• Week of April 14th - 20th

    Posted by Samantha Rischer on 4/14/2024

    Week of April 14-20

     

    Administrative Updates

    • The Registration for the 24/25 school year has closed! If you need a refresher please watch this enrollment video.
    • Senior Ball in this Saturday, April 20 from 7pm-11pm at the Chalet Event Center, 5450 China Garden Rd., Rocklin
    • International Night will be here at Cordova High on April 30th from 6:00-8:30pm. Join us for an evening of performances, exhibits, fashion, and food trucks. 
    • SAB Application: Is your student interested in civic engagement? Do they have an interest in voicing student feedback and concerns? If so, FCUSD’s Student Advisory Board is the opportunity to get involved! The Student Advisory Board is a group of secondary students from all middle and high schools across FCUSD that come together to voice student feedback and concerns. 
      • Applications for the 2024-2025 SAB are now open. Two positions are available: the SAB Representative, which is open to grades 6-12, and the Student Board Member, which is open to grades 11-12. All eligible students are welcome to apply. Applications will close on Monday, April 15th. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Jeanine Holton, (jholton@fcusd.org), Carrie Jackson (cjackson@fcusd.org), or Suzanne Ambrosini (sambrosini@fcusd.org). 
      • Application link (Students must use their FCUSD Account to Apply): tinyurl.com/fcusdsabapplication 
    • Campus Security Fencing - construction continues on the security fencing. The anticipated completion date is late July. 

     

    College and Career Updates 

    • SENIORS
      • Cordova's Leadership scholarship is due on April 19th! Currently, we have received no applications. APPLY BY APRIL 19th- Link
      • Rancho Cordova Sustainability Scholarship Due Apr 30, 2024
        • Republic Services is awarding three graduating seniors in Rancho Cordova a $1,000 scholarship. The deadline to apply is April 30. Learn more and get started at Link

     

    Instructional/Academic Support Coach Updates

    2024 CAASPP TESTING SCHEDULE - 11th graders

    Make-up testing in all three subjects  will continue through April 26, 2024.

     

    Athletic Updates

    Prior to attending an event, please read through the Athletic Event Policy on our website.  All student athletes must abide by the Student Athlete and Parent/Guardian Handbook. ALL sports events have a cashless gate. Purchase tickets at GoFan.co. Score and game updates can be found on Max Preps

     

    Athletic Clearance: All athletes must have a completed athletic clearance and an up to date physical in order to participate. 

     

    Upcoming Athletic Events 

     

    Date

    Sport

    Location

    Opponent

    Game Time

     

    4/15/2024

    Baseball

    Cordova

    Rosemont

    4:00 PM

    4/15/2024

    Boys Golf

    Bing Maloney

    Center Meet

    1:00 PM

    4/16/2024

    Boys Volleyball

    Away

    Foothill

    JV 5pm/Var 6pm

    4/16/2024

    Softball

    Away

    Natomas

    4:00 PM

    4/16/2024

    Tennis

    Away

    Foothill

    4:00 PM

    4/18/2024

    Boys Volleyball

    Home

    Natomas

    JV 5pm/Var 6pm

    4/18/2024

    Baseball

    Cordova

    Leroy Greene

    4:00 PM

    4/18/2024

    Softball

    Home

    Foothill

    4:00 PM

    4/18/2024

    Tennis

    Away

    Valley

    4:00 PM

    4/19/2024

    Swim

    Cordova Recreation Facility

    All

    8:00 AM

    4/20/2024

    Track

    American River College

    Invitational

    8:00 AM

     

    Spring Sports Information: 

    • Students must have a 2.0 GPA and be passing 20 academic units to participate. Spring Sports eligibility is based on semester grades
    • Athletic Eligibility grading period for Spring Sports ends on March 8th. Fall Sports Eligibility is determined by end of semester grades. 

     

    Please take a look at our calendar for upcoming event locations and times.

     

    Community Events:

    • Adult Education Classes, Job Fairs, and Family Events Slideshow of flyers here
    • California Apprenticeship Summit moderated by Superintendent Thurmond Flyer
    • Men of Color Summit Field trip, Friday, April 19th 9am-2pm at Folsom Lake College for scholars in grades 9-12th, FREE Flyer or website
    • Mental Well-Being Workshops Six-week online workshop for immigrants and refugees that have experienced trauma, domestic violence, and other health concerns. April 18-May 23 in English and April 16-May 21 in Spanish. Flyer or website

     

    Activities Updates: 

    • 4/20-Senior Ball 
    • 4/26-Spring Activities Day

    Peer Leadership is collecting donations to support the Bradshaw Animal Shelter and Brunos Foundation (located in Lincoln).  We are asking for dog or cat food donations to support the animal food closets that both of these shelters provide our communities.  Donations can be dropped off in room C3 (Mr. Wegsteen) and will be accepted until April 19th.

    • International Night is April 30th and held in  he CHS PAC. 

     

    Performance Dates: 

    • 5/7-5/8 Concert in the Main Gym 
    • 5/14 Choir Performance  

     

    Campus Culture and Climate Update 

    What can you do to help the behavioral and social-emotional systems and supports at CHS? 

    Join the Climate Team! Our next meeting is April 23rd at 3:35pm in D7! 

    Contact ythornton@fcusd.org and efranceschini@fcusd.org with any questions, comments, or interest.  

     

    Attendance Update

    We’re reaching the end of the school year with just 6 more weeks left! As we approach these final weeks, attendance is especially crucial. We want to see your students here for all of their classes and to support their success as much as possible. If your student is absent for any reason that you’re aware of, please:

    • Notify the school as soon as possible via voicemail or email to the Attendance Clerk.
    • Obtain a medical note dated for your student’s illnesses &/or appointments
    • Note that Short Term Independent Study is an option for out of town trips if requested with a submitted agreement at least 2 weeks in advance. Please know that per FCUSD, Short Term Independent Study cannot be offered/approved for the last 2 weeks of school. Contact our Secondary Clerk for more information: vluna@fcusd.org 
    • Contact our Attendance Specialist for student attendance support: bmalone@fcusd.org 

     

    Emergent Bilingual Learners 

    • As ELPAC testing ends, we will begin looking at opportunities for Reclassification next school year. 
    • Interested in learning more about what courses your Emergent Learner is taking? Email or call Mrs. Kaluza at ekaluza@fcusd.org or 916-294-2450 ext. 810241 to make an appointment to discuss the PowerSchool portal, attendance, grades, graduation requirements, and Seal of Biliteracy.
    • Did you know we have a link to our website? Check it out! https://www.fcusd.org/domain/5395

     

    A Message from PTSA

    • PTSA hosts the Senior BBQ/Pool Party and this year it will be on Thursday, May 16 after school at the Cordova Community Pool. This event will be free of charge for ALL graduating seniors. 

     

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  • Week of April 7th-13th

    Posted by Samantha Rischer on 4/8/2024

    Week of April 7-13

     

    Administrative Updates

    • Job Fair! Our College/Career office has organized a job fair on Wednesday, 4/10 during both lunches!
    • The Registration for the 24/25 school year has closed! If you need a refresher please watch this enrollment video.
    • Senior Ball Tickets are on sale until 4/18/24. Date bids are available.  All prices increase weekly. 
    • There are only seven weeks left until graduation. Graduation information will be sent this week to all 12th grade families. 
    • International Night will be here at Cordova High on April 30th from 6:00-8:30pm. Join us for an evening of performances, exhibits, fashion and food trucks. 
    • Youth EKG Heart Screening, April 24 9am-4pm at Folsom High School, FREE. Please register your youth aged 12-25 and/or register to volunteer. Click here for details.
    • Campus Security Fencing - construction continues on the security fencing. The anticipated completion date is late July. 

     

    College and Career Updates 

    • SENIORS
      • New Local Scholarships
        • West Point Society Leadership Scholarship for ONE Cordova Senior  $1,500 Due Apr 19, 2024 Link
        • Rancho Cordova Sustainability Scholarship Due Apr 30, 2024
          1. Republic Services is awarding three graduating seniors in Rancho Cordova a $1,000 scholarship. The deadline to apply is April 30. Learn more and get started at Link

     

    Instructional/Academic Support Coach Updates

    • CAST - The California Science Test is coming soon.  Testing continues next week in science for 11th grade students and 12th graders who did not take it previously. Students who didn’t finish their ELA or Math CAASPP tests before break will continue completion next week.  The best way to help your student prepare for testing (see schedule, below)  is to have them visit the testing web site for practice tests. They will need to log in as a Guest user. There are tools they can explore to familiarize themselves with the testing interface. It’s also important for students to get a good night’s sleep and have a healthy breakfast.  Free breakfast is available to all students before school daily. 

    2024 CAASPP TESTING SCHEDULE - 11th graders

    Students will take the CAST (California Science Test) April 8-12, 2024.  Make-up testing in all three subjects  will continue through April 26, 2024.

    • Why must students take the state tests?  Students take the CAASPP yearly throughout elementary and middle school, but only once in high school – 11th grade. This is one measure of student progress that is standardized statewide.  Teachers consider CAASPP results along with their in-class formative and summative assessments to adjust their instruction to best meet students’ needs. The CAST is given only three times, in grades 5, 8 and 11. 

     

    Athletic Updates

    Prior to attending an event, please read through the Athletic Event Policy on our website.  All student athletes must abide by the Student Athlete and Parent/Guardian Handbook. ALL sports events have a cashless gate. Purchase tickets at GoFan.co. Score and game updates can be found on Max Preps

     

    Athletic Clearance: All athletes must have a completed athletic clearance and an up to date physical in order to participate. 

