A Message from Principal Johnson

Principal Message #21
Posted on 01/25/2021

2020-21 Update from CKHS #21

January 22nd  

Dear Central Kitsap High School Students and Families,

 

Earlier this week you received an update from our Superintendent, Dr. Prince communicating where we are with plans on high school reentry and adjustments made to improve remote learning.

  • Beginning second semester, Instructional Google Meets will be held at 9:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
  • We will be extending the length of Google Meets to 45 minutes to allow for additional questions. View the revised schedule here.
  • Afternoons will be reserved for instructional support of individual and small groups of students.

 

We are working hard to plan for a successful reentry for all our students and plans regarding CKHS will be communicated to our entire community when they are available and updates will be sent as conditions change.

 

For those of you looking for local county updates on COVID and safety guidelines, this Kitsap Health District site is updated daily. 

   

Seniors: Class of 2021 Information

For the Class of 2021we are going to host a Drive Through event. Attending Seniors will remain in their carsMasks will be worn and gloves will be on the person(s) handing out the pre-packaged treat bags.

 

What: CKHS Senior Hot Cocoa Break

When: Wednesday, Jan 27th from 2pm - 3pm  

Where : CKHS parking lot/loop

Who: CKHS seniors… we will be handing out treat bags… and CKHS staff members will be on hand to cheer, wave, and/or direct traffic.

 

Please continue to check our senior website as it is often updated with new information CKHS Class of 2021: Information & Updates

 

First Semester Finals

We will not be publishing a special Semester Finals schedule this term. The remote learning class meeting calendar will continue as scheduled. Students will find final exam or project instructions and directions in the Google Classroom plans posted by their individual teachers.

 

Grading update

Remember the last day of 1st semester is Thursday, January 28th. The first day of 2nd semester is Monday, February 1st.

During remote learning this year (2020-21), the Central Kitsap School District grading scale has been modified to A, B, C, and Incomplete (I). High school students (and middle school students that are enrolled in credit bearing courses) that receive an Incomplete will receive additional information in February about their opportunity to complete the course at a later date. Students that receive an Incomplete will have until the spring of their senior year to resolve an Incomplete. When a student completes the course, the Incomplete will be converted to a “C”.

Recall that all Central Kitsap School District students who received an Incomplete grade during 2nd semester last year (2019-2020 school year) will still receive an “A” consistent with all other grades that term when they resolve an Incomplete.

 

This information and more can be found on the CKSD COVID-19 Information webpage and FAQ.

 

Athletics

We are excited to announce we will be starting up or athletic programs February 1st. Our First season will start with our traditional Fall sports minus Boys Tennis. (We will be moving that to season 3 due to weather consideration). If you want to try-out for a fall sport and have not already done so you need to register in final forms and make sure all of your paperwork has been completed. My hope is that we will be in phase 2 on Feb 1st but if not we will still start up under the current phase 1 protocols.

We will be competing in the "northwest region", at least for season one.  This region includes Kitsap, Mason, Jefferson, and Clallam counties.  Here is how the list of sports to be included in Season 1. 

Season 1

Football

Cross country

Girls Soccer

Girls Swim

Volleyball

Sideline Cheer 

 

Textbook check out and pick up information

We are planning on holding our 2nd semester instructional materials pick up event on Wednesday, February 10th. We will communicate full details as we approach the date.

 

If you have instructional materials you would like to check in now such as novels from our English courses or art materials from Design or Drawing you may return them at the main entrance of Central Kitsap High School during regular hours (Monday through Friday) from 8:00AM - 4:00PM.

 

If you need to request additional materials, have a special request, or received incorrect materials please use our Special Requests-Textbooks and Library Books form.

 

Do you need a tutor, or want to be a peer tutor?

Sarah Wood, our building math paraeducator is available for Algebra 1 and Geometry tutoring.  She has an open Google Meet from 1:00-2:30 daily, (Nickname: woodwork) or you can email her at sarahw@ckschools.org to schedule any time between 8:00am - 1:00pm.

 

For students interested in receiving peer tutoring support OR for students interested in being a tutor, check out the CKHS Peer Tutoring webpage.

 

There is also tutoring support still available through Brainfuse & Academic Anchor (for military families), find more information on our Formal Tutoring Services page.

 

Guidance counseling corner

Counselors are taking appointments through their BookMe links.  Please see our Counseling website under "Contact Us" for more information.

