Highro Glyphics Newsletter Week of June 3, 2021

CAC High School Principal’s Notes

Dear parents,

This is the last edition of Highro-Glyphics of this school year, and the last edition I will write as CAC’s High School Principal.

I want to express my heartfelt thanks to all of you for your support, especially during the challenges of the pandemic. Thanks in part to your efforts, we successfully opened our school and kept it open, when so many schools couldn’t do the same. Thanks especially to the PTO and the Booster Club, who in their own ways did everything they could to keep our spirits up and hold our community together.

I also want to thank the amazing CAC teachers and staff, who went above and beyond this year to create a safe, welcoming, quality learning environment for your children. Please consider sending a note of thanks to a teacher or staff member who helped your student persevere and grow this year.

Today our seniors had their final graduation rehearsal, followed by a brunch celebrating their transition to alumni (and featuring a class dance of “The Hustle”). Finally, they experienced an uplifting “Cap and Gown Walk” through campus, to the enthusiastic cheers of students and staff from the Elementary, Middle, and High Schools. Tomorrow the class of 2021 graduates in front of the Pyramids, an always special occasion made even more remarkable by the circumstances of this year.

On Tuesday, we held our final assembly of the year, and I would like to close out my last Highro-Glyphics by sharing with all of you a portion of my closing remarks:

Someone once asked me if there is one word that comes to mind when I think of CAC, and I didn’t hesitate to reply: Community.

All that we do here is grounded in building, and holding onto, community. Our mission is to learn, explore, and have fun, and we take that seriously—we are after all, an educational institution. Educating you and getting you ready for the next phase of your life is what it’s all about. But what makes that job special at CAC is the great community we have. The adults do a lot of that community building—through the PTO, and the Booster Club, and the teaching, and the coaching, and yes, the administrating. Really, though, you as students drive all that. From my first day, I was struck by how welcoming you are when people join this school. How much you want to know your teachers and administrators, and how much you want them to know you. And to me that comes through everywhere, all the time: in how you want to talk to me at lunch; how you ask me to make TikToks with you; how you want me to cheer for your grade during Spirit Week; how you want to know if I’m going to see you at the next ISAA tournament; how you want me to know about your service projects; how you invite me to club meetings; how you ask me to speak at ceremonies; how you come to me when you want something changed; how you dropped in to Google Meets with me during the lockdown; how no matter how tired you get of being told to keep your masks on and spread out, you do those things; how, even when you ask for something I can’t give, or when you disagree with a decision I’ve had to make, you accept it; how, when I say good morning at the back gate, you say it back; and how I can tell you’re smiling behind that mask.

I am very grateful to you, students, for welcoming me and my family into your community, and I hope I have helped you to keep building it. I’m going to miss you and this remarkable place more than I can say. So I will say only this: Thank you, and ma’a salama.

Principal’s Notes Highlights:

● Weekly Wellbeing Message
● Second Semester Exams
● Off-Campus Privileges During Exams
● Skyward Gradebook and Report Cards
● Returning Textbooks and Materials
● Summer Break
● Campus Lunch Announcement
● Withdrawal Procedures

Well-Being Weekly Message

This week’s message: Positive Accomplishments

What is an area in which you once had low ability but can now perform quite well? How were you able to make this change?

If you would like to share any activities or comments from this reflection, please email wellbeingreflections@cacegypt.org.

Wishing you a happy summer,
PreK-12 Wellbeing Committee

Second Semester Exams

Second semester exams continue June 6-7. The exam schedule is posted in the HS Morning Announcements. Once students are finished with their last exam, they are done for the school year!

Off-Campus Privileges During Exams

Students in grades 9-11 who already have off-campus privileges will be allowed to leave campus right after their last exam for the day. No special pass is needed, if there is already a yellow stripe on a student’s ID card. If parents wish to rescind this privilege, please email the HS Office.

For students who do not have off-campus privileges, their parents may approve temporary privileges to leave campus early during Exams Week. In these cases, parents should email the HS office to give temporary authorization, and the student should stop by the HS Office with his/her ID card.

Skyward Gradebook and Report Cards

Skyward gradebook will be closed for student and parent viewing today at 4:00 pm while teachers finalize semester grades. Report cards will be posted June 15 at 10:00am.

Returning Textbooks and Materials

All textbooks should be returned directly to your teachers as soon as you finish your exams between now and June 7th. Between June 10th and June 14th, students can drop off their books at the HS Office. After those dates, it will be the student’s responsibility to return the books in August. The Admissions Office will accept returned textbooks ONLY for withdrawing students after June 14th. Please note that Skyward will be blocked for students with missing textbooks/items (including report cards).

Summer Break

Students do not need to return to school after they complete their last semester exams, unless they need to return checked out items. We hope everyone enjoys a well-deserved summer vacation. Classes for the 2021-22 school year begin August 17. We anticipate we will be fully open with face-to-face classes.

Campus Lunch Announcement

Zentro, Sincerely V and Coffee Bean now available for pre-order via Spare.
CAC, in partnership with Spare Payments, provides a cashless system for these items.

The Spare system uses smart technology connected to a mobile application on which you will be able to recharge your son/daughter’s balance and set a limit for their spending. Accounts may be recharged via credit card in-app or with cash on campus at Booster Club and at CSA Maadi at Power Plant Store. Please find the stores working hours at the end of this letter.

The menu of pre-order items from Zentro and Sincerely V are available in the Spare app. To view the menu, click on “Online Store”. Zentro and Sincerely V have their menu available one week in advance. Orders for the same day are accepted till 7:30 AM.

Coffee Bean will also be available in the Spare app. To view the menu, click on “Online Store” in the app; then select the items you wish and purchase. Pre-purchase will be available 3 pm – 9 pm the day before pick up. Please note at this time, Coffee Bean will limit online selections to pre-ordered salads; other items may still be purchased on site using cash or with IDs linked to Spare.

If you still haven’t activated your Spare account, please follow the instructions here.

NOTE: Zentro and Sincerely V orders will be picked up from outside the HS Office. Coffee Bean orders will be picked up from the on-campus vendor.

*** Booster Club Working hours are Sunday to Thursday from 8:30-10:00 am and 1:30-2:45 pm except school holidays and during parent teacher conferences for all divisions.
*** Power Plant Store working hours are 8:00 AM till 5:00 PM every day.

Withdrawal Procedures

Moving on from CAC at the end of the year?

To help us with our planning for next year, and In order to prepare your records in time for your departure if you haven’t already done so, please use the link below to let us know if you are withdrawing from CAC at the end of this year.

https://www.cacegypt.org/index.php/cac-withdrawal-request

 

 

Jerry Duggan               Rachel McCall
                HS Principal                  HS Assistant Principal

 

Counseling Department Announcements

Juniors:

On June 14th, students enrolled in IB courses will receive an email with a PDF of June predicted scores attached. We will send this whether students are full IB candidates or certificate candidates so students have the information on how they are doing in IB courses.

Students were emailed a powerpoint that explains how IB scores can be used in university research. Please see your counselor if you have any questions prior to summer break.

Seniors:

Seniors were invited to attend a Finance at University session with Mr. Knox Thursday after graduation practice. Students learned about how to manage their own personal finances as they embark on their new journey!

All Grades

CAC HS Counseling Resources Webpage

Summer programs, virtual events, and scholarships will be updated until June 14, 2021. Activity on this site will return in August. Students and families are encouraged to look at our CAC HS Counseling Resources Webpage for information about the different university application systems around the world, and application essay writing tips & tricks.

Link to Home Page
Upcoming Virtual Events
Summer Programs
Scholarships

Suggestions: We would also like to receive feedback and understand what information you feel may be missing from our webpage. Please feel free to fill out this form to give us this feedback.

 

 

Claudia Bean, Kasey Semler, Cameron Simon
HS Counseling

General Announcements

Moving on from CAC at the end of the year?

To help us with our planning for next year, and In order to prepare your records in time for your departure if you haven’t already done so, please use the link below to let us know if you are withdrawing from CAC at the end of this year.

https://www.cacegypt.org/index.php/cac-withdrawal-request

Thank you

Registrar’s Office

 

Student Physical Requests for 2021/22

Dear Parents,

If your student will be entering grades 3,6 or 9 next school year, we ask that he/she is seen and examined by a doctor, and a physical form completed and sent to the health office on or before the first day of school in August.
We are more than happy to accept early completed physicals as of now, either by email or hand-delivered to security at the front gate.

https://www.cacegypt.org/PDF/Student_Physician_form.pdf

Best regards,

Nagla and Claire
CAC Health Office

 

Athletic and Activities announcement:

We highly recommend that all CAC student athletes, activity participants, and coaches receive COVID- 19 full vaccination in summer 2021, if possible.

See below the 2021-2022 ISAA Host Table- Tentative.

Multiple activity options and ISAA tournament participation may be possible next fall and later in the 2021-2022 school year. Leagues/event organizers may require all sponsors, coaches, and student-athletes to be vaccinated to participate.

Link to ISAA Tournaments 2021 – 2022 Host Table

Scott Fitzgerald
Activities and Athletics Director

 

Hassan-Webb Aquatics Center Summer Announcements/Schedule.

This summer, CAC Aquatic facilities will continue to follow COVID-19 protocol.
Operational hours from 9:00 AM till 7:00 PM.
To participate in water activities, a sign-up procedure is required for CAC community members/alums, and done through the CAC dashboard.
Starting Sunday, June 20, 2021. CAC will continue to offer Private Swimming Lessons for children. Our swim lessons are a great way to ensure your child develops a respect and love of the water. Small class size(3 max) ensures safety and maximum individual attention. Swimming Lessons will be taught by qualified instructors.
Days: Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday.
Time: 9:00-10:00 AM.
10:00-11:00 AM.
All lessons will be 45min sessions.
Price: 250 LE per child.
Family package: 1 child 250. 2 children 350LE and 3 children 450LE.
Payment to be done through the CAC cashier.
To book a class or classes for your child or children please sign up on the link form below:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfox-aauXOacsSlreO5ie1bpfSnXhy5jwNojGTrSWF-nyU6Pg/viewform

**Please be present on the pool side during your child’s scheduled session with the instructor.
If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact us:
tpetrovna@cacegypt.org
ralbadri@cacegypt.org

 

Summer checkout for families Saturday, June 5

The CAC libraries will be open this Saturday, June 5, for families wishing to check out books for summer reading. The libraries will be open on an extended schedule, 10 am to 4 pm. You must have an appointment. Book it through the CAC parent dashboard.

Summer checkout is for patrons who:
• Are returning in August
• Have a cleared library account – please return all of your books, even if they are not overdue. We will renew them for you until August.

All summer checkouts are due back in August, on the first day of school. Any books that are lost or damaged will need to be paid for.

To book an appointment, log in to the CAC website and look for “CAC Campus Facilities Online Appointment.” Follow the prompts to choose a 30-minute slot. If you have trouble logging in to the CAC website, please contact mabdelhady@cacegypt.org. Please note that you can only book for one library a day, so if you want to visit both libraries, you will need to book using two different accounts, e.g., one for each parent.

We are not doing curbside delivery or processing any holds. Patrons must check out in person with their own CAC ID card.

Sora is open 24/7 all summer long!

The library will be closed from June 10 until August. However, Sora is open all summer long. Download the Sora app for your mobile device or log in to soraapp.com. When you are asked for your Follett account, they mean your CAC single sign on.

Here’s a screencast for how to access Sora.

If you have problems logging in to Sora, please contact Amira Youssef in the tech department: ayoussef@cacegypt.org.

 

Josianne Fitzgerald
MHS Head Librarian

 

Spirit Store Mega Sale 

 

 

New PTO Executive Board

President: Tatiana Foda
Vice President: Umme Kulsum Zamena
Secretary: Sarah Nafei
Outreach Coordinator: Sara Salaheldin
Treasurer: Salma Zaky
ES Liaison: Mariam Faltas
MS Liaison: Nina Shabrawy
HS Liaison: Sirisha Lanka
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging: Laura Valdez Pagliaro

 

PTO

Highro Glyphics Newsletter Week of May 27, 2021

CAC High School Principal’s Notes

Dear parents,

This week we completed the last full week of classes, and what a week it was:

-The Booster Club provided pizza and lemonade (in souvenir cups) for all MS and HS students on Wednesday. They also coordinated a Spirit Wear Fashion Show, with expert modeling from teachers and administrators, followed by some impromptu (and even more expert) modeling from some brave students.

-Students boxed up toys to be donated to children at Al Nas Hospital.

-The National Honor Society inducted 20 new members in a hybrid virtual ceremony.

-Model United Nations held its first in-person meetings in more than a year, holding mock debates in preparation for CACMUN 43 in October.

-Season 3 sports teams wrapped up their practices in anticipation of the year’s final athletics awards ceremony, which will take place May 30.

-High School students joined counselors in welcoming our incoming ninth graders in a virtual assembly, offering them advice about what to expect and how to be successful in high school.