     

    Upcoming Athletic Events 

     

    Date

    Sport

    Location

    Opponent

    Game Time

     

    4/8/2024

    Baseball

    Cordova

    Cosumnes Oaks

    4:00 PM

    4/9/2024

    Boys Volleyball

    Away

    Johnson

    JV 5pm/Var 6pm

    4/9/2024

    Tennis

    Bye

       

    4/10/2024

    Baseball

    Cordova

    Valley*

    4:00 PM

    4/10/2024

    Softball

    Home

    Monterey Trail ( Varsity Only)

    4:00 PM

    4/11/2024

    Boys Volleyball

    Home

    West Campus

    JV 5pm/Var 6pm

    4/11/2024

    Baseball

    Cordova

    Valley Christian

    4:00 PM

    4/11/2024

    Softball

    Home

    Florin

    4:00 PM

    4/11/2024

    Track

    Natomas

    GSL Meet #2

    4:00 PM

    4/11/2024

    Tennis

    Away

    Natomas

    4:00 PM

    4/12/2024

    Baseball

    Valley

    Valley*

    4:00 PM

    4/13/2024

    Track

    Rocklin

    Invitational

    8:00 AM

     

    Spring Sports Information: 

    • Students must have a 2.0 GPA and be passing 20 academic units to participate. Spring Sports eligibility is based on semester grades
    • Athletic Eligibility grading period for Spring Sports ends on March 8th. Fall Sports Eligibility is determined by end of semester grades. 

     

    Please take a look at  our calendar for upcoming event locations and times.

     

    Community Events:

    • Adult Education Classes, Job Fairs, and Family Events Slideshow of flyers here
    • California Apprenticeship Summit moderated by Superintendent Thurmond Flyer
    • Mental Health is Wealth Summit by My Brother’s Keeper, Sacramento April 10-11th 10am-3pm Flyer or website
    • R.E.A.L. Manhood Youth 101 Leadership Summit and College Day, Friday, April 12th 9am-2pm at Sac State for males in grades 7-12th, FREE Website/Registration 
    • Men of Color Summit, Friday, April 19th 9am-2pm at Folsom Lake College for scholars in grades 9-12th, FREE Flyer or website
    • Dental and Vision Clinic, Saturday, April 14th 8am-3pm, FREE Flyer
    • Mental Well-Being Workshops Six-week online workshop for immigrants and refugees that have experienced trauma, domestic violence, and other health concerns. April 18-May 23 in English and April 16-May 21 in Spanish. Flyer or website

     

    Activities Updates: 

    • 4/11-Thursday in the Quad 
    • 4/20-Senior Ball 
    • 4/26-Spring Activities Day

    Peer Leadership is collecting donations to support the Bradshaw Animal Shelter and Brunos Foundation (located in Lincoln).  We are asking for dog or cat food donations to support the animal food closets that both of these shelters provide our communities.  Donations can be dropped off in room C3 (Mr. Wegsteen) and will be accepted until April 19th.

     

    Performance Dates: 

    • 5/7-5/8 Concert in the Main Gym 
    • 5/14 Choir Performance  

     

    Campus Culture and Climate Update 

    What can you do to help the behavioral and social-emotional systems and supports at CHS? 

    Join the Climate Team! Our next meeting is April 23rd at 3:35pm in D7! 

    Contact ythornton@fcusd.org and efranceschini@fcusd.org with any questions, comments, or interest.  

     

    Attendance Update

    We’re reaching the end of the school year with just 9 weeks left (including Spring Break)! As we approach these final weeks, attendance is especially crucial. We want to see your students here for all of their classes and to support their success as much as possible. If your student is absent for any reason that you’re aware of, please:

    • Notify the school as soon as possible via voicemail or email to the Attendance Clerk.
    • Obtain a medical note dated for your student’s illnesses &/or appointments
    • Note that Short Term Independent Study is an option for out of town trips if requested with a submitted agreement at least 2 weeks in advance. Please know that per FCUSD, Short Term Independent Study cannot be offered/approved for the last 2 weeks of school. Contact our Secondary Clerk for more information: vluna@fcusd.org 
    • Contact our Attendance Specialist for student attendance support: bmalone@fcusd.org 

     

    Emergent Bilingual Learners

    • As ELPAC testing ends, we will begin looking at opportunities for Reclassification next school year. 
    • For more information about ELPAC and our English Language Development program at Cordova High, contact Mrs. Erin Kaluza at ekaluza@fcusd.org.  You can also visit the English Language Development page on the CHS Web site. 
    • Interested in learning more about what courses your Emergent Learner is taking? Email or call Mrs. Kaluza at ekaluza@fcusd.org or 916-294-2450 ext. 810241 to make an appointment to discuss the PowerSchool portal, attendance, grades, graduation requirements, and Seal of Biliteracy.
    • Did you know we have a link to our website? Check it out! https://www.fcusd.org/domain/5395

     

    Counseling Update

    Summer break and high school graduation are just two months away. April offers a wonderful opportunity to attend a virtual presentation by guest speaker, Shari Egeland, Associate Director of Omni Youth Programs.

    • Graduation and Beyond (April 2nd, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm, zoom presentation) Shari Egeland, M.S., M.F.T. shares tips to encourage a drug-free lifestyle as your child prepares for college and independent living. As youth transition into adulthood, they continue to benefit from the foundation of their family. Help your child develop coping mechanisms for stress and anxiety as involvement in healthy activities and hobbies.
    • Hidden in Plain Sight (April 10th, 6:00 pm-7:00 pm) Learn more about whether your child may be experimenting with drugs or alcohol and hiding the evidence in plain sight. Presentation will provide you clues and signs to help determine whether a teen might be experimenting with alcohol or other drugs.

    To register for these events, please complete this form: https://forms.gle/R9Rp5ZeDc3uQngFcA. FCUSD Health Programs office will email you the Zoom meeting link the day of the presentation.

     

    A Message from PTSA

    • PTSA hosts the Senior BBQ/Pool Party and this year it will be on Thursday, May 16 after school at the Cordova Community Pool. This event will be free of charge for ALL graduating seniors. 

     

     

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  • Week of March 31st - April 6th

    Posted by Samantha Rischer on 3/31/2024

    Week of March 31 - April 6 

     

    Administrative Updates

    • School resumes tomorrow, Monday April 1.
    • The Registration deadline for the 24/25 school year has passed but if you haven’t done it, please DO!  If you need a refresher please watch this enrollment video.
    • CAASPP testing for ALL 11th graders continues with science this week. 
    • Senior Ball Tickets are on sale. Date bids are available.  All prices increase weekly.
    • International Night will be here at Cordova High on April 30th from 6:00-8:30pm. Join us for an evening of performances, exhibits, fashion and food trucks. 
    • Campus Security Fencing - construction has begun on the security fencing. The anticipated completion date is late July. 

     

    College and Career Updates 

     

     

    Instructional/Academic Support Coach Updates

    • CAASPP Testing continues next week in mathematics for 11th grade students. Students who didn’t finish their ELA CAASPP test this week will also continue with that test.  CAASPP testing (California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress) is underway.  The best way to help your student prepare for testing (see schedule, below)  is to have them visit the testing web site for practice tests. They will need to log in as a Guest user. There are tools they can explore to familiarize themselves with the testing interface. It’s also important for students to get a good night’s sleep and have a healthy breakfast.  Free breakfast is available to all students before school daily. 

    2024 CAASPP TESTING SCHEDULE - 11th graders

    Students will take the CAST (California Science Test) after spring break April 8-12, 2024.  Make-up testing in all three subjects  will continue through April 26, 2024.

    • Why must students take the state tests?  Students take the CAASPP yearly throughout elementary and middle school, but only once in high school – 11th grade. This is one measure of student progress that is standardized statewide.  Teachers consider CAASPP results along with their in-class formative and summative assessments to adjust their instruction to best meet students’ needs. 

     

    Athletic Updates

    Prior to attending an event, please read through the Athletic Event Policy on our website.  All student athletes must abide by the Student Athlete and Parent/Guardian Handbook. ALL sports events have a cashless gate. Purchase tickets at GoFan.co. Score and game updates can be found on Max Preps

     

    Athletic Clearance: All athletes must have a completed athletic clearance and an up to date physical in order to participate. 

     

    Upcoming Athletic Home Events 

    • 4/2 Tennis vs. Johnson
    • 4/3 Baseball vs. Johnson
    • 4/4 Tennis vs. West Campus
    • 4/8 Baseball vs. Consumnes Oaks
    • 4/10 Baseball vs. Valley
    • 4/10 Softball vs. Monterey Trail
    • 4/11 Softball vs. Valley Christian
    • 4/11 Boys Volleyball vs. West Campus

     

    Spring Sports Information: 

    • Students must have a 2.0 GPA and be passing 20 academic units to participate. Spring Sports eligibility is based on semester grades
    • Athletic Eligibility grading period for Spring Sports ends on March 8th. Fall Sports Eligibility is determined by end of semester grades. 

     

    Please take a look at our calendar for upcoming event locations and times.

     

    Community Events:

    • OSA WRAP: a 3-day interactive workshop run by The Office of Samoan Affairs where all students are welcome to come learn how to build better communication skills, healthy relationships, and financial literacy. Workshops will be held on campus in room G24 from 2-5pm on April 4th, 11th, and 18th. At the completion of the workshops, participants will be given $145 in gift cards. Please click here for the flyer or click on the link here to register. Parent permission is required unless you are 18 and older. To obtain the permission slip, please feel free to stop by Ms. Niles’s office (in the library) or email her at (hstaggs@fcusd.org).
    • Free Youth EKG Heart Screening, April 24 9am-4pm at Folsom High School. Please register your youth aged 12-25 and/or register to volunteer. Click here for details.

     

    Performance Dates: 

    • 5/7-5/8 Concert in the Main Gym 
    • 5/14 Choir Performance  

     

    Campus Culture and Climate Update 

    What can you do to help the behavioral and social-emotional systems and supports at CHS? 

    Join the Climate Team! Our next meeting is April 23rd at 3:35pm in D7! 

    Contact ythornton@fcusd.org and efranceschini@fcusd.org with any questions, comments, or interest.  

