Letters & Notifications to Parents, Students and Staff During the Covid-19 Outbreak

A chronological listing of all important messages and downloads, as presented during the Covid-19 shutdown.

 

IMPORTANT PARENT MESSAGE MARCH 30, 2020:

Download the COVID-19/At-Home Mental Health Resource List

This download includes valuable resources for help during the Covid-19 Pandemic, including:

  • Fact Sheets
  • Crisis & Hotlines
  • Teletherapy
  • Support Groups
  • Family Resources,
  • Relaxation and General Coping Resources
  • Art and Entertainment
  • Financial Resources
  • Anxiety reducing techniques & more

Please feel free to share.


IMPORTANT PARENT MESSAGE MARCH 27, 2020:

Hello City High Parents and Families, As promised, we included their Assignments document per grade and team for each of their courses.  We’ve attached the Assignments document below for every grade, which also includes teacher office hours.
Continue to stay safe and healthy!

Best, Dr. Allen

ASSIGNMENTS
CH 9th Grade Assignments_3-30 to 4-3-20

CH 10th Grade Assignments_3-30 to 4-3-20

CH 11th Grade Assignments_3-30 to 4-3-20

CH 12th Grade Assignments_3-30 to 4-3-20

Hello Class of 2023, 2022, 2021, and 2020:

We hope that you are doing well and keeping yourself productively busy considering the circumstances.   Whether it’s listening to your favorite song/artist, reading, exercising, watching a favorite show/movie, and/or doing a kind deed for someone else, try to do something each day that that makes you smile.  Again, we miss you and will get through this one day at a time.

We have one week of school left in the trimester starting on Monday, March 30th.  As promised, attached are document that have compiled all of your assignments per class and per team as well as office hours for your teachers.  We will also post this document on our website.  I want to give your teachers a shout-out for the time they put into collaboratively developing assignments given the new parameters we’re working within of temporarily transitioning to online/remote facilitation of your classes.  Feel free to thank them too.

Have a good weekend and then let’s be ready to start Monday prepared to finish our last week of trimester two strong!

Best, Dr. Allen

School will be open today,
March 27th, from 8:00 a.m. to Noon,
for students to pick
their laptop and/or charger. 

Since Governor Wolf’s Stay-at-Home order, we received further guidance that allowing
students and staff to come on-site to pick up essential educational items is an allowable
emergency provision of the order. Students should practice social distancing
while on-site.  Please also note that this opportunity is not to gather other items or to clean out lockers. That opportunity will be provided at a later date.


 

IMPORTANT PARENT MESSAGE MARCH 23, 2020:

Governor Wolf held a press conference today at 2:00 p.m. that Allegheny County will now be under a ‘Stay at Home’ order beginning at 8:00 p.m. tonight.  As a result, we are adjusting our plans for laptop/charger pick-up.  We will be opening school from 4:00 to 7:30 p.m. THIS EVENING on March 23rd to allow students and staff to pick up laptops and chargers if necessary.  

Please DOWNLOAD for information regarding our Google Classroom platform and tentative return to traditional classrooms!

Respectfully,
Dr. Dara Ware Allen
CEO and Principal
City Charter High School


 

IMPORTANT PARENT MESSAGE MARCH 16, 2020:

 Download City High School Closure Information

Governor Wolf Closes All Pennsylvania Schools for Two Weeks

Hello Everyone:
We were just alerted that Governor Wolf just issued a declaration closing all Pennsylvania schools for 10 days starting March 16, 2020

Do your best to stay healthy and care for your loved ones.

Respectfully,
Dr. Dara Ware Allen
CEO and Principal
City Charter High School


 

IMPORTANT PARENT MESSAGE MARCH 13, 2020:

Governor Wolf Closes All Pennsylvania Schools for Two Weeks
Hello Everyone:
We were just alerted that Governor Wolf just issued a declaration closing all Pennsylvania schools for 10 days starting March 16, 2020 (https://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2020/03/13/Gov-Wolf-closes-all-K-12-schools-in-Pa-for-two-weeks/stories/202003130150).  Parents will be contacted with new information as it unfolds  through City High’s emergency school closing systems and emails, as well as the school website in the coming weeks.
Do your best to stay healthy and care for your loved ones.
Respectfully,
Dara
Dara Ware Allen, Ph.D.
CEO and Principal
City Charter High School
201 Stanwix Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

 

IMPORTANT PARENT MESSAGE MARCH 12, 2020:

School Closure Notification- COVID-19 Health Precaution

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