7/9/20 Message from the Principal

7/9/20 Message from the Principal
Posted on 07/09/2020
7/9/20 Message from the Principal

Good Evening to our CCA family,                          July 9, 2020
 For all of our new family members, this is Debbie Smith, your principal. Hamilton County Schools and CCA are working to safely reopen schools in August for students and staff and provide choices that will fit the needs of your family.
We understand from concerns parents have shared with us that some are not comfortable with sending children back to school at this time.  The district has developed an option for you that is called “HCS at Home” that will allow you and your child to be connected to CCA but learn from home. This will include teachers from CCA that will connect with your child electronically with video lessons and Zoom discussions to keep your child moving forward and learning.  
Students signed up for HCS at Home will still be able to participate in clubs and arts just like their classmates in the classroom at CCA. AP and dual enrollment classes are also available. The hours of school 9:00-4:00 are the same for all students as HCS at Home students will follow the schedule of a regular school day at CCA.  Attendance in HCS at Home will be taken each day, just like students attending school in-person in the classroom. 
The learning at home process will work differently from the spring experience as teachers and students will work together to learn new material and concepts with the same curriculum and pace as students in the classrooms.  
You can sign up today for HCS at Home on the Hamilton County Schools website at hcde.org.  Look for the Schools and Choice tab at the top of the page and then select the option HCS at Home.  You will also find the link in an email version of this call. https://www.hcde.org/HCSatHome

You will find more information on the hcde.org website with sample schedules and a video to help you through the registration process in your PowerSchool Parent Portal account.  If you do not have an account set up, call our hotline at 423-498-5437 for assistance. 
You will have three options in the sign-up process.  You can select Option #1 – In-person learning at school or the phase of instruction currently being used, Option #2 which is the HCS at Home option, or Option #3 Hamilton County Schools Virtual School which is not connected to CCA.  It is a separate school option.
Thanks, and stay safe. We look forward to seeing you at CCA or learning remotely with us through HCS at Home in August!  
Mrs. Smith

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