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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. 

Distance Learning Daily News

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

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
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.

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