January 31, 2020 | Winter Issue 9
Principal's Updates
Dr. Lisa Damour to Speak at Chagrin Falls
On Tuesday, February 4th at 7:00 pm, New York Times bestselling author Dr. Lisa Damour will speak at the Chagrin Falls PAC. Although she will address her book Under Pressure: Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety in Girls , the presentation will address the struggles of boys too!

Tickets to this event are limited so please reserve your seat online HERE.

SAT Test Prep Available to CFHS Juniors
CFHS Juniors will take the SAT on Wednesday, March 4th during the school day. Students will have the opportunity to sign up for test prep during their Tiger Period. Test prep will be delivered through Seeley Test Pros and 5 sessions will be offered on the following dates: 2/18, 2/20, 2/25, 2/27, and 3/3.

B ellefaire Services at CFHS
Chagrin Falls Exempted Village School District partners with Bellefaire Jewish Children’s Bureau (Bellefaire) in order to provide mental health services to students. One of Bellefaire’s programs, the Social Advocates for Youth (SAY), provides prevention and consultation services to youth who are struggling with any issues related to adolescence such as bullying, relationships, stress, anxiety, depression, and/or substance use. SAY services are provided by licensed mental health professionals at no cost to students or families. Students are able to receive services in individual sessions and in small groups.  

In an effort to improve meeting the social-emotional needs of students, SAY services are available to all students. Information shared by your child with SAY is confidential and will not be shared without consent unless there is a concern regarding safety or risk. If SAY has any concerns about your child, related to safety or risk, all appropriate parties will be notified immediately.   

You do not need to take any action if you wish for your child to have access to SAY services. However, if at any time, you do not consent to your child’s participation in SAY, you must return the bottom portion of this document to Jennifer Bencko, Director of Pupil Services. 

If you would like more information about SAY, you may visit:
or contact: Chris Ruma-Cullen, Director of SAY, office 216-320-8203, email cullenc@bellefairejcb.org

We appreciate your support in our efforts to provide social-emotional support for your student.

Springfest Video
Video Production Club is gathering photos for the class of 2020 SpringFest video. Parents are encouraged to submit photos of members of the class through the years. We especially need photos of students who have more recently moved into the district. The submission form is linked on the high school main page (click a link in the left menu called " Senior Slideshow Photo Submission "). Deadline to submit photos is Friday, March 20th. See the submission page for more information or contact Jean Kanzinger jean.kanzinger@chagrinschools.org .


Monica J Asher
Principal, Chagrin Falls High School


Asst. Principal's Updates
Quarter 2 Grades
The 2nd Quarter grades were released to families electronically. Please log in to Infinite Campus to view your student's grades as report cards were not sent home. Please click HERE to view our Quarter 2 Honor Roll students! Congratulations to the 448 students who achieved this honor! 

Leukemia Lymphoma Society Student of the Year
Chagrin Falls High School Senior Cameron Owen is representing Chagrin Falls in the Leukemia Lymphoma Society Student of the Year Campaign to help raise money to support patients and families affected by blood cancers. Please click HERE if you are interested in supporting his efforts! 


Amanda Rassi
Assistant Principal, Chagrin Falls High School

Important Dates

February
2/12: Orchestra Concert @ 7:00pm
2/14: Teacher PD Day, No Students
2/17: Presidents Day, No School
2/26: MS/HS Choir Concert @ 7:00pm

March
3/2: Family First Night
3/4: SAT for all CFHS Juniors
3/5: Parent-Teacher Conferences 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
3/5: College Planning Night (Grades 9-11) @ 6:30 pm in the PAC

Athletic Update
Upcoming Senior Nights
Girls Basketball: February 1st @ 1PM vs Orange
Boys and Girls Swimming and Diving: February 1st vs Kenston @ Orange 5:30PM
Hockey: February 8th vs Twinsburg @ The pond 4:30PM 

Spring Sports Start Date
Spring Sports (except Boys Tennis) begin February 24th...Please check with your coaches for times. Please understand in early Spring times will constantly change due to Winter Sports still competing and weather.

Winter Sports Awards
Winter Sports Awards Night is March 18th at 6:30PM in the PAC.

Spring Sports Picture Day
Spring Sports Picture Day is March 18th. Please check with each team coach for specific times.

Watch Chagrin Falls Home Games on the NFHS Network
Thanks to the donation of the Chagrin Falls Booster Club events at Harris Stadium and Quesinberry Gym now have a new camera system that will live stream the home contests (excluding tournaments). All you have to do is login by clicking the link below...select Chagrin Falls..create an account and purchase a monthly or annual pass.


Athletics and Inclement Weather
There is a small chance we could have bad weather this winter. If school is cancelled there is a chance there could still be optional practices. These practices are not mandatory, and are only allowed if the weather improves. Coaches will communicate if they plan on having a practice.

Fitness Center
Everyday school is in session (except finals or professional development) the fitness center is open after school from 3-4:30. Please be aware it could get canceled if the supervisor cannot make it and a fill in cannot be found. We will try and let everyone know as soon as possible.

Charlie Barch
Athletic Director, Chagrin Falls High School
charlie.barch@chagrinschools.org

Counselor's Corner
Student Scheduling for the 20-21 School Year
Scheduling for the 2020-2021 school year begins next week! A detailed letter containing important information on dates and deadlines has been mailed home. Students in grades 9 and 11 will schedule the week of February 3rd while students in grades 8 and 10 will schedule the week of February 10th. Students should bring their completed individualized scheduling forms to school having finalized course selections with parental input and approval.  

The current course selection guide can be accessed HERE.

For those who were not able to attend our Curriculum Showcase and College Credit Plus Program last Thursday, January 23rd, please access the presentation on the High School website. Any student who wishes to pursue College Comp 1010 and 1020 next year with Mr. Stuart must adhere to the requirements as detailed HERE.

College Financial Aid and Questions  
For individual student and family meetings regarding the college financial aid process, loans, financial aid award letter questions, FAFSA, and scholarships, please contact Mrs. Renee Morgan, LEAF advisor, at rmorgan@leaf-ohio.org to make an appointment. Mrs. Morgan is available at Chagrin Falls HS on select Wednesdays by appointment, 8:30-2:30. To access scholarship opportunities via LEAF, click HERE. Additional opportunities can also be found on Naviance.
 
EXCEL TECC
Students who have applied for Excel Tecc will receive notifications in the mail by mid February. Those students who receive acceptance into a program must adhere to the Excel Tecc procedures to finalize acceptance and pay appropriate enrollment fees within the specified timeline.
 
School Day Administration of the SAT
The SAT will be administered to students in the Class of 2021 on Wednesday, March 4th in the High School Gym. Parents can anticipate a letter from Ms. Asher to arrive in the mail shortly containing detailed information about this event.
MENTAL WELLNESS CORNER
We’ve all seen plenty of Pinterest worthy ideas on crafts and meals to show your children you love them on Valentine’s day. While these can be wonderful activities to share with your children, this article speaks more to promoting healthy development beyond February 14th.
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