-Seniors began completing their checkout forms and received confirmation we will be holding their graduation ceremony on June 4 at the Pyramids.

All of the above was done in a COVID-safe manner, as we have been conducting school-related activities all year long. Please continue to follow mitigation guidelines, at home as well as school, so we can have a strong and safe finish to the 2020-21 school year.

Have a great weekend, and stay safe!

Principal’s Notes Highlights:

● Second Semester Exams
● Off-Campus Privileges During Exams
● Yearbook Orders
● Campus Lunch Announcement
● Skyward Gradebook
● Withdrawal Procedures

Second Semester Exams

Second semester exam dates are May 31 – June 1 for seniors (in non-IB/AP core courses). These are regular school days for students in grades 9-11. Exams for students in grades 9-11 will take place June 2-7. The exam schedule is posted in the HS Morning Announcements.

Off-Campus Privileges During Exams

Students in grades 9-11 who already have off-campus privileges will be allowed to leave campus right after their last exam for the day. No special pass is needed, if there is already a yellow stripe on a student’s ID card. If parents wish to rescind this privilege, please email the HS Office.

For students who do not have off-campus privileges, their parents may approve temporary privileges to leave campus early during Exams Week. In these cases, parents should email the HS office to give temporary authorization, and the student should stop by the HS Office with his/her ID card.

Students should enter and leave campus through the back gate only.

ORDER YOUR HS YEARBOOK TODAY!

Dear HS Parents,

You can order your copy of the CAC 2020-21 HS Yearbook for the pre-sale price of 600 LE today. This pre-sale price ends June 1st. After June 1st, the HS Yearbook will be available for 650 LE. The HS Yearbook pick-up will be available during the last week of school. Make sure to bring in your cashier receipt to collect the book from our yearbook stand (Location TBD) as no cash payments will be accepted.

CAC Cashier’s working hours:
The cashier working hours are 7:45 am-12:00 p.m. and 2:00-3:45 pm.

Campus Lunch Announcement

Zentro, Sincerely V and Coffee Bean now available for pre-order via Spare.
CAC, in partnership with Spare Payments, provides a cashless system for these items.

The Spare system uses smart technology connected to a mobile application on which you will be able to recharge your son/daughter’s balance and set a limit for their spending. Accounts may be recharged via credit card in-app or with cash on campus at Booster Club and at CSA Maadi at Power Plant Store. Please find the stores working hours at the end of this letter.

The menu of pre-order items from Zentro and Sincerely V are available in the Spare app. To view the menu, click on “Online Store”. Zentro and Sincerely V have their menu available one week in advance. Orders for the same day are accepted till 7:30 AM.

Coffee Bean will also be available in the Spare app. To view the menu, click on “Online Store” in the app; then select the items you wish and purchase. Pre-purchase will be available 3 pm – 9 pm the day before pick up. Please note at this time, Coffee Bean will limit online selections to pre-ordered salads; other items may still be purchased on site using cash or with IDs linked to Spare.

If you still haven’t activated your Spare account, please follow the instructions here.

NOTE: Zentro and Sincerely V orders will be picked up from outside the HS Office. Coffee Bean orders will be picked up from the on-campus vendor.

*** Booster Club Working hours are Sunday to Thursday from 8:30-10:00 am and 1:30-2:45 pm except school holidays and during parent teacher conferences for all divisions.
*** Power Plant Store working hours are 8:00 AM till 5:00 PM every day.

Skyward Gradebook

Skyward gradebook is open for student and parent viewing. Students are encouraged to reach out to the teachers if they have questions about assignments.

Withdrawal Procedures

Moving on from CAC at the end of the year?

To help us with our planning for next year, and In order to prepare your records in time for your departure if you haven’t already done so, please use the link below to let us know if you are withdrawing from CAC at the end of this year.

https://www.cacegypt.org/index.php/cac-withdrawal-request

 

 

Jerry Duggan               Rachel McCall
                HS Principal                  HS Assistant Principal

 

Counseling Department Announcements

International University Fair Qatar

Students, parents, teachers, school administrators, and counselors will join us for our upcoming WebiFair (virtual university fair) where they will have the opportunity to engage with over 150+ university admissions officers from across the globe who are sharing details and information about their respective institutions. Registration can be found here.

Summer University Programs

We will continue updating our Summer Programs Document (Link here) on the CAC HS Counseling Resources Webpage, until the end of the academic year. There are still some programs accepting applications.

Upcoming Virtual Events, Available Scholarships, and Summer Opportunities

See the CAC HS Counseling Resources Webpage to see upcoming virtual events, available scholarships, and summer opportunities: CAC HS Counseling Resources Webpage – Events. This document will be updated until the end of the academic year, then resume with updates in August 2021.

Appointment system: As usual, students can schedule appointments with counselors from the QR codes posted around campus.

 

Claudia Bean, Kasey Semler, Cameron Simon
HS Counseling

General Announcements

CAC End of Year and Season 3 Athletic Awards Presentation

The annual CAC End of Year and Season 3 Athletic Awards Presentation will take place online on May 30 at 5:30 pm. Student-athletes for all 3 seasons received invitations this week, but everyone is welcome to attend (virtually, of course). We will email a Webex link on the 30th. A program will be emailed to all students and parents shortly before the ceremony.

Athletic and Activities announcement:

We highly recommend that all CAC student athletes, activity participants, and coaches receive COVID- 19 full vaccination in summer 2021, if possible.

See below the 2021-2022 ISAA Host Table- Tentative.

Multiple activity options and ISAA tournament participation may be possible next fall and later in the 2021-2022 school year. Leagues/event organizers may require all sponsors, coaches, and student-athletes to be vaccinated to participate.

Link to ISAA Tournaments 2021 – 2022 Host Table

 

Scott Fitzgerald
Activities and Athletics Director

 

Moving on from CAC at the end of the year?

To help us with our planning for next year, and In order to prepare your records in time for your departure if you haven’t already done so, please use the link below to let us know if you are withdrawing from CAC at the end of this year.

https://www.cacegypt.org/index.php/cac-withdrawal-request

Thank you

Registrar’s Office

 

Student Physical Requests for 2021/22

Dear Parents,

If your student will be entering grades 3,6 or 9 next school year, we ask that he/she is seen and examined by a doctor, and a physical form completed and sent to the health office on or before the first day of school in August.
We are more than happy to accept early completed physicals as of now, either by email or hand-delivered to security at the front gate.

https://www.cacegypt.org/PDF/Student_Physician_form.pdf

Best regards,

Nagla and Claire
CAC Health Office

 

Summer checkout for families Saturday, May 29 and June 5

The CAC libraries will be open this Saturday, May 29 and next Saturday, June 5, for families wishing to check out books for summer reading. The libraries will be open on an extended schedule, 10 am to 4 pm. You must have an appointment. Book it through the CAC parent dashboard.

Summer checkout is for patrons who:
• Are returning in August
• Have a cleared library account – please return all of your books, even if they are not overdue. We will renew them for you until August.

All summer checkouts are due back in August, on the first day of school. Any books that are lost or damaged will need to be paid for.

To book an appointment, log in to the CAC website and look for “CAC Campus Facilities Online Appointment.” Follow the prompts to choose a 30-minute slot. If you have trouble logging in to the CAC website, please contact mabdelhady@cacegypt.org. Please note that you can only book for one library a day, so if you want to visit both libraries, you will need to book using two different accounts, e.g., one for each parent.

We are not doing curbside delivery or processing any holds. Patrons must check out in person with their own CAC ID card.

Sora is open 24/7 all summer long!

The library will be closed from June 10 until August. However, Sora is open all summer long. Download the Sora app for your mobile device or log in to soraapp.com. When you are asked for your Follett account, they mean your CAC single sign on.

Here’s a screencast for how to access Sora.

If you have problems logging in to Sora, please contact Amira Youssef in the tech department: ayoussef@cacegypt.org.

 

Josianne Fitzgerald
MHS Head Librarian

 

 

 

 

Our winners for the Great Global Get Out have been announced! We would like to particularly highlight our student runners and say congrats to them. You will notice that our youngest runner was Thomas Friar, age 8 and our Rising Star Runner was Nayer Haggag! Congrats to all and good job with your hard work.

We hope everyone has had a chance to collect participation tote, but if you haven’t, please stop by there to get them starting next week during their normal hours!

PTO

Highro Glyphics Newsletter Week of May 20, 2021

CAC High School Principal’s Notes

Dear parents,

Some congratulations are in order this week:

Congratulations to all the award winners from our annual Recognition Night Ceremony held on Monday.

Congratulations to our seniors, who finished the last of the 2021 IB exams today.

Congratulations to the Business students for rising to the challenge of this year’s Shark Tank.

Congratulations to our newest National Honor Society members, who will be formally inducted in a virtual ceremony on Wednesday (inductees are being notified today).

Congratulations to the junior Theory of Knowledge classes, who will hold their TOK Exhibition on Thursday afternoon.

Congratulations to all our students for their hard work throughout this challenging year.

Have a great weekend, and stay safe!

Principal’s Notes Highlights:

● Wellbeing Weekly Message
● Second Semester Exams
● Yearbook Orders
● Campus Lunch Announcement
● Skyward Gradebook
● Withdrawal Procedures

Wellbeing Weekly Message

This week’s message: Positive Engagement
What is flow? Discuss
When do you experience flow?
Share a time when you’ve felt like you’re ”in the zone”?

If you would like to share any activities or comments from this reflection, please email wellbeingreflections@cacegypt.org.

Wishing you a happy day,
PreK-12 Wellbeing Committee

Second Semester Exams

Second semester exam dates are May 31-June 1 for seniors (in non-IB/AP core courses) and June 2-7 for grades 9-11. The exam schedule is posted in the HS Morning Announcements.

ORDER YOUR HS YEARBOOK TODAY!

Dear HS Parents,

You can order your copy of the CAC 2020-21 HS Yearbook for the pre-sale price of 600 LE today. This pre-sale price ends June 1st. After June 1st, the HS Yearbook will be available for 650 LE. The HS Yearbook pick-up will be available during the last week of school. Make sure to bring in your cashier receipt to collect the book from our yearbook stand (Location TBD) as no cash payments will be accepted.

CAC Cashier’s working hours:
The cashier working hours will go back to the regular schedule; 7:45 am-12:00 p.m. and 2:00-3:45 pm.

Campus Lunch Announcement

Zentro, Sincerely V and Coffee Bean now available for pre-order via Spare.
CAC, in partnership with Spare Payments, provides a cashless system for these items.

The Spare system uses smart technology connected to a mobile application on which you will be able to recharge your son/daughter’s balance and set a limit for their spending. Accounts may be recharged via credit card in-app or with cash on campus at Booster Club and at CSA Maadi at Power Plant Store. Please find the stores working hours at the end of this letter.

The menu of pre-order items from Zentro and Sincerely V are available in the Spare app. To view the menu, click on “Online Store”. Zentro and Sincerely V have their menu available one week in advance. Orders for the same day are accepted till 7:30 AM.

Coffee Bean will also be available in the Spare app. To view the menu, click on “Online Store” in the app; then select the items you wish and purchase. Pre-purchase will be available 3 pm – 9 pm the day before pick up. Please note at this time, Coffee Bean will limit online selections to pre-ordered salads; other items may still be purchased on site using cash or with IDs linked to Spare.

If you still haven’t activated your Spare account, please follow the instructions here.

NOTE: Zentro and Sincerely V orders will be picked up from outside the HS Office. Coffee Bean orders will be picked up from the on-campus vendor.

*** Booster Club Working hours are Sunday to Thursday from 8:30-10:00 am and 1:30-2:45 pm except school holidays and during parent teacher conferences for all divisions.
*** Power Plant Store working hours are 8:00 AM till 5:00 PM every day.

Skyward Gradebook

Skyward gradebook is open for student and parent viewing. Students are encouraged to reach out to the teachers if they have questions about assignments.

Withdrawal Procedures

Moving on from CAC at the end of the year?

To help us with our planning for next year, and In order to prepare your records in time for your departure if you haven’t already done so, please use the link below to let us know if you are withdrawing from CAC at the end of this year.

https://www.cacegypt.org/index.php/cac-withdrawal-request

 

 

Jerry Duggan               Rachel McCall
                HS Principal                  HS Assistant Principal

 

Counseling Department Announcements

UK University Town Hall for CAC families: The University of Brighton, Tuesday, May 25th, 5:00 pm-5:45 pm.
Join CAC Counselors for a Virtual Town Hall meeting with Simon Morley from the University of Brighton in the UK. He is the International Recruitment Manager for EMEAA(Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Americas).
The University of Brighton is based on the south coast of England. The university offers undergraduate degrees in many subjects from accounting, architecture, engineering, journalism, medicine, nursing, paramedic science, pharmacy, physiotherapy, podiatry, social work and teaching. The emphasis is on putting learning into practice.
Simon will address the following:
-Why study in the UK?
-A general structure of what a fresher’s year looks like at a uni in the UK
-Brighton itself and studying with us- work placements, International community
-How to apply and UCAS
-Any questions you may want answered
The meeting will be held on Microsoft Teams from 5:00pm-5:45pm on Tuesday, May 25, 2021. If you are interested, please register here.
The link to the Microsoft Team meeting will be sent to all registered visitors by 4:00 pm on May 25th. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Claudia Bean at cbean@cacegypt.org.

