Principal's Pen

Principal's Pen January

I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas and a very Happy New Year. We are excited to be back with our staff and students and look forward to a great second semester at CTHS. Students return on Wednesday, January 4 and will return directly to first period. Students should check their second semester schedule in Skyward to ensure they are attending the correct classes. Students will receive their first semester report card and a list of any Not Clear charges, fees or fines during homeroom on Wednesday. Students must be clear of all fees and fines in order to be eligible for a Verification of Enrollment (VOE) and seniors must be clear of all fees and fines to purchase a prom ticket, participate in graduation ceremonies, or receive their diploma.

On Monday, January 9, students in our Personalized Learning (PL) classes will be participating in their mid-year MAP Testing for mathematics and reading.

Our College Now Coordinator and staff will host a FAFSA/TASFA Saturday session for students and families on Saturday, January 14 from 9 am until Noon. Seniors and their parents may come for individualized assistance with the graduation required FAFSA or TASFA application. Families must bring their most recent income tax information as reference during the application process.

Our Cosmetology freshman and sophomore students have a Salon Day scheduled for Saturday, January 14 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. If you are interested in participating and supporting these students, please contact our freshman/sophomore Cosmetology instructor, Mrs. Monserrat Ramirez, or freshman and sophomore students to make an appointment reservation.

We will not have school on Monday, January 16 as our students and staff will observe Martin Luther King Day.

Our College Now staff will be hosting two opportunities for all students to learn more about specific opportunities after high school. On Wednesday, January 18, military recruiters from various U.S. service branches will be available during all lunch periods for any student who might want to stop by and learn more. On Thursday, January 19, representatives from technical and private, for-profit colleges will be on campus during all lunch periods for students who might want information about these opportunities.

Our Criminal Justice students will hold Teen Court on Monday, January 23 from 4:00-5:30 pm. If you would like to watch our students present a live case in conjunction with the City of Pasadena Juvenile Court, please come and sit in the gallery to watch our students present the punishment phase of a live trial!

We will have extended day tutorial and make up days on Wednesday January 18 and Wednesday January 25 from 2:30-4:15 pm. Students can earn tutorial hours, complete make up assignments, or receive assistance as needed from their teachers. Extended day buses will run at 4:30 pm to take students to their nearest elementary school drop-off location.

I wish you the very best in 2023 and thank you for your continued support for our students and staff.