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Dear Central 301 Staff and Families,

I appreciate your patience and flexibility in these extraordinary times. At this time there are only three confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Kane County and no confirmed cases in Central 301. The Governor closing all schools across Illinois has created a unique situation and school districts are working with numerous agencies for help in keeping everyone safe and providing educational opportunities for our students during the closure period. This also means working together to develop processes for providing educational benefit to our students in manageable ways that all students can access. I appreciate all of the Central 301 staff working together to accomplish this. Training to deliver remote educational opportunities and/or resources will occur with teaching staff on Monday in an effort to help everyone collaborate in their work over the time that our schools are closed. 

We received additional guidance from the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) and the Governor’s office. The state has provided districts flexibility to use an Institute Day on Monday for the staff training. Beginning on Tuesday, the “Act of God” days will go into effect. The state has determined that these dates are not counted as instructional days but have encouraged districts to offer educational resources to families to the fullest extent possible. The Governor’s office and ISBE will be meeting with the Illinois Federation of Teachers and the Illinois Education Association to determine joint guidance on this unprecedented situation next week. They will be clarifying numerous questions and concerns on how resources and remote educational opportunities can be shared with families and students during this closure. According to ISBE, the state is not requiring staff to provide remote educational opportunities at this time, but we expect to receive further guidance in the coming days. We will work with our staff on Monday to equip them with the tools needed to share educational resources with students. Please find the resources provided by ISBE in the event families are looking for resources to continue further learning: www.isbe.net/keeplearning.

Information was emailed to families that qualify for free or reduced lunch so that we can provide sack lunches to families as needed beginning on Tuesday, March 17th. At this time, administrative teams will work with the Director of Food Services to determine the process in preparing these lunches. 

I request that our staff monitor their own health. If staff members have a fever, dry cough or other flu-like symptoms, they should report the sickness and use a sick or personal day on Monday.  

Again, we appreciate your patience as we navigate through this unprecedented situation. We will continue to keep you informed as new information becomes available from the state.

What’s Happening & General Announcements

Fine Arts/Band:

Fine Arts/Theater/Choir:

Boys Baseball:

Boys Track:

Girls Soccer:

Girls Softball:

Girls Track:

Membership applications are now being accepted for SHS! Spanish students who meet the following qualifications are invited to apply: Members must be a junior or senior in the 2020-2021 school year, must have 3.4 (or higher) GPA in Spanish for the last three semesters, and a 3.0 overall GPA, and must be enrolled in Spanish throughout SHS membership. Completed applications must be received before Tuesday, March 17 and membership agreement forms must be submitted before Friday, March 20. Contact Señorita Horvath for more information.

CONGRATULATIONS to our Academic Challenge Team for their First Place finish at Sectionals! Our ACES team (formally WYSE) earned a first place finish Thursday, March 5th at NIU. The team will be headed down state on April 22nd to compete at Eastern Illinois University. Our team is composed of 8 seniors Sonya Grewal, Charlie Karner, Luka Filipac, Isabella Battagalia, Ryan Shafer, Rahil Kapur, John Szulinski, Ryan Joseph and 6 juniors, Reina Sundara, Filip Konstantinov, Braden Dean, John Randolph, Robert Dela Cruz, and Ashleigh Walker. First place medals were awarded to John Randolph in Physics, Braden Dean in Math, Isabella Battagalia in English, and Luka Filipac in Biology. Second place medals were awarded to Sonya Grewal in Biology, Braden Dean and Robert Dela Cruz in Physics. Third place medals were earned by Ryan Shafer in Biology, Luka Filipac in Chemistry, and Ryan Joseph in Computer Science. Such a great group of gifted students I am so proud of their accomplishments and can’t wait to see what happens at EIU.

Seniors click here for important Graduation Information.

2020 PROM 11th and 12th graders:

Please your Skyward e-mail for SAT specific information!  

  • Preadministration is March 25th
  • Rosters are sent out on April 8th
  • SAT Test Day is on April 14th

2020 SAT/PSAT
When: Tuesday, April 14th
Who: 9th and 10th graders will take the PSAT
11th grade students will take the SAT
Questions: Megan Marciniec – SAT Coordinator
Gina Tauer – PSAT Coordinator
Liz Covington – SSD Coordinator

Dear CHS Rocket Families,

We have made the decision, given all the activity and guidance provided by Governor Pritzker and the State Health Department, to move the 2020 CHS Annual Draw Down to an online/virtual event only.  We will no longer host the evening activities on March 21st at the Golf Club of Illinois in Algonquin. 

We have worked very hard over the last few days to create a fun Virtual Event that you can enjoy from the comforts of your home!  Please review the below options so we can continue our efforts in raising money for CHS Athletic Programs and Rocket Athletes.

Please review all of the information below in detail.  We appreciate your understanding and continued support!

