Please Call Us!

The Education Act makes student attendance a very important responsibility for our staff. We do a great deal to make our classes and our school a welcoming place where learning is engaging and everyone feels welcome. We expect all of our students to be in all of their classes on time every day. Of course, there are days when medical appointments, illness, and other important life events make students miss individual classes or entire days. If we don’t have prior knowledge that a student will be missing, we must phone home to make sure they are safe and/or to find out why they missed class(es).

We appeal to all of our students’ parents/guardians to PLEASE call CHSS (519-482-3471) as soon as you know your child will not be attending a class or a portion of the day or an entire day or more to inform us of the absence and to tell us why.

It doesn’t matter when you call . . . even in the middle of the night . . . we will get the message the next morning. If a student misses a class and we don’t know about it, there will be an automated call home at the end of the day  informing the parents of the absence. This is easy to avoid by informing us before the absence occurs. Students who miss class(es) or are late for class too many times will be subject to consequences in the form of detentions, in-school suspensions and, if the problems persist, even out-of-school suspensions.

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George McEwan

Semester Two Kicks Off Friday

Semester Two classes begin on Friday, February 3. Starting the new semester means starting new classes and a fresh start all around. Students received updated timetables last week, so everyone knows what classes they have in the new semester. Our guidance staff is ready to assist any students who have decided to change their timetables . . . but they will only be able to make requested changes if there is room in the classes students want to add. Semester One final reports will be given to our students during Period 4 on Thursday, February 9.

Posted By:

George McEwan

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George McEwan

Semester One Final Evaluations

Final evaluations for all semester one courses will take place from Thursday, January 26 until Wednesday, February 1. All period 1 classes will complete their final evaluations on Thursday, Jan. 26 starting at 9:00 am. All period 2 classes will complete their final evaluations on Friday, Jan. 27 starting at 9:00 am. All period 3 classes will complete their final evaluations on Monday, Jan. 30 starting at 9:00 am. All period 4 classes will complete their final evaluations on Tuesday, Jan. 31 starting at 9:00 am. If one of those days is a snow day, then those finals will be written on the following day and the whole schedule will be pushed into Wednesday, February 1. All students in all classes in all grades are required to attend their final evaluations on these dates. All students are responsible to know when each final evaluation is being completed and to be in their classes ready to go before 9:00 am. Students will be required to stay in each final evaluation for a minimum of one hour and they will not be allowed to be in the halls after their evaluation on each day in order not to disturb other classes. Students with spare periods are not required to be here on that day, but they are encouraged to come for extra help with their teachers. Teachers will be available each afternoon to help students who have questions or who need help preparing for finals. On all of these days, buses will run at the usual times and our cafeteria will be closed. Please note that Thursday, February 2 is a PD Day and semester two classes begin on Friday, February 3.

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George McEwan

Tuesday, January 10 – No Buses

Buses have been cancelled this morning due to poor weather conditions. CHSS will stay open for students and staff who can get there safely. Grads who had photo sessions booked for today will need to go to room 207 on Wednesday morning to re-book appointments with the photographer.

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George McEwan

Grade 8 Parents’ Information Night

We are looking forward to hosting all of our future students on Wednesday, January 11, 2017. Grade 8 Parents’ Night will kick off with a wonderful spaghetti supper at 5:00 pm in the cafeteria. We will then meet in the gym at 6:15 for a welcome message and school tours. We have a small army of amazing students who are looking forward to leading current grade 8 students and their parents/guardians throughout CHSS so they can meet our staff and learn more about what they can look forward to when they enter as grade 9’s in September of 2017. We hope everyone can make it!

 

In the meantime, we wish all of our staff, students, and families a wonderful and restful holiday season and all the very best as we kick off 2017!!

Posted By:

George McEwan

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Ryan Edwards-Kiss

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George McEwan

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George McEwan

Thursday, December 15 – No Buses

All CHSS buses have been cancelled due to severe weather. The school will remain open for students and staff who can arrive safely. All scheduled events at the school for today, including this evening’s Christmas concert, have been cancelled.

Posted By:

George McEwan