Upcoming Virtual Events, Available Scholarships, and Summer Opportunities

See the CAC HS Counseling Resources Webpage to see upcoming virtual events, available scholarships, and summer opportunities: CAC HS Counseling Resources Webpage – Events

Appointment system: As usual, students can schedule appointments with counselors from the QR codes posted around campus.

 

Claudia Bean, Kasey Semler, Cameron Simon
HS Counseling

General Announcements

Moving on from CAC at the end of the year?

To help us with our planning for next year, and In order to prepare your records in time for your departure if you haven’t already done so, please use the link below to let us know if you are withdrawing from CAC at the end of this year.

https://www.cacegypt.org/index.php/cac-withdrawal-request

Thank you

Registrar’s Office

 

Student Physical Requests for 2021/22

Dear Parents,

If your student will be entering grades 3,6 or 9 next school year, we ask that he/she is seen and examined by a doctor, and a physical form completed and sent to the health office on or before the first day of school in August.
We are more than happy to accept early completed physicals as of now, either by email or hand-delivered to security at the front gate.

https://www.cacegypt.org/PDF/Student_Physician_form.pdf

Best regards,

Nagla and Claire
CAC Health Office

 

End of year dates for the CAC Libraries

Mark your calendars with these dates for the CAC libraries:
• May 26 – all library materials due
• May 29 (Saturday) – summer checkout starts
• June 3 – grade 6 and 7 class novels books due

Summer checkout is for returning families who have a cleared library account. You must return all of your library books to check out for summer. Each patron may check out up to 25 books. 5 DVDs per family checked out to one parent.

Saturday, May 29 and Saturday, June 5, the libraries will extend their opening hours from 10 am to 4 pm. You must book a 30-minute appointment via the student dashboard to come to the library. Please note that Saturday appointments are made available a week in advance only.

To book an appointment, log in to the CAC website and look for “CAC Campus Facilities Online Appointment.” Follow the prompts to choose a 30-minute slot. If you have trouble logging in to the CAC website, please contact mabdelhady@cacegypt.org.

 

Josianne Fitzgerald
MHS Head Librarian

 

IMatter NEW TOYS! Campaign to support Al Nas Hospital 

UPDATE! IMATTER extended the deadline to Sunday, May 23. Find us every day from 11:05 – 11:45 in front of the HS Office and the front gate area. We also want to include kind words or cute drawings to send along with the toys. Please bring your cards to our tables.

You can buy a bracelet for 100 LE, donate new toys, donate cash or do ALL!

IMatteris an initiative that started in 2014 by one of our students to support the Syrian refugees back then. IMATTER is now back to support children at AL NAS HospitaL as they give them new toys the night before they get into operations.

Click below to know more about Al Nas Hospital:
Web.Site: https://alnas-hospital.com/about-us
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/alnashospitaleg

For more information, please contact:
Ereeny Gawdat
Service – Learning coordinator
Egergess@cacegypt.org

Ereeny Gawdat
Service Learning Coordinator

CAC Private Swim Lessons
Friday & Saturday Mornings 8am-10am
30 min sessions- 200LE per session

Custom sessions for your needs.
For all ages and skill levels.

Contact the CAC Aquatics office for more details.
bcoles@cacegypt.org

Aquatics Office

 

PTO Monthly Meeting

Teachers! Parents! Administrators – you’re all already in the PTO, so join our monthly meeting in May! This is the last one of the year. We’ll chat about our end of the year items as well as discuss a few bits regarding the Great Global Get Out (GGGO) and a few other items.

Zoom Meeting Link:
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/87880395039?pwd=dHpqcjdvOEwrcUdXKzROTGhIaXVhZz09

Meeting ID: 878 8039 5039
Passcode: 254113

The Great Global Get Out continues through the weekend (May 13-22). Finish your distance you signed up and post/submit your photos for participation! Remember to go fill out the “Race Completion Form” after you finish: https://cacegypt.org/index.php/great-global-get-out

Also, if you have not received/picked up your cool GGGO tote, you can get them from the CSA table on Thursdays from 9am-1pm next week or from the Spirit Store starting on Sunday (May 23).

Hot off the press! Stop by our last CSA table for the year next week on Thursday from 9am-1pm to get your CAC PTO Desk Calendar and/or Weekly Planner for next year (2021-2022)! 150LE each. Also available at the Booster Club Spirit Store! They look fabulous thanks to our graphics designer guru, Sara Salaheldin (also our PTO Secretary).

PTO

Highro Glyphics Newsletter Week of May 11, 2021

CAC High School Principal’s Notes

Dear parents,

Congratulations and thank you once again to all the performers and artists for a fantastic Spring Arts Festival, which concluded today.

Last Friday the Green Team undertook a community clean up, removing garbage from the streets and midans near school. It is always wonderful to see public-spirited students doing their part to make the community a better place.

We have much to look forward to in the week after the holiday, including our annual Recognition Night and Student Council Class Officer elections.

We hope your family enjoys a joyful and restful Eid El Fitr. Please continue to practice good mitigation: Avoid Crowds, Closed Spaces, and Close Conversations. Wear a Mask, Watch Your Distance, Wash Your Hands, and Work Together.

Have a great weekend, and stay safe!

Principal’s Notes Highlights:

● Wellbeing Weekly Message
● Eid El Fitr
● High School Recognition Night Virtual Ceremony
● Yearbook Orders
● Campus Lunch Announcement
● Skyward Gradebook
● Second Semester Exams
● Withdrawal Procedures

Wellbeing Weekly Message

This week’s message: Positive Engagement

Set stretch goals. What is one thing you will do this week that is both attainable and challenging?

Suggestions:
Get an A (or B, or C, depending on your skill level) on your next test.
Go to the gym and workout a little longer each day.

If you would like to share any activities or comments from this reflection, please email wellbeingreflections@cacegypt.org.

Wishing you a happy day,
PreK-12 Well-being Committee

Eid El Fitr

In celebration of Eid El Fitr, there will be no classes from May 12-16. Please enjoy a safe and relaxing holiday. Eid Mubarak!

High School Recognition Night Virtual Ceremony

The annual High School Recognition Ceremony will take place online May 17 at 7:00 pm. Recipients received invitations this week, but everyone is welcome to attend (virtually, of course). We will email a Webex link on the 17th. A program will be emailed to all students and parents shortly before the ceremony.

ORDER YOUR HS YEARBOOK TODAY!
Dear HS Parents,

You can order your copy of the CAC 2020-21 HS Yearbook for the pre-sale price of 600 LE today. This pre-sale price ends June 1st. After June 1st, the HS Yearbook will be available for 650 LE. The HS Yearbook pick-up will be available during the last week of school. Make sure to bring in your cashier receipt to collect the book from our yearbook stand (Location TBD) as no cash payments will be accepted.

CAC Cashier’s working hours:
The cashier working hours will go back to the regular schedule; 7:45 am-12:00 p.m. and 2:00-3:45 pm.

Campus Lunch Announcement

Zentro, Sincerely V and Coffee Bean now available for pre-order via Spare.
CAC, in partnership with Spare Payments, provides a cashless system for these items.

The Spare system uses smart technology connected to a mobile application on which you will be able to recharge your son/daughter’s balance and set a limit for their spending. Accounts may be recharged via credit card in-app or with cash on campus at Booster Club and at CSA Maadi at Power Plant Store. Please find the stores working hours at the end of this letter.

The menu of pre-order items from Zentro and Sincerely V are available in the Spare app. To view the menu, click on “Online Store”. Zentro and Sincerely V have their menu available one week in advance. Orders for the same day are accepted till 7:30 AM.

Coffee Bean will also be available in the Spare app. To view the menu, click on “Online Store” in the app; then select the items you wish and purchase. Pre-purchase will be available 3 pm – 9 pm the day before pick up. Please note at this time, Coffee Bean will limit online selections to pre-ordered salads; other items may still be purchased on site using cash or with IDs linked to Spare.

If you still haven’t activated your Spare account, please follow the instructions here.

NOTE: Zentro and Sincerely V orders will be picked up from outside the HS Office. Coffee Bean orders will be picked up from the on-campus vendor.

*** Booster Club Working hours are Sunday to Thursday from 8:30-10:00 am and 1:30-2:45 pm except school holidays and during parent teacher conferences for all divisions.
*** Power Plant Store working hours are 8:00 AM till 5:00 PM every day.

Skyward Gradebook

Skyward gradebook is open for student and parent viewing. Students are encouraged to reach out to the teachers if they have questions about assignments.

Second Semester Exams

Second semester exam dates are May 31-June 1 for seniors (in non-IB/AP core courses) and June 2-7 for grades 9-11. Please keep in mind while you plan your summer travels that seniors are able to depart after graduation and underclassmen after their final examination.

Withdrawal Procedures

Moving on from CAC at the end of the year?

To help us with our planning for next year, and In order to prepare your records in time for your departure if you haven’t already done so, please use the link below to let us know if you are withdrawing from CAC at the end of this year.

https://www.cacegypt.org/index.php/cac-withdrawal-request

 

 

Jerry Duggan               Rachel McCall
                HS Principal                  HS Assistant Principal

 

Counseling Department Announcements

Week of May 11

Grade 9:

Counselors will visit Grade 9 Study Halls on May 17th and 18th to discuss preparation for final exams. This will be the final Freshmen Seminar. There will be a student panel of upperclassmen to give their tips on ways to successfully prepare for the end of the semester. Students without a study hall or who are absent will be sent the information on the 19th.

Grades 9 and 10:

Student Ambassador Opportunity. Last week students were emailed about an opportunity to become a Student Ambassador for the 2021-2022 academic year. Student Ambassadors are an integral part of our school community, as they have the opportunity to represent CAC and serve as liaisons between the current school community, new students/families, and can help facilitate campus events. Students should refer to the email from Mr. Semler to learn more about how to apply. In order to become a student ambassador, students must apply by Wednesday, May 19, at 11:59pm.

Grades 10 and 11:

Virtual Town Hall Save the Date! Wednesday, May 19 at 5pm.
University of Calgary in Alberta (Canada) will be joining the CAC community for a Virtual Town Hall via Zoom next week. They will discuss UCalgary specifically and also talk about applying to Canada in general. If you are interested in attending this virtual event, please register using this google form. The link to the presentation will be sent to those who register, shortly prior to the event.

All Grades:

RAFT Leavers Lunch: Tuesday, May 18
Students leaving CAC at the end of this year will be receiving an invite to a brief lunch meeting with counselors. This is an opportunity to say farewell, receive a parting gift, and to talk about the process of transitioning to a new community after leaving CAC. Students should look out for an email from Mr. Simon which contains more information.

Upcoming Virtual Events, Available Scholarships, and Summer Opportunities
See the CAC HS Counseling Resources Webpage to see upcoming virtual events, available scholarships, and summer opportunities: CAC HS Counseling Resources Webpage – Events

Appointment system: As usual, students can schedule appointments with counselors from the QR codes posted around campus.

Claudia Bean, Kasey Semler, Cameron Simon
HS Counseling

General Announcements

Moving on from CAC at the end of the year?

To help us with our planning for next year, and In order to prepare your records in time for your departure if you haven’t already done so, please use the link below to let us know if you are withdrawing from CAC at the end of this year.

https://www.cacegypt.org/index.php/cac-withdrawal-request

Thank you

Registrar’s Office

 

Student Physical Requests for 2021/22

Dear Parents,

If your student will be entering grades 3,6 or 9 next school year, we ask that he/she is seen and examined by a doctor, and a physical form completed and sent to the health office on or before the first day of school in August.
We are more than happy to accept early completed physicals as of now, either by email or hand-delivered to security at the front gate.

https://www.cacegypt.org/PDF/Student_Physician_form.pdf

Best regards,

Nagla and Claire
CAC Health Office

 

Transportation Office Announcement

After School Activities 4:20 p.m. buses are suspended till further notice due to the Covid 19 situation.

Transportation Office

 

End of year dates for the CAC Libraries

Mark your calendars with these dates for the CAC libraries:
• May 26 – all library materials due
• May 29 (Saturday) – summer checkout starts
• June 3 – grade 6 and 7 class novels books due

Summer checkout is for returning families who have a cleared library account. Each patron may check out up to 25 books. 5 DVDs per family checked out to one parent.

Saturday, May 29 and Saturday, June 5, the libraries will extend their opening hours from 10 am to 4 pm. You must book a 30-minute appointment via the student dashboard to come to the library.

