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Important Reminders

It is essential to use your school email to log into your Google Classrooms and Zoom sessions. Your Zoom session link information for each of your classes is located in Google Classrooms.

It is essential that you keep your camera on at all times and that your teachers can identify and account for your attendance.

Any inappropriate behavior and language being used will be grounds to remove you from a zoom session. 

VIRTUAL WORKOUTS

WEEKLY SCHEDULE:
MONDAYS: 8:15 AM - 8:45 AM
TUESDAYS: 11:20 AM - 11:50 AM
THURSDAYS: 8:15 AM - 8:45 AM
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Distance Learning Daily News

April 27, 2021

It is Tuesday, a normal schedule for the 9th, 10th, & 12th grades. No classes for 11th grade. There is SAT testing in the school building for those 11th-grade scholars that signed up for it. 

SOPHOMORES & JUNIORS: College Now Application for summer classes is open!  Please reach out to Ms. Girerd, kgirerd@chslsj.org, if you’re interested in applying to taking FREE college-level classes this summer. 

SENIORS: 3 days until Decision Day. If you haven't already, you should complete the BBQ and Formal Dinner Surveys (Check Emails)

IMPORTANT DATES

4/27 - SAT Testing for Juniors - Activate your Overgrad Accounts. SAT Student Guide is available for pick up at the school building; you can also download it here.

April 26, 2021

Happy Monday, and welcome to Week 29. Today is the 1st day of Q4 and the last quarter of the school year. This is the last opportunity to pull your grades up and finish the year strong. 

SOPHOMORES & JUNIORS: College Now Application for summer classes is open!  Please reach out to Ms. Girerd, kgirerd@chslsj.org, if you’re interested in applying to taking FREE college-level classes this summer. 

SENIORS: 4 days until Decision Day. If you haven't already, you should complete the BBQ and Formal Dinner Surveys (Check Emails)

IMPORTANT DATES

4/26 - Beg of Q4

4/27 - SAT Testing for Juniors - Activate your Overgrad Accounts. SAT Student Guide is available for pick up at the school building; you can also download it here.

April 23, 2021

We've made it to Friday and the end of Week 28.

Today is the last day of Q3. Monday we enter Q4, the last quarter of the school year. 

SOPHOMORES & JUNIORS: College Now Application for summer classes is open!  Please reach out to Ms. Girerd, kgirerd@chslsj.org, if you’re interested in applying to taking FREE college-level classes this summer. 

SENIORS: Notify Ms. Spencer of your College Commitments TODAY! (9 Days Until Decision Day), Complete BBQ & Formal Dinner Surveys (Check email)

IMPORTANT DATES

4/23 - SYEP Application Deadline - You must be 14-21 years old. Make sure you apply for your working papers by visiting your counselor's virtual office. 

4/23 - Seniors, remember to send all college acceptances/denials to Ms. Spencer by this Friday and check your emails for all Senior activities. 

4/23 - End of Q3

4/26 - Beg of Q4

4/27 - SAT Testing for Juniors - Activate your Overgrad Accounts. SAT Student Guide is available for pick up at the school building; you can also download it here.

Check out these cool Earth Day presentations from our fellow scholars. 

Sustainable Fashion - Venus Rodriguez, Karla Sena, Zayani Garcia
Environmental Racism in NY - Nashaly Nunez
Environmental Racism in NY - Ianna Rosario
Nuclear Energy - Edward Vidal
Sustainable Art - Abigail Rodriguez
Ocean Acidification - Bryan De La Torre, Gabriela Curiel Sierra, Douglas Matos-Vasquez, Israel Otanez-Lopez

April 22, 2021

Happy Earth Day! 

It's Thursday. Today we will discuss the conviction of Derek Chauvin during Advisory. 

There are 2 days left to Q3. Remember to review your grades and see where you stand.

IMPORTANT DATES

4/23 - SYEP Application Deadline - You must be 14-21 years old. Make sure you apply for your working papers by visiting your counselor's virtual office. 

4/23 - Seniors, remember to send all college acceptances/denials to Ms. Spencer by this Friday and check your emails for all Senior activities. 

4/23 - End of Q3

4/26 - Beg of Q4

4/27 - SAT Testing for Juniors

April 21, 2021

Dear Law and Social Justice Family,
We all saw justice served in this one case and we know the emotions we are all feeling aware this is just a first step. 

We will have a Town Hall in the coming days to give you a chance to voice your feelings.

Thank you.
Mr. Burke

It's Wednesday, aka Intervention/Office Hours. Check your PowerSchool to see your schedule. 

There are 3 days left to Q3. Remember to review your grades and see where you stand. 
 

IMPORTANT DATES

4/23 - SYEP Application Deadline - You must be 14-21 years old. Make sure you apply for your working papers by visiting your counselor's virtual office. 

4/23 - Seniors, remember to send all college acceptances/denials to Ms. Spencer by this Friday and check your emails for all Senior activities. 

4/23 - End of Q3

4/26 - Beg of Q4

4/27 - SAT Testing for Juniors

April 20, 2021

It's Tuesday. 

Tomorrow, is Intervention/Office Hours. Check your PowerSchool to check your schedule. 

There are 4 days left to Q3. Remember to review your grades and see where you stand. 
 

IMPORTANT DATES

4/20 - Reviewing College Financial Award Letters Workshop @ 5:30 PM - Check emails for zoom link.

4/23 - SYEP Application Deadline - You must be 14-21 years old. Make sure you apply for your working papers by visiting your counselor's virtual office. 

4/23 - Seniors, remember to send all college acceptances/denials to Ms. Spencer by this Friday and check your emails for all Senior activities. 

4/23 - End of Q3

4/26 - Beg of Q4

4/27 - SAT Testing for Juniors

April 19, 2021

Welcome to Week 28. 

There are 5 days left to Q3. Remember to review your grades and see where you stand. 
 

IMPORTANT DATES

4/19 - Juniors, remember today is the last day to submit your SAT Day Permission Slips to Ms. Rawlins.

  • If you are interested in preparing for the SATs with Khan Academy, email Ms. Rawlins ASAP! Top 5 Students with the MOST prep hours will earn a VISA GIFT CARD!

  • SAT Student Guide - is available for pick up at the school. You can also download it HERE.

4/20 - Reviewing College Financial Award Letters Workshop @ 5:30 PM - Check emails for zoom link.

4/23 - SYEP Application Deadline - You must be 14-21 years old. Make sure you apply for your working papers by visiting your counselor's virtual office. 

4/23 - Seniors, remember to send all college acceptances/denials to Ms. Spencer by this Friday and check your emails for all Senior activities. 

4/23 - End of Q3

4/26 - Beg of Q4

4/27 - SAT Testing for Juniors

April 16, 2021

We've made it to Friday and the end of Week 27. 

There are 6 days left to Q3. Remember to review your grades and see where you stand. 

April 15, 2021

It's Thursday! 

There are 7 days left to Q3. Remember to review your grades and see where you stand.

 

Juniors, remember the last day to submit your SAT Day Permission Slips to Ms. Rawlins is April 19. If you are interested in preparing for the SATs with Khan Academy, email Ms. Rawlins ASAP! Top 5 students with the MOST prep hours will earn a VISA GIFT CARD!

Seniors, remember to send all college acceptances/denials to Ms. Spencer and check your emails for all Senior activities. 

April 14, 2021

Today's Wednesday, Intervention/Office Hours.

Remember to check your PowerSchool to see if you've been scheduled for intervention. 

There are 8 days left to Q3. Remember to review your grades and see where you stand. 

April 13, 2021

Today's Tuesday, a normal schedule.

Tomorrow's Wednesday, Intervention/Office Hours. Remember to check your PowerSchool to see if you've been scheduled for intervention. 

There are 9 days left to Q3. Remember to review your grades and see where you stand. 

April 12, 2021

Happy Monday, and welcome to Week 27. 

 

There are 10 days left in this quarter. Take some time to review your grades and see where you are as it pertains to pass your classes. The quarter ends April 23.

IMPORTANT DATES

4/12 - Juniors - Mandatory Lunch Meeting. Check your email for zoom information. 

4/14 - Intervention/Office Hours

4/23 - End of Q3

4/23 - The 2021 Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) application deadline. You must be 14-21 YO. Make sure you apply for your working papers with one of our counselors. 

4/26 - Start of Q4

4/27 - SAT Day - Juniors, keep submitting your SAT Day Permission Slips! Ms. Rawlins is still accepting them. Also, reach out to Ms. Rawlins if you are interested in SAT Prep with Khan Academy. Top 5 Students with the MOST prep hours will earn a VISA GIFT CARD! 

 

RAMADAN MUBARAK

Ramadan Mubarak to all in our CHSLSJ community who are celebrating. We wish you all a healthy, safe, and blessed month. 

April 9, 2021

We've made it to Friday and the end of Week 26. Take some time to review your grades and see where you are in your classes. Q3 ends on 4/23.

 

Tomorrow will be the first day of Saturday Sports Club in the CHSLSJ building from 9 AM - 2 PM. Check your email for more info.

April 8, 2021

Today is Thursday and a regular schedule. See you all in class! 

Senior Townhall Tomorrow, Friday, 4/9 @ 8:55 AM. Check your email for the zoom link.

April 7, 2021

Today is Intervention/Office Hours! -Check ur PS schedule to see what intervention classes you've been scheduled for -All info regarding Intervention/Office Hours can be found on the Student Hub -Remember the 1st prd Intervention/Office Hour starts at 9:00 AM

April 6, 2021

Today take some time to review your grades & see where you stand in your classes. Q3 ends on 4/23.

Tomorrow, Wednesday, is Intervention/Office Hrs.

Check your PowerSchool to see if you've been scheduled for intervention & check in with your teachers if you need additional help.

Starting today, anyone 16 & older are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccination. Locations near us offering the Vaccine: Morris Heights Health Center at 718-924-2693. Union Community Health Center at 718-220-2020.

April 5, 2021 

We hope you enjoyed the Spring Break! 

Welcome to Week 26, it's a full week!

 

Basketball/Volleyball Club

There will be a Saturday Basketball/Volleyball club (in the CHSLSJ building) starting on April 10th from 9 AM - 2 PM. Check your email for more info.

 

SAT Day

Juniors should keep submitting SAT Day Permission Slips!! Ms. Rawlins is still accepting them.

 

Senior Updates

Please send all college acceptances/denials to Ms. Spencer. Check your emails for all Senior related activities.
 

IMPORTANT DATES

4/5 - Classes Resume

4/7 - Intervention/Office Hours

4/9 - Thank you Card Contest Deadline

4/23 - End of Q3

4/23 - SYEP Application Deadline

4/26 - Start of Q4

4/27 - SAT Testing for Juniors 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM @ CHSLSJ Building

 

SYEP

The 2021 application for Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) is open now!!

Apply here by April 23, 2021

You must be between the ages of 14-21.  Make sure you apply for your working papers by visiting your counselors' virtual office.

March 26, 2021 

We've made it to Friday and the end of week 25 of remote learning.

Today is also International Social Emotional Learning Day; we celebrate and acknowledge how SEL has been an important part of our lives. 

 

Spring Break Recess is in effect after 4 PM  today; there will be no classes from March 29 through April 2. We resume the normal schedule on Monday, April 5th.

 

ALL GRADES: There will be a Saturday Basketball/Volleyball club (in the CHSLSJ building) starting on April 10th from 9 am-2 pm. Check your email with more info.

 

Juniors: Keep submitting your SAT Day Permission Slips!! Ms. Rawlins is still accepting permission slips.

 

Seniors: Please send all college acceptances/denials to Ms. Spencer. Check your emails for all Senior related activities.

We look forward to seeing everyone for advisory starting at 8:55 am.

 

March 29-April 2: Spring Break, Schools Closed

April 5: Classes Resume

April 27: SAT Testing for Juniors (11th grade)

March 25, 2021 

Happy Thursday!

WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH

HABLA WOMEN - AVANCE (HBO LATINO)

In Habla Women, the joys and challenges of being Latina in the U.S. are explored by women of all ages from many diverse backgrounds and countries:  from a newspaper CEO to an Olympic boxing medalist, from a victim of domestic violence to an advocate for domestic violence victims, from a nanny to a news producer who is mistaken for her daughter’s nanny.  We even hear from a male Latino celebrity hairdresser who gives his own perspective on Latina women and how they perceive themselves.  Expectations and realities are eloquently explored without filters by this extraordinary group of women who have opened themselves up to our camera and our audience.

March 24, 2021 

Today is Wednesday Intervention/Office Hours!

Check your PowerSchool schedule to see what intervention classes you've been scheduled for.

All information regarding Wednesday's Intervention/Office Hours can be found on the Student Hub.

Remember the 1st-period Intervention/Office Hour starts at 9:00 AM.

Women's History Month

Women's History Month 2021

THANK YOU CARD CONTEST

In Mindfulness/Yoga class, they are studying Gratitude and the brain. Part of what they do is try to put what they learn to practical use. Great mindful practice for gratitude is to write a letter to someone who has impacted your life.


In connection to this practice, the idea came about to have a thank you card creating contest. Anyone in the school can participate, with the winning thank you cards, we will print them and use them to help us raise $$ for an after-school club.

 

Here is what you need to do if you are interested:
1. Go to www.canva.com and create a free account
2. Design a thank you card that could be reproduced. (the card should be for a general audience)
3. Either share via Canva or email me your submission to Ms. Higgins: shiggins@chslsj.org
4. Wait to hear about the winners!
 

Deadline: April 9

March 23, 2021 

Dear CHSLSJ,
We were horrified to hear about the violence last week in Atlanta that took the lives of eight people, six of whom were Asian women. 
We mourn those who have been lost,  just as we recognize the need for action to combat white supremacist violence facing Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities.  
A few advisories had discussions last Friday, and everyone else will have discussions this week  about this violence and what we as a
Social Justice school can do. We will support any actions that result from these discussions.  
We are here to support our Asian staff and will support them during these challenging times.

Thank you.
-- 
Richard Burke
Executive Director/Principal

Today is Tuesday. Tomorrow is Wednesday Intervention/Office Hours. 

ALL GRADES: Today, March 23rd there will be a 2nd Quarter Virtual Honor Roll Assembly @ 11:15 AM.  Honorees, check your email for your invitation and zoom link.

Women's History Month

Jennifer King

Watch Women’s History Month Web Exclusive: Women in the NFL: Women's History Month - NBC.com

Jennifer King is the first African American full-time female coach in the NFL.

March 22, 2021 

Welcome to Week 25. It's a full week, with Intervention/Office Hours on Wednesday.

Juniors: Make sure to turn in your SAT Permission Slips as soon as possible to take the SATs scheduled for 4/27/21 at CHSLSJ. 

 

IMPORTANT DATES

3/23 - Honor Roll Virtual Assembly 

3/24 - Intervention/Office Hours

3/29-4/2 - Spring Break - Schools Closed

4/5 - Classes Resume

4/27 - SAT Testing for Juniors (11th Grade)

Women's History Month

Tarana Burke

Born on September 12, 1973, in The Bronx, New York. From a young age, Burke developed a passion for activism and community organizing. In the late 1980s, she joined an organization focused on youth development called 21st Century. Starting as a teenager, Burke led campaigns and launched initiatives around issues like housing inequality, racial discrimination, and economic injustice. Fueled by her passion for activism, she decided to attend Alabama State University, a Historically Black University (HBCU), to further develop her organizing skills. Burke’s advocacy and leadership continued throughout her college career. After graduating, she moved to Selma, Alabama to work for the 21st Century. While working with this organization, Burke encountered many young women of color that were survivors of sexual violence and abuse. Also a survivor of sexual abuse, Burke identified with these young women and her efforts shifted towards supporting them. She began to find ways to provide resources, support, and safe spaces for young women of color to share their stories.

In 1996, Burke was working as the director of a youth camp when she encountered a young woman that would have a profound effect on her. After holding an all-girl bonding session at the camp, a young woman asked to speak with Burke privately about experiencing sexual abuse. Although Burke was unable to respond thoroughly at the moment, this encounter would become the foundation for the ‘me too’ Movement she created a decade later. She continued to focus on young women of color and co-founded an African-centered Rites of Passage program for girls called Jendayi Aza. This program evolved into her non-profit JustBe, Inc. which was founded in 2007. This organization was created to empower and encourage young Black girls through unique programming and workshops. JustBe, Inc. had a tremendous impact on the community, and the program was adopted by every public school in Selma, Alabama. Shortly after, the ‘me too’ Movement was born. Created as a way for young women of color to share their stories, Burke began using the phrase ‘me too’ to promote the idea of “empowerment through empathy.” Her campaign was not only designed to facilitate healing, but she also wanted to train survivors to work in communities of color.

While developing ‘me too,’ Burke continued to work in the non-profit sector. She served as Managing Director of a Black arts organization in Philadelphia called Art Sanctuary. She was also the Executive Director of the Black Belt Cultural Arts Center, where she created community programs designed for underserved youth. In Selma, Alabama, Burke worked as a curatorial consultant and special projects director at the National Voting Rights Museum & Institute. While at this museum she helped to organize the annual Selma Bridge Crossing Jubilee to commemorate the Selma Voting Rights Struggle. Burke’s work earned her a consulting position on Ava DuVernay’s award-winning film, Selma in 2014. A few years later, Burke’s work returned to the spotlight. During the 2017 Harvey Weinstein sexual abuse scandal, Burke’s hashtag #metoo went viral. People all over the world began posting the phrase on their social media accounts to align with the movement. 

Following this surge of support, Burke became a global leader and helped to get a larger conversation started around sexual violence. According to the Pew Research Center, in just one year the #metoo hashtag was used more than 19 million times on Twitter alone. In 2017, TIME Magazine named Burke and other “Silence Breakers” as Person of the Year. The very next year, she attended the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards as a guest of actress Michelle Williams. Burke has been internationally celebrated for her work and has been invited to speak across the country. In 2019, she earned the Sydney Peace Prize in Sydney, Australia. Burke currently serves as the Senior Director of Girls for Gender Equity in Brooklyn, NY. She is also frequently asked to provide social commentary and has been published in Teen Vogue, Colorlines, Mic, BK Nation, Glamour, Ebony, Essence, The Source, and The Root, among others. Burke currently resides in New York City with her daughter.

PBS NewsHour | Founder of #MeToo doesn't want us to forget victims of color | Season 2017

The explosion of the #MeToo movement is both empowering and problematic, says its creator.

March 19, 2021 

We've made it to Friday & the end of Week 24. Remember, it's important to attend all your classes and complete your assignments promptly.  

 

Juniors: Make sure to turn in your SAT Permission Slip as soon as possible to take the SATs scheduled for 4/27/21 at LSJ. 

 

Seniors: Check your emails for all Senior related activities.

March 18, 2021 

Today is Thursday and a normal schedule. 

Juniors, make sure to turn in your SAT Permission Slip today to take the SATs scheduled for April 27th at CHSLSJ. 
 

Today's Virtual Tour: National Museum of American History

Spanning a timeframe of more than 200 years and showcasing over 200 objects, this exhibition examines the ways American girls have spoken up, challenged expectations, and been on the frontlines of change. 

 

Girlhood (It’s complicated) commemorates the anniversary of woman suffrage by exploring the concept of girlhood in the United States, but also how girls changed history in five areas: politics, education, work, health, and fashion. We argue that girlhood has an unexpected and complicated history and that girls, like suffragists, used their voices to make a difference.

 

Check out the exhibition website it has six main sections:

News and Politics

Education

Work

Wellness

Fashion

A Girl's Life

March 17, 2021 

Today is Wednesday Intervention/Office Hours.

Today's classes aren't optional, attendance is mandatory. If you are scheduled and don't attend your guardian will be contacted. 

- Check your PS schedule to see what classes you've been scheduled for.

- All info regarding today can be found on the Student Hub.

 

7 lucky facts about St. Patrick's Day

SENIOR TOWNHALL TODAY @ 11:50 AM

Check your email for the zoom link.

 

COLLEGE ACCEPTANCES

Congratulations to our Seniors who have received College Acceptances!!!
We are at 43% College Acceptance. We are looking forward to seeing more acceptances come in.

Women's History Month

Watch this clip from FOURTEEN: A Theatrical Performance, a performer embodying notable women from the reconstruction period.

In this three-part clip from FOURTEEN: A Theatrical Performance, a performer embodying notable women from the reconstruction period, including Susie King Taylor, Harriet Jacobs, and Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, reads excerpts from their letters and speeches. Check out our programs and resources for Women's History Month: https://constitutioncenter.org/learn/...

March 16, 2021 

Women's History Month 

Jewel Lafontant-Mankarious

Lafontant-Mankarious was born Jewel Carter Stanford in Chicago, Illinois. She was a high-ranking U.S. Presidential appointee, civil rights leads, and lawyer.
Born April 28, 1922; Died May 31, 1997
A.B., Oberlin College, 1943; J.D., University of Chicago Law School. 1946
Admitted to the Illinois Bar and began working for the Legal Aid Bureau of Chicago in 1947
Named Assistant U.S. Attorney for Illinois in 1955 by President Eisenhower
Served as Ambassador-at-Large and U.S. Coordinator for Refugee Affairs in the State Department from 1989 to 1993
Recipient of the Cook County Bar Association Achievement Award, the CARE Foundation’s International Humanitarian Award, and many others. 

MAJOR MILESTONES
- 1946- First African American woman to graduate from the University of Chicago Law School
- 1963- First Black woman to argue a case before the Supreme Court
- 1973- First female Deputy Solicitor General 

 

Dolores Huerta 

Co-founder of the United Farm Workers Association, Dolores Clara Fernandez Huerta is one of the most influential labor activists of the 20th century and a leader of the Chicano civil rights movement.  
Born on April 10, 1930, in Dawson, New Mexico, Huerta was the second of three children of Alicia and Juan Fernandez, a farmworker and miner who became a state legislator in 1938. Her parents divorced when Huerta was three years old, and her mother moved to Stockton, California with her children. Huerta’s grandfather helped raise Huerta and her two brothers while her mother juggled jobs as a waitress and cannery worker until she could buy a small hotel and restaurant. Alicia’s community activism and compassionate treatment of workers greatly influenced her daughter.
Discrimination also helped shape Huerta. A schoolteacher, prejudiced against Hispanics, accused Huerta of cheating because her papers were too well-written. In 1945 at the end of World War II, white men brutally beat her brother for wearing a Zoot-Suit, a popular Latino fashion.  
Huerta received an associate teaching degree from the University of the Pacific’s Delta College. She married Ralph Head while a student and had two daughters, though the couple soon divorced. She subsequently married fellow activist Ventura Huerta with whom she had five children, though that marriage also did not last. Huerta briefly taught school in the 1950s, but seeing so many hungry farm children coming to school, she thought she could do more to help them by organizing farmers and farm workers. 
In 1955 Huerta began her career as an activist when she co-founded the Stockton chapter of the Community Service Organization (CSO), which led voter registration drives and fought for economic improvements for Hispanics. She also founded the Agricultural Workers Association. Through a CSO associate, Huerta met activist César Chávez, with whom she shared an interest in organizing farm workers. In 1962, Huerta and Chávez founded the National Farm Workers Association (NFWA), the predecessor of the United Farm Workers’ Union (UFW), which formed three years later. Huerta served as UFW vice president until 1999. 
Despite ethnic and gender bias, Huerta helped organize the 1965 Delano strike of 5,000 grape workers and was the lead negotiator in the workers’ contract that followed. Throughout her work with the UFW, Huerta organized workers, negotiated contracts, advocated for safer working conditions including the elimination of harmful pesticides. She also fought for unemployment and healthcare benefits for agricultural workers. Huerta was the driving force behind the nationwide table grape boycotts in the late 1960s that led to a successful union contract by 1970. 
In 1973, Huerta led another consumer boycott of grapes that resulted in the ground-breaking California Agricultural Labor Relations Act of 1975, which allowed farm workers to form unions and bargain for better wages and conditions. Throughout the 1970s and ‘80s, Huerta worked as a lobbyist to improve workers’ legislative representation. During the 1990s and 2000s, she worked to elect more Latinos and women to political office and has championed women’s issues. 
The recipient of many honors, Huerta received the Eleanor Roosevelt Human Rights Award in 1998 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2012. As of 2015, she was a board member of the Feminist Majority Foundation, the Secretary-Treasurer Emeritus of the United Farm Workers of America, and the President of the Dolores Huerta Foundation.

March 15, 2021 

Welcome to Week 24. 

IMPORTANT DATES

3/17 - Intervention/Office Hours

3/17 - St. Patrick's Day

3/18 - SAT Testing Permission Slip is Due

Women's History Month

Corazon “Cory” Aquino

Went from a shy law school student to the first female president of the Philippines. Supported by the People Power Revolution, Aquino successfully ran a peaceful movement that eventually led her to become TIME Magazine’s Person of the Year in 1986. The only other woman that received that honor at the time was Queen Elizabeth II in 1952.

https://www.womenshistory.org/education-resources/biographies/corazon-aquino

 

Stacey Abrams

Her name has become synonymous with voting accessibility and turnout, making history by becoming the first woman and first African American woman to hold positions in state and national politics. Abrams is now one of the most prominent African American female politicians in the United States.

https://www.womenshistory.org/education-resources/biographies/stacey-abrams

March 12, 2021 

We've made it to Friday and the end of Week 23.

Remember, it's important to attend all your classes and complete your assignments promptly. 

 

This Sunday, Daylight Savings begins at 2 AM. Our clocks will "spring forward" one hour, and we lose an hour of sleep overnight. So make sure to get some rest this weekend. 

 

Juniors check your email for the advisory zoom link from Ms. Ramirez,  we will be meeting to discuss anything and everything junior year-related, this includes updates on credits, regents, college and the in-person SAT option.  


