the advisor's support and encouragement for meaningful dialogue

that addresses cultural awareness, inclusivity and appreciation for all within our community and beyond.  

Meeting Day & Time: Tuesday at 2:30pm in room G5 and on Zoom. 

Email an advisor, Nicole Weeks, Cheryl Lightfritz and Rebecca Peabody for more information.

Books Chosen to Read 

  1. The Hate you Give, Angie Thomas (Complete in February)

  2. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Sherman Alexie (March - April)

  3. You Should See Me in a Crown, Leah Johnson (May - June) 

  4. We Are Not From Here, Jenny Torres Sanchez (TBD)


Travel 

As many families are contemplating travel and making decisions about upcoming school breaks/vacations we wanted to remind all families of our travel policy. As a reminder, students who travel out of state to any location with a positivity rate greater than 5% (those states are listed here, and the list is constantly updated) will require a 14-day quarantine upon return. Travel for Chariho is defined as going to another state to attend any event/performance, family gathering/party/reunion with people outside of your immediate household. It does not matter if it is overnight or a day trip. This is the preferred response of the RI Department of Health as well as what is required in our school committee approved policy, as a negative test only indicates that the virus is not currently present. In the event there are families who must travel, we ask that you inform your school principal so that we can accurately record absences and communicate with staff about attendance and plans for continuity of education upon return. 


A Message from our Nurse

Please click here for important messaging from our school nurse on health-related topics.  The link also contains information about upcoming dental and vision screenings.  


Is an Independent Study for You?

Independent Study is a student-centered, credit-bearing course of study, which is designed and pursued entirely by the student. It provides a unique and innovative opportunity for students to be self-directed and take ownership of their learning.

In other words...Is there a topic that isn’t offered as a class at Chariho? No worries, we can make it happen just for you! Want to learn more?  Contact Susie Scanapieco for more information: Susie.Scanapieco@Chariho.k12.ri.us

RI Student Assistance Services


The RISAS February Newsletter features information to attend Opioids in Our Community: Perspectives for Parents, a live presentation brought to us by RI PBS, RI Student Assistance Services, and the Department of Behavioral Health, on Wednesday, February 2, 2021 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm.  The event brings parents and guardians together with a panel of educators, counselors and health experts.  The goal is to provide insight on opioid use disorder and to share resources.  


The newsletter also has information to support students living with adults struggling with alcohol addiction. Please use this link to access the RISAS February Newsletter.


Shakespeare Competition!

The Chariho community is invited to the Chariho High School Shakespeare Competition held via Zoom on Thursday, February 11 @4pm.  The program will last approximately 30 minutes. We ask that everyone be in their “seats” by 3:50PM.  No late comers please!

 

SHAKESPEARE COMPETITION ZOOM LINK



From our Hospitality Program

The Hospitality, Tourism Management Program at CHARIHOtech is welcoming guest speakers from the industry this month.  Students in year 1 and 2 are working in the classroom on Guest Experience Cycle & Brand Recognition, Workplace Etiquette.  Year 3 and 4 students are working on Leadership, Employees, Communication, Sales & Marketing:  Channels of Distribution.

Guest Speakers: Open link to see the brilliant images!

Joanna Arrighie, Director of Sales & Marketing
MARRIOTT HOTELS  |  TRAVEL BRILLIANTLY
Providence Marriott Downtown | AQUA | Giardino

Anthony Pellegrino, Head of Hotels
New York Office, Los Angeles Office, & Hamptons Office
Mr. Pellegrino lives in Rhode Island however his corporate office, ASH NYC owns The Dean Hotel in Providence and hotels in New Orleans and Detroit.