To book an appointment, log in to the CAC website and look for “CAC Campus Facilities Online Appointment.” Follow the prompts to choose a 30-minute slot. If you have trouble logging in to the CAC website, please contact mabdelhady@cacegypt.org.

Josianne Fitzgerald
MHS Head Librarian

 

IMatter NEW TOYS! Campaign to support Al Nas Hospital 

UPDATE! IMATTER extended the deadline to Sunday, May 23. Find us every day from 11:05 – 11:45 in front of the HS Office and the front gate area. We also want to include kind words or cute drawings to send along with the toys. Please bring your cards to our tables.

You can buy a bracelet for 100 LE, donate new toys, donate cash or do ALL!

IMatteris an initiative that started in 2014 by one of our students to support the Syrian refugees back then. IMATTER is now back to support children at AL NAS HospitaL as they give them new toys the night before they get into operations.

Click below to know more about Al Nas Hospital:
Web.Site: https://alnas-hospital.com/about-us
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/alnashospitaleg

For more information, please contact:
Ereeny Gawdat
Service – Learning coordinator
Egergess@cacegypt.org

Ereeny Gawdat
Service Learning Coordinator

CAC Private Swim Lessons
Friday & Saturday Mornings 8am-10am
30 min sessions- 200LE per session

Custom sessions for your needs.
For all ages and skill levels.

Contact the CAC Aquatics office for more details.
bcoles@cacegypt.org

Aquatics Office

 

Let’s GGGO! For the ENTIRE PTO Community! Folks are registering so don’t miss out on this RACE. It’s simple: sign-up, run/walk from anywhere over the 10 days, log your/your team’s miles on your own, report when you’re done! Voilà!

Come up with a fun team name that represents your country (teams can be international too)! 100LE registration fee gets you a really cute tote as a participation gift. Drop your registration money at out PTO table at CSA, Spirit Store, or at the CAC main entry gate dropbox.

And take a look at some of our sponsors. Free 2 nights stay at Kempinski Nile (downtown), vouchers from Hair & Flare, CSA Gym Memberships, plants from Mashtal, pampering from Inaya, free tennis lessons from Tyche Tennis, fitness coaching from La’K Renee, foodie fun to include Fyngan coffee, Be Good Today, Foody, fruit/veg basket from Tanboul, family meals from Sincerely V, and school spirit swag from our own Booster Club Spirit Store!

Link to all things GGGO: https://cacegypt.org/index.php/great-global-get-out

PTO

Highro Glyphics Newsletter Week of May 6, 2021

CAC High School Principal’s Notes

Dear parents,

It was another short week, but another busy one. The Spring Arts Festival continued with some delightful performances from Middle and High School students. IB exams also continued, with the largest group (from all the math courses) taking tests today and tomorrow. For her CAS project, a student began selling bracelets, raising money to buy toys for children at Al Nas Hospital. The newly elected Student Council Executive Officers began making plans for the remainder of the year. The students worked hard on their projects, looking to finish strong.

The uptick in COVID cases in Egypt serves to remind us all that we need to remain vigilant about mitigation measures. Please make sure your family does your part to keep our community safe: Avoid Crowds, Closed Spaces, and Close Conversations. Wear a Mask, Watch Your Distance, Wash Your Hands, and Work Together.

Have a great weekend, and stay safe!

Principal’s Notes Highlights:

● Wellbeing Weekly Message
● Eid El Fitr
● Yearbook Preliminary Orders
● Ramadan Kareem!
● Campus Lunch Announcement
● Skyward Gradebook
● Second Semester Exams
● Withdrawal Procedures

Wellbeing Weekly Message

This week’s message: Positive Engagement

Set stretch goals. What is one thing you will do this week that is both attainable and challenging?

Suggestions:
Get an A (or B, or C, depending on your skill level) on your next test.
Go to the gym and workout a little longer each day.

If you would like to share any activities or comments from this reflection, please email wellbeingreflections@cacegypt.org.

Wishing you a happy day,
PreK-12 Well-being Committee

Eid El Fitr

In celebration of Eid El Fitr, there will be no classes from May 12-16. Please enjoy a safe and relaxing holiday. Eid Mubarak!

Yearbook Preliminary Orders

Please note that we need to know in advance who is interested in purchasing the Yearbook. According to your responses and show of interest, we will be able to get a quotation on the price. Please fill out the form below including the student’s full name, grade and # of yearbooks to be ordered.

Click here to go to the HS Yearbook Preliminary Pre-Order Form

Please note that this is a preliminary form and presents no commitment to purchase.

Extended Deadline for submitting this form is 3:00 pm on Tuesday, May 11.

You will be receiving the final form with the quoted price per yearbook soon. Parents who will fill out that form will be committed to purchase the 2020/21 Yearbook.

Ramadan Kareem!

Our students continue their hard work, many doing so with the added challenge and sacrifice of a daily fast. We have added more tents to the lawn for students to have shade. The trees over the HS Garden are blooming, and budding leaves are providing some much needed shade.
Please see the morning announcements for information about places students can go to rest or pray during school hours.

Campus Lunch Announcement

Zentro, Sincerely V and Coffee Bean now available for pre-order via Spare.
CAC, in partnership with Spare Payments, provides a cashless system for these items.

The Spare system uses smart technology connected to a mobile application on which you will be able to recharge your son/daughter’s balance and set a limit for their spending. Accounts may be recharged via credit card in-app or with cash on campus at Booster Club and at CSA Maadi at Power Plant Store. Please find the stores working hours at the end of this letter.

The menu of pre-order items from Zentro and Sincerely V are available in the Spare app. To view the menu, click on “Online Store”. Zentro and Sincerely V have their menu available one week in advance. Orders for the same day are accepted till 7:30 AM.

Coffee Bean will also be available in the Spare app. To view the menu, click on “Online Store” in the app; then select the items you wish and purchase. Pre-purchase will be available 3 pm – 9 pm the day before pick up. Please note at this time, Coffee Bean will limit online selections to pre-ordered salads; other items may still be purchased on site using cash or with IDs linked to Spare.

If you still haven’t activated your Spare account, please follow the instructions here.

NOTE: Zentro and Sincerely V orders will be picked up from outside the HS Office. Coffee Bean orders will be picked up from the on-campus vendor.

*** Booster Club Working hours are Sunday to Thursday from 8:30-10:00 am and 1:30-2:45 pm except school holidays and during parent teacher conferences for all divisions.
*** Power Plant Store working hours are 8:00 AM till 5:00 PM every day.

Skyward Gradebook

Skyward gradebook is open for student and parent viewing. Students are encouraged to reach out to the teachers if they have questions about assignments.

Second Semester Exams

Second semester exam dates are May 31-June 1 for seniors (in non-IB/AP core courses) and June 2-7 for grades 9-11. Please keep in mind while you plan your summer travels that seniors are able to depart after graduation and underclassmen after their final examination.

Withdrawal Procedures

Moving on from CAC at the end of the year?

To help us with our planning for next year, and In order to prepare your records in time for your departure if you haven’t already done so, please use the link below to let us know if you are withdrawing from CAC at the end of this year.

https://www.cacegypt.org/index.php/cac-withdrawal-request

 

 

Jerry Duggan               Rachel McCall
                HS Principal                  HS Assistant Principal

 

Counseling Department Announcements

Grades 9 and 10:

Student Ambassador Opportunity. This week students were emailed about an opportunity to become a Student Ambassador for the 2021-2022 academic year. Student Ambassadors are an integral part of our school community, as they have the opportunity to represent CAC and serve as liaisons between the current school community, new students/families, and can help facilitate campus events. Students should refer to the email from Mr. Semler to learn more about how to apply. In order to become a student ambassador, students must apply by Wednesday, May 19, at 11:59pm.

All Grades:

Upcoming Virtual Events, Available Scholarships, and Summer Opportunities

See the CAC HS Counseling Resources Webpage to see upcoming virtual events, available scholarships, and summer opportunities: CAC HS Counseling Resources Webpage – Events

Appointment system: As usual, students can schedule appointments with counselors from the QR codes posted around campus.

Claudia Bean, Kasey Semler, Cameron Simon
HS Counseling

General Announcements

Moving on from CAC at the end of the year?

To help us with our planning for next year, and In order to prepare your records in time for your departure if you haven’t already done so, please use the link below to let us know if you are withdrawing from CAC at the end of this year.

https://www.cacegypt.org/index.php/cac-withdrawal-request

Thank you

Registrar’s Office

 

Student Physical Requests for 2021/22

Dear Parents,

If your student will be entering grades 3,6 or 9 next school year, we ask that he/she is seen and examined by a doctor, and a physical form completed and sent to the health office on or before the first day of school in August.
We are more than happy to accept early completed physicals as of now, either by email or hand-delivered to security at the front gate.

https://www.cacegypt.org/PDF/Student_Physician_form.pdf

Best regards,

Nagla and Claire
CAC Health Office

 

2021/22 Detailed Calendar

• 2021/22 detailed calendar is now available online (on the dashboard).

Activities Office

 

Transportation Office Announcement

After School Activities 4:20 p.m. buses are suspended till further notice due to the Covid 19 situation.

Transportation Office

 

IMatter NewToys Campaign to support Al Nas Hospital

IMATTER is an initiative that started in 2014 by one of our students to support the Syrian refugees back then. IMATTER is now back to support children at AL NAS Hospital as they give them new toys the night before they get into operations.

Buy a bracelet for 100 LE, donate new toys, donate cash or do ALL! Stop by our table from 11:05 – 11:50.

Click below to know more about Al Nas Hospital:
Web. Site: https://alnas-hospital.com/about-us
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/alnashospitaleg

Ereeny Gawdat
Service Learning Coordinator

Spring Arts Festival

CAC Fine arts department is proud to present “Spring Arts Festival” running from April 25th to May 11th. Come out and enjoy Live music, Drama performances, and browse the art displays every day at lunch time on and around the MS/HS Lawn.

CAC Fine Arts Department

 

End of year dates for the CAC Libraries

Mark your calendars with these dates for the CAC libraries:
• May 26 – all library materials due
• May 29 (Saturday) – summer checkout starts
• June 3 – grade 6 and 7 class novels books due

Summer checkout is for returning families who have a cleared library account. Each patron may check out up to 25 books. 5 DVDs per family checked out to one parent.

Saturday, May 29 and Saturday, June 5, the libraries will extend their opening hours from 10 am to 4 pm. You must book a 30-minute appointment via the student dashboard as we have been requiring all year.

No curbside delivery of books this year without exception.

Josianne Fitzgerald
MHS Head Librarian

CAC Private Swim Lessons
Friday & Saturday Mornings 8am-10am
30 min sessions- 200LE per session

Custom sessions for your needs.
For all ages and skill levels.

Contact the CAC Aquatics office for more details.
bcoles@cacegypt.org

Aquatics Office

 

 

Let’s GGGO! For the ENTIRE PTO Community! Folks are registering so don’t miss out on this RACE. It’s simple: sign-up, run/walk from anywhere over the 10 days, log your/your team’s miles on your own, report when you’re done! Voilà!

Come up with a fun team name that represents your country (teams can be international too)! 100LE registration fee gets you a really cute tote as a participation gift. Drop your registration money at out PTO table at CSA, Spirit Store, or at the CAC main entry gate dropbox.

And take a look at some of our sponsors. Free 2 nights stay at Kempinski Nile (downtown), vouchers from Hair & Flare, CSA Gym Memberships, plants from Mashtal, pampering from Inaya, free tennis lessons from Tyche Tennis, fitness coaching from La’K Renee, foodie fun to include Fyngan coffee, Be Good Today, Foody, fruit/veg basket from Tanboul, family meals from Sincerely V, and school spirit swag from our own Booster Club Spirit Store!

Link to all things GGGO: https://cacegypt.org/index.php/great-global-get-out

PTO

Highro Glyphics Newsletter Week of April 28, 2021

CAC High School Principal’s Notes

Dear parents,

Today was the last regular school day for seniors before the start of IB Exams. They celebrated with a (mitigated) water fight in the afternoon. They managed to give yours truly a thorough soaking–it was actually quite refreshing! These students certainly deserved to have such a catharsis after the challenges they have faced and overcome the last 13 months. We wish them well on their exams.

This week the Spring Arts Festival swung into action, with delightful musical performances on the Middle School lawn during lunches. Visual arts students are displaying their work outside the High School Office. The festival will continue next week.

Executive Student Council election speeches were held today. Whatever the outcome, we are certain to have excellent student leadership next year. Good luck to all the candidates.

Have a wonderful long weekend, and stay safe!

Principal’s Notes Highlights:

● Upcoming Holidays
● IB Exams Begin
● Wellbeing Weekly Message
● Yearbook Preliminary Orders
● Ramadan Kareem!
● Campus Lunch Announcement
● Skyward Gradebook
● Second Semester Exams
● Withdrawal Procedures

Upcoming Holidays

In recognition of various holidays, there will be no classes on April 29, May 2, and May 3. Classes resume May 4, beginning with Block E.

