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Chesapeake Math & IT Academy North High School

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09/15/2019

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)

Attendance Matters | Updates to PGCPS Administrative Procedure 5113

PGCPS School Calendar Update

2nd Annual STEM Information + Recruitment Event


CMIT UPCOMING EVENTS (SCHOOLWIDE)

PSAT/SAT Practice for Juniors on Saturdays Continues


HS BREAKING NEWS

Forms Due + SchoolMax Access and Monitoring

MCAP Score Reports

Sign Up for High School Clubs - STEM/Academic Teams

CMIT Before and After School Enrichment Programs


HS UPCOMING EVENTS

PSAT/SAT School Day Dates and Important Information


PTO UPDATES

Join the PTO


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CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)
Attendance Matters | Updates to PGCPS Administrative Procedure 5113
CMIT Families: Please take some time to review Administrative Procedure 5113 carefully for updates. Consistent attendance is important for students' academic development, and it is being monitored more intentionally this year. The entire policy has relevant information, but take special note of the following: -- Parents or guardians must notify the school when their child is absent in the form of a written note (email may be acceptable), no later than three days. -- A written explanation of each absence is required from the parent/guardian within three (3) days of the student’s return to school. The note must indicate the dates and reason for the absence(s). -- If the student has missed 3 school days in a quarter, the parent(s)/guardian(s) should be called or emailed by the teacher. -- Students who are considered lawfully absent from school or a class will have the opportunity to make up missed assignments. -- Students who are considered unlawfully absent from a school or a class will not have the opportunity to make up missed assignments. -- A student with unlawful absences will receive a “failing” grade for any day(s) of such absence(s). The failing grades will be averaged with other daily grades. Failing grades for credit courses is zero percent. -- Teachers should enter 0 (zero) in SchoolMAX for unlawful absences and add a comment to the note section “unlawful absence”. ALL NOTES FOR EXCUSED ABSENCES MUST BE SUBMITTED TO THE FRONT OFFICE. Respectfully,

HS Administration
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PGCPS School Calendar Update
Hi CMIT Families: Please review the attached PGCPS calendar for the updates listed below. (Note: this language is from the update PGCPS sent via email on September 9th) - The half-day scheduled for September 27, 2019 has been changed to a full day with schools closed for students. This change will provide more time for professional development for teachers. - All schools and offices will be closed April 28, 2020 for the presidential primary election day. - As a result, the new last day for students will be June 17, 2020 and the new last day for teachers will be June 19, 2020. Please note these dates are subject to change due to emergency closings.

HS Administration
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2nd Annual STEM Information + Recruitment Event
Dear CMIT Family, Attendees in the high school gym witnessed a fantastic STEM Event on Friday, September 13th. Three hundred students and parents received detailed information about 17 amazing STEM Teams. The following teams were introduced during the event: Chess - Ms. Brown / Ms. Brown - Christopher Salley (Alumnus) Science Olympiad - Haris Chaudhry (11th Grader - Student Head Coach) NSBE FIRE Head Coach - Mr. Davis Try-Math-A-Lon and Science Tech Bowl - Jeffrey Greer NSBE FIRE Aero Innovation (Rockets and Drones/UAVs) - Chris Stevenson NSBE Tech Entrepreneurship and Professional Development - Karena Brown NSBE FIRE RC Car Racing, Programming, and Business Enterprise - Dr. Gary Palmer NSBE CAD and 3D Printing - Milton Davis and Chris Stephenson FIRE VEX EDR - Ryan Brown and Joe Galante FIRE VEX IQ - Ryan Brown and Joe Galante SEAPERCH - Karen Bogoski FIRST Robotics - Steven Lavalle/Avindra Mahesh MDOT-TRAC Civil Engineering Bridge Team - Mr.Hynes MIDDLE SCHOOL FLL - Ibrahim Inci HIGH SCHOOL MATH TEAM - Esra Keskin CMIT-N VEX EDR - Mete Bayram If you missed the STEM Information Night, do not worry! Here is the STEM Information Night Presentation: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1ZWMW-VEjJfNn1bc0tm8Y9xgukj_KGBnqNpDX7m3ege4/edit?usp=sharing If you have any questions, please contact me at nbayram@cmitacademy.org

Mr.Bayram Program Coordinator STEM Coordinator Grade Manager College/School Trips Clubs/Academic Teams CMIT Academy North nbayram@cmitacademy.org
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CMIT UPCOMING EVENTS (SCHOOLWIDE)
PSAT/SAT Practice for Juniors on Saturdays Continues
11th Grade Students, We are in our second week of PSAT/SAT practice. It is never too late! You can still register for the upcoming weeks' sessions! See the registration link below. Juniors are invited to participate in a PSAT Prep Course to prepare them for their coming PSAT test on October 16, 2019. This course is free of charge, and all interested 11th graders are welcome to join. The PSAT Prep Course is intended to be offered on Saturdays from 9:00am to 12:50pm. The course began on September 7th and will end on October 12th. Students will receive direct instruction in the topics defined per PSAT curriculum and solve as many questions as possible under the supervision of their teachers. During the last day of the course, students will take a full-length PSAT practice test which will give them an idea about their predicted scores. Official PSAT Date: October 16, 2019 PSAT Practice Dates: September 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th, October 5th and 12th (Full Length Practice Test Day) Schedule: 08:50 to 09:00 Students arrive (Cafeteria) 09:00 to 09:50 Math session 09:50 to 10:00 Break 10:00 to 10:50 Math session 10:50 to 11:00 Break + Snacks 11:00 to 11:50 Reading session 11:50 to 12:00 Break 12:00 to 12:50 Reading session   Please arrive promptly for drop-off and pick-up of your student. Register: https://forms.gle/KhvZ7pd421wVcC2w7 Please contact Omer Toksoz at otoksoz@cmitacademy.org with any questions.

