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Chesapeake Math & IT Academy North High School

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04/19/2020

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

HS BREAKING NEWS

Principal's Message

We're In This Together!

CMIT HS Distance Learning Schedule

Student Records Updates and Lottery Registration


HS UPCOMING EVENTS

Virtual Spirit Week April 27-May 1

Field Trip Cancellations and Refunds


HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Physical Education Classes

Ms. Coholic's Science Classes

Mrs. Eclevia's Schedule for April 20 to April 24, 2020

Social Studies Department Updates

Mrs. Cunning's APUSH and AP Gov Updates

Mr. Funk's World History and AP World History


PTO UPDATES

High School PTO Meeting on April 23 -- POSTPONED

Parent Volunteers Needed!


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HS BREAKING NEWS
Principal's Message
Dear Parents and Guardians, State Superintendent of Education, Dr. Karen Salmon, announced that all Maryland public schools will now be closed until Friday, May 15. CMIT North High School is continuing distance learning. It has been largely successful in spite of a few complexities and a steep learning curve. Thank you for supporting your students and teachers during this transitional time! As educators and parents, we must support continuous learning no matter what form it takes. CMIT North High School's expectation is that our students will remain engaged academically and sharpen their learning skills. Thank you for helping educators set the same expectations at home as at school. We are all in this together. Please encourage students to reach out to their teachers with questions or concerns so that we can support them during this time. I am fully aware of how hard all of this has been on CMIT North High School seniors. Please remember graduation ceremonies are postponed, but not canceled at this point. We are waiting for updates from the district to create recognition for our Class of 2020. During this time, the team is discussing possible alternatives to provide the best experience for our Class of 2020 as they close their senior year. Lastly, we are organizing a virtual spirit week which you will learn more about in the newsletter. We will stick together even when we are physically apart! Stay Healthy and Safe!

Gonul Ozturk, M.Ed Principal
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We're In This Together!
Hello, 9th + 10th Grade Families: We have nearly a week of live distance learning behind us, and it has been quite a unique and surprising experience. I was pleased to join classes and see so many students logging on, checking in with each other and their teachers, and getting down to work. While it is not the same as working together face-to-face, I believe those connections were meaningful for our academic and social-emotional well-being. I hope that even more students will be able to participate this week for the connection. Although, schools have been closed for a number of weeks already, I want to recognize that this is still a period of transition for all of us and communication is encouraged as we all adjust. Please have students reach out to their teachers with questions or concerns about content and assignments. As always, I am available to address questions and concerns as well. Thank you for your continued flexibility, patience, and commitment. Stay safe and be well.

Ms. Colandrea Assistant Principal 9th + 10th Grade SPED, Social Studies, + STAMP Departments
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CMIT HS Distance Learning Schedule
Hello, CMIT Families: According to PGCPS's Distance Learning plan, teachers have begun delivering virtual lessons. Please review the attached schedule to determine when teachers will be online. Students should check Google Classroom for information about how to join online sessions as well as information about assignments, due dates, and access to additional resources. Respectfully,

HS Administration
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Student Records Updates and Lottery Registration
Hello, Parents: Due to the current school closures, we are not able to process any new lottery registrations or complete any student record updates. Lottery registrations and withdrawals will be processed once it is safe for staff members to re-enter the school building. Parents that may need to update their home address in the system will have the ability to do so at that time, as original documents will be required. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me via email at sbond@cmitacademy.org. Thank you and please stay safe.

Mrs. Bond Registrar
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HS UPCOMING EVENTS
Virtual Spirit Week April 27-May 1
Hello CMIT Students! I am sure that you've heard that our virtual-learning has been extended by the Governor through May 15th. We thought it may be fun to do a Virtual Spirit Week to add something fun in this very difficult time and we hope you will participate. If you are interested in participating, please dress up and take a photo of your themed outfit and email it to Ms. Gaudette at ngaudette@cmitacademy.org. She will make a picture collage to be posted each day on Twitter and shared at the end of the week through the Newsletter. Think you can do better than the staff? They're being invited to participate too! The best outfits will also be highlighted in the Yearbook! The spirit week will be from Monday April 27 to Friday May 1. Please see the attachment for the theme days! The only rules are: 1) Make sure your themed outfits are appropriate! If a submission does not following PGCPS dress code guidelines, consequences will be given as needed by your grade-level administrator. 2) Send your submissions by 3:00pm each day so that they can be reviewed and put together in a collage so we can post on Twitter! We can't wait to see your submissions! Sincerely, The CMIT Leadership Team

