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December 01, 2016
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High School  AdminIstration Announcements

Moving on from CAC at the end of the semester?
To help us prepare your records in time for your departure, please inform the admission office if you are withdrawing from CAC this semester.

A few days before your departure, a withdrawal form that includes several signatures must also be completed and turned in to the Admission/Registrar‘s Office to release records. Withdrawal forms can be picked up from the counseling offices or can be downloaded from the same website.

December 8th Half Day for Students

Please note that December 8th is a half day for students, as staff and faculty continue to engage in professional development activities. Students will be dismissed at 11:30 am. 

Winter Vacation Begins December 16th


Making travel plans for the Holiday Season, a reminder that the first day of Winter Break is December 16th.  The last day of winter break is January 7th, as classes will resume again on the 8th of January at 8am, with an assembly in the Theater. 

Semester Exams: Dec 12-15

Please see this link forexam dates and room assignments. Teachers giving exams during the final exam week will inform students about the office hours they will be keeping in the days preceding exams. Students who have specific questions about an exam in a particular course should see their teacher. If a student has an exam conflict, see Mr. Duggan.Afterwards, the student must confirm by sending an email to Mr. Duggan with the following information about any exam he/she will take during a scheduled conflict exam time: student name; the name of the course; the name of the teacher; the specific conflict exam time slot the student will use--Wednesday afternoon, Thursdaymorning, or Thursday afternoon.

Off-Campus Privileges During Exams

As you may know, students are only required to be on campus for their exams during exam week. However, once students arrive we will only allow them to leave campus with your permission.

If your son/daughter is a senior and already has off-campus permission, you need not do anything more.  If your son/daughter is an underclassman (grades 9 – 11), he/she needs to collect the off-campus exam permission form (also found in the link below) and submit it to the office during the next two weeks.



High School Twitter Site

As an additional quick and easy method to experience the daily lives of our CAC high school students, feel-free to follow Dr. Harris’ twitter feed at https://twitter.com/CACHSupdates.  This is not meant to replace Moodle, or any other school communication method.

Upcoming Events         

Dec. 1-4            NESDA Speech & Debate Tournament

Dec. 1-5            HS ISTA Festival to Eden/UK

Dec. 3              SAT

Dec. 4-7            PTO Book Fair

Dec. 8              Early Release Day, All Students Dismissed at 11:30 a.m.

Dec. 10             ACT

Dec. 11             Prophet’s Birthday Holiday (Subject to Change)

Dec. 12-15        HS Semester Exams

Dec. 16-Jan. 7   Winter Break

Jan. 8               School Resumes




Dr. Jared Harris        Jerry Duggan      
             HS Principal             HS Assistant Principal    

Counseling Department Announcements

ASI SAT and ACT Prep Classes

Academic Services International (ASI) will be running a four-session course to help students prepare for the SAT & ACT.

The course runs for two consecutive weekends on February 17-18 and 24-25.  Please see the attached registration form and brochure for more details.

Josiah Laposky, Claudia Bean, Stephanie Barker 

HS Counseling



Semi-Annual Clothing Drive for the Benevolence Committee

From November 30-December 13 there will be a collection box near the front entrance of the school for the Benevolence Committee clothing drive. The Benevolence Committee is a group of women from the community that work all year to support 80+ charitable organizations (orphanages, homes for the elderly, schools for the disabled, etc.).  Twice a year they collect and distribute gently used household items, clothes, toys as well as rice. Thank you for any contribution you are able to make!

 Benevolence Committee


CAC Ski Week in Italy, April 15-22, 2017

Ski Trip in Italy, April 15-22, 2017

Dino Bajagilovic

Ski Trip Leader



PTO Book Fair

Get ready for a very festive CAC Book Fair! This year, it will take place from December 4 to December 7 at the MS back courtyard, from 7:30 am to 8:00 pmSo leave your afternoons open and come attend some of the events we have in store for you from 3:20 pm onwards: Rania Hussein Amin, the author of the popular Farhana series will be hosting a book talk and signing; the MS/HS String Ensemble will provide us with a fabulous holiday-themed musical performance; as well as a live performance by Danny Malak, a talented local musician; Dr. Nigel Fletcher-Jones will read How I Became a Mummy by Leena Pekkalainen, and many more surprises! To add to the fun, every day from 3:00-5:00 pm, there will be arts and crafts, as well as yummy snacks and treats provided by the Booster Club’s Spirit Café. Look for our posters to see the detailed program of activities. 

This year the book fair is all about the holiday season and our theme is to “Give the Gift of Reading,” so please send in books if you’d like to donate to schools in need and it’s also the perfect opportunity to do some holiday gift shopping for yourself as well.

Teachers, please bring your CAC IDs with you to receive a special 5% discount from all the vendors.

Parents, we really need volunteers, so if you’d like to volunteer to help out, please sign up in the following Google doc (the schedule of ES class visits to the book fair is included in the sign-up sheet):https://docs.google.com/document/d/1mnqzX1o4S93_x0s82aImZ0-zq_hH5hCYRGTA-tqbkhc/edit?usp=sharing.    

 PTO Book Fair Image - Dec. 1 2016

CAC International Festival 2017

Preparations are underway and we’d like to extend this invitation to invite anyone who would like to host or co-host a country specific booth at this year’s International Festival on Friday, March 17thto contact Sara Torosian atcacinternationalfestival@gmail.com.

Our first meeting for Country Representatives and those looking for more information will be held Monday, December 5th at 8:15am in the Elementary School Library Front Classroom.

PTO Parent TripDecember 7 and December 12

Khan El Khalili:

Get your holiday shopping done in style while learning to haggle with the best!  We will guide you to our favorite shops in the Khan, stopping to absorb the history of this medieval market.  Cap the day with a delicious lunch at Naguib Mahfouz!

All trips need at least 10 people to operate. The cost is 100LE, which covers transportation, security, and tour guide. Entrance fees, meals, refreshments, and any shopping is the participant’s responsibility.

We meet at8:30 a.m.at the back gate of CAC and return no later than2:00 p.m.

We will be accompanied by a professional tour guide and a security guide from CAC.

Sign up via the links below:

Dec 7 :


Dec 12 :




Oct. 1                     SAT