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Chesapeake Math & IT Academy North High School

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06/14/2021

   
 
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BREAKING NEWS

School Uniforms

NOMINATIONS FOR NEW PTSO OFFICERS IS NOW OPEN!

Welcome to Canvas!


EXTRACURRICULARS

2021-2022 Lacrosse Interest Meeting


DEPARTMENT UPDATES

English Department Closing Announcements


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BREAKING NEWS
School Uniforms
Dear Parents, As you may be aware, students will be returning to school in the Fall. Students will be required to resume wearing their uniforms upon returning to school. All students will need uniforms daily. Please see our uniform policy. https://cmitacademy.org/highschool/uniform-policy/" School uniforms can be bought from All American Wear. Please see the attached coupon. Address: All American Wear Inc. 5001 Forbes Blvd, Lanham, MD 20706 Phone number (301) 459-5000

nbayram@cmitacademy.org Mr.Bayram Program Coordinator STEM Coordinator
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NOMINATIONS FOR NEW PTSO OFFICERS IS NOW OPEN!
Our PTO will become a PTSO next year: Parent, Teacher, STUDENT, Organization! It is a new opportunity for our students to engage in the process and have their voices heard. This PTO is brand new and we are looking forward to new members, new opportunities and new relationships. In order to prepare and get ready for the 2021-2022 school year, we need to hold new elections, rewrite bylaws and start planning for a return to the school building for our kids. But first, we need your help!! NOMINATIONS FOR OFFICER POSITIONS IS NOW OPEN! Our Nominating Committee is up and running and ready to accept nominations. If you are interested in running for an office of the new PTSO, please complete the attached form NO LATER THAN JUNE 16TH. https://forms.gle/Q8SzBQ8STYyR8edh8 Descriptions of the Officer Responsibilities are here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1826vMpBM20QcZ8vwWnV7zhVAt3PopoLq7po3WQg5H78/edit?usp=sharing Please consider running for office. Since this is a newly formed PTSO, you may run for office as long as you have a child enrolled in CMIT North HS. We will have a June meeting to allow the candidates to present their platform and elections will be through google forms in July. The goal is to have officers in place by the beginning of August. Please join us in setting up this new organization. Our students have been through a lot this past year and they deserve an organization that will support and encourage them as they navigate through this new sense of normal. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Tammy O'Donnell at todonnell@cmitacademy.org

Tammy O'Donnell
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Welcome to Canvas!
We are excited to announce that we will be using Canvas next school year for our learning management system. Canvas will be replacing Google Classroom. As we make this adjustment, we will be providing trainings to our students and parents. On Friday, all students viewed a video on how to access their classes and view their summer assignments. Student Video: https://youtu.be/plLi2pmm3dc We have created a parent video to help you through the process as well! Parent Video: https://youtu.be/ySHkiuxVJ3E In addition to the video, here is a Parent Start Guide: What is Canvas? Canvas is a web-based learning management system or LMS. It is used by learning institutions, educators, and students to access as well as manage online course learning materials, and communicate about skill development and learning achievement. Parents have observer accounts set up already for Canvas and you are already linked to all of your students’ classes! Observers can -View and read announcements -View assignments index page -View the calendar -Join conferences, if invited -Join collaborations, if invited -View personal inbox -Send conversation messages to instructor and student they are observing -View the dashboard -View and read discussions -View files unless they are locked -View grades, view assignment due dates and comments, and print grades -View modules and see due dates and point values -View pages and contribute if the instructor enables the Anyone can edit it setting -View profile pictures, if available -View syllabus -View outcomes -View quizzes index page Observers cannot -Comment on announcements or discussions -Submit assignments or quizzes -View course rosters -Send conversation messages to students in the course they are not observing -View locked files or folders -Join groups -View unpublished courses -Access the Chat tool -Reserve appointment slots in the Scheduler How to log in the first time: 1. Go to cmitnorthhs.instructure.com 2. Type in your email address that you receive emails from CMIT previous. Do not click Parent of Canvas User. Do not click on Login with Google 3. Your generic password is Cmit@2021 4. Click Log in 5. On the left hand side, click on Account 6. Click on Settings 7. Click on Edit Settings 8. Check the change password box and complete the steps. To log in any time after, go to the website and log in with your email and new password. If your email does not work, please contact operations@cmitacademy.org with your students’ name and the email you are using. To learn more about Canvas as an Observer, please review the guides on https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Canvas-Observer-Parent/ct-p/canvas_observer There is a Parent App! Please set up your account on a web browser prior to downloading the app!