Sincerely, Ms. Natalie Gaudette, Professional School Counselor ngaudette@cmitacademy.org
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Field Trip Cancellations and Refunds
Hello, Everyone: In line with the state mandate to slow the spread of COVID-19, all school-sponsored field trips have been cancelled. I am in contact with all field trip sponsors to determine if their field trip will be rescheduled for next school year or cancelled altogether. All students who paid for cancelled field trips will receive a refund as soon as it is safe for school staff to return to the school building. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at sbond@cmitacademy.org. Thank you and stay safe.

Mrs. Bond Bookkeeper
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HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
Physical Education Classes
Just a reminder that I am posting assignments each week on Google Classroom for all classes. All assignments are posted by Monday and are due the following Sunday. Also, I am hosting office hours each week for both PE and Lifetime Sports where students can ask questions, receive help, or get clarification if needed for that week's assignment. I am available by email as well throughout the week. Office Hours: - Lifetime Sports: Thursdays from 12:30pm - 1pm - Physical Education: Fridays from 9:00am - 9:30am

Mr. Snyder
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Ms. Coholic's Science Classes
Hi there! I attended the Science Department meeting and discussed how to make sure students are kept informed about how they are doing in light of the Pass/Incomplete grading for the 4th quarter. While Mr. Bayram stated that the district still needs to convey to teachers how the P/I grades will be calculated, he will let us know as soon as he knows. For now, I will be entering grades in SchoolMax so that students (and parents) can see that work has been turned in, reviewed, and graded. Please continue to check your SchoolMax grades FREQUENTLY. If you turned in an assignment and do not see a grade by the following Monday, email me, and I will double-check that the submission was received and grade it accordingly. PLEASE DO NOT TURN IN WORK LATE! Not only will it be reflected late in SchoolMax, it means you will need to be hustling at the end of the quarter in order to avoid a grade of Incomplete. Also, remember that I do NOT have to grade late work. So pace yourself!

Suzanne Coholic High School Science Teacher
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Mrs. Eclevia's Schedule for April 20 to April 24, 2020
Hello Students and Parents, Here is our schedule for the week of April 20th to April 24th (Mrs. Eclevia’s PreCalculus, Probability and Statistics, Foundations of College Algebra and Financial Literacy Classes) April 21st - (Morning) Pre-Recorded Virtual Lessons will be posted in Google Classroom for PreCalculus, Probability and Statistics, and Foundations of College Algebra classes *Students are expected to study their math lessons everyTuesdays of the week as this day has been assigned by PGCPS and CMIT as Math and Tech day. April 20th, April 21st, April 22nd, April 23rd and April 24th - Mrs. Eclevia’s Virtual Office Hours will be from 10am to 2pm. You may reach me by posting comments/questions/suggestions/ etc through Google Classroom, Google Hangouts or Google Meet (through GC), ck12.org Q&A section or email at meclevia@cmitacademy.org April 22nd - Due date for Financial Literacy students to submit their online assignments. Assignments were posted on April 17th through Google Classroom. April 24th - Due Date for PreCalculus, Probability and Statistics, and Foundations of College Algebra to submit their online assignments. First Assignment will either be Practice Exercises from Khan Academy or from CK12.org. Second Assignment will be showcasing what students learned from lessons of the week. April 24th - (Morning) Pre-Recorded Virtual Lessons will be posted in Google Classroom for Financial Literacy class. *Students are expected to study their financial literacy lessons every Friday of the week as this has been assigned by PGCPS and CMIT as STAMP and Electives day. Thank you!

Mrs. Mace Eclevia Secondary Mathematics Teacher
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Social Studies Department Updates
Hello, Parents and Students! Based on the MSDE announcement yesterday to further extend school closure through May 15th, the Social Studies Department wanted to let you know that we are available to answer any questions or concerns that you might have regarding your child's work in our classes. We had our first live meet with them this past Thursday with our classes, and have been diligent in posting meaningful assignments on Google Classroom, so please be sure to check there for information as well. Daily Streams on the College Board YouTube Channel: - 3:00pm - 3:45pm: College Board AP Government YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLoGgviqq4847dhi0SrQsNup5c76p7m3Ve - 11:00am -11:45am: College Board AP US History YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLoGgviqq4847VRWTPXkDwxeVvNNfoKD7J - 6:00pm - 6:45pm: AP World History: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLoGgviqq4845dmFXqxdQ3LBR2fxLgv0GM As always, stay healthy and safe during this time.

Mrs. Jessica Cunning Social Studies Department Chair
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Mrs. Cunning's APUSH and AP Gov Updates
Hello Parents and Students! We are continuing with our schedule and will focus on Period 4 (APUSH) and the Executive Branch and Bureaucracy this week. On Thursday, we will have a Google Hangout at 9:00am (APUSH) and 9:45am (AP Gov). While highly recommended, it is optional to attend. All assignments will be posted on Monday, 4/20 and will be closed on the dates listed for each assignment at 11:59pm. Each assignment is meant to be a one-day assignment and it should be completed by the due date listed. During the week, College Board will be posting Daily Review Videos for APUSH and AP Gov on YouTube. Please make sure to check Google Classroom and Remind Messages throughout the week for updates. Key Things to Note for APUSH Exam: May 15, 2020 at 2pm DBQ Essay: 45 minutes and then 5 minutes to upload (100% of exam score) 5 historical documents, one of which will be non-text based Prompt will be from any of the Periods 3-7 Key Things to Note for AP Gov Exam: May 11, 2020 at 4pm FRQ #4- Argument Essay: 25 minutes and then 5 minutes to upload (60% of exam score) FRQ #1- Concept Application: 15 minutes and then 5 minutes to upload (40% of exam score) Daily Streams on the College Board YouTube Channel: - 3:00pm - 3:45pm: College Board AP Government YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLoGgviqq4847dhi0SrQsNup5c76p7m3Ve - 11:00am - 11:45am: College Board AP US History YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLoGgviqq4847VRWTPXkDwxeVvNNfoKD7J As always, stay healthy and safe during this time.

Mrs. Jessica Cunning Social Studies Department Chair
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Mr. Funk's World History and AP World History
Dear All, I hope all are well. While we could not meet in person, I enjoyed beginning our virtual class meetings last Thursday. WORLD HISTORY - Our next virtual class session will be this Thursday, April 23 from 11:00-11:30am via Zoom. The Zoom meeting link will be posted to Google Classroom an hour in advance (at 10am on Thursday). Also, two assignments will be given at the conclusion of the lesson (and posted to Google Classroom) which you will have two days to complete. This Thursday, our topic will be the course of World War I with a focus on the experience of soldiers and those on the home front. Also, time permitting, we will begin our discussion of the trans-national impact of this war on the African and Asian continents (a topic we will continue the following week). AP WORLD HISTORY - I hope the College Board review sessions have been going well. Please let me know if any questions arise. Our next virtual class session will be this Thursday from 11:30am-12:00noon via Zoom. The Zoom meeting link will be posted to Google Classroom an hour and a half in advance (at 10am on Thursday). As mentioned last class, our focus will be on skills development in anticipation of the DBQ AP Exam. However, please do feel free to ask any content questions that may arise from the College Board review sessions. Also, the next round of assignments will be given on Thursday. Please feel free to email me if you have any questions. I truly hope that everyone is staying safe and healthy.

Joe Funk jfunk@cmitacademy.org
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PTO UPDATES
High School PTO Meeting on April 23 -- POSTPONED
Due to the PGPCS CEO Town Hall meeting on April 23, the CMIT High School PTO meeting will convene on Thursday, April 30 at 6:30 pm. Details to join the meeting will sent prior to the meeting.

Thank you, CMIT North PTO
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Parent Volunteers Needed!
The PTO is seeking volunteers to serve on our Nominating Committee. The PTO will have several vacant Executive Board positions to fill for our 2020-2021 school year. The Nominating Committee is established for the purpose of soliciting interest and recommending candidates for all elected and appointed positions. The Nominating Committee will present the list of potential candidates at the Annual Meeting. If you are interested in supporting this committee please email information@cmitnorthpto.org by April 27.

Thank you, CMIT North PTO
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