August 29th, 2022
August 29, 2022
Dear students of Cameron Heights:
It is my pleasure to welcome you to the 2022-2023 school year at Cameron Heights.
This school year we will be using a semestered schedule with four periods in each semester. Each class will be 75 minutes long and there will be 5 minutes of travel time between blocks A and B, and C and D. Lunch will be one hour.
|8:15 – 9:30||Block A – period 1|
|9:35 – 10:50||Block B – period 2|
|10:50 – 11:50||Lunch|
|11:50 – 1:05||Block C – period 3|
|1:10 – 2:25||Block D – period 4|
On Tuesday, September 6 we will be running a modified schedule. There will be a grade nine orientation that starts at 8:15. Grade nine students will be directed to the gymnasium to start the day. Grade 10 to 12 students may return textbooks, pick up their report card, and/or report any chromebook issues. Regular classes for all grades will run beginning at 11:50.
Cameron Heights Collegiate Institute
We will send you your timetable by email this week. If you don’t have it, or cannot access it, school staff will help you when you arrive on Tuesday. We will have paper copies of Grade 9 timetables available on the first day of school.
Students may eat their lunch in the cafeteria. However, we do not have cafeteria service, so please bring lunch and a water bottle.
Please bring a lock if you have one. Grade nine students, and students new to CHCI, will be able to choose a locker Sept. 6. Grade 10-12 students will use the locker they had last year. Locks will be available for purchase in the main office for $7.
To continue keeping our school community safe, please complete a daily screen before attending school. Please stay home if you are unwell.
Students who have questions about transportation should be able to find answers at the Student Transportation Services of Waterloo Region (STWR) website. Please note that some bus routes will not be running during the first week. Check the STSWR site for updates.
There are many staff at CHCI who can provide assistance if you need it. Your vice principal is assigned based on the first letter of your last name. Ms. Kerri Beirnes looks after students whose last names start with A-G. Mr. Adrian Blair has H-O, and Ms. Denise Rapson has P-Z. Your guidance counsellors are assigned similarly and you can see their contact information here. Mr. Greg Awad Lobe is our social worker and our child and youth workers are Ms. Juli Cronin, and Ms. Melanie Gillespie.
Please pay attention to the CHCI and WRDSB websites for updates. You will also find information in your grade specific Google classroom. You can find the classroom codes via the CHCI guidance web page. Our Instagram account will keep you up to date on school activities and will direct you to the website when there are important updates.
All the best this year Gaels.