Academic Announcements

Academics: The first marking period is over.  Report cards were emailed on Wednesday, November 18.  We do apologize that a couple of the classes did not appear on the original report cards that were sent.  A setting at the regional level was not properly set and, although apparent on our end, the grades did not show.  PowerSchool was able to fix it that same day and new report cards were sent in the afternoon.
 
Please be sure to sign up to see your child's teacher(s) during Parent-Student-Teacher conferences on Thursday, November 19, if you have any questions or concerns about any of the classes or grades.  Conferences will be held virtually from 3:30-5:30 PM by appointment.  A signup genius link was sent out for you to sign up for an appointment.  If you are unable to attend conferences, please email the teachers.  The teachers are the best resources as they know the material and their expectations.  Sometimes just one session with a teacher outside of the class is enough to clear up a misunderstanding and make the content comprehensible.  Members of the National Honor Society are also available to provide tutoring.  Please use this link to sign up for a tutor.
 
Students who failed two or more subjects for the first quarter are ineligible to participate in sports and activities.  Please work with your teachers and guidance counselor to develop a plan of attack to be successful in the classes moving forward.
 
There seems to be some confusion about being virtual.  Virtual learning involves students attending classes on time in the same manner as if they were in the classroom, except they attend via Zoom.  Students should participate in classes as much as possible, take notes, complete assignments, and ask questions.  Students are responsible for the material presented on both their in person and virtual days.  Do not hesitate to reach out to the teacher for assistance.
 
Schoology: Students were emailed information on how to access their Schoology accounts on 9/14/20.  Parents were emailed information to create their Schoology accounts on 10/2/20.  Students must be logged into their COHS email in order to access Schoology and they must use the Archdiocesan Schoology site by going to https://aopcatholicschools.schoology.com.  Please note that PowerSchool is the official academic record and the grades may at times differ if a teacher has not synced the two systems yet or if the teacher only added a grade into PowerSchool and did not include it as an assignment in Schoology.  Please be sure to check PowerSchool regularly for the official grades.  There are times that an assignment will be graded in Schoology but not synced with PowerSchool yet.  Sometimes that will occur because only part of the class was given an assessment and the teacher is waiting for the other half of the class to take it before syncing so that the second half does not get synced as zeros.