Sunday, July 1, 2018

End of Year, Summer, & Start of School Information

The 2017-2018 school year was a success by any measure. I want to thank the community members for all their support including members of the PA and CEF; I want to thank all CCHS staff who work hard every day to make CCHS a welcoming and nurturing learning environment, and most importantly I want to thank all the students for making this profession demanding but extremely rewarding.

It is an honor to work in a profession with a mission to help young men and women prepare for a life filled with meaning and purpose. Empathic, compassionate, supportive, engaged, curious, and passion are virtues we hope to instill in students while striving for them ourselves. Wishing everyone a safe, restful, and relaxing summer filled with friends, family, laughs, perhaps a few tears, and lots of smiles.
An excerpt from Edward Whymper's book titled Scrambles Amongst the Alps in the Years 1860-69 seems like a fitting tribute to a fantastic school year and provides words of wisdom for the summer and beyond. "There have been joys too great to describe in words, and there have been griefs upon which I have not dared to dwell, and with these in my mind I say climb if you will, but remember that courage and strength are nought without prudence, and that a momentary negligence may destroy the happiness of a lifetime. Do nothing in haste; look well to each step......" Enjoy the summer.

Work Permits During the Summer
Work permit hours are 8:00am-2:00pm. NOTE: Due to reduced staff and more flexible hours over the summer, it is required to call or email to schedule processing your work permit to ensure that office personnel will be available. If no one is available, keep in mind that work permits can be obtained at any high school, students will just need ID that includes date of birth. Calling the school beforehand to explore other requirements is advised.
Follow these steps: 1. Obtain a job offer from an employer. Have them complete (and sign) the Promise of Employment form (parent/guardian must sign this form). 2. Fill out the Employment Permit Application which is available by clicking here or the CCHS Main Office. 3. Students between the ages of 14-15 need to get a physician’s signature. Students MUST be present to sign the work permit document. No exceptions under Massachusetts State law. Students can bring the application to the Main Office at CCHS where the official Work Permit is processed. No additional documentation is required for CCHS Students. If the student is not attending CCHS and ID that includes date of birth is mandatory. Summer Contact Information: Ms. McElroy email: Phone: 978-341-2937 Ms. Tessari email:, Phone: 978-341-2950 2018-2019 Student Schedules An updated schedule for the 2018-2019 academic year has been posted to your Aspen account. The schedule does not include teacher names or room locations. Later in the summer, we will post an updated schedule that includes this information. Summer Student Scheduling Appointments
Making summer scheduling appointments
Is there an error on your schedule?  Do you have the courses you need or want?  We are happy to help explore possibilities and make available adjustments with you this summer. 

Simply sign up for an appointment:

  • The URL to log on to make appointments is  (Notice that there is no "www" in this address and ends with .ca instead of .com)
  • If you have used the conference manager before, you don’t have to register, you are already in the database and your password is still usable.
  • Once you log in use the "Available Conference Sessions" dropdown menu and select “summer schedule help” and a day that works for you. Click on "SummerHelp Guidance" name and select "next." Finally, select any available time slot that works with your schedule. Once selected you are able to make comments. Please give us a brief explanation of your concern. 
  • If you have any troubles with making an appointment, please contact Michelle McElroy (

Posting of Q4 Report Cards
Final report cards for the 2017-2018 academic year are posted in Aspen. These report cards do not include grades for Q5. We will post these grades in the near future. Open / Off-campus for 2018-2019
Members of the class of 2019 and 2020 may be eligible for open and off-campus privileges. For more information, please review this letter. If you would like to give your son/daughter permission for this privilege, please complete the open and off campus form. This form must be completed by Sunday, August 20 for the information to be processed for the start of school. Here is a brief summary of important dates for next fall: Back to School Dates - Fall 2018

High School Early Release Days Next Year
Next year the high school has four early release days to work on very specific professional development offerings to improve our practice to support student learning and well-being.
Early Release Dates: 17 October, 12 December, 6 February, & 3 April.

Please note, this will not impact the state mandated 990 instructional hours.  

Summer Sports Dates For all back to sports dates, please visit the Athletic Department:
Please remember to review the entire calendar on the district website:
For specific high school events, please visit the CCHS website calendar:

Student Parking

Please review this letter from Superintendent Dr. Laurie Hunter. All seniors requesting a parking spot will be entered into a lottery.  In order to enter the lottery, you need to purchase a parking permit and complete the required information on  If you are not assigned a parking spot, your purchase will be refunded.  In order to be entered into the lottery, you must complete the purchase of your permit in MySchoolBucks by Sunday, August 19 at 11:59pm.

The School Committee is trying to ascertain how many parking spots are needed.  In an effort to capture that data, a survey went to juniors and seniors; the survey can be found by clicking here.  The Survey will close on July 4th.

Transportation schedule
The bus schedule will be posted on the transportation website in early August:

Boys Lacrosse

The last remaining CCHS spring sports team lost a close game to Reading in the Division 2 State Finals held at Boston University this past weekend.  Congratulations on a fantastic season.  

Congratulations to CCHS Boston Herald All-Scholastic Award Winners

Gabrielle Shieh (Golf)
Henry Nelson (Lacrosse)
Fallon Vaughn (Lacrosse)
Payton Vaughn (Lacrosse)
Virginia Ryan (Softball)
Maggie Dorr (Tennis)

Guys & Dolls Award
Congratulations to the CCHS Pit Orchestra for their Met Award for “Best Student Orchestra” from the Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild