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Week 17: 1.10.21

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Happy Sunday, Seahawk Families it’s Principal Knight with your weekly Seahawk Playbook. Welcome to Week 17 of the school year.  I hope you had and your Seahawk had a great weekend!

Here’s What’s Happening in Seahawk News This Week:

    1. This is a friendly reminder that we have three weeks remaining before the close of Quarter 2 and the end of the first semester, which comes to an end on January 29th.  Thank you to all of the parents and Seahawks who’ve found a way to navigate the challenges of virtual learning and are managing to thrive in this imperfect environment.  For others who need to still close some gaps before the end of the quarter, please don’t give in or give up!  Three weeks is a good amount of time to make some significant improvements if students and parents work together with their teachers and apply their best effort.  Parents, please remember that we offer three different windows of time for your child to get extra support with assignments, make up missing work, or simply clarify misunderstandings so that they can complete a current assignment if they get stuck.  Additionally, if they are feeling immensely overwhelmed, they can also work with their SOAR teacher or counselor to get organized, order their priorities, and develop a pathway forward. See the reminders below of how your child can receive support.
  • Daily SOAR support-Designed to help students start their day right, get organized and in the right mindset, and plan out a path and set goals for the day and/or week. 
  • Counseling support-Designed to help students with anything they need.  If they are struggling with anxiety, stress, or other socio-emotional barriers that may be inhibiting their progress in school.  Our friendly counselors are glad to help.  Just ask!
  • Daily Intervention Block-Designed for almost immediate support in order to prevent students from falling behind.  So, if they were late to class, missed a test, or just need help with a current assignment or a few more recent ones, they should participate in our daily intervention block from 10:36-11:06.
  • Wednesday Work Day-Designed to be a full school day, but without new instruction.  Students should be using this time to process new information from the week, get ahead of upcoming assignments, study for upcoming assessments, and/or work directly with their content teachers for support. A table reflecting content support times is displayed below.  

Content Support/Intervention Times

++English 8:00-8:45
++Math 9:00-9:45
++Science 10:00-10:45
++Social Studies 11:00-11:45
++Electives/PE 12:00-12:45

So, parents, if your child needs support, please work with them to take advantage of one or more of these systems of support to help them. And if they are not comfortable asking for help, please ask for them. We look forward to assisting them with finishing the first semester strong!

  1. Great job on the first round of MAPs last week in the area of math.  Nearly every student was tested and we’re down to just a handful of students across all three grade levels who still need to take their math assessment.  Thank you so much for encouraging your Seahawk to do their best!  This Tuesday students will participate in MAPs for Reading.  Please continue to ensure that your Seahawk shows up to class on time, as they will test with their English teachers.  Also, show your support by reminding them to study and give their best effort. I know that they will prepare hard and do a wonderful job! 

Questions about MAPS- Contact your child’s English or Math teacher, or our Testing Coordinator Moira Sallade at moira_sallade@ccpsnet.net.

  1. Grade 8 grade students ONLY will need to meet with their counselor, Ms. Traci Hixson, to begin creating their Academic & Career Plans.  Some Grade 8 students missed their appointment time last Wednesday. Please ensure that your 8th grader is aware of their time and logs in on time to begin their plan. Thank you!

Reminder news:

  • Please don’t forget to consider joining the Kroger Rewards program to support our school. By doing so, our school automatically earns a small percentage of what you spend at the store that comes at no cost to you.  Here is more information on the Kroger Rewards Program, as well as a link that details how to sign up.  Thank you for your support!

Grade Level Newsletters

Save the Dates:

1/18-Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday–No School for Staff or Students
1/27- Grade 6 Virtual Safe Assembly
1/29-Quarter/Semester close
1/29-Early release day
2/1-Students begin new semester Electives courses 
Other Important Links

SMS Absence Reporting Form or email our Attendance Secretary at Donna_Evans@ccpsnet.net

Canvas

If you are experiencing issues with Canvas contact: Thomas_Acker@ccpsnet.net

Chromebook Support

If your child is experiencing technical difficulties with their Chromebook and/or needs a new one click here for access to the CCPS Chromebook Basics homepage and navigate to the tech support form.

If your child needs a new Chromebook Charger:CCPS Chromebook Charger Replacement Information

CCPS Meal Service

To best serve families while students are away from school in an all-virtual learning environment, Chesterfield County Public Schools’ Food and Nutrition Services has added offsite meals distribution locations and reopened many school locations for curbside pickup.

All Chesterfield County youth ages 18 and under, regardless of household income, are eligible to receive free school meals through June 18, 2021. Curbside pick-up for FREE meals for children ages 18 and under will be offered on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays only.

To see the full update and meals distribution locations and times, visit bit.ly/CCPSMealsUpdates

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