     

    Attendance Update

    We’re reaching the end of the school year with just 9 weeks left (including Spring Break)! As we approach these final weeks, attendance is especially crucial. We want to see your students here for all of their classes and to support their success as much as possible. If your student is absent for any reason that you’re aware of, please:

    • Notify the school as soon as possible via voicemail or email to the Attendance Clerk.
    • Obtain a medical note dated for your student’s illnesses &/or appointments
    • Note that Short Term Independent Study is an option for out of town trips if requested with a submitted agreement at least 2 weeks in advance. Please know that per FCUSD, Short Term Independent Study cannot be offered/approved for the last 2 weeks of school. Contact our Secondary Clerk for more information: vluna@fcusd.org 
    • Contact our Attendance Specialist for student attendance support: bmalone@fcusd.org 

     

    Emergent Bilingual Learners

    • As ELPAC testing ends, we will begin looking at opportunities for Reclassification next school year. 
    • For more information about ELPAC and our English Language Development program at Cordova High, contact Mrs. Erin Kaluza at ekaluza@fcusd.org.  You can also visit the English Language Development page on the CHS Web site. 
    • Interested in learning more about what courses your Emergent Learner is taking? Email or call Mrs. Kaluza at ekaluza@fcusd.org or 916-294-2450 ext. 810241 to make an appointment to discuss the PowerSchool portal, attendance, grades, graduation requirements, and Seal of Biliteracy.
    • Did you know we have a link to our website? Check it out! https://www.fcusd.org/domain/5395

     

    Counseling Update

    Summer break and high school graduation are just two months away. April offers a wonderful opportunity to attend a virtual presentation by guest speaker, Shari Egeland, Associate Director of Omni Youth Programs.

    • Graduation and Beyond (April 2nd, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm, zoom presentation) Shari Egeland, M.S., M.F.T. shares tips to encourage a drug-free lifestyle as your child prepares for college and independent living. As youth transition into adulthood, they continue to benefit from the foundation of their family. Help your child develop coping mechanisms for stress and anxiety as involvement in healthy activities and hobbies.
    • Hidden in Plain Sight (April 10th, 6:00 pm-7:00 pm) Learn more about whether your child may be experimenting with drugs or alcohol and hiding the evidence in plain sight. Presentation will provide you clues and signs to help determine whether a teen might be experimenting with alcohol or other drugs.

    To register for these events, please complete this form: https://forms.gle/R9Rp5ZeDc3uQngFcA. FCUSD Health Programs office will email you the Zoom meeting link the day of the presentation.

     

    A Message from PTSA

    • PTSA hosts the Senior BBQ/Pool Party and this year it will be on Thursday, May 16 after school at the Cordova Community Pool. This event will be free of charge for ALL graduating seniors. 

     

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  • Week of March 17th-23rd

    Posted by Samantha Rischer on 3/17/2024

    Week of March 17-23

     

    Administrative Updates

    • Registration for the 24/25 school year IS OPEN! If you need a refresher please watch this enrollment video. March 31 is the enrollment deadline for returning students. 
    • CAASPP testing for ALL 11th graders continues with math this week. Please take some time and review what we call our Testing ABCs to your students:

    Please review the testing ABCs:

    • Attendance – it’s important that your student is physically here and on time (school begins at 8:30am) for testing.
    • Breakfast – start your day eating a nutritious breakfast. ALL students can eat here starting at 7:45am.
    • Chromebook – bring your Chromebook fully charged each day. It’s wise to bring the charger and headphones too. We will have some charging stations available before school starts.
    • Sleep – make sure your student gets an ample amount of sleep the night before the test.
    • Support our Drama department! The Spring musical The Addams Family continues this weekend on March 23 & 23. Showtime is 7pm. Click here to purchase tickets. 
    • Senior Ball Tickets are on sale. Date bids are available.  All prices increase weekly.
    • International Night will be here at Cordova High on April 30th from 6:00-8:30pm. Join us for an evening of performances, exhibits, fashion and food trucks. 
    • Campus Security Fencing - construction has begun on the security fencing. The anticipated completion date is late July. 
    • Spring Break is next week! No School March 25-29. We do have school on Monday, April 1.

     

    College and Career Updates 

    • Cordova High- Senior Awards Scholarships DUE APRIL 1st Link & here
      • Don Nottoli Scholarship $2,500- $5,000
      • Catherine Fidel Memorial $500- $1,000
      • Clark Lee Scholarship $500 & $250
      • City of Rancho Cordova Pride Scholarship $500 (2)
      • Cordova Joe Memorial $1,000
      • Gary and Janie Sorg's Family $1,500
      • MACH $1,000
      • Mark Levy Scholarship $500
      • Rotary Club of Rancho Cordova $1,000- Due April 5
      • Vigil Douglas Brown IV Scholarship $1,500
    • ATTENTION JUNIORS: 
      • FREE IVY LEAGUE SUMMER PROGRAM- Dartmouth will cover travel expenses, housing, & meals! Apply here: Link
      • College Prep Scholars Summer Program Application Due Mar 20, 2024, Link
        • Quest for Excellence Awards $1,000
        • Higher chance of receiving a full four-year scholarship with college partners
    • Upcoming Events Flyers: here
      • Sierra College Applied Technology Tours, March 29, 2024
        • Register here: Link
        • Advanced Manufacturing, Welding, Building Industries, and Mechatronics
      • Cordova’s Mini Job & Career Fair April 10th- A & B Lunches 
    • ECMC The College Place March Workshops- Zoom Link: here
      • Monday- Mar 18, 2024, Career Tech Education Opportunities
      • Monday- Mar 25, 2024, Admitted!! Now What?
    • Volunteer Opportunities
      • Rancho Cordova Day of Service Sign-Up & Waiver $25 stipend
        • One day per student, apply here: Link
      • SMUD- Museum of Science and Curiosity is looking for volunteers ages 15-19
        • Must commit to 3 full weeks of camps (M- F 8-5 pm), apply here: Link
        • Scholarship List here

     

    Instructional/Academic Support Coach Updates

    • CAASPP Testing continues next week in mathematics for 11th grade students. Students who didn’t finish their ELA CAASPP test this week will also continue with that test.  CAASPP testing (California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress) is underway.  The best way to help your student prepare for testing (see schedule, below)  is to have them visit the testing web site for practice tests. They will need to log in as a Guest user. There are tools they can explore to familiarize themselves with the testing interface. It’s also important for students to get a good night’s sleep and have a healthy breakfast.  Free breakfast is available to all students before school daily. 

    2024 CAASPP TESTING SCHEDULE - 11th graders

    ELA Testing continues through Friday 3/15.

    Math classes will be testing March 18-22, 2024. 

    Students will take the CAST (California Science Test) after spring break April 8-12, 2024.  Make-up testing in all three subjects will continue through April 26, 2024.

    • Why must students take the state tests?  Students take the CAASPP yearly throughout elementary and middle school, but only once in high school – 11th grade. This is one measure of student progress that is standardized statewide.  Teachers consider CAASPP results along with their in-class formative and summative assessments to adjust their instruction to best meet students’ needs. 

     

    Athletic Updates

    Prior to attending an event, please read through the Athletic Event Policy on our website.  All student athletes must abide by the Student Athlete and Parent/Guardian Handbook. ALL sports events have a cashless gate. Purchase tickets at GoFan.co. Score and game updates can be found on Max Preps

     

    Athletic Clearance: All athletes must have a completed athletic clearance and an up to date physical in order to participate. 

     

    Upcoming Athletic Home Events 

    • 3/18 Boys Golf, 3pm AND Baseball, 4pm
    • 3/19 Tennis, 4pm
    • 3/21 Softball, 4pm AND GSL Track Meet, 4pm
    • 3/22 Track Invitational, noon

     

    Spring Sports Information: 

    • Students must have a 2.0 GPA and be passing 20 academic units to participate. Spring Sports eligibility is based on semester grades.
    • Athletic Eligibility grading period for Spring Sports ends on March 8th. Fall Sports Eligibility is determined by end of semester grades. 

     

    Please look at our calendar for upcoming event locations and times.

     

    Community Events:

    • Free Youth EKG Heart Screening, April 24 9am-4pm at Folsom High School. Please register your youth aged 12-25 and/or register to volunteer. Click here for details.

     

    Activities Updates: 

    • 3/18 10th Grade MYP Personal Project Celebration in the Cafeteria
    • 3/19 Battle of the Clubs 
    • 3/21 Club Food Day during A and B lunch 
    • Peer Leadership is holding a Dog and Cat food drive to collect donations for the Bradshaw Animal Shelter and Brunos Foundation.  Pet food donations can be dropped off in room C3 (Mr. Wegsteen) until April 19th.
    • On Friday March 22nd - Our two Link Crew Coordinators will be visiting the Sophomore and Junior English classes to talk about the Link Crew Program for next year and how to sign up. More information to follow. 

     

    Performance Dates: 

    • 3/15-3/16, 3/21-3/23: Addams Family-Spring Musical in the PAC 
    • 5/7-5/8 Concert in the Main Gym 
    • 5/14 Choir Performance  

     

    Campus Culture and Climate Update 

    What can you do to help the behavioral and social-emotional systems and supports at CHS? 

    Join the Climate Team! Our next meeting is March 19th at 3:35pm in D7! 

    Contact ythornton@fcusd.org and efranceschini@fcusd.org with any questions, comments, or interest.  

     

    Attendance Update

    We’re reaching the final countdown with just 10 weeks of school left (including Spring Break) this year! As we approach these final weeks, attendance is especially crucial at this time. We want to see your students here for all of their classes and to support their success as much as possible. If your student is absent for any reason that you’re aware of, please:

    • Notify the school as soon as possible via voicemail or email to the Attendance Clerk.
    • Obtain a medical note dated for your student’s illnesses &/or appointments.
    • Note that Short Term Independent Study is an option for out of town trips if requested with a submitted agreement at least 2 weeks in advance. Please know that per FCUSD, Short Term Independent Study cannot be offered/approved for the last 2 weeks of school. Contact our Secondary Clerk for more information: vluna@fcusd.org 

     

    Emergent Bilingual Learners

    • As ELPAC testing ends, we will begin looking at opportunities for Reclassification next school year. 
    • For more information about ELPAC and our English Language Development program at Cordova High, contact Mrs. Erin Kaluza at ekaluza@fcusd.org.  You can also visit the English Language Development page on the CHS Web site. 
    • Interested in learning more about what courses your Emergent Learner is taking? Email or call Mrs. Kaluza at ekaluza@fcusd.org or 916-294-2450 ext. 810241 to make an appointment to discuss the PowerSchool portal, attendance, grades, graduation requirements, and Seal of Biliteracy.
    • Did you know we have a link to our website? Check it out! https://www.fcusd.org/domain/5395.

