Central Crossing High School

4500 Big Run South Road | Grove City, Ohio 43123

Phone: (614) 801-6500 | Fax: (614) 875-1249 | Attendance: (614) 801-3395

Dr. Jill V. Burke, Principal | Steve Fairs, Assistant Principal | Jon Marshall, Athletic Director | Dana Ortman, Assistant Principal

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SUMMER SCHOOL INFO

Current 11th-12th graders ONLY

SWCSD Summer School

June 8 through July 31

  • Cost $175
  • Credit Recovery for core academic classes
  • Students can sign up for 2 courses
  • Students will be required to join Google Hangout Meets up to two (2) times per week
  • No Health or PE available
  • Registration form available on CCHS website and in Cohort Google Classroom
  • Registration and payment due by Friday, May 29


All Grades

TRECA Summer School

June 10 through August 5

  • Cost $95 for every 1/2 credit course
  • Online program
  • Can be used for credit recovery or 1st time course completion
  • Variety of courses, including Health and PE
  • Registration and payment due by Friday. June 5 @ 11:59pm


May 15, 2020

Dear CCHS Seniors and Family,

We hope you are all doing well and working diligently to finish your coursework. As you know, final exam week is May 19th through the 22nd. Teachers have reached out to share the requirements and timing of course exams. With that said, we have some additional instructions for you to close out your senior year.

All items checked out to students this school year should be returned. This includes items such as Chromebooks, chargers, hot spots, textbooks, library books, uniforms, cameras, etc. It is essential all items be returned so that diplomas and transcripts can be sent in a timely fashion.

In order to keep you and our staff safe, seniors have been assigned May 26th as their materials drop-off day. Entrance to materials drop off will be at the pondside entrance where afternoon buses arrive. This is the same entrance as cap and gown pick-up and drive-thru graduation. Specific details and safety rules will come in an email next week.

The following schedule outlines the time when you should come to CCHS to return materials.

Date/Time

Tuesday, May 26

Last Name A - G 8:30 - 11:00

H - M 1:00 - 3:30

N - Z 4:00 - 6:30

Additionally, we look forward to sharing our Senior Awards video with you next week. Please do your best to complete all your assignments and exams. We know you can do this! Good Luck Comets!

Sincerely,

Dr. Jill Burke, Principal


May 15, 2020

Dear CCHS 9th, 10th, and 11th Grade Students and Family,

We hope you are all doing well and working diligently to finish your coursework. As you know, final exam week is May 19th through the 22nd. Teachers have reached out to share the requirements and timing of course exams. With that said, we have some additional instructions for you to close out the 2019-2020 school year.

With the exception of chromebooks and chargers, all items checked out to students this school year should be returned. This includes items such as textbooks, library books, uniforms, cameras, etc. Chromebooks and chargers may be kept over the summer.

If you believe you will be moving out of the district over the summer, please return your Chromebook and charger now.

In order to keep you and our staff safe, we will have assigned days and times on May 27, 28, and 29 for you to drop off items. Entrance to materials drop off will be at the pondside entrance where afternoon buses arrive. Specific details and safety rules will come in an email next week.

The following schedule outlines the time when you should come to CCHS to return materials.

Date/Time

Wednesday, May 27 Last name A - G

8:30 - 11:00

12:00 - 2:30

4:00 - 6:30

Thursday, May 28 H - M

8:30 - 11:00

12:00 - 2:30

4:00 - 6:30

Friday, May 29 N - Z

8:30 - 11:00

12:00 - 2:30

4:00 - 6:30

Additionally, we look forward to sharing our All Academic and Top 25 recognition with you next week. Please do your best to complete all your assignments and exams. We know you can do this! Good Luck Comets!

Sincerely,

Dr. Jill Burke, Principal




March 17, 2020

Dear Central Crossing Families,

There is a phrase, ‘May you live in interesting times.’ We think it is fair to say that we are living in interesting times right now. The purpose of this letter is two-fold: 1) sharing resources with parents on talking with their children about the Coronavirus; and 2) communicating the processes we will be using to continue education.

In times of crisis, parents may have difficulty knowing what to say when talking to their children. This is normal. As things seem to change on a day-to-day basis, concern can make both children and adults anxious.

1) We would like to offer some things to think about in case your child appears to be struggling with the current situation:

● Children look to adults for how to respond in times of crisis and will mirror the reactions of adults. The words we use and the actions we take will frame how children view this new circumstance. Remaining calm ourselves helps reassure our children to do the same.

● Routines are our friend. Routines bring familiarity and comfort to our lives. When we know what to expect and feel some level of control, we are better able to adapt to changing circumstances. Regular bed, meal, study, art, and play times are some of the ways to embed routines into our daily lives. Unpredictability and loss of control can leave us feeling stressed and anxious.

● Regardless of the logic, it is important to listen to children’s feelings and answer their questions as best we can. Fear is an extremely contagious and powerful emotion. For some children fear can lead to irrational conclusions that cloud their every thought and action. Being able to verbalize these fears allows caregivers the opportunity to add a touch of realism, practicality, and being proactive. It also helps us reframe their concerns, so these fears can be significantly reduced.

● Finally, communicate hope. While children are very good at sensing insincerity, they are also influenced by aspirational thoughts and behaviors. Hope for better days and better outcomes can be more powerful than fear. Communicating that hard work, good decisions, and ingenuity will lead to a better tomorrow is an empowering thought.

  • For tips and expert guidance, please consider exploring the following links:

○ Talking to Children About COVID-19 ( from the National Association of School Psychologists) https://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources-and-podcasts/school-climate-saf ety-and-crisis/health-crisis-resources/talking-to-children-about-covid-19-(coronavirus)-a-parent-res ource

○ The National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children (TLC Institute – part of STARR Global) https://starr.org/covid-19-school-cancellation-and-trauma/

2) We will be educating students remotely for a period of time. Below are answers to some of the questions we have received about this process:

  • What about Devices and Internet access?