Please contact me with any questions:  Donald.Fair@chariho.k12.ri.us and check out our Instagram page: @charihohospitailty


Yearbook Sales


While this year may not look the same as previous years, the yearbook committee is excited to let you know that Yearbook Sales are open! A yearbook is a keepsake many students wish to hold onto from their time in High School. Please click this link to purchase yours today:

https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/productBrowse/1043059/Chariho-High-School/2021-Yearbook/20201007043901780156/CATALOG_SHOP/

Necessity for School Construction Survey

The Chariho School Committee is looking for community feedback on the best direction for our district to move forward with as it relates to our elementary schools. Based on feedback and data this decision will then be moved to a vote for all our taxpayers to weigh in. Please complete this quick survey. Your feedback is appreciated.

JANUARY 2021

Dear Chariho Community,

This past week, we learned of the unexpected passing of Ms. Jeanne Ross, a special education teacher for the high school.  Ms. Ross contributed to the growth of our students and school as a teacher, administrator at CALA, class advisor and colleague during her 29-year tenure in Chariho schools.  Our hearts go out to the Ross family and all those impacted by her passing.


We are glad to welcome students back for in-person learning this week.  We have some important dates to make you aware of in the upcoming weeks.  

First, our CHARIHOtech Virtual Open House will take place on Thursday, January 14th from 6-8pm.  Please go to https://charihotech.chariho.k12.ri.us/ to locate the Open House Link.  



Our Semester 1 Exams will take place the week of February 1st through the 4th, with make-up exams on the 5th.  We have decided that our Semester 1 exams will all take place virtually this semester.  Much thought and input from stakeholders went into this decision-making.  Our main intent is to provide an equitable experience for all students while maintaining the rigor and integrity of our exams.  Additionally, uncertainty about which Learning Plan (Limited, Partial, or Full In-Person) we will be in next month informed our decision.  Please know that our departments and teachers are working hard to create virtual semester exams that reflect semester 1 instruction and that capture the priority standards our students have learned over the course of this past semester.  All students will be distance learning the week of February 1st through the 5th and will take their scheduled exams virtually.  Please understand that it is important that students take their exams at the scheduled time.  If, for some reason, a student misses an exam, permission to make-up the exam will require administrator approval.  Decisions will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.  If  a student needs to make-up the exam, they will be expected to email Mr. Mac, Ms. Spas or Mr. Auth for approval prior to the exam make-up date of February 5th.  Our semester exam schedule is posted below and can also be found here


Additionally, based on the challenges facing our students throughout Semester 1 (including shifts from in-person to distance learning this semester), the CHS Leadership Team requested and School Committee approved a waiver of the "Must Pass" policy on semester exams in classes required for graduation.  Students will still be able to retake exams if they fail following remediation towards earning credit, but retakes will not be required for these classes.  We believe that this decision will facilitate a smooth transition from Semester 1 to Semester 2 and alleviate pressures during exam week. 

Finally, students will begin the 21-22 Course Selection process in early February.  Our 21-22 Program of Studies was recently approved by the School Committee and can be found here.  You can also locate the Program of Studies by going to the CHS mainpage and clicking on the Student Resoures section.  We encourage all parents and students to view the Program of Studies together and to make thoughtful and informed decisions about which classes best meet your child's learning goals.  If your child is an underclassmen, consider mapping out the next few years.  Identify courses that may align with future college or career goals.  As always, connect with your child's school counselor should you have any questions.  More information about the course selection process will be made available in our February Blog.  Stay Tuned!

Wishing you a healthy year ahead,

Craig MacKenzie, Principal            Andrea Spas, Assistant Principal            Gerry Auth, CHARIHOtech Director


Supporting our Seniors

On behalf of our 2021 Senior Class parent group:

With much excitement and anticipation a parent group was created to assist our Chariho High School graduating class. All members of this group have children that will graduate in June 2021. Our mission is to provide increased support and create fun activities for our senior class. We have begun asking our local community partners and parents for support, funding, and ideas that will better assist our seniors during this difficult time. We will be working in partnership with Mr. MacKenzie and the senior advisors to make their graduating year memorable and fun.  Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic great barriers have been created which has impacted so much of our children’s lives. Social opportunities, fundraising, and traditional school events have been put on hold or cancelled. Our group will comply with all state regulations and use community property for all planned events. At this time we have created eight fundraising events, and seven fun activities for the graduating class.  Information will be forthcoming on our new Facebook page and can be found at CharihoClassy2021.  Our group is proud of our children, their teachers, our administrators and our amazing Chariho community. For more information please reach out to Christina Willett at chriswillett24@gmail.com. Congratulations to the Class of 2021!