IB Exams Begin

IB exams begin tomorrow (exams run Monday-Friday, even with holidays). Good luck to our seniors as they complete the last stages of this rigorous academic journey! We are very proud of them!

Wellbeing Weekly Message

This week’s message: Positive Relationships
Watch and discuss this video with students.

What differences do they notice between the responses of the green and blue characters in trying to console the purple one?
If you would like to share any activities or comments from this reflection, please email wellbeingreflections@cacegypt.org.

Wishing you a happy day,
PreK-12 Wellbeing Committee

Yearbook Preliminary Orders

Please note that we need to know in advance who is interested in purchasing the Yearbook. According to your responses and show of interest, we will be able to get a quotation on the price. Please fill out the form below including the student’s full name, grade and # of yearbooks to be ordered.

Click here to go to the HS Yearbook Preliminary Pre-Order Form

Please note that this is a preliminary form and presents no commitment to purchase. The deadline for submitting this form is 3:00 pm on Friday, April 30.

You will be receiving the final form with the quoted price per yearbook soon. Parents who will fill out that form will be committed to purchase the 2020/21 Yearbook.

Ramadan Kareem!

Our students continue their hard work, many doing so with the added challenge and sacrifice of a daily fast. We have added more tents to the lawn for students to have shade. Please see the morning announcements for information about places students can go to rest or pray during school hours.

Campus Lunch Announcement

Zentro, Sincerely V and Coffee Bean now available for pre-order via Spare.
CAC, in partnership with Spare Payments, provides a cashless system for these items.

The Spare system uses smart technology connected to a mobile application on which you will be able to recharge your son/daughter’s balance and set a limit for their spending. Accounts may be recharged via credit card in-app or with cash on campus at Booster Club and at CSA Maadi at Power Plant Store. Please find the stores working hours at the end of this letter.

The menu of pre-order items from Zentro and Sincerely V are available in the Spare app. To view the menu, click on “Online Store”. Zentro and Sincerely V have their menu available one week in advance. Orders for the same day are accepted till 7:30 AM.

Coffee Bean will also be available in the Spare app. To view the menu, click on “Online Store” in the app; then select the items you wish and purchase. Pre-purchase will be available 3 pm – 9 pm the day before pick up. Please note at this time, Coffee Bean will limit online selections to pre-ordered salads; other items may still be purchased on site using cash or with IDs linked to Spare.

If you still haven’t activated your Spare account, please follow the instructions here.

NOTE: Zentro and Sincerely V orders will be picked up from outside the HS Office. Coffee Bean orders will be picked up from the on-campus vendor.

*** Booster Club Working hours are Sunday to Thursday from 8:30-10:00 am and 1:30-2:45 pm except school holidays and during parent teacher conferences for all divisions.
*** Power Plant Store working hours are 8:00 AM till 5:00 PM every day.

Skyward Gradebook

Skyward gradebook is open for student and parent viewing. Students are encouraged to reach out to the teachers if they have questions about assignments.

Second Semester Exams

Second semester exam dates are May 31 – June 1 for seniors (in non-IB/AP core courses) and June 2-7 for grades 9-11. Please keep in mind while you plan your summer travels that seniors are able to depart after graduation and underclassmen after their final examination.

Withdrawal Procedures

Moving on from CAC at the end of the year?

We are in the process of finalizing plans for the next school year. If you already know that you will be moving on from CAC at the end of this year, it would be much appreciated if you could let us know at this time. You can use the link below as a withdrawal notification.

https://www.cacegypt.org/index.php/cac-withdrawal-request

 

Jerry Duggan               Rachel McCall
                HS Principal                  HS Assistant Principal

 

Counseling Department Announcements

Juniors:

Teacher Letters of Recommendation: The majority of students will be in need of an academic recommendation(s) for university applications. This is a reminder for Class of 2022 students to request letters of recommendation from teachers by May 5, by following the instructions sent by Mr. Simon. Students should contact their counselor if they have any questions or concerns.

All Grades:

Counseling resources in the MHS library:
See this link for the counseling resources housed in the MHS library that are useful for both students and parents. Topics include teen health and wellness, mental health, third culture kids, parenting, self-help and college resources.

Covid-19 Anxiety Handbook: This is a challenging time for all of us, so we want you to have some helpful resources on hand as you deal with these unusual times. This workbook contains tips, reminders, and resources for self-care and wellness. Please click on this link to view the handbook that may be helpful for your student.

Upcoming Virtual Events & Opportunities

NACAC College Fair. Sunday, May 2, 2021 at 7:00PM Cairo time. Over 600 colleges in attendance. Register and learn more here.

What you can do this summer to prepare for applying next year. Thursday, May 6 at 4:00PM. “Columbia College Chicago is partnering with Connecticut College, Gettysburg College, Lakehead University, and the University of New Haven to bring students a series of quick 30-minute presentations that might help them in their quest to find the best fit university in North America.” Register here.
*these events are not facilitated by CAC*

Other Upcoming Virtual Events, Available Scholarships, and Summer Opportunities
See the CAC HS Counseling Resources Webpage to see upcoming virtual events, available scholarships, and summer opportunities: CAC HS Counseling Resources Webpage – Events

Appointment system: As usual, students can schedule appointments with counselors from the QR codes posted around campus.

Claudia Bean, Kasey Semler, Cameron Simon
HS Counseling

General Announcements

2021/22 Detailed Calendar

• 2021/22 detailed calendar is now available online (on the dashboard).

Activities Office

 

Student Physical Requests for 2021/22

Dear Parents,

If your student will be entering grades 3,6 or 9 next school year, we ask that he/she is seen and examined by a doctor, and a physical form completed and sent to the health office on or before the first day of school in August.
We are more than happy to accept early completed physicals as of now, either by email or hand-delivered to security at the front gate.

https://www.cacegypt.org/PDF/Student_Physician_form.pdf

Best regards,

Nagla and Claire
CAC Health Office

 

Moving on from CAC at the end of the year?

We are in the process of finalizing plans for the next school year. If you already know that you will be moving on from CAC at the end of this year it would be much appreciated if you could let us know at this time. You can use the link below as a withdrawal notification.

https://www.cacegypt.org/index.php/cac-withdrawal-request

Thank you

Registrar’s office

 

Transportation Office Announcement

After School Activities 4:20 p.m. buses are suspended till further notice due to the Covid 19 situation.

Transportation Office

 

Spring Arts Festival

CAC Fine arts department is proud to present “Spring Arts Festival” running from April 25th to May 11th. Come out and enjoy Live music, Drama performances, and browse the art displays every day at lunch time on and around the MS/HS Lawn.

CAC Fine Arts Department

 

CAC Libraries Open Saturdays in May

The libraries will be open on May 8, 22, and 29. Here is a document with all the open Saturdays for the year. These dates will apply even if the government changes the dates of the national holidays.

Summer checkouts

All library materials are due back on May 26. Students will start summer checkout on June 1, provided they are returning in August and have cleared their library accounts.

Parents can check out for the summer on May 29 and June 5. The library hours on those two Saturdays will be from 10 to 4 pm, by appointment as has been the case all year. Same conditions apply to parents: must be returning in August and must have a cleared library account. No Saturday check out will be allowed for students with outstanding materials, and the person checking out must be physically present to do so.

Sora is open 24/7

Our ebook and digital audiobook library is open 24/7 to our CAC parents, students, faculty and staff. Download the Sora app, find our school by typing “Cairo American College” and use your CAC single sign on to log in. Books are checked out for 2 weeks and automatically returned so you never have to worry about overdues.

Tutorial for accessing Sora is here. When you are asked for your Follett account, use the CAC single sign on.

If you have trouble with your CAC single sign when logging into Sora, please contact Ms. Amira Youssef, ayoussef@cacegypt.org.

Josianne Fitzgerald
MHS Head Librarian

CAC Private Swim Lessons
Friday & Saturday Mornings 8am-10am
30 min sessions- 200LE per session

Custom sessions for your needs.
For all ages and skill levels.

Contact the CAC Aquatics office for more details.
bcoles@cacegypt.org

Aquatics Office

 

Booster Club 2021 Art Contest Winners

The Booster Club is happy to announce the winners of the 2021 Art Contest. Congratulations to the winners and thank you to all who participated this year! Please come to the Spirit Store to collect your prizes!

**All participants will get a Certificate of Participation – please come and get yours at the Spirit Store!** Store Hours: 8:30-10, 1:30-2:45

PHOTO CONTEST “Fly Like an Eagle”

4-8 YEAR OLDS: **There were no entries in this age category

9-13 YEAR OLDS:
1st – Zoe Dunlop
2nd – Adison Fuser
3rd – Clara Strasser

14-18 YEAR OLDS:
1st – Andreina Fitzgerald
2nd – Dewi Hollema
3rd – Eric Koo

CAC Spirit Wear T-SHIRT Contest

4-8 YEAR OLDS:
1st – Jiwoo Min
2nd – Nayeli Roithner
3rd – Casey Parnell

9-13 YEAR OLDS:
1st – Dominic Lawrence
2nd – Julian Ortega
3rd – Chiara Lynn Roithner

14-18 YEAR OLDS:
1st – Han Lee
2nd – Sarah Olson
3rd – Samantha Millward

Booster Club

 

Ready, Set, G-G-G-O! CAC’s Great Global Get Out!
As we all know, PTO was not able to put on the International (Foodie) Festival this year due to the pandemic. So…we’re flipping this around to still CELEBRATE CAC’S INTERNATIONALISM with a community-wide (virtual) race!
Pick your distance and represent your Home Country as a Team or Individual and enter our challenge! You’ll be able to register as a family team, group of friends, or individual! Note that teams can be international also – for example, one team can have members from a variety of countries…just make the name reflect your group! Win by finishing first or check out some of our other categories, like…
Registration goes LIVE over the long weekend, so go sign-up here: https://cacegypt.org/index.php/great-global-get-out
(pssst…we’ve got some really impressive sponsored prizes for winners too, like a free stay at Kempinski downtown, family meal from Sincerely V, food and fruit/veg baskets, Fyngan coffee, CSA Reps gym membership, fitness instructor lessons, and more!)

Virtual Art Auction

Our Virtual Art Auction (in lieu of the gala auction) goes LIVE TODAY until MAY 1st! We’ve got beautiful works of art from very talented professional artists Amy Shoukry and Miriam Hathout. See full bios on CAC PTO Blog and FB page!

Click on the link to look at the items and BID on them until 11:59pm on May 1st:
https://www.cacegypt.org/index.php/gala-auction/category/12-art-pieces

 

PTO

Highro Glyphics Newsletter Week of April 22, 2021

CAC High School Principal’s Notes

Dear parents,

Congratulations to all who were involved in the production of the HS Musical, The Theory of Relativity, which was presented on video to limited audiences in the theater this week. Our students demonstrated ingenuity, creativity, and resilience in putting together a remarkable production. Kudos to Mr. Lazar, Mr. McCuaig, and the entire student theater company for their fantastic work!

Congratulations also to our students who have been competing in the virtual NESDA Speech and Debate tournament. Good luck to all those who advanced to the elimination rounds! Thanks to Mr. Lindstrom and Mr. Bryans for their hard work as coaches and as tournament hosts.

The Spring Arts Festival begins next week and runs through May 11. There will be art displays and lunchtime musical performances spread throughout the campus.

The first IB exams begin Thursday, April 29. Good luck to all who are taking exams, and congratulations to our IB Diploma candidates on reaching the last stage of their rigorous, two-year academic journey.

All of these events demonstrate how our students have persevered in the face of adversity throughout this year. The circumstances of that adversity haven’t changed, so thank you for continuing to fight this pandemic and keep our school open through smart choices and actions: Wear a Mask, Watch Your Distance, Wash Your Hands, Work Together.

Stay safe!

Principal’s Notes Highlights:

• Sinai Liberation Day Moved
• IB Exams Update
• Wellbeing Weekly Message
• NESA Parents and Partners 2.0 Webinars
• Yearbook Preliminary Orders
• Ramadan Kareem!
• Campus Lunch Announcement
• Skyward Gradebook
• Second Semester Exams
• Withdrawal Procedures

Sinai Liberation Day Moved

The Sinai Liberation Day Holiday has been moved to Thursday, April 29. There will be no school April 29. We will hold classes on Sunday, April 25 as normal, starting with Block G.

IB Exams

The International Baccalaureate has confirmed that schools in Egypt will administer exams in May as planned, with the first exams scheduled for April 29. Students in Year 2 IB classes should plan to attend those classes through April 28. Today parents are receiving an email with more information from Mr. Williams.

Wellbeing Weekly Message

This week’s weekly message: Positive Engagement
Find flexibility in your activities. Try to do one activity in a new way that fits how you think, learn or grow. What might it be?
Suggestions:
● Try a different form of exercise.
● Use a new study aid while doing homework (using notecards, or restating major topics in a drawing).

