Back-to-School Night: Wednesday, September 1 from 5:30-7:30pm

Dear Students, Families, and City High Community,
 
It’s been quite a start to the 2021 – 2022 school year and no small feat for all of us to return to full-time, in-person learning after more than a year of lockdowns, remote and hybrid classes, part-time cohorts, and to face all the stresses and challenges of the pandemic education experience. Congratulations to everyone who has persevered in spite of all these changes. We’re back and we’re ready to resume our annual Back to School Night event on Wednesday, September 1st, 2021 from 5:30 – 7:30pm. Due to the continued substantial spread of COVID-19 in Pima County, we’ll be hosting this event over Zoom. 

All parents and guardians are encouraged to join us for our return to this annual event to meet your student’s teachers, advisors, and support staff and to find out more about our classes, course expectations, special programming, and more. Your student will be creating a personalized schedule of Zoom links (like this sample) that they will email to you later today. To participate on Wednesday, you’ll just need to click on the Zoom links in the invitation to follow your student’s schedule. Don’t worry if you can’t join us on Wednesday evening, all the information will be available on our website by Thursday, September 2nd.
 
We’ll have information on Wednesday about our After School Programs, Tutoring, and Teachers’ Office Hours. There will be additional Zoom meetings scheduled in the coming days for families to meet our School Counselor and to learn more about our Health and Wellness protocols; EmpowerLearning and Competency-Based Learning; and the City High Family Association. Click on Inside City High for more information and updates.
 
Please know that the health and wellbeing of our students, families, and community is our highest priority and is a necessary prerequisite for students to engage with learning and participate fully at school. We continue to monitor the spread of COVID-19 and will update our protocols as needed. Stay tuned for a follow-up email about our Health and Wellness Protocols and a requirement to include COVID vaccine status with your teen’s immunization record.
 
***Why do we need this information? While it is NOT a district or county requirement to have a COVID vaccination to attend school, Pima County Health Department has different exposure protocols for vaccinated and unvaccinated students and staff. In the event of a COVID exposure at City High School, we will need to have students’ vaccine status on file to comply with the Health Department’s notification, quarantine, and testing procedures.***
In the meantime, students and staff should continue to stay home if they are sick, or if a member of their family is sick, or if they think they have been exposed to an illness. CCCL and CHS recommend that all our community members get vaccinated if they are eligible, wear a mask at school regardless of their vaccination status, sanitize or wash their hands frequently, and maintain physical distance when possible. We have KN95 and surgical masks available at the front desk, we are arranging to have rapid Covid tests at school, and are scheduling a Pima County Vaccine Clinic on site in the coming days.
 
Thank you for your patience, flexibility, and continued support as we return to in-person schooling. Please reach out to me or to your teen’s advisor if you have questions, suggestions, or concerns.
 
with gratitude,
 
Kathy for the Admin Team

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