     

    A Message from PTSA

    • PTSA hosts the Senior BBQ/Pool Party and this year it will be on Thursday, May 16 after school at the Cordova Community Pool. This event will be free of charge for ALL graduating seniors. 
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  • Week of March 10th-16th

    Posted by Samantha Rischer on 3/10/2024

    Week of March 10-16

     

    Administrative Updates

    • The third quarter ended Friday! Monday, March 11 is an early release day with 1:57pm dismissal. Quarter grades will be available to view in PowerSchool on Tuesday night.
    • Registration for the 24/25 school year IS OPEN! If you need a refresher please watch this enrollment video
      • March 14 - In person registration in B3 from 5pm - 7pm. Staff and Translators will be on hand to help.
      • March 31 - Enrollment deadline for returning students.
    • CAASPP testing for ALL 11th graders begins this week with English. Please take some time and review what we call our Testing ABCs to your students:

    Please review the testing ABCs:

    • Attendance – it’s important that your student is physically here and on time (school begins at 8:25am) for testing.
    • Breakfast – start your day eating a nutritious breakfast. ALL students can eat here starting at 7:45am.
    • Chromebook – bring your Chromebook fully charged each day. It’s wise to bring the charger and headphones too. We will have some charging stations available before school starts.
    • Sleep – make sure your student gets an ample amount of sleep the night before the test.
    • Folsom High will be hosting a Parent Town Hall Meeting about today's marijuana. Monday, March 11 at 6:00pm 
    • Senior Ball Tickets went on sale last week. on sale March 8th. Date bids will open for sale March 11th. All prices increase weekly.
    • International Night will be here at Cordova High on April 30th from 6:00-8:30pm. Join us for an evening of performances, exhibits, fashion, and food trucks. 
    • Campus Security Fencing - construction has begun on the security fencing. The anticipated completion date is late July. 
    • Free Youth EKG Heart Screening, April 24 9am-4pm at Folsom High School. Please register your youth aged 12-25 and/or register to volunteer. Click here for details.

     

    College and Career Updates 

    • ATTENTION JUNIORS: 
      • United States Military Academy Summer Leaders Experience Due Mar 15, 2024 & Flyer: here
        • One-week program for current Juniors to visit West Point in June.
        • Students in this program get to spend the week with our cadets, live in barracks, and eat in the mess hall.
        • Priority deadline Mar 15, 2024 and they will accept applications until Apr 15, 2024
    • Upcoming Events Flyers: here
      • JobEX for Youth- March 9, 2024
        • Resume writing, interview coaching, job leads & placements. 
        • Register here: Link
      • Universal Technical Institute “Test Drive UTI”- Mar 23, 2024
        • Workshops: Automotive Performance, Diesel Industrial, Ford Technology, Welding & Fabrication 
      • Sacramento City College - Public Safety Career Fair March 28, 2024 
        • Talk with public safety employers: Fire/ Rescue, Intelligence Agencies, Criminal Investigations, Legal and Court Services, Corrections and Rehabilitation & more.
      • Vision’s Professional Pathways Program- Juniors & Seniors- Apr 6, 2024
        • Only 12 spots are available! Register here: Link
        • Participants can earn a $400 cash stipend for completion of community service hours, as well as employment placement with VSP Vision. 
      • 9th Annual R.E.A.L. Manhood 101 Youth Leadership Summit & College Day- April 12 from 9-2 pm at Sacramento State
        • The FREE conference is for young men (7th- 12th grade)
        • Workshops are geared toward the 6 core SEL Competencies and will offer relationship-building and safe spaces to discuss relevant topics centering on our youth.  Register here: Link
    • ECMC The College Place March Workshops- Zoom Link: here
      • Monday- Mar 11, 2024 Career assessment tool overview
      • Monday- Mar 18, 2024 Career Tech Education Opportunities
      • Monday- Mar 25, 2024 Admitted!! Now What?
    • Volunteer Opportunities
      • American River Parkway Foundation “Spring Clean-Up” Apr 13, 2024
    • Scholarship List here
      • LOCAL- Pest Control Operators of California Due March 15, 2024 Link

     

    Instructional/Academic Support Coach Updates

    • Are you the parent or guardian of an 11th grader?  CAASPP testing (California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress) is fast approaching.  The best way to help your student prepare for testing (see schedule, below)  is to have them visit the testing web site for practice tests. They will need to log in as a Guest user. There are tools they can explore to familiarize themselves with the testing interface. It’s also important for students to get a good night’s sleep and have a healthy breakfast.  Free breakfast is available to all students before school daily. 

    2024 CAASPP TESTING SCHEDULE - 11th graders

    English classes will be testing March 11-15, 2024. 

    Math classes will be testing March 18-22, 2024. 

    Students will take the CAST (California Science Test) after spring break April 8-12, 2024.  Make-up testing in all three subjects  will continue through April 26, 2024.

    • Why must students take the state tests?  Students take the CAASPP yearly throughout elementary and middle school, but only once in high school – 11th grade. This is one measure of student progress that is standardized statewide.  Teachers consider CAASPP results along with their in-class formative and summative assessments to adjust their instruction to best meet students’ needs. 

     

    Athletic Updates

    Prior to attending an event, please read through the Athletic Event Policy on our website.  All student athletes must abide by the Student Athlete and Parent/Guardian Handbook. ALL sports events have a cashless gate. Purchase tickets at GoFan.co. Score and game updates can be found on Max Preps

     

    Athletic Clearance: All athletes must have a completed athletic clearance and an up to date physical in order to participate. 

     

    Upcoming Home Events

    • 3/7 Boys Volleyball vs Johnson
    • 3/8 Baseball vs Kennedy 
    • 3/8 Boys Volleyball vs Folsom 
    • 3/12 Softball vs Oakmont 
    • 3/12 Tennis vs Foothill 
    • 3/13 Baseball vs Natomas 
    • 3/14 Softball vs Natomas 
    • 3/14 Tennis vs Natoma 

     

    Spring Sports Information: 

    • Students must have a 2.0 GPA and be passing 20 academic units to participate. Spring Sports eligibility is based on semester grades
    • Athletic Eligibility grading period ends on March 8th

     

    Please take a look at our calendar for upcoming event locations and times.

     

    Activities Updates: 

    • 3/13 February Lancer of the Month Lunchtime Celebration
    • 3/15 Rally Schedule
    • 3/18 10th Grade MYP Personal Project Celebration in the Cafeteria
    • 3/19 Battle of the Clubs 
    • 3/21 Club Food Day during A and B lunch 

     

    Performance Dates: 

    • 3/14-3/16, 3/21-3/23: Addams Family-Spring Musical in the PAC 
    • 5/7-5/8 Concert in the Main Gym 
    • 5/14 Choir Performance  

     

    Campus Culture and Climate Update 

    What can you do to help the behavioral and social-emotional systems and supports at CHS? 

    Join the Climate Team! Our next meeting is March 19th at 3:35pm in D7! 

    Contact ythornton@fcusd.org and efranceschini@fcusd.org with any questions, comments, or interest.  

     

    Attendance Update

    There are only 3 months left of the school year! With attendance being a key indicator of student success, it is important that students are arriving to their classes regularly and on time. If your student is unable to come to school, please be sure to contact the school to report their absence. You may do so with one of the following methods:

    • Call and leave a message on the Attendance Line (a voicemail-only line): 916-294-2450 x810800.
    • Email our Attendance Clerk, Tricia Rodriguez, at: trodriguez@fcusd.org.
    • Send your student with a handwritten parent/guardian note or a dated note from a medical professional for them to turn in to the Admin Office the first day upon your student’s return to school.

    Need support or access to ideas/resources to help with your student regularly attending school? Please contact the Attendance Specialist: bmalone@fcusd.org 

     

    Emergent Bilingual Learners

    • As ELPAC testing comes to a close, we will begin looking at opportunities for Reclassification next school year. 
    • For more information about ELPAC and our English Language Development program at Cordova High, contact Mrs. Erin Kaluza at ekaluza@fcusd.org.  You can also visit the English Language Development page on the CHS Web site. 
    • Interested in learning more about what courses your Emergent Learner is taking? Email or call Mrs. Kaluza at ekaluza@fcusd.org or 916-294-2450 ext. 810241 to make an appointment to discuss the PowerSchool portal, attendance, grades, graduation requirements, and Seal of Biliteracy.
    • Did you know we have a link to our website? Check it out! https://www.fcusd.org/domain/5395

     

    A Message from PTSA

    • PTSA hosts the Senior BBQ/Pool Party and this year it will be on Thursday, May 16 after school at the Cordova Community Pool. This event will be free of charge for ALL graduating seniors. 
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  • Week of March 3rd - 9th

    Posted by Samantha Rischer on 3/3/2024

    Week of March 3-9

     

    Lancer Families

     

    We all know what an amazing school Cordova is... that's why you send your kids here. Well, now there is a video made by FCUSD highlighting the programs we have to offer, so we can show everyone our Lancer Pride. Take a look at this inspiring video showcasing the endless possibilities we have for students here at CHS. 

     

    Administrative Updates

    • The third quarter ends Friday! Monday, March 11 is an early release day with 1:57pm dismissal.
    • Registration for the 24/25 school year IS OPEN!
      • March 1 - Enrollment is done on your Parent PowerSchool Portal. If you need a refresher please watch this enrollment video
      • March 14 - In person registration in B3 from 5pm - 7pm. Staff and Translators will be on hand to help.
      • March 31 - Enrollment deadline for returning students.
    • CAASPP testing for ALL 11th graders is approaching. Please read the updates from our Academic Coach carefully.
    • Senior Ball Tickets on sale March 8th. Special pricing of $40 with ASB and $45 without. Date bids will open for sale March 11th. All prices increase weekly.

