Prayer for September

 Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, dwelling pure and holy, cover my soul with your maternal protection so that being ever so faithful to the voice of Jesus, it responds to HIs love and obeys His Divine Will. I wish, O, my Mother, to keep unceasingly before me your co-redemption in order to live intimately with your Heart that is totally united to the Heart of your Divine Son. Fasten me to this Heart by your own virtue and Sorrows. Protect me always. Amen
September is the month of Our Lady of Sorrows

Our Lady of Mercy and St. Joseph pray for us.
New Announcements
Tonight! 10th Anniversary Patriotism Bowl 2021 will feature Charlotte Catholic Cougars versus Blessed Trinity Titans (GA) Friday, September 10th at 7:30 PM at Keffer Stadium Click here for all the information and link to view the game. Pre-game show starts at 7:00 PM with CLT UAV Drone Competition, Special Forces Sky Diving Exhibition, Helicopters, Marine Color Guard & 21 Gun Salute. Kick off is 7:30 PM

Tickets:
If you do not have a Cougar Club Sports Pass or Student Activity pass Click here to buy tickets to this game.  

Special Reminders for Tonight:
  • Arrive early, as we are expecting a large crowd. Gates open at 5:30 PM
  • Take advantage of overflow parking at Carmel Executive Park
  • Login in to your pass account and have your digital ticket ready to be redeemed at the gate (see instructions below)
  • Access electronic tickets in advance, but do NOT click to redeem. The gate attendant will complete that step
  • Students are required to have their pass active on their phone, no screenshots or receipts of purchase will be permitted
  • Seniors must have an active Tar Heel pass or electronic ticket (see details below under CCHS Athletic Boosters)
  • Tickets still available in the Online Store 

Students who have purchased a CCHS Electronic Activity Pass: Instructions on how to obtain your ticket to the game:

1st option:  Via your emailed receipt:
  • After your purchase, you received an email from noreply@payK12.com. Forward that email to your student. 
  • Students, when you get the email: click “view mobile ticket”.
  • Next click select the event you want to attend.
  • The screen with “mark as redeemed” is what you will show to staff at the gate.
  • When the gate staff tell you, click the ‘redeem ticket’ for the game for your entry, in their presence.
  • Do not click ‘redeem’ before you are told or your ticket will be invalid. No reentry on redeemed etickets.

2nd option: From your account in PayK12 (sign in via the CCHS Online Store)
  • Go to your account (via the ‘hello’ in the top right corner)
  • Chose ‘My Account’
  • Select tickets and renewals
  • Scroll down to “Passes” see the CCHS electronic Activity pass
  • Under ‘Get pass’ the drop down allows texting or email of your pass.
  • Follow the link to your pass from your email or text.
  • Next click select the event you want to attend.
  • The screen with “mark as redeemed” is what you will show to staff at the gate.
  • When the gate staff tell you , click the ‘redeem ticket’ for the game for your entry, in their presence.
  • Do not click ‘redeem’ before you are told or your ticket will be invalid. No reentry on redeemed etickets.

PTO Dues: The PTO missed welcoming our parents to Back to School night but is still working to serve the teachers and students this year! Please Click Here to pay your 2021-22 PTO dues. If you are unsure if you have paid yet this year, please check your PayK12 account to review previous orders.

Coffee with Kurt: Question and answer session with Principal Telford sponsored by the PTO: Wednesday, September 15 from 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM. Parents may attend in person (CCHS Library) or via Zoom - all details and zoom link here Charlotte Catholic / Calendar Please submit questions to ptocharlottecatholic@gmail.com by Monday, September 13, 2021. If coming in person, please wear a mask.
News for CCHS Students

Tuition Assistance for CCHS Students: In 1998, family and friends of Kara Kloiber `93 established a tuition assistance fund in her memory. Tuition assistance is available for CCHS students through the Kara Kloiber Memorial Tuition Assistance Fund. Guidelines and criteria are listed in the application portal.


Reminder: Freshman Class Retreat this week: Girls on Thursday, September 9 and
boys on Friday, September 10. Theme is "Friendship as a Virtue".
For each day: Freshmen will attend homeroom, then report to the chapel (students will stay on campus)
  • Students must be in uniform and please bring a bagged lunch with name on it
  • After the retreat, students will attend their G period classes
  • Students should bring backpacks to school
  • Questions? Please contact Assistant to the Chaplain Noe Sifuentes at noe.sifuentes@cchsemail.org
News for CCHS Parents

Save the Date: College Financial Aid Presentation for Junior and Senior Parents, Wednesday, September 22 at 6:30 PM Click here for information

In case you missed it: September issue of The Cougar News Click Here

Cougar fans - please observe the parking signs associated with visitor spaces in the front school lot. Parking along the grassy area is RESERVED after 4 pm on Thursdays and Fridays as stated on the parking sign. Spaces behind the gate along the left side (grassy area) are RESERVED for ALL home sporting events. Thank you for your cooperation!

Save the Dates to Eat Out for Charlotte Catholic!
  • Wednesday, September 22 from 4:00 - 8:00: Chipotle (by CCHS) Click here for more information and the flyer
  • Nothing but Noodles (Stonecrest)
  • Wednesday, October 6 from 4:00 - 8:00 PM TRUE Pizza (Stonecrest)
  • For all 3 please tell the cashier your supporting Charlotte Catholic and the school will receive a percentage of the sales!
  • Enjoy a night off from cooking and support CCHS at the same time!
COVID-19 Information

As of Friday, September 10, there are five reported active positive cases of COVID-19 among CCHS students, faculty and staff.

COVID Protocols and Procedures: If a student is going to be out of school due to COVID (positive test and/or exposure), please contact Kathie Holder, CCHS school nurse at kaholder@charlottecatholic.com or 704-543-0139. The nurse’s office will notify the attendance office as well as the student’s teachers, counselors and school administrators. Please do not contact the teachers or counselors to report. They will be made aware and make any necessary arrangements with the student AFTER receiving verification from the nurse regarding a COVID-related absence.

In case you missed it: Click here for the September 2 COVID update letter - Metrics for shift in instructional model should the need arise.

Click here letter from Principal Telford regarding COVID protocols and Zoom for COVID quarantine.

MASK LETTER FROM CSO for the recent update from our Catholic Schools Office. Masks will be required in school beginning August 25, 2021. We continue together to work together to remain in person, in school as we fight this pandemic. Thank you again for patience and cooperation.

If any student wishes to request an exemption to the mask mandate, please click the link here DOWNLOAD EXPEMPTION FORM. You may then click the FACE COVERING EXEMPTION FORM RETURN to submit your form, or return to the school nurse. Please reference the proclamation, page 3, item D for stated exceptions. The proclamation can be found here: CITY/COUNTY PROCLAMATION.

CCHS Faithfully Forward: CCHS Return to School Plan
News from CCHS Athletic Boosters and the Athletic Department

We will host our first Booster Meeting of the 2021-2022 School year, Monday, September 20 at 8:00 am in the CCHS cafeteria.

Save the Date for two Important Events from the Athletic Booster:
  • Annual Ladies Tennis Tournament: Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at Park Crossing Racquet Club.
  • Annual Golf Tournament, held at Raintree Country Club: Tuesday, October 26, 2021 Click here for information

The Athletic Boosters have a great year planned: The Athletic Boosters depend 100% on dues and donations. Click here to pay your Athletic Booster Membership and support all Athletic programs at Charlotte Catholic: https://secure.payk12.com/school/_/111/1262/12921

Cougar Club All Sport Passes and Reserved Parking
  • All Sport Passes are digital this year, so you can attend any regular season home game with the click of a button. Cheer for your favorite teams this fall, winter and spring with one pass! 
  • Upper Deck reserved parking still available for home Varsity football games.
  • Click here for more details and purchase in the Online Store. Go Cougars!
  • Directions for how to use the digital pass are available on the CCHS website under Athletics: Cougar Club: Digital Access
  • For questions, please contact Jeannie Sovine at jsovine@me.com or Leah Foley 88foleyfamily@gmail.com

Game Day Entrance for Seniors (over 65) Take advantage of the Tar Heel Pass to be admitted into Charlotte Catholic Games for Free. Please see instructions below:

Seniors over the age of 65 with a State issued TAR HEEL PASS will be admitted free to HOME games at Charlotte Catholic. The pass does not expire and individuals only need to apply for it once. The SENIOR CITIZEN TAR HEEL pass is recognized by Charlotte Catholic. It is up to the individual High School as to honor the pass so please check before attending away games. Cards are issued by the NC State Department of Aging and are mailed to you directly free upon request. You cannot order these cards online, you must contact Sharon Guss at #919-855-3428.

