Monday, March 22nd, 2021


Good morning Coupeville Middle and High School welcome to a new

week.


What a great last two weeks it has been! Two weeks ago, we welcomed

many of our middle school students back, and last week we got to swing

the doors open to CHS for an increased number of students. It was great to see all of you, joke with all of you, and suddenly feel short around some of you. Wow some of you have grown.


I want to thank all of you for your diligence in following our safety protocols to be sure that we are all safe when we are on campus.


As you can see behind me... I have some BIG news about changes for you, but before I report it, I would like to interject our Words of Wisdom at this point of announcements, because we all might need to hear them first.


So changes. If there is one thing that we have all faced this year it is change. In September, we were told maybe the elementary would come back to some sort of hybrid school, maybe. The secondary was a huge question mark. Then, in December, it began to outlook like maybe some version of limited hybrid school was possible at some point in Coupeville. Now, due to changes in guidelines, increased vaccinations, and our

successful trial runs with CMHS in person support, we are going to be able to take another step towards school. I will be sending an informational video out later this week.


But right now I would like to share that on April 12th, CMHS will be able to increase our in person opportunities. We will have actual classes in classrooms, in person.


A few things to know for now. Our virtual and in person offerings will change. We will have a daily schedule of 8:00 to 12:30 or 12:45. I know this is a big change for many families. Changing our hours may cause difficulties for some families. Please contact us and we will do all we can to help. Bussing will still be limited and in person classes will be offered two days per week per student. While the CDC changed distancing guidelines, they still maintain cohorting and other guidelines which prevents full classrooms.


I will present a brief outline of the plan at the virtual school board meeting at 6:30 tonight. My parent and student informational video will be out in the next few days.


For now, plan on school occurring from 8:00-12:30 or 12:45 for all students, both those that attend hybrid and those that are all virtual.


The CMS “Writing & Art Society" is launching their debut school magazine, "Howl." We need YOU to submit your original work to us to feature in our first ever publication that we will send out in May.


Please send us any of the following:

Photography

Original artwork

A comic strip or cartoon

Book or Movie reviews

Original short stories

Original Poetry

Original non-fiction writing

Opinion essays


Please submit your original student work by emailing Mrs. Grevé by Friday, April 16th! We look forward to featuring your creative work, and we will let you know if your work has been accepted for this publication by the end of April.


All students please remember that CMHS is excited to offer our new optional enrichment program to support students who are seeking social community, academic challenges, and activities that stretch their thinking. A schedule of various programs will recur every week, and students can join via a Google Meet classroom code. There is no need to sign up in advance to attend any of these programs, and students are encouraged to drop in at any point. Please refer to the CHS & CMS. Enrichment Schedules included with this email to learn more about how to join these virtual programs! Thank you to Ms. Ask, Mrs. Greve and Mr. DeArmond for making this happen.


CMHS Dad Joke of the Day:

There was once a king who was only 12 inches tall!

Terrible king, but made a great ruler.



Words of Wisdom...

This is Mr. Kappes with a few words of wisdom.


Change is one of the things we can always count on. Change is happening in us and all around us all the time. Our bodies are constantly changing, friends come and go, school rules change, and the technology we depend on each day seems to change in the blink of an eye.


To live successfully in the 21st century, we have to stay open to change. We have to learn to deal with it constructively by responding to it in flexible, constructive, and even creative ways.


So, it’s important to remember that


Learning to adapt to change is a key to successful living.


If you find yourself struggling with change, speak to [name of school counselor] or an adult you trust. You can learn the skills you need to adapt successfully to the constant changes of life in the 21st century.


With something to think about, this is Mr. Kappes. Make it a great day . . . or not. The choice is yours.

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