     

    College and Career Updates 

    • Upcoming Events: here
      • If you're considering options for a year before, during, or after college, City Year might be right for you.
        • Mar 6, 2024 A & B Lunches at the Quad Link
      • JobEX for Youth (resume writing, interview coaching, job leads & placements)- March 9, 2024
        • Register here: Link
      • Vision’s Professional Pathways Program- Juniors & Seniors- Apr 6, 2024
        • Only 12 spots are available!
        • Participants can earn a $400 cash stipend for completion of community service hours, as well as employment placement with VSP Vision. 
        • Register here: Link
    • ECMC The College Place March Workshops- Zoom Link: here
      • Monday- Mar 4, 2024 Options after high school
      • Monday- Mar 11, 2024 Career assessment tool overview
      • Monday- Mar 18, 2024 Career Tech Education Opportunities
      • Monday- Mar 25, 2024 Admitted!! Now What?
      • ZOOM Link: 
    • Volunteer Opportunities
      • American River Parkway Foundation “Spring Clean-Up” Apr 13, 2024
    • Scholarship List here
      • Performance Scholarship $29,000- University of La Verne Due Mar 8, 2024 Link
      • NEW City of Rancho Cordova PRIDE Scholarship $500 (2)- Link Due Apr 5, 2024
        • Minimum of 3.0GPA
        • Live in Rancho Cordova, CA
        • One letter of recommendation
        • Write an essay of no more than 700 words
      • Sacramento Area Water Works Association $3,000 Due May 17, 2024 Link
      • Gamma Epsilon Foundation Scholarship Program Due Jun 3, 2024 Link
        • Minimum of 3.0GPA
        • Priority is given to STEM Pathways
        • African American Students from the Greater Sacramento Area

     

    Instructional/Academic Support Coach Updates

    • CAASPP (The California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress) is coming in March for all 11th graders. CAASPP testing is required by the State of California in English and math in grade 11 and in science in grade 11 (and grade 12 for those who did not complete the CAST in 11th grade). 

    2024 CAASPP TESTING SCHEDULE - 11th graders

    English classes will be testing March 11-15, 2024. 

    Math classes will be testing March 18-22, 2024. 

    Students will take the CAST (California Science Test) after spring break April 12-18, 2024.  

    Make-up testing will continue through April 26, 2024.

    • There are resources available for parents and guardians to help support their students who must take the assessments. 
    • Why must students take the state tests?  Students take the CAASPP yearly throughout elementary and middle school, but only in 11th grade. This is one measure that is standardized statewide.  Teachers consider CAASPP results along with their in-class formative and summative assessments to inform and adjust their instruction.  Students can choose to send their CAASPP scores to California State Universities (the CSU system) as part of CSU’s Early Assessment Program (EAP). More information about how the CSU system uses CAASPP scores as part of its EAP is available here.

     

    Athletic Updates

    Prior to attending an event, please read through the Athletic Event Policy on our website.  All student athletes must abide by the Student Athlete and Parent/Guardian Handbook. ALL sports events have a cashless gate. Purchase tickets at GoFan.co. Score and game updates can be found on Max Preps

     

    Athletic Clearance: All athletes must have a completed athletic clearance and an up to date physical in order to participate. 

     

    Upcoming Home Events

    • 3/4 Swim vs Pleasant Grove 
    • 3/5 Boys Volleyball vs Pleasant Grove High 
    • 3/7 Boys Volleyball vs Johnson
    • 3/8 Baseball vs Kennedy 
    • 3/8 Boys Volleyball vs Folsom 
    • 3/12 Softball vs Oakmont 
    • 3/12 Tennis vs Foothill 

    Spring Sports Information: 

    • Students must have a 2.0 GPA and be passing 20 academic units to participate. Spring Sports eligibility is based on semester grades
    • Athletic Eligibility grading period ends on March 8th

     

    Please take a look at  our calendar for upcoming event locations and times.

     

    Community Events:

    • Rancho Cordova Youth Center - after school program for youth in RC for grades 1-12th. Homework help, arts and crafts, and daily meals and snacks. Free bag of groceries on Fridays. See flyer for details.

     

    Activities Updates: 

    • 3/7 Thursday in the Quad Lunchtime Activities and Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Day
    • 3/13 February Lancer of the Month Lunchtime Celebration
    • 3/15 Rally Schedule
    • 3/18 10th Grade MYP Personal Project Celebration in the Cafeteria
    • 3/19 Battle of the Clubs 
    • 3/21 Club Food Day during A and B lunch 

     

    Performance Dates: 

    • 3/14-3/16, 3/21-3/23: Addams Family-Spring Musical in the PAC 
    • 5/7-5/8 Concert in the Main Gym 
    • 5/14 Choir Performance  

     

    Campus Culture and Climate Update 

    What can you do to help the behavioral and social-emotional systems and supports at CHS? 

    Join the Climate Team! Our next meeting is March 19th at 3:35pm in D7! 

    Contact ythornton@fcusd.org and efranceschini@fcusd.org with any questions, comments, or interest.  

     

    Attendance Update

    There are only 3 months left of the school year! With attendance being a key indicator of student success, it is important that students are arriving to their classes regularly and on time. If your student is unable to come to school, please be sure to contact the school to report their absence. You may do so with one of the following methods:

    • Call and leave a message on the Attendance Line (a voicemail-only line): 916-294-2450 x810800.
    • Email our Attendance Clerk, Tricia Rodriguez, at: trodriguez@fcusd.org.
    • Send your student with a handwritten parent/guardian note or a dated note from a medical professional for them to turn in to the Admin Office the first day upon your student’s return to school.

    Need support or access to ideas/resources to help with your student regularly attending school? Please contact the Attendance Specialist: bmalone@fcusd.org 

     

    Emergent Bilingual Learners

    • Hey, Parents of Seniors! It is time to sign up for the Seal of Biliteracy exam. The deadline for sign-ups is February 21, 2024. Please click the link to sign your senior up for the language exam. Sign Up Here
    • We wrapped up the speaking test on The English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC). 
    • For more information about ELPAC and our English Language Development program at Cordova High, contact Mrs. Erin Kaluza at ekaluza@fcusd.org.  You can also visit the English Language Development page on the CHS Web site. 
    • Interested in learning more about what courses your Emergent Learner is taking? Email or call Mrs. Kaluza at ekaluza@fcusd.org or 916-294-2450 ext. 810241 to make an appointment to discuss the PowerSchool portal, attendance, grades, graduation requirements, and Seal of Biliteracy.
    • Did you know we have a link to our website? Check it out! https://www.fcusd.org/domain/5395

     

    A Message from PTSA

    • PTSA hosts the Senior BBQ/Pool Party and this year it will be on Thursday, May 16 after school at the Cordova Community Pool. This event will be free of charge for ALL graduating seniors. 

     

     

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  • Week of Februay 25th - March 1st

    Posted by Samantha Rischer on 2/25/2024

    Week of February 25 - March 1

     

    Administrative Updates

    • We only have two weeks left in the third quarter! 
    • CAASPP testing for ALL 11th graders is approaching. Please read the updates from our Academic Coach carefully.
    • Registration for the 24/25 school year OPENS FRIDAY, 3/1!  
      • March 1 - Electronic Enrollment (InfoSnap) begins for all new and returning students - InfoSnap goes live - ALL families must complete this. Please watch for more information.
      • March 31 - Enrollment deadline for returning students
      • Click here for more Enrollment information
    • Club Food Day is Thursday, 2/29 - please have students bring cash to support our CHS clubs.
    • Last Chance to order Cap and Gowns for Graduation! Please go to This website to order before it is too late.

     

    College and Career Updates 

    • Upcoming Events: here
      • Dia De La Familia hosted by Chico State- March 2, 2024
        • Register here: Link
      • JobEX for Youth (resume writing, interview coaching, job leads & placements)- March 9, 2024
        • Register here: Link
      • Expanding Your Horizons Free STEM Conference- Mar 16, 2024
        • The goal is to inspire girls to recognize their potential and pursue opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. 
        • Women in STEM panel as well as fun, interactive STEM workshops.
        • The deadline to register is Friday, March 8th at 11:59 pm.
        • Register here: Link
      • Cesar Chavez Youth Leadership Conference & Celebration Fieldtrip with La Familia- Mar 16, 2024
        • Register here: Link
      • Vision’s Proffesional Pathways Program- Juniors & Seniors- Apr 6, 2024
        • Only 12 spots are available!
        • Participants can earn a $400 cash stipend for completion of community service hours, as well as employment placement with VSP Vision. 
        • Register here: Link
    • Volunteer Opportunities
      • American River Parkway Foundation “Spring Clean-Up” Apr 13, 2024
    • Scholarship List here
      • Be a U.S.-based, high school senior of Hispanic and Latinx descent 
      • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study in Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, or one of the following Business programs- Business Administration, Finance, or Marketing at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational school, in the United States, for the entire upcoming academic year.
      • Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or its equivalent.
      • Apply Here: Link
      • African descent
      • Plan to attend a four-year college or university in the US in the fall immediately following your high school graduation.
      • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study in Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, or one of the following Business programs – Business Administration, Finance, or Marketing at an accredited four-year college, or university, in the United States, for the entire upcoming academic year.
      • Demonstrate a passion for technology.
      • Demonstrate leadership at school or in the community.
      • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or its equivalent.
      • Require financial assistance to attend college.
      • Microsoft HOLA Scholarships $2,500- $20,000 Due Mar 13, 2024
      • Microsoft BAM Scholarship $2,500- $5,000 Due Mar 13, 2024
    • LOCAL- Aspire & Ascend Scholarship- Aaron Malave Memorial Scholarship$1,000 Due Apr 30, 2024
      • Be a resident of Sacramento County, involved in the Juvenile Justice System, or considered “at-risk” by your school, and complete 30 hours of community service.
      • Personal Essay: How have your life decisions impacted your education? How will you give back to your community? What are your career goals? How will you accomplish them? & How will this scholarship support your goals?
      • Apply here: Link

     

    Instructional/Academic Support Coach Updates

    • CAASPP (The California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress) is coming in March for all 11th graders. CAASPP testing is required by the State of California in English and math in grade 11 and in science in grade 11 (and grade 12 for those who did not complete the CAST in 11th grade). 

    2024 CAASPP TESTING SCHEDULE - 11th graders

    English classes will be testing March 11-15, 2024. 

    Math classes will be testing March 18-22, 2024. 

    Students will take the CAST (California Science Test) after spring break April 12-18, 2024.  

    Make-up testing will continue through April 26, 2024.

    • There are resources available for parents and guardians to help support their students who must take the assessments. 
    • Why must students take the state tests?  Students take the CAASPP yearly throughout elementary and middle school, but only in 11th grade. This is one measure that is standardized statewide.  Teachers consider CAASPP results along with their in-class formative and summative assessments to inform and adjust their instruction.  Students can choose to send their CAASPP scores to California State Universities (the CSU system) as part of CSU’s Early Assessment Program (EAP). More information about how the CSU system uses CAASPP scores as part of its EAP is available here.

