Champaign Central H.S. Announcements 10/21/2020

Champaign Central H.S. Announcements 10/21/2020

Champaign Central H.S. Announcements 

10/21/2020

DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS – PTSA

Any seniors that missed the SAT, please make sure that you show up for the re-make exam on October 27th.

Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held on October 22nd from 4pm - 8pm and on October 23rd from 8am - 11am. There will be NO SCHOOL on these days. PTC Wizard (the platform being used to schedule parent teacher conferences this year) cannot be used for scheduling appointments with Student Support Services staff. If you would like to schedule a conference with one of these staff, you may contact them directly via email.

Reminder for all classes Freshman – Seniors; that Letter Jacket and Class Ring Deadline is this Friday, October 23rd.  This deadline will not be extended to allow for Guaranteed Christmas Delivery.  They can contact our office directly at 217-817-0607 or through email at orders@illinigradsales.com or by visiting our website at www.illinigradsales.com

OPEN PTSA ZOOM WEDNESDAY OCT 21 AT 7:30PM 

Tell your friends!  We are looking for new members for the PTSA Board and organizing committees.  Freshman parents, please come and make a difference!  Bring new ideas and make new friends.  It will be short and sweet, 40 min Zoom limit.  

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/79434860560?pwd=TFdNaXBuc0xXTXlydEJmZWl1RFFwQT09

PTSA ENGAGEMENT SURVEY IS STILL GOING

Even if you can’t Zoom with us, we still want to explored new ways for how we can best support each other and we want ALL YOUR IDEAS.  Fill out the Engagement Questionnaire and let us know!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScDQ0cZy2xXyMW1etSPohIBPcIAB7XvlbPfTH-LYh3O6ZDE9A/viewform

PLEASE DONATE WHAT YOU CAN TO PTSA!  

We are a dues organization, but have made the decision to separate membership from dues, so anyone can join, especially students.  We want to hear your voices!  The suggested donation is $20 for families/$10 for teachers, but please pay whatever is comfortable for you.  Even $1 will help!  You can do it the old fashioned way: mail a check to Central PTSA directly to c/o PTSA Treasurer at 205 S. Elm St. Champaign IL 61820.  Or sign into MySchoolBucks and check “PTSA” for the membership button:  https://www.myschoolbucks.com/ver2/getmain?requestAction=home

CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES

VIRTUAL ART CLUB  is scheduled to meet again on October 29th on Google Classroom after school at 3:30 PM. The Google Classroom code is : 5jiktid ALL CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ARE STILL WELCOME TO JOIN <a href=Screen Shot 2020-10-20 at 10.36.58 PM.png 

Visit our website to learn more about Art Club and our department: https://www.chsvisualarts.org/

View calendar to keep updated with Art Club meeting times: https://www.chsvisualarts.org/calendar

Follow the Visual Arts Department on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chs.visualarts

Eco Club will have their first virtual meeting on Tuesday, October 27th at 3:30PM. Email Ms. Pomahac or Mrs. Sarm for more information!

The last pop-up library will be Wednesday, October 21 from 2-4pm. But don't worry, you can still do curbside pick-up any day we have school  OR starting Monday October 26th you can make an appointment to visit the library, in person! I have updated the library orientation slides (in your English teacher's google classroom). Contact the librarian for more information: pickelem@u4sd.org

The NAACP’s Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO) is a yearlong achievement program designed to recruit, stimulate, and encourage high academic and cultural achievement among African-American high school students. ACT-SO includes 32 competitions in STEM, humanities, business and performing, visual and culinary arts. Almost 300,000 young people have participated from the program since its inception. Please see the flyer for meeting information. Need more information about ACT-SO? Take a look at these links: ACT-SO 101  Promo Video

Student Council will meet the fourth Monday of the month. This month it will be October 26th at 3:30 pm.  Our meeting link is: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85949934760?pwd=bXhHTWJUc05ZOFB6bjNBQWExRGJUUT0 and the Passcode is: 1234 

COLLEGE AND CAREERS

FAFSA, Class of 2021:

The 2021-2022 FAFSA application is now open!  Current senior students who will be attending a college/university in the Fall of 2021 will need to complete the 2021-2022 FAFSA application and the parent/guardian will need to upload their 2019 taxes.  To start the FAFSA, both the student and at least one parent/guardian will need to first create an FSA ID (Click Here).  Once both individuals have created an FSA ID account, the student can then start the FAFSA (Click Here) by choosing "I am the student".  This year, the FAFSA is a graduation requirement for the Class of 2021.  For those families who would like to opt-out of completing the FAFSA, please email Mr. Tanner (tanneran@u4sd.org).  Mr. Tanner will then email the opt-out document to the family. 

