Cambridge High School   
 
November 12, 2018

Cambridge
High School 
2845 Bethany Bend
Milton, GA  30004
Main: 470-254-2883
Fax: 470-254-2927   

Principal
Kimberly H. Premoli 
premoli@fultonschools.org

Assistant Principal
Shavanda Toomer
9th Grade
Curriculum
 toomer@fultonschools.org
  
Assistant Principal
Darius Maize
10th Grade
maize@fultonschools.org
  
Assistant Principal
11th Grade
Joel M. Peterson
  petersonj1@fultonschools.org
  
Assistant Principal
Jennifer Beard
12th Grade
beardj@fultonschools.org

Athletic Director
Lesley Broadwell
broadwelll@fultonschools.org
    
Administrative Assistant
Peter Vajda
vajdap@fultonschools.org

Administrative Assistant
Tonekia Phairr
phairrt@fultonschools.org
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Thanksgiving Break
November 19 - 23, 2018
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SkillsUSA Lowes Grant work begins!
Cambridge SkillsUSA was awarded a $2,000 Lowes Community Improvement Grant when it was selected as a Model of Excellence this past summer. Recently members began improving the courtyard by replanting and doing maintenance on the planters and benches. Later this year, SkillsUSA will have a Skills Day where members will learn how to make benches and some horticulture basics. Thank you, Lowes, for supporting our SkillsUSA!

Senior Ads
Attention Senior Parents/Guardians - Due Friday!
Senior Parents! Do not miss the opportunity to honor the accomplishments of your graduate.  The Senior ad deadline is Friday, November 16, 2018. Senior ads must be purchased and built by November 16. Build your ad at www.balfour.com

Yearbooks are now available for purchase! Visit  www.Balfour.com  to purchase a 2018-2019 book. The cost is $80.00.
Parent Roundtable
Friday, November 16
Join Ms. Premoli on Friday, November 16, 2018 for our next parent roundtable. The meeting will begin at 9:00 am in room 2.428. The topic for our next roundtable is: Digital Citizenship
 
First Semester Final Exams
Schedule and Exemption Policy and Procedures
First Semester Final Exams will begin on Monday, December 17 and continue through Thursday, December 20.

First Semester Final Exam Exemption Incentive:
Cambridge High School's Final Exam Exemption Incentive can be found at www.cambridgehs.org, About, Academics. Students must meet all qualifications of the exemption policy at the time they make their exemption request. Request will be made through the Final Exam Exemption Request form that will be posted to  www.cambridgehs.org beginning Thursday, November 28, 2018. The exemption request window will close at 4:00 pm, Tuesday, December 3, 2018.  Students who are approved for final exam exemption will be notified by their teacher (for the exam they have requested to exempt) by Wednesday, December 12, 2018.

In addition, students must obtain parent/guardian approval to exempt any final. If a signed parent form is not received, a student is not qualified for exemption and will not be approved. Parent permission can be completed beginning November 28, 2018 in one of the following three ways:
  1. Complete the permission form electronically using ZippSlipp by 4:00 pm, December 3.
  2. Download a permission form from our website, sign and return to the Cambridge front office before 4:00 pm, December 3, or
  3. Pick up a paper copy at the Cambridge front office, sign and return before 4:00 pm, December 3.
Students are expected to maintain their qualification for exempting a final exam through the final exam period. If at any time a student no longer qualifies, he/she will be notified by their teacher or administrator and may not exempt the final exam(s). The final exam exemption incentive includes the following qualifications:
  • Five or fewer absences (excused and unexcused) per semester, in the class a student wishes to exempt the final exam
  • OSS counts toward absences
  • Average ≥ 70, in the class the student wishes to exempt
  • Only one absence from GROWL for the year (9th grade)
  • Students who exceed five absences can still exempt with an average of 90 or above in the class they wish to exempt 

Exam Schedule:
Schedule for Monday, December 17 (full academic day)
1st  period
1st period final exam
8:20 - 10:25 am
2nd  period
 
10:35 - 11:20 am
3rd  period
 
11:25 - 12:10 pm
4th  period
 
12:15 - 1:00 pm
5th  period
 
1:05 - 1:50 pm
6th  period
 
1:55 - 2:40 pm
7th  period
 
2:45 - 3:30 pm
  
Tuesday,
December 18
Wednesday,
December 19
Thursday,
December 20
8:20 -
10:25 am
3rd period final exam
4th period final exam 
5th period final exam  
10:25 - 
10:40 am 
Break
Break
Break
10:40 -
12:40 pm
 
2nd period final exam
6th period final exam 
7th period final exam   
 

Note: The cafeteria will have lunch available for students after the last exam period on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Buses will depart at 12:45pm.