Women's History Month

Sylvia Rivera

A mixed-race Venezuelan-Puerto Rican trans woman, was a pioneering LGBT activist who fought tirelessly for trans rights, often credited as the person to "put the "t" in LGBT activism". Together with Marsha P. Johnson (who allegedly three the first brick in the Stonewall riots), Rivera created the Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries (STAR)organization, which provided a home for trans people living on the streets in 1970s New York. A tireless advocate for LGBT people, ethnic minorities, and the homeless, Rivera dedicated her life to helping others. Sylvia's Place and the Sylvia Rivera Law Project were both named in her honor and still work for the safety and rights of LGBT people to this day. 

 

Julia Constanza Burgos Garcia

Born in 1914 in Carolina, Puerto. A successful published poet in her native Puerto Rico, de Burgos struggled to get the recognition she deserved after moving to the U.S. in the 1930s. Her poems spoke of the beauty of her native country and celebrated her identity as an immigrant black Latina --all things that were outside of the mainstream in early 20th-century poetry circles. Way ahead of their time, de Burgos' scintillating poems center on themes of feminism and social justice, setting the stage for many Latino writers to come. 

March 11, 2021 

Happy Thursday, we hope you are enjoying the weather, social distancing, and wearing your mask.

 

Women's History Month

Ava DuVernay
DuVernay is the award-winning Black female director of movies including “Selma,” “A Wrinkle in Time” and “When They See Us.” Even as her résumé grows, the work is hard to isolate from the larger vision. DuVernay hires only women to direct “Queen Sugar” episodes, and her company, Array, distributes films by women and people of color while also building community through screenings and digital campaigns.

 

Ellen Ochoa - First Latina Astronaut in Space
Born in Los Angeles in 1958, Ellen Ochoa immersed herself in the sciences, graduating from San Diego State University with a bachelor's in physics (1980) and later from Stanford University with a master's in science (1981) and a doctorate in electrical engineering (1985).
As a doctorate student, she focused her studies primarily on optical systems involving high-tech space exploration, which eventually led her into the NASA space program in 1991. Two years later, Ochoa became the first Latina woman to fly into space, which occurred aboard the shuttle Discovery.
Ochoa would complete a total of four space missions during her career at NASA and would make history once again when she became the first Latina director of the agency's Johnson Space Center in 2013. 

March 10, 2021

It's Wednesday; today is our scheduled classes for intervention/office hours.  

 

Women's History Month

U.S. women’s soccer team

The players sued the U.S. Soccer Federation for gender discrimination, drawing attention to the pay gap between the men’s and women’s national teams. Fans of all ages couldn’t help but take notice. The U.S. women’s soccer team’s battle for equality transcended sports. 

 

The Black women who changed America’s future

Throughout America's history, black women have fought for civil rights and women's rights, often at great personal risk. Their work paved the way for Kamala Harris, the first woman, first Black, and first Asian-American Vice President

  washingtonpost.com

March 9, 2021

Today is Tuesday. 

Tomorrow we have Intervention/Office Hours. Check your PowerSchool to see if you've been scheduled for intervention and check-in with your teachers as well for office hours for additional help. 

 

Women's History Month

First of Many — Women’s History Month 2021

In the past year, the world searched for “the first woman” more than ever before. In honor of #WomensHistoryMonth, we’re celebrating some of the most notable firsts by women and the many they inspire, from the first woman to break the sound barrier to all of those continuing to break the glass ceiling. 

 

 

Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker | Official Trailer | Netflix

One of the first women to become a self-made millionaire
Madam C. J. Walker, born Sarah Breedlove, is one of the first women in the world to earn more than $1 million through the business she founded in 1910, the Madam C. J. Walker Manufacturing Company. Not only did Walker overcome sexist ideas when she built her business, she also battled racial discrimination and played a key role in the movement to end racism, colonialism, and imperialism, setting an example for the many women of today who are fighting the same battles.

March 8, 2021

Happy Monday, and Welcome to Week 23. 

IMPORTANT DATES

3/10 - Intervention/Office Hours

3/12 - Progress Reports for Q3 will go out.

3/14 - Daylight Saving Time Begins

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY

International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Significant activity is witnessed worldwide as groups come together to celebrate women's achievements or rally for women's equality. 

Marked annually on March 8th, International Women's Day (IWD) is one of the most important days of the year to:

  • celebrate women's achievements

  • raise awareness about women's equality

  • lobby for accelerated gender parity

  • fundraise for female-focused charities

 

IWD 2021 campaign theme: #ChooseToChallenge
A challenged world is an alert world. Individually, we're all responsible for our own thoughts and actions - all day, every day.

We can all choose to challenge and call out gender bias and inequality. We can all choose to seek out and celebrate women's achievements. Collectively, we can all help create an inclusive world.

From challenge comes change, so let's all choose to challenge.

International Women’s Day 2021- Choose To Challenge Song

March 5, 2021

We've made it to Friday! End of Week 22 and advisory conferences. 

Remember, Progress reports for Quarter 3 will go out next week. 
 

March 4, 2021

Today is Thursday.

This week ur advisor will schedule a 15-min meeting w. you/your parents. During this meeting, you will review your S1 grades & plan steps for improvement in S2. Advisory is canceled this week, & your 2nd Period class will begin at 9:35 AM

IMPORTANT DATES

3/10 - Intervention/Office Hours

3/12 - Progress Reports go out

3/14 - Daylight Savings Time Begins

WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH

Beyonce 

Beyoncé - Run the World (Girls) (Official Video)

Today's fact about women’s history for Women’s History Month: 

 

The first Women's History Day was held in 1909.

Feb. 28, 1909, marked the first Woman's History Day in New York City. It commemorated the one-year anniversary of the garment workers' strikes when 15,000 women marched through lower Manhattan. From 1909 to 1910, immigrant women who worked in garment factories held a strike to protest their working conditions. Most of them were teen girls who worked 12-hour days. In one factory, Triangle Shirtwaist Company, employees were paid only $15 a week. History.com describes it as a "true sweatshop." Young women worked in tight conditions at sewing machines, and the factory owners didn't keep the factory up to safety standards. In 1911, the factory burned and 145 workers were killed. It pushed lawmakers to finally pass legislation meant to protect factory workers.

March 3, 2021

Today is Wednesday, and intervention/office hours.
 
Today's classes are not an option; it is required attendance if you are scheduled. If you do not attend, your parent/guardian will be contacted.  

 

  • Check your PowerSchool schedule to see what you've been scheduled for; for Wednesday's Intervention.

  • Make sure you've checked your email for your Zoom link to your scheduled Intervention.

  • All information, zoom links, and bell schedule regarding Wednesday's Office Hours and Intervention can be found on the Student Hub.

March 2, 2021

Spring is around the corner; I don't know about you, but I think we are all looking forward to some warmer weather!

 

This week ur advisor will schedule a 15-min meeting w. you/your parents. During this meeting, you will review your S1 grades & plan steps for improvement in S2. Advisory is canceled this week, & your 2nd Period class will begin at 9:35 AM

March 1, 2021

Today we say hello to March and Week 22.

 

This week your advisor will be scheduling 15-minute meetings with you/your parents. During the meeting, you will be reviewing your S1grades and planning action steps for improvement in S2. Advisory is canceled this week, and your 2nd Period class will begin at 9:35 AM.    

This Wednesday, we start round 3 of intervention/office hours. You can check your PowerSchool Portal to see if you've been scheduled for intervention and check-in with your teachers as well. 

February 25, 2021

Happy Friday, we have come to the end of Week 21.

Today, you will receive an email from your advisor to schedule a 15-minute meeting with you, your parents have also been invited to attend. During the conference, you will review your S1 grades and plan action steps for improvement in S2. 

Advisory is canceled today and next week (March 1 to March 5) in order to hold the conferences and your second-period class will start at 9:35 am next week.  

 

BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Charles Hamilton Houston (1895-1950)

Charles Hamilton Houston is most known for dismantling Jim Crow and mentoring Thurgood Marshall, who went on to be the first African American Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States.

Houston attended Harvard Law School and was the first black man to become editor of the Harvard Law Review. He went on to work with the NAACP as its first special counsel and designed the organization’s legal strategy to further advance civil rights. He had a successful career in challenging several cases before the Supreme Court and Thurgood Marshall continued his legacy.

 

Fred David Gray, Sr. (1930—Present)

Fred David Gray, Sr. is most known for being a prominent lawyer during the Civil Rights Movement. Not only did he represent the plaintiffs from the Tuskegee Syphilis Study, but he also worked with Martin Luther King Jr., and defended Rosa Parks after she was arrested during the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

Gray received a judicial nomination from President Carter and later became the first black president of the Alabama Bar Association. Fred David Gray, Sr. also won several awards for his work during the Civil Rights Era and was portrayed by Cuba Gooding, Jr., in the Academy Award-nominated film, Selma.

 

Charlotte E. Ray (1850-1911)

Charlotte E. Ray became the first black female lawyer in the United States in 1872. She attended Howard School of Law and was the first woman admitted to the D.C. Bar and the Supreme Court of D.C.

Although the racial discrimination Ray faced prevented her from actively practicing, she continued her career as a teacher. Because of Ray’s immense determination and perseverance, thousands of other black female attorneys have successful practices in this country today.

 

Eunice Carter (1899-1970)

Eunice Carter is most known as one of the first black women to receive a law degree in New York and the attorney that convicted a big-time mobster, Charles “Lucky” Luciano. She graduated from Fordham University in New York. Not only was Carter an active and successful prosecutor, but she also served in the Pan-African Congress and the United Nations.

Ultimately, Carter used her legal education and influence to advocate for women's rights through service on several international organizations relating to advancing the status of women.

 

Constance Baker Motley (1921-2005)

Constance Baker Motley is well known for the essential role she played with the NAACP and its legal strategies, primarily the case involving James Meredith. Meredith was supported by the 5th Circuit of Appeals to attend the University of Mississippi during the fight to end desegregation. Motley also represented Martin Luther King Jr. during her career.

Motley was later the first black woman elected to New York’s State Senate and Manhattan’s Borough President. Constance Baker Motley was also the first black woman to be appointed to the federal judiciary and used her influence as a judge to continually advance the fight for civil rights. 

By learning about these important lawyers, hopefully, you’ll be inspired to find out more about the lesser-known, but important voices in the legal world.

February 25, 2021

Today is Thursday and a regular schedule.

We will kick off our Virtual Black History event at 8:55 AM, and then we will meet at 12 PM as a Town Hall to finish with discussion and activities.  We will resume classes after the event.

 

Black History Month

Jane Bolin

CHSLSJ Celebrate Black History Month with Jane Bolin, The First Black Woman Judge.

 

Jane Bolin became the first Black woman to break down many barriers during her life. However, the title for which she holds the most recognition is that of the first Black woman judge in the country.

Using her position from the bench as a family court judge, Bolin fought against racial discrimination within the system and was a fierce advocate for children, particularly children of color, whose cases she oversaw.

  • Graduated from Wellesly College the prestigious, private women’s liberal arts college in Massachusetts.

  • Attended Yale Law school and become the first Black woman to earn her law degree from the esteemed institution. 

  • Became the first Black woman to join the New York City Bar Association.

  • In 1937, Bolin would be appointed Assistant Corporation Counsel of the City of New York, also breaking the ceiling as the first Black woman attorney hired by that office.

  • Two years later, in a ceremony at the World’s Fair which had just opened, she would be appointed (and sworn in) as a judge of the Domestic Relations Court (now called Family Court) by then-New York City Mayor Fiorello La Guardia, sealing her title as the first Black judge.

  • Bolin would be reappointed to her seat by three more mayors, for three more ten-year terms. She only stepped down from the bench when she reached the mandatory retirement age of 70 in 1978, and wasn’t too happy about it, either, quipping, “They’re kicking me out.”

 

Black Excellist News: Jane Bolin - First African American Female Judge

February 24, 2021

Today is Wednesday and there are no classes. 

 

Tomorrow, we will kick off our Virtual Black History event in Advisory, and then we will meet at 12 PM as a Town Hall to finish with discussion and activities. 

 

Black History Month

Shirley Chisholm

Before Barack Obama and Maxine Waters There Was Shirley Chisholm

February 23, 2021

Today is Tuesday and a normal schedule.

Remember we start our S2 electives. Use your S1 elective zoom link to meet your new teacher.

This Thursday, we will kick off our Virtual Black History event in Advisory and then finish with discussion and activities in the afternoon, more details to come. 

BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Today we celebrate the history of History Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) that have been at the center of the American story for over 180 years — socially and economically.

 

Many notable Black Americans have attended HBCUs including, Vice President Kamala Harris (Howard University), Oprah Winfrey (Tennessee State University), Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (Morehouse College), the first Black U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall (Lincoln University, Howard University), and NFL Hall of Famer and TV Host Michael Strahan (Texas Southern University).

 

The Beginning 
After the Civil War (1861-1865), HBCUs emerged to provide Black Americans the most basic of human rights — access to a full education.

Prior to the Civil War, the education of Black Americans was prohibited in most Southern states and often discouraged in Northern states resulting in only a few Black schools being in existence — Cheyney University (est. 1837), University of the District of Columbia (1851), Lincoln University(1854), and Wilberforce University (1856).

