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    Parent Information

    10/12/20

    Greetings from Crown Point High School! Here are some Monday reminders for you and your family. 

    October 12th – 7:35 Start

    • Today was the first day of our 7:35 start.  A reminder that during the weeks of October 12th – 15th (the 16th is Fall Break), and October 20th – 23rd (the 19th is Fall Break) we will still be on the Yellow schedule.  This means that students will still be following the A/B model.  Attached to this email you will find the daily schedule that we will use for the next two weeks.  Please see below for a summary. 
      • Summary
        • Week of Monday, October 12th to Friday, October 16th (7:35 a.m. start time)     
          •  ‘A’ Days
            • Monday, October 12th and Thursday, October 15th
          • ‘B’ Day
            • Tuesday, October 13th
          • Distance Learning Day
            • Wednesday, October 14th
          • Fall Break (no school for all CPHS students)
            • Friday, October 16th
        • Week of Monday, October 19th to Friday, October 23rd
          • Fall Break (no school for all CPHS students)
            • Monday, October 19th
          • ‘B’ Days
            • Tuesday, October 20th and Friday, October 23rd

    ·        Distance Learning Day

    o   Wednesday, October 21st

    • ‘A’ Day
      • Thursday, October 22nd

    Green Status

    • CPHS is preparing to move to Green status after the end of the 9-week grading period.  Looking ahead, here are some reminders:
      • The 9-week grading period ends on Friday, October 23rd
      • The first day of our Green model will be on Monday, October 26th
        • Once we go Green, CPHS will conduct an in-person learning model four days per week with Wednesday being the distance learning day for all students.
        • Our distance learners will continue on the same model they are currently on. 
        • All safety protocols that are currently in place for Yellow status will be used in Green with the exception of physical distancing which will no longer be achieved in most classrooms.   
    • Green Daily Schedule
      • While we are in Green with Wednesday as our e-learning day for all students, we will follow a modified block schedule that is similar to the schedule we use during normal times. 
        • Monday – Traditional Day (students attend all of their classes for 50 minutes)
        • Tuesday – Traditional Day (students attend all of their classes for 50 minutes)
        • Wednesday – E-learning day for all CPHS students
        • Thursday – Block Day (students meet with periods 1, 2, Resource Period, and 5 for 94 minutes)
        • Friday – Block Day (students meet with periods 3, 4, 6, and 7 for 94 minutes)
      • Rationale
        • This schedule is similar to the model we normally use. 
        • It allows both the shorter, 50-minute class periods as well as the longer, 94-minute class periods.
        • It provides time for one Resource Period per week.  During Resource Period, students will receive information on college/career opportunities, at-risk behavior awareness information, get time to visit teachers for extra help, and participate in peer tutoring.  Resource Period has been a successful program for the students of CPHS since 2013-14. 
        • The longer, 94-minute periods are helpful for doing labs, extended projects, and assessments. 
        • Students will see their teachers 3 times per week for a total of 194 minutes. 
      • Distance Learners
        • Students will be responsible for all learning activities for their scheduled classes.  Resource Period information will be uploaded into all student Buzz accounts. 

     

    PSAT Testing/Portrait of a Graduate Day

    • PSAT testing for grades 9-11 will be on Thursday, October 29th.  On the 29th, seniors will participate in the Portrait of a Graduate Day.  Portrait of a Graduate Day has traditionally been available to our seniors on PSAT day and provides the opportunity for students to job shadow, take a college visit, or do community service.  Both our in-person and distance learning seniors will have this opportunity.  In next week’s call we will provide information to our seniors on how to confirm their participation. 

     

    • NOTE:  All students in grades 9-11 will be testing in the school building with their Resource Period teachers.  There is no virtual way to take this exam.  Distance learners will be provided information in next week’s call regarding room assignments, start times, etc. 

    Distance Learners

    • A reminder for our distance learners to check their school email and BUZZ accounts every day as teachers will have daily BUZZ agendas posted by 7:35 a.m. 
    • Please communicate with and reach out to teachers if there are questions about courses or assignments. 
    • Please view Wednesday office hour schedule for teachers below.  Teachers by department will be available to assist students during this time.
    • Our CPHS Graduation Coaches have reached out to our distance learners via email.  Please have your students contact them if they need assistance with their distance learning courses.   

    Ken Miller

    Grades 9 and 10

    kmiller@cps.12.in.us

    Scott Vlink

    Grade 11

    svlink@cps.k12.in.us

    Angela Richwalski

    Grade 12

    arichwalski@cps.k12.in.us

    Distance Learners – Counseling and Academic Assistance

    • CPHS is open for our distance learners to come to the building to meet with staff.  This may include a counselor, social worker, teacher, or administrator.  If any of our distance learners need assistance (academics or non-academics), please let us know and we will schedule a time for your student to come to our building. 

    Distance Learners – Picture Pickup

    • Distance learners who ordered photos from picture day can pick them up in the CPHS Main Office anytime Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m.  Note:  The office will be closed on October 16th and 19th for fall break. 