If you would like to share any activities or comments from this reflection, please email wellbeingreflections@cacegypt.org.

NESA Parents as Partners 2.0 Webinars

The final NESA webinar of this school year will take place Tuesday, April 27, from 4:00-5:00pm on the topic Promoting a Summer Stride, Diminishing the Summer Slide. You can register by clicking here. Webinar recordings, materials, and feedback forms are available here.

Yearbook Preliminary Orders

Please note that we need to know in advance who is interested in purchasing the Yearbook. According to your responses and show of interest, we will be able to get a quotation on the price. Please fill out the form below including the student’s full name, grade and # of yearbooks to be ordered.

Click here to go to the HS Yearbook Preliminary Pre-Order Form

Please note that this is a preliminary form and presents no commitment to purchase. The deadline for submitting this form is 3:00 pm on Friday, April 30.

You will be receiving the final form with the quoted price per yearbook soon. Parents who will fill out that form will be committed to purchase the 2020/21 Yearbook.

Ramadan Kareem!

Our students continue their hard work, many doing so with the added challenge and sacrifice of a daily fast. We have added more tents to the lawn for students to have shade. Please see the morning announcements for information about places students can go to rest or pray during school hours.

Campus Lunch Announcement

Zentro, Sincerely V and Coffee Bean now available for pre-order via Spare.
CAC, in partnership with Spare Payments, provides a cashless system for these items.

The Spare system uses smart technology connected to a mobile application on which you will be able to recharge your son/daughter’s balance and set a limit for their spending. Accounts may be recharged via credit card in-app or with cash on campus at Booster Club and at CSA Maadi at Power Plant Store. Please find the stores working hours at the end of this letter.

The menu of pre-order items from Zentro and Sincerely V are available in the Spare app. To view the menu, click on “Online Store”. Zentro and Sincerely V have their menu available one week in advance. Orders for the same day are accepted till 7:30 AM.

Coffee Bean will also be available in the Spare app. To view the menu, click on “Online Store” in the app; then select the items you wish and purchase. Pre-purchase will be available 3 pm – 9 pm the day before pick up. Please note at this time, Coffee Bean will limit online selections to pre-ordered salads; other items may still be purchased on site using cash or with IDs linked to Spare.

If you still haven’t activated your Spare account, please follow the instructions here.

NOTE: Zentro and Sincerely V orders will be picked up from outside the HS Office. Coffee Bean orders will be picked up from the on-campus vendor.

*** Booster Club Working hours are Sunday to Thursday from 8:30-10:00 am and 1:30-2:45 pm except school holidays and during parent teacher conferences for all divisions.
*** Power Plant Store working hours are 8:00 AM till 5:00 PM every day.

Skyward Gradebook

Skyward gradebook is open for student and parent viewing. Students are encouraged to reach out to the teachers if they have questions about assignments.

Second Semester Exams

Second semester exam dates are May 31 – June 1 for seniors (in non-IB/AP core courses) and June 2-7 for grades 9-11. Please keep in mind while you plan your summer travels that seniors are able to depart after graduation and underclassmen after their final examination.

Withdrawal Procedures

Moving on from CAC at the end of the year?

We are in the process of finalizing plans for the next school year. If you already know that you will be moving on from CAC at the end of this year, it would be much appreciated if you could let us know at this time. You can use the link below as a withdrawal notification.

https://www.cacegypt.org/index.php/cac-withdrawal-request

Jerry Duggan               Rachel McCall
                HS Principal                  HS Assistant Principal

 

Counseling Department Announcements

Juniors:

Teacher Letters of Recommendation: The majority of students will be in need of an academic recommendation(s) for university applications. This is a reminder for Class of 2022 students to request letters of recommendation from teachers by May 5, by following the instructions sent by Mr. Simon. Students should contact their counselor if they have any questions or concerns.

All Grades:

Counseling resources in the MHS library:
See this link for the counseling resources housed in the MHS library that are useful for both students and parents. Topics include teen health and wellness, mental health, third culture kids, parenting, self-help and college resources.

Covid-19 Anxiety Handbook: This is a challenging time for all of us, so we want you to have some helpful resources on hand as you deal with these unusual times. This workbook contains tips, reminders, and resources for self-care and wellness. Please click on this link to view the handbook that may be helpful for your student.

Upcoming Virtual Events & Opportunities

Palms to Peaks: Study in USA. Wednesday, April 28 at 3:00PM. “California Lutheran University, the University of Denver, the University of Florida, the University of Vermont, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison are joining together to give students, parents, and counselors introductions to our schools in a 5-for-5 format: each institution will spend 5 minutes telling you what makes their campuses great places to live and to learn, followed by answering your questions.” Register here.

What you can do this summer to prepare for applying next year. Thursday, May 6 at 4:00PM. “Columbia College Chicago is partnering with Connecticut College, Gettysburg College, Lakehead University, and the University of New Haven to bring students a series of quick 30-minute presentations that might help them in their quest to find the best fit university in North America.” Register here.
*these events are not facilitated by CAC*

Other Upcoming Virtual Events, Available Scholarships, and Summer Opportunities
See the CAC HS Counseling Resources Webpage to see upcoming virtual events, available scholarships, and summer opportunities: CAC HS Counseling Resources Webpage – Events

Appointment system: As usual, students can schedule appointments with counselors from the QR codes posted around campus.

Claudia Bean, Kasey Semler, Cameron Simon
HS Counseling

General Announcements

Student Physical Requests for 2021/22

Dear Parents,

If your student will be entering grades 3,6 or 9 next school year, we ask that he/she is seen and examined by a doctor, and a physical form completed and sent to the health office on or before the first day of school in August.
We are more than happy to accept early completed physicals as of now, either by email or hand-delivered to security at the front gate.

https://www.cacegypt.org/PDF/Student_Physician_form.pdf

Best regards,

Nagla and Claire
CAC Health Office

 

Moving on from CAC at the end of the year?

We are in the process of finalizing plans for the next school year. If you already know that you will be moving on from CAC at the end of this year it would be much appreciated if you could let us know at this time. You can use the link below as a withdrawal notification.

https://www.cacegypt.org/index.php/cac-withdrawal-request

Thank you

Registrar’s office

 

Transportation Office Announcement

After School Activities 4:20 p.m. buses are suspended till further notice due to the Covid 19 situation.

Transportation Office

 

Spring Arts Festival

CAC Fine arts department is proud to present “Spring Arts Festival” running from April 26th to May 11th. Come out and enjoy Live music, Drama performances, and browse the art displays every day at lunch time on and around the MS/HS Lawn.

CAC Fine Arts Department

 

CAC Libraries Saturdays in April

The libraries will be open on April 24. Here is a document with all the open Saturdays for the year.

Please note that all library materials must be returned by May 26 in order to be able to start summer checkout on June 3.

Sora is open 24/7

Our ebook and digital audiobook library is open 24/7 to our CAC parents, students, faculty and staff. Download the Sora app, find our school by typing “Cairo American College” and use your CAC single sign on to log in. Books are checked out for 2 weeks and automatically returned so you never have to worry about overdues.

Tutorial for accessing Sora is here. When you are asked for your Follett account, use the CAC single sign on.

If you have trouble with your CAC single sign when logging into Sora, please contact Ms. Amira Youssef, ayoussef@cacegypt.org.

Josianne Fitzgerald
MHS Head Librarian

CAC Private Swim Lessons
Friday & Saturday Mornings 8am-10am
30 min sessions- 200LE per session

Custom sessions for your needs.
For all ages and skill levels.

Contact the CAC Aquatics office for more details.
bcoles@cacegypt.org

Aquatics Office

 

Booster Club Spirit Store – Cash Payments for Spare Account

The Booster Club Spirit Store will now be accepting cash payments towards your child’s SPARE account. Payments can be made any day during Spirit Store hours (8:30-10 and 1:30-2:45). Please review the following details before arriving at the Store:
1. You must have set up your account with the SPARE app to make a payment
2. Payments are accepted in EGP only
3. Please bring correct change

Booster Club Spirit Store

The Booster Club Spirit Store has resumed regular weekday hours, from 8:30-10:00am and 1:30-2:45pm. Entrance is at Gate 7 (next to the ATM). All transactions will be through the window with one customer at a time allowed inside the gate. Properly worn masks are mandatory when entering campus through Gate 7 (next to the ATM), with valid CAC ID. Temperatures will be taken at the gate. Customers will need to exit campus as soon as their store transaction is finished.
Please note that the payment methods accepted are only EGP and USD cash. No USD checks accepted.

Booster Club

 

Ready, Set, G-G-G-O! Coming soon…CAC’s Great Global Get Out!
As we all know, PTO was not able to put on the International (Foodie) Festival this year due to the pandemic. So…we’re flipping this around to STILL CELEBRATE CAC’S INTERNATIONALISM with a community-wide (virtual) race!
Represent your Country as a Team or Individual and enter our challenge! Start thinking about which distance you or your team may want to enter. You’ll be able to enter as a family team, group of friends, or individual! Note that teams can be international also – for example, one team can have members from a variety of countries…just make the name reflect your group!
Registration and entry fee details coming soon. (pssst…we’ve got some really impressive sponsored prizes for winners too, so you really don’t want to miss out!)

Virtual Art Auction

Virtual Art Auction coming up April 28 – May 1. Details coming soon!

CAC PTO Monthly Meeting

Join our monthly meeting at your mid-day break! We’ll get straight to business and wrap up quickly. We’ll discuss PTO Exec Board Vacancies for the next school year, the Virtual Art Auction, our upcoming International Race (CAC Great Global Get Out) in May, and present the PTO Annual Report.

PTO Monthly Membership Meeting
Apr 28, 2021 12:30 PM Cairo

Zoom Meeting Link:

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/97208854547?pwd=bzRlWlZpUG5taDdiVVRFMUdWSnoxZz09

Meeting ID: 972 0885 4547 / Passcode: 661239

 

PTO

Highro Glyphics Newsletter Week of April 15, 2021

CAC High School Principal’s Notes

Thank you for reading this week’s edition of Highro-Glyphics!

Principal’s Notes Highlights:

● Ramadan Kareem!
● Wellbeing Weekly Message
● NESDA Speech and Debate Tournament
● High School Musical
● Campus Lunch Announcement
● NESA Parents and Partners 2.0 Webinars
● IB Exams Update
● Upcoming Holidays
● Skyward Gradebook
● Second Semester Exams
● Withdrawal Procedures

Ramadan Kareem!

Our students continue their hard work, many doing so with the added challenge and sacrifice of a daily fast. In anticipation of rising temperatures, we are adding more tents to the lawn for students to have shade. Please see the morning announcements for information about places students can go to rest or pray during school hours.

Wellbeing Weekly Message

This week’s message: Positive Health
Focused Attention Practices: When we are focused on paying attention to our thoughts, feelings, and choices, we have a much greater opportunity to change those thoughts and feelings that are not serving us well in life and school. Link to slides

Wishing you a happy day,

PreK-12 Well-being Committee

NESDA Speech and Debate Tournament

Good luck to the Speech and Debate Team, who have been competing in the NESDA Virtual Tournament.

High School Musical

Next week a limited audience will attend the screening of the video of The Theory of Relativity, our High School Musical.

Campus Lunch Announcement

Sincerely V and Coffee Bean now available for pre-order via Spare
We are happy to inform you that your son/daughter can now pre-order healthy items from Sincerely V, using the Spare App. CAC, in partnership with Spare Payments, provides a cashless system for these items.

The Spare system uses smart technology connected to a mobile application on which you will be able to recharge your son/daughter’s balance and set a limit for their spending. Accounts may be recharged via credit card in-app or with cash on campus at Booster Club and at CSA Maadi at Power Plant Store. Please find the stores working hours at the end of this letter.

The menu of pre-order items from Sincerely V will be available in the Spare app starting April 8 at 7:00 PM. To view the menu, click on “Online Store”. Sincerely V have their menu available one week in advance. Orders for the same day are accepted till 7:30 AM.

Coffee Bean will also be available in the Spare app. To view the menu, click on “Online Store” in the app; then select the items you wish and purchase. Pre-purchase will be available 3 pm – 9 pm the day before pick up. Please note at this time, Coffee Bean will limit online selections to pre-ordered salads; other items may still be purchased on site using cash or with IDs linked to Spare.

If you still haven’t activated your Spare account, please follow the instructions here.

NOTE: Sincerely V orders will be picked up from outside the HS Office. As for Coffee Bean orders, they will be picked up from the on campus vendor.

NESA Parents as Partners 2.0 Webinars

The next webinar is Tuesday, April 27, from 4:00-5:00pm on the topic
Promoting a Summer Stride, Diminishing the Summer Slide.
The full schedule of upcoming webinars in this helpful series can be found by clicking here. You can register by clicking here. Webinar recordings, materials, and feedback forms are available here.