Most of our nation's HBCUs were started by philanthropists and free Blacks; Southern states at the behest of the federal government; and religious organizations such as the American Missionary Association (AMA) and the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church.

By and large, the first HBCUs were established to educate the children of formerly enslaved people and train them to teach other Black Americans.

Because HBCUs were the only schools available to most Black Americans, they often provided primary, secondary, and postsecondary education.

 

Today 
Today, all 101 HBCUs across the United States continue to play a vital role in America's prosperity — academically, socially, and economically.

HBCUs are also becoming a magnet for international students — largely due to their strong academic programs, affordability, and diverse & inclusive environments.

Although HBCUs were originally founded to educate Black Americans, today, 1 in 4 students (24%) enrolled at HBCUs is non-Black.

Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges & Universities Official Full-Length Trailer

African American Higher Education

February 22, 2021

We hope that you had a safe and restful break.

Today is Monday and a normal schedule. 

Today we also start our S2 electives. Use your S1 elective zoom link to meet your new teacher.

IMPORTANT DATES

2/22 - Classes Resume

2/25 - 12 PM - Virtual Black History Cafe

BLACK HISTORY MONTH

THURGOOD MARSHALL

CHSLSJ Celebrates Black History Month and honors the contributions made by Thurgood Marshall, the first African American Supreme Court Justice.  

 

In 1967, Thurgood Marshall became the first African American Supreme Court Justice. Prior to serving on the U.S. Supreme Court, Marshall led a distinguished legal career as an advocate for civil rights. Marshall devoted nearly his entire legal career to fighting against racial injustice winning cases such as Brown v. Board of Education which overturned the practice of racial segregation in America. As an advocate for civil rights, Marshall drew upon his own personal experiences including being denied admission to the University of Maryland Law School in 1930 because he was African American. This, and other events, led Marshall to his role as Chief Counsel for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Marshall’s successful record of challenging discriminatory government practices before the U.S. Supreme Court earned Marshall an appointment to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in 1961. In 1965, Marshall was appointed to the office of U.S. Solicitor General where he argued cases before the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of the United States. In 1967, Marshall was appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court where he served as an Associate Supreme Court Justice until 1991.

Marshall’s legacy and wisdom as a civil rights advocate, lawyer, and jurist can be seen through his words. Below are just a few of Thurgood Marshall’s timeless quotes which remain relevant today:

“History teaches that grave threats to liberty often come in times of urgency when constitutional rights seem too extravagant to endure.”

“The measure of a country’s greatness is its ability to retain compassion in times of crisis.”

“Mere access to the courthouse doors does not by itself assure a proper functioning of the adversary process.”

“I wish I could say that racism and prejudice were only distant memories. We must dissent from the indifference. We must dissent from the apathy. We must dissent from the fear, the hatred, and the mistrust…We must dissent because America can do better because America has no choice but to do better.”

“You do what you think is right and let the law catch up.”

 

Get to know Thurgood Marshall | Interesting Facts from a Black History Icon (Biography Highlights)

 

CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY WITH A MOVIE

ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI

The film is about a fictionalized meeting of Malcolm X, Muhammad Ali, Jim Brown, and Sam Cooke in a room at the Hampton House in February 1964, celebrating Ali's surprise title win over Sonny Liston. The legendary icons spend the night discussing their roles in the Civil Rights Movement and cultural upheaval of the 60s.

Streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

February 11, 2021

Today is Thursday! The end of Week 20!!

 

Today is the last day of Make-Up Week. Make sure you attend all your classes and submit all your work today. This will close out S1 & Q2. 

 

Once we return from Mid-Winter Recess, you should begin attending your S2 Electives. 

IMPORTANT DATES

2/12 - Lunar New Year - No School

2/12-2/19 - Mid-Winter Recess - No School

2/22 - Classes Resume

BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Black History Month is here! While we take this time to honor Black history, Black excellence, and Black resilience, it is important to remember that this is also a year-round celebration. We are immensely grateful to all of the people whose achievements shaped our past and continue to shape our present and future.

ROBERT F. SMITH

CHSLSJ Celebrate Black History Month with Robert F. Smith, Philanthropist, CEO, and the wealthiest black man in the country. 

https://robertsmith.com

https://www.instagram.com/robertfredericksmith/

https://www.facebook.com/robertsmithvista/

A Cornell graduate and former Goldman Sachs executive, Smith built his multibillion-dollar fortune running private equity firm Vista Equity Partners. Vista is one of the most successful private equity firms in the nation, with more than $46 billion in assets and posting annualized returns of 22%.

Smith became the first African American to sign The Giving Pledge in 2017, an invitation-only alliance of billionaires who have pledged to give away the majority of their fortunes. Smith is perhaps best known for his philanthropy. In May 2019, he announced a $34 million gift to pay off the student loans of Morehouse College's class of 2019 while speaking during the historically black college's graduation ceremony. Smith later expanded the gift to cover the graduates' parents' educational debt.

 

He is a major donor to the National Museum of African American History and Culture, at which he has established the Robert F. Smith Internship Program. He also is the Chairman of Carnegie Hall and the Chair of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights. He serves on the Board of Overseers of Columbia Business School and as a Trustee of the Boys and Girls Clubs of San Francisco.

 

Education
B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Cornell University
MBA, Concentration in Finance and Marketing, Columbia Business School

More About Robert F. Smith
Five Business Lessons for Young Professionals from the Nation’s Wealthiest African American, Robert F. Smith – Black Enterprise

 

CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY WITH A MOVIE:

JUST MERCY 

Just Mercy is a 2019 American biographical legal drama film co-written and directed by Destin Daniel Cretton and starring Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx, Rob Morgan, Tim Blake Nelson, Rafe Spall, and Brie Larson.

Based on the book Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption is a memoir by Bryan Stevenson that documents his career as a lawyer for disadvantaged clients. The book, focusing on injustices in the United States judicial system, alternates chapters between documenting Stevenson's efforts to overturn the wrongful conviction of Walter McMillian and his work on other cases, including children who receive life sentences and other poor or marginalized clients.

February 10, 2021

Today is Wednesday, but a Friday Schedule.

 

This week we are providing an opportunity for any scholar who is failing. They will be provided with assignments by their Professors to complete to bring their grades up. You must attend your classes this week.

Remember S2 Electives will start after Mid-Winter Recess. 

BALCK HISTORY

CHSLSJ Celebrate Black History Month with Noelle Santos, an Enterprising Woman Makes Bringing Books To The Bronx Her Business

The Lit. Bar
131 Alexander Avenue (between 134th Street & Bruckner Boulevard)
Bronx, New York 10454

Business Hours: Close on Monday, 

Open: Tuesday thru Sunday 12-6 pm

 

Noëlle Santos had never stepped foot in an independent book store before she decided to open her own.

That dream turned into a reality on April 27, 2019, when The Lit Bar became the Bronx’s only bookstore.

 

The Hunts Point resident started her literary quest back in 2014 when she signed a petition to save what was then the borough’s only bookstore, a Barnes & Noble in Co-op City.

“It was inaccessible. There was no train to Co-op City,” Santos said. “I didn’t go there until I was 23.”

Two years later, she won Citi Foundation’s statewide business plan competition to start an indie bookstore of her own.

That same year, the Bronx Barnes & Noble was shuttered.

So Santos jumped into high gear, launching a crowdfunding campaign to raise more than $170,000.

“I didn’t know owning a bookstore was a real job,” she said, admitting that she’s now earning a quarter of her previous six-figure salary working in human resources and accounting.

But book lovers in the borough are thrilled.

February 9, 2021

Today is Tuesday! 

 

This week we are providing an opportunity for any scholar who is failing. They will be provided with assignments by their Professors to complete to bring their grades up. You must attend your classes this week.

Remember S2 Electives will start after Mid-Winter Recess. 

BLACK HISTORY

CHSLSJ Celebrate Black History Month with Nicholas Johnson,  Princeton’s first Black valedictorian.

Watch Nicholas Johnson's 2020 Valedictory remarks: https://youtu.be/o8-jNDi6Gvo

 

Princeton University has named its first black valedictorian in the school's 274-year history.
Nicholas Johnson, a Canadian student, majoring in operations research and financial engineering, has been named valedictorian of Princeton's Class of 2020, the university announced in a news release.


"It feels empowering. Being Princeton's first Black Valedictorian holds special significance to me, particularly given Princeton's historical ties to the institution of slavery," Johnson told CNN via Facebook message. "I hope that this achievement motivates and inspires younger black students, particularly those interested in STEM fields."

 

The graduating senior's favorite memories at school were those spent with "close friends and classmates engaging in stimulating discussions — often late at night — about our beliefs, the cultures and environments in which we were raised, the state of the world, and how we plan on contributing positively to it in our own unique way," Johnson said in the school's news release.

 

He also said he appreciated the university for encouraging him to explore his interests by supporting him with international internships and cultural immersion trips to Peru, Hong Kong, and the United Kingdom.


Johnson's senior thesis focused on developing algorithms to design a community-based preventative health intervention to decrease obesity in Canada.

 

Johnson is working on his Ph.D. studies in operations research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

 

Although the coronavirus pandemic canceled Princeton's in-person graduation ceremony, it held a virtual one on May 31. Johnson told CNN it's "disappointing" to not celebrate as a class together in person this year. However, he said he is thankful to the administration for its commitment "to hosting an in-person commencement for my class in Spring 2021 to celebrate our achievements."

 

"I have been comforted to see how well my friends and classmates have adapted to these challenging times," he said, "and have ensured that Princeton's strong community persists virtually despite our physical separation from one another."

February 8, 2021

Welcome to Week 20.

This week we have a full school schedule, with Wednesday running on a Friday Schedule. This week we are providing an opportunity for any scholar who is failing. They will be provided with assignments by their Professors to complete to bring their grades up. You must attend your classes this week. 

 

IMPORTANT DATES

2/10 - Friday Schedule

2/12 - Lunar New Year - No School

2/15-2/19 - Mid-Winter Recess - No School

2/22 - Classes Resume

BLACK HISTORY

CHSLSJ Celebrate Black History Month with Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett, lead scientist on the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine team.

Meet the Black female scientist at the forefront of COVID-19 vaccine development

Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett's interest in science started from an early age, but she never knew the difference she would make.

At a December event hosted by the National Urban League, Dr. Anthony Fauci had one very important thing to say about the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine, aka “mRNA-1273,” approved by the FDA for emergency use on Dec. 18.

“The first thing you might want to say to my African-American brothers and sisters is that an African-American woman developed the vaccine that you’re going to be taking,” Fauci said. “And that is just a fact.”

Indeed, Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett, a 35-year-old viral immunologist and research fellow in the Vaccine Research Center of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, is the lead scientist on the team that developed the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine. She built on her six years of experience studying the spike proteins of other coronaviruses like SARS and MERS to design the vaccine within two days of the novel coronavirus being discovered. (Spike proteins sit on the surface of coronaviruses and penetrate human cells, causing infection.)  

“I like to call it the plug-and-play approach,” Corbett, who has a Ph.D. in microbiology and immunology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, said in a virtual NIH lecture on Oct. 15. 

“Basically, the idea [is] that we had so much knowledge based on work from us and other labs previously that we were able to pull the trigger on vaccine development and start the ball rolling toward a phase 1 clinical trial.”

 

February 5, 2021

Happy Friday! We've made it to the end of Week 19!

Remember to continue to attend your S1 Electives. S2 Electives will start after Mid-Winter Recess. 

 

Next week we are providing an opportunity for any scholar who is failing to complete work your Professors will give you, and you will be able to bring your grade up to passing. You MUST attend your classes next week. 

IMPORTANT DATES 

2/8-2/11 - Full School Schedule Monday-Thursday.

2/12 - Lunar New Year - No School
2/15-2/19 - Mid-Winter Recess - No School

2/22 - Classes Resume.

 

BLACK HISTORY

CHSLSJ Celebrates Black History Month with Civil Rights Icon and Congressman John Lewis

John Lewis: Good Trouble - Official Trailer

Follow John Lewis: Good Trouble http://facebook.com/johnlewisdochttps://twitter.com/JohnLewisDochttps://www.instagram.com/johnlewisdoc

 

A lion of the civil rights movement, John Lewis put his life on the line to fight racism. The beating he endured in 1965 by Alabama state troopers helped galvanize opposition to racial segregation. "You cannot be afraid to speak up and speak out for what you believe. You have to have courage, raw courage." Lewis died on July 17, 2020, but his legacy is as alive as ever.

After his death, his body was carried across the Edmund Pettus Bridge, the very place that helped define his life. It was on the Edmund Pettus Bridge where Lewis led hundreds of marchers demanding equal voting rights.

 

Read: Lewis wrote an essay for the New York Times entitled “Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation,” meant to be published today, the day of his funeral.

 

WATCH: John Lewis remembered in DNC 2020 tribute

February 4, 2021

Today is Thursday and a normal schedule. Remeber to continue to attend your S1 electives. S2 electives will begin after Mid-Winter Recess.