Important FAFSA Info

Calling all Parents and Students of the Class of 2021!

 

The FAFSA deadlines are fast approaching! Chariho will be hosting our second FAFSA Day on Tuesday, January 26 from 11:30 am-7pm. If you have not completed your FAFSA or have questions about the FAFSA, book a free appointment with a representative from the College Planning Center of RI who will be available through virtual appointments to help parents of Chariho seniors.   Please note, these appointments are for answering specific questions on part of the application, specific financial questions or help getting started.  You will not be completing the entire FAFSA during this 30 minute meeting.

Sign-up today at CHARIHO FAFSA DAY

Students who plan to attend CCRI must also complete the FAFSA. If you have any questions please contact your school counselor.

Virtual Post-Secondary Planning Night

Dear Parents,

The CHS School Counseling Department will be presenting a Virtual Post Secondary Planning Night on Wednesday January 27 at 6:30pm.  Learn about 4 year college requirements, 2 year schools, technical schools and military opportunities.  This event is primarily geared towards grade 11, but all students or parents in grades 9-11 are welcome to attend!  

Please register at this link if you plan to attend.   Zoom meeting link here

A Message from our Nurse

Please click here for important messaging from our school nurse on health-related topics.  The link also contains information about upcoming dental and vision screenings.  

2021 Yearbook Announcement

Senior Recognition Ads:
Dear Parents/Guardians,
Can you believe that your student is graduating this year? Congratulate your student(s) with a Senior ad in the Yearbook! A Yearbook recognition ad is a great way for parents/family and friends to honor student achievements and important milestones. The revenue from these recognition ads help our school and students to create a better yearbook. To purchase your ad online click on the following link: https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/ybAdDesigner/1043059/-/20201007044704403156/CATALOG_SHOP/  

Yearbook Sales:
While this year may not look the same as previous years, the yearbook committee is excited to let you know that Yearbook Sales are open! A yearbook is a keepsake many students wish to hold onto from their time in High School. Please click this link to purchase yours today:
https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/productBrowse/1043059/Chariho-High-School/2021-Yearbook/20201007043901780156/CATALOG_SHOP/


From Hospitality & Event Planning 

The freshmen students are working on a project based learning assignment about careers in the Accommodation, Transportation, Food and Beverage, and Attractions industries.
Check out an example HERE

The sophomore students are presenting a portion of their Pro-Start Competition in Food and Beverage about creating a wedding with a budget of $35,000! 
Check out an example HERE

The junior's in Hospitality & Event Planning are participating in a certification program from the American Hotel Lodging Educational Program.  They will be trained in Guest Service Gold which focuses on Seven Elements of Guest Service:  Personalization, Passion, Commitment, Knowledge, Inclusion, Personality and Recovery.  

The senior's in Hospitality & Event Planning are finishing a presentation in attractions on creating a Disney Cruise and Itinerary for a weeks vacation. 

This month we have several guest speakers visiting our class: 

Laurie Camara, Manager of Hospitality Training and Education Rhode Island Hospitality: https://www.rihospitality.org/riha/Contact

Tori Owens, Clubhouse Manager, Point Judith Country Club: https://www.pointjudithcountryclub.net/Club/Scripts/Home/home.asp   

Barbara DiSaia, Johnson and Wales University Admissions Representative: https://www.jwu.edu/admissions/

Please visit us on Instagram @charihohospitality.  Applications for this opportunity are being accepted now.  Eighth graders can apply now right HERE online.

