SCHOOL COUNSELORS ARE HERE FOR YOU
The school counselors help students and families navigate the high school years. By working on academic interventions, social/emotional skills, and college and career planning we help students find their definition of success. Through one-on-one counseling, group sessions, classroom lessons, and large group meetings, we help students with the tools they need throughout high school.
OST TESTING- DECEMBER 2-10
OST Endof Course Tests will be given soon. These tests allow students to demonstrate what they have learned, and they also serve as a pathway to graduation. You play an important role in your child’s success. Please make sure your student is prepared by getting a good night’s rest, making sure your child arrives on time and by encouraging them to do their best. Students will be testing in a socially distanced environment and they will also have sanitizer at the entrance of the building.
- students must wear a mask in the building during testing
- if your student is showing any signs of COVID-19, do not send them in to test
- if your student has recently been exposed to someone with symptoms, do not send them in to test
- grad and go breakfast and lunch will be provided
- CCS transportation will be provided with pickups at Fairwood, East Columbus and Hamilton Elementary Schools at 8:15 AM
- students must arrive no later thatn 8:45 AM in order to test
Letters were mailed to students who need to test. The schedule is below
- Wednesday, December 2 – English I
- Thursday, December 3 – English II
- Friday, December 4 – Math I/Algebra I
- Monday, December 7 – Math II/Geometry
- Tuesday, December 8 – Biology
- Wednesday, December 9 – American History
- Thursday, December 10 – American Government
Go to https://bit.ly/3nAy3xP to register your child to take the tests by Friday, November 27. This lets us know how many students will be coming so we can plan accordingly for physical distancing in the testing rooms. Please make sure your child brings their fully charged district issued chrome book to school with them because they will need it for testing.
For our seniors, this is your last opportunity to take the OST tests before graduation. It is very important that seniors take the tests that are marked above so that their graduation is not in jeopardy.
MENTAL HEALTH DURING SCHOOL CLOSURES
As we live through this unprecedented time, we need to be mindful of our emotions and stress levels. Here are some tips to help you get through this temporary change in lifestyle.
- take deep breaths- breathe in slowly through the nose and exhale slowly through the mouth
- get outside when possible...but maintain social distance
- limit your media intake--this includes social media and broadcast media
- set and maintain a schedule
- stay in touch with those that mean a lot to you
If you develop feelings of self harm or suicide you can call the National Suicide Hotline at (800) 273-8255. If you are in need of medical intervention during a mental health crisis you can contact Nationwide Children's Hospital Crisis Line at (614) 722-1800. If you are over 17 you can contact Netcare at (614) 276-2273. More mental health resources are available at the bottom of this webpage.
During remote learning students will be joining their classes online on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Wednesday is a day to complete work, schedule meetings with teachers, and potentially meet with your counselors. The bell scehdule is below
Period 1: 8:30am-9:10am
Period 2: 9:15am-9:55am
Period 3: 10:00am-10:40am
Period 4: 10:45am-11:25am
Period 5: 11:30am-12:10pm
Period 6: 12:15pm-12:55pm
Period 7: 1:00pm-1:40pm
Period 8: 1:45pm-2:25pm
GOOGLE CLASSROOM FOR COHORT
We have created Google Classrooms for each cohort in order to deliver the necessary resources and documents for each grade level. All students should have received an email to join the classroom for their cohort. If you did not receive the email, the classroom join codes are below.
- Class of 2021: dimojwl
- Class of 2022: ac7mcjo
- Class of 2023: pvqq346
- Class of 2024: qigzmuo
EARNING DIPLOMA SEALS
Part of the graduation requirements from the Ohio Department of Education includes earning at least two diploma seals. Below is a description for eah of the possible seals.
MILITARY ENLISTMENT SEAL:Provide evidence that a student has enlisted in a branch of the US Armed Forces; or participate in an approved JROTC program.
TECHNOLOGY SEAL: A student can: 1. Earn a score that is at least equivalent to proficient on an appropriate Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate exam; 2. Earn a final course grade that is equivalent to a “B” or higher in an appropriate class taken through the College Credit Plus program; or 3. Complete a course offered through the district or school that meets guidelines developed by the Department. (A district or school is not required to offer a course that meets those guidelines.)
INDUSTRY-RECOGNIZED CREDENTIAL SEAL: Earn a 12-point approved industry-recognized credential or group of credentials totaling 12 points in a single career field.
CITIZENSHIP SEAL: A student can: 1. Earn a score of proficient or higher on both the American history and American government end-ofcourse exams; 2. Earn a score that is at least equivalent to proficient on appropriate Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate exams; or 3. Earn a final course grade that is equivalent to a “B” or higher in appropriate classes taken through the College Credit Plus program.
OHIO MEANS JOBS-READINESS SEAL: Meet the requirements and criteria established for the readiness seal, including demonstration of work-readiness and professional competencies.
STATE SEAL OF BILITERACY: Meet the requirements and criteria, including proficiency requirements on assessments in a world language and English.
COLLEGE-READY SEAL: Earn remediation-free scores on the ACT or SAT. Visit the Ohio Department of Education's website to see current remediation-free scores.
SCIENCE SEAL: A student can: 1. Earn a score of proficient or higher on the biology end-of-course exam; 2. Earn a score that is at least equivalent to proficient on appropriate Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate exams; or 3. Earn a final course grade that is equivalent to a “B” or higher in an appropriate class taken through the College Credit Plus program.
HONORS DIPLOMA SEAL: Earn one of six Honors Diplomas outlined below: 1. Academic Honors Diploma; 2. International Baccalaureate Honors Diploma; 3. Career-Tech Honors Diploma; 4. STEM Honors Diploma; 5. Arts Honors Diploma; 6. Social Science and Civic Engagement Honors Diploma.
COMMUNITY SERVICE SEAL: CCS developed criteria not established yet
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT SEAL: CCS developed criteria not established yet
FINE AND PERFORMING ARTS SEAL: CCS developed criteria not established yet