6:30 PM - 9:00 PM Centreville Christmas Parade
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Winter Dance Concert
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM QACHS Spring Musical Workshop
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM QACHS Spring Musical Auditions
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM QACHS Spring Musical Auditions
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM QACHS Spring Musical Call Backs
Important December Dates:
December 1st 7PM: Winter Department Winter Concert
December 3rd 6:30PM: Centreville Christmas Parade
December 10: Interim Report to Parents
December 15 7:00 PM: Winter Dance Concert
December 23 - January 2: Holiday Break
Welcome to December!
December is here! This month will go by very quickly and it is filled with many important and exciting events. Q2 Interim Reports will be emailed on December 10. As always, these reports are the best indicator of how our 1st semester will end. Please take a moment to review these reports with your child and contact our teachers or school counseling department if needed. Our 1st semester ends on January 20. Reach out to your guidance counselor regarding second-semester schedule adjustments.
The month of December is the month in which our Performing Arts Department truly shines. On December 1st, band and choir students will perform in the Winter Band Concert and our dancers take the stage for our annual Winter Dance Concert on December 15th. Both of these performances will begin promptly at 7:00 PM within our auditorium. We hope that you are able to join us.
Students who participated in the PSAT/NMSQT on October 26th will be receiving their scores during the week of December 6th through their college board account. PSAT/NMSQT scores can be used to provide personalized practice for the SAT at satpractice.org. Additional information regarding your child’s PSAT/NMSQT scores can be found here. Free online SAT tutorials can be found by accessing the student’s Naviance account under Naviance Test Prep.
January Testing/Final Exams
Please take a moment to open and review the January testing schedule attached below, as it contains important information regarding specific testing dates and graduation requirements. Additionally, please be aware 1st-semester final exams are scheduled for January 19-20 with make-ups available on January 21. Final exams are county approved and to be given at school on specific dates. Test security is very important; because of this, it is not possible to take the exams early. I will provide more information on finals in our next Enewsletter.
Senior Caps and Gowns
Class of 2022, please take advantage of the current prices for your caps and gowns. Please be sure to order your caps and gowns before winter break. You can access information online at www.jostens.com and order forms can also be found within our Guidance Office. Remember, you must have a cap and gown to join us on the stage in May!
Bayside Conference Safety Protocols for the 2021-2022 Winter Athletic Season
Parental consent will be required for testing. Students will be able to pre-register for an on-site test or register upon arrival. Registration information was sent to you by our school district yesterday afternoon. Our school’s link for registration and consent is:
We will assess our testing needs as the season progresses and share an updated schedule for testing at both QACHS and KIHS for the weeks starting on November 22.
Please do not hesitate to contact either John Schrecongost, Principal or Daniel Miller, Athletic Director, with questions.
We have attached, below, the Bayside Athletic Conference’s New Safety Protocols for our winter sports season. We are currently establishing our procedures for guests which we will share in the coming weeks.
2021-2022 Winter Sports Safety Protocols
To promote the safe participation of students, coaches, officials and spectators, the Bayside Conference has announced a set of new protocols for the upcoming Winter 2021-2022 high school sports season.
The following safety protocols will go into effect at the onset of the winter high school sports season.
All students participating in an interscholastic athletic activity that requires the removal of a face mask is subject to the following testing protocols:
• Surveillance Testing Program
a. Unvaccinated students must be tested for COVID-19 at a minimum of once every 14 calendar days.
b. Vaccinated students are encouraged, but not required, to participate in the above testing program. However, if there is a positive case of COVID-19 within the student’s cohort, he/she must be tested for COVID-19.
i. Student athletes who miss a scheduled test for COVID-19 are ineligible to participate in practices or competition until the COVID-19 test has been taken and negative test results are provided to the student’s school.
ii. Student athletes who test positive for COVID-19 are ineligible to participate in practices or competition until the student completes the exclusion/quarantine requirement(s) set forth by the local school system.
Athletic coaches are also required to adhere to the Surveillance Testing Program above in addition to all COVID-19 testing protocols established by the local school system.
To ensure spectator safety, indoor competition venues will be open at limited capacity that allows for appropriate physical distancing. A limited number of spectator passes will be issued to a student athlete for his/her guests to attend home (four passes) and away (two passes) competitions held in indoor facilities. Procedures for issuing passes will be established by the Bayside Conference member schools; pass holders are still subject to any entry fees. In addition, all spectators will be required to wear a face mask while in an indoor competition venue.
For more information or specific questions regarding winter sports, please contact Athletic Director Daniel Miller: email@example.com
College Visits at QACHS
All visits are hosted in the guidance office. Students must sign up on Naviance. New visits are added on a weekly basis. All college bound juniors and seniors are encouraged to attend.
Wed December 1, 2021
Mon January 31, 2022
ASVAB testing will take place for all juniors in English III classes this semester on November 18th in the auditorium. ASVAB is an excellent tool to help a student match their interest and aptitude. Testing begins at 7:40 and will end at 11:00am. This is used by the armed services but is one of the best career development tools available. Score interpretations will take place on December 14th. In addition, any senior interested in this for military purposes should sign up in guidance.
Second Semester Schedule Adjustments/Internships
All students should take a few minutes to review their 2nd semester classes to make any course adjustments during November & December. Contact your school counselor to make schedule changes.
Internships for 2nd Semester: Any junior or senior who is considering an internship should begin to make arrangements. We currently have a number of businesses that are offering internships. Contact your school counselor for necessary paperwork and schedule adjustments.
Free and Reduced Meals
Regardless of the school meals being free this year, the Central Office has asked that the FARM form be completed. Further, students who are eligible for FARM can also receive free tuition on dual enrollment classes taken at Chesapeake College. Please click on the link below to access the form.
Other Important Reminders:
If you need to take your student out of school early:
Please send your student to school with a note so that the attendance secretary may issue a pass. This will cut down on the need to call into a classroom, and lessen the disruption of instruction.
Please click on the link below to access important announcements and information from the QACHS Guidance Department.
We have a GREAT gift idea! A gift certificate from the school store. Avoid the mall, the crowds, along with saving time and money. The school store has just received its new fall and winter merchandise and it’s now available for purchase! We are fully stocked Stop by to browse, look, and shop at our new walk-in store. It’s across from the cafeteria. We accept cash, check, or credit cards!
It’s updated weekly and look for special promo codes and specials on the merchandise!