Winter Sports Preview

The Boys basketball looks to qualify for the playoffs for the 7th year in a row and Senior Captain Emmett Cummins looks to lead this year's young team along with fellow senior Jarrett Boisclair in Division 2 South.  This year's competitive matchups include Middletown, Mt Hope, East Greenwich and Portsmouth. 

Senior Captain Spencer Shiels looks to lead the Girls Basketball Team along with fellow Senior Captain Shelby Roode, Hannah Dias and Emily Norberg in their Division 2 South bracket.  The girls will see fierce competition from rival Westerly, Narragansett, Prout and Tiverton among others.  The girls look to qualify for playoffs and the RI state Tournament for the 4th year in a row.  Looking to build off of last year's playoff success. 

The Boys Indoor Track team will be lead by Senior Captain Sullivan Cummins along with fellow captains Finn Weeden, Colby James Elwell and senior Andrew Poirier.  This year's boys team looks to remain near the top of their division with dual meets against Coventry, Cumberland, Narragansett and Portsmouth.  

The Chariho Gymnastics Team will be led by Senior Captains Madison Chalifoux, Paige Swenson and Lianna Kissinger.  This is the 3rd year for this program and the team looks to be very competitive in their division with meets against Coventry, West Warwick, Cranston West and Toll Gate. 

The Girls Indoor Track Team is led by Senior Captain Abby Cole.  She is joined by fellow Senior Captain Paige Grissom and Senior Emma Hughes.  The girls team looks to remain at the top of their division with dual meets against Coventry, Narragansett, Cumberland and Bay View.  

The Chariho/Narragansett Co-op Ice Hockey Team is led by Senior Captain Caiden Wilson.  He is joined by Senior Captain Jason Desrosiers and Brendan O’Rourke.  The team will see difficult competition this year as they battle with South KIngstown, North Kingstown, Portsmouth and Coventry.

The Chariho/Narragansett/Prout Co-op Boys Swimming Team look to remain at the top of their division.  Chariho swimmers Nathan Ballard, Garret Barker, Jesse Brunelle, Myles Junger, Hudson Junger will look to swim in a highly competitive division against Lasalle, Barrington, North Kingstown and Portsmouth.

Three Chariho Female Independent swimmers are led by State Champion Hannah Benevides.  Hannah is joined by Erin VonHusen and Megan Mercille.   The girls will be competing in virtual swim meets during this upcoming  swim season.



DECEMBER 2020

Early Release Wednesdays

This past week, we had a chance to attend a School Committee Meeting where parents, students, community members, teachers and administrators had an open discussion about a potential Distance Learning or Early Release day once a week.   We were grateful for the open and honest dialogue and for the opportunity to hear from our parents, teachers and students.  As a collective team, we have decided that we will schedule Early Release to take place once a week on Wednesdays.  This will begin on 12/9/20.  The Early Release Wednesday Block Schedule can be found here.  This schedule applies to both in-person and distance learning students.  In-person learning begins at 7:30 and students will be dismissed at 11:20 to allow for grab-and-go lunch pick-up prior to exiting the building.  Students are expected to eat their lunches once they arrive at home.  Students are not permitted to eat on the bus.  The remainder of the day can be used by students for asynchronous learning, where students can work on course content and assignments at their own pace.  They are not expected to login in for distance learning.  The intent is for our Early Release Wednesdays to provide planning and collaborative time for our teachers for the purpose of in-person, concurrent and distance learning.  Thank you for your flexibility so that we can best meet the needs of our in-person and distance learning students and our educators.  We will continue to keep you posted on any changes as they come about.  

A Reminder About the Daily Self-Check

Parents and Guardians: As a reminder, all in-person learners must have a daily self-check completed every day prior to leaving the house. Any student who participates in athletics, extracurricular activities, or receives services at school will also need the daily self-check completed. This is a requirement from our state as well as part of our District Attendance Policy. Any family that does not consistently complete this self-check will be required to move to distance learning. It is imperative that we ensure everyone is healthy when attending school. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated while we work to keep our school communities safe.