    Department Office Hours – Wednesdays

    • Please see the office hours by department for Wednesdays.  Teachers in these departments will use the time to connect with and assist students.  Teachers will communicate the method of connection to their classes.    
    • There may be some exceptions to this or additional hours added if there are conflicts. 
    • Exceptional learner teachers will be communicating with students on additional opportunities for help. 
    • We will communicate any changes or adjustments to the schedule. 

           

               Crown Point High School

     

    Time

    Department Office Hours – Wednesdays

    9:00 am - 10:00 am

    Office Hours

     (Science, Exceptional Learners, Art, Performing Arts)

    10:00 am - 11:00 am

    Office Hours

    (World Language, Internship)

    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Office Hours

    (Math)

    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Office Hours

    (Social Studies, Credit Recovery, Business)

    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    Office Hours

    (English, Family and Consumer Science, RTI Labs, PE, and Industrial Technology)

    Seniors – Financial Aid

    • Seniors are now able to fill out the 2021-2022 FAFSA to determine financial aid eligibility for college, university, or trade school by going to fafsa.ed.gov.  Students intending to enter the workforce utilizing the WorkForce Ready Grant must complete a FAFSA to receive grant funding for their program.  Additionally, some scholarships will require a FAFSA to be on file in order to be eligible for consideration.  The priority deadline for filing the FAFSA with many Indiana colleges is March 1st.

    Seniors

    • Some colleges in Indiana have a November 1st deadline for admission with merit aid consideration.  If your student is applying to a college with a November 1st deadline, they must place their requests for transcripts in Naviance no later than this Friday, October 23rd in order to guarantee that colleges receive transcripts by that deadline.  Instructions for requesting transcripts are attached. 

    Administrative Contacts

    • Here is a list of administrative contacts for you to reference. 

    Russ Marcinek

    Principal

    rmarcinek@cps.k12.in.us

    Lynn Alkire

    Director of Guidance

    lalkire@cps.k12.in.us

    Vince Bauters

    Student alpha A-Ei

    vbauters@cps.k12.in.us

    Annie Lorek

    Student alpha El-K

    alorek@cps.k12.in.us

    Kevin Enright

    Student alpha L-Ri

    kenright@cps.k12.in.us

    Amy Helmuth

    Student alpha Ro-Z

    ahelmuth@cps.k12.in.us

    School Safety

    • With so much focus on Covid-19 safety protocols, it is important that we do not lose sight of traditional school safety and student well-being.  Student safety is a community effort and we appreciate you working with us to keep our students safe.  If you have a safety concern please let us know.  If your student is struggling with an issue and you think that we can help please reach out to your student’s administrator or counselor. 

    Breakfast and Lunch

    • The Indiana Department of Nutrition has approved a federal waiver to allow schools to offer free breakfast and lunch to all students.  The waiver extends to December 31st, 2020, dependent on available funding from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).  The approval allows schools to offer meals to all students at no charge this fall.  The goal of the offering is to assist families by minimizing financial challenges during a pandemic. 
    • All students in the Crown Point Community School Corporation are eligible to receive free breakfast and lunch each day.  Per the USDA guidelines, this does not include second meals or any ala carte items.  The waiver does not cover textbook assistance. 

    Chromebook Repair and Support

    ·         If your student’s Chromebook needs repair please have it done by Crown Point Community School Corporation staff. 

    o   If a student is attending classes in person, please see your School Librarian for Chromebook repair.

    o   If a student is an at-home learner and the Chromebook is broken or fails to work or your charger needs repair please fill out this form Chromebook Repair Form. Your School Media Specialist will contact you.

    o   For help with the RDS Log-in or the Buzz Button inside RDS complete the CPCSC Support Form.

    • If you are having issues with one of your courses on Buzz, please contact the teacher by email. 

    Picture Retakes and Yearbooks

    • Interstate will take portrait picture retakes on Thursday, Oct. 22 and Friday, Oct. 23 in the CPHS Auditorium from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. All students, virtual or in-class learners, can go whenever their schedules allow during those two days. Students should bring back the original picture package to get a replacement package. Click here for the Inter-state flyer to order pictures online
    • Yearbooks are on sale for $65. Click here for the Herff Jones Order Center or send a check payable to CPHS Yearbook to the main office.

     

    Fall Break Reminder

    • A reminder that fall break for all CPHS students is Friday, October 16th and Monday, October 19th.  Next week’s call and email will be on Tuesday, October 20th

    Thank you to all of our parents and families for your continued support of our students and school.  CPHS students are doing a fantastic job under unique circumstances and that is a direct reflection of our parents and families.  Please do not think twice about calling me or anyone from CPHS if you have questions or need assistance.    Have a wonderful week and a nice fall break.  Go Bulldogs!  

    Sincerely,

    Russell J. Marcinek

    Principal

    Crown Point High School

    Yellow Schedule 10-12-20.pdf 

    Naviance College Application Handout final 20202021.pdf 

     




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