ECHS November Newsletter

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ECHS Students and Parents,

We hope this Newsletter finds you well. The last two weeks have been very busy ones at ECHS. While our existing students were busy with their classes, assessments, and creating their Winter Term schedule, our staff were welcoming and orientating new students joining ECHS as a part of our Winter Term Cohort. We are so very excited to welcome these new students to our program.

For all of our parents, in the newsletter this month there is an invitation to join our ECHS Parent Steering Group. We would love your help and feedback and we hope that you will consider joining. The goal for this group is to provide feedback on how we can improve our program and better support and serve our students and families. Please click the link in the article below if you are able to join during our first scheduled meeting on December 14th or any other meetings in the future.

Finally, I am sure that June feels like a long way away, but for our seniors and our senior parents, we have included a link below to a graduation website that includes initial tentative graduation information, cap and gown ordering information along with a graduation F.A.Q . We will continue to update the graduation website and post it to each ECHS newsletter between now and June as information and state in-person gathering guidelines evolve.

Thank you all for your support, and we hope you all have a well deserved and relaxing Thanksgiving Break.

Michael Crandall

Principal, Early College High School

New ECHS Parents- Mid-Term Progress Reports Submitted on November 6th

Parents, all new ECHS students are required to submit a Mid-Term Progress Report (MTPR) to their counselor by November 6th. The MTPR contains feedback from each of your student's professors on current grades, task completion, attendance, as well as feedback on areas of challenge and areas where students are excelling in their courses.

Parents, now that students have submitted their MTPR, now is an excellent opportunity for you to have a conversation with your student about their progress in their courses. We highly encourage you to check in with your student on the feedback their professors have provided.

ECHS Parent Steering Group

Parents, ECHS is developing a Parent Steering Group. This group will provide feedback on how we can better support our students and families and on the development of parent information sessions throughout the year.

We would love your help and guidance. Our first meeting is scheduled for December 14th, at 5:30pm. If you are interested in being a part of this group and can make it to this meeting, or any future meetings, please add your name to the linked form:

Thank you for your support.

Thanksgiving Break At PCC and ECHS

Students and parents, please note that there is a slight discrepancy between PCC and ECHS Thanksgiving holiday hours:

  • PCC is closed Thursday and Friday, November 26th-28th
  • ECHS staff are on Thanksgiving Break starting on Wednesday, November 25th through Friday, November 28th.

*Students, you will need to check your syllabi for your class hours on Wednesday, November 25th. Some professors are holding their synchronous class sessions, while others have chosen to cancel their class sessions on Wednesday.

Fall Term Finals Schedule and Winter Break

PCC Fall Term Final Exam Schedule:

  • Finals start Monday, December 7th
  • Fall Finals and Term ends Sunday, December 13th
  • Fall Term Grades are posted and final Tuesday, December 15th.

Students please note: your final exam dates and times are not always the same as your regularly scheduled class meeting time. Please check your syllabus for the correct date and time of your Fall Term Final.

Winter Break and ECHS Staff Hours- While PCC classes and finals are complete for our students by Friday, December 11th. ECHS staff are working and are available for student and parent meetings through December 18th.

Class of 2021 Graduation Information

Senior Students and Parents.. Preliminary ECHS Graduation Information

ECHS Graduation:

When: Tuesday, June 15th, 7:00pm

Location: TBD

The date, time, and format of our 2021 graduation ceremony will be subject to Oregon in-person gathering guidelines, so please consider the information above as tentative.

As things are tentative and there are a great many moving parts to graduation, we have created a Graduation Website linked below with ECHS graduation information, cap and gown ordering information and answers to Frequently Asked Questions.

ECHS 2021 Graduation Website and FAQ

For those of you that are planning on participating in your home or cross-enrolled high school graduation ceremony, please make sure that you check their websites for updated information on their plans.

Seniors: Portland State University Admissions Workshop

Portland State University is offering a virtual Admissions Workshop for students considering attending PSU in Fall 2021. The workshop will be held on December 2nd from, 12:30-2pm.

During this workshop you'll receive support completing the PSU application and learn about next steps in the application process and you'll received an expedited admission decision. Your $50 application fee will be deferred. Participating in this event does not require you to attend PSU, it just gives you the opportunity to be admitted. This event is for seniors only.