     

    A Message From Your CHS Mental Health Specialists

    February is National Teen Dating Violence and Awareness month. Recent statistics indicate that almost 70% of teenagers in the United States will experience some kind of abuse from someone they’re romantically involved with. It is a major problem for teens, but there is hope. Studies have shown that caregivers play a critical role in helping their child develop healthy relationships. If you are worried that your child is in an unhealthy relationship, or simply want more information on how to intervene and support, please visit these websites:

     

    Athletic Updates

    Prior to attending an event, please read through the Athletic Event Policy on our website.  All student athletes must abide by the Student Athlete and Parent/Guardian Handbook. ALL sports events have a cashless gate. Purchase tickets at GoFan.co. Score and game updates can be found on Max Preps

     

    Athletic Clearance: All athletes must have a completed athletic clearance and an up to date physical in order to participate. 

     

    Upcoming Home Events

    • 2/28 Boys Volleyball vs Union Mine  
    • 3/2 Clark Massey Track Meet 
    • 3/2 Baseball vs McClatchy 
    • 3/4 Swim vs Pleasant Grove 

    Spring Sports Information: 

    • Students must have a 2.0 GPA and be passing 20 academic units to participate. Spring Sports eligibility is based on semester grades
    • Athletic Eligibility grading period ends on March 8th

     

    Please take a look at  our calendar for upcoming event locations and times.

     

    Community Events:

    • Black Families United for Education (BFUE) Advisory Committee - a special gathering aimed at fostering unity and empowerment with our black community. This event aims to build connections, share valuable insights, and support the educational journey of black students. Tuesday, February 27 5:30-7:30 at Cordova Lane. Click here for more information.
    • SEL Family Night - Thursday, February 29th, 2024 at Williamson Elementary from 5-6:30. Learn about how social-emotional learning (SEL) helps your child be successful in school, and how you can do it at home! Snacks and childcare will be provided.
    • Rancho Cordova Youth Center - after school program for youth in RC for grades 1-12th. Homework help, arts and crafts, and daily meals and snacks. Free bag of groceries on Fridays. See flyer for details.

     

    Activities Updates: 

    • 2/29 Club Food Day during A and B lunch 
    • ASB Officer Elections - Applications due March 1st 
    • 3/7 Thursday in the Quad Lunchtime Activities
    • 3/15 Rally Schedule
    • 3/19 Battle of the Clubs 
    • 3/21 Club Food Day during A and B lunch 

     

    Performance Dates: 

    • 3/14-3/16, 3/21-3/23: Addams Family-Spring Musical in the PAC 
    • 5/7-5/8 Concert in the Main Gym 
    • 5/14 Choir Performance  

     

    Campus Culture and Climate Update 

    What can you do to help the behavioral and social-emotional systems and supports at CHS? 

    Join the Climate Team! Our next meeting is February 27th at 3:35pm in D7! 

    Contact ythornton@fcusd.org and efranceschini@fcusd.org with any questions, comments, or interest.  

     

    Attendance Update

    There are only 3 months left of the school year! With attendance being a key indicator of student success, it is important that students are arriving to their classes regularly and on time. If your student is unable to come to school, please be sure to contact the school to report their absence. You may do so with one of the following methods:

    • Call and leave a message on the Attendance Line (a voicemail-only line): 916-294-2450 x810800.
    • Email our Attendance Clerk, Tricia Rodriguez, at: trodriguez@fcusd.org.
    • Send your student with a handwritten parent/guardian note or a dated note from a medical professional for them to turn in to the Admin Office the first day upon your student’s return to school.

    Need support or access to ideas/resources to help with your student regularly attending school? Please contact the Attendance Specialist: bmalone@fcusd.org 

     

    Emergent Bilingual Learners

    • We wrapped up the speaking test on The English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC). 
    • For more information about ELPAC and our English Language Development program at Cordova High, contact Mrs. Erin Kaluza at ekaluza@fcusd.org.  You can also visit the English Language Development page on the CHS Web site. 
    • Interested in learning more about what courses your Emergent Learner is taking? Email or call Mrs. Kaluza at ekaluza@fcusd.org or 916-294-2450 ext. 810241 to make an appointment to discuss the PowerSchool portal, attendance, grades, graduation requirements, and Seal of Biliteracy.
    • Did you know we have a link to our website? Check it out! https://www.fcusd.org/domain/5395

     

    A Message from PTSA

    • PTSA hosts the Senior BBQ/Pool Party and this year it will be on Thursday, May 16 after school at the Cordova Community Pool. This event will be free of charge for ALL graduating seniors. 
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  • Week of February 19th - 23rd

    Posted by Samantha Rischer on 2/18/2024

    Week of February 18-24

     

    Administrative Updates

    • No school Monday, 2/19 & Tuesday, 2/20 in honor of President’s Day 
    • Registration for the 24/25 school year is around the corner! 
      • March 1 - Electronic Enrollment (InfoSnap) begins for all new and returning students - InfoSnap goes live - ALL families must complete this. 
      • March 31 - Enrollment deadline for returning students
      • Click here for more Enrollment information
    • Last Chance to order Cap and Gowns for Graduation! Please go to This website to order before it is too late. Herff Jones will be on Campus for last minute sales on February 27th during both lunches. Order forms avalible in the front office. They will be accepting Cash, Card, Check and Apple Pay.

     

    College and Career Updates 

    • Clean California K-12 Multi-Media Contest Due March 1, 2024, $500- $5,000
      • Eligible entries: Posters, original artwork, 30 seconds or less videos, and still graphics that can be used on social media
      • Link
    • Folsom Lake College “Men of Color Summit”- April 19, 2024, from 9-12:30 pm
      • Men of Color of Summit will educate, empower, & motivate students to strive for excellence in education.
      • Register here
    • HIGH SCHOOL SOPHOMORES
      • Future of Sacramento Scholarship
        • Current 10th grade students
        • Scholarship awardees will receive $5,000 a year, up to 5 years for a total of $25,000
        • Apply & criteria: here
    • HIGH SCHOOL JUNIORS:
      • College Prep Scholars Program Due Mar 20, 2024
        • A full scholarship to a college summer program hosted by Emory, UChicago, Yale, and more.
        • Quest for Excellence Awards, such as $1,000 for a new laptop or other resources to help the student enhance their college application.
        • Exclusive access to a #QuestBridge National College Admissions Conference — an invite-only event featuring workshops and a college fair with our college partners.
        • QuestBridge College Partners
          1. Brown, Columbia, Duke, Hopkins,  MIT, Princeton, Rice, Stanford, Notre Dame, & many more! 
          1. Team Leader apply by Feb 29, 2024 Serve: Early June- April
          1. Member apply Mar 31, 2024- Serve: Late June-April
        • To serve as a Corps Member you must be between 18-26 years old.
        • To serve as a Team Leader, you must be 18 or older.
        • You may apply to Traditional Corps at 17 if you turn 18 by the date of service.
        • BENEFITS: Living allowance, all program-related expenses, basic expenses, 
          • After Service: Education Award $7,000
      • California for All-College Corps Applications opening soon for 2024-2025
        • It will help create debt-free pathways to college while engaging students across the state in solving problems in their communities.
        • College Corps fellows earn up to $10,000- which includes a living allowance and an education award.
        • Only available to partner colleges and universities, make sure to submit an interest form.
    • NEW Cordova High Scholarships
      • Lee Clark Family Memorial Scholarship (1) $500 & (1) $250 Due Apr 1, 2024 by 3 pm
        • “Volunteer Resume” with at least 100 hours of community service during their junior and senior years
        • Minimum of 3.5GPA
        • Essay & Personal Bio
        • Application: Link
    • Scholarship List here

     

    Instructional/Academic Support Coach Updates

    • CAASPP (The California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress) is coming in March for all 11th graders. CAASPP testing is required by the State of California in English and math in grade 11 and in science in grade 11 (and grade 12 for those who did not complete the CAST in 11th grade). 

    2024 CAASPP TESTING SCHEDULE - 11th graders

    English classes will be testing March 11-15, 2024. 

    Math classes will be testing March 18-22, 2024. 

    Students will take the CAST (California Science Test) after spring break April 12-18, 2024.  

    Make-up testing will continue through April 26, 2024.

     

    • There are resources available for parents and guardians to help support their students who must take the assessments. 

     

    • Why must students take the state tests?  Students take the CAASPP yearly throughout elementary and middle school, but only in 11th grade. This is one measure that is standardized statewide.  Teachers consider CAASPP results along with their in-class formative and summative assessments to inform and adjust their instruction.  Students can choose to send their CAASPP scores to California State Universities (the CSU system) as part of CSU’s Early Assessment Program (EAP). More information about how the CSU system uses CAASPP scores as part of its EAP is available here.

     

    A Message From Your CHS Mental Health Specialists

    February is National Teen Dating Violence and Awareness month. Recent statistics indicate that almost 70% of teenagers in the United States will experience some kind of abuse from someone they’re romantically involved with. It is a major problem for teens, but there is hope. Studies have shown that caregivers play a critical role in helping their child develop healthy relationships. If you are worried that your child is in an unhealthy relationship, or simply want more information on how to intervene and support, please visit these websites:

     

    Athletic Updates

    Prior to attending an event, please read through the Athletic Event Policy on our website.  All student athletes must abide by the Student Athlete and Parent/Guardian Handbook. ALL sports events have a cashless gate. Purchase tickets at GoFan.co. Score and game updates can be found on Max Preps

     

    Need help navigating Home Campus to get your athlete all set up? Click here for step by step instructions. 

     

    Upcoming Home Events

    • 2/28 Boys Volleyball vs Union Mine  
    • 3/2 Baseball vs McClatchy 
    • 3/4 Swim vs Pleasant Grove 

    Spring Sports Information: 

    • Students must have a 2.0 GPA and be passing 20 academic units to participate. Spring Sports eligibility is based on semester grades
    • Athletic Eligibility grading period ends on March 8th

     

    Please take a look at  our calendar for upcoming event locations and times.