 

The building is open again. 

BLACK HISTORY

CHSLSJ Celebrate Black History Month with John S. Rock, first African American Supreme Court Lawyer

John S. Rock (1825-1866)

First African American was sworn in as Supreme Court lawyer.

 

You can read more about John S. Rock life: Constitution Center

On February 1, 1865—the same day President Abraham Lincoln signed a joint congressional resolution sending the Thirteenth Amendment abolishing slavery to the states for ratification—another historic moment took place in the Old Supreme Court Chamber located in the U.S. Capitol: John Rock became the first African American Supreme Court lawyer.

John Rock was born in the free state of New Jersey in 1825—50 years after the American founding began with the first Revolutionary War shots fired in Lexington and Concord—and died in Massachusetts in 1866, just months after Congress passed the Fourteenth Amendment, one of the three Reconstruction-era constitutional amendments that so changed the Constitution, the period has come to be known as “America’s Second Founding.”

In his 41 years of life, John Rock defied the odds again and again. In his first occupation as a teacher, which he began at age 19, historian Clarence G. Contee wrote in the Supreme Court Historical Society Yearbook that Rock “worked almost to exhaustion” while teaching eight hours a day while independently studying medicine for another eight hours a day.

Not content with excelling as a teacher, dentist, physician, activist, and public intellectual, Rock embarked on a study of the law, successfully passing the Massachusetts bar in September 1861. During the Civil War, while continuing to practice law, Rock threw his energies into recruiting African Americans for the Union Army, helping to fill the ranks of the 54th and 55th Massachusetts Infantry Regiments.

Determined to rise ever higher, Rock set his sights on admission to the bar of the Supreme Court. When he achieved that distinction, the Boston Journal crowed that, “The slave power, which achieved its constitutional death-blow yesterday in Congress, writhes this morning on account of the admission of a colored lawyer, John S. Rock of Boston, as a member of the bar of the Supreme Court of the United States.”

February 3, 2021

Today is Wednesday & a Monday Schedule.

 

Remember to continue attending your S1 electives. Your S2 electives will start after Mid-Winter Recess.

 

Today the building will be closed due to the winter storm. We will keep you posted as to when the building will be open again.

Black History

CHSLSJ Celebrate Black History Month with Madam Vice President Kamala Harris


On Jan. 20, Kamala Harris became the first Black, first South Asian American, and first woman Vice President of the United States. 

Harris, born in Oakland, California, to an Indian mother and Jamaican father, spoke about her mother, Shyamala Gopalan Harris, in her first speech as vice president-elect.

“When she came here from India at the age of 19, she maybe didn’t quite imagine this moment,” Harris said on Nov. 7. (Shyamala came to the U.S. in 1958 to study biochemistry.) “But she believed so deeply in an America where a moment like this is possible.” 

“So, I’m thinking about her and about the generations of women — Black women, Asian, White, Latina, and Native American women who throughout our nation’s history have paved the way for this moment tonight,” she said.

Harris is also the first vice president to have graduated from a historically Black college or university (HBCU), Howard University, and credits her “sense of being and meaning” to her time as a student there. Harris is also a member of the oldest historically Black sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

And she was the first Black American to serve as California’s Attorney General from 2011 to 2016. In 2016, she was elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate for California.

Harris also helped others make history in December when she hired the first all-woman senior staff for the U.S. vice president’s office.

February 2, 2021

Happy Tuesday. Today we start Q3 & S2.

This is the 2nd half of the school year; it is essential to make sure you have great study habits to maintain academic success.

If you didn't establish them before, speak to your teachers, guidance counselors, or advisor(s) to help you establish them.

Make sure to check your email and PowerSchool to see any updates to your schedule. 

The CHSLSJ building will be closed today due to the winter storm. We will keep you posted when the building will be open.   

BLACK HISTORY

CHSLSJ Celebrate Black History Month with New York State Attorney General Letitia 'Tish' James.

 

The 1st Black Attorney General of NY, Letitia James, Talks Career & Has Message for Trump

During #BlackHistoryMonth WBLS is Celebrating True Game Changers, Specifically, Black Women Rising! Watch as Brooklyn native, Letitia James, the first black person to be elected Attorney General of New York, talks about the arrest of her brother, support system, and sends a message to...


Letitia “Tish” James is the 67th Attorney General of New York State. She became the first African-American, and the first woman, elected to the position in 2018, and the first African-American woman elected to
statewide office in New York.

Prior to being elected attorney general, James served as the public advocate for the city of New York, the second-highest elected official in New York City, where she became the first woman of color to hold citywide office.

She served as a New York City Council Member, representing the 35th Council District for a decade, head of the Brooklyn Regional Office of the New York Attorney General’s Office, and spent many years as a lawyer in the New York State Legislature. She began her career as a public defender at the Legal Aid Society.

James is a graduate of Lehman College/CUNY and Howard University School of Law.

February 1, 2021

Happy Monday, and welcome to Week 19. ​

IMPORTANT DATES

2/1 - Professional Development Day - No Students

2/2 - Classes Resume, Beginning of Q3 &S2

2/3 - Monday Schedule

January 29, 2021

We've made it to Friday! The last day of Q2 & S1. The end of Week 18. 

Monday scholars are off. When we come back on Tuesday, 2/2, we enter Q3 & S2. 

January 28, 2021

It's Thursday and a normal schedule. 

There are Virtual Townhalls for each grade level starting at 8:55 AM. Check your email for the Zoom link. Do not go to your advisory class this morning. Go to the Townhalls as attendance will be taken. 

January 27, 2021

It's Wednesday, AKA Intervention/Office Hours.

Today's classes are not an option. If you are scheduled for classes, you are required to attend. If you do not, your guardian will be contacted.

- Check your PowerSchool to see your schedule. 

- Make sure you've checked your email for your Zoom link. 

- All class info (zoom links, bell schedule, etc.) can be found on the Student Hub

January 26, 2021

Today is Tuesday and a normal schedule. Tomorrow (Wednesday 2/27) is our last day of round 2 of Intervention/Office Hours.

January 25, 2021

Happy Monday! Welcome to Week 18!

 

IMPORTANT DATES 

1/27 - Last day of round 2 of Intervention/Office Hours. 

1/29 - Last day of Q2 & S1. This means we are at the halfway mark of the school year. This week you should focus on finishing this semester strong as we enter into the new semester.

2/1 - Professional Development Day - No Classes

January 22, 2021

We've made it to Friday! The end of Week 17.

Next week is a full week and we are on a normal schedule. It's also the last week of the quarter and semester. Ensure you know where you are with your grades, check in with your teachers, advisors, and counselor to ensure you are on the path to passing your classes. 

January 21, 2021

Today is Thursday and a normal schedule.

Next week will be the last week of the quarter and semester.  Ensure you know where you are with your grades, check in with your teachers, advisors, and counselor to ensure you are on the path to passing your classes. 

January 20th, 2021

Today is Wednesday and a Monday Schedule. Attendance is required for all your classes, make sure to log in on time.

Today, we will watch history happen as Joe Biden becomes the 46th President of the US. Kamala Harris will make history as she's sworn in as the nation's first female, Black, and South Asian American vice president. We will follow the following schedule to allow us to watch the Inauguration:

8:55-9:15 - Advisory

9:20-11:00 - 2nd Period

11:05-11:45 - Lunch

11:50-1:50 - 4th Period - You will watch the Inauguration, and then continue your class.

2:10-4:00 - 5th Period

January 19th, 2021

Welcome to Week 17!

Today is Tuesday and a normal schedule.

Tomorrow is Wednesday and we will watch history happen as Joe Biden becomes the 46th President of the US. Kamala Harris will make history as she's sworn in as the nation's first female, Black, and South Asian American vice president. We will follow the following schedule to allow us to watch the Inauguration:

8:55-9:15 - Advisory

9:20-11:00 - 2nd Period

11:05-11:45 - Lunch

11:50-1:50 - 4th Period - You will watch the Inauguration, and then continue your class.

2:10-4:00 - 5th Period

IMPORTANT DATES

1/20 - Monday Schedule

1/25-1/29 - Normal Schedule

1/29 - Last day of Q2 & S1

1/1 - Professional Development Day - No Classes for Students

BLACK HISTORY PLANNING COMMITTEE

Interested in planning Black History Month 2021?

Join the 2021 Black History Month Planning Committee!

To join the committee fill out this google form https://forms.gle/gn6nURkPAyMHbFbm9.

January 15th, 2021 

Happy Friday! The end of Week 16.

There will be no classes on Monday as we observe MLK Day. We resume a normal schedule on Tuesday. Wednesday will be a Monday schedule. 

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 

We say Happy Birthday to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a civil rights leader who was largely responsible for the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The Civil Rights Act banned discrimination in the workforce and public accommodations based on “race, color, religion, or national origin.” The Voting Rights Act protects African Americans’ right to vote. He also played a major part in the passage of the Fair Housing Act of 1968. This prevents people from banning Black people from any housing type, be it a rental or a sale.

 

The Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service

A day intended to empower individuals, strengthen communities, bridge barriers, create solutions to social problems, and move us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a “Beloved Community.” 
Because this year, we are limited in how we can serve together. Volunteer New York is hosting two special virtual events as part of their 11th annual MLK Day that will allow us as a community to safely break bread and break barriers in tribute to Dr. King.

You will also find a select number of #MLKDAY events and service opportunities hosted by our community partners, which take place from January 14 to January 19. https://www.volunteernewyork.org/MLK#saturday

 

Volunteering with Equity in Mind 

The global pandemic has shined a light on the glaring inequalities between those that have and those that have not. Join our MLK Day 2021 Webinar, "Volunteering with Equity in Mind," where we will share volunteer tips on how best to advocate for those in our community and bridge the gap between those we serve and those who serve.
Webinar, Saturday, January 16th, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM to sign up: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ehgcurec2bee4539&oseq=&c=&ch=

 

Honoring the Past, Reflecting on the Present, and Dreaming of our Future

A Virtual Celebration Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  
Organization: Martin Luther King Jr. Multi-Purpose Center 
When: January 18, 2021, at 6:00 PM 
Where: mlkmpcdream.eventbrite.com (no charge/must register) 
What: We remember what our ancestors have experienced in the past. We see what the Black experience has evolved into and continue to imagine a future that is a manifestation of our ancestors' wildest dreams! Now what? We vote, we march, we organize, but there is always more to do! What can I do? What can I charge others to do? How can we shape the future leaders of Tomorrow? 

 

AOC TownHall

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez invites constituents of New York's 14th Congressional District to join a virtual town hall on Friday, January 15th from 6:30 PM-7:30 PM. 

She will review Congress's response to the attack on the Capitol, including this week's impeachment proceedings. She will also take questions from the audience.
To send a question ahead of time, please email aoc.townhall@mail.house.gov or call 718-662-5970 with your name, neighborhood, and question. Spanish translation and CART open captions will be available.


NY-14 constituents are encouraged to sign up here: https://us02web.zoom.us/.../reg.../WN_CK-DidpSQQ-vSGPfVJ19ZQ


If you don't live in NY-14, you can watch here: https://www.youtube.com/.../UC6XBnYptBnproA__ydn.../featured

January 14th, 2021 

Today is Thursday!

There is a Virtual Townhall for each grade from 8:55 AM-10:00 AM. You should go to your Townhall link instead of advisory this morning. All students must attend the Townhall attendance will be taken. Check your email for your Zoom Link

Your 2nd Period class will be from 10:05 AM-11:10 AM. The Rest of the schedule will remain the same. 

January 13th, 2021

Today is Wednesday and our Intervention/Office Hours.

Today's classes are not an option; it is required attendance if you are scheduled. If you do not attend, your parent/guardian will be contacted.  

  • Check your PowerSchool schedule to see what you've been scheduled for; for Wednesday's Intervention.

  • Make sure you've checked your email for your Zoom link to your scheduled Intervention. 

  • All information, zoom links, and bell schedule regarding Wednesday's Office Hours and Intervention can be found on the Student Hub.

Remember the 1st-period Intervention/Office Hour starts at 9:00 AM.  

Virtual Townhall to discuss Storming the Capital

January 14, 2021

@ 8:55 am

More information and Zoom Links will be emailed later today.

January 12th, 2021

Today is Tuesday, and we are following our normal schedule. Tomorrow there will be intervention/office hours. Remember those classes are not optional. 

 

We are planning for a town hall this week to discuss last week's Storming of the Capitol. More information will be coming soon.

January 11th, 2021

Welcome to week 16 of remote learning!

Today is Monday and we are on our normal schedule. 

We understand that the Capitol's Storming that took place last week may have brought up many questions and feelings for everyone. We are currently scheduling a time and forum to share your feelings, ideas, and even questions. 

 

Progress Reports will be mailed out this week. There are 3 weeks left in the Q2 and S1 to pull your grades up. 