If you are an Illinois student who is not eligible for federal financial aid (and do not file the FAFSA), you may apply for the MAP grant using the online Alternative Application for Illinois Financial Aid, which is patterned after the FAFSA.  For more information, visit the Retention of Illinois Students & Equity (RISE) Act page of this website, and talk with Mr. Tanner or the financial aid office at your college or university."

For questions and/or concerns, please email Mr. Tanner at tanneran@u4sd.org.

FAFSA Class of 2021:

¡La solicitud FAFSA 2021-2022 ya está abierta!  Los estudiantes senior (12) que asistirán a una universidad en el otoño del 2021 deberán llenar la solicitud FAFSA 2021-2022 y el padre / tutor deberá poner sus impuestos del 2019. Para iniciar el llenado de la solicitud  FAFSA, tanto el estudiante como al menos uno de los padres / tutores deberán crear primero un FSA ID ( haga clic aquí). Una vez que ambas personas hayan creado el FSA ID, el estudiante puede iniciar el llenado de la solicitud FAFSA ( haga clic aquí) eligiendo "Yo soy el estudiante".  Este año, la solicitud FAFSA es un requisito de graduación para la promoción del 2021. Para aquellas familias que deseen optar por no completar el llenado de la solicitud  FAFSA, envíe un correo electrónico al Sr. Tanner (tanneran@u4sd.org).  El Sr. Tanner le enviará de regreso por correo electrónico el documento de exclusión voluntaria a la familia. 

Si usted es un estudiante de Illinois que no es elegible para recibir ayuda financiera federal (y no presenta la solicitud FAFSA), puede solicitar una beca a MAP utilizando la Solicitud alternativa de ayuda financiera de Illinois en línea, que sigue el modelo de la FAFSA.  Para obtener más información, visite el (haga clic aquí) Retention of Illinois Students & Equity (RISE) Act y la Solicitud Alternativa de Ayuda Financiera de Illinois de este sitio web y hable con el Sr. Tanner o con la oficina de ayuda financiera de su colegio o universidad.

Si tiene preguntas o inquietudes, envíe un correo electrónico al Sr. Tanner a tanneran@u4sd.org.

Illinois Student Assistance Commission:

The Illinois Student Assistance Commission would like to make all families aware that the commission will have several virtual statewide financial aid application workshops.  The dates and links to register can be found on their Student Portal at https://studentportal.isac.org/events.  

After a brief introduction and overview, individuals/families will be able to work at their own pace and have their questions on the FAFSA or the Alternative Application for Illinois Financial Aid answered privately via the chat function.  The commission will also have staff available to answer questions in Spanish.

Illinois Student Assistance Commission:

The Illinois Student Assistance Commission Quiere que todas las familias sepan que la comisión tendrá varios talleres virtuales de solicitud de ayuda financiera a nivel estatal. Las fechas y los enlaces para registrarse se pueden encontrar en su Portal para estudiantes en https://studentportal.isac.org/events

Después de una breve introducción y descripción general, los estudiantes / familias podrán trabajar a su propio ritmo y recibir una respuesta privada a sus preguntas de FAFSA o de la Solicitud Alternativa de Ayuda Financiera de Illinois a través de la función de chat. La comisión también tendrá personal disponible para responder preguntas en español.

Virtual High School Visits:

** High school visits are for sophomores - seniors only 

** Student can RSVP by using their Naviance Student account

** For assistance, please contact Mr. Tanner (tanneran@u4sd.org)

Wednesday, October 21st:

- Hanover College @ 1:45 p.m.

- Washington University in St. Louis @ 2:20 p.m.

- Michigan State University @ 2:55 p.m.

- Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) @ 3:30 p.m.

UIUC Admissions Webinar for Champaign-Urbana Area High Schools:

In this virtual visit, you will learn about the benefits of attending the University of Illinois, including information about our 150+ majors across 11 different academic colleges, research opportunities, life on campus, and the Fall 2021 application process.

Registration Link: https://illinois.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_wQt2nRFnT_-9m8l5mz7S2A

UIUC, Spanish Speaking Virtual Admissions Sessions:

The University of Illinois is hosting two Spanish-speaking virtual admissions sessions on November 5. 

The events will be held entirely in Spanish. A counselor will walk students and their families through the UIUC admissions process and talk about how students can harness their power at UIUC. Following the presentation, there will be a student panel and answer any questions.

To RSVP, please use this link to sign up.  For any questions, please contact the Chicago Satellite Office at 217-333-0313.

UIUC, Sesiones de admisión virtual en Español:

La Universidad de Illinois presentará dos sesiones de admisión virtuales en español Spanish-speaking virtual admissions sessions el 5 de noviembre.

Los eventos se llevarán a cabo íntegramente en español. Un consejero guiará a los estudiantes y sus familias a través del proceso de admisión de UIUC y hablará sobre cómo los estudiantes pueden aprovechar su poder en UIUC. Después de la presentación, habrá un panel de estudiantes y responderán cualquier pregunta.

Para confirmar su asistencia, utilice este enlace

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