Late Check-in Guidelines - Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday:
The first exam periods on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (December 18-20) are also lunch periods. During lunch periods, students who have lunch will remain in the cafeteria and will use the time to study for final exams.

Your student may arrive late rather than attend during his/her lunch period. If your student is arriving late on one of the half-day final exam days, he/she must arrive by 10:35 am. Students arriving late will remain in the cafeteria until it is time to move to the 10:40 am exam. Students riding in car pool must enter through the cafeteria doors on the north side of the building (facing Kings Ridge). Student drivers must enter through the cafeteria doors. Do not drop your student off at the front doors as they will be directed to the cafeteria side entrance. Students cannot be in the academic halls during testing.

Missed Exams:
Students are expected to be present and on time on all testing days. If a student must miss a final exam due to illness, the parent/guardian must call the Attendance Office on the day of the absence in order for the student to take his/her exam on the make-up days. If the Attendance Office is not alerted, the absence will be considered unexcused.

All other missed exams must receive prior approval by the student's grade-level administrator. To obtain approval the parent/guardian should email the administrator by Friday, December 14. Please include the date(s) to be missed, the subject name(s), the teacher name(s), and reason for the missed exam.
 Make up exams will take place in the Student Center and will occur on:
  • Thursday, January 3, 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
  • Friday, January 4, 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Checking Students Out:
Students will not be allowed to check out while exams are in progress. Classrooms cannot be disturbed, and students will not be allowed in the academic halls. For a student to check out prior to the end of the day, please have your student bring a note to the Attendance Office at the beginning of the school day. Due to the volume, the Attendance Office cannot accept emails or phone calls at check-out time.


Spring Semester Dual Enrollment
Deadline - November 30
All students who wish to participate in spring dual enrollment classes must have applied to the college (if required - by college deadline) and submitted their signed Student Participation Agreement and Class Schedule to Ms. Wilson no later than Friday, November 30, 2018.   Any forms received after this date will not be accepted.  Please contact Mrs. Wilson, Dual Enrollment Liaison at wilsonrm1@fultonschools.org  or your counselor with any questions.

Take Dartmouth Home
December 4
Cambridge graduate (Class of 2017), Allyson Gaines, is a current Dartmouth student involved in a program that brings the college experience back home.   She is excited to share her experiences at an Ivy League school with our current students.   There will be "Lunch and Learn" sessions for students during all lunch periods on Tuesday, December 4, 2018.   Students may bring their lunch and have an informal conversation about transitioning from Cambridge to College.   The "lunch and learn" is open to all students, if interested, please sign up using this link below or sign up in the counseling office.

Lunch and Learn Registration
 
The Winter Solstice Tree is Back
Deadline is Friday, December 7
Again, this year Cambridge is teaming up with Fulton County DFACS to give gift cards to teenagers who are in foster care. Often teens are the "forgotten ones" on holiday lists as they are not easy to shop for and are not the first picked from an angel tree or they receive a leftover gift intended for an eight-year-old. 

Last year we raised over $1,500 in gift cards by word of mouth through a few classes. This year we are looking to go even bigger.

For those interested in participating (teachers, students, parents), stop by Mr. Schuler's room (2.801) and pick up a solstice tree from his back wall and return it with your gift card (either in a gift bag or wrapped in a small box) by Friday, December, 2018. 

If you have any questions, you make contact Mr. Schuler at schulerm@fultonschools.org
Let's beat last year's total.

"Got Sneakers?"
Recycle Gym Shoes and Soccer Cleats
The Cambridge High School boys soccer team is collecting used sneakers and soccer cleats as a fundraiser and service project via GotSneakers.com .

600 million people worldwide  do not own shoes  20 million pairs of shoes end up in landfills.  Recycle your gym shoes in the collection boxes by the attendance office and help those around the world who are in need of a pair of shoes.  

Parent Resource 


Student First, Safety First Vaping and Juuling

Provided by Fulton County Schools
Cambridge Parent Connectors
New Parent Program
Cambridge High School is excited to announce a new program designed to support new parents/guardians joining the Cambridge community and our existing parents/guardians who may need some support navigating school-related issues.

A group of Cambridge parents called the Parent Connectors has been organized to provide third-party, neutral support to fellow parents who have questions or concerns about the school or the community.  Please read the attached flyer for more information. 

You can contact the Parent Connectors by sending an email to Cambridge.ParentConnectors@gmail.com or by completing the following Google Form - Parent Connectors Questionnaire If you have any questions about this program, please do not hesitate to contact Mr. Joel Peterson at  PetersonJ1@fultonschools.org


Homework Help During GROWL
Next GROWL - November 28
We are so excited to add "Homework Help" sessions to our GROWL program on Wednesdays.  Does your 9th grader need help understanding their homework? Perhaps they need someone to read their essay and provide some feedback. Or maybe they are struggling with a concept and need someone to explain it to them again. We have a solution.