The Importance of Checking Email 

This is a reminder to students to make sure to get into a routine of checking your email on a regular basis.  This is especially important for our distance learning students seeing that this is a primary method that many of your teachers use to communicate with you.  Checking your email is a good practice to build into your daily routine and will be an important life skill to develop as this will be essential in both college and career.  

Meeting the Needs of Our Disengaged Distance Learners

Our school counselors are working closely with our mental health clinicians, deans of students, nurse, and related service providers to ensure supports are in place for our disengaged distance learners.  If you are a distance learning (DL) student or are a parent of a student who is struggling with distance learning, please make sure to reach out to your respective school counselor who will connect with you supports and create a plan with action goals, clear next steps, and a plan for monitoring progress.  

From the South County Prevention Coalition

The South County Prevention Coalition has created a winter newsletter that features information to support parents in keeping their youth safe and healthy this holiday season.  The newsletter contains information about how to talk to your teen about alcohol and drugs, ways to destress, resources and more!  Access the newsletter by clicking here.  

From the Leadership in Recreation Class

The Leadership in Recreation class has worked collaboratively with Mrs. Wilbur and her art students in creating murals in our locker rooms and fitness areas.  See below for some examples of the final products!  Mrs. Wilbur and her students helped with the mural sketching and shared their artistic ideas.  This project engaged students in measuring the walls, designing the murals to fit the measurements, sketching the designs onto the walls and then completing the project by painting the sketches.  I am proud of this class for their collective efforts!    ~Mr. Shiels 
 


From Hospitality & Event Planning

All students in Hospitality & Event Planning will participate in ServSafe Training this month.  There are 4 main topics they will learn about which include COVID-19 Precautions: 
ServSafe Conflict De-escalation, ServSafe Reopening Guidance, ServSafe Delivery Precautions, and ServSafe Takeout Precautions. This training is made possible due to our longstanding relationship with Rhode Island Hospitality.  We also engaged our students with a guest speaker from The Shelter Harbor Golf Club.  The Food and Beverage Director, Cheryl Wisch, spoke with the students about the private golf resort business and employment opportunities.  Please take a look at the slide show @CharihoHospitality on instagram.  We would like to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season!

2021 Yearbook Announcement

Senior Recognition Ads:
Dear Parents/Guardians,
Can you believe that your student is graduating this year? Congratulate your student(s) with a Senior ad in the Yearbook! A Yearbook recognition ad is a great way for parents/family and friends to honor student achievements and important milestones. The revenue from these recognition ads help our school and students to create a better yearbook. To purchase your ad online click on the following link: https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/ybAdDesigner/1043059/-/20201007044704403156/CATALOG_SHOP/  

Yearbook Sales:
While this year may not look the same as previous years, the yearbook committee is excited to let you know that Yearbook Sales are open! A yearbook is a keepsake many students wish to hold onto from their time in High School. Please click this link to purchase yours today:

Interactive Lesson with our Sister School in China 

To strengthen our relationship with our sister school in China, our Chinese teacher, Ms. Minli Lusher, has developed a virtual language class through Zoom this semester in order to collaborate with students in China.  The main idea is about providing the most authentic language practice to our Chariho students in the Chinese classroom.  Recently, our Chinese 3 class had their second Zoom session with our sister school from China.  The students were interacting virtually, and they had a great time.  Mr. MacKenzie and Mr. Pecoraro joined us through Zoom as well. Mr. MacKenzie gave a special gift (a drawstring bag with a special designed logo) to our students, and he got to reconnect with the Mr. Yuan, the principal from Liuyang No. 1 High School, and our first year Chinese teacher, Wangling.  Chariho students sang a Chinese song, and the students from China sang an English song.   After that, Chariho students and Chinese students were divided into different groups, and had conversation in their target language in the breakout rooms. The students are highly motivated when they see that they are successful in communicating with native speakers of their same age level. They also gained deeper learning of the authentic culture by interacting with the native speakers.  See some pictures below from the recent collaborative session with students from our sister school in China.      ~Ms. Minli Lusher

  

From the Athletics Department

Signups for winter sports will begin later this week on family ID.  As we get more information regarding winter sports start dates and the winter sports season from RIIL and the Governor’s task force, that information will be posted on the athletic website as soon as it is received.  That information will also be sent to the Winter sports coaches who will relay the information to athletes.  Please check periodically on the website for any new information.  

