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.
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.
CPCS Weekly Outlook
January 22, 2022
CPCS WEEKLY OUTLOOK JAN 25-29
RETURN TO SCHOOL UPDATE
Here is a link to the most recent press conference on 1/21/21- Hogan/Salmon Press Conference -if you hadn't had a chance to watch or listen live. We are excited that all SMCPS/CPCS staff who wanted to be vaccinated had the opportunity to do so, and that St. Mary's County's Public Schools intent has been to return to our hybrid schedule as soon as we meet those "safe" requirements set out by the Governor and MDH that signal our phase-in can begin again. We're hopeful that it is very soon and eagerly await the green light from our Superintendent and local county health officials.
We know that virtual burnout is real, are experiencing it along with you, and we can't thank you enough for being our partners throughout this pandemic. You have set the tone and made it work for your families and we appreciate you and all that it takes to manage work and teaching and parenting, and all of the other stressors in your lives over this past year. We know that we will need to recover academic standards, and we're actively discussing and planning additional summer and after school support. We also know that children will need additional support emotionally and socially too. This global experience has forced us to recognize that there will be deficits to address, but as importantly to note are the valuable "human" skills like resilience, perseverance, courage, self discipline, compassion and respect (a.k.a. CRABS skills) that we have all realized. We're learning that we can find what's been positive over this past year and continue it, while adapting and adjusting to uncertainty in order to move forward and make new progress. We long for in person instruction as well, but until then, please get on those google meets with your classes and teachers. That face time is our best way to engage your students, and we want to see their faces and have them participate in their lessons until we can have them in front of us. We are anxious to have our CPCS community together in person again.
Wishing you health and an expedient return to school!
TUESDAY, JAN 26
- MATERIAL PICK UP – GYM 10-2 pm & 4-5 pm
*Note- Your child's teacher will communicate if pick up is required.
BOOK CHECK-OUT/PICK-UP CONTINUES
Does your child need something to read at home? The CPCS Media Center is now offering a simplified, on-going book check-out and pick-up process! If your child is interested in checking out a book from the Media Center to read at home please see the attachment below.