HS Administration
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HS BREAKING NEWS
Forms Due + SchoolMax Access and Monitoring
Hello, CMIT Families: We have reached the end of the first two weeks of school during which time administrators reviewed school policies with students and teachers reviewed policies, procedures, and syllabi in their classrooms. Hopefully, students have had an opportunity to share these discussions and expectations with you. If you have not already done so, please review and sign your student's course syllabi as well as the attached PGCPS Publicity Release Form and Acknowledgements Page of the Student Rights and Responsibilities Handbook. Students should return the signed course syllabi to their respective teachers and the release form and acknowledgements page to their first period teacher. Now that we are settling in to the school year, students consistently will be receiving more content-focused instruction and assignments. This is a good time to establish routines with your student around checking SchoolMax for grades and attendance and to encourage them to check in directly with their teachers when they have questions or concerns. Let's work together toward a year of productivity and growth! Best,

HS Administration
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MCAP Score Reports
This upcoming week (September 16 - September 20), students will receive their MCAP (ELA 8, Math 8, MISA Sci 8, Alg 1, ELA 10) score reports in their math class from the test they took in May 2019 in their math class. The passing score for Algebra 1 is 725, and the passing score for ELA 10 is 725. Students can also meet graduation requirements through a combined scored of Algebra 1 and ELA10 of 1450. Please keep these score reports for your records. If your child was not registered at CMIT prior to September 3, your score report has not been delivered to our school yet.

Casandra Andrew
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Sign Up for High School Clubs - STEM/Academic Teams
Dear CMIT Family, We are happy to announce that after school club activities will start on the first Monday of October (October 7th). This year, CMIT will offer 15 STEM/Academics Teams and 20 after school clubs. Six after school clubs will be sponsored by students for the first time in CMIT history. Please follow the link to sign up: https://forms.gle/UWYnhhc456BwuSv16 Club/Team sign ups are due on September 23rd by 10pm. If you have any questions please let me know at nbayram@cmitacademy.org

Mr. Bayram Program Coordinator STEM Coordinator Grade Manager College/School Trips Clubs/Academic Teams CMIT Academy North nbayram@cmitacademy.org
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CMIT Before and After School Enrichment Programs
It's still not too late for students to become part of the CMIT Academy North HS Morning and Evening Enrichment Program. For parents and students in our northern cluster of schools, after school arrangements can be a challenge. In the 2019-2020 school year, the Chesapeake Lighthouse Foundation (CLF) will continue to provide the enrichment program as a way to make this new year as stress-free as possible. Our morning enrichment program provides parents the flexibility to their morning schedule by allowing enrolled scholars to be dropped off as early as 6:30 am. Scholars enrolled in our afternoon enrichment program will be able to be picked up from school as late as 6:00 pm. While in the enrichment program, students will receive a quiet area conducive towards completing homework and school projects. The high school enrichment supervisor is a professionals specializing in a variety of academic areas who will be able to assist students with homework and other assignments. For information about enrollment, please refer to the brochure at the web link below: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1TyIhwtFhdMn233Qw79lvqj2Na53CKrJp/view?usp=sharing If you have any questions, please call (301) 776-2300 or send an email to enrichment@clfmd.org. Registration can be completed online at cec.clfportal.org. I hope we are able to make the 2019-2020 school year a great experience with our enrichment program options. Sincerely, Mr. Carter CMITN-High School Enrichment Coordinator rcarter@cmitacademy.org (301) 535-1632

Russell Carter
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HS UPCOMING EVENTS
PSAT/SAT School Day Dates and Important Information
9th Grade: *Students will take the PSAT 8/9 on October 16 in school for free. *If students would like to take the PSAT 8/9 in December, instead of in October, for the Speciality Program applications, they must sign up through the county and pay through the county. For more information, you will need to speak to the testing office for the county. *Students can only take the PSAT 8/9 once per semester. 10th grade: *Students will take the PSAT 10 on March 4 in school for free. 11th grade: *Students will take the PSAT/NMSQT on October 16 in school for free. This test gives students opportunities for scholarships. *Students will take the SAT with essay on March 4 in school for free. This test is for college admissions and college and career readiness standards. There are no make up testing days in school for SAT or PSAT. It is extremely important that students are present and on time on these testing dates! To get previous scores or get your new scores when released, students need to create a College Board account and select Chesapeake Math and IT Public Charter to link their scores. The school does not have access to account information. If you are having issues with your account, please contact College Board directly. For practice, we have found the Khan Academy has a great program to help students boost their scores. For more information about the tests, please visit Collegeboard.org.

Casandra Andrew Testing Coordinator
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PTO UPDATES
Join the PTO
Thank you to everyone that took the time to join the PTO! To better support our schools, the PTO is seeking to operate with two separate Executive Operation Boards, one to support the High School and one to support the Middle School. This will allow more direct support from the PTO for the respective schools, but also means we need parents to be involved. Please join the PTO to support our schools! By joining the PTO early, you will be able to vote on the Bylaws and run for an Executive Board Position! SAVE THE DATE: CMIT North PTO Meeting Date: September 26, 2019 Time: 6:30pm Location: CMIT North Middle School Cafeteria To Join the PTO please visit http://www.cmitnorthpto.org/join-online.html You may also review the proposed Bylaws by visiting our website at www.cmitnorthpto.org

Thank you, CMIT North PTO
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