From the Class of 2021


The Class of 2021 is still collecting recipes through the end of December for the CHS Community Cookbook! It's easy for CHS families, students and staff to share a favorite recipes (or two!). Please use this link to submit recipes. Want to submit a recipe but feel like you just don't have time to type it into the link? Email an attachment to a class officer (morgpchat@charihochargers.orgor class advisor (jlyn@chariho.k12.ri.us) and we'll type it in for you! If you have any questions, please contact a class of 2021 Officer or Class Advisor.  Thank you to the students, staff and family members that have already contributed a recipe.   

Wishing you a Wonderful Holiday Season Ahead  


CHS/CTC Admin Team
     
       Gerry Auth          Andrea Spas         Craig MacKenzie
 

 

NOVEMBER 2020

 School Improvement Team Update


Our School Improvement Team has met twice since the start of school and we have created 3 goal areas to focus efforts towards for the 20-21 academic year.  Our goal areas include: 1) providing our 9th grade students with academic skills and disposition training early on 2) creating interdisciplinary lessons for our students with a focus on bridging courses and applied learning experiences and 3) measuring virtual and concurrent learning outcomes so that we can monitor both our in-person and distance learning performance.  Click here to learn more about our SIT goals and to see the guiding questions that will help drive this critical work.

Please consider attending our next School Improvement Team meeting, which will take place on November 19th via Zoom!  Email Assistant Principal, Andrea Spas, if you are interested in attending:  Andrea.Spas@Chariho.k12.ri.us.  
All are welcome to attend!


Open House Follow-up

Thank you to all who attended our Virtual Open House last month. It was nice to connect with parents virtually. A reminder that you can view any of our pre-recorded offerings at any time. We have recordings that provide an overview of various programs and supports like peer mentoring, graduation portfolio, mental health services, guidance programming, internships, academic support, extracurriculars and information from our clinic, to name a few. We also have pre-recorded messages from our various academic departments as well as our special education and school counseling departments. Please find the Open House document here and scroll through to view the various pre-recorded sessions.

From the Class of 2021:

The Class of 2021 is compiling a CHS Community Cookbook and would like CHS families and staff to share a favorite recipes (or two!).  Please use this link to submit recipes.  All submissions need to be completed by November 23rd.  Consider submitting a photo along with the recipe!  If you have any questions, please contact a class of 2021 Officer or Class Advisor.  

From Our Mental Health Providers

Our clinical staff in the building have been working on curating resources to help students work through some of the mental health challenges that come along with COVID-19 and Distance Learning.  These resources can be found on the Student Supports page on Canvas.  Additional mental health resources for parents and students can be found on our Chariho Parent Virtual & Concurrent Learning site:  https://sites.google.com/chariho.k12.ri.us/crsdvirtuallearning/home


From The School Counseling Department

ASVAB
Attention Seniors & Juniors: Are you are considering serving in the military after graduation?  If so, please complete the form at the link below to take the ASVAB on Tuesday November 17 (Seniors) and December 8 (Juniors) at CHS. The ASVAB is a test required to gain entrance to any of the armed forces.  If you have any questions, please contact your school counselor.  Link here: http://bit.ly/ASVAB2020CHS

URI Presentation
Are you are interested in attending URI or would you like to learn more about their admissions process, academic programs or scholarship opportunities?  If so, please attend this virtual presentation by Beth Tikoian, Admission Advisor, on Monday November 16 at 8:30am.   This will be a great opportunity to learn more about URI and ask questions directly to admissions staff.  Please see the zoom link that was emailed to your email accounts on November 4th to attend this meeting.