 

IMPORTANT DATES

1/13 -  Intervention/Office Hours

1/18 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day - No Classes

1/25-1/29 - Normal Schedule

1/29 - Last day of Q2 and S1

2/1 - Professional Development Day - No Classes

January 8th, 2021

Today is Friday; we wrap up the 14th week of remote learning. Today, we will capture your current grades for Progress Report. This is an opportunity to know where you are in your classes and know how you can improve your grades if they aren't satisfactory. Talk to your professors, advisors, and guidance counselors for assistance if you need help putting a plan for success. 

 

MESSAGE FROM Mr. Burke

Dear Scholars,

We are all horrified by what took place Wednesday afternoon, the desecration of our Capitol and our democracy, and the contrast of how the authorities handle this mob compared to BLM and Justice's peaceful protesters.  It is shocking and frustrating.

We are currently discussing and organizing with our faculty how to permit all our community to voice their feelings and concerns. We will be sharing those ideas in the coming days.
We care and want to hear your voice and will let you know how this will happen.


Thank you, and be safe.


Mr. Burke

Head of School

January 7th, 2021

Today is Thursday and a normal schedule with remote instruction.  

This Friday, Progress Reports will be completed with your current grades. This is an opportunity to know where you are in your classes and know how you can improve your grades if they aren't satisfactory. Talk to your professors, advisors, and guidance counselors for assistance if you need help with a plan for success. 

January 6th, 2021

It's Wednesday; today is our scheduled classes for intervention/office hours. 

Today's classes are not an option; it is required attendance if you are scheduled. If you do not attend, your parent/guardian will be contacted.  

  • Check your PowerSchool schedule to see what you've been scheduled for; for Wednesday's Intervention.

  • All information, zoom links, and bell schedule regarding Wednesday's Office Hours and Intervention can be found on the Student Hub

Remember the 1st-period Intervention/Office Hour starts at 9:00 AM.  

January 5th, 2021

Happy Tuesday! We hope everyone was able to have a good transition back from the break and into their classes. 
 

IMPORTANT DATES

01/06 - Intervention/Office Hours

01/08 - Progress Reports for Q2

01/13 - Intervention/Office Hours

01/18 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day - No Classes

01/25-01/29 - Regents Exams Cancelled - Normal Schedule

01/29 - Last day of Q2 and S1

02/01 - Professional Development Day - No Classes

 

January 4th, 2021

Happy New Year Scholars!
We hope that you had a happy, healthy, and safe holiday break. We return to a normal schedule today.  

IMPORTANT DATES

1/6 - Intervention/Office Hours

1/8 - Progress Reports for Q2

December 18th, 2020

We've made it to Friday!!! We hope you've managed to stay warm and safe during yesterday's winter storm. Today is a normal schedule and the building is open. 

 

Winter Recess is in effect after 4 PM today; there will be no classes from 12/21-1/1. We resume the normal schedule on Monday 1/4. We urge everyone to READ DURING THE BREAK!  

IMPORTANT DATES

12/21-1/1 - Winter Recess (We urge everyone to READ DURING THE BREAK!)

1/4 - Classes Resume

1/6 - Intervention/Office Hours

1/8 - Progress Reports for Q2

December 17th, 2020

Today is Thursday, and we are on a normal schedule with remote instruction. CHSLSJ building will be closed today due to the storm but remote learning will continue.

 

Winter Recess is around the corner, with no classes from 12/21-1/3. The normal class schedule will resume on Monday 1/4. We urge everyone to READ DURING THE BREAK!  

December 16th, 2020

It's Wednesday; today is our scheduled classes for intervention and office hours. 
 

Today's classes are not an option; it is required attendance if you are scheduled. If you do not attend, your parent/guardian will be contacted.  

  • Check your PowerSchool schedule to see what you've been scheduled for; for Wednesday's Intervention.

  • Make sure you've checked your email for your Zoom link to your scheduled Intervention. 

  • All information, zoom links, and bell schedule regarding Wednesday's Office Hours and Intervention can be found on the Student Hub

December 15th, 2020

It's Tuesday and our last day of completing classroom surveys! Today will be for Law, Spanish, and  ESL.

December 14th, 2020

Happy Monday, and welcome to week 14 of remote learning.  

 

We are continuing to complete classroom surveys; today will be for PE, Arts Electives, and Health.  The purpose of surveys is to gauge how you feel about your classes, your engagement, and do you feel you are learning anything through this remote learning program, and what you think could improve it.  

By completing each survey, you'll be entered into a raffle drawing for a $25 gift card. One person from each grade will be eligible to win a $25 gift card. Winners will be announced in Advisory the next day.  You must attend Advisory to enter the raffle and complete your surveys. 

IMPORTANT DATES

12/16 - Intervention/Office Hours

12/21-1/1 - Winter Recess

1/4 - Classes Resume

December 11th, 2020 

Happy Friday, we made it to the end of week 13 of remote learning.

December 10th, 2020

Today is Thursday; we are on a normal schedule. We also kick off our student surveys in Advisory. The purpose of surveys is to gauge how you feel about your classes, your engagement, and do you feel you are learning anything through this remote learning program, and what you think could improve it.  

By completing each survey, you'll be entered into a raffle drawing for a $25 gift card. One person from each grade will be eligible to win a $25 gift card. Winners will be announced in Advisory the next day.  You must attend Advisory to enter the raffle and complete your surveys. 

December 9th, 2020

Today we start our 2nd round of scheduled classes for intervention and office hours. 

Today's classes are not an option; it is required attendance if you are scheduled. If you do not attend, your parent/guardian will be contacted.  ​

Remember the 1st-period Intervention/Office Hour starts at 9:00 am.  

December 8th, 2020

It's Tuesday; and a normal schedule.

Tomorrow we start our 2nd round of intervention/office hours. Check your PowerSchool Portal to see if you've been scheduled for intervention and check-in with your teachers as well. 

If your parent/guardian did not attend the Parent-Teacher Conference, reach out to your Counselor to schedule a meeting for your family so that you can get your Report Card.

HONOR ROLL

Today we are hosting our Quarter 1 Virtual Honor Roll Assembly from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM, to congratulate our scholars for their academic success. You can join us via ZOOM: https://zoom.us/j/95915359093

 

We want to hear from you!

We would like to hear from you; we will be conducting surveys in Advisory starting this Thursday. The survey's purpose is to gauge how you feel about your teachers’, your teachers' engagement, and do you feel you are learning anything in your teachers' classes.

By completing each survey, you'll be entered into a raffle drawing for a $25 gift card. One person from each grade will be eligible to win a $25 gift card. 

December 7th, 2020

It's Monday, welcome to week 13. This Wednesday, we start round 3 of intervention and office hours. You can check your PowerSchool Portal to see if you've been scheduled for intervention and check-in with your teachers as well. 

 

If your parent/guardian did not attend the Parent-Teacher Conference, reach out to your Counselor to schedule a meeting for your family so that you can get your Report Card.  

IMPORTANT DATES

12/9 - Intervention/Office Hours 

12/9 - SUNY Buffalo State, Instant Decision Interviews @ 2:30 PM

12/21-1/1 - Winter Recess

1/4 - Classes Resume

 

December 4th, 2020

We've made it to Friday, the end of week 12. Remember to create a plan for how you can be successful this quarter. If you are not sure where to begin, talk with your advisors and/or guidance counselor. It's important to have a strong plan you can follow, especially going into the new week. 

December 3rd, 2020

Today is Thursday; we are on a normal schedule. 

 

If your parent/guardian did not attend the Parent-Teacher Conference, reach out to your Counselor to schedule a meeting for your family so that you can get your Report Card. 

December 1st, 2020

Today is the first day of December; soon, we will be saying goodbye to the fall season and entering the winter season. This is the 2nd week of Quarter 2; start to make a plan for how you be can be successful this quarter. If you are not sure where to begin, talk with your advisors and/or guidance counselor. It's important to have a strong plan you can follow. 

 

Today is Tuesday, and we are following our normal schedule. Tomorrow there will be no intervention and/or office hours. 

November 30th, 2020

Welcome back; we hope you had a restful break and a nice Thanksgiving. It's Monday, we are following our normal schedule, and we enter into week 12 of remote learning. 

IMPORTANT DATES

12/2 - No Intervention/Office Hours

12/9 - Regular Intervention/Office Hours

12/21-1/3 - Winter Break

COLLEGE CORNER

12/12 - Mercy College Virtual Open House

November 20th, 2020

Happy Friday, we've come to the end of week 10 of remote learning. 
Your grades have been submitted to close out the first quarter.

 

Next week:

Monday & Tuesday are Parent-Teacher Conferences, no classes

Wednesday-Friday: We are observing Thanksgiving, no classes

We resume the normal schedule on Monday, November 30th. 

 

November 19th, 2020

Today is Thursday and a normal schedule.

Your grades are being submitted today to close out the first quarter. Report cards will be available for Parent-Teacher Conferences on November 23rd and 24th.

November 17th, 2020

Today is Tuesday and a normal schedule. 

Tomorrow Intervention and Office hours will be suspended.

November 16th, 2020

Today is Monday of week 10 of remote learning, and we start Q2. This week is a normal schedule. There will be no intervention and office hours this Wednesday.

 

IMPORTANT DATES

11/16 - Start of Q2

11/18 - No Intervention/Office Hours

11/23-11/24 - Parent-Teacher Conferences - No Classes

11/25-11/27 - Thanksgiving Break

 

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

Counselors will be explaining the courses, credits, & Regents exams needed for your child to graduate. 

11/17 - 5:00 PM - 10th Grade Credit & Course Graduation Requirement Information Session for Parents & Students. 

https://zoom.us/j/92127258977pwd=ZkJNc1dYYTZVd1E2UUtIUFlxMXAvQT09

Meeting ID: 921 2725 8977

Passcode: Check Scholar News

 

11/17 - 6:00 PM - 11th Grade Credit & Course Graduation Requirement Information Session for Parents & Students

https://zoom.us/j/94248492782?pwd=enphVnI0VUpKN0tYTURjdTlJRFZadz09

Meeting ID: 942 4849 2782

Passcode: Check Scholar News

11/18 - 5:00 PM - 12th Grade Credit & Course Graduation Requirement Information Session for Parents & Students. 

https://zoom.us/j/99625820364?pwd=RmpaWjljdytUUEhWUTBlaUVqYy9UUT09

Meeting ID: 996 2582 0364

Passcode: Check Scholar News

VIRTUAL WORKOUTS

WEEKLY SCHEDULE:
MONDAYS: 8:15 AM - 8:45 AM
TUESDAYS: 11:20 AM - 11:50 AM
THURSDAYS: 8:15 AM - 8:45 AM
FRIDAY'S: 11:20 AM - 11:50 AM
 

If you are interested in participating, you must sign up: 

https://forms.gle/ztzr3DabQMtXP3oRA

COLLEGE CORNER

11/18 - 6:30 PM - Virtual General Information Sessions

12/12 - Mercy College Virtual Open House

November 13th, 2020

Happy Friday the 13th!

We've made it to the end of Week 9 & Q1.

Next week we start Q2.

There will be no intervention & office hours next week Wednesday. 

Report Cards will be available for Parent-Teacher Conferences on November 23rd-24th.  

November 12th, 2020

Welcome back! 

Today is Thursday, and tomorrow, Friday, November 13th, we will close out Q1.

Please note the calendar changes; we are suspending classes on November 23rd & 24th; instead, there will be virtual Parent-Teacher Conferences.

November 10th, 2020

It's Tuesday, we are on a normal schedule today.

November 9th, 2020

It's Monday in WEEK 9 of remote learning. We are on a normal schedule today.

IMPORTANT DATES

11/11 - Veterans day - No Intervention/Office Hours

11/11 - Senior Picture Day

11/13 - End of Q1

11/16 - Start of Q2

11/25-11/27 - Thanksgiving Break

VIRTUAL WORKOUT CLUB (STARTS MONDAY 11/9) WEEKLY SCHEDULE:
MONDAYS: 8:15 AM - 8:45 AM
TUESDAYS: 11:20 AM - 11:50 AM
THURSDAYS: 8:15 AM - 8:45 AM
FRIDAY'S: 11:20 AM - 11:50 AM
If you are interested in participating, you must sign up: 

https://forms.gle/ztzr3DabQMtXP3oRA

COLLEGE CORNER

11/10 - SUNY Geneseo Information Sessions in Spanish

11/14 - SUNY Geneseo Information Sessions in Spanish

11/14 - Mercy College Virtual Open House

11/18 - 6:30 PM - Virtual General Information Sessions

12/12 - Mercy College Virtual Open House

 

Congratulations to our 46th President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris! 

We can feel proud that democracy held strong in our country. With record voter turnout, Americans have spoken, and they want a change in leadership. We are all building a better tomorrow.

 

Saturday, history was made. Kamal Harris has been named our new Vice-President-Elect. She will be the first woman, as well as the first person of African American and Indian/Asian descent, to hold the office of Vice President of the United States.

 

Looking forward to inauguration day January 20, 2021!

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November 6th, 2020

It's Friday and we've made it to the end of week 8.

Make sure to catch up on all your assignments.
 

