Parent/Guardian and Student Acceptance of Terms
I acknowledge that I have access to and accept the Community Charter School of Cambridge Student & Family Handbook and its policies. I understand that it is my responsibility to read this handbook completely and discuss with my child the expectations that the CCSC has for my child’s academic achievement and of his/her behavioral performance.
I understand that I am expected to be actively involved in my child’s education and to maintain open communication with the teachers and administrators of the CCSC.
I acknowledge that I have read the section of the CCSC Student and Family Handbook regarding the Anti-Hazing and Anti-Bullying Laws, and I understand that these laws will be strictly enforced at Community Charter School of Cambridge.
I acknowledge that I have read the section of the CCSC Student and Family Handbook regarding the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the procedures for accessing, amending, and appealing my child’s school records once they are age 18 or over.
I acknowledge that I have read CCSC’s Counseling and Student Support Services section, and I understand that if I do not want my child to access these services without prior active parental consent, I can contact Rosemarie Galvin, email@example.com or (617) 354-0047 x241.
If I have any questions or comments regarding the Student & Family Handbook, I will call the school’s main telephone number (617) 354-0047 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to be connected to my child’s advisor or a member of the school’s administrative team.
In order to update families on students’ progress as quickly as possible, CCSC requests that parents/guardians allow some official communication to be delivered through email and text message. Documents such as report cards will still be sent to physical mailing addresses. If you are willing to receive some official communication through email, please write your preferred email address(es) below.
If you are willing to receive some official communication through text message, please send a text with the letter Y to 68453. Message and data rates may apply.
Our Mission: Community Charter School of Cambridge combines challenging academics with creative use of technology and real-world experience to prepare a diverse student body, grades 6-12, for postsecondary success and productive citizenship. CCSC students are excellent problem solvers and communicators who contribute to their community through internships and other field experiences.
Our Values: Community, Commitment, Scholarship and Courage
Our Compact: All CCSC students, families, and faculty/staff will work together to uphold school values to ensure academic and social-emotional growth for all students in service of our shared mission.
I agree to:
I/we agree to:
All CCSC faculty and staff agree to:
Rachel Jean-LouisMiddle School Principalrjeanlouis@ccscambridge.org
David Francis-MaurerHigh School Principal email@example.com
Privacy Notice for Virtual Meetings/Services with Students - 2020-2021 School Year
Our teachers and related service providers have arranged to provide some services and instruction through remote means during the 2020-2021 school year, as long as is necessary due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
As part of our remote learning approach, CCSC will include use of video communication such as video conferencing, real-time online comments and link sharing through a “chat” function, or other online communication in real-time, which may include interactions through various online platforms that educators, using their professional judgment, may choose to use to connect with students such as Zoom, Google Classroom, Nearpod, etc.
The following notifications and expectations apply to students when using online platforms. Please acknowledge the following, which will apply to the use of any online communication and learning platforms:
By participating in virtual meetings/services, you are agreeing that CCSC may:
Also, please be advised that student meetings/lessons may be viewed by individuals in other students’ households. CCSC requests that you respect the privacy of our students and that you refrain from disclosing any student information that you may have access to during the course of your child’s participation in virtual activities.
By allowing your child’s participation, you are acknowledging and accepting the privacy limitations inherent in virtual meetings/classrooms.
All students use the CCSC Library to choose their independent reading book for Drop Everything and Read (DEAR). Based on reading diagnostic results, each student is evaluated and given a reading level at the beginning of the school year. Students select DEAR books based on their reading level and progress from one level to the next during the school year. Books labeled with a star contain mature language, themes, or topics. Prior to ninth grade, students need permission from a parent, guardian, or their humanities teacher to access these books.
Every student and parent/guardian at CCSC must sign the CCSC Library Contract before students may take out a book. When a book is damaged beyond use or lost, the student will be issued an invoice for the cost of the book(s). All library books/invoice payments must be returned by the last day of school.
Please contact your child’s principal if you have any questions or concerns.