○ Almost any device that supports Internet browsing will work. Your child does not need to have a ‘Chromebook’ to access the lessons from their teachers. Any computer, tablet, phone or other internet capable device will work for this purpose.

○ Last Friday, we made our first attempt to ensure that every home has access to a personal computing device. Many families already had their own device(s) and some students borrowed a device from school. If your student did not borrow a device or an additional device is needed because your household has multiple students attending the South-Western City School District and one is not sufficient, please contact your child’s school attendance line leaving your child’s name, grade, and a call back phone number. We will make arrangements with you to secure a device.

○ We are in the process of securing an extremely limited number of wireless access points. These requests will be based on financial need beginning with the senior class and working downward through grade levels. Follow the procedure above if you have this need and we will try to assist you to the best of our ability. For requests that can’t be met, please consider exploring places near your residence that offer this service for free or consider accessing district WiFi from common areas outside of our school buildings. Please remember that social distancing (6 feet) is a best practice and congregating on school property is currently prohibited. Several Internet-providers are also offering free services for the next few weeks to those in need.

○ One final note: the district will not be filtering devices or access points while students are working remotely. While the district acceptable use policy remains in full effect, we are counting on caregivers to monitor the use, search activity, and social interactions in which students engage through these devices.

○ If you encounter any technical problems with your child’s Chromebook, please contact our Helpdesk for Chromebook assistance by calling (614) 801-3014 or emailing chromebookhelp@swcsd.us

  • How will learning activities and submitting assignments work?

○ Email will be the primary method of communication during this time period. Every student has been issued a district email/account address.

○ Assignment and learning activities will be distributed through email or another learning platform that have already been used in the classroom (such as Google classroom and iReady). These activities should take your child a regular class period to complete (25-50 minutes). Please remember some students work more quickly than others so times may vary. Videos, text, links to Websites, and downloadable PDFs will be among the most common materials with which students interact. While some activities will be completed in a single sitting, others could take several days. Students should expect to submit three items per subject per week that will receive teacher feedback. This will likely take the form of a graded activity. This could happen automatically as a normal course of the lesson, they may require uploading a pdf, it could be in the form of an email to the teacher, OR printed/created to submit in a physical form.

  • What is the best way to communicate with staff?

○ All staff have email addresses and phone extensions. Staff will communicate these directly to students. The format of email addresses in our district is firstname.lastname@swcsd.us. Please be patient as our staff members work through their email and phone messages. Between student and parent communication, creating lessons in a new way, providing students feedback, and taking care of their own families, they will be stretched very thin at times. Many staff will be working remotely, therefore we encourage the use of email to communicate with staff members.

● How will the end of the grading period be handled?

○ March 20 marks the end of the grading period. Recognizing the unexpected way this grading period has ended, students are encouraged to communicate with teachers sooner rather than later so that grades can be calculated for the quarter.

○ Teachers have been asked to finalize third quarter grades no later than March 30, 2020.

○ All assignments given beginning March 24 will be considered part of the final grading period.

● How will the district be distributing food to those in need?

Our building will be used to distribute ‘Grab-n-Go’ breakfast and lunch meals for students who need food assistance. Meals will be available from 10:00 a.m. till noon, Monday through Friday, beginning Monday, March 23. A list of locations will also be available on our district Website at www.swcsd.us.

○ For families with more immediate food needs, please visit our Website for additional resources.

○ Assignments and other materials can also be returned during food pick up times. Please include the building and teacher name on any assignments/materials.

● How do I get the medication(s) my child left at school?

○ If your child has medication in the clinic that you need to have returned, please contact the school clinic at (614) 801-6500.

We are grateful for our families who partner with us to make this community stronger for our children. Thank you for your patience over the past few days as we worked through our plans to close school, finalized our remote learning options, and provide families with the tools to help support their children’s learning at home.

Sincerely, Dr. Jill V. Burke Principal


Graduating Seniors Message - March 2020

Dear Graduating Class of 2020.

Due to the state-wide closure of schools, many students and parents of the Class of 2020 are concerned about meeting graduation requirements. As of today, the state has not offered any information about relaxing the requirements for graduation, so it is important that students understand what they have done and may still need to do to meet the requirements for graduation. We will continue to update seniors and their families as new information is made available to us.

Ensuring that the Class of 2020 is on track to graduate is important to us all. Over the next few weeks, your school administrators and counselors will review the status of each senior to determine the extent to which students have met the graduation requirements. It is important, in the meantime, that you are actively engaged in the online work and experiences your teachers provide you. Please do everything you can to keep up with the virtual learning experiences your teachers are creating for you.

On a more personal note - What you are experiencing is unfair, and we certainly acknowledge that feeling. You have worked so hard over the last 12 years. You deserve to have your senior year experiences. None of us know what will happen as we move forward, so we need to continue to work toward our graduation with optimism.

There are so many questions you will have as we work through the school closure, so I want you to know that we at Central Crossing are committed to making sure you are supported throughout the next several weeks and months. Please know that we are here to support you. You will not have to navigate the uncertainty alone. We will get through this together. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work through these unprecedented times.

For more information about the requirements for seniors graduating in 2020, click here.

Sincerely,

Dr. Jill Burke



RESPECT * RESPONSIBILITY * RECOGNITION

Our mission at Central Crossing High School is to challenge our students to achieve their greatest potential in a safe learning environment, while fostering a sense of belonging and mutual respect for our diverse community.