News from the Athletic Trainer: Cougar Families! Do you have unwanted or unused orthopedic equipment (crutches, boots, braces) just laying around your home? If you no longer have a need or want, and would like to declutter please donate them to our Sports Medicine Dept. We will “rehab” these items and put them back into circulation when needed by any of our student athletes here at CCHS. 
If you have items which you would like to donate please contact:
Athletic Trainer, Todd Wisocki, tawisocki@charlottecatholic.com
Counselors' Corner

A college representative will meet in-person, or virtually where indicated, at CCHS with any Sophomore, Junior or Senior student that is interested. A counselor is also present.
  • A college rep is the person who reads the application for admission so a face-to-face meeting will serve the student well.
  • The student must print a screenshot of the SCOIR registration and have their teacher sign it as their pass.
  • A student needs to remember that they are representing CCHS at these meetings so come with some good questions and your best behavior.
  • The visits will be listed each Friday for the following week and a complete list is available on SCOIR.
  • CCHS students are required to wear a mask while meeting with a college representative.
 
Friday, September 10:
University of South Carolina at 11:00 AM

Monday, September 13:
Queens University of Charlotte at 9:45 AM
 
Tuesday, September 14:
Neumann University at 8:00 AM
Virginia Commonwealth University at 9:00 AM
University of Richmond at 9:45 AM
Auburn University at 11:00 AM
Wake Forest University at 12:45 PM
Catholic University of America at 2:00 PM Virtual
 
Wednesday, September 15:      
Christopher Newport University at 8:00 AM
Xavier University at 9:00 AM
Wingate University at 9:45 AM
Boston University at 11:00 AM Virtual
 
Thursday, September 16:
Loyola University Maryland at 2:00 PM Virtual
 
Friday, September 17:
College of the Holy Cross at 9:45 AM Virtual
American University in Paris at 11:00 AM

2021- 2022 Letter from the Counseling Department in case you missed it: Click here

Please Click here for contact information: CCHS Counselors
Campus Ministry

Adoration and Confessions: Every Thursday during all lunch times (11:37 - 1:37) unless otherwise noted.

Rosary will be offered for the school and community intentions in the chapel Monday through Wednesday at 2:40 PM.

Rosaries for Charlotte Catholic: Please consider signing up for a day to pray the Rosary for the spiritual needs of all those at CCHS: Sign up here

Community Service Opportunity Saturday, September 11: Click here for information

Service Opportunity at St. Matthews: Msgr. McSweeney World Hunger Drive - Saturday, September 11 Click Here and Here for the sign ups and information.

For more information about Campus Ministry, the Weekly Rosary intention, and more, click here.
Quick Resources
Admissions
 Please click here watch the presentation: Discover Charlotte Catholic! Feel free to share with any families of 8th graders who are considering options for high school.
Have a friend or family member interested in attending Catholic?
 To learn more about enrollment or schedule a visit to CCHS, click here:
Charlotte Catholic was featured on the PBS Charlotte show Carolina Impact: PBS Video

Tuition Assistance Applications for 21-22 school year are live. Each family must complete a Tuition Assistance Application every year in order to qualify for an award. Visit www.discovermacs.org/financialaid to apply.

MACS Business Office: (704) 370-3265 or macsbilling@charlottediocese.org
Athletics
For contact information for all CCHS Sports Coaches click here: Cougar Coaches
Click here for the CCHS Athletics page and information on specific sports. Athletics
Attendance
24-hour Attendance Hotline 704-716-2418
* Please follow these procedures *
Early Dismissal: If your student needs early dismissal, please have them bring a note to the attendance office first thing in the morning with their name and exact time of dismissal. This will allow your student to leave school without a parent entering the building to sign them out.
Return to school after an absence: A parent note is needed for documentation after any student absence.
Please refer to page 11 of the student handbook for more attendance policies: https://www.charlottecatholic.org/domain/138
Bus Service
 For information about the MACS bus service, visit MACS Transportation.
Cafeteria
The school Cafeteria is open before school, during break and all 3 lunches. Cash or a student account may be used for purchase.
For Cafeteria Questions contact Mrs. Yarborough at Yarborough@aladdinfood.com
Carpool and Parking Information

The paved and gravel lots are closed for construction work.
There is no parking in these lots this year.

