Welcome to CPCS
The mission of Chesapeake Public Charter School is to offer each student a unique educational experience within a reflective learning community. Through a modified school calendar, multi-age students in small class settings will engage in a curriculum of meaningful connections and diverse perspectives. This engagement will be achieved using technology, the environment, the arts and community resources. This school will provide a safe, orderly, caring and joyful reflective atmosphere in which respect for all is evident and the outcome of empowered, self-directed learners is expected. Our goal is to build a solid foundation for higher education and the desire to continue learning, growing, sharing, and contributing in multiple capacities throughout each person’s life.
CPCS Weekly Outlook
CPCS WEEKLY OUTLOOK SEPT 20-24
TUESDAY, SEPT 21
- CCSA Governing Board Meeting 5:30 PM
FRIDAY, SEPT 24
- Professional Day - *No School for Students*
IMPORTANT UPDATES FROM NURSE BOYCE:
On September 14, 2021, the Maryland General Assembly’s Administrative, Executive, and Legislative Review (AELR) Committee voted to enact COMAR 13A.01.06, Face Coverings in School Facilities. This regulation requires everyone to wear a face-covering while in a public school facility with certain exceptions. Those exceptions are delineated in our revised protocols. This action supersedes the masking protocols set forth by SMCPS earlier this year.
COVID TEST UPDATE
We are now accepting rapid covid testing for re-entry to school after covid like illness. We will also accept PCR tests. SMCHD will no longer offer the rapid PCR test to SMCPS students due to the high volume needed for professionals in health care in the county currently.
SMCHD plans to offer a flu clinic to our students in October. No date has been set just yet, but we are anticipating the week of October 18th, stay tuned...
Please make sure your middle school student is bringing a water bottle to school. I have at least 15 students asking for water bottles every day. We need our students to be hydrated and want to do our part for the environment, especially since we are a GREEN school.
PROJECT ELECTIVES UPDATE
Dear Parents, Friends, and Families of CPCS,
This is normally the time of year where we reach out to find volunteers for Project Electives. Keeping in mind all that we are doing to try to stay safe and healthy during this time, we do not think it is in students' best interests to run project electives in the traditional sense, including the mixing of grade levels. So, at this time, we are pausing Electives. We will reevaluate at the end of the semester to see if we can start this up in January.
WHAT IS AN ELECTIVE?
Project electives are additional educational classes: extensions and enrichments to classroom objectives, core commonalities, and our charter's overarching themes. Each elective will focus on a theme. Electives are held on Fridays from 1:45 pm – 3 pm for about 6-8 weeks and they usually begin in October.
Electives are run by both CPCS Staff and volunteers like YOU! Electives are offered to our students, throughout the year in multi-age groups of approximately 15 students.
Monetary donations are always welcome. Make an online payment using this PayPal link. You can choose whether you would like to make a one-time donation, or whether you would prefer to make a recurring, monthly donation of a smaller amount. The Chesapeake Charter School Alliance is a non-profit with 501(c)(3) status with the IRS; all donations made to us are tax-deductible to you.
Thank you for all you do for CPCS. I look forward to seeing many of you at a fundraising event in the New Year! Shannon Norris.
Interested in Volunteering? We have many different ways you can help. The volunteer coordinators are working to meet with committees throughout CPCS. If you are interested in volunteering, email us!
BECOMING A REGISTERED VOLUNTEER
The online application process is now in place and accessible for use by all prospective school volunteers, student interns, and student teachers who wish to submit an application to become an approved school volunteer.
Step #1 - SMCPS APPROVED VOLUNTEER
Step #2 - CASH TRAINING