Prayer for the month of November

 November is dedicated to the holy souls in purgatory. 
Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Most Precious Blood of Thy Divine Son, Jesus, in union with the masses said throughout the world today, for all the holy souls in purgatory, for sinners everywhere, for sinners in the universal church, those in my own home and within my family. Amen.

Our Lady of Mercy and St. Joseph pray for us.
New Announcements
Collection Ends at End of School Today!
The Charlotte Catholic Student Council canned food drive to benefit Our Lady of Consolation Catholic Church ends this Thursday, November 18. Please place non-perishable foods in the boxes outside the library. All donations will be delivered after school at 3:00 PM Thursday, November 18. Thank you for your generosity to our sisters and brothers in need. May God continue to bless you for compassionate response.

Deadline Tomorrow!
The Japanese Anime Club would like to continue their tradition of making Christmas care packages for active military members. If you have any family members who are currently serving in the military – home or abroad, and would like them to receive a care package, please e-mail the address to amchamberlain@charlottecatholic.com  by Friday November 19. Any questions, please contact Mrs. Chamberlain, Japanese Anime Club Advisor

There will be Mass at break due to the sophomore class Mass this Thursday, November 18. Confessions this week will be moved from Thursday to Friday.
News for CCHS Students

Attention all CCHS ladies. Would you like to win scholarship dollars? Would you like to be part of an American institution? Would you like to serve your community and perform your talent? The Miss Statesville’s Outstanding Teen Competition is scheduled for November 20. Any young woman who lives or works in the Mecklenburg county area and is age 13-17 may compete. Miss Statesville’s Outstanding Teen Program is part of the Miss America Organization, celebrating 100 years this year!
Find out more by talking to Ms. Luke in room 215 or Ms. Hager in Learning Support.
News for CCHS Parents

Charlotte Catholic is installing a local content filter on each student assigned MacBook Air. The installation will occur over the next several weeks. The content filter will become active on the MacBook Air when a student is not on the school network. The content filter, FortiClient, is meant to help keep students safe from inappropriate internet content such as violence. Please direct any questions to Beth Acitelli bvacitelli@charlottecatholic.com
 
Parents and Students: Charlotte Catholic will begin collecting student cell phone numbers next week. Student cell numbers will be used for emergency communication, including testing of the emergency communication system. All Charlotte Catholic correspondence to student cell phone numbers will be documented within our AP Notify communication system. Communication will arrive from “95664”. There is no reply option to the “95664” contact.
COVID-19 Information

As of Wednesday, November 10, there are zero reported active positive cases of COVID-19 among CCHS students, faculty and staff.

September 22 Update from Nurse Holder: Home COVID tests are not as reliable as a lab test, therefore only the Rapid or the PCR are acceptable for proof of positive or negative COVID test.

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

Attention Winter and Spring sports fans! 
  • Don’t forget your Cougar Club All Sports Pass will allow entry into ALL home (regular season) sporting events this school year and are available in the Online Store!
  • For questions, please contact Jeannie Sovine at jsovine@me.com or Leah Foley 88foleyfamily@gmail.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.
  • Student must print a screenshot of the SCOIR registration and have their teacher sign it as their pass.
  • Students need 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.
 
Thursday, November 18
Savannah College of Art & Design at 11:00AM

Monday, November 22
United States Military Academy @ 2:00PM
 
Tuesday, November 23
University of Mississippi @ 9:45AM
Cougar Kudos

Congratulations to the following seniors who signed their National Letter of Intent to continue their sport at the collegiate level:
  • Kate Draddy: Lacrosse - William & Mary
  • Ben Irmscher: Lacrosse - Washington & Lee
  • Maggie Gehrig: Tennis – Villanova
  • Imelda McMenamin: Basketball - Vassar
  • William Hanson: Baseball - Queens
  • Alanis Diaz: Basketball - St. Leo

Speech and Debate: Saturday , November 13, ten students participated in the Riverside Warrior Invitational. The following students placed in the top six:
  • Max Harshberger ('22) and AJ Richard ('22) - 1st place - Varsity Public Forum
  • Alexis Clark ('24) - 3rd place - Informative Speaking
  • Ethan Lynds ('24) - 4th place - Informative Speaking
  • Jonathan Tyson ('25) - 5th place - Informative Speaking
Congratulations to all!
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

For more information about Campus Ministry, the Weekly Rosary intention, and more, click here.
Quick Resources
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.

Reminder from the Attendance Office regarding disruptions to the school day:
In addition to a high number of students arriving late to school, there has been an excessive amount of last minute requests for dismissals for appointments during the school day. We understand that sometimes appointments during the school day may be unavoidable, however we ask that, as much as possible, families plan ahead and physical notes are brought to the attendance office in the morning before homeroom, and that dismissals are planned so that the times are at class change. It is very disruptive to have so many students coming and going during class time.
Bus Service
 For information about the MACS bus service, visit MACS Transportation.
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
2021-2022 MACS Calendar
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 received many calls asking us to not use their parking lots. Please help us be a good neighbor.
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 CCHS_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.
Drivers Ed
Jordan Driving School offers Drivers Ed at CCHS - Sign up for a class!
Click here for all information
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.
National Honor Society Tutoring 
Every Wednesday from 2:35 - 3:05 PM in the Library. Any subject, just drop in!
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.
Click here to pay your dues and support the PTO
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.
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