Conestoga High School

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Issue: 15 March - April 2021


Message From The Principal



This week we welcomed 1,250 students to Conestoga for 4-day instruction!  It was great to have so many students in the halls and attending classes in-person again. The students did an excellent job adhering to the safety protocols, wearing masks and social distancing. Students are also adjusting well to the one-way halls as they navigate their way to classes with staggered dismissal bells and increased passing time. 


Teachers have done an outstanding job transitioning to the 4-day model and once again adjusting to another instructional change. Again, we encourage virtual students to utilize their cameras when participating to best build classroom community and enhance the instructional experience. 


It has certainly been an exciting week at the Big C with the hallways and classrooms buzzing again with activity. As always, I remain available for any questions or concerns you might have. Please feel free to contact me at any time. Wishing you all the best. Stay well and Go ‘Stoga,

 

Amy A. Meisinger, Ph.D.

Principal

Senior Internship Program

 

Seniors are actively looking for internship and reaching out to professionals in a wide variety of fields. Due to the uncertainty caused by Covid-19, it is harder for seniors this year to find internships, but that hasn’t dampened their spirit or ingenuity. Our goal is to help the seniors explore many internship opportunities and provide some flexibility as they do that.

 

Seniors should reach out Mrs. Braun at braunj@tesd.net with any questions. All information, materials, deadlines, and communication for the Senior Internship is available to students through the Senior Internship Course in Schoology.

 

If you are interested in supporting the program by offering a Conestoga senior an internship, or have any questions, please contact Jeanne Braun, the Senior Internship Coordinator.

 

PSAT UPDATE


PSAT/NMSQT – Results for the PSAT/NMSQT are now available on the College Board website. All students who participated in the PSAT are reminded to access their scores.

PSAT 8/9 – As we continue to prioritize the mental health of our students, we will not offer the

PSAT 8/9 to the 9th graders this school year. In light of the pandemic, we believe it is in the best interest of our students that we forgo testing this year to alleviate any further stress for 9th graders.



Attention Sophomores and Parents:

Sophomore Springboard

April 22, 2021

 

Attention to all tenth-grade students and their parents: 

 

The CHS Student Services Department is pleased to invite you to a evening program for sophomore students and their parents called "Sophomore Springboard". This VIRTUAL program will be held on Thursday, April 22nd at 7:00pm. We will cover all the questions you may have about your upcoming junior year and beyond. Please join us for an informative evening. Links will be sent via Schoology closer to the date. 



Attention Sophomores & Juniors!

 

More than 500 colleges and universities will present more than 1,500 Zoom sessions for high school students through the National Association for College Admissions Counseling. It's a great day to explore, ask questions, and demonstrate interest... all without leaving home. Check out this website: https://virtualcollegefairs.org/events

Spring Sports Update


Spring Sports have begun and we are starting competitions this week. As far as spectators, All spectators must wear a mask and be socially distanced from others who are not residing in the same household. For events at Teamer Field, the visiting team will be permitted 2 spectators per rostered player. The Central League will provide these passes prior to the first contest. For home games, household members of Conestoga players (max 4) will be able to attend. At this time, our Health and Safety Plan does not permit student spectators. We will continue to follow the guidance from PIAA and the health departments as the situation evolves.

 

April PARENT MEETINGS

 

We are looking forward to meeting with Conestoga parents at the monthly parent meetings this April. The dates and times are below, along with the Teams Meeting link.

 

9th Grade Parent Meeting

10:00am Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Join Microsoft Teams Meeting

+1 717-431-7267 United States, Lancaster (Toll)

Conference ID: 772 159 115#

 

  

10th Grade Parent Meeting

10:00am Thursday, April 15, 2021

 Join Microsoft Teams Meeting

+1 717-431-7267 United States, Lancaster (Toll)

Conference ID: 544 339 188#

 

  

11th Grade Parent Meeting

10:00am Tuesday, April 20, 2021

 Join Microsoft Teams Meeting

+1 717-431-7267 United States, Lancaster (Toll)

Conference ID: 264 190 595#

 

 

12th Grade Parent Meeting

10:00am Thursday, April 22, 2021

 Join Microsoft Teams Meeting 

+1 717-431-7267 United States, Lancaster (Toll)

Conference ID: 537 256 324#


***VISITORS***

 

Per our district's safety plan, we are not permitted to have visitors or parents/guardians in the school building. Exceptions will be made for emergency situations. Thank you for your understanding as we begin our reopening plan for hybrid instruction. 



A Note from the Attendance Office

 

During the hybrid model, daily attendance will continue to be taken through homeroom Schoology pages. If your child is scheduled to attend school in person but remains home (and participates virtually), there is no need to send an absence note to the attendance office. If your child is unable to attend school in person or participate virtually, please contact the attendance office at chsattendance@tesd.net



Tech Update

 

In order to streamline and provide service for any district laptops that may have hardware/software issues please follow these guidelines:

 

1. Open any Internet browser. 

2. Type https://helpdesk.tesd.net.

3. Log in with your network user name (ie. 202ldoej) and password. Do not include @tesdk12.net.

4. Click on Report an Issue in the "I am facing an Issue" box in the middle of the page.

5. Click on the Others tab on the left and click on Student Helpdesk Request.

6. Fill out the required fields (with red asterisks). Include as many details as you can regarding your issue in the Description area. Include screenshots, too! 

7. Add request. An IT technician will reply to your ticket 

 

If you have an issue that necessitates an in-house visit you will be directed to visit the CHS Main Lobby. The Tech hours will be 7:30am-3pm Monday thru Friday. You will need to report any issues via the Student Helpdesk Request first or call the Family Helpdesk at 610-240-1730.

 

We are here to make your virtual learning experience the best it can be!

 

Your Helpdesk Staff



2020-2021 School District Calendar Information

 

Please visit the T/E School District website to view the 2020-2021 School District Calendar information. School staff members have begun planning events and activities

for the 2020-2021 school year. To view the single page summary of the 2020-21 school year, please view this link



Inbox to Receive Feedback on TESD 

Virtual Instruction Program

 

TESD has created an inbox to receive comments and feedback on our virtual

instruction program. Members of the school community may email comment to virtualfeedback@tesd.net. Feedback received through this inbox will be

shared with School Board members and members of the TESD administrative

team on a weekly basis. Please note: this inbox is designed for feedback on

the TESD virtual instruction program. Technical questions regarding virtual

instruction should be sent to familyhelpdesk@tesd.net. Specific

questions about individual classroom procedures or lessons should be directed

to the teacher or school principal.



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