Coginchaug Regional High School

135 Pickett Lane, Durham, CT 06422 | 860.349.7215

Attendance and Loss of Credit

Regular and punctual attendance in school is essential to the educational process.  As we begin the fourth quarter, please take a moment to review the school attendance and loss of credit policy which is dictated by Connecticut state law.The following summarizes important information found in the student handbook.

If your student will be absent from school, please call the attendance line @ 860-349-7215 and leave a message. A written note must be submitted within nine days after the absence to be authorized (telephone calls and emails are not authorized). After the ninth absence please refer to the handbook for the appropriate documentation necessary for the absence to be authorized.

If your student is leaving school early or arriving late please call the attendance line and submit a written note preferably before X block. Students going to medical appointments should be submitting a note from the doctor or dentist the next day.

If your family is going on vacation or a family trip a Student Leave of Absence Form (available in Guidance office) must be completed and submitted at least five days prior to the expected absence (form must be signed by the student’s teachers and parent/guardian).

If a student plans on visiting a college during a school day they must complete a College Visit form (available in guidance) and return the completed form three days prior to the visit (form must be signed by the student’s teachers and parent).

Please call the Guidance Office at 860-349-7221 for any questions concerning absence policies or call the front office at 860-349-7215 for questions concerning individual absences.

Complete Attendance and Loss of Credit information can be found on pages 22-24 in the student handbook


Spring Happenings at CRHS


             April 7, Friday
                   CRHS End of Quarter 3 

                   Early Dismissal Day / Professional Day

      April 10-13

                   Spring Recess

            April 14, Friday

                   Good Friday - District Closed

      April 17, Monday
     CRHS Quarter 4 starts
      April 18, Tuesday

                 Project Graduation - Wizards Basketball Game  @ CRHS 6:30 pm

            April 27, Thursday

                 District Choral Night  Grades 5-12 @ CRHS 7:00 pm

            May 3, Wednesday
   Early Dismissal Day / Professional Development
      May 4, Thursday
   Senior Arts Showcase @ CRHS 7 pm - 9 pm
       May 5, Friday
 CRHS Fajita Fiesta 6 pm - 7:30 pm
     May 11, Thursday
   CRHS National Honor Society Induction 7 pm - 9 pm
    May 18, Thursday
    CRHS Concert Band & Chorus Concert 7:30 pm - 9 pm

            May 23, Tuesday 

                 CRHS Jazz Concert 7 pm - 8:30 pm

      May 26, Friday
           Early Dismissal / Transition Meetings
             May 27, Saturday
   Senior / Junior Prom @ Fantasia in North Haven 
    May 29, Monday
 Memorial Day - District Closed

            May 31, Wednesday

                   CRHS Senior Scholarship Night 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Dates may change to adjust for school closings due to inclement weather

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CRHS's Core Values, Beliefs, and Expectations

Coginchaug Regional High School Mission Statement
(Revised October 2014)

Coginchaug Regional High School engages and supports students in rigorous learning experiences. We expect our students to thrive in and improve upon their local and global communities.

Student Learning Expectations
(Revised October 2014)

The Coginchaug Regional High School graduate will:

1. Access and process information effectively.

2. Analyze, synthesize, and evaluate.

3. Communicate clearly and effectively.

4. Work collaboratively.

5. Practice the District Core Ethical Values.

Please click on link to access Student Learning Expectation Rubics

Dear Parents/Guardians,

 On behalf of the Coginchaug Regional High School faculty, I would like to welcome you back for the 2016-2017 school year. 

 Throughout the summer, our faculty has been working hard to ensure that we are ready to provide the best education possible for your child.  During the past two months our teachers have rewritten assessments, aligned their curriculums to meet the newly adopted state standards and planned engaging assignments for their course offerings.  Within the 2016-2017 school year, we will continue to strive to improve your child’s high school experiences.  As we focus on making a positive impact on education, we will continue to address policies to ensure a safe environment for learning. 

 To assist us in updating our records for the 2016-2017 school year, please read through and complete the enclosed materials.  Within this packet you will find:

  • Regional School District 13 2016-2017 School Year Calendar
  • PowerSchool Update Information
  • Parent School Messenger Update Form
  • Free and Reduced Lunch Information
  • Student Parking Form (Juniors and Seniors Only)

 Throughout the remainder of the summer, Coginchaug Regional High School’s administration and secretarial staff will be in the school further preparing for the school year.  If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us through email or by calling (860) 349-7215.  Enjoy the rest of your summer and I hope to see you at our Open House on Thursday, September 29th at 6:00 p.m. 


 Brian Falcone                                                              


Important upcoming dates and events at the high school:

  • Student schedules will officially be released and available to view on PowerSchool on Friday, August 19th
  • Our guidance office will reopen August 22nd through the first day of school from 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. to address concerns.  Please call (860) 349-7221 for an appointment.
  • Freshman Orientation – Tuesday, August 30th, from 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • The first day of school is Wednesday, August 31st, and our school day begins at 7:25 a.m. and ends at 2:02 p.m.  (On the first day of school your child will report directly to their assigned homeroom and will receive a hardcopy of their schedule.  Teachers will inform students of the supplies they will need on the first two days of school.)
  • Senior Parent Night – Thursday, September 8th, at 6:30 p.m.
  • Get Acquainted Night (Open House) – Thursday, September 29th, at 6:00 p.m.  

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