Cambridge National Honors Society students are volunteering their time to help 9th graders with their homework during study hall or intramural sports on GROWL days.  After attendance is taken in study hall or intramural sports, students may sign out of their class to report to room 1.116. Our National Honors Society students will be there to help with math, science, history, English, and Spanish.  

This is a great opportunity for 9th graders to get help with their homework. When they are finished getting help, they return to their study hall or sports.  

Cambridge CCRPI, ACT, and SAT Scores
Georgia Department of Education released the 2018 College and Career Readiness Performance Index (CCRPI) for all schools in Georgia. In addition, ACT and SAT results are in for 2018. Read more about our results at Cambridge. 

CCRPI, ACT, and SAT Scores

Student ID Policy
School Safety and Security Plan
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As part of our safety and security plan, we are implementing a policy such that all students must wear an ID at all times. IDs should be worn around the neck and visible. By requiring all staff, students, and visitors have some identification on them at all times; we can better ensure that the people in our building, should be in our building. We ask that all parents and guardians help us in this safety measure by ensuring that your student has his/her ID on them each day.

If your student has not received his/her ID, please have them see Ms. Leathers in the Front Office. 
Please note that if a student loses his/her ID, it will cost $5 to replace the ID and if a student loses their ID and lanyard, it will cost $10 to replace all items.

Class of 2019 Graduation
May 23, 2019, at 2:30 pm
We are excited to announce our graduation plan for the Class of 2019. This year, all North Fulton  County High Schools will be holding graduation ceremonies at Verizon Amphitheatre located in Alpharetta. Our ceremony will be held on Thursday, May 23, 2019, at 2:30 pm . We look forward to upholding our tradition of a beautiful and dignified graduation and are excited to take advantage of this spacious venue with ample seating for our Cambridge families.

Our graduation committee will continue to finalize the details of graduation and graduation activities, and additional information will be provided as we get closer to this important event. Now open - you may order your senior's Graduation Package at www.GABalfour.com. This package will be mandatory for our seniors participating in the graduation ceremony, at the cost of $100.00. The package includes the following, and separate items will not be available for purchase.
  • Class of 2019 cap and gown
  • Cambridge stole
  • Tassel
  • Diploma and diploma cover
  • Venue fee
Payment for the package will be made to Balfour. Note that beginning March 1, 2019, the Graduation Package will increase to $125.00 to cover late fees. We look forward to a wonderful graduation for the Class of 2019.

Calling all Culinary Students and Aspiring Chefs
Deadline December 5
The Fulton County School Nutrition program is hosting a 2018-2019 Fulton High School Student Chef Competition!    Teams of 2-4 High School students will compete to develop a nutritious, student-friendly recipe that includes local foods, USDA Foods and is easily incorporated into the school café!  Teams must submit an application, original recipe with nutrient analysis, taste test results, and a photograph of their dish to schoolnutrition@fultonschools.org by December 5, 2018.

College Visits to Cambridge
View the latest schedule of college visits and register here:





Student Morning Announcements
Keeping students informed
To keep all student up to date and informed, Cambridge delivers Cambridge Headlines each morning to student Fulton County Schools issued email addresses. Announcements can also be accessed through www.cambridgehs.org, look for Cambridge Headlines to the right. 

Morning announce topics range from current student events, senior and graduation activities and deadlines, testing schedules, bell schedules, club activities, athletic opportunities, and so much more. 

Students can access their FCS email from any device, open a web browser and go to portal.office.com. Log into Office 365 using:

Username: studentid@fcstu.org
Password: birthdate (mmddyyyy).
 
  

Cambridge High School

 

Mission, Vision and Belief Statements

 

Our Mission  

Cambridge High School...educating, challenging and inspiring

all students to reach their full potential and achieve college and career readiness.
 

Our Vision  

Cambridge High School...providing the best educational experience

for each student within and beyond the classroom.

 

Our Beliefs  

The Cambridge High School community believes that our students will achieve their full potential when we:

  • cultivate high expectations, mutual respect and encouragement,
  • embrace individualism and diversity,
  • provide a framework for student mentoring and support,
  • encourage extracurricular participation in academics, arts, athletics and service opportunities,
  • foster a collaborative community effort,
  • maintain a challenging, diverse and relevant curriculum,
  • integrate and optimize technology,
  • celebrate individual and school accomplishments and progress,
  • ensure that students feel safe and respected,
  • connect with people, programs and experiences within and beyond the classroom
 
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