VIRTUAL WORKOUTS

STARTS MONDAY 11/9

 

WEEKLY SCHEDULE:
MONDAYS: 8:15 AM - 8:45 AM
TUESDAYS: 11:20 AM - 11:50 AM
THURSDAYS: 8:15 AM - 8:45 AM
FRIDAY'S: 11:20 AM - 11:50 AM
 

If you are interested in participating, you must sign up:https://forms.gle/ztzr3DabQMtXP3oRA

November 5th, 2020 

Today is Thursday, and we are back to the normal schedule. 

 

November 13 will be the end of our first quarter. You must know your grades in all of your classes and talk to your teachers about pulling up any grades that low. You can always access your most up to date grades in PowerSchool

November 4th, 2020

Today we are following our Tuesday schedule.
 

November 3rd, 2020

Today is Election Day. We have office hours and intervention classes. Do check your PowerSchool to see if you've been scheduled for Intervention and if you do not have Intervention; you can attend office hours, check the teacher's office hours on the student hub.

November 2nd, 2020

We say goodbye to October and hello to November. We are entering week 8 of remote learning. Today, Tuesday, we will have Intervention/Office hours from 9 AM-12 PM, due to Election Day.  Wednesday will be our Tuesday scheduled classes.

IMPORTANT DATES

11/3 - Election Day - Intervention/Office Hours

11/4 - Tuesday Schedule

11/11 - Veteran's Day - No School

11/11 - Senior Picture Day

11/13 - End of Q1 -

You should know your grades in all of your classes, and you've talked to your teacher about how to pull them up. You can access your most up to date grades in PS.

11/16 - Beginning of Q2

11/25 - 11/27 Thanksgiving Recess

COLLEGE CORNER

11/10 - SUNY Geneseo Information Sessions in Spanish

11/14 - SUNY Geneseo Information Sessions in Spanish

11/14 - Mercy College Virtual Open House

11/18 - 6:30 PM - Virtual General Information Sessions

12/12 - Mercy College Virtual Open House

October 30th, 2020

We've made it to Friday, the end of week 7. Today, you can dress up for Halloween.  Just be sure to follow the guidelines below. 

  

HALLOWEEN GUIDELINES

  • Dressing up or applying make-up or colored hairspray should take place before class starts and not during class.

  • Costumes should not interfere with learning. They should not restrict your movement or vision or prevent you from participating in class.

  • Costumes may not be demeaning or offensive to any group.

  • No weapons, toy weapons, or props replicating weapons are to be displayed on the Zoom.

  • No costumes are allowed that would completely hide the student's identity, i.e., gorilla suit, "Scream" character.

  • Costumes may not be revealing, show obscene materials or prohibited substances.

  • No masks are permitted.

 

HALLOWEEN RAFFLE​

Email a picture of you in your Halloween costume to culture@chslsj.org by Sunday, November 1st. Be sure to indicate what or who you’re supposed to be. Your name will be entered into a raffle for a gift card and may be shared during an advisory class.

October 29th, 2020

Today is Thursday, we are back to our normal schedule.

PARENT TOWN HALL

TODAY 5:00 PM - English - https://zoom.us/j/99827265838

TODAY 6:00 PM - Spanish - https://zoom.us/j/95509745684

October 28th, 2020

Today is Wednesday! Intervention Classes/Office Hours!

Check your PowerSchool to see if you've been scheduled for Intervention, and if you do not have Intervention, you can attend office hours, check the teacher's office hours on the student hub.

October 27th, 2020

Wednesday, we have office hours and intervention classes.

Check your PowerSchool to see if you've been scheduled for Intervention and if you are not, check the teacher's office hours on the student hub.

October 26th, 2020

Happy Monday, and welcome to week 7 of remote learning.

Attendance is being taken for each class; having poor attendance is directly linked to declining academic performance and, in many cases, course failure. Please take note of the Attendance Policy that has been sent out by Mr. Burke. 

 

You should have received your progress report in the mail. If you have not received it, let your Advisor or the main office know. You can email the main office: Ops@chslsj.org

 

IMPORTANT DATES

10/28 - Intervention/Office Hours

10/28 - Mercy College Instant Decision Appointments

11/01 - Daylight Savings Ends, We Fall Back 1 Hour.

11/03 - Election Day - Intervention/Office Hours

11/04 - Tuesday Schedule

11/11 - Veteran's Day - No School

11/11 - Senior Picture Day

COLLEGE CORNER

11/2 - 6:30 PM - Virtual General Information Sessions 

11/10 - SUNY Geneseo Information Sessions in Spanish

11/14 - SUNY Geneseo Information Sessions in Spanish

11/14 - Mercy College Virtual Open House

11/18 - 6:30 PM - Virtual General Information Sessions

October 23rd, 2020

We've made it to Friday, the end of week 6. You must attend all your classes virtually. Attendance is being taken for each class; having poor attendance is directly linked to declining academic performance and, in many cases, course failure. Please take note of the Attendance Policy that has been sent out by Mr. Burke. 

October 22nd, 2020

Today is Thursday, we are back to our normal schedule. We will have Office hours and Intervention again on Wednesday, October 28.

October 21st, 2020

Today we start our first Wednesday of scheduled classes for intervention and office hours. ​

​- Check your PowerSchool schedule to see what classes you're scheduled for.

- Double-check your email for Zoom links to your Classes.

- You can also find Zoom links to your Classes on the Student Hub Bell Schedule.

October 20th, 2020

This Wednesday, we kickoff our intervention classes and office hours. You'll hear more about Wednesdays in your Advisory classes today. 

  • Check your PowerSchool schedule to see what Intervention Classes you've been scheduled for.

  • Double-check your email for Zoom links to your Intervention Classes.

  • You can also find Zoom links to your Intervention Classes on the Student Hub Bell Schedule.

October 19th, 2020

Happy Monday! It's week 6 of remote learning, and it's a full week—this Wednesday, we kickoff our scheduled classes for intervention and office hours. You'll hear more about Wednesdays in your Advisory classes between Today and Tuesday. 

You should have received your progress report in the mail. If you have not received it, let your Advisor or the main office know. You can email the main office: Ops@chslsj.org

IMPORTANT DATES

10/21 - Scheduled Classes, Office Hours, & Intervention

10/24 - Early Voting Starts.

Make sure everyone who can vote in your household has a plan to vote.

11/1 - Daylight Savings Ends, We Fall Back 1 Hour

11/3 - Election Day - No Classes

11/4 - Tuesday Schedule

COLLEGE CORNER

10/20 - SUNY Geneseo Information Sessions in Spanish

11/2 - 6:30 PM - Virtual General Information Sessions 

11/10 - SUNY Geneseo Information Sessions in Spanish

11/14 - SUNY Geneseo Information Sessions in Spanish

11/14 - Mercy College Virtual Open House

11/18 - 6:30 PM - Virtual General Information Sessions

October 16th, 2020

Today we are wrapping up the 5th week of remote learning. It's a full week next week. Wednesday, we kickoff our scheduled classes for intervention and office hours. You'll hear more about Wednesdays in your Advisory classes in the next few days. 

October 15th, 2020 

Today is a normal Thursday. Next Wednesday, we kickoff our scheduled classes for intervention and office hours. You'll hear more about Wednesdays in your Advisory classes in the next few days. 

BLUE LIGHT GLASSES

Now that we are in remote learning, we spend a lot of time watching out computer screens. Wearing Blue light lenses will help protect your eyes by blocking harmful rays from digital devices. 

  • Prevents Blurry Eyes

  • Reduces Headaches

  • Better Night Sleeps

You can find them on Amazon.com 

 

HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH

We wrap up the celebration with a look at the Hispanic Heritage Foundation's 33rd Annual Award Show. The 33rd Hispanic Heritage Awards was broadcasted on October 6th on PBS stations and stream on PBS.org. In keeping with current COVID-19 mitigation guidance and participants' safety in mind, the Hispanic Heritage Awards and PBS broadcast was not a live ceremony; it featured more intimately filmed performances and Honoree segments filmed on location across the United States and Latin America.

 

2020 honorees include:
Hispanic Heritage Award for Vision: Bad Bunny
Hispanic Heritage Award for Business: Jessica Alba
Hispanic Heritage Award for Heroes: Farmworkers
Hispanic Heritage Award for Arts: Selena Gomez
Hispanic Heritage Award for Legend: Linda Ronstadt
Hispanic Heritage Award for Inspira: Sebastián Yatra
Latinx Leaders – #YoSoy Award presented by Instagram

 

Past Honorees include: Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Rita Moreno, Plácido Domingo, Celia Cruz, Tito Puente, Gloria Estefan, Oscar Hijuelos, Martin Sheen, Ricky Martin, Rubén Blades, Fania All-Stars, Junot Diaz, José Feliciano, Carlos Vives, Oscar de la Hoya, Alejandro Sanz, Juanes, Antonio Banderas, Juan Luis Guerra, Anthony Quinn, J Balvin, Zoe Saldana, Juan Marichal, Los Tigres Del Norte, Oscar de la Renta, America Ferrera, Pedro Martínez, Luis Fonsi, Andy García, Gael García Bernal, the Latin Grammys, Diego Luna, and many more. 

 

You can watch the stream of the show below or click on the link here:

https://www.pbs.org/video/33rd-hispanic-heritage-awards-rpkoh7/

October 14th, 2020

IMPORTANT DATES

TODAY - 10/14 - Monday Schedule

TODAY - 10/14 - 5:30 PM - Virtual Hispanic Heritage Celebration 

Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/92837210939

google form: https://forms.gle/BZvD8AvzzGXU6yas7

11/1 - Daylight Saving Ends, We Fall Back 1 hour. 

11/3 - Election Day: No Classes

11/4 - Tuesday Schedule

October 13th, 2020

Welcome back; we hope you enjoyed the weekend and break. Today we start with week 5 of remote learning. This Wednesday is our Makeup Day for Monday.  

 

IMPORTANT DATES

10/14 - Monday Schedule

10/14 - 5:30 PM - Virtual Hispanic Heritage Celebration 

Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/92837210939

google form: https://forms.gle/BZvD8AvzzGXU6yas7

11/1 - Daylight Saving Ends, We Fall Back 1 hour. 

11/3 - Election Day: No Classes

11/4 - Tuesday Schedule

COLLEGE CORNER​

10/20 - SUNY Geneseo Information Sessions in Spanish

11/2 - 6:30 PM - Virtual General Information Sessions

https://engage.upstate.edu/register/NYC1102

11/10 - SUNY Geneseo Information Sessions in Spanish

11/14 - SUNY Geneseo Information Sessions in Spanish

11/14 - Mercy College Virtual Open House - 

https://apply.mercy.edu/register/?id=bd86df0f-d25d-4476-bbe8-029977409530

11/18 - 6:30 PM - Virtual General Information Sessions

https://engage.upstate.edu/register/NYC1118

 

12/12 - Mercy College Virtual Open House - 

https://apply.mercy.edu/register/?id=bd86df0f-d25d-4476-bbe8-029977409530

 

HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH

SONIA MARIA SOTOMAYOR

Today’s person we are highlighting is a familiar face - SCOTUS Justice Sonia Maria Sotomayor. Sonia Sotomayor became a U.S. District Court Judge in 1992 and was elevated to the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals in 1998. In 2009, she was confirmed as the first Latina Supreme Court justice in U.S. history.

Federal judge Sotomayor was born as the elder of two children in the South Bronx area of New York City, on June 25, 1954. Parents Juan and Celina Baez Sotomayor, who was of Puerto Rican descent, moved to New York City to raise their children.

October 9th, 2020

Happy Friday! We've made it to the end of week 4.

 

IMPORTANT DATES

10/12 - No School - Indigenous People's Day

10/14 - Monday Schedule

10/14 - 5:30 PM - Virtual Hispanic Heritage Celebration 

 

 

LINK - https://zoom.us/j/92837210939

To participate in the raffle complete the google form - https://forms.gle/BZvD8AvzzGXU6yas7

HISPANIC HERITAGE

Today we recognize a local fashion line and store Bronx Native. Own and run by  Amaurys Grullon and his sister, Roselyn, to place their own stamp on the Bronx. “We noticed how beautiful our people are, how beautiful our culture is, how beautiful our history, right?” said Mr. Grullon, 23, a graphic designer and videographer who operates his studio out of his home. “We felt that people weren’t really seeing the Bronx for what it was.”

A couple of years ago, Mr. Grullon and his sister, now a 22-year-old fashion student, set out to create Bronx Native, a clothing line that aims to instill collective self-esteem in the beleaguered borough. “People still say the Bronx is burning — sure that’s negative,” Ms. Grullon said. “But that’s part of who we are. We’re not so much branding as rebranding the Bronx.”

Mr. Grullon chimed in, “We want to showcase the borough for how it is — the good, the bad, and the ugly.”

Still, they’re billboarding the positive with a line of Bronx Native logo T-shirts, ball caps and hoodies, some that send up the brand Supreme, others that deliberately make references to “the old boogie-down Bronx of hip-hop days,” Mr. Grullon said. “We want to make an impact, and not just with our clothing.”