Casandra Andrew
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EXTRACURRICULARS
2021-2022 Lacrosse Interest Meeting
After a program record-breaking season, the CMIT Women's Lacrosse program is motivated more than ever to begin preparation for its 2021-2022 campaign! Although lacrosse is a spring sport, those games will be won this off-season when you are training by yourself and no one is watching. We invite all interested CMIT High School students and incoming freshmen to attend CMIT Women's Lacrosse first interest meeting of the 2021-2022 Academic Year! Hear testimony from alumni, current players, and the founding sisters of our program. Please bring a lawn chair as the meeting will be held on the CMIT Turf Field (directly located behind the High School Building): Saturday 6/26/2021 @ 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM For any student interested in a free lacrosse clinic, our varsity program will host a beginners clinic immediately after the interest meeting from 10:30 AM -11:30 AM. Equipment will be provided and all experience levels are welcomed! *In the event of inclement weather, the interest meeting will be conducted online via Zoom and the lacrosse clinic will be canceled* For more information please contact Coach Sok at ssok@cmitacademy.org

Serey Sok CMIT Women's Lacrosse Head Coach Follow Us on Twitter: @cmitwlax Follow Us on Instagram: @cmitwlax Follow Us on Anchor.FM: @cmitwlax Team Website: https://cmitwlax.wixsite.com/cmitn
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DEPARTMENT UPDATES
English Department Closing Announcements
Dear Students, Parents, and Guardians, This school year has been interesting to say the least. We’ve faced unprecedented challenges to bring high-quality instruction to our students and strived mightily to do the relational work that good teaching requires. Though with this most unique school year drawing to a close, it’s appropriate to take a moment, to reflect, and to chart a new course ahead. I’ll be assuming the role of English Department Chair for SY 21-22, and I’m excited to help continue the good work Mr. Hommel began in this most challenging of years. This has been a transitional phase for us all, and we‘ve learned a lot about our work. We know which of the traditional models are timeless maxims of teaching and learning, but we’ve also discovered which educational fads are more distraction than substantial. Each of your teachers has been doing the deep and reflective work necessary to ensure your return to the classroom will serve your learning needs. Under his leadership during distance learning, we have continued to grow. Thanks Mr. Hommel fo your diligence this year! Next year, you will observe an unprecedented level of collaboration with your English faculty. Already our work to ensure continuity of instruction has advanced to rewarding levels for your instructional staff. The collaboration has been extraordinary and productive, and you will be the beneficiaries of this labor when you come to class prepared to learn and eager to participate. We’re all ready for the summer recess, but your teachers have done so much work in Quarter 4 to ensure you resume your classes in the fall as seamlessly as possible. We’ll be on a new Learning Management System next year, and some of you have already experienced the workflows necessary to perform well in that platform. For others, it will prove new, and perhaps even a little challenging. I encourage you all to spend some time simply exploring the resource to familiarize yourselves with it. On Friday, all students received time and instruction to login and access their summer assignments. This is the minimum level of engagement you need simply to know what the platform looks like. If you want to hit the ground running in the fall, spend some time walking around in this system. We’ll all have summer assignments to complete, and the department has striven to ensure that these tasks are aligned with your first weeks of instruction and discussion in the new year. Please plan to give ample time to complete the readings and work assigned. When you’re ready to begin, please read your assigned works deeply, questioningly, and with a willingness to grow from these readings. I’d like to thank the other teachers in the English Department for their enthusiasm for our goals next year. Ms. Beamon and Ms. Houston have been critical assets in our establishment of the articulation schedule - the plan to ensure your growth sequences as smoothly as possible from grade to grade. And Mrs. O’Donnell, whose ceaseless energy has been a vital source of inspiration for our whole team, has left her strong impression in the exciting readings we’ve adopted for 9th and 10th grades next year. We’re excited for the summer, and we’ll see you all again in the fall!

All the Best! Mr. Bevard
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