IB Exams

The International Baccalaureate has confirmed that schools in Egypt will administer exams in May as planned, with the first exams scheduled for April 29. Students in Year 2 IB classes should plan to attend those classes through April 28. All students taking exams must attend Flex meetings with Mr. Williams on April 18-19.

Upcoming Holidays

There will be no school April 25 in recognition of Sinai Liberation Day. There will be no school on May 2-3 for Eastern Easter and Sham El Nessim.

Skyward Gradebook

Skyward gradebook is open for student and parent viewing. Students are encouraged to reach out to the teachers if they have questions about assignments.

Second Semester Exams

Second semester exam dates are May 31 – June 1 for seniors (in non-IB/AP core courses) and June 2-7 for grades 9-11. Please keep in mind while you plan your summer travels that seniors are able to depart after graduation and underclassmen after their final examination.

Withdrawal Procedures

Moving on from CAC at the end of the year?

We are in the process of finalizing plans for the next school year. If you already know that you will be moving on from CAC at the end of this year, it would be much appreciated if you could let us know at this time. You can use the link below as a withdrawal notification.

https://www.cacegypt.org/index.php/cac-withdrawal-request

Jerry Duggan               Rachel McCall
                HS Principal                  HS Assistant Principal

 

Counseling Department Announcements

Juniors:

Teacher Letters of Recommendation: The majority of students will be in need of an academic recommendation(s) for university applications. This week, Class of 2022 students were emailed instructions and policies for requesting these letters of recommendation. Students are asked to request letters of recommendation from teachers by May 5, by following the instructions sent in the email. Students should contact their counselor if they have any questions or concerns.

All Grades:

Counseling resources in the MHS library:

See this link for the counseling resources housed in the MHS library that are useful for both students and parents. Topics include teen health and wellness, mental health, third culture kids, parenting, self-help and college resources.

Covid-19 Anxiety Handbook: This is a challenging time for all of us, so we want you to have some helpful resources on hand as you deal with these unusual times. This workbook contains tips, reminders, and resources for self-care and wellness. Please click on this link to view the handbook that may be helpful for your student.

Upcoming Virtual Events & Opportunities

Kansas University – Engineering. Tuesday, April 20, at 4:00PM. Learn about KU’s School of Engineering and opportunities to achieve academic and career goals through classes, research and internships. Registration can be found here.
*this event is not facilitated by CAC*

AUC Scholarships. Is your student applying to The American University in Cairo? Scholarship opportunities can be found here.

Essay Competition: Cambridge Centre for International Research (CCIR) is looking to invite students to document, to investigate, and to reflect upon the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information about this essay competition, please visit https://www.cambridge-research.org/essay-competition. Deadline for submission is July 15, 2021.

Other Upcoming Virtual Events, Available Scholarships, and Summer Opportunities
See the CAC HS Counseling Resources Webpage to see upcoming virtual events, available scholarships, and summer opportunities: CAC HS Counseling Resources Webpage – Events

Appointment system: As usual, students can schedule appointments with counselors from the QR codes posted around campus.

Claudia Bean, Kasey Semler, Cameron Simon
HS Counseling

General Announcements

Moving on from CAC at the end of the year?

We are in the process of finalizing plans for the next school year. If you already know that you will be moving on from CAC at the end of this year it would be much appreciated if you could let us know at this time. You can use the link below as a withdrawal notification.

https://www.cacegypt.org/index.php/cac-withdrawal-request

Thank you

Registrar’s office

 

Transportation Office Announcement

After School Activities 4:20 p.m. buses are suspended till further notice due to the Covid 19 situation.

Transportation Office

 

CAC Libraries Saturdays in April

The libraries will be open on April 17 and 24. Here is a document with all the open Saturdays for the year.

Please note that all library materials must be returned by May 26 in order to be able to start summer checkout on June 3.

Sora is open 24/7

Our ebook and digital audiobook library is open 24/7 to our CAC parents, students, faculty and staff. Download the Sora app, find our school by typing “Cairo American College” and use your CAC single sign on to log in. Books are checked out for 2 weeks and automatically returned so you never have to worry about overdues.

Ms. Gramolini’s grade 11 English class will be starting a unit called “Mental Illness and Literature,” and the first collection you will see on the Explore tab if you are signed in as an MS or HS student or a parent will be “Mental Illness.” You may be interested in one of those titles, but please do not check out for another two weeks, as Ms. Gramolini’s class will need those.

Tutorial for accessing Sora is here. When you are asked for your Follett account, use the CAC single sign on.

If you have trouble with your CAC single sign when logging into Sora, please contact Ms. Amira Youssef, ayoussef@cacegypt.org.

Josianne Fitzgerald
MHS Head Librarian

CAC Private Swim Lessons
Friday & Saturday Mornings 8am-10am
30 min sessions- 200LE per session

Custom sessions for your needs.
For all ages and skill levels.

Contact the CAC Aquatics office for more details.
bcoles@cacegypt.org

Aquatics Office

 

Booster Club Spirit Store – Cash Payments for Spare Account

The Booster Club Spirit Store will now be accepting cash payments towards your child’s SPARE account. Payments can be made any day during Spirit Store hours (8:30-10 and 1:30-2:45). Please review the following details before arriving at the Store:
1. You must have set up your account with the SPARE app to make a payment
2. Payments are accepted in EGP only
3. Please bring correct change

Booster Club Spirit Store

The Booster Club Spirit Store has resumed regular weekday hours, from 8:30-10:00am and 1:30-2:45pm. Entrance is at Gate 7 (next to the ATM). All transactions will be through the window with one customer at a time allowed inside the gate. Properly worn masks are mandatory when entering campus through Gate 7 (next to the ATM), with valid CAC ID. Temperatures will be taken at the gate. Customers will need to exit campus as soon as their store transaction is finished.
Please note that the payment methods accepted are only EGP and USD cash. No USD checks accepted.

Booster Club

CAC PTO Grant

CONGRATULATIONS to Ms. Lisa Young, MS Science/Math Teacher, for being awarded the PTO Grant. Ms. Young will use the funds to plan, prepare, and have students enter the FIRST LEGO LEAGUE CHALLENGE, an international competition organized for ES and MS students.

First Lego League is an engaging, multi-disciplinary program. Students participating in the competition will design, build, and program a robot to complete a variety of tasks. In addition to the engineering and coding aspects, students research an assigned topic and create a solution for a real-world problem. Students prototype their solution and present their idea. This challenge also teaches them teamwork and collaboration skills. There is already an FLL program in Egypt, so students could compete against other schools. The competitions have a sports arena-like feel and this experience is an excellent opportunity for students that do not participate in sports to be apart of a team and compete. The club will take place after school in the 2021-2022 academic year.

PTO Monthly Meeting in April
Join our monthly meeting in April—date coming soon! PTO will discuss PTO Board vacancies for the next school year, the Virtual Auction of Art, our upcoming International Race (CAC Great Global Get Out) in May, and present the PTO Annual Report.

PTO Board Positions
Interested in impacting your very own CAC school community? Consider running for a position on the PTO Executive Board, if so. Contact cacpto@cacegypt.org for detailed job descriptions. Board positions: President, Vice-president, Secretary, Outreach Coordinator, and MS Liaison.

PTO

Highro Glyphics Newsletter Week of April 8, 2021

CAC High School Principal’s Notes

 

Dear parents,

With Spirit Week and Spring Break behind us, students returned to campus this week with renewed energy for the final push towards the end of the year. At this week’s parent coffee, we discussed what that looks for each grade: freshmen work towards solidifying their learning as they complete the first year of high school; sophomores prepare for upper level courses; juniors grapple with more challenging course material and start their university searches; seniors try to finish strong, reviewing for IB exams and readying themselves for life after high school.

With Ramadan starting next week, some of our students will embrace the additional challenge of fasting, which becomes especially difficult as the weather gets warmer. Our students haven’t experienced regular school during Ramadan in a long time, since last year we were online during the entire month. We have added more tents to the lawn to provide shade. Please make sure they keep a regular sleeping schedule and look after their health.

Even in this unusual year, the next two months will be very busy. Season 3 sports will continue their conditioning, the speech and debate team will compete in a virtual NESDA tournament, NHS will induct new members, the high school musical will be presented as video, student council candidates will campaign for office, the music classes will prepare for lunchtime performances, and we will get things ready for our traditional end-of-year ceremonies, concluding with graduation at the Pyramids.

Thank you for doing your best to keep yourselves and your children safe so that we can make all these great events happen.

Have a wonderful week. Ramadan Kareem!

Principal’s Notes Highlights:

● CAC Talks this Saturday: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
● Wellbeing Weekly Message
● Campus Lunch Announcement
● NESA Parents and Partners 2.0 Webinars
● IB Exams Update
● Upcoming Holidays
● Skyward Gradebook
● Second Semester Exams
● Withdrawal Procedures

CAC Talks this Saturday: Diversity,. Equity, and Inclusion

Do you want to help our community create a safe environment where all members are seen, heard, and feel a sense of belonging? Are you committed to achieving equity and a learning environment at home and at school which elevates and values all? Do you simply want to learn more about what diversity, equity and inclusion means and how it impacts you and others? Then join us Saturday, April 10 at 5pm for our upcoming CAC Talks: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion with Sagda and Amin from Indigenius Teaching and Learning for their seminar The Balance of (Cultural) Power:

“The ideal 21st century education understands the importance of valuing the multiple ways of knowing (cultures) that exist within a learning space. Yet, many learning communities are unsure of how to de-center the dominant culture in order to equitably represent, honour, and value the cultural wealth they have.

In this interactive workshop, parents explore classroom inspired anecdotal scenarios to understand the impacts of the dominant culture within international school settings and recognize the urgency of embarking on a cultural proficiency journey as a learning community.”

To help our facilitators better prepare please sign up here so they can know the approximate number of attendees. You are still welcome to join regardless of signing up! As always, please send questions ahead of time to cacpto@cacegypt.org or through this anonymous link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JRT97VX

Join Zoom Meeting
https://fundforteachers.zoom.us/j/98585005479?pwd=Z1dUNm1sV0dQQUg5RkFmS0g5U0h4QT09
Meeting ID: 985 8500 5479
Passcode: 428268

In Partnership,
Your PTO

Wellbeing Weekly Message

CAC continues to incorporate well-being activities throughout our school year.. The PreK-12 Well-being committee chose to begin a whole CAC community focus on well-being through weekly messages.. This is an invitation to join in our new weekly messages promoting well-being. The same message will be delivered throughout our CAC Community: ES/MS/HS, parents, faculty, staff, and general staff. If you would like to send in any reflections, activities, or responses you are invited to do so. Please send it to wellbeingreflections@cacegypt.org
HS classroom teachers will share the activity on Sunday at the beginning of their first Block. Those who wish to share their experiences, will have an opportunity to do so on Thursday at the beginning of their first Block.

“Make Gratitude a Habit”
Suggestions:
● Pause during the day to think about something you’re grateful for.
● Start your days with 3 things you’re thankful for.
● End your day with an entry into a gratitude journal or your planner.
30 Day gratitude challenge – one a day

Wishing you a happy day,
PreK-12 Well-being Committee

Campus Lunch Announcement

Sincerely V and Coffee Bean now available for pre-order via Spare

We are happy to inform you that your son/daughter can now pre-order healthy items from Sincerely V, using the Spare App. CAC, in partnership with Spare Payments, provides a cashless system for these items.

The Spare system uses smart technology connected to a mobile application on which you will be able to recharge your son/daughter’s balance and set a limit for their spending. Accounts may be recharged via credit card in-app or with cash on campus at Booster Club and at CSA Maadi at Power Plant Store. Please find the stores working hours at the end of this letter.

The menu of pre-order items from Sincerely V will be available in the Spare app starting April 8 at 7:00 PM. To view the menu, click on “Online Store”. Sincerely V have their menu available one week in advance. Orders for the same day are accepted till 7:30 AM.

Coffee Bean will also be available in the Spare app. To view the menu, click on “Online Store” in the app; then select the items you wish and purchase. Pre-purchase will be available 3 pm – 9 pm the day before pick up. Please note at this time, Coffee Bean will limit online selections to pre-ordered salads; other items may still be purchased on site using cash or with IDs linked to Spare.

If you still haven’t activated your Spare account, please follow the instructions here.

NESA Parents as Partners 2.0 Webinars

The next webinar is Tuesday, April 13, from 4:00-5:00pm on the topic
Behind the Screens: Digital Well-Being During Tough Times.
The full schedule of upcoming webinars in this helpful series can be found by clicking here. You can register by clicking here. Webinar recordings, materials, and feedback forms are available here.

IB Exams

The International Baccalaureate has confirmed that schools in Egypt will administer exams in May as planned, with the first exams scheduled for April 29. Students in Year 2 IB classes should plan to attend those classes through April 28. All students taking exams must attend Flex meetings with Mr. Williams on April 18-19. Mr. Williams has sent specific information to all students taking exams.