The Little Avenue entrance will be closed due to construction of the Fine Arts Center this school year. All traffic entering campus will use the Highway 51 (Pineville-Matthews Road) entrance or the Walsh Boulevard entrance. Traffic exiting via Little Avenue will now be redirected behind the visitors’ side of the stadium and to Walsh Boulevard.

There is no vehicle or pedestrian access to or from Little Avenue.

Carpool Drop off and Pick up Reminders:
Parents may only enter campus to drop off or pick up by entering from 51.
During drop off and pick up only students and faculty parking in the B Deck may enter the campus from Walsh.
There is no drop off in front of or in the parking garage.
The entrance to campus from Pineville-Matthews Road is one way during school hours.
The Little Avenue Entrance is closed due to construction of the Fine Arts Center. 

Student drivers and parents are reminded not to use The Waterford Square Apartments as a cut through: We have had multiple reports of speeding on the streets and have been asked by the apartment complex to remind drivers not cut through. Please help prevent accidents and keep our community safe.

Please do NOT drop off or pick up your student at neighboring businesses. The school has has received many calls asking us to not use their parking lots. Please help us be a good neighbor.
Canvas Parent Observer Sign Up: Canvas is the learning management system used by CCHS. Please follow these instructions Canvas Information to become an "observer" for your student's classes. It is vital that everyone does this to receive communications from your student's teachers. If you were an observer for your student's classes last year, the status should carry over to their new courses this year.
The Catholic Daily
Please keep UP-TO-DATE with daily announcements (The Catholic Daily) and communications from CCHS via email. Senders will be "Charlotte Catholic High School" noreply@charlottecatholic.com or communications@charlottecatholic.com. Please mark both as safe senders.

For questions related to The Catholic Daily, please email catholicdaily@cchsemail.org
Driving Eligibility Certificate
Driving Eligibility Certificates are available during scheduled office hours.
Inclement Weather
If school is closed, or there is a change to the regular daily schedule due to inclement weather, you will be notified via the email address and telephone number the school has on record.
Parking Permits for Students
Students who have purchased parking passes must park in their assigned spot. Tags were distributed in homeroom and now must be displayed at all times when on campus.
Click Here for the school store to purchase student parking permits
For Questions please contact Mr. Conrad RJConrad@charlottecatholic.com
PTO
PTO Dues: The PTO has a great year planned for our teachers, staff and students:
The PTO depends 100% on dues and donations.
If you are interested in volunteering, we’d love to have you! Click here to view the various committees that can use your help.
Contact PTO President Jennifer Jones Jennifer Jones chj_jcj@hotmail.com for more information.
Scheduling of School Facilities and Meetings
CCHS community members wishing to schedule on-campus or Zoom meetings (team parents, and others who would like to schedule facilities cafeteria, library, etc.), need to contact Dr. Maria Leahy MMLeahy@charlottecatholic.com with the date, time, and location to check availability with regard to the school calendar and space.
Student ID and Student Electronic Activity Pass
Every student will be issued a Student ID Card. These cards will be distributed during homeroom during the first few weeks of school. The Student ID Card is no longer the Student Activity Card.

The Student Activity Card is being replaced by the Student Electronic Activity Pass. This Pass is now on sale on the School Store Student Activity Pass (payk12.com) It is $50 per student.
The Student Electronic Activity Pass is good for:
All regular season home athletic events, for any sport (Fall, Winter and Spring).
Entry into plays and musicals put on by CCHS theater and drama department.
10 school wide dress down days.
The Student Electronic Activity Pass purchase will require a student email, this email will be used to create the student’s account to generate e-tickets for each event they attend. New students (including 9th grade students) will get their student email at orientation. ONLY the school-issued email address can be used for the Student Electronic Activity Pass.
Tuition Assistance
For information on applying for Tuition Assistance through MACS, click here
Yearbook
Purchases available on the school store: 
Senior 2020-2021- Yearbook with Name stamp - Seniors have the option of purchasing a yearbook with his or her name engraved on it. This purchase must be made by January 14. Otherwise, you always have the option of purchasing an underclass book without the engraving. Cost is $90.00
Underclass 2020-2021-Yearbook - Cost $85.00
After purchase please keep a copy of your receipt.
Senior Baby Ads - Deadline for Baby Ads is November 2.
Celebrate your senior with a half page baby ad. Follow the instructions on the attached flyer. Cost -$95.00 Yearbook Baby Ad flyer
Please contact Mrs. Simpson BASimpson@Charlottecatholic.com with any questions
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