     

    Community Events:

    • Black Families United for Education (BFUE) Advisory Committee - a special gathering aimed at fostering unity and empowerment with our black community. This event aims to build connections, share valuable insights, and support the educational journey of black students. Tuesday, February 27 5:30-7:30 at Cordova Lane. Click here for more information.
    • SEL Family Night - Thursday, February 29th, 2024 at Williamson Elementary from 5-6:30. Learn about how social-emotional learning (SEL) helps your child be successful in school, and how you can do it at home! Snacks and childcare will be provided.
    • Dream it; be it Free career support for young women hosted by the Soroptimist Club of Rancho Cordova and Gold River. March 2nd from 9am-3:30. Free to attend and breakfast and lunch provided. See flyer for details.
    • Rancho Cordova Youth Center - after school program for youth in RC for grades 1-12th. Homework help, arts and crafts, and daily meals and snacks. Free bag of groceries on Fridays. See flyer for details.

     

    Activities Updates: 

    • 2/15- Club Rush Part Two will be held in the Quad at lunch. Students can sign up for new clubs and established clubs can recruit new members.
    • Students who earned a GPA of 3.5 or higher at the end of the first semester have earned Honor Roll status.  Peer Leadership will be distributing Honor Roll certificates to students this week.  Great Job Lancers!
    • 2/29 Club Food Day during A and B lunch 

     

    Performance Dates: 

    • 3/14-3/16, 3/21-3/23: Addams Family-Spring Musical in the PAC 
    • 5/7-5/8 Concert in the Main Gym 
    • 5/14 Choir Performance  

     

    Campus Culture and Climate Update 

    What can you do to help the behavioral and social-emotional systems and supports at CHS? 

    Join the Climate Team! Our next meeting is February 27th at 3:35pm in D7! 

    Contact ythornton@fcusd.org and efranceschini@fcusd.org with any questions, comments, or interest.  

     

    Attendance Update

    There are only 3 months left of the school year! With attendance being a key indicator of student success, it is important that students are arriving at school regularly and on time. If your student is unable to come to school, please be sure to contact the school to report their absence. You may do so with one of the following methods:

    • Call and leave a message on the Attendance Line (a voicemail-only line): 916-294-2450 x810800.
    • Email our Attendance Clerk, Tricia Rodriguez, at: trodriguez@fcusd.org.
    • Send your student with a handwritten parent/guardian note or a dated note from a medical professional for them to turn in to the Admin Office the first day upon your student’s return to school.

    Need support or access to ideas or resources to help with your student regularly attending school? Please contact the Attendance Specialist: bmalone@fcusd.org 

     

    Emergent Bilingual Learners

    • Hey, Parents of Seniors! It is time to sign up for the Seal of Biliteracy exam. The deadline for sign-ups is February 21, 2024. Please click the link to sign your senior up for the language exam. Sign Up Here
    • We wrapped up the speaking test on The English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC). 
    • For more information about ELPAC and our English Language Development program at Cordova High, contact Mrs. Erin Kaluza at ekaluza@fcusd.org.  You can also visit the English Language Development page on the CHS Web site. 
    • Interested in learning more about what courses your Emergent Learner is taking? Email or call Mrs. Kaluza at ekaluza@fcusd.org or 916-294-2450 ext. 810241 to make an appointment to discuss the PowerSchool portal, attendance, grades, graduation requirements, and Seal of Biliteracy.
    • Did you know we have a link to our website? Check it out! https://www.fcusd.org/domain/5395

     

    A Message from PTSA

    • Chipotle Fundraiser on February 21st! 
    • PTSA hosts the Senior BBQ/Pool Party and this year it will be on Thursday, May 16 after school at the Cordova Community Pool. This event will be free of charge for ALL graduating seniors. 
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  • Week of February 11th - 17th

    Posted by Samantha Rischer on 2/11/2024

    Week of February 11-17

     

    Administrative Updates

    • Cash For College Night is Thursday, February 15th in the CHS Library from 6pm-8pm This free workshop provides assistance completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the California Dream Act (CADAA) and Chafee Grant Application for foster youth. 
    • No school Monday, 2/19 & Tuesday, 2/20
    • Registration for the 24/25 school year is around the corner! 
      • March 1 - Electronic Enrollment (InfoSnap) begins for all new and returning students - InfoSnap goes live - ALL families must complete this. 
      • March 31 - Enrollment deadline for returning students
      • Click here for more Enrollment information
    • Seniors! We have only had 178 cap and gown orders out of 400 graduating seniors. The deadline to order is March 1st!! Remember: to participate in graduation all students must be in cap and gown.

     

    College and Career Updates 

    • Jobex “Youth Pop-Up”- February 15th, 2-4 pm at the College & Career Center
      • Resume help
      • Career goal work
      • Job Searching
    • Rancho Cordova’s Youth Poet Laureate Starts Feb 15, 2024 Link
      • Students 13-19 who reside in Rancho Cordova.
      • Participate in poetry readings at events, city council meetings, and & other speaking events.
      • Receive a scholarship to a Writing and Poetry conference.
    • HIGH SCHOOL JUNIORS:
      • College Prep Scholars Program Due Mar 20, 2024
        • A full scholarship to a college summer program hosted by Emory, UChicago, Yale, and more.
        • Quest for Excellence Awards, such as $1,000 for a new laptop or other resources to help the student enhance their college application.
        • Exclusive access to a #QuestBridge National College Admissions Conference — an invite-only event featuring workshops and a college fair with our college partners.
        • QuestBridge College Partners
          1. Brown, Columbia, Duke, Hopkins,  MIT, Princeton, Rice, Stanford, Notre Dame, & many more! 
    • NEW Cordova High Scholarships
      • Gary & Sorg Family Scholarship $1,500 Due Apr 1, 2024 by 3 pm
        • Areas of study: Agriculture, Culinary, Business, Economics, Education, Counseling, Law Enforcement, Or Military
        • Minimum of 2.5GPA
        • A graduating senior attending a local college or university.
      • Clark Family Memorial Scholarship $500 Due Apr 1, 2024 by 3 pm
        • “Volunteer Resume” with at least 100 hours of community service during their junior and senior years
        • Minimum of 3.5GPA
        • Essay & Personal Bio
    • Scholarship List here
      • SMUD Scholarships 21 local awards to Sacramento Students Due Mar 1, 2024 Link
      • Folsom Concert Association Scholarship Program Due Mar 1, 2024 Link
      • Asian Pacific State Employees Association Foundation (many awards) Due Mar 3, 2024 Link
      • Sacramento Suburban Writer’s Club Due Mar 29, 2024 Link
      • 66th Annual Natoma Lodge No. 64 Celebration of Public Schools Scholarship Due Apr 1, 2024  (pdf available via email sparada@fcusd.org or in person at the CCC)

     

    Instructional/Academic Support Coach Updates

    What are some ways CHS teachers support students? 

    • Cordova High’s teachers are skilled in differentiating instruction.  CHS is one of the most diverse schools in our district.  This is wonderful because, as students get to know one another, they share their unique cultures, languages and talents.  In the classroom, the first rule of differentiating instruction is for teachers to build connections with and among students.  Teachers take into account their students’ broad range of academic strengths and challenges, as they plan for how all of their students will meet standards-based learning objectives and goals.  
    • What does differentiation look like?  There are four ways to differentiate a lesson: content, process/environment, and product
    • Teachers differentiate the process and modify the environment by which a student learns based on what students need. They may teach the whole class at once while introducing a new unit,  or they may plan for students to investigate that same content in small groups. Students may also work in pairs or independently.  Teachers may choose to group students strategically based on their strengths and challenges, or they may encourage students to form their own groups based on whom they would like to work with.  All options have their advantages. 
    • Differentiating content may mean giving students choices about what topics they would like to learn more about to meet research reading and writing learning goals. Or teachers can provide supplemental material that clarifies unit concepts for struggling students or deepens understanding of those concepts for students who have already achieved the basic learning objective. 
    • Differentiating products is when teachers offer students a broad range of options to demonstrate their learning such as writing an essay, creating a storyboard, building a model, or using digital media to create a presentation, just to name a few.  
    • If you would like to learn more about how differentiating instruction works, check out the classroom video linked above in #2, and this excellent 4 1/2-minute video by local educator Larry Ferlazzo via Education Week.  

     

    A Message From Your CHS Mental Health Specialists

    February is National Teen Dating Violence and Awareness month. Recent statistics indicate that almost 70% of teenagers in the United States will experience some kind of abuse from someone they’re romantically involved with. It is a major problem for teens, but there is hope. Studies have shown that caregivers play a critical role in helping their child develop healthy relationships. If you are worried that your child is in an unhealthy relationship, or simply want more information on how to intervene and support, please visit these websites:

    https://www.acs-teens.org/teen-dating-5-tips-for-parents/

    https://youth.gov/youth-topics/teen-dating-violence/resources

    https://www.futureswithoutviolence.org/talk-teens-teen-dating-violenc

    https://www.loveisrespect.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Parent-toolkit.pdf

     

    Athletic Updates

    Prior to attending an event, please read through the Athletic Event Policy on our website.  All student athletes must abide by the Student Athlete and Parent/Guardian Handbook. ALL sports events have a cashless gate. Purchase tickets at GoFan.co. Score and game updates can be found on https://www.maxpreps.com/ca/rancho-cordova/cordova-lancers/

     

    Upcoming Home Events

    • 2/9 B/G Basketball vs. Florin
    • 2/10 Wrestling CIF Tournament 

    Winter Sports in Playoffs 

    • Boys Soccer Plays @Vacaville High School 2/9 at 6pm 
    • Girls Soccer Play @Woodcreek High School 2/10 at 3pm 
    • Basketball Post Season Announcement/Brackets come out 2/10 at 1:30pm log on to max preps to see the brackets 

    Spring Sports Information: 

    • Students must have a 2.0 GPA and be passing 20 academic units to participate. Spring Sports eligibility is based on semester grades
    • Athletic Eligibility grading period ends on March 8th

     

    Please take a look at our calendar for upcoming event locations and times.

     

    Community Events:

    • Girls Empowerment Program Free empowerment conference for Rancho Cordova girls ages 12-17 on February 17th 11:30am-1:30pm. Topics include life skills, health and wellness, money matters, entrepreneurship, sisterhood and more. See flyer for details and then click here to register.
    • Black Families United for Education (BFUE) Advisory Committee - a special gathering aimed at fostering unity and empowerment with our black community. This event aims to build connections, share valuable insights, and support the educational journey of black students. Tuesday, February 27 5:30-7:30 at Cordova Lane. Click here for more information.
    • SEL Family Night - Thursday, February 29th, 2024 at Williamson Elementary from 5-6:30. Learn about how social-emotional learning (SEL) helps your child be successful in school, and how you can do it at home! Snacks and childcare will be provided.
    • Dream it; be it Free career support for young women hosted by the Soroptimist Club of Rancho Cordova and Gold River. March 2nd from 9am-3:30. Free to attend and breakfast and lunch provided. See flyer for details.