 

PSTA/NMSQT

We have confirmed that the PSAT/NMSQT will be held as scheduled at CKHS on Tuesday, January 26th. If your 11th grader has signed up for the exam (deadline to sign up was 12/18/20), more information will be forthcoming regarding arrival times, safety protocols, testing location, and other details. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Elizabeth Martin at elizabethm@ckschools.org 

 

Wellness corner

Walk a mile in their shoes is one way to say, "Are you thinking about how the other person is thinking or feeling?"  Thinking about why the person reacted the way they did helps us respond in a thoughtful and kind way.  This is not easy when you are upset or have made negative thoughts about the person.  Take a deep breath.  Close your eyes.  See yourself sliding on their shoes.  Step outside your own thoughts, feelings, and ideas to really see the other person.

Who's Shoes

 

For those wanting Wellness Strategies and Tools, check out the CKSD Family Wellness site.

 

PTSA information

E-mail us at CKHSPTSA@gmail.com; visit and “like” our NEW Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ckhsptsa; follow us on Twitter @CKHSPTSA; visit our website CKHSPTSA@weebly.com; and follow us on Instagram @CKHSPTSA!

1.         This week was ADVOCACY week for the PTSA. By joining the CKHS PTSA, one gains a collective larger voice to address local education and national topics that support families and children. Did you know that the Washington state PTA (WSPTA) is the oldest and the largest nonprofit grassroots children’s advocacy association in Washington state? So, even if we have a month without a meeting at CKHS, your membership is still helping- and we are still busy at work behind the scenes. The national mission for PT(S)A is to engage families, support student success, improve the health and safety of students and families, increase access to arts education or celebrate advocacy and diversity. WA state reflects this mission with focused topics affecting our area of the country. There are many crucial topics under “Support Students and Preserve Education Funding” that are being discussed right now in Olympia. If you have a calling for advocacy, consider taking a moment to check out what your CKHS PTSA membership helps support: https://www.wastatepta.org/focus-areas/advocacy/ 

2.         You may notice both PTA and PTSA in writing at CKHS. Why? We keep the “S” because we love our students in the Cougar Community and they are a part of our identity! The students at CKHS are so impressive as they learn to express their collective voice and become involved in the leadership at CKHS and the community. We would love more students to join the PTSA. We even (virtually) sent a student member to the fall legislature convention: There will be another opportunity in March. 

3.         Remember, we accept membership all year long. We are beginning to plan for next year as we pause and reflect on the first half of this year. We are continuing to grow our awareness on Face Book and are looking for ways to get more people involved.  Please reach out with any ideas! Join online using this link: https://mp.gg/hdp70 or download and fill out membership form here:

 

SAP Corner

During COVID, there has been an increase in substance use, depression and anxiety. Depending on location and available information, finding providers or support may be a challenge. Tele-behavioral health in the past was less common than in-person but has become readily available due to current social distancing requirements. Telehealth can also reduce transportation barriers or time constraints.  Telehealth has been shown through numerous studies to be equally as effective as in-person services (Ruskin, 2004). In-person options are currently limited but also available as needed. 

If you or your student have experienced increase in substance use, depression, or anxiety and need assistance with finding support, Please feel free to reach out to the Student Assistance Professional, Alixaundrea Poli (360/519-4133, alixaundreap@ckschools.org). 

 

 

Chromebook repair or requests for returning students

If you are in need of chromebook repair please contact Steve Trunkey at 360-662-2420 or stevet@ckschools.org.  If the Chromebook is broken it may become necessary to complete the Chromebook Repair Request form.

 

Additional helpful links

All children enrolled in Central Kitsap schools will be able to pick up a sack breakfast and hot lunch every school day at one of several schools. Visit CKschools.org/Meals for pickup times and locations.

For technology support, we have videos and tip sheets to help you navigate online learning tools used in our schools, as well as links to enrichment resources. Find a link to the E-Learning Family Guide on our CKSchools.org/AtHome page for frequently asked questions and links to resources.

Also, if you are facing homelessness due to eviction or past due rent, please visit: https://www.commerce.wa.gov/serving-communities/homelessness/ to find a program that can help. The Housing Solutions Center is Kitsap’s coordinator for these programs.

As always, if we can help you in any way, or you just need someone to talk to, please reach out to us:

 

Craig Johnson

Principal

Central Kitsap High School

360.662.2400