Sincerely,

2020 Draw Down Committee

Email all questions to lahensler@outlook.com

Draw Down Participants:

  • If you have purchased a ticket for the Draw Down, we will provide a live video broadcast on March 21st at 6:00 pm to identify our lucky winners for the 2020 Draw Down.  Including:
    • 4 Lucky Grand Prize Winners
    • $100 to every 10th number pulled
    • Second chance brackets for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Winners 
  • We will email all Draw Down numbers out on Friday, March 20th so you will know what numbers to root for on Saturday!
  • You can log in to watch the video of the Draw Down that will begin at 6:00 pm on Saturday, March 21st.

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Draw Down Event Only Participants

  • You will receive a separate email regarding the options you have with this type of ticket purchase.

Virtual Silent Auction

  • You may begin bidding on items immediately once registered and bidding will conclude on Saturday, March 21st at 4:00 pm.
  • We have 58 Silent Auction Items to select from in our auction catalog!
  • We also have 7 “Buy-It-Now” options:
    • Rocket Frames: $5 each- 2 styles to choose from (limited quantity available)
    • Wine Pull: $10 per bottle purchased
    • Rocket/Restaurant Pull: Pay $25 and receive $25 or more in restaurant gift cards to surrounding restaurants.
    • Lotto Boards: $10 per chance to win 100 Lotto Tickets-Only 50 chances available
    • 50/50 Raffle: $5 per chance-winner drawn and announced at 6 pm on Saturday, 3/21
    • Booze Barrow Raffle: $20 per chance to win $500 worth of booze-winner drawn and announced at 6 pm on Saturday 3/21

Steps to Register for the CHS Boosters Auction

  • Click on link http://www.auctria.com/auction/2020-chs-athletic-boosters-auction
  • Click on “Register”
  • Fill out registration form
  • Include credit card info for easy check out at end of the auction
  • You will receive an email confirming the registration that will include an access code (make sure to check junk folder if you don’t see the email).
  • You will have the option to sign in by clicking the link in the email or use the Auctria Mobile App using the personal access code found in the registration email you received.
  • Once you confirm and are in the system, the CHS Booster Auction Catalog will be accessible
  • You can also click on “Menu” and go to “Catalog”
  • You may begin bidding on items immediately once registered and bidding will conclude on Saturday, March 21st at 4:00 pm.

2019-2020 Yearbook
The Yearbook Committee is in the process of building our 2019-2020 yearbook and would like for you to share photos with us (homecoming, sports, halloween, Winter Wonder Week, etc.). Our goal is to pull together the best content possible. Please use the following email to share your photos with us: Make sure you label your photo within the subject line.
To order a yearbook click here. Use school code 8254.

If you suspect you may have the Coronavirus, health care professionals are requesting that you call your physician before going to a medical facility. Symptoms include fever, cough and shortness of breath. The following link contains valuable information on the steps you should take to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 if you are sick: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/steps-when-sick.html.

Central District 301 provides informative links on our news section of the website (https://central301.net/blog/2020/01/29/coronavirus-information/). This page includes more information about the Coronavirus and guidance for K-12 schools from the Illinois Department of Public Health. We will continue to update this information as it is received.

A reminder to parents from the office staff: In the event an item was forgotten at home and you bring the item(s) to school for your child, please drop off all items at DOOR 8 (back by the baseball fields), not at DOOR 1. This is a change practice that offers families easier access to park, drop item off quickly and then safely move on their way. We appreciate your partnership, thank you.

CHS Family Pass can be purchased online at the RevTrak store for $70.00 we will accept cash and checks either at the games or in the Athletic Office. You can also purchase a Family Pass through the link on the 8to18 “pay athletic fee”/family pass is your first choice in the que. Each pass is good for ALL home events EXCEPT tournaments and post-season.

Scholarship Information

Please click here for the most updated list of scholarships.

CHS Counselor Office Hours
Counselors will have office hours weekly during lunch periods in the College & Career Center located within the Commons. Students and staff are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity. Feel free to make an appointment or simply stop in.
The schedule is as follows:
Monday – Mr. Melvin
Tuesday – Empty
Wednesday – Ms. Ginter
Thursday – Mrs. Marciniec
Friday – Ms. Tauer

Central 301 has launched the 301 Cares School Safety Electronic Tipline. It is a top priority to provide a safe, equitable, and non-hostile learning community for all, and this tipline offers an additional means to share safety concerns with the district. If you witness or learn about a situation you perceive as unsafe or believe that someone has acted or has plans to act in an unsafe way, please reach out to CHSCares@central301.net. This includes but is not limited to: use or possession of drugs, knives or guns, assault and/or a threat to injure, assault or bully/cyberbully.

The 301 Cares School Safety Tip Line is monitored during school hours. If you witness or suspect a serious emergency or crisis situation, please dial 911. 

All reports through the 301 Cares School Safety Tip Line must be made in good faith and messages received are confidential. If you email our School Safety Tip Line, please provide as many details as possible including type of activities alleged, when they occurred/may occur, location of activity or alleged activity and name(s) of the person or people involved. The 301 Cares School Safety Tip Line can be found on our website.

Thank you for your support in making Central High School and D301 a safe learning environment for all students.

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