Upcoming Holidays

There will be no school April 25 in recognition of Sinai Liberation Day. There will be no school on May 2-3 for Eastern Easter and Sham El Nessim.

Skyward Gradebook

Skyward gradebook is open for student and parent viewing. Students are encouraged to reach out to the teachers if they have questions about assignments.

Second Semester Exams

Second semester exam dates are May 31 – June 1 for seniors (in non-IB/AP core courses) and June 2-7 for grades 9-11. Please keep in mind while you plan your summer travels that seniors are able to depart after graduation and underclassmen after their final examination.

Withdrawal Procedures

Moving on from CAC at the end of the year?

We are in the process of finalizing plans for the next school year. If you already know that you will be moving on from CAC at the end of this year, it would be much appreciated if you could let us know at this time. You can use the link below as a withdrawal notification.

https://www.cacegypt.org/index.php/cac-withdrawal-request

Jerry Duggan               Rachel McCall
                HS Principal                  HS Assistant Principal

 

Counseling Department Announcements

Juniors: Be sure to schedule your university planning meeting with your student’s counselor to occur by April 15th. Contact your student’s counselor or the admin. assistants in our office to set your meeting day and time (45-60 minutes).

All grades:

Counseling resources in the MHS library:
See this link for the counseling resources housed in the MHS library that are useful for both students and parents. Topics include teen health and wellness, mental health, third culture kids, parenting, self-help and college resources.

Covid-19 Anxiety Handbook: This is a challenging time for all of us, so we want you to have some helpful resources on hand as you deal with these unusual times. This workbook contains tips, reminders, and resources for self-care and wellness. Please click on this link to view the handbook that may be helpful for your student.

Upcoming Virtual Events & Opportunities

Bard College Berlin Open Week Spring 2021. From April 9-17, Explore Bard College Berlin through a range of virtual events such as student panels, info sessions, and Q&A. More information can be found here.

Essay Competition: Cambridge Centre for International Research (CCIR) is looking to invite students to document, to investigate, and to reflect upon the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information about this essay competition, please visit https://www.cambridge-research.org/essay-competition. Deadline for submission is July 15, 2021.

Other Upcoming Virtual Events, Available Scholarships, and Summer Opportunities
See the CAC HS Counseling Resources Webpage to see upcoming virtual events, available scholarships, and summer opportunities: CAC HS Counseling Resources Webpage – Events

Appointment system: As usual, students can schedule appointments with counselors from the QR codes posted around campus.

 

Claudia Bean, Kasey Semler, Cameron Simon
HS Counseling

General Announcements

Moving on from CAC at the end of the year?

We are in the process of finalizing plans for the next school year. If you already know that you will be moving on from CAC at the end of this year it would be much appreciated if you could let us know at this time. You can use the link below as a withdrawal notification.

https://www.cacegypt.org/index.php/cac-withdrawal-request

Thank you

Registrar’s office

 

Transportation Office Announcement

After School Activities 4:20 p.m. buses are suspended till further notice due to the Covid 19 situation.

Transportation Office

 

CAC Libraries Saturdays in April

The libraries will be open on April 10, 17 and 24. Here is a document with all the open Saturdays for the year.

Please note that all library materials must be returned by May 26 in order to be able to start summer checkout on June 3.

Sora is open 24/7

Our ebook and digital audiobook library is open 24/7 to our CAC parents, students, faculty and staff. Download the Sora app, find our school by typing “Cairo American College” and use your CAC single sign on to log in. Books are checked out for 2 weeks and automatically returned so you never have to worry about overdues.

Ms. Gramolini’s grade 11 English class will be starting a unit called “Mental Illness and Literature,” and the first collection you will see on the Explore tab if you are signed in as an MS or HS student or a parent will be “Mental Illness.” You may be interested in one of those titles, but please do not check out for another two weeks, as Ms. Gramolini’s class will need those.

Tutorial for accessing Sora is here. When you are asked for your Follett account, use the CAC single sign on.

If you have trouble with your CAC single sign when logging into Sora, please contact Ms. Amira Youssef, ayoussef@cacegypt.org.

Josianne Fitzgerald
MHS Head Librarian

 

Booster Club Spirit Store – Cash Payments for Spare Account

The Booster Club Spirit Store will now be accepting cash payments towards your child’s SPARE account. Payments can be made any day during Spirit Store hours (8:30-10 and 1:30-2:45). Please review the following details before arriving at the Store:
1. You must have set up your account with the SPARE app to make a payment
2. Payments are accepted in EGP only
3. Please bring correct change

Booster Club Spirit Store

The Booster Club Spirit Store has resumed regular weekday hours, from 8:30-10:00am and 1:30-2:45pm. Entrance is at Gate 7 (next to the ATM). All transactions will be through the window with one customer at a time allowed inside the gate. Properly worn masks are mandatory when entering campus through Gate 7 (next to the ATM), with valid CAC ID. Temperatures will be taken at the gate. Customers will need to exit campus as soon as their store transaction is finished.
Please note that the payment methods accepted are only EGP and USD cash. No USD checks accepted.

Booster Club

 

CAC Talk about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

We are thrilled to host a CAC Talk on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Education. Please attend in person – it’s one of those things that can only be achieved if we all learn and grow and persist together as a community.

Important to note: this CAC Talk will not be recorded, and no transcript will be available.

Date: Saturday, April 10, 2021
Time: 5 PM

To join, please follow this link and use the password below:
https://fundforteachers.zoom.us/j/98585005479?pwd=Z1dUNm1sV0dQQUg5RkFmS0g5U0h4QT09
Meeting ID: 985 8500 5479
Passcode: 428268

 

PTO

Highro Glyphics Newsletter Week of March 25, 2021

CAC High School Principal’s Notes

Dear parents,

There is much to celebrate this week! Congratulations and thanks are in order for many people.

Once again, CAC students demonstrated their resilience and creativity with a socially distanced, COVID mitigated, super fun Spirit Week. Congratulations to the Student Council for pulling off a great event, and congratulations to the Class of 2021 for their terrific win! Thanks to all who donated clothes for the clothing drive. Thanks to the Booster Club for providing tasty treats to end the week. And a huge thanks to Mrs. and Mr. Knox, who always go above and beyond in their support of Student Council.

Congratulations once again to the seniors in IB Visual Arts for a fabulous exhibition! Thanks to the Strings class for their beautiful performance at the opening reception.

This week Season 2 sports concluded with a virtual awards ceremony–congratulations to all the winners! Season 3 sports began their training and conditioning programs. Each season has seen greater student participation, and we are happy to have our Eagles engaged in safe and fun outdoor athletics.

We want to keep this momentum going into the last months of the semester. As we have tracked our community’s COVID data throughout the school year, two trends have been consistent: students sometimes contract the virus from their parents or other family members; when students get it from each other, it is the result of contact indoors, without masks, away from school. As we head into Spring Break, please remember that we all have a responsibility to look after our own individual health, as well as the health of everyone in our community. The best way to do that is for everyone–parents, students, and staff–to follow the guidelines we have heard so many times: Wear a Mask, Watch Your Distance, Wash Your Hands, Work Together.

Have a wonderful Spring Break, and stay safe!

Principal’s Notes Highlights:

● NESA Parents and Partners 2.0 Webinars
● Spring Break
● Skyward Gradebook
● IB Exams
● Second Semester Exams
● Withdrawal Procedures

NESA Parents as Partners 2.0 Webinars

The next webinar is Tuesday, March 30, from 4:00-5:00pm on the topic of Parenting in a Pandemic: Part II.

The full schedule of upcoming webinars in this helpful series can be found by clicking here. You can register by clicking here. Webinar recordings, materials, and feedback forms are available here.

Spring Break

Spring Break is almost here! There will be no classes from March 26-April 4. We hope everyone has a safe and rejuvenating break. Classes resume April 5.

Skyward Gradebook

Skyward gradebook is open for student and parent viewing. Students are encouraged to reach out to the teachers if they have questions about assignments.

IB Exams

The International Baccalaureate has confirmed that schools in Egypt will administer exams in May as planned, with the first exams scheduled for April 29. Mr. Williams has sent specific schedules to all students taking exams. Students in Year 2 IB classes should plan to attend those classes through April 28.

Second Semester Exams

Second semester exam dates are May 31 – June 1 for seniors (in non-IB/AP core courses) and June 2-7 for grades 9-11. Please keep in mind while you plan your summer travels that seniors are able to depart after graduation and underclassmen after their final examination.

Withdrawal Procedures

Moving on from CAC at the end of the year?

We are in the process of finalizing plans for the next school year. If you already know that you will be moving on from CAC at the end of this year, it would be much appreciated if you could let us know at this time. You can use the link below as a withdrawal notification.

https://www.cacegypt.org/index.php/cac-withdrawal-request

 

Jerry Duggan               Rachel McCall
                HS Principal                  HS Assistant Principal

 

Counseling Department Announcements

Juniors: Be sure to schedule your university planning meeting with your student’s counselor to occur by April 14th. Contact your student’s counselor or the admin. assistants in our office to set your meeting day and time (45-60 minutes).

All Grades:

Covid-19 Anxiety Handbook: This workbook contains tips, reminders, and resources for self-care and wellness. Please click on this link to view the handbook and to see if this might be helpful for your student.

Upcoming Virtual Events:

Find Your FIVE: Find Your Fit. Find Your Identity. Find your Voice. Find Your Essence.
Tuesday, March 30 at 8:00PM Cairo Time
Join Bates College, Paul Quinn College, Trinity College, University of Georgia, and University of Oregon. Students and families can register here.

WebiFair (virtual university fair platform) 60+ universities from across the globe.
Wednesday, April 14 at 2:00 – 4:30 PM Cairo Time.
Live Q&A with admissions representatives. To register and to learn more about the participating universities, please click here.
**please note these events are not facilitated by CAC**

Other Upcoming Virtual Events, Available Scholarships, and Summer Opportunities
See the CAC HS Counseling Resources Webpage to see the upcoming virtual events, available scholarships, and summer opportunities: CAC HS Counseling Resources Webpage – Events

Appointment system: As usual, students can schedule appointments with counselors from the QR codes posted around campus.

 

Claudia Bean, Kasey Semler, Cameron Simon
HS Counseling

General Announcements

Moving on from CAC at the end of the year?

We are in the process of finalizing plans for the next school year. If you already know that you will be moving on from CAC at the end of this year it would be much appreciated if you could let us know at this time. You can use the link below as a withdrawal notification.

https://www.cacegypt.org/index.php/cac-withdrawal-request

Thank you

Registrar’s office

 

Transportation Office Announcement

After School Activities 4:20 p.m. buses are suspended till further notice due to the Covid 19 situation.

Transportation Office

 

CAC Libraries Saturdays in April

The libraries will be CLOSED this Saturday and April 4. The next open Saturday is April 10.

Document with all Saturday open dates for the libraries can be found here.

Remember that you must book a 30-minute time slot on the CAC dashboard, but parents can only book for a Saturday appointment. (You can reach the booking system from the school app as well.) Bookings must be made by 7 pm on Friday.

Sora is open 24/7

Our ebook and digital audiobook library is open 24/7 to our CAC parents, students, faculty and staff. Download the Sora app, find our school by typing “Cairo American College” and use your CAC single sign on to log in. Books are checked out for 2 weeks and automatically returned so you never have to worry about overdues.

Tutorial for accessing Sora is here. When you are asked for your Follett account, use the CAC single sign on.

If you have trouble with your CAC single sign when logging into Sora, please contact Ms. Amira Youssef, ayoussef@cacegypt.org.

Josianne Fitzgerald
MHS Head Librarian

 

CAC Showing Compassion (April 5 – April 8)
Food Drive / Clothing Drive & School Supplies Cash Donations

Click here to know all details and how you can support: CAC Showing Compassion

Ereeny Gawdat
Service Learning Coordinator

 

Booster Club Spirit Store – Cash Payments for Spare Account

The Booster Club Spirit Store will now be accepting cash payments towards your child’s SPARE account. Payments can be made any day during Spirit Store hours (8:30-10 and 1:30-2:45). Please review the following details before arriving at the Store:
1. You must have set up your account with the SPARE app to make a payment
2. Payments are accepted in EGP only
3. Please bring correct change

Booster Club Spirit Store

The Booster Club Spirit Store has resumed regular weekday hours, from 8:30-10:00am and 1:30-2:45pm. Entrance is at Gate 7 (next to the ATM). All transactions will be through the window with one customer at a time allowed inside the gate. Properly worn masks are mandatory when entering campus through Gate 7 (next to the ATM), with valid CAC ID. Temperatures will be taken at the gate. Customers will need to exit campus as soon as their store transaction is finished.
Please note that the payment methods accepted are only EGP and USD cash. No USD checks accepted.

Booster Club