     

    Activities Updates: 

    • 2/15- Club Rush Part Two will be held in the Quad at lunch. Students can sign up for new clubs and established clubs can recruit new members.
    • Students who earned a GPA of 3.5 or higher at the end of the first semester have earned Honor Roll status.  Peer Leadership will be distributing Honor Roll certificates to students this week.  Great Job Lancers!

     

    Attendance Update

    There are only 3 months left of the school year! With attendance being a key indicator of student success, it is important that students are arriving at school regularly and on time. If your student is unable to come to school, please be sure to contact the school to report their absence. You may do so with one of the following methods:

    • Call and leave a message on the Attendance Line (a voicemail-only line): 916-294-2450 x810800.
    • Email our Attendance Clerk, Tricia Rodriguez, at: trodriguez@fcusd.org.
    • Send your student with a handwritten parent/guardian note or a dated note from a medical professional for them to turn in to the Admin Office the first day upon your student’s return to school.

    Need support or access to ideas or resources to help with your student regularly attending school? Please contact the Attendance Specialist: bmalone@fcusd.org 

     

    Emergent Bilingual Learners

    • Hey Parents of Seniors! It is time to sign up for the Seal of Biliteracy exam. Please click on the link to sign your senior up for the language exam. Sign Up Here
    • The English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC)  speaking test began last week. 
    • For more information about ELPAC and our English Language Development program at Cordova High, contact Mrs. Erin Kaluza at ekaluza@fcusd.org.  You can also visit the English Language Development page on the CHS Web site. 
    • Interested in learning more about what courses your Emergent Learner is taking? Email or call Mrs. Kaluza at ekaluza@fcusd.org or 916-294-2450 ext. 810241 to make an appointment to discuss the PowerSchool portal, attendance, grades, graduation requirements, and Seal of Biliteracy.
    • Did you know we have a link to our website? Check it out! https://www.fcusd.org/domain/5395
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  • Week of February 4th - 10th

    Posted by Samantha Rischer on 2/5/2024

    Week of February 4-10

     

    Administrative Updates

    • Junior Prom is this Saturday, February 10th. Prices go up weekly so get your ticket at the student store soon!
    • Seniors! We have only had 178 cap and gown orders out of 400 graduating seniors. The deadline to order is March 1st!! Remember: to participate in graduation all students must be in cap and gown.

     

    College and Career Updates 

    • Folsom Lake College- College Information Night- February 5th
    • City Year Quad or College Career Center Tabling Event A & B Lunches February 7th 
      • Please note that the event location is subject to change in case of inclement weather. 
      • Information: Link
    • NEW Cordova High Scholarship $1,500
      • Virgil Douglas Brown, IV  Link
        • Min. 2.75 GPA
        • A member of the swim team
        • Planning to attend college/ university/ or trade school
        • A financial need
        • With an interest in communication and/ or community service careers preferred

     

    Instructional/Academic Support Coach Updates

    What if my student is having trouble in class? 

    1. The best way to learn more about your student’s progress is to check PowerSchool first.  Parents and students  can access student grades 24/7. 
    2. If you have a question about what you’re seeing when you view your student’s grades in PowerSchool, ask your student first.  Ask them to show you the assignment. Ask them if they know why they earned that particular grade on the assignment.
    3. If the student isn’t sure, reach out to the student’s teacher. Email is typically the most efficient way to communicate since teachers are on the go in their classrooms all day and working hard after the school day on planning lessons and grading.  You can find your student’s teachers’ email addresses on the teacher pages on the school website. 
    4. If you’re unable to contact the teacher, it’s possible the teacher is off campus, out sick or hasn’t received your email. You can reach out to the teacher’s division leader, to the Instructional Coach, or to your student’s counselor or assistant principal. We are happy to help you find the answers you need. 

     

    Athletic Updates

    Prior to attending an event, please read through the Athletic Event Policy on our website.  All student athletes must abide by the Student Athlete and Parent/Guardian Handbook. ALL sports events have a cashless gate. Purchase tickets at GoFan.co. Score and game updates can be found on https://www.maxpreps.com/ca/rancho-cordova/cordova-lancers/

     

    Upcoming Home Events

    • 2/2 Girls Soccer vs Johnson
    • 2/5 Girls Soccer vs. Rosemont
    • 2/7 B/G Basketball  vs. Johnson
    • 2/9 B/G Basketball vs. Florin
    • 2/10 Wrestling CIF Tournament 

    Spring Sports Information: 

    • Students must have a 2.0 GPA and be passing 20 academic units to participate. Spring Sports eligibility is based on semester grades
    • Athletic Eligibility grading period ends on March 8th
    • Students can be cut from “No Cut” sports for not meeting team participation requirements
    • Baseball Tryouts are Jan 29th- Feb 2nd from 4:00-6:00pm at Peterson Field 
    • Softball Tryouts are Feb 5th-Feb 9th from 4:00-5:30pm at the Softball Field  
    • Boys Golf
      • Tryouts are Feb 5th-Feb 9th from 3:45-5:45pm at Mather Golf Course  
      •  Head Coach: Brian Botsford bbotsfor@fcusd.org
    • Boys Volleyball Tryouts are Feb 5th-Feb 9th from 6:30-8:30pm in the Aux Gym 
    • Track and Field is a No Cut Sport. Practice begins Feb 5th from 3:45-6:00pm at the Track
    • Tennis is a No Cut Sport. Practice begins Feb 5th from 3:45-5:30pm at the Tennis Courts 
    • Swim is a No Cut Sport. Practice begins Feb 5th from 3:45-6:15pm at the CRPD Aquatic Facility

     

    Please take a look at  our calendar for upcoming event locations and times.

     

    Community Events:

    • PIQE - Parent Institute for Quality Education: Access to Higher Education 7 week online class for parents to learn about college-going planning, GPA, college Financial Aid, tools and resources, preparing for college admission requirements, strategies to build positive self-esteems, and online support and digital skill training. Sessions are in English and Spanish and happen on Wednesday mornings from 9-10:30am. Please click on this flyer to register. 
    • Strengthening Families Children, age 7 and up, are invited to join this program with their families. For younger children, there is a childcare center on-site for parents enrolled in the SFP program. This free program is offered in English and in Spanish, and includes materials. ***Time: 5:45pm-8:00pm each week*** Registration is required. Click here  to register. In this 10-week program, the whole family has an opportunity to learn and practice skills involving:
    • Your family bonding (creating warm, loving relationships)
    • Setting boundaries (rules against antisocial behavior, including drug and alcohol use)
    • Monitoring your children’s emotional well-being and activities to keep them safer in social situations
    • Black Families United for Education (BFUE) Advisory Committee - a special gathering aimed at fostering unity and empowerment with our black community. This event aims to build connections, share valuable insights, and support the educational journey of black students. Tuesday, February 27 5:30-7:30 at Cordova Lane. Click here for more information.
    • SEL Family Night - Thursday, February 29th, 2024 at Williamson Elementary from 5-6:30. Learn about how social-emotional learning (SEL) helps your child be successful in school, and how you can do it at home! Snacks and childcare will be provided.

     

    Activities Updates: 

    • 2/5-2/9 Spirit Week 
      • Monday - Twin Day
      • Tuesday - “I heart ___” shirts
      • Wednesday - Sports Jersey vs. Jersey Shore
      • Thursday - 60’s theme (Scooby Doo)
      • Class Colors Valentines Day Style - 
        • Seniors - Pink 
        • Juniors - Red 
        • Sophomores - White 
        • Freshman - Purple
    • 2/7  Lancer of the Month Lunchtime Celebration
    • 2/8 Thursday in the Quad lunchtime activities - Valentines Day themed
    • 2/9 Winter Sports Rally during 5th period - teacher sign up
    • 2/10-Junior Prom: Tickets can be bought at the Student Store. Junior Prom will take place at the Folsom Community Center. At this time, there is no credit card machine at this time, please buy tickets with cash. 
    • 2/15- Club Rush Part Two will be held in the Quad at lunch. Students can sign up for new clubs and established clubs can recruit new members.

     

    Campus Culture and Climate Update 

    What can you do to help the behavioral and social-emotional systems and supports at CHS? 

    Join the Climate Team! Our next meeting is February 27th at 3:35pm in D7! 

    Contact ythornton@fcusd.org and efranceschini@fcusd.org with any questions, comments, or interest.  

     

    Attendance Update

    The 20-Day Attendance Challenge continues! Here are some helpful attendance reminders to all parents/guardians:

    • Please know that we always want to see your student at school each day. If they oversleep, miss the bus or are having challenges in the morning, attending school later in the day is better than missing the full day.
    • If you know that your student will be absent from school or needs an early dismissal, please either leave a voicemail on the attendance line as early in the day as possible at: (916) 294-2450 ext. 810800 or email our Attendance Clerk: trodriguez@fcusd.org Last minute early dismissals may result in a 20 min. delay, depending on what class your student is in at the time.
    • Need support or access to ideas or resources to help with your student regularly attending school? Please contact the Attendance Specialist: bmalone@fcusd.org 

     

    Emergent Bilingual Learners

    • The English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC)  speaking test began last week. 
    • For more information about ELPAC and our English Language Development program at Cordova High, contact Mrs. Erin Kaluza at ekaluza@fcusd.org.  You can also visit the English Language Development page on the CHS Web site. 
    • Interested in learning more about what courses your Emergent Learner is taking? Email or call Mrs. Kaluza at ekaluza@fcusd.org or 916-294-2450 ext. 810241 to make an appointment to discuss the PowerSchool portal, attendance, grades, graduation requirements, and Seal of Biliteracy.
    • Did you know we have a link to our website? Check it out! https://www.fcusd.org/domain/5395

    Hey Parents of Seniors! It is time to sign up for the Seal of Biliteracy exam. Please click on the link to sign your senior up for the language exam. Sign Up Here

     

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