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CCHS Newsletter 8 - 5th January 2021
Weekly Message from Mr Harding, Executive Head Teacher
Happy New Year to everyone. I would normally write welcome back for the newsletter but as we are all more than aware the circumstances have changed somewhat and we will (hopefully) be welcoming back students after half-term. I hope that everyone was able to have a restful and happy Christmas. It was certainly a Christmas like no other in so many ways but it is definitely going to be one we all remember!

So, looking forward to 2021 we know that it's likely to be a challenging few months ahead but that there is a brighter year to look forward to. Rest assured, we will all be working incredibly hard to ensure that it's as good as it can be for all our students.
Spotlight on Online Learning

 


How a student accesses their Virtual Classroom - Visit Moodle: vle.cc-hs.com, go to "My Courses", click on the correct course, click on virtual classroom, click join session.

EduLink
The school app allows students to access their homework and receive messages from their teachers.
You can access the app either by downloading it from the Android Play Store or the App Store, alternatively you can access the school app through your home PC or laptop by following the links below.

To use the app you will need:-
The school id which is codsall
Your username: This is the same username that you use in school to log in to the school computers and should be something like this: AndrewHarris13
Your password: This is the same password as you use in school.

If you have forgotten your password. Please email us at helpdesk@cc-hs.com

You MUST log into the app on a mobile device before you can receive messages from your teachers, once you have done that, you can use EdulinkOne on any platform you wish.

 

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Upcoming Events
Monday 4th January 2021 - Years 11 & 13 begin online learning.
Wednesday 6th January 2021 - Years 9, 10 & 12 begin online learning.

This half-term - House Arts Competition.  See the House Weekly PPTs for details.
Book recommendations
We will be detailing a book suitable for teenagers to read each week of this term.  Some will be linked to a particular curriculum area, others will simply be books that your child might be interested in reading or that you might both want to read and compare notes.

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

In his first book for young adults, Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist who leaves his school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white high school. This heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written tale, featuring poignant drawings that reflect the character's art, is based on the author's own experiences. It chronicles contemporary adolescence as seen through the eyes of one Native American boy.

Suitable for all CCHS year groups.  
Curriculum Link - GCSE History America 1840-1895
ISBN-10 : 1783442018
Information for children of Key Workers
  • All students in school will need to bring a face mask and follow social distancing and hand-washing/sanitizing advice.
  • Normal school rules and behaviour expectations apply to all students when in school.
  • Students who are in school should bring in their own headphones if they have them so that they can access online learning.  We have a small number of head phones which we can lend to students who do not have their own.
  • As during the first national lockdown, all students who are in school can wear their own clothes.
  • To help to safeguard students and staff, Lateral Flow Testing will be carried out with those students and staff who have consented to testing .
Student Success Stories
Congratulations to Discovery House on winning the House Altruism Cup! House Leader, Mrs Nicklin, House Captain, Dylan and the whole team worked exceptionally hard to raise £1560 for Compton Care.
General reminders
As in the first national lockdown, school staff may call you at home to offer you support with your child's learning. 
You can also contact teachers through the EduLink app should you have any queries to do with a specific subject.
If you would like us to share a community event with others in a future newsletter, please contact the school with details email: office@cc-hs.com
Have your circumstances changed recently?
Parents claiming some benefits can claim free school meals for any of their children who are registered at a Staffordshire school and who would normally be at school at lunch time. School meals are a good way to ensure that your child eats well at lunchtime and you can save yourself time and money.

Even if you don't want your children to have the meals, claiming them helps their school. The more eligible parents who claim meals, the more funding the school receives.


https://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/Education/Educational-awards-benefits/FreeSchoolMeals/Apply-online.aspx
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