CHS Band Rehearsal Information for Week of July 6th

The Circleville High School Marching Band is slated to begin on-site rehearsals starting the week of July 6th. Ahead of the start of practices, small groups, and rehearsals, CHS band families should have received an email on Monday covering an array of topics pertinent to their student’s return to campus next week.

See below for details:

Safety Protocols and Waiver
Attached to this email please find the safety protocols for all rehearsals and uniform fittings. Please review these with your student. These protocols follow local, state, and NFHS guidelines for a safe return to marching band rehearsals.

Please note that face coverings must be worn upon arrival, departure, and when not actively rehearsing for all rehearsals and uniform fittings. Keep in mind that the majority of the time will be spent actively rehearsing and spaced out; therefore, students will not be wearing a face covering for three hours straight.

Parents are required to review and sign a waiver with their student to allow a return to rehearsing. Students will not be permitted to rehearse if the waiver is not completed. If you have not yet received the waiver or have concerns about signing the waiver, please contact Mr. Espie at for assistance.


  • Below, please find the rehearsal calendar for this summer. We are on “Plan B” Calendar, which meets local and state guidelines for a safe return to rehearsals.
  • If you are not going to be able to attend a rehearsal, you must provide in-writing a notice to Mr. Espie at as soon as you know. Please note, this does not guarantee the absent will be counted as an excused absence.

Arrivals and Departures

  • Below, please find the arrival and departure paths.
  • When arriving for Sectionals and Uniform Fittings, please do not arrive more than 5-10 minutes prior to your scheduled time. Please remain socially distanced and be wearing your face covering while waiting for your health screening.
  • When arriving for Full Band Rehearsals, including Pre-Camp, Band Camp, and Post-Camp, please arrive during your scheduled arrival windows, which will be published closer to that time. Please remain socially distanced and be wearing your face covering while waiting for your health screening.
  • When departing, please be sure not to congregate in the parking lots or any area on the campus. Please have your rides ready as close to the conclusion of rehearsals as possible to eliminate as much waiting as possible. Please remain socially distanced and be wearing your face covering while waiting for your ride.

Uniform Fittings

  • Your student should have signed up for a uniform fitting time slot on Google Classroom by this time. Please ensure they have signed up for a slot. These are to ensure proper spacing.
  • Seniors are on July 7; Juniors and Sophomores are on July 9 (which is a slight change from what is listed on the calendar); Freshmen are on July 14 (which is a slight change from what is listed on the calendar).
  • When arriving, please do not arrive more than 5 minutes prior to the time slot.
  • When arriving, and throughout the fitting, students must wear a face covering. Staff and volunteers will be wearing their face covering throughout the fittings, as well.

Band Camp Meals

  • The band boosters work hard to provide our students with a morning snack and typically one meal per day of band camp. The menu for this year is listed below in case you have any dietary or other concerns:
    • Monday Dinner: Chris’ Cakes – Pancakes, sausage, and a dessert
    • Tuesday Dinner: Taesty’s Food Truck – Pulled pork sandwich, fries, and a dessert
    • Wednesday Dinner: Cardos – Spaghetti and meatballs, garlic bread, and a Dairy Queen Dilly Bars
    • Thursday Lunch: Buffalo Wild Wings
    • Thursday Dinner: Richie’s Deli Sandwiches, chips, and a dessert
    • Friday Dinner: Goodwin’s chicken, mashed potatoes, and green beans (students will be fed after rehearsal)
  • Students will need to pack their own lunch for Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.
  • All meals and morning snacks will be served in a manner that is compliant with health and safety guidelines.

Booster Fee

  • Attached to this email please find information regarding the $100 participation fee due on July 22.
  • Attached to this email please find information regarding the uniform policy, which has an acknowledgement that must be signed and returned.

Receiving Information

  • Below, please find the information to join the band RemindIt is important for students to join this, as this is the quickest way to disseminate information from the directors to the students. Parents are also allowed to join.
  • Despite it being summer, the directors frequently post important material on Google Classroom. Please make sure your student checks this often.
  • The band and the band boosters are on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, which are frequently used to disseminate information.
  • The band has a Google Calendar that you can sink with your own. This is kept up to date with rehearsal and performance dates/times.

Circleville High School named to U.S. News Best High Schools Rankings for 2020



For the second consecutive year, Circleville High School has been named to the U.S. News Best High Schools Rankings.

The rankings are compiled annually covering data from more than 24,000 public high schools across 50 states and the District of Columbia. Nearly 18,000 schools were ranked on six factors based on their performance on state assessments and how well they prepare students for college.

At the state level, Circleville High School came in at 266/902 scored schools in the rankings (Top 30%) and 7,003/17,792 (Top 40%) in the country. For Circleville High Schools complete U.S. News Report Card click the link here for your review.

At its core, the rankings are comprised using a methodology from the North Carolina-based-RTI International, a global nonprofit social science research firm. The model measures six key components as a part of its rankings and are as follows:

  • College readiness (30% of the ranking): The percentage of 12th graders  who took at least one AP or IB exam during high school and the percentage of 12th graders who passed at least one AP or IB exam in high school. Passing is weighted three times more than taking.
  • College curriculum breadth (10%): The percentage of 12th graders who took a wide variety of AP and IB courses across the multiple disciplines and the percentage of 12th graders who passed them. Passing is weighted three times more than taking.
  • Reading and math proficiency (20%): Measures how well students scored on state assessments that measure proficiency in reading and mathematics. Passing these assessments can be required for graduation. Examples of assessments include Smarter Balanced in California and STAAR in Texas.
  • Reading and math performance (20%): The difference between how students performed on state assessments and what U.S. News predicted based on a school’s student body. U.S. News’ modeling across all 50 states and the District of Columbia indicates that the proportions of students who receive subsidized school lunch, are black and are Hispanic, are highly predictive of a school’s reading and math scores.
  • Underserved student performance (10%): How well the student population receiving subsidized school lunch, and black and Hispanic populations perform on state assessments relative to statewide performance among students not in those subgroups.
  • Graduation rate (10%): For the 2020 rankings, the graduation rate corresponds to the 2018 graduation cohort who would have entered ninth grade in the 2014-15 school year. The high school graduation rates were collected directly from each state along with the math and reading assessment data. (source

2020-06-09 14_41_23-WindowCircleville High School offers a robust, student-centered selection of offerings to prepare students for a career in the workforce, the military, college and beyond. Through building relationships with our students and families, our 9th-12th grade students build an academic road map that is dynamic in design with an emphasis on literacy, digital literacy and Science Technology Engineering Mathematics (STEM), and career development.

In developing students for the careers of tomorrow, Circleville High School is home to 36 College Credit Plus offerings, a national award winning robotics program, drone club, with plans to formally launch an Esports team in 2021. Additionally, courses in SportsMed Technologies, Woods and Construction Methods, Broadcasting (Tiger TV), and a wealth of art and music offerings firmly plant Circleville High School as a school of opportunity for 2020 and beyond.

For more information on Circleville High School and K-12 offerings, visit our district Quality Profile page at the link (here).

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