 

Unidos somos fuerte! BRONX LATINX tees available in shop & online. In celebration of Latinx Heritage Month. 100% PURE CULTURE! Come by the shop 12-7 this weekend (127 Lincoln ave.) or head to our site (www.bronxnativeshop.com@thebronxnative

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October 8th, 2020

This morning we are having Virtual Town Halls during Advisory. Click on the Zoom link below following your grade level at 8:50 AM, so that we can get started at 8:55 AM sharp. We look forward to seeing you there!

9th Grade: https://zoom.us/s/9804354845

10th Grade: https://zoom.us/s/99040891827

11th Grade: https://zoom.us/s/97154969975

12th Grade: https://zoom.us/j/98540145679 (Mercy College Info Session)
 

IMPORTANT DATES

10/12 - No School - Indigenous People's Day

10/14 - Monday Schedule

10/14 - Virtual Hispanic Heritage Celebration

HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH

SELENA QUINTANILLA-PEREZ

SELENA QUINTANILLA-PEREZ [1971-1995] had magic and is credited for successfully bringing Tejano music to a mainstream public.

Known as “The Queen of Tejano”, her life was tragically cut short. In her brief but bright lifetime, Billboard Magazine called her the top-selling Latin artist of the decade. More than a gifted singer, she was also an accomplished songwriter, actress, model, and fashion designer. In 1980 she performed with her elder siblings A.B. and Suzette and began recording professionally in 1982.

She broke barriers by performing Tejano music. Men dominated this genre, and often, Selena was refused bookings at Texas venues. When she won Best Female Vocalist of the Year, she signed with EMI Latin and released her own album in 1989. She went on to sell over 60 million albums around the world.

Selena was also community-minded, donating a great deal of time to civic causes. A film about her life and career, starring Jennifer Lopez, was released in 1997 from Warner Bros. Her grace, musical gifts, and ambition continue to inspire others.

 

COLLEGE CORNER

10/8 - 8:50 AM - Mercy College Info Session During Advisory Check email for an invite -

https://apply.mercy.edu/register/?id=85993d5c-9b40-44b4-9d1b-3435011b52a5

10/10 - Mercy College Virtual Open House - 

https://apply.mercy.edu/register/?id=bd86df0f-d25d-4476-bbe8-029977409530

 

10/20 - SUNY Geneseo Information Sessions in Spanish

11/2 - 6:30 PM - Virtual General Information Sessions

https://engage.upstate.edu/register/NYC1102

11/10 - SUNY Geneseo Information Sessions in Spanish

11/14 - SUNY Geneseo Information Sessions in Spanish

11/14 - Mercy College Virtual Open House - 

https://apply.mercy.edu/register/?id=bd86df0f-d25d-4476-bbe8-029977409530

11/18 - 6:30 PM - Virtual General Information Sessions

https://engage.upstate.edu/register/NYC1118

 

12/12 - Mercy College Virtual Open House - 

https://apply.mercy.edu/register/?id=bd86df0f-d25d-4476-bbe8-029977409530

October 7th, 2020

Today we have STAR testing. It's very important that you attend your advisory class remotely at 9:30 AM to be set up to take the exam.  The exam will be an online exam. 

 

IMPORTANT DATES

10/12 - No School - Indigenous People's Day

10/14 - Monday Schedule

HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH

ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ (AOC)

Today we highlight and celebrate, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a third-generation Bronxite of Puerto Rican descent serving the 14th congressional district of New York. 

She has experienced, at first hand as a bartender and waitress, the struggles of working-class citizens facing income inequality in New York.

She has also served as Educational Director with the National Hispanic Institute where she helped "DREAMers and undocumented youth in community leadership and college readiness." The issues impacting her community led her to run for office with a grassroots campaign that rejects corporate PAC funds (so it's completely people-funded). Her legislation of The Green New Deal, which would take drastic measures to cut carbon emissions and in turn create jobs and boost the nation's economy, is crucial for the benefit of the world's changing climate. 

AOC continues to support her community while impacting the lives of young citizens, especially those of Hispanic heritage, serving as their role model for success.

https://www.ocasiocortez.com

October 6th, 2020

This Wednesday, we have STAR testing. It's very important that you attend your advisory class at 9:30 AM to be set up to take the exam. 

IMPORTANT DATES

10/7 - STAR Testing for ALL Scholars

10/12 - No School - Indigenous People's Day

10/14 - Monday Schedule

HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH

ELIZABETH ACEVEDO

Elizabeth Acevedo is an Afro-Dominican award-winning novelist and poet from performing in poetry slams to being honored for admiring and acknowledging Latin culture and experiences in her publishings. She is known for her New York Bestselling novels The Poet X (2018) and With the Fire on High (2019). 


Born on February 15th, 1988, in New York City, New York, Acevedo grew up as the only Dominican immigrants' daughter. She enjoyed reading as a child and listening to stories told by her parents and grandfather. Before discovering poetry, Acevedo was first interested in becoming an artist in music. As for her education, she attended George Washington University and earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Performing Arts and a Master of Fine Arts in Creating Writing from the University of Maryland. 


Acevedo’s books include Beastgirl & Other Origin Myths (2016), a collection of folkloric poems focused on the historical, mythological, gendered, and geographic experiences of a first-generation American woman. She also collaborated with poets Mahogany L. Browne, and Olivia Gatwood for the poetry collection Woke: A Young Poet’s Call to Justice, published in March 2020. As an author, she has won the 2018 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Fiction, Carnegie Medal, and the Boston Globe Hornbook Award. Today, Acevedo inspires young writers through her appearances at high schools, colleges, and universities. 

“The world is almost peaceful when you stop trying to understand it.” -Elizabeth Acevedo.

 

Elizabeth Acevedo’s Website: http://www.acevedowrites.com/

October 5th, 2020

Happy Monday and welcome to week 4 of remote learning. This Wednesday, we have STAR testing. It's very important that you attend your advisory class at 9:30 AMto be set up to take the exam. 
Progress Reports grades will be going out this week. Make this week a priority to know where you are with your grades, check your grades in PowerSchool, and talk to your professors and counselor to understand how to bring your grades up. 

October 2nd, 2020

Happy Friday, we are wrapping up the 3rd week of school and Fall is here. We've launched our Student Hub where you can find all the resources we highlight in the daily news on the hub. It's very important to bookmark/favorite the Student Hub for easy access. CHSLSJ Student Hub

October 1st, 2020

Just like that, we say goodbye to September and hello to October. Everyone should be settling into your classes and establishing good daily routines for remote learning. Today we go back to our normal schedule with Thursday classes.

 

IMPORTANT DATES

10/1 - CHSLSJ & Drifters Inc. presents: The time is now: Voting Registration @CHSLSJ in-person from 4:30 PM-6:30 PM
10/7: STAR Testing for ALL Scholars
10/12: No School - Indigenous Peoples' Day
10/14: Makeup day for Monday Classes. 

HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH

The Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) and Instagram have recognized Janel Martinez, a Latinx influencer for her advocacy work on,  afro-Latinx women through Instagram. 


Janel Martinez (@janelm) is a writer and the founder of the award-winning blog, @aintilatina?, an online destination celebrating Afro-Latinx womanhood. The Bronx, NY native of Garifuna descent has appeared as a featured guest on national shows and outlets, such as BuzzFeed, ESSENCE, NPR, and Sirius XM, and her work has appeared in Adweek, Univision Communications, Oprah Magazine, Remezcla, and The New York Times. Her work will be included in the forthcoming anthology, Wild Tongues Can’t Be Tamed, which will be published in fall 2021 by Flatiron Books.

She'll receive the 2020 #YoSoy Instagram Award during the 33rd Annual Hispanic Heritage Awards, which airs October 6th on PBS. 

September 30th, 2020

Today is Wednesday, we are making up our Monday classes following the normal Monday bell schedule. 

September 29th, 2020

Today we are back in session following our normal schedule. Tomorrow, Wednesday we will make up our Monday classes following the normal bell schedule. The bell schedule is below in the newsletter. 

Important Dates to Remember: 

9/29 (Today) - CHSLSJ and NALEO Education Fund Presents: Info Virtual Voting Session:

5 pm English Session Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/92399407111 

6 pm Spanish Session Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/92016943350

10/1 - CHSLSJ and Drifters Inc. Resents: The time is now: Voting Registration @CHSLSJ in-person from 4:30-6:30 PM

 10/7 - STAR Testing for ALL Scholars

September 24th, 2020
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September 22nd, 2020

Tomorrow is Wednesday, and if you've read your schedule, you will notice there are no classes for Wednesday. We will resume instruction on Thursday and Friday. Moving forward, Wednesdays' schedule will be dedicated to:

  • Make-up days when classes are interrupted due to a Holiday

  • Office hours

  • Intervention 

  • ENL/ICT support/classes

On days when Holidays interrupt classes, we will use the following Wednesday in the calendar to make up those classes. We've identified the Fall Semester dates as interrupted days.

  • Yom Kippur - Monday, September 28 moved to Wednesday, September 30

  • Indigenous Peoples' Day - Monday, October 12 moved to Wednesday, October 14

  • Election Day - Tuesday, November 3 moved Wednesday, November 4

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day - Monday, January 18 moved to January 20

  • Clerical Day - Monday, February 1 moved to February 3

September 21st, 2020

Welcome to our 2nd week of remote learning. At this point, we hope you've been able to log into your Google Classrooms and PowerSchool accounts. 

September 18th, 2020

Happy Friday! At this point, we hoped you've been able to login to your Google Classrooms and PowerSchool accounts.
 
We look forward to seeing everyone for advisory starting at 8:55 am.  

September 17th, 2020

Welcome to day 3 of remote learning. At this point, we hoped you've been able to log into your Google Classrooms and PowerSchool accounts. It's essential to use your school email to log in to your Google Classrooms and Zoom sessions. Your Zoom session link information for each of your classes is located in Google Classrooms.   
 
We look forward to seeing everyone for advisory starting at 8:55 AM.  

September 15th, 2020

We look forward to seeing everyone for advisory starting at 8:55 am. It’s very important at all scholars must use their school email while working on all platforms (Google Classroom and Zoom), if you are not using your school email you will be removed. 

Tomorrow is Wednesday, and if you've read your schedule, you will notice there are no classes for Wednesday. We will resume instruction on Thursday and Friday. Moving forward, Wednesdays' schedule will be dedicated to:

  • Make-up days when classes are interrupted due to a Holiday

  • Office hours

  • Intervention 

  • ENL/ICT support/classes

 

On days when Holidays interrupt classes, we will use the following Wednesday in the calendar to make up those classes. We've identified the Fall Semester dates as interrupted days.

  • Yom Kippur - Monday, September 28 moved to Wednesday, September 30

  • Indigenous Peoples' Day - Monday, October 12 moved to Wednesday, October 14

  • Election Day - Tuesday, November 3 moved Wednesday, November 4

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day - Monday, January 18 moved to January 20

  • Clerical Day - Monday, February 1 moved to February 3

September 14th, 2020

Welcome to the 20-21 School year. We hope that you are ready to get started with virtual learning and excited to meet your professors. 


We look forward to seeing everyone for advisory starting at 8:55 AM.

April 28, 2021

It is Wednesday. There are no Intervention/Office Hours today. 

SENIORS: 2 days until Decision Day. If you haven't already, you should complete the BBQ and Formal Dinner Surveys (Check Emails)

IMPORTANT DATES

5/3-5/7 - Teacher Appreciation Week

5/12 - Thursday Schedule

5/13 - Eid Al-Fitr - No School

April 29, 2021

It's Thursday!

JUNIORS: Activate your Overgrad Accounts.

SENIORS: 1 day until Decision Day. If you haven't already, you should complete the BBQ and Formal Dinner Surveys (Check Emails)

IMPORTANT DATES

5/3-5/7 - Teacher Appreciation Week

5/7 - Senior Decision Day Celebration

5/10-5/11 - Parent-Teacher Conferences

5/12 - Thursday Schedule

5/13 - Eid Al-Fitr - No School

5/31 - Memorial Day - No School

6/2 - Monday Schedule

6/17 - Graduation Day

6/24 - Last Day for all Scholars and Teachers

April 30, 2021

We've made it to FRIDAY and the end of Week 29.​

ALL SCHOLARS: COVID Vaccine Information Session during lunch @11:10 AM, join us for a live Zoom session with Dr. Bannerman, a member of our school’s board of trustees and Director of the Urgent Care Center in the Emergency Department at Queens Hospital Center. For over a year, he has been on the frontlines treating people with COVID and has extensive knowledge of how the vaccine works and what science has to say about its safety.  All students who attend will be entered into a raffle for a gift card.  Check your email for the ZOOM link.

IMPORTANT DATES

5/3-5/7 - Teacher Appreciation Week

5/7 - Senior Decision Day Celebration

5/10-5/11 - Parent-Teacher Conferences

5/12 - Thursday Schedule

5/13 - Eid Al-Fitr - No School

5/31 - Memorial Day - No School

6/2 - Monday Schedule

6/17 - Graduation Day